Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    It rises and is rocky in sections. There are then a series of fairly easy switchback with banked corners and long legs in between. This leads to the summit and a view of the lake 12 km in the distance.

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    [​IMG]Kyrgyzstan Song-kul-20 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    Here Dan did a bit of hill climbing until it got too steep and slick.

    [​IMG]Kyrgyzstan Song-kul-21 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We pulled onto the grass and set up our camp. It was sunny and warm, but black could were looming. We managed to get the dinner cooked and eaten before the rain. We all had to hide in the tents, but only for 20 minutes and then the sun was shining again.

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-22 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    We had a few curious visitors and quite a few horses drop by.

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-18 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-21 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We set the alarm for 1 am so we could see the stars and WOW it was amazing. Sara was only out for 3 min (it was about 2-3 degrees) and back to the Marmot bag. There was frost on the grass at 5 am.


    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-31 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-27 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-28 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    Big Dipper and shooting stars!


    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Kyrgy Song-Kul-30 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Off to Mongolia tomorrow and likely off line for a week or so. Wish us luck!!
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    TOTim Been here awhile

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    Absolutely amazing photos. Loving every leg of your journey. Thanks.
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    powderzone Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wow...those pics of the stars...just wow!!!!
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    Just finish catching up on your RR, incredible ride, thanks for showing and describing those far and beautiful parts of the world !
    Wish you the best of luck for rest of your epic adventure !
    Saludos amigos !
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    Amazing pictures of an incredible journey !:clap:clap
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    bbanker Been here awhile Supporter

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    WOW!
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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    All Dan on the Photos!! We have made it across the central route in Mongolia and are just under 400 km from Ulanbaatar!!! I hope to get beck to the RR asap. Been to busy dealing with the SAND!!
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    More to come from Mongolia and we managed to catch the Persieds meteors too.
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Hola Amigo!!!!

    Thanks for the message! I know you talked to Dan last week and he is still trying to see how we can get from OZ to SS. Still hoping to see you in anyway in Guadalajara?! Hugs to everyone. Sara
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks Julio!! I have always dreamed to be in Ulanbaatar and tomorrow we arrive!!! Are you still in GM or have you taken the plunge? We will be in Europe fall of 2018 if you guys are around and we will be in Guadalajara in Spring if you feel like a ride up??? SP
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saw your tag line you should come to Mongolia!!! Thanks Sara
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Today it is 65 km to the pavement and then we plan to see how far we get on the south side of “the big lake”. Setting out the road is again very firm and we were doing 60-80.



    [​IMG]Kyrgyzstan Kaji-Say-2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Kyrgyzstan Kaji-Say-3 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    There is a choice to be made at the east side of the lake the first right is less km to the tarmac, but has a steep challenging switchback section or the longer but easier dirt road. We oped for the challenge. The first 4 curves are right on top of each other and were a bit hairy with the steepness, rock chunks and camber, but the lower ones are easy. The rest of the road was good firm dirt.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 21.12.53 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 21.13.13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgyzstan Kaji-Say-4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Kaji-Say by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgyzstan Kaji-Say-5 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgyzstan Kaji-Say-6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Kaji-Say-2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Kyrgy Kaji-Say-3 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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