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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Monday, March 3, 2008

D-1 for Niccolo

Today is D-1 for me. Cyril must be on his way down to Austria as we speak. He was in FFM yesterday night. Poor guy, he had to drive in some horrendous storm in Europe. I hope the weather will be nicer in the next days.
I have some pictures from my bike at the BMW dealer, the bike whilst being prepared for the trip and the stuff that I will need to take with me. There is a LOT of stuff, but don't worry, some is for Cyril as well. By the way, I had a short hair cut...should last me a while and I like the beard! Today I resigned. I feel ready to go now.



3 comments:

Amy Me said...

Well men always look like they have more street cred with less hair, so now hopefully the bandits will only come at night. You better get Cyril to shave it all off too, or else he'll just be a liability. I think however to really tell them who's boss, you need to take the bike to the right instead of the one above. Do you need me to define "street-cred" for you now? Peace out... and remember to throw the deuce when you pass local cops in kazakhstan.

Anonymous said...

Agree - Cyril, you need to get a bandit haircut to go with your beard
Good luck guys! We are all thinking about you
BiXXX

Anonymous said...

Bix - va falloir qu,on parle de la signaletique sur les autoroutes belges... Quel bordel ! je reussis a m'y perdre

A bientot

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