Friday, July 23, 2010

How I caught the Motorcycling Bug

From 1993 - 1995 I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal in West Africa. We were given Suzuki TS125 motos to get around the region where we were assigned. Our training consisted of the MSF BRC which was 3 days long, plus 3 days of moto maintenance where we more or less took the bikes apart and put them back together. Once we were placed in our villages, we had to do all the regular maintenance ourselves. Larger issues we could usually find someone in a village or larger town to work on the bikes. I lived in the Nioro region of Senegal, which is just north of the Gambia near the town of Kaolack.
This is part of the Sahel and we rode in the deep sand there. Good times!

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