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. bigdag

    bigdag vicarious rider, surfer..

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    That's my best vicarious adventure ever!

    Thanks.
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  2. V@lentino

    V@lentino Inspektor Supporter

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    Great report and amazing pics, truly inspiring. As I read all the amazing ride reports on this site, it reminds me how much I miss been on the road. I am in a transition period right now and cannot plan much. But what is life but a momentary transition of various length and intensity anyways.
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    Thank you so much for sharing Emiles, I loved it.
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    Geez I can wait for my next ride.
  3. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

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    Kind of like when you cross any border into Belgium:evil:D

    Great report, lots of info, nice pics. I just finished reading a book by 2 Belgian ladies riding Turkey, Iran, the 'Stans'. A lot of your pics visualise their story. Thanks!:thumb
  4. emiles

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    I read about these 2 in a Belgian Bike Magazine before I left.
    They stayed at the same hotel in Mashad, Iran.

    Small world after all! :freaky
  5. Aidan1150

    Aidan1150 Call Me The Breeze

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    An incredible report Emiles with simply stunning pictures. Highly informative and hugely inspirational.

    Go raibh maith agat.

    (Thank-you in Irish)
  6. the foolish fellow

    the foolish fellow UP FOR IT

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    massive read very enjoyable ,, civil he's lookin and measuring at the panniers , me thinks we'll soon see the new improved africa twin cajasachels .!!
  7. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    Fantastic, thanks for taking the time to share :thumb
  8. Englebert

    Englebert Adventurer

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    Brilliant trip and some nice pictures.

    I'm thinking of doing something similar, probably the year after next (need to save some cash!). How much was it to fly the bike back from Kathmandu at the end of it all?

    TIA.
  9. emiles

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    IIRC, it was about USD 1200 .. now it'll probably be less due to the lower fuel prices ..
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    WindowsLive is a bit like using a wordprocessor. You just type your text and add your pics (or whatever). You can save the posts at any time. Then, when you have 'net access, you just upload all the new stuff automatically. Real easy ..
  11. wide

    wide Been here awhile

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    Nice stuff:ricky
  12. dart1202

    dart1202 Adventurer

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    very long journey... nice report sir..
  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I spun the globe and landed here.....then I asked about it in the GPS forum CLICK HERE

    Now I found that you have actually ridden that road!! :deal


    This has been one fantastic ride report!! :clap


  14. emiles

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    What an amazing coincidence. :freaky

    It's a strange road as it's in perfect condition, cuts the desert in two and you hardly see any other traffic.

    I do remember seeing several buses on that road that contained sleeping bunks .. they were filled with sleeping Chinese!

    That area is very dusty and I actually got caught in a sandstorm on the northern end of the x-desert highway (that's also where all the oil rigs are)
  15. OldSchoolMike

    OldSchoolMike Been here awhile

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    Spectacular photos of places I'll never see.

    Thanks! :clap
  16. FrankS

    FrankS ...please wait...

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    oh, you mean you didn’t steal all the pictures from National Geographic? :D
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    Seriously, I’d buy your book but it would probably heavily rely on your great pictures which would make it expensive to print (and sell).
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    Regards
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  17. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just glad to be here.

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    That's about an epic of a ride as you can get. Beats that long way around boloney...
  18. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Fantastic. I'll check out your bolg.

    Beautiful pictures.
  19. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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  20. Ash

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    stunning report.