First Steppe: Mongolia

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. beat

    beat Double Dutchie

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    Great rr.
    I think i saw you guys when entering tsetserleg, i was riding towards UB. kind of weird seeing westerners on local bikes flash by. We thought you must be dutch, wearing the orange jackets.
    Really cool reading your rr. The french guy i was riding with complained all the time about the weight of his africa twin and said he would buy a chinese next time, just like you did.
  2. The Toecutter

    The Toecutter Adventurer

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    Great report, hate to say report because it was more like a magizine article. Great reading while sitting on the couch with the flu this weekend. Kinda reminds me of Wy or MT. Thanks! Oh yeah, amazing pictures too!
  3. RPN

    RPN Been here awhile

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    +1

    Love this type of trip, no destination, no agenda, bare essentials, and surrounded by spectacular scenery....brilliant:clap
  4. bob66

    bob66 Been here awhile

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    Indeed a great adventure. I was in Mongolia in 2010 and did a mix of northern route with the middle route, trying to avoid the main roads.. it was wonderful. This summer we're going there again :)

    If you wanted to register the bikes.. would it have been easy or complicated? I would like to make a trip from UB to north of Mongolia and then Russia and then back to Mongolia. Would it be possible with such a bike? I know that in Mongolia everybody ride them, but in Russia? (Altai) What to do if the bike crash there.

    Bob
  5. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Excellent! :clap
  6. Bli55

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    Just remembered to ask... :ear
    For the little roads and, especially, single tracks, did you have them on paper or GPS maps?
    And which maps were they?
  7. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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    Nice one!
  8. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    I just read it all now....

    I really like your adv ride in Mongolia!

    My respect....
    :freaky
  9. genghis9021

    genghis9021 Arak Connoisseur

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  10. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap Super great pics and super great story telling. Love the reports from that part of the world. I agree with your idea of the right bike for the right job, when possible. LOL! Spent 8 years and 100,000 miles on the might BMW GS 11**. Pave, Gravel, little mud. Also spent time on the DR350 on Gravel, pave and mud. Much more fun on gravel and mud than the GS was. But, sucked on the road trips. For what I do now and at my age, love my present stable. ;-) Thanks for all the work and time to bring us along with you guys:clap:clap:clap . :freaky
  11. Moxy

    Moxy Adventurer

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    just read through this one for the second time....inspiring :)
  12. blackcaps

    blackcaps Do it alone

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    This single track adventure is the way to do Mongolia. What a story. Would like to do it this way once. Thanks for the report.

    Which town? Very sorry you did not provide more town and village names. The whole time reading I was wondering where you were driving.

    And did I miss the gpx tracks? Would like to download them.
  13. bob66

    bob66 Been here awhile

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  14. mightys4

    mightys4 Adventurer

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    Great report, inspiring!

    I loved the camp with the bodies strewn about.... Man....vodka.....

    Thank you for your trip!
  15. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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  16. ShinyRider

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    :rofl

    I Liked it! Great report!!!!
    Respect!

    Thanks for sharing! I really enjoied it!:clap
  17. Travelbugblues

    Travelbugblues Teacher on the road

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    So glad I found this report! I'm planning a very similar trip to Mongolia (and then Beyond) and hoping these little bikes will make it a few thousand miles west of Mongolia... Just met a couple of gals who took cheap 110 from London to (almost) Ulaanbaatar, so I have high hopes!
  18. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Read through the whole report. Awesome!

    I'm curious about weather. In almost every pic, it looks beautiful, but then in the camp pics, you guys are all bundled up.

    Also... how do you carry your eggs? I like eggs, and I've tried numerous techniques for packing them, but I end up breaking about half of them, even when hard boiled.

    Again, great story. Great pics. Makes me want to go there.

    Jamie
  19. RoninMoto

    RoninMoto Wanderer

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    I break mine into a plastic bottle. Your eggs will be scrambled but they will last a long time... maybe 2 weeks if you squeeze the air out as you use it.
  20. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I have been deeply inspired to ride Mongolia after reading your RR. I have also taken inspiration from Colebatch, Noah, and GuiltyParty and have decided to make it happen...

    Now I just have to find a bike when I get to UB. Any suggestions?

    JG