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Adventures between a Cliff and a Wet Place. Brighty in Central Asia and Mongolia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ChrisUK, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Steve canyon

    Steve canyon Adventurer

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    That's a shame about the Mankini.....:D will check the Hubb, prefer to move my date forward a few months .escape the UK..:D

    If the weather stays shite they might be glad of such a bike on the grid...

    :rofl
  2. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    Made it onto the telly! The gf feels the pic doesn't present her in the most flattering of lights :evil

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    And a couple of double weekend winner, Yorkshire's own "Our Tom" Sykes:
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  3. rexzeppelin

    rexzeppelin n00b

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    Hey Chris, great RR, lots of detail and beautiful pictures! :clap

    I had a question for you: I'm going to be crossing into Mongolia from China on July 3.

    I was wondering what the Mongolian customs policies are for motorcycles???

    I don't have a carnet and I'm going to try and sell the bike when I leave UB for the USA. It's an old 250 cc Honda and not worth too much I reckon.

    Have a great trip to Siberia! My ex-gf was from Barnaul too, it seems like a nice place.

    Also, any advice on river crossings? I will be solo and cannot afford any dunkings, as it were, though if I'd been in the same situation as you I'd have been under the moment I got in the water. Is it useful to walk the bike, you think?
  4. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    Glad you like my little missive. I entered with my bike at Tsagaanuur in the far west of Mongolia. They put my vehicle details (temporary import for a month: the length of my tourist visa.) into their database. From what I could work out, their system is networked. I was given several bits of paper. My bike is still there because I was required to import it, so I could park it for a year in UB. No Carnet required.

    Have a look over at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ particularly in the Northern Asia section.

    As you've seen in the video, asking me on advice on river crossings isn't wise:evil. I've learnt to check the depth and speed of all crossings, particularly after heavy rain. :deal Even if it's bad where you are (on the road/ track?) checking further up or down stream may be easier. Or put your bike on a truck.

    Enjoy your trip. I'm looking forward to Siberia.
  5. rexzeppelin

    rexzeppelin n00b

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    Haha, in my experience that makes you just the person to ask. I'm very stubborn and generally only learn from my mistakes, but in this case I'll be going solo and I have a tiny fraction of the experience you have, so I need to be very cautious :eek1

    Thanks for the tips, very helpful. I'll try and make my very first RR when I get back!
  6. Tachedoutoffroad

    Tachedoutoffroad Mr. Parrish

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    Really, really like this pic.

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    You solidified my thoughts of buying of a TA! Thanks :freaky
  7. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    Glad you like the picture! The TA is a great bike.
  8. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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  9. REALGRAVEROBBER

    REALGRAVEROBBER LEAVING GRAVES EMPTY

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    A fan of your great rides and journalism Chris, your crazed-bones photo inspires a new fad!

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  10. ChrisUK

    ChrisUK Been here awhile

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    Hey L
    Very Very Good! :rofl