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Heavy Metal around Mongolia and Central Asia

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

  1. EJV

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  2. timolgra1

    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Mileater Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that little video, Tim. Made my day :lol3

    Cheers :freaky
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    overlandr Dystopist

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    Tim, many thanks for finishing off this report. Amazing trip. :thumb
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    For all those that enjoyed this thread, Baz is now adding his bit - but it would appear only on the UKGSER.COM site
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    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    Yes, it appears Baz has forgotten to put it here or he's yet to master 'copy and paste':D
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    dirt rider X tropical traveller

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    got a link?

    thanks for the awesome rr Timbo :clap :clap
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    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    A most excellent RR!!!! :bow :bow :thumb :thumb
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    You sir's have exampled yourselves as true ambassador s to the ride.:norton

    thanks for posting your experiences in so much detail.:deal
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    Great ride report!
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    I spent 5 hours to get through your posting. What a trip reading and checking out the pictures. It was also kind of cryptic reading between the lines and feeling the drama from your riding mates. Great posting and awesome experience. The pictures of the little oasis in the Gobi where you stopped for a few days and hung out with that family and the three brothers, I had this feeling that the area was the original garden of Eden.
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    Those places you traveled through are tied to the history in the bible, and perhaps were visited by them as well. I have sent links of your thread to my friends to also enjoy the excellent adventure.
  15. timolgra1

    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    It was in the Bayan Olgiy region in the west which I've marked with a cross.
    There was a very special feeling to that place near Tsengel, originally from my earlier reading, but it was the people and their seemingly contentedness at surviving with such little grazing and provisions which was so humbling.

    It was from here that Rick and I rode further into the mountains and close to the Chinese border.
    [​IMG]
  16. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    How did you plan that section? Or was it more a "Hmm, wouldn't mind having a look around here. I'll ask ol' mate at this ger if there's any fuel that way." type situation?
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    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    Yes, that's about how it was.
    We'd filled with fuel in Olgiy and had a range of around 300 miles, by the time we did find more fuel the bike Rick was riding and mine were very low after our extra ride towards China and back.

    If I were to return on say, an Africa Twin which only has a range of just over 200 miles, I'd probably carry a spare 5L container or fill up at every early opportunity.
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    Chico Thief and Saboteur

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    Spent the whole snow-day home from work reading this great thread. Thanks for the stories and pictures. I'm missing my 1150 in storage 3,000 miles away...:cry
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    lemovice Been here awhile

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    félicitation à vous tous,merci pour toutes c'est photos :thumb
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    Wonderful report!!! Thank you for taking the time to post this ride report, and with such wonderful images. I enjoyed Sambor1965 and Colebatch posting here also. You guys along with rtwdoug and Metaljocky have been the core of my ADV reading for the past few months.