Video: Fabien Barel and Mark Weir Do Morocco

Oct 25, 2012 at 0:06
Oct 25, 2012
by Eyesdown Films  
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Planes, trains and automobiles! In sha’Allah

The Mojo Trail Diaries were intended to show people how capable the modern trail bike has become – to encourage people to spread their wings and try something new, the bike and suspension won’t hold you back! In the previous edits in the series we climbed hills, munros and mountains, hit jump spots, slippy and grippy singletrack and rocky scree fields. We’ve had Aaron Gwin, Fabien Barel, Steve Peat, Guy Martin and even web susperstar Danny Mackaskill! During the ‘England, Wales and Scotland’ edits we’ve subjected those boys to wind, rain, sleet, snow, fog and basically bikes and riders have always come up trumps. There is nothing we could throw at the modern trailbike that it could not do!

Photos for the Mojo Trail Diary Part 1 Morocco blog post.

So where do we go now to show the riders who may be stuck in a rut a new way to get out of it?

Not Whistler! Let’s go to Africa? More specifically Morocco’s Atlas mountains!

Mark Weir, Fabien Barel and the Mojo van are already at the Trans Provence the week prior to our plan, Chris P is riding around Spain on his touring motorcycle? So everyone’s already halfway there right?

Ferry strikes, unplanned Chunnel journeys, biblically wet weather in France and Spain, flights via Madrid, Nice and Casablanca, lost luggage and a final Mojo van-dash from Malaga to Marrakech in a day via Algeciras/Tanger! What could go wrong?

Photos for the Mojo Trail Diary Part 1 Morocco blog post.

Video & Photos by Eyesdown Films (Facebook)

Words by Chris Porter (Mojo Suspension)

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  • + 10
 I really enjoyed that video and cant wait to see the next episode. It was great to see the kids just having a blast with the riders and the bikes. Kids are all the same no matter what part of the world they live. They have that curiosity and innocence that always puts a smile on my face. They can ride my bike anytime and hopefully be the next generation of shredders! Thanks guys for being positive role models for our sport and for the kids!
  • + 9
 cool to see fabien enjoying life after dh. travel, friends, ride..perfect.
  • + 7
 That ridge was nuts!
  • + 4
 Fabien Bare´s videos are all time the best this year.....
  • + 1
 Nice video. Looks like a fun trip & a really cool place.
The wife fancies Morocco for a family holiday - might consider it now! Smile
  • + 1
 This was too cool! I wonder how many of those kids are going to start becoming rippers since they watched how these guys ride?
  • + 15
 Highly unlikely given that one of those bikes costs more than what their family will bring in all year. Even a semi decent beater bike would be tough to come by I would bet. Sadly, the one downside of this sport: it's inaccessible for most people.
  • + 4
 Wonder how many talents there might be...
  • + 3
 yeah finally somthing about Morocco, thank you pinkbike
  • + 1
 great trails you got here! you know the place? ps: saha aidkoum
  • + 1
 chokran frère saha aidkoum aussi, dans la vidéo c'est à Marrakech mais je sais pas où exactement, d'habitude il y a des société spécialisées de tourisme qui organise ce genre de voyage d'excurtion, dans tous les cas je vais faire de mon mieux pour chercher la place exactement et tu sera le bienvenu chez moi pour qu'on fait l'aventure ensemble
  • + 1
 merci c'est tres gentil a toi, merhba bik aussi fi koul wakt Smile
  • + 3
 Fabien Barel = Favourite rider of all time
  • + 1
 Same here man.
  • + 1
 Sweet riding! What kind of stem is Fabien riding? Looks like, hmm, eee, minus lenght? The bars are just on the top of the steering tube...
  • + 3
 correct mate there is no stem, it's the way forward Smile
  • + 2
 Mondraker forward geometry. Inspired by MX machines
  • + 0
 I used to have a zero length stem in 99 on a freeride hardtail. It was huge and chunky, but a nice machined piece.
  • + 2
 Mammal, I have that stem on my dh bike at the moment!
  • + 1
 What a cool place to ride! That red earth area looked very unique. Awesome video and the handlebar mustache's cap it off for me!
  • + 3
 no fair, i wanna push Fabiens bike up a hill!
  • + 2
 Stevie Smith rules!!! Nobody noticed?
  • + 1
 SO RAD !! Always wanted to go there its decided !! All of them look like they enjoy it a lot!
  • + 1
 I just met Rachel B. on FB today....Man you guys ROCK!!!
  • + 2
 haha Thanks.

Great job on the edit guys!! looks awesome = )
  • + 1
 Man I can't wait till I get out of work later to ride! Sweet vid.
  • + 1
 hahaha too funny Big Grin hahaha
  • + 1
 all those those fuzzy fu manchus? whats up with that?
  • + 1
 They used the kids to push their bikes up , lol.
  • + 1
 Life isn't fair.
  • + 1
 Great video!

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