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..Poland to Mongolia and back on XT600

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

  1. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Keep up the good work.
    This is great.
    No sulphur here!
  2. everywherevirtually

    everywherevirtually In Omnibus Caritas

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    Holy crap! What an inspiration. The Varadero was the first bike I learnt to ride on. I mistakingly thought I needed a big adventure bike to do trips like this when in actual fact the key was already in my hand. Fair play to the woman. That said the Varadero was a fun bike for 125cc and while a bit feeble on highways it would be just fine on dusty trails. Amazing. :freaky

  3. HornyDac

    HornyDac Been here awhile

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    keep going,every move you make.every single step you take,i'll be watching you...more mongolia pics please
  4. GlennRides

    GlennRides Adventurer

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    I am inspired to do this kind of adventure. Ride safe
  5. 00Buck

    00Buck dirt rules

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    Awesome RR. One of the best! Very inspiring. :beer
  6. rulona

    rulona n00b

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    They're beautiful, thank you....my special "loco" friend :rofl Nice to see you back :) I wait for news from your journey....
  7. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Thats Petya ... Pyotr ... one of the main men on the biking scene in Irkutsk. Lovely guy, but he doesnt half like a drink! :thumb
  8. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    ..so after some kilometres I was in Kharkhorin.
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    ..slept in a turistic yurt.. who cares it's for turists.. I am a turist too..
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    I ordered there some food for a dinner and for a breakfast. These guys there were really cool. At night it rained, but in the morning weather was ok.

    I am without tugriks again as I exchanged all of them when I was in Ulaan Baatar. Fortunately I could pay in dollars for sleeping in yurt.
  9. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    I need gas. Right now!!
    After long negotiating the price I bought gas for dollars with some shitty exchange rate. Who cares.
    So I went back to Ulaan Baatar. I had a good weather and it was not dark so the road was quite nice.

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  10. nashopolis

    nashopolis Been here awhile

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    Man I like your style -

    thanks for sharing your ride. I'd love to visit Mongolia someday - until then I'll check out your progress -
  11. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    I'm humbled.:bmwrider
  12. yeuop

    yeuop Been here awhile

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    I'm back in Ulaan Baatar. I decided to sleep here one more night (in the cheapest guest house again :lol3 ) and next day I will go to Russia. But I didn't know where to park my bike. The official parking place is not too safe in my mind. I parked my bike in front of the guest house and still thinking where to leave it for a night. Before I came to a conclusion, someone already stole some things from one of the bags. It was at 10PM. Maybe 11PM.
    So now I'm missing lot of clothes, rain gloves, some bike stuff and - what actually pisses me off the most - my phone and camera chargers.

    There is one sulfur connected with that story :wink:
    At the same building where guest house is located there live other people. Two of them (marriage) saw me pissed staying by my bike and they asked me what happened. I told them and they started asking many question. I thought to myself - WTF? :huh

    Then the man started making some phone calls (in mongolian, so I couldn't understand) and it soon turned out he is the head of either mongolian or Ulaan Baatar police departament :lol3 Quite soon there were about 10 cops, all of them asking many question and so on. They wrote a protocol in mongolian, I had to sign it. Damn, I wish I knew what was written there.

    But do you know what really really killed me? They were about to leave and one of them told me: "Now all Ulaan Baatar police is looking for your t-shirts" :lol3

    Next day morning I met Hector from Mexico. :clap
    He's travelling round the world. Unfortunately in Mongolia he had a small accident in the Gobi desert and broke his arm. Now he has to wait here until the arm is ok, then he will continue the trip.

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    And here is the fucker that treated me!!!!!!!!!
    I am colorblind I guess
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  13. gabraham

    gabraham Adventurer

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    thank you for the report i really like the poicture of the ruins in the mountain.
    im glad to hear that your bike was successful as mine has the same motor
  14. littlebike

    littlebike Adventurer

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    While I would spend ages to ponder about my ability to do such a trip you seem to have the right 'let's do it' attitude which I admire. And I have no excuse as I own a TTR600 that you said you admire :lol3

    Thanks and enjoy the ride :clap
  15. Mr Pif

    Mr Pif Adventurer

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    u r totally insane and out of your mind but i like u!
    such a trip that is beyond imagination for most of us but just a nice and ''easy'' ride for u!!!
    keep posting my friend,amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :clap
  16. pachovilla

    pachovilla Adventurer

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    What a great ridding philosophy... just keeping it simple and free.

    By any chance do you have any way to make contact with Hector??? We have a Moto Group in México and would like to see if he needs any help.

    Thanks and keep on with the freedom..
  17. slojon

    slojon SLOJON

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    You take pretty good pics for someone who can't take pics.
  18. Nathan

    Nathan Why I laugh?

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    I'm loving this story. :clap
  19. zoki1

    zoki1 Been here awhile

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    :clap :clap VERI NICE RR :clap :clap CHEER FOR ROBERT KUBICA & RENO F1:clap :clap .........DAMED POLAKS !!
  20. vOOdsy

    vOOdsy Been here awhile

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    Not sure what I like about this report, maybe reading it makes me feels like I'm there.

    Safe travels amigo!