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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by yeuop, Aug 31, 2010.
Now I understand why your called Yeuop.....its the noise you make when you get stuck like that
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.
So funny again.
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.
Great trip and RR yeuop!!!
Gratulki i pozdr./ Gr.
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! Lucky bastard...
Just so you guys know what you may have missed in yeuop's report:
Adoring / adorable Russian restaurant crew:
Olga in Irkutsk:
Cuties in Ulaan-Baatar:
Hmmmm.... No comment. :huh
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!!
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
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!
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.
Thanks for posting - seems like an incredible trip you had.
Btw about Melusine you met along the way, her trip is at http://backtojapan125.wordpress.com/
also some great adventures she has done..
Nice ride. Read it all this morning!
Regards from Portugal!
Very nice. Best quote, "I'm Polish. I don't pay fines."
"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.
Haha, my good old XT is still doing well.
Last year I made another trip on my proud steed and nothing went wrong with the bike so maybe in some years I will reach 400k kms
it seems imageshack deleted all my pictures so I tried to bring this thread to life by placing pics somewhere else.. hope it works!!
I hope it works! This RR is one of my alltime favorites! Hope you are doing well. Any other trips done or planned?
yes, i've been to some great places such as Tajikistan:
Nordkapp ( +Murmansk afterwards)
and many others..
my XT is doing well, now has 170k kms on the clocks
My favorite RR!
I also have an old XT from 96
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? ;-)
The BEST ride report EVER. Thank you very much.
I too have a XT600 (1993).
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!