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Day 78 - 80 (26/28 May 2013) - Our touring style has changed a little bit. It seems that we have finally realized, that we are not on a time-constrained vacation, but rather on a long-term, long-haul tour. We get up late and stay up late and we like to hang out a little bit longer in one spot. So it's not
This is not going to be a topic about whether or not you should tour with drops bars, butterfly (trekking) bars, or flat bars. We are not trying to stir up the old and never ending debates on which handlebar is better for touring over the other, we’ll leave this for the bike tourists sitting at home. We have toured using all three mentioned above and each has their pros and cons.

Day 72 - 74 1/2 (20/22 May 2013) - We are ready to leave Meknes and want to head into the Middle Atlas Mountains toward Ifrane. Supposedly there is a campground in town where we want to stay for a couple of days. Although Meknes was relatively laid back we are ready to leave the busy cities and want to go

Discovering Meknes

We decide to take one of the Petit-taxis to explore the old part of Meknes and to do some sight seeing. The ride is quite interesting. Sometimes the one-lane road is turned into a two- or three-lane road. People cross right in front of our little car. Other cars turn left and right directly in front of us as
Day 68 & 69 (16 /17 May 2013) - We woke up early and were eager to get out of this unpleasant room and this trashy town. We wanted to get back out into the clean countryside to take a break in a field, cook some coffee, and eat breakfast. We are in such a hurry to get out of town, that we do not even notice the signs and side streets on our way. After finding a spot and filling our bellies, we continue on for a few miles. Eventually we notice that our route and our map are not syncing well together.
Day 66 & 67 (14 /15 May 2013) - After another huge, tasty breakfast, we pack up and head south deeper into Morocco. We are going to cycle along the Moroccan Atlantic Coast. The way out of town is a little nerve wrecking initially. There are many trucks, an abundance of petit and grand taxis, and lots of little scooters and tuck-tucks trying to claim their space on this road, not
Day 65 (13 May 2013) - After a huge, tasty, breakfast on the terrace, we headed off to find the bus station for long term busses. Since we heard that it is difficult to take the bikes on the trains, we thought about taking a bus to Marrakech and then ride North, back toward Tangier. [singlepic id=1396 w=520 h=440 float=center]   After a long walk through the old
Day 64 (12 May 2013) - It is a short ride from Algeciras to Tarifa, where we catch the ferry to Morocco.  On our way there we have to climb two more mountains. As we reach the the second hilltop, we see dozens of windmills turning so quickly it is dizzying to watch them as we ride by. The winds along the Straights of
Day 63 ( 11 May 2013) - In the morning we had a quick bite to eat. Slowly we are getting better at ordering our breakfast; however, we are not always sure what we are pointing at to have on our toast. There are usually a multitude of spreads available, all kinds of Pates, some sort of