This is the travelblog of Cyril Ducau and Niccolo Manno on their adventure from London (Cyril), Munich (Niccolo) to Hong Kong on motorbikes.
It took us short of 3 months to do 20,000km on bikes, trains and planes. We crossed the following countries together:

Austria - Italy - Slovenia - Croatia - Serbia - Bulgaria - Turkey - Georgia - Azerbaijan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan - Russia - Mongolia - China - Hong Kong

On this site you will find some info on both of us, our bikes, some of our friendly helpers in Hong Kong and London and loads of pictures on our trip. 

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Our path

Our path
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Friday, February 29, 2008

London D-1 - Lastest Packing and Loading Tests

Exhausting motocross training yesterday but this was SO usefull - clearly a must for whoever is doing a long motorbike trip. Felt about 10 times during the day but learnt a lot about off-roard riding and the limit of the bike. One of the guy with us broke both his wrist and his ankle... didn't push myself too much at the end of the day when the fatigue kicked in but definitely got a taste of what we gonna get exposed to.

Today is D-1 for the London start. I packed up all the equipement and had a go at loading everything on the bike. This was not too bad; not much space left but the weight is not influencing the handling of the bike too much. Maddy will not have much space on the pillon seat though...


Drinks with a few friends tonight at the Westbourne Pub and then tomorrow is the London-Brussels leg. Weather is expected to deteriorate from Sunday onwards... rain rain rain all the way to Austria - Nicco, je vais arriver toute mouillée!


1 comment:

Christian said...

Le livre de Jean-Luois Etienne, tu crois vraiment que tu vas le lire?

CL

A BIG THANK YOU TO:

Cyril:
- Maddy, the head of our "London HQ", special technical and weather advisor, and because she is simply the best and has been so supportive over the last few months
- My family and friends for their understanding and moral support
- Robert Roe (alias Bob) from Motoselect Franham for preparing the bike with such good care
- Anastasia from thevisacompany for helping me deal with so much red tape
- Claudio von Planta for sharing his valuable experience on Long-way Round and Long-way Down and answering so many of our questions
- Ronnie, Emmanuel and Benjamin for their enthusiast support and precious advise
- The Techtransalp team for their excellent website and advertising our adventure

Niccolo:
- clearly Manon as she has always been supportive of this trip even though this means 3 months without me
- My mother for not giving up on me, for receiving all the parcels at home in Austria and for not freaking out!
- Amy and Steve for pushing over several months to keep focus on the organisation
- Xavier, for trusting me to be in France in June and be his best man at his wedding
- Cyril, for posting our tracks on the blog
- Louis, for looking into getting Continental to sponsor us
- Romain, for getting us the Turkmen visas
- My friends for all telling me "DO IT"!
- Claudio von Planta, Sambor and Maciej for sharing their great experiences on their numerous motorbike trips
- Henry, Yau and Tan from BMW HK for their support with the bike, the preparation and the bike sale
- Yasser, Mark, Michael and Christoph from BMW Munich for their help with all the accessories and the last minute bike purchase
- Bertrand and Alice for your help with the tyres in Almaty