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My bike doesn't start anymore and I’m alone in the desert of Mauritania 🇲🇷 |S7 - E18|
- Published on Mar 26, 2023 veröffentlicht
- This episode is part 2 of a crazy desert adventure where I attempted to follow the train tracks of the Iron Ore train that runs 700 kilometers through the Sahara. About halfway, I crash, and my motorcycle doesn't start anymore. Time for plan B. Or C, or D. Any plan really.
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Please watch the full video before commenting on what went wrong 😂 To already answer some suggestions.. yes I tried rocking the bike to get the gear to change but in deep sand it did not move an inch 😢 I pulled in the clutch while trying to start the bike, as it was in gear and my bike will normally always start in gear when the clutch is pulled. Except for this time.. 🙃 If my bike would always only start in neutral, I would have moved heaven and earth to get it in neutral. But because my bike normally also starts in gear, this wasn’t the only thing I was thinking of 🙌 seeing it work out in the end makes everything perhaps look simple and obvious but for me, standing there in the sand next to a bike that didn’t start for the first time in 50.000 kilometers, things did not look very simple and obvious at all 😂
My sugg. Was answered.
It looks like at 20:40 you ride on to something where was water maybe a long time ago, loved this episode, ❤❤❤
Don’t worry Noraly …….. the main thing is you got it going again. I would have been totally scared if it happened to me in the middle of a desert. You did amazing to keep your cool after getting thrown off the bike. Pay no attention to the Monday morning quarter backs. I wonder what the temp is like during the day when you are riding…….. if it is over 30 it must be exhausting with the helmet overheating. I know I find it tough when it is that hot and you are exerting yourself.
Stay safe and thank you for the wonderful videos as always. Love you girl
maybe the switch sensor on your clutch lever got disconnected so it did not know the clutch was pulled in that would cause this behaviour for sure
We Mauritanians 🇲🇷🇲🇷are all Ahmeds, hospitality and helping foreigners is in our blood. the culture of mutual aid comes from the desert where unity is a strength
N brother you break down near me n i do SAME for you..USA
I found that when I was in Sudan... such hospitable people
و لا تنسى ان تقول ان الاسلام هو من يفرض علينا مساعدة الاخرين كعابر سبيل مثلا ،
In all my travels around the world I found that most people are good people and will go well out of their way to help someone in need. What a lovely guy Ahmad is!
Thank you for visiting my country which very few know anything about. Welcome to Mauritania ❤
You'll never see this on the news or in hollywood, thanks too real people showing realities from the ground , All the best. Thank you Ahmad May God bless you
In the news and the hollywood there is only islamophobia
what an experience. Mauritanian people are so reliable, friendly, and helpful.
WOW Ahmed you are a GIANT of a man! Thank you for your kindness (Greetings from Australia 😊)
Ahmad is a king among men. Going such a distance to help out a total stranger. What an amazing guy!
Respect the guest
It really is Ahmad, another name for Muhammed!
Abosuletly love that so many good humans are helping out when there is an issue for her. I always try to help people. And Glad others are too! 🙏🙏🙏
Es verdad !
For future reference.
You don't need to push the bike to release the pressure off the gears. Just put pressure on the rear wheel whilst someone jiggles the gear lever into neutral.
I think you are right about the need to take the pressure off the gears to get out of third. Seems the sort of thing all motorcyclist's should know about. I wonder if she tried pulling in the clutch to start in gear. I do think all the electronics and inhibitors of modern machines could be a liability in remote spot's but thankfully it wasn't that.
Sitting on the bike and rocking it back and forth while trying to shift gear works best when you are alone
You can be out in a desert and miles away from anything ans STILL flies can be around you in a minute... Always amazes me.
Ahmed is the bomb! What a gem, trust in humanity maintained!
Another angel riding on your shoulder Noraly, this time in the form of Ahmed of Mauritania. What a wonderful example of human kindness and generosity of spirit. So inspiring. Thank you Noraly and Ahmed!
Спасибо всем путешественникам, через них мы узнаем что везде есть добрые люди
Да я и без них это знал, наверное просто в России это узнают последними.
What a nice feeling to know that there are really good people on this earth helping others with great hospitality. God bless you and Ahmad
What an adventure and problem we'll provided for and solved. Ahmad is a wonderful friend and kind helpful gentleman! Thank you for your awesome support of Itchy Boots!
It's so cool watching her go to all these places and meeting so many nice people!
What a fantasic and hospitable help from these friendly Maurethanian people. They of course understand what it means to be standed in the desert. We are all so thankful of their warm hearts!
Encantado com a receptividade do povo da Mauritânia ... saudações do Brasil !!
What a star Ahmed was . I have good friends that would be reluctant to drive 5 hours on paved roads to help me out, and he did it for a stranger , a super star of the desert. And they treated you so well. North African hospitality is shining out to the world. Glad your safe Noraly.
Not to mention the 5-hour return drive! Hooray for Achmed and all the others!
I think in this region, where a person left alone in the desert is doomed to death, altruism and mutual assistance are natural behavior for the local population, otherwise it is impossible to survive in this world of death.
You need better friends, I’d do it for you and I don’t even know you
One of the things that I've learned over the years watching Noraly is just how nice people are all over the world.
Such a captivating season! The people you encounter are so generous and kind. You and the people you meet inspire me.
Wow! What beautiful a county! The scenery and the people make it so. Thank you for sharing your adventure and a glimpse of the good side of humanity. So refreshing.
I really enjoyed watching you trying to communicate with the villagers in this episode. What a great adventure!
Absolutely heartwarming to hear how helpful all the local people were when you had a problem
One of the most amazing episodes so far. Even in a situation like this - in the middle of nowhere in the desert - Noraly keeps calm and always finds a solution. Big respect! Also incredible that everybody tries to help when someone has a problem. They look after it as if it was their problem. The people of Mauritania are amazing.
I just can't get over how wonderful everyone is - especially Ahmed - great man and hero❤️
Now, THIS was adventure!
It was so charming to see your interactions with the locals. Their kindness and generosity of spirit reaffirm our bond of humanity.
This was another of the many times you’ve proved that political and cultural differences fall by the wayside when we realize that we’re all in this together.
This is awesome! The people, the help along the way! I'm praying you continue to get divine provisions, protection in your travels!
May Gpd bless that kind man for going out of his way to help you. Such kindness and compassion. Safe travels.
So glad you made it through. Sometimes relying on local knowledge and generosity is the absolute right thing to do and is it's own adventure.
I'm so impressed with the Mauritania locals, how they went out of their way to help, a big 👍 🇲🇷
These are very kind people
ماشاء الله عليكم يا أهلنا في موريتانيا أهل فزعة والله .. ما أجمل بلادكم تحياتي لأهلنا في موريتانيا العلم والعلماء .. أخوكم من السعودية 🇸🇦🇸🇦🌹
Mauritanian people thanks for looking after her😊. Marty Australia
@Ahmed Abubakar People like that make me want to reward them.
I am not. Andrew, keep it in your shorts bud.
I admire your courage and adventure. Truly wonderful and great people you meet. Mauritania is surely blessed with such great people.
This was almost as heart-stopping as being in 16 Tornado warnings in Arkansas. I think, I'll emigrate to Panama! Love your spirit, Noraly. Keep going!
I enjoy your videos because you are genuine and down to earth. Youre not faking things or making things happen like TV reality shows do. Youre just documenting things as it happens and thats really cool.
So impressive how calm and collected you stay in circumstances like this.
And you spread happiness during your journey and that happiness comes back to you in the form of these lovely people.❤
Big thanks to Ahmed. Also to all the people of Mauritania 🇲🇷 ❤
thank you too❤
Tremenda aventura y qué buena oportunidad para concer a gente tan maravillosa!
Que grata surpresa esse canal 👏👏👏👏
Amazing adventure. Lovely people. Great job Alaska! Love to know more about those formations in the desert. Peace be upon Achmed🙏. 👏👏👏
You certainly have met some remarkable people along your journeys. Always inspired by your attitude and spirit. I look forward to being able to sit and watch your videos whenever I get the chance.
What an adventure! Loraly you are a true ambassador of bridging cultures. It seems as any problem you encounter is always an opportunity for you to make more new friends. So thankful for all those who helped you during this breakdown. Ride safe Loraly, we love you dearly. Looking forward to the next ride with anticipation and wonder.
I nearly had tears in my eyes! This episode showed so much about humanity, kindness and friendship. It's a lighthouse in these dark times! Bedankt, Noraly!
perfectly put Uwe - she's 'a lighthouse'!
Great you had several options to call for help, and were well prepared with shelter and water.....those are the lessons from this episode. As for people helping, my father spent years travelling the world on his boat and told me "everywhere people are the same, only the architecture changes". That small nugget of wisdom/observation gave me confidence to travel without planning everything in advance.
Ahmed! You legend. May your days be filled with blessings.
nossa eu admiro sua coragem, você e um mulher espetacular Deus te acompanhe sempre.
Thank you so much for your honest portrayal of your anxiety during this training. As a newer rider I face this obstacle(anxiety) a lot and seeing you work through it helps a ton! Always inspiring Amanda thank w!
What an amazing adventure. Lucky to have some good people in Mauritania.
It never ceases to amaze me that even in times of distress not only that you keep your cool but you manage to get a whole town involved in helping you plus a man that you met for just a short time to drive for over 5 hours to come and give you a hand. That is a testament of the kind of person you are and the respect and kindness you show to others. And kudos to the people of the town and the gentleman who helped you for being so willing to help a stranger.
It is her warm personality, her beauty doesn't hurt either.
Thats easy… White single girl in the Desert.
@Jon Am No it's not that my friend
Muslims are obligated to do so.
I don't understand why you guys think that it's something weird to do
@Dude Leboski Aren’t you a gentleman. 🙄
@Dude Leboski “ White single girl in the Desert ! Really ? If that’s in their mind, they would have used her and burry under the sand and no one would ever know right ? So why they don’t do it because they have the complete knowledge about Almighty is watching all of their actions. And they are obliged to help someone in need,rather than fantasizing about flesh and bones 🙏🏻
Muito hardcore andar no asfalto já é difícil Quem dirá na terra e com sol quente deste Parabéns pela Aventura muito top Você se garante muito conteúdo ficou 10..
No matter what country, no matter what culture, no matter what race, there is always people willing to help! So cool!
I'm so happy about all the help that you received for all those beautiful people, and by your Ángel. I think the Alaska don't start because continue drive would be very difficult without that help and love from them. Greetings from Guatemala ❤
What incredible people, I’m sure folk can sense your passion, honesty and kindness and that’s why you have it returned in bucket loads! I’ve said it before best adventure bike channel by a country mile, ‘often imitated never duplicated’ ✊🏍💨 rihlat amna 🙏
I could only dream of an adventure like this; the monotony of life holds us back. Really awesome that I could experience the thrill through your videos. Tc!
I’ve been learning through this channel just how incredibly kind people are all over the world 🌍. Itchy Boots you’re a legend for showing the peoples true hospitality anywhere you travel. 👍🏼
What lovely people! Noraly has a way of showing us the humanity that we do often forget is out there.
Well done for you Noraly for keeping calm! Good circumstances only 2 klm away! Good people for helping, as mostly everywhere in the world! Continue safely!
What great people you run into so willing to help,these videos always make me feel good,now back to the bike it might have been possible to lay the bike on its side and rotate the back wheel to free the transmission best guess only ❤
One thing I cringe about is fixing a mechanical issue without knowing what I did to fix the issue. Great episode please keep it going! RockOn
We can all breathe a sigh of relief. Great job!
Noraly is also highly thoughtful and ethical. After her bike started, she could have taken off or gotten the ride to the next town by the mayor. But Ahmed drove 6 hours to help, and she respectfully waited for him.
I keep watching because you seem so genuine and kind! Thank you.
One of the most incredible experiences I've witnessed on your channel. Those people are true humanitarians. Amazing people.
Glad to see you are ok, what fantastic people you have met!
Now that is a special tour from a tourism officer! Ahmad is amazing!
“So, all is good.” Words to live by! Ahmed, you are the best.😃
The people of Mauritania are fabulous and friendly and so willing to go that extra mile to help you in the middle of the desert. The world is filled with so many good people. A very nail biting episode 😬
Who's helping u all are angel's.... thanks for all helping people's in a biggest desert....and u also ....have a wonderful and safe journey.... Love from Mumbai India.....🎉🎉🎉❤❤❤
Such amazingly friendly people, you are so cute may you have safe adventures ahead
What a great episode! Such welcoming and a helpful people.
Great friends in remote places!!! Glad to see you riding again
I love Mauritania and Mauritanians, such welcoming hospitable people, I had the best time over there back in 2017, many fond memories!
Much thanks to Ahmed, the Gendarmerie and the Mayor of the next town for helping to save "our" Noraly. We will never forget you generous men.
I hope they can read your vlog to see how much people here appreciate them for helping! Also, is it possible for you to send Ahmed some $$ for all that driving and time?
♥️♥️love for Ahmed form india and you make this world is so special place to live !!!
@Robin Krop Ahmed has nowhere to put his dollars)
Yes we do, thank you very much
You never disappoint for adventure. Love the people you meet 🙏🏻🇨🇦
What wonderful adventures you have... be safe. All the best!
Not sure how you get by sometimes but you do, I don't ride any motorcycle without knowing all of its ins and outs and all the tools needed to fix if something does happen. You seem to get help no matter where you go. Not all of us have that luck!! Stay safe!!
Yeah …..i have been thinking same ever since her ride started from India to this day, she got stuck in worse situations & conditions but somehow she got rescued or help came by……don’t know if she is lucky or blessed or things seems easy only in videos.
Also in these situations she is so calm, if i were in her shoes i perhaps be worried or taking gods name or probably chanting some mantras.
And being female can do these rides to remote areas with almost no resources on a regular basis awestruck me….
I have been riding from last 10 years mostly in north, eastern, western states of India either solo or with groups but always prefer to ride in sunlight or go by usual roads. I means barely chooses empty or unconstructed roads.
what she is doing in every continent, I can’t do it in my own country. May be i think to much or worry to much i dont know…..
Salute her boss🙌👏🏻
Wow what an amazing episode!!!! Thanks to all those who helped you out.
You are a true inspiration! Congratulations for having the courage to fulfill your dreams. Wish you the Best of luck on all of your adventures!
There are 1,630,000 of us breathing a sigh of relief! Ahmed, you and the Mauritanian people that helped Noraly are forever in our debt. Thank you! Safe travels Itchy Boots!!!!
wow crazy girl!!!! you are on the move and that is awesome. I love the interaction with the people and the children. Very beautiful people so willing to help.
gosh, I'm also a rider and I'm so dreaming of doing this kind of adventure.. really wish I could ride with you (just day dreaming here) lol
Hi, what a great episode! If it ever happens again try laying the bike on its right side and rock the rear wheel back and forth, whilst trying to change gear to neutral. Bon voyage!
Hola Noraly, que bueno que te apoyaron esas personas, tienes estrella. Fijate que muchos autos y motos tienen una especie de proteccion cuando tienes un percance se bloquean y no encienden , esto es para proteger el motor, al destrabarse cuando le das al encendido hace un reinicio el sistema y te permite continuar. Saludos y cuidate mucho
tellement génial de savoir que les Mauritaniens sont restés curieux et toujours aussi hospitaliers
Prior to Noraly's trip, I had no knowledge of Mauritania. However, I was deeply moved by the warmth and sincerity of its people, as well as their dedication to helping others. I would like to extend my greetings from Iran to the people of Mauritania and wish them all the best.
I have heard great things about Iranian hospitality to strangers! Greetings from the UK.
It's a failed state...the people may be nice individually, but it's very dangerous
It's been that way, in every country including the USA she has visited. She avoids the urban areas, rides the back road where people in small towns and in the county always show her great great hospitality expecting nothing in return.
@fixento good point. I guess mostly citis are filled with greed and grief. The more remote you go, more nicer people you see.
Damn! I these trips looks so good that I'm almost feeling like I want to make them too. Thanks Noraly.
I am thankful for this video showing the other side of life. The dessert looks so adventurous yet so solitude.
It’s so impressive how you’re able to speak multiple languages, even if on a basic level with some of them, and you definitely have bigger balls than me, traveling through all those different countries, I’d be nervous and a bit wary, so I’m totally fine watching your awesome videos from my home!
Every time I watch another of your vids I think it can’t get more amaze and it does! Your a Buddha on a bike such patience and steadfastness. Great lessons for every day life. Thanks you inspire me. 🙏
Another great video! Thank you. Glad your bike finally started. As I get older sometimes I think our bikes have feelings and get upset sometimes. Maybe Alaska was just pouting for awhile because of the crash:) The people all seemed so nice and willing to help. Fantastic!
No matter what country you’re visiting, the locals always go a step above to help. Gives me hope for humanity! March on Noraly.
This was not my experience with the American locals unfortunately when I visited the USA. Got robbed in broad daylight and received no help whatsoever. I will never visit that place again.
try that in america lol
@isawayto dont visit the us for the people, its very geographically diverse
Humanity is Always, we are Just manipulated for the sake of the upper class not to loose control. And I believe that noone stands above nature, noone.
@M Tang You would learn from last years videos from the USA. Lots of helpfull people.
I personally would’ve just jumped the starter relay! Which is a handy trick to know if any sensors are misbehaving glad you got sorted in the end! 👍 happy travels
Isn't it just great when you meet lovely hospitable down to earth friendly people. It restores my faith in humanity. 👍😊💙🇲🇷
“I fixed my bike” was truly a Tom Hanks “I HAVE MADE FIRE” proud moment. 😂
Your Christmas Card list is ever growing :) It is nice to see that there are good kind helpful people all over the world!!
What an adventure! And you got a lot of helping hands, too - in the middle on "nowhere". And you saw the stars in the night. That's three fantastic experiences. It's little things that make us happy. Like Alaska starting again. Or getting a cuppa tea. All the best, Günter/Nürnberg
There's a lesson here. No matter where you go in the world, there are good people who are willing to help their fellow man. Of course, there are horrible people who will do you harm but generally, people are good throughout the world. Norally is brave and her friendly and polite demeanor helps her wherever she goes, regardless of the situation.
You should realize that bad people are few
God Bless Ahmed, if hi was help or not , at lest hi was there for you, hi is is a righteous man to offer his help to a lonely women in his land !
If you want to suffer, enter Mauritania through the Moroccan border, and you will know the meaning of the suffering you will suffer in Mauritania... I do not speak out of thin air because I visited Mauritania through the Guerguerat border, I have gone through terrible things in Mauritania, and also many people go to Mauritania. People here see you in dollars or euros
Repent to Jesus Christ “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
John 3:17 NIV
Charles , I couldn`t have said it better myself. The other thing I noticed was how when she made it to the next village, the children just flock to her like a celebrity. This is not the first time I have seen this on her travels.
Thanks God... Finally you can manage Alaska problem in the desert and glad to see you continuing your bike adventure in Mauritania...😊
you are simply the best and the toughest, keep driving, stay healthy and keep making me happy
Your back ! Now I watch my favorite motorcyclist ride around the world !