I first learned to drive a motorcycle in Sierra Leone, West
1972. My motorcycle was a blue Honda CD175. I liked it much
using public transportation.
I found a web page with a description of Sierra Leone public transit at
this link. If you
read it you might understand why I chose to ride a motorcycle instead.
Click on the link to go to Alma Cunningham's web site, hopefully you
can find your own way back to my site when you are done.
This is Blue #1 on the road to Freetown, with home
made seat cover and saddlebags. My
raincoat is tied to the gas tank. It was raining when I started
and I had no other place to put it. You can see a painted arrow on the
they were put there for the big conversion from driving on the left to
driving on the right. A fun time to be there with a motorcycle.
I don't have many pictures of Blue in Africa. I busted
my camera on the first
trip by not packing properly, then lost several rolls in the mail.
Many of the pictures on this page are in a blue frame,
meaning you can
click for a close-up.
I have a few pictures I took of other people's
bikes. This one is picture of Percy's CD175 adapted for touring,
with a chair back welded to
the carrier. He had bought this to replace his Honda 65 for a
trip he and
his friends planned through Africa. I heard later that he had had
accident and was not able to continue with his friends on the trip.
This is Martin and Adrienne heading to the Post Office.
have another picture of Martin in my web page on my Yamaha DS7
trips. Martin bought a Honda CB350 after returning to
We met up later in Canada and toured Ontario and Quebec.
One day if peace comes to Africa, and I am still
able, I may try to go back with a motorcycle and get some good
When I get a new slide scanner, I can post my own pictures of
Africa from 1969 -1972.