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Old 12-09-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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Bumbling Vs Boredom 5 KTM adventure motorbikes bumbling around the world

we are up and ruining and just got to kosovo !!
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its cold but hay better then watching tv

live tracking http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...eL4vLQXFo4Ot04 and on twiter http:// www.twitter.com/bumblingboredom

i do not now how to put photos on hear yet !!

we are setting up a web sit
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:12 AM   #4
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We have quite an interesting time

just an update of what we have been up to

when we left Italy we went via the ski resort in Tuscany quite interesting riding 250 kg bike in the snow at that time we did not know how much we would need that experience later!

We stayed first night at Venice than in the morning proceeded to go over the border into Slovenia no problem there quite amusing passed beautiful roads and countryside through that country quite quickly then went into Croatia bundling up to the border number wiser but as two guys in the group of Russian the border police informed as that Russians do not need visas during the summer but in the winter they do very strange

we told them we would ride straight through the country and for some reason they let us in we stayed a couple of nights bumbling around Croatia not a bad place beautiful coastline

as we left the coast we did go over the highest mountain in Croatia we thought it would be interesting but we didn't realize how much snow and ice the would be at the top it was really hard work for a few of the guys couple of accidents etc but as usual everyone enjoyed it

then we went east along Croatia towards the border this is where quite a lot of bombing and military attacks were they seem to be keeping a lot of the buildings in a bombed state as a reminder to everybody of what happened there! But interesting riding

the more we went east we thought the more simple life would get the houses the farms in farms etc and this was true to a certain extent then we came to the border control with Serbia this was the first of our border events

and to go into Serbia you needed a different insurance they messed around with this for ages then we had to buy insurance for the country we wasted to 3 hours with them arguing fighting but in the end of course they got their way is only so much trouble you can cause at a border without getting into trouble yourself

each bike cost €60 minimum insurance time three months just for everyone's information

anyway after we got into the country it was a massive surprise Serbia is a really well developed country fantastic capital city very interesting to go it's like a mini Moscow they take a lot of their culture from their some fantastic meals restaurants bars really recommend going to this country nice people friendly atmosphere completely not what we expect

we bumbled around in Serbia for a couple of days heading south as we knew the weather was closing in on us even though it was 20° still!

We headed down south visited many of the churches up in the mountains extremely beautiful place

we also went up to the country's largest ski resort very strange at the bottom was 20° at the top was about six but the place was packed with people with skis and skiing equipment everybody booked their holidays and they were going skiing not a drop of snow insight

we had lunch there and asked a few questions they all were extremely confident that the snow was coming tonight and a lot of it we thought hmm okay we must get down from here

and then carried on to our next border Kosovo this was part of Serbia some time ago and it is a disputed country not recognized by many countries still when we came to the border it was quite late at night and the weather had caught up with us we had to pay the usual country tax which they call insurance this one wasn't too bad it was €50 a bike! Minimum three months of course

but the snow caught up with this we ended up coming into Kosovo in very thick snow visibility zero and it was bloody cold we headed for the capital city and did our usual look for the biggest and best hotel! We can guarantee they have some rooms what we didn't expect is that it Was the First Elections of the Country And We Walked Directly into A Political Assembly in Our Biking Kit Quite Interesting and A Lot Of Interesting Looks from Them

Stayed There the Night Found Reasonably Good Restaurant and ride our equipment Not Bad Food But for Me Wouldn't Bother Going There Again Country Still Doesn't Know What Direction to go in
it Looks like Serbia Has Put All The Unwanted people into Kosovo And Cut Them off But Not Bad But Just Not for Me

To the Next Day We Travel through the Country Trying to Spot Any of Our Cars Which Had Been Stolen for the Last 10 Years In the Scrapyards Because I'm Sure That's Where They All Are!

Headed for the Next Border the roads were compact snow with big lumps of ice very tricky through mountains little trails and tunnels to the border into Macedonia Again We Got Nailed at the Border With the Usual Country Tax/Insurance Cost Is A Stupid Amount This One 150 Bike Of Course Three Months Minimum Stay By the Time We Were Extremely Cold and Wet Country Not interested We Hit the Big Road and Tried to Get through the Country As Fast As Possible Down into Greece

We Got through This Country Double Time In the Snow and Horrible Rain All the Way South Of the Country on the Border A Lot Of Grape Farms But Really Nothing Interested in This Country To See And Try to Find Something but Struggled Very Similar to Kosovo As Soon As We Got to the Border Into Greece Immediately the Roads Would Be Large Brand-New Now We Know Where All the EU Money Has Gone Better Road System Than Most of Europe Including Germany And No Population Ridiculous Really

The Decision To Go to Athens Was Taken Instead of Istanbul As Original Plan Purely Because the Weather Forecast The Weather Had Caught up with Is Now Was Sat on Top of us And the Weather in Istanbul Looked Just As Bad So We Shot down Stay in a Nice Seaside Town In Greece And Had a Really Nice Night In a Lively Town Stayed in a Little Boutique Hotel And parked the Bikes in the Center of the Square Which Everyone Loved that

The Next Day down to Athens Had a Nice Lunch in a Fish Restaurant in a little fishing village And Then again Got Caught in the Snowstorm Which Was Pretty Horrific Motorway Was Virtually Blocked We Were Following Snowploughs So We Could At Least Move Forward Slightly Something We Didn't Expect Going South But Hey Good Experience Again

When We Got to the Center Checked into a Hotel We All Decided That Was Enough Cold Weather Riding For the Time Being So We've Now Abandon the Bikes down in Athens Found an Underground Parking Place for Them Made a List of What Is Necessary For the Next Trip And Now We Will Watch the Weather And the Soon As It Warms up We Will Be Back out There Doing Our Next Leg

Which Will Be East towards Turkey Bumbling Completely around I Will Be a Surprised If We Get to the Board of Iran But We Will Try

If Any of You Haven't Been to Athens Interesting Place Center Is a Bit of Toilet But You Must Take Time out and Visit All The Greek Artefacts Definitely Worth Looking at Very Interesting Couple of Days Is Enough And Then Head out

Anyway If Anybody Has Any Suggestions of Where to Go Next We're Always up for It Our Plan Is Literally to Bumble around the World Find Interesting Places And Spend As Much Time As It Takes Have Already Contacted A Friend Who Runs a Company in India And We're Going to Try and Get to Himalaya Based We Started Organising This One Already

If Anyone Tells Me How to Put Photos on Here I Will If Not, Look at BumblingBoredom On Twitter We Placed Many Videos and Pictures Of Our Trip on Their on twiter http:// www.twitter.com/bumblingboredom

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Old 03-27-2011, 11:31 PM   #5
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We are up and running again some grease into Turkey and through Turkey lots of photos and tweets on the website have a look I will do a riders report as well
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:53 AM   #6
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Hey, post up loads of photographs of these beautiful countries you are riding through for us to see. Keep it coming.
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Good morning okay today we go to the old village in the mountains Turkey is so interesting we have decided to do another lake herehttp://www.bumblingvsboredom.com/
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If anybody wants a fantastic camping place on their bike trip this is the place what an incredible site old Cave in the mountains. On twitter.http://www.bumblingvsboredom.com
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Georgia Russia Kazakhstan Russia Mongolia!

This weekend we're going for another leg of the trip
Leaving the Georgia going to happen to Russia then across to Kazakhstan across the whole length of Kazakhstan back up into Russia and down into Mongolia were trying to get there before winter hits

Were trying to make the jump from this side of Asia to the other side so in the spring we can do Mongolia China into India

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700 km completed 700 km going across the Kazakhstan does it up today are arul see

Currently we are on a trip from Georgia through to Mongolia but we've diverted slightly and we've just come out of 700 km trip through the desert in Kazakhstan which is one of the most desolate remote places I've certainly never been

3 fully loaded on Ktm's we took 43 L of fuel in the bikes and took 25 L of fuel extra

Spare tires we camped out two nights in incredibly cold wind and zero temperatures nothing exists across this desert know people no animals

I'm figuring out how to put the Facebook page on this link for some photos will go to the links below

Definitely an incredible trip not finished yet what is now at the bottom of Kazakhstan heading towards China



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in the middle of planning our china trip these are some of the notes which we are doing

Looks cool

1. ride the highest road in the world(G219 Xinjiang-Tibet Line), the highest point is 5248 m

2. ride dirt road to the Mt.Everest Base to see the highest mountain in the world.

3. ride to the inner Tibet to experience the real original Tibet and Tibetan.

4. (the brown line) this route, you can ride about 1600km dirt roads, which will be more meaningful for riding.

5. The Lhasa(capital of the Tibet) is close to the route, if you want, you can visit Lhasa.

6. It’s more easier to enter India via Nepal.
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Looks like this is the route we will be taking then the brown route round to mount Everest
When going into China you have to register the route prior with the government so they know where you are completely against what we normally do but sometimes we have to abide by the rules



More info have a look at the link just uploaded 250 pictures from our last trip across Kazakhstan desert
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just some photos


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1000 km across the I will dry see in Kazakhstan

Each bike 75 L of fuel

Really in the middle of absolute nowhere

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