Got an email a couple days ago from Shaun Munroe, a Kiwi who is on his way across North Asia with two American friends, all on F650s. See http://shaun.munro.com/ for more on their trip. Shaun said they would be at the Mongolian border Thursday so I geared up and rode up to meet them. The border is about 200 miles due north of Ulaanbaatar, and the road to it is the best in the Mongolia (OK, that's not saying much), so I made it in four hours. I arrived at about 5 pm and set up my Kermit camp chair to read a book a wait. By 7 pm I was about to give up on them and look for a camp site when I heard the sweet sound of a bike in the distance. Here's a picture of the Russian town across the border, note the onion domes on the church plus the local cows.