..Poland to Mongolia and back on XT600

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by yeuop, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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    kamarat?

    are you there ?


    :scratch
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  2. markxjr

    markxjr Been here awhile

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    i hope alls well Yeuop
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  3. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    everything is fine, thanks for asking, I just need to get a new USB cabel and also a charger, because some bastard stole it during the trip..
    I should be able to get pictures from my camera within a few days and then I will continue with posting..
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  4. karmatourer

    karmatourer STD free

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    Glad to hear you're OK.
    Enjoy the ride.


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  5. lukeman

    lukeman Cool Hand

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    Looks like a good trip. Are the Russian girls very accommodating to poles? :D

    Also maybe I'm just not on board, what does the phrase "What a sulfur" mean? or where does this come from? maybe lost in translation

    Cheers.
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  6. kocie_ruchy

    kocie_ruchy 1410

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    "What a sulfur" - in polish "ale siara" - means some kind of embarrassing.Idiom, i think, it came from very (seriously VERY) cheap wine, which has SO2 composed.
    Can't buy one anymore.
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  7. Blady Hassel

    Blady Hassel Hasselblady

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    Heja,
    dobrze rozumiem po datach? jestes w Polsce i piszesz o podróży z czerwca czy wciąż jesteś gdzieś w rossiji?:)
    rękawice są w pytkę:)
    pozdro
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  8. BlackStallion

    BlackStallion Adventurer

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    Subscribed! Great adventure! I wish I hadn't sold my thumper for an inline4.. What a sulfur :p

    Go yeuop!

    :freaky
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  9. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    I only wish I could say that:cry

    You guys are so close to so much that is amazing.
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  10. zooq

    zooq n00b

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    Come on mate, don't let us wait here!
    Hope you managed to get there.
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  11. Pulasky

    Pulasky Been here awhile

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    Jełop masz jaja chłopie. Szerokości i powodzenia. One block on old thumper on alone trip across Russia... this is an ADVENTURE :thumb
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  12. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Keep it coming! Awesome stuff.
    Total respect to you setting out on a trip Mongolia on a single cylinder thumper that already has 90,000 + k/ms on the clock.
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  13. Tequiladezert

    Tequiladezert Cabeza de mapa

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    more pics of chics, thanks!! :clap
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  14. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Rusian girls are extraordinary beautiful :eek1
    In case you have never been to Russia, you do not know how does a beautiful girls look like :rofl

    And I've been waiting to hear "what does the sulfur mean?" :rofl :rofl
    It's something we use quite often in Poland.

    Ok, today I managed to get my pictures into a computer so let's go with the story!!
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  15. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Day 8

    I again get up right after a sunrise. Had a good sleep and feel totally relaxed. This is because of my top secret exercises I do everyday :rofl
    It's not that hot and even during the day temperatures did not get any high. I am going to Ufa. I met extraordinary Tatars. :clap

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    They were quite drunk but VERY friendly so you can imagine it was lot of fun :lol3 But besides fun it was also quite interesting for another reason. They are Muslims and they told me something like "We are Muslims, we don't care about white guys, we just want to live here in peace". Damn, it stayed for a long time in my mind. I've been travelling to Islamic countries for some years and it is always something fantastic :clap
    Of course they had to try my helmet :rofl

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    After some really boring days there started being some nice landscapes. Welcome to Bashkiria.


    I met a group from Moscow going to Baikal lake. They told me I was extreme traveller. No, I'm not. Am I? :huh

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    Distance: 500km



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    Heja,
    dobrze rozumiem po datach? jestes w Polsce i piszesz o podró&#380;y z czerwca czy wci&#261;&#380; jeste&#347; gdzie&#347; w rossiji?:)
    r&#281;kawice s&#261; w pytk&#281;:)
    pozdro

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    Wyjechalem w lipcu, wrocilem we wrzesniu ;)
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  16. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Two more pictures from day 8.

    After one week of riding I said to myself: "Damn, this Mongolia must be pretty close now". I was almost right.
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    Sulfur.

    And another sleeping by the gas station. Very cold night!
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  17. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Day 9

    And again: I get up before the sunrise. VEEEERY cold!! +it's getting windy+ some small rain. It sucks. :puke1
    Suddenly zip in my leather jacket works no longer :eek1 This is so stupid (yes, you may call it sulfur), never thought that such small problem can cause that much trouble.

    I started riding through Ural mountains.
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    Rather small mountains but I liked it very much!!
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    I think I like it because it's very cold and there are heavy clouds - very special feeling. I don't know what to do with that jacket. Riding with "opened" jacked is not possible as it is really cold here. So I used some tape and for couple of minutes it worked really good. This is a picture I made for girls to show them how tough I was :lol3
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    So pretty soon I was in Asia. Weeeeeee!! :clap
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    I still didn't know how to repair my zip so I thought to myself: "Maybe I could wear something ON my leather jacket?" And so I did.
    If you want to say something stupid about this idea - just shut up :lol3
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    Distance: 485 km

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  18. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    wow
    Have someone sew a new zipper in your coat.
    Soon.
    I will paypal you the zipper funds :deal
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  19. Sundance

    Sundance Adventurer

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    Sulfur:wink:
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  20. karmatourer

    karmatourer STD free

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    Put the jacket on backwards,with zipper in back!
    You're welcome and welcome to Asia.
    What a great trip.
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