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..Poland to Mongolia and back on XT600

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

  1. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Some pics of monasteries.
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  2. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Day 26

    These days in Ulaan Baatar kinda sucked. There was some rain and also something else that I cannot describe. Something was wrong and I don't know what. Perhaps too many nights at the same place..?

    Anyway, time to leave the town.
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    Did I show you my Touratech GPS holder?
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    Damn!! What a sulfur!! I have travelled to many countries and always WITHOUT a GPS. I find it stupid. But this year they forced me to buy a GPS :cry

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  3. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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  4. MATTJH

    MATTJH AARG Pirate

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    Great ride report. Enjoying it very much. A ''wild ass'' is when a horse and donkey did the ''big nasty'' and now the offspring is roaming free in the desert.
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  5. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Ahi nama!!
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  6. ichallein

    ichallein Been here awhile

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    I would say that is a mule. A wild ass is a species itself
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  7. Sandino

    Sandino Been here awhile

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    Nice report!!, great pictures. I also have a XT600E, they are so reliable and easy bike. I truly admire the way you travel, and Olga is really fine!!
    Greetings from Paraguay. :freaky
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  8. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    wypas :clap
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  9. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Ok, describing every single day separately is no longer necessary I think.
    I will rather upload some pictures of landscapes.
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    Local bikers.
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    Sometimes the "road" is pretty clear, sometimes the path is not so strong. And sometimes there suddenly is no path.

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  10. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    This kind of riding is not a big problem even as for me - offroad beginner. The major problem is that "road" sometimes suddenly becomes a sand. And this IS a problem when you do not expect it.

    Crossroad.
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    In Mongolia there is some very special kind of space that I really wanted to see. These three weeks to get here were worth it even though I understand that the nothing I always search for during my trips might be quite stupid reason to go somewhere so far away. Nevermind.
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  11. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    I spent a night somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Next day morning there came old Mongolian guy on a horse. He knew a bit russian and a few words in english so we talked a bit. He asked me: "Aren't you affraid to sleep here alone?"
    "No, why would I be affraid?"
    "Because here are wolves."
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    Well I don't know. I have never met a wolf so I don't know what would it be like. And basicly I do not know how big they are here in Mongolia.
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  12. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    So after a small circle that I did I thought it's time to go back to Poland. I experienced mongolian space for a few moments and felt satisfied. Yes, some people have strange reasons for travelling :wink:
    So I went back to my favorite town - Ulaan Baatar.
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    I bought earrings for a special friend of mine.
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    ..and I left Ulaan Baatar.
    Fock!! Now I understand what was wrong with this city when I stayed here couple of nights. As soon as I entered the city now I had tears in my eyes and felt like I couldn't breathe. Fock! :huh Is this city SOOOO poluted or what? This is strange to me.
    As soon as I left the city I felt like all of my body could breathe again.
    I built my tent some kilometres after Ulaan Baatar. So back to Russia it shouldn't be more than 250km.

    I met two Yamahas TTR 600. Weeeeeeeeeee :clap I am a big admirer of that bike. Too bad they are not produced anymore.
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    It's Pawel and Agnieszka from Poland. Agnieszka lives 15km from where I live :lol3 They have been travelling for 4 months. Went to Turkey, Iran, Tajikistan etc., now in Mongolia, going somehow through China (not on bikes), then SE Asia and Australia. :clap

    There were also two another guys from Poland (they looked like a grandfather and a grandson) and Enrique - guy from Italy who came here on a bicycle. It only took him 4 months. :huh Damn. My deepest respect.
    I feel so small now. Smells like a sulfur. :lol3
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  13. ahimsa

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    Wicked stuff going on here! :clap
    I m liking it. keep it coming and ride safe! not too much sulfur :rofl
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  14. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    My version of paradise. Not a single fence in sight. So jealous.
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  15. ichallein

    ichallein Been here awhile

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    Mine too. Don't bother visiting my place :(:
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  16. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Good stuff indeed.

    To go see wide open spaces and spend some time alone finding yourself again is a very very very very very good reason to ride into the middle of nowhere Yeuop.
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  17. TheGreatKahn

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    Awesome RR. Great pictures, I hope to see it myself someday.
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    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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  19. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    There were some really nice bugs. It's big like half of Snickers.
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    So I keep going home. Back to Russia. Somehow I cannot understand why am I going west instead of going north :huh I should have passed Darkhan city that was here some two weeks ago, now it's gone. What a sulfur.
    But it's so nice here and nothing else matters..

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    Everything is sooooo fine but I must have taken a wrong way. What a sulfur. What a shame. Then I saw this and I already knew for sure that I took wrong way. FOCK!! Sulfur!! How could I get lost here? I don't understand..
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  20. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    Initially I was pretty much pissed but then I thought it was so nice here and the road was quite ok, so let's keep going that way!!
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    Then I met Melousine from France. That girl is travelling on Varadero 125ccm from France tu Russia, Mongolia, back to Russia to Vladivostok and to Japan. :eek1 Damn!! And again I feel sooooo small :lol3 Sulfur!!
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