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Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Gas guzzler mystery solved

..so you guys still remember the part about my bike guzzling extra gas? :huh


I was installing rear shock back to bike last week and noticed this:
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Trip Complete

Final thoughts.

I think we had a great trip. Can’t speak for Jani but I dare to say he thinks the same way.
PLUS…we are still friends so the trip must have been success. :beer
It’s not always...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 25, June 25th
N59 56.628 E31 43.250 - home

Coming home.

Morning broke without rain but mosquitos were still there. Jani had a tremendous idea of leaving our
tents there. “They are dirty,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 24, June 24th
N59 59.189 E42 41.787 - N59 56.628 E31 43.250 (camp)


Pancakes and porridge for breakfast and back on the road at 8:20.

Chilly +12C in the morning and downpour began at...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Thanks man! It's Oracal wrapping film....

Thanks man!

It's Oracal wrapping film. Here's a post (#152) I made to another thread a while back:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=390237&page=11

The bigger side panels are...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 23, June 23rd.
N58 47.709 E52 53.260 - N59 59.189 E42 41.787 (gostinitza)


Early wake up at 6:30 and back on saddle at 7:30 feeling fresh and clean after our sauna excursion. :1drink
First...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 22, June 22nd.
N56 57.288 E63 13.991 - N58 47.709 E52 53.260 (gostinitza)


Midsummers eve!
Dep 8:30 after another good breakfast. And after feeling so good about breakfast I made a simple...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Spot on! :thumb

Spot on! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 21, June 21st.
N55 10.343 E75 54.918 - N56 57.288 E63 13.991 (gostinitza)

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/IMG_1687_zps51073964.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Dementia is a bliss...all I can remember is...

Dementia is a bliss...all I can remember is Finland beat USA 5-0! :gdog
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 20, June 20th.
Marin - N55 10.343 E75 54.918 (tent)


8am on the road without breakfast! :cry
After our experience previous night we decided to leave town of Marin without any attempt to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 19, June 19th
N55 33.255 E98 37.191 - Marin

Proper breakfast at Gostinitza and couple more attempts on fixing the lambda sensor in the morning
by looking into the wiring. Tried to search...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Russian dessert

Day 18, June 18th
Baikal - N55 33.255 E98 37.191 (gostinitza)


After successfully drying our gear overnight I had a splendid breakfast at the hotel. The russian lady
kept talking and bringing...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Shortcut to Babushkin revisited

After rereading my description of our little shortcut I feel like I need to
add something to the story. It didn't feel...wet enough! :dunno

So bare with me...I put together a short clip. It's a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Coming home...Russian dessert

Day 17, June 17th
Shortcut - Baikal

Slept til 7:15 and had a quiet breakfast. At least the morning broke sunny.
Decided to walk a bit around the “next corner” and investigate by foot.
150m...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Thanks fellas! :beer And Villho's hot tip on...

Thanks fellas! :beer

And Villho's hot tip on stones as a drier is a keeper! Koppi.
May require quite a bit of extra cooking fuel but I have to try it out
in the future at least for shit and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter III: Coming home

Day 16, June 16th
UB - in the middle of dark russian forest


After finding out that the ship from Vladivostok sails out once a week an a random weekday
(depending on when it happens to arrive...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Thanks NB! No problems. We used Rotopax...

Thanks NB!

No problems. We used Rotopax mounting hardware; lockable mount + backplate inside pannier to be on the safe side.
Only "downside" is that you will have to drill thru your fancy...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter II: Mongolian Entree

Day 15, June 15th
UB

Another day of rest and maintenance + a trip to local black-market.

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/IMG_2126_zps30fb2452.jpg
Jani...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter II: Mongolian Entree

Day 14, June 14th
UB

Staying at Oasis is a guaranteed way to meet people from all corners of the world. We ran immediately into our
“neighbours” from Estonia, Sven and Juhan. They were on their...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Thanks. We entered Mongolia June 8th (as text...

Thanks. We entered Mongolia June 8th (as text suggests).

It was fairly straightforward for us! We were lucky with weather. There had been no rain in past two or three weeks
and we didn't get...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter II: Mongolian Entree

Day 13, June 13th
N48 54.553 E102 49.365 - Ulaanbaatar


Woke up 6:30am. Jani begins morning with Imodium…and spends most of the day paying
close attention to possible places for instant relief!...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter II: Mongolian Entree

Day 12, June 12th
Lake Höövguul - N48 54.553 E102 49.365

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/IMG_1630_zpsdcd3fbf7.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter II: Mongolian Entree

Day 11, June 11th.
N49 31.940 E96 59.359 - Lake Höövguul


Once again wake up was at 6:30am and wheels spinning 8:10am.
Morning temp +9C but temp rose quickly up to +29.

Riding thru...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Thanks JG! Feel free to shoot me a PM in...

Thanks JG!

Feel free to shoot me a PM in case you have questions. Enjoy the prep!
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
None! :1drink We were incredibly lucky not...

None! :1drink

We were incredibly lucky not getting a single flat on our 15000km tour.
I personally believe we would have dozen+ flats with TKC80's.
Heidenau has a wide and solid centre stripe...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter II: Mongolian Entree

Day 10, June 10th
Lake Uvs - N49 31.940 E96 59.359

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/IMG_1567_zps09a9e6b1.jpg

Wake up time 06:15 and our two man caravan...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter II: Mongolian Entree

So we made it thru the appetiser...time to concentrate on main dish!

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/f9883ad8.jpg




Day 9, June 9th.
Olgi - lake Uvs
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter I: From Russia with love

Day 8, June 8th
Altay - RUS/MON border crossing - Ölgi

Wake up call at 6am. Temp +3C, bit of a chilly breakfast scene with an awesome scenery.
Everything mighty moist after a cold night.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter I: From Russia with love

Day 7, June 7th
Barabinsk - Altay mountains

Cell phones began their wake up symphony at 6am. Took a quick vote and set new alarm at 6:30. Unanimous
decision. Maybe our medicine wasn't old...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter I: From Russia with Love

And we're back! :D

Time flies and story got interrupted.
Now where were we..?


Day 6, June 6th
Ishim - Barabinsk

Woke up at 7:15am after interesting indoor camping experience. Ditched the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
..report's on hold. Family time on my calendar...

..report's on hold.
Family time on my calendar for now!

-m
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter I: From Russia with Love

Day 5, June 5th
Chelyabinsk - Ishim

Woke up again at 6:45, pancakes again for breakfast. And started engines at 8:20, again.
Rain…AGAIN.
Makes us wonder how many days we have to soak our...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter I: From Russia with Love

Day 4, June 4th
Kazan - Chelyabinsk

Woke up at 6:45 and realized that water was dripping down on our window…inside and outside!
So laundry didn't get quite dry during the night but it sure...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Thanks for your kind comments guys! Input is...

Thanks for your kind comments guys!
Input is always welcome.

Story continues tomorrow..
http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/IMG_1468.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter I: From Russia with love

Day 3, June 3rd
Vladimir - Kazan

Woke up at 7, on the road at 8.
Skipped breakfast because of rain…only had 1h without rain all day. :pissed
Riding followed the same pattern as previous 2 days....
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
Chapter I: From Russia with love

Day 2, June 2nd
E of Veliky Novgorod - Vladimir

Jani slept like a baby (or so he claims) and I didn't. First night went thinking of days to come, stuff
that we may have left behind and scenarios...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,362
Posted By Miikka
:D Isn't every ride just for shit & giggles...

:D

Isn't every ride just for shit & giggles unless one is doing something noble on the side such as raising funds for cancer research..? Like these two guys who we met in Ulanbator: Round the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,593
Views: 2,477,070
Posted By Miikka
http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bu...

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/DSC01075.jpg

Got our RR started:

Mongolian Entree with a Russian side dish...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 52,970
Posted By Miikka
Lost and found

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae308/Miikka_bucket/Mongolia%202012/tirelost.jpg

Found some time to get our Mongolian trip RR started.

Here:...
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