I rode my bike to Nepal this year .. Turkmenistan, Pamir Highway, China, KKH, etc.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by emiles, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie Supporter

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    Great ride report Emiles. Thanks for sharing your adventure!
  2. Mattrex

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    Well Emiles I would like to use my first post on here to say what a fantastic ride report. Truly inspiring, thanks for taking the time to write it all down and share it on here. :bow
  3. Clansters

    Clansters Tour Aegea

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    Hi Emiles,

    Thank you for the absolutely stunning report. The countless details, photos, jokes (99% :D ) you have provided were incredible. You were 100% percent in control of your trip all the way.

    The "logging progress on the pannier" is first class act :clap
  4. byker_tr

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    great ride :thumb
    i enjoyed the report , it made me feel like riding there myself :clap
  5. Jean-Luc

    Jean-Luc Throttle committed

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    Hi Emile, since I'm a teenager I've always dreamed about the Silk Road, Samarkand and such other mysterious places. Thank you for removing some of the mystery and replacing it with pure envy!

    I love your pics, especially of the people and it seems that you are good at establishing connections with them. Great stories too... a real joy to read!

    Thanks for sharing :clap
  6. petefromberkeley

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    Great ride. Great report. I did a very similar route on almost exactly the same bike. Good times man.
  7. emiles

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    Cool .. when was this?
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    2003-2005

    I didn't do the Europe part. I started in California and rode to Argentina then shipped the bike to Japan then Vladivostok. Did siberia and Mongolia then all the stans you did and Iran and the rest of the middle east to Egypt and East Africa to Cape Town then shipped the bike to New York and rode it home to California. Not the same trip at all, but parts of it were.
  9. sirwines

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    I can only say one word... WOW!! :clap:clap:clap

    Amazing RR and great adventure!!
    Thank to share it with us all!!
  10. doohan

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    thank you for this great ride report!!!!
    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
  11. dubweiser

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    really nice reading. again, thanks very much for sharing this.:clap
  12. jamako

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    A real solo :clap
    Thx for sharing with us.
  13. Cloud

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    Great trip, great photos.
    Thanks for your sharing.
    Congrats for this great job.:clap
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    skvirdi n00b

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    Rather pictures that speak a thousand words :lol3
    Just beautiful.
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    This guy in the middle looks kind of familiar. That was taken in Kathmandu at our trip thru Asia in the 2000.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  16. Sciii

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    Nice trip:clap, my plane for summeris similary route. Is possible entry from Tadzykistan in Pakistan via China easy, will not go in desert like you, is it cheaper than 650e if I just go nearborder and entry to Pakistan? I like driving karakorum highway same:lol3:clap
  17. emiles

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    If you want to go to China, you need to arrange a guide there before you leave.
    But that's the only way to get from the Stans to Pakistan (KKH) ..
    It will be cheaper if you just go directly from Tajikistan via the Kyrgistan border to Kashgar, China and then KKH to Pakistan.
    Good luck!
  18. Sciii

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    Thanks, I will do it:D
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    Great ride report. Thanks Emiles.

    Chris
  20. r1200gs_chris

    r1200gs_chris Been here awhile

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    Front page Reddit. :clap

    Congrats!