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Heavy Metal around Mongolia and Central Asia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by timolgra1, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Gooch

    Gooch Been here awhile

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    What a horrible run of luck. Hope it didn't sour the whole thing for him in retrospect.

    Thanks for a brilliant report.:clap:beer
  2. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    outstanding! :clap :clap :clap

    and how is Baz? and his bike? :ear
  3. IdeaWife

    IdeaWife Been here awhile

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    Awesome!!! :clap :clap :clap Great report!!! Love this pic:

    [​IMG]
  4. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Amazing report! :clap:clap:clap
  5. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

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    Wow! What a way to spend an evening, trying to re-live your 3 month journey.
    Top notch!
  6. Rashnak

    Rashnak Lorem Ipsum

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    Fantastic!

    :clap

    thanks for sticking with the RR
  7. mcgovski

    mcgovski Adventurer

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    Wow! Great Ride Report....so, what is next?

    Bravo!
  8. timolgra1

    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your patience and comments throughout this thread guys, I've just spoken with Baz.......he's just slipped in the snow and broken his leg.............................................Ha just kidding:D but he's going to add his perspective to this RR.
  9. timolgra1

    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    In the meantime I'll have a fiddle with some video clips, let's see if I can post this one of the Trans Siberian Railway on the shores of Lake Baikal....


    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/czJeZwooePI&hl=en_GB&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/czJeZwooePI&hl=en_GB&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
  10. timolgra1

    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    You may remember the 'Biting prostitutes of Ulaanbaatar', well here's Baz getting well lubed beforehand.......was it any wonder he ended up getting bitten:D
    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4bTY_xa26tM&hl=en_GB&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4bTY_xa26tM&hl=en_GB&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
  11. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Thanks, Tim. Absolutely amazing ride report. :thumb :thumb
  12. timolgra1

    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    Here's anothe vid of the Trans Siberian Railway....how long is that train!!

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Cc33dr7MbIg&hl=en_GB&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Cc33dr7MbIg&hl=en_GB&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
  13. toothy

    toothy Grin

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    phenomenal adventure. :thumb
  14. BernardP

    BernardP Adventurer

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    Thanks for a fantastic RR :clap
  15. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike TAT Rookie (planning!)

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    +1 to that! You guys came a long way since dropping the bikes at the start point in the UK! Truly a noteworthy thread!! :clap I can honestly say that if it weren't for time and distance, I'd be there tomorrow...

    Well, someday I will, but I have to do this Hemisphere first, and then I can ride West to the UK!!:freaky Where there's a will!! :norton


    Thanks for sharing the great ride!
  16. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing!:clap
  17. doubleoseven

    doubleoseven enjoying Lalaland!

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    But you guys took those plans and executed them.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. It was very interesting!
  18. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Brilliant! Excellent ride report!:clap
  19. mick.

    mick. n00b

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    I'm only up to page 5 Tim ,but have to post... Absolutely stunning journey. Great report.

    Right..back to the split tire,and the Mongolian biscuit rustler [​IMG]
  20. mysterious_rider

    mysterious_rider n00b

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    I have to say what a fantastic thread this is. Super brilliant pictures and a really good narrator. Well done guys. :D

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading the 39 pages. :clap