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Old 01-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #2491
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Thanks everyone for the kind words about the pictures. But I'm not the only one that took them.
Some of the pictures I have posted were taken by Beamster or Tee Bee
Was this in the Fairfield or the hotel next door ?
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:11 PM   #2492
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Well, what happened was it was still pouring down and getting dark ,we were wet,cold, hungry and tired....., well i was anyway...,i led up towards what i thought was the fairfield,the building with "Hotel" writ on it, we got our rooms, managed to find a shower....., went down to the basement for food and beer.(thought it was strange nobody spoke english and all the guests were mongolian)..........

It wasn,t till the following morning when we were outside our "Hotel" that i noticed the" Fairfield" sign....... on the building next door........
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:22 PM   #2493
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Insert picture of blue bongo with two bikes in the back........

"Rod, I'm telling you Walter is in Moscow, Moscow Rod! No way he will ever hear about this". "Hey did you just hear a click?"
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:41 PM   #2494
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From our campsite we had a beautiful view over the hills and into the valley below.
..........

Too bad there weren't any good campsites to be found.


I fucken hate you guys right now

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:52 PM   #2495
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I fucken hate you guys right now




Dont worry, in stage 3 of the trip, which will begin in a week or so, there will be BIG norwegian contingent ! You will have to hate your fellow Nordmenn soon !
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #2496
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Terry: What's with the big grin ?
Rod: I feel so gay right now....
10 seconds silence
Terry:........not that there's anything wrong with that.....
another 10 seconds silence
Rod:.....pass me the appletini ?





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Old 01-12-2013, 12:50 AM   #2497
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The bad camera sure makes the guy's look tired

Does that label on the beerbottles read 'Bongo'?
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:00 AM   #2498
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Terry: What's with the big grin ?
Rod: I feel so gay right now....
10 seconds silence
Terry:........not that there's anything wrong with that.....
another 10 seconds silence
Rod:.....pass me the appletini ?



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OK thats gotta be the winner
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:04 AM   #2499
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Does that label on the beerbottles read 'Bongo'?
Borgio ...

Probably the most widespread beer in Mongolia - and a pleasant drop.

Here are a few other fine Mongolian beers. My fave is probably the black label Zhalam Khar in the middle here:

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:17 AM   #2500
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The Diamonds on the arms from the guy on the left must be HUGE !! Give me your shineeeeys !
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:11 AM   #2501
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Dont worry, in stage 3 of the trip, which will begin in a week or so, there will be BIG norwegian contingent ! You will have to hate your fellow Nordmenn soon !
Ohh, don't you worry about that, I'll hate'em real good
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:25 AM   #2502
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looking into these great people doing even greater things i can only immagine how much i need to learn to even come close to travel like this.
Which brings us to the downside of a RR like this: getting the disturbing feeling of being a totally inadequate rider and adventurer! At least YOU have the age to be able to change all that!

The upside of course is the great read these guys supply. What a story .
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:27 AM   #2503
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Borgio ...

Probably the most widespread beer in Mongolia - and a pleasant drop.

Here are a few other fine Mongolian beers. My fave is probably the black label Zhalam Khar in the middle here:

Thanks. Wondering if any of these would be available in this here beer-country.

Re the bongo-crossing: the picture and all the inspired comments here would make a nice chapter in the 'extra's' on your DVD.

Really enjoying this RR.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:23 AM   #2504
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Which brings us to the downside of a RR like this: getting the disturbing feeling of being a totally inadequate rider and adventurer!
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A) Load of bollocks!! I've stated elsewhere in the thread that none of us (Prutster maybe excepted) is anything other than quite average riders. For sure we all have a lot of offroad miles under our arses but I think we'd all say there's still much to learn-and maybe we'll never learn it. In essence you don;t need it because:

B) IMHO It's not a question of skill...it is DEFINITELY a question of attitude. Stickability being the most important factor in any riders armoury.


You don't need to go to Mong or Kaz, you don't need to spend a million pounds. A friend of mine who'd only ridden light trails bought an old '92 Suzuki " Dakar" (Dakar my arse,) with a kick start, aircooled engine and shockingly budget suspension for a few hundred quid and rode with us through Morocco including fechfech etc. I don't recommend the kickstart as at some point in Affriky your bowels will be in freefall and jumping an a kickstart could have explosive consequences, however, he had a ball.

This is SO accessible, so NO EXCUSES THERE.

C) So: get out there and get some miles under your own arses if you haven't already.


I'll be setting homework next...
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:36 AM   #2505
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The Diamonds on the arms from the guy on the left must be HUGE !! Give me your shineeeeys !
As the guys have said, this hotel in Tsetserleg wasn't the one we should have stayed in but we were all bolloxed, cold and wet after the journey from Tsakhir and we hadn't been dry for days. Our feet looked like prunes and my own were literally starting to fall apart. There was only one room that had a shower available to P & B took that and myself and Terry snuck up to their room and snagged a shower later. It wasn't in the best state of repair and the floor was bleedin' awash when we'd all done. Great how a hot shower lifts you.

We had intended to go out and get something to eat but when we saw that it was still raining and that this hotel had, yes....an "Irish Bar" and restaurant we couldn't be arsed to move any further.

If t'were possible this one had even less Paddy Principles applied that the previous example. it was entirely Mongolian in feel with flock wallpaper, oriental type fixings and decor.
I'm still mystified as to why its felt desirable to append any resto of any style with the celtic soubriquet, but there we are.
The food was undoubtedly the best we'd eaten in Mongolia and as I remember so cheap it was ridiculous. The beer? MMMMM!
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