SierraNevadaAdventures (SNA) offers guided motorcycle tours throughout the historic California Gold Country to remote wagon routes and passes over the Sierra Nevada High Country to the Eastern Sierra.
Mark -the founder of SNA- has guided hundreds of dual sport riders on thousands of miles of dual sport adventure rides throughout the Sierra Nevada, Death Valley or Lost Coast. His passion for dual sport adventure has reached faraway remote places in all the western states including spectacular national parks. He pretty much lives on a bike and REV’IT! gear is almost like a second home to him.
For years Mark has been a great REV’IT! ambassador; due to the countless hours spend on his bike in extreme situations he is able to provide us with valuable feedback and useful insights. The last few months Mark has been riding in our Poseidon GTX jacket and trousers. Because it makes us proud, we would like to share his thoughts on our newest adventure jacket and pants with you.
When it comes to “extreme adventure” there’s no compromise on durability, protective armor, warmth and waterproof protection. I’m happy to report, the new REV’IT! Poseidon jacket and pants are the definition of “extreme adventure” touring gear. The Poseidon GORE-TEX® jacket and pants provide the highest quality, go-anywhere, waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex shell in a highly protective multi-season motorcycle adventure apparel.
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Year after year the Spanish friends from the Transiberica Team, go on an one week adventure. With heavy bikes they ride through beautiful scenic places, and as usual they search for the best dirt and off-road tracks. This year’s adventure took place on the open and dry roads of Morocco. Small dunes and sandy areas are no problem to cross with light dirt bikes but they did it with their heavy bikes: the BMW 1200 GS the famous Yamaha Super Teneré and the KTM 950 Super Enduro. They drove 3000 km in 8 days and their first day started in the pouring rain.
When they reach the famous “plateuu du Rekam” which is for most of the adventurers rides in Morocco the first escape from the asphalt, they realize that the heavy rain of the last days has converted the normally dry routes into muddy hell road. After a challenging start they reach Missour and enjoy the perfect dirt off road tracks in the sun. They tackle sand roads and try to keep their bikes above the surface. It is a beautiful scenery but not easy to ride.
As they continue their way to Merzouga and M’hamid they ride the Ramlia pass. It is one of the most challenging parts of this adventure. It is wide, sandy, dry river and to pass through it you have to be fit as it drains all your energy and very strong as it keeps trying to throw you of your bike. They try to find their way to Tata by riding over incredible sand dunes. Here is where the first bike breaks down when the ventilation system decides it has been enough for the day. The others continue to ride and after the endless dunes they enter a big open field, it is a magical place that just invites you to open the throttle to discover you simply have no limit. It is the ultimate playfield for motorcyclists. When at the end of the day they reach Tata they are surprised to find their friend already there with a running bike; in Morocco they can and will fix anything.
They have two days to go and need to climb the mountain to reach Ouarzazate. When they enter the mountain pass they are warned; road extremely dangerous due to heavy rain fall. They have no choice but to start climbing the mountain; some spaces are so narrow they hardly fit through, half way another bike breaks down and at the top at 2900m they find lots of snow, but they have made it. In order to descend they have to do some hard work as the road is covered by snow. There is no other option then to clear the roads with their gloved hands; it is all part of the adventure. They have an easy going last day as they ride through the forest. Their only mission is to make it to the ferry that brings them home at the end of the day.
Next year the Transiberica friends will set out on a new adventure with their big bikes in a different place but this year’s trip to Morocco has been one to remember. If you ever want to go for serious off road riding; Morocco is the perfect place to go to as you get to ride all different terrains in one week.