..Poland to Mongolia and back on XT600

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by yeuop, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. CHANGELING

    CHANGELING Adventurer

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    Now I understand why your called Yeuop.....its the noise you make when you get stuck like that:rofl:rofl:rofl
  2. Tirpse

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    Hehe, world is a small place. Hectors friend Ivan stayed in my apartment few days in autumn 2010 as Ivan was on his way to Nortdcapp (coming also from Mongolia). Hector and Ivan started ride together but their group split up as Hector had this accident and broken hand. He sold his bike later (i think in Mongolia) and he backbacked to China and i undesrstood that he then headed back to Mexico. Ivan spend last year and good part of this year riding around Africa and he is now in Germany i think. If anyone meets him say hello to him from Sami from Finland.
  3. Tirpse

    Tirpse Adventurer

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    So funny again.

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    We met Enrico when we were somewhere riding towards UlanBataar and rode with Pawel and Aga i think nearly 10 days from Kazakstan near lake Balkash to Ulaangom Mongolia. We must have been really close to cross our paths as you have been in Mongolia same time.
  4. heny74

    heny74 Silesian

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    Great trip and RR yeuop!!!

    Szacun!!!


    Gratulki i pozdr./ Gr.
    heny
  5. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer Supporter

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    Let's resurrect this old thread.

    I have been telling someone about this great report and had hard time finding it. It deserves to be bumped back to top of RR section, to allow more inmates to read and enjoy it.

    Piotr, how is life?
    Doing another adventure?
    We sure would like to see more of your great stories. Pictures of hot girls do not hurt, either! :evil Lucky bastard...


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    Just so you guys know what you may have missed in yeuop's report:

    Adoring / adorable Russian restaurant crew:
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    Olga in Irkutsk:
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    Cuties in Ulaan-Baatar:
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    Hmmmm.... No comment. :huh
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  6. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Hello! Somehow i am still alive ;-)
    As i expected - after Mongolia trip hard times have come ;-)
    Last year I had incredibly small amount of money so I decided to go somewhere close.
    I went for a couple of days to Balkan countries and I loved it!!

    http://motocieszyn.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1077

    This year it is even worse with money ;-)
    I just lost my job, so in some 2-3 weeks I am starting my new trip with having around 300 euro in my pocket :rofl:clap
    Greetings,
    piotrek
  7. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer Supporter

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    Good luck with your upcoming trip!

    It may be a great adventure. Eons ago (ahem...), while in college, I spent a summer vacation crisscrossing Western Europe with my then-girlfriend. Our home currency was not convertible, all we had was $400 (a lot of money for us, but a pittance in the West) and that had to suffice for gas and food for the duration.

    Admittedly, it appears that, in the days well before anti-terrorist and anti-immigrant hysteria, it was much easier to find overnight camping spots and odd jobs to supplement our resources.

    Still, seeing your resourcefulness, I have no doubt that you will do just fine!
  8. rabbitears

    rabbitears Been here awhile

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    I just read this ride report from beginning to end - so well-written and so much fun! I admire your "go anywhere" attitude! Thanks for taking the time to post pictures and write a report.
  9. aeneas

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  10. Flat_Out

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    Nice ride. Read it all this morning!

    Regards from Portugal!
  11. mechahayai

    mechahayai Been here awhile

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    Very nice. Best quote, "I'm Polish. I don't pay fines." :rofl
  12. rlkefauver

    rlkefauver kefakruiser

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    "Badges, badges, we dun need no stickin' badges."

    Yeuop- thank you for sharing your trip. I hope that you may adventure again and I truly hope you can do it on your proud steed. Here's to you making 400k KM on your XT600.

    Rick
  13. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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  14. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    it seems imageshack deleted all my pictures so I tried to bring this thread to life by placing pics somewhere else.. hope it works!!
  15. 00Buck

    00Buck dirt rules

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    I hope it works! This RR is one of my alltime favorites! Hope you are doing well. Any other trips done or planned?
  16. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    yes, i've been to some great places such as Tajikistan:
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    Nordkapp ( +Murmansk afterwards)
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    and many others..

    my XT is doing well, now has 170k kms on the clocks
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  17. Jon G

    Jon G n00b

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    My favorite RR!
    I also have an old XT from 96
  18. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    So this thread is still alive? Who would have thought!
    Anyway, my XT is doing well, I recently went to Portugal (Cabo da Roca) and loved it. Now my bike has 193.500km on the clocks and I think it was the last trip for now on this bike.
    You may find some pics on my blog: www.yeuop.pl

    I would like to have everything repaired on my XT, this will probably last up to couple of months but I want it to be done from the scratch. I currently live in UK, it's so much easier to recover financially from my previous trips ;-)
    I think I will soon get myself something more road oriented, keep saving the money in the meantime and then I'm still thinking about RTW trip on this XT but it seems I just can't decide.

    Will anyone help me to make the right decision? ;-)
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  19. Proveick

    Proveick Long timer

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    The BEST ride report EVER. :clap Thank you very much.
    I too have a XT600 (1993).

  20. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    Just found your thread today and read it all today. To answer your question- just go! My deaf buddy that has been riding around the world for 8 years now, he started out on a Tenere but crashed it in Africa hitting a cow in his 3rd year so he limped his bike back to home in Austria and newspaper article wrote about his rtw.. some dealer in German had used Honda African Twin 750cc in stock they decided to donate it to him. 5 years later, about 240,000km on it and he is now in Bolivia about to end his RTW when he get to Brazil after Argentina. My point is that he had some problems with it but wherever he went, somebody knew how to help him and fix his bike then it is back on the road in no time! I don't think you will have problem getting your bike fixed with help of the local wherever you are.. you will do just fine!! So go!
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