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Bamako By Vespa

January 22, 2012

Three Norwegians are taking part in an overland rally event called Budapest-Bamako on Vespa scooters. The rally is described as a poor-man’s Dakar and is not unlike the early days of the most famous desert rally, now run in South America for security reasons. The trio are just taking part in the African leg of the journey ending in Guinea Bissau (Yes, I just linked to the CIA World FactBook. Just want to remind people that there is information on the interwebs other than on Wikipedia!), but still no easy task as it appears to be the most challenging part. Their web site and their facebook page detail their progress and challenges. When you think making a trip across a few States in the US for Amerivespa is going to be too difficult, read up here an get motivated to put your big boy pants on and ride.

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2 Responses to “Bamako By Vespa”

  1. Steve WilliamsNo Gravatar on January 22nd, 2012 7:41pm

    I need to get some big boy pants. And a box full of time and do some hardcore riding. Thanks for sharing the story. Easy to think my own little rides are difficult…

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

  2. BrookeNo Gravatar on January 22nd, 2012 7:53pm

    I write that as I will only have to cross one border and a few hundred miles.

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