Denmark-Australia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Lindbeck, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. cones

    cones Adventurer

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    Birobidzhan/Birobidjan.

    keep in mind there are heaviest floods in decades in far east russia right now. might mess up your plans for traveling there.
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  2. Lindbeck

    Lindbeck Adventurer

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    Helll again. Finally we found good wifi:) were are in Ulaanbaatar now and its getting a little cold in the nights.

    Update.
    efter chelyabinsk we went to yekaterinburg to meet i friend i found here on advrider in the tent space thread. He have helped us with ordering some new tires so they were ready to fit.
    We were 3 days in the city and stayed at his summerhouse 10km from the town. He and his wife were very open and friendly to us and i will never forget their hospitality. They showed us around the town and some interesting places around.in 2 of the evenings we vent to the dirty place in the town (its a meeting place in the middle of the town were bikers meet every night. We meet a lot of new freinds here. And a guy shoved us around the town on his dirtbike.
    The day we had to leave the friend we stayed with (alik) told us he had a freind in Irbit if we wanted to go there to see the motorcycle museum, and of couse we would:) so we went of to Irbit:)

    After a little driving around Irbit looking for our hosts house, we found the adress without help, we can't reed cryllic letters so it can be very hard:)

    He wasn´t home so we decided to sit and wait. After 15 minutes a guy passed on his transalp and turned around to see our bikes and somehow we made him understand he should help us find the over of the house... and lucky for us he knew him and just called him. 5 minutes later he shoved up on his blue ural. The guy whos nickname is brembo let us in and we started to unpack the bikes. After unpacking he showed us around the town and we bourgh some food and ofcouse vodka for the evenin. And after a very funny evening with learning russian and brembo learning english and danish we vent to sleep.

    The day after he took us to the museum/old motorcycle factory. It was very interesting and if you ever are around irbit please go there. The staff is very friendly and can tall a lot of histories about the bikes. There is almost 100 bikes in the collection located different placèin the town. Both urals bmws motor guzzi and some english machines.
    He also took us to a war museum. It was interesting too, i found it iteresting to hear about ww2 from the soviet side also. After a long day and funny evening wìofcause vodka:) we vent to sleep and next day we would leave for tyumen.

    Before leaving brembo told us we could stay at the clup house of his motorcycleclub and gave us the number for a guy called alex.

    When we came to tyumen we called alex and he found us and showed us the way to the club. Few minutes after we were drinking vodka again and alot of people showed up to say hello.

    Next morning alex shoved us aroud the town and we meet a lot of frindly people here.

    Efter a few days in tyumen we left for tobolsk. Elex had a friend here so we stayed at his house and again we got a private tour around the town. Its a very good way to see town with a local guide :)
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  3. Lindbeck

    Lindbeck Adventurer

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    Sorry tht is too slow for uploading pictures right now. so that might later.

    I forgot to write that we in tyumen met Anna. i Ukrainien Girl who also travel the would on her KTM 1190 Adventure. we meet her in tobolsk too next to the krimlin and talked about our plans. she wants to go to australia to so maybe well meet there.

    Efter tolbolsk we headed out for novosibirsk. but on the way Mads had a crash. one of the bags went in to his rear wheel and it blocked so he felt off. it looked preaty wild in my mirror. but very lucky nothing happened to him. but the baggage rack was bent so his rear tank hit his rear svingarm so we had to go slow the last 100km to the next town.. at almost 10pm we reached Ishim and find a hotel. everything was closed so we had to eat noodles before we vent to sleep. next morning we found a mechaning with a big hammer and a long piece of iron to fix the rack and the damaged aloy boxes. the mechaninc called a friend and a little later he came with his english speaking wife. the helped us found a new mirror for the bike. and after they took us to a pancakehouse. and i think its the best pancakes i have ever eat. then they invited us to dinner and banya in the evening.

    In the evening we went to their home for a very good dinner. they invited some friends, and we had a lot off beer wich is good for my danish body:) vodka is good. but beer its a lot better :) after banya and some more beers one of the guys took us to a nightclub, and we were partying to the early morn.

    After leaving Ishim we get to Omsk. we only sleep here to leave for novosibirsk the next morning. in novosibirsk we found a nice hostel. much better than many hotels we stayed at so far. it was called Zokol. Here we meet some you people from germany and Belarus. we hadd some beers with them and talked about our very different trips.

    Next morning it was time for changing oil so we found a mechaninc who let ud do it in front of his place. after a few hours of talking and changing oil the bikes was good to go. we drove around in the town. but there wasnt much to see here.
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  4. Lindbeck

    Lindbeck Adventurer

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    After novosirsk vi drove to Gorno altaisk. it was very nice when we started to see some mountains enstead of all the flat fields. we slept in gorno altaisk and next morning we wanted to reach the border to mongolia

    the next day we packed and vent of to the altai mountains. it was very beutiful and we had a lot stops to take pictures and just enjoy the very nice scenary here, so we didnt reach the border that day. instead we camped in the mountains, and in the night we were visited of 20 wild horses. it was nice to sleep out again. but very cold too. next morning we woke up to a very beutiful sunrise we packed and drove the last 100km to the border.

    at the border we were a little confused what to do. but we found out that we should have some paper stamped a little before the custom control. after that the check out of russia was very easy. when we came to the mongolian border we had to hurry. the clock was 6.01pm and they are closing 6.00pm so everything happened very fast and 6.10 we were in mongolia. we drove a little and found a little shed were we could sleep.
    I think that night was one of the coldest i ever had. and next morning there was still ice on the bike... freezing cold but in good mood we packed and drove against olgii. it was very good to drive some offroad again and the bikes did very good:clap
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  5. cones

    cones Adventurer

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    did you guys run into issues with the russian far east region being flooded?
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  6. 7days1shower

    7days1shower Been here awhile

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    Awesome read !

    Looking forward to more man.

    This is Ashim by the way, Andreas' friend.

    Look forwar to meeting you guys in Aus too :)
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  7. AlexDK

    AlexDK XTZ 750

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    Hi Rasmus and Mads,
    I'm the guy that bought all your old XTZ750 spareparts.. The spares have helped me many times, so again thanks for a good deal :D

    I was wondering.. how is your adventure going ? where are you right now? how are the KTM's doing?

    Best regards
    Alex
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