“Happy New Year! If interested in an incredible bikepacking adventure for 2021 I highly recommend the Morocco Bike Adventure on 9 October. Its a great adventure for anyone and also a serious test for any competitive racer who can hold it together physically and mentally for a few weeks, the time which it will take to finish the 3000 km of the optional long route. The route combines a diverse range of incredible scenery and surfaces including shifting desert sands, rough piste and gravel. Strategy, logistics, planning, adaptability and resilience will be needed as riders will be seriously isolated with few and meagre options for resupply in rural Morocco where on occasions you may only find a few packet of wafer biscuits and tins of tuna. Andi Buchs has put years of work into this race and has divised a route which is simply breathtaking. The best thing is that this event doesn’t attract too many entrants so participants can mostly enjoy the route and experience as if out there on her/his own. However, when you do meet another participant on the course its just beautiful.”
Photo : Steffen Streich – The first finisher of Morocco Bike-Adventure 2019.
He is an Ultra endurance bicycle racer, living on Lesvos island, Greece. Steffen participated and won many ultra endurance bikepacking events including the inaugural 7400km NorthCape-Tarifa.com bike adventure – the longest road bikepacking event!
His solo sprint of 757 km, 12,512 vertical climbing into the finish line in Tarifa in 44 hours, is an impressive example of human mind and body working together for hours and days back to back making and incredible Victory. True grit!
While working on the website I came again over this photo with Daniel in the descent from Tizi-n’Ouano 2910m, with almost 3000m altitude one of the highest drivable roads in north Africa. Steffen told me, it was one of the best downhills in his life. I waited on the route up there with my camera and the 200mm objective mounted. Without mobile access it was difficult to catch him and while waiting for him, i had a nice chat with a kit looking for the sheeps of the family up in the mountains. He was very interested about the world, about my gear, about the riders and he knew a lot. He remembered exactly the date of the early snowfall a year ago, that made it unpossible for me, to cross the pass with my bike, even i made it higher up as any car, and i had to return at about 2500m altitude where more then 1m snow was on the road. The boy had only old sandals on his feet. And after i made the last Photos from Daniel, already far down, he asked, if i have some old shoes for him. Sadly i had only the one i weard myself. But he was very happy, when i offered him a pack of chips.
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