Races to Places - Taking an adventure ride to the next level

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Pyndon, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. FlyingDutchman

    FlyingDutchman Dirt Biker

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    Your 950 thread was great.

    Looking forward to this.
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  2. London

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    Just watched your vids back to back, awesome. Looking forward to following your new adventure :D
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  3. Pyndon

    Pyndon Long timer

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  4. spaceman_spiff

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    Love the videos!
    Do you have a packing list?
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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Keep them coming :clap


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  6. Pyndon

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    Yesterday was an experience. We spent the day exploring an old nuclear testing ground in Kazakhstan and the ghost towns that surround it. Bombed bridges and craters show evidence of huge explosions and bunkers and viewing stations still stand proud, even if a little bare. It was only when we saw two men in radiation suits with Geiger Counters that we thought it was about time to leave! Most of us don't even know these places exist, incredible to see them in person.

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  7. Knoen

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    Very much in on this one, see you when you reach Tokyo! :clap
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  8. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Very cool!

    Of course you guys might now look like ready-brek kids... but conversely, it could help with the next race too - flux capacitor charged!

    Jx
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  9. Pyndon

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    Spent the last 6 days exploring the very remote Altai region of Russia. It's been amazing but one thing that is not amazing is the connection to the internet! I will endeavour to catch up soon with updates but for now I leave you with Episode 5 of Races to Places.

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  10. Pyndon

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  11. wiseblood

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    I just caught up with the YouTube videos.

    Good luck, Pyndon! And, when you finally do make it to the US, consider stopping by New York City! :beer
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  12. Pyndon

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    Sometimes there are bridges, other times not, sometimes the water is shallow, other times not! There is one thing for sure, the scenery and riding is outstanding.

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  13. Pyndon

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    Rally Mongolia - After 25,200km of riding through 19 countries and finally reaching Mongolia it is looking like I will have the chance to participate in the 2014 Rally Mongolia, a race I have had my eye on for years. The rally will cover approximately 4000km over 8 days, a challenge which should not be underestimated.

    A celebratory wheelie :D

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  14. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Spilt milk makes me cry like a girlie girl :-(::

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    Congratz Pyn and choice wheelie :D
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  15. Bli55

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    I have a feeling this might be related to the adventures of a Russian couple on Honda Bros with a leaky shock and the role of a certain mechanic contact you have provided... :deal :evil

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    More here - http://africatwin.ru/forum/index.php?topic=7234.0

    Great project Lyndon! :clap
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  16. gagnaou

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    This is awesome, thanks for the updates Pyndon!
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  17. Pyndon

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    Awesome memories.

    Great picture with Tom, Roman and Tanya. I had the best Russian lessons that weekend from Roman and Tanya, they laughed so much at my poor pronunciation! I still have the little piece of paper with it all written on in my tank bag :deal
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  18. Pyndon

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    Races to Places Episode 6 - When in Turkey, do like the Turks!

    It really was a whistle stop tour through Turkey but an essential one nonetheless. The trip planning with big brother (Walter Colebatch), the crossing onto the Asian continent and the cultural experiences along the way, here it is.

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  19. Pyndon

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    Asphalt is a rare find on Races to Places......time to sit back, shill out and relax.

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  20. Pyndon

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    So I finally arrived in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital in preparation for Rally Mongolia. The next few days is going to be all about preparing the bike and myself for the Rally. Here is a picture from yesterday's 600km ride into the city, not so shabby!

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