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Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,021
Posted By eustachius
I guess that's because I took it easy with the...

I guess that's because I took it easy with the throttle and the Transalp is a smooth bike. After Turkey (which was really the beginning of my trip) I started to worry about the wear on my rear tire,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 50,439
Posted By eustachius
Fantastic photos!!! Which cameras did/do you use?...

Fantastic photos!!! Which cameras did/do you use? I did Mongolia via Stans in 2011 on a Transalp 600, but my pictures didn't come out half as good as yours. Thanks a lot for taking the time to do...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,021
Posted By eustachius
How many miles did the mitas E07 last on your...

How many miles did the mitas E07 last on your KTM?
I did 25000 Kilometers to Mongolia via Stans on one set of E07 on a Transalp 600. RR on Advrider, if you are interested.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,021
Posted By eustachius
Me too. What do you think of its reliability?...

Me too. What do you think of its reliability? Mileage? Anything special to worry about?
It still is one of the best looking adventure bikes I know.
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
I almost always do. Noise is a big nuisance on a...

I almost always do. Noise is a big nuisance on a motorcycle. For me on the Transalp, no windshield is the best, but on a long trip I want to have some protection against the wind and cold.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
It's a small world and it's getting smaller. ...

It's a small world and it's getting smaller.

Say hello to your parents.
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Zandesiro, I think you can do it without...

Hi Zandesiro,

I think you can do it without a problem, at least as long as there is not much rain. I think you could even do it on a street bike. One question is, can you lift your bike up if it...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
I think that the mountain trails in Tadjikistan...

I think that the mountain trails in Tadjikistan and Kyrgyzstan and the wide open landscapes of Mongolia were my favourites. The other places were good too, but more civilized, and that's not what we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Blackcaps, If I am not mistaken, the...

Hi Blackcaps,

If I am not mistaken, the bike you are travelling on is an F800GS. What do you think of it? I was more than pleased with my Transalp, but I am thinking of getting something modern,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
This installment is going to take us back home to...

This installment is going to take us back home to Austria.

We found another beautiful and peaceful spot for our tents near Wolgograd, which used to be Stalingrad. It's difficult to believe that...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Henning, great to hear from you. Yes,...

Hi Henning,

great to hear from you. Yes, indeed, the world is a small place.
The two Swiss guys on the BSA had abandoned their trailers somewhere in Russia.

I have heard about Olchon island...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
I forgot to mention the police in Russia. We were...

I forgot to mention the police in Russia. We were waved down a couple of times and were 'fined' for going too fast, for overtaking, for I don't know what. We got away cheaply because we didn't 'need...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_5406.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_5406.jpg.html)

I mentioned before that the weather was good most of my...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
I would guess potatoes, but I am not much of a...

I would guess potatoes, but I am not much of a gardener myself.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_5282.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_5282.jpg.html)

Chances are that when you meet Russian bikers they very...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_5256.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_5256.jpg.html)

We carried on towards Novosibirsk, it's the M53 all the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/ulan-ude-utu...

http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/ulan-ude-utulik/images/P7210223.JPG

A friendly handshake and good-bye, as so often.

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_5224-1.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Blackcaps, thanks again for the...

Hi Blackcaps,

thanks again for the waypoints. Any further comments?
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Paratrout, das ist sehr nett und...

Hi Paratrout,

das ist sehr nett und vielleicht trinken wir einmal ein kaltes Bier miteinander.

Take care

Eustachius
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
It feels great that so many of you have been...

It feels great that so many of you have been following so far. Sorry, there is no installment today for the simple reason that I was busy working in the garden. It's finally spring in Austria.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi motoreiter, most of the time I was...

Hi motoreiter,

most of the time I was carrying the camera in one of the many pockets, always in a small plastic bag. The camera survived the dust, it still works fine. The display is badly...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Blader54, you say it. Travelling alone is...

Hi Blader54,

you say it. Travelling alone is great, for me at least, but sometimes you wish you could be with someone you know well. Especially in the evenings. And when you are travelling in a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
You are welcome. Thank you too. That's a...

You are welcome. Thank you too.

That's a beautiful signature of yours.
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/ulan-ude-utu...

http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/ulan-ude-utulik/images/CIMG6414.JPG

On the way to Lake Baikal we stopped at this monastery which was being renovated.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/sukbaatar-ul...

http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/sukbaatar-ulan-ude/images/CIMG6376.JPG

We went for a walk in town and didn't miss this head of Lenin, it's supposed to be the biggest worldwide.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
We left UB after three nights at the Oasis and...

We left UB after three nights at the Oasis and were heading up north towards Russia. We had planned to camp one last night in Mongolia and cross the border the next morning and have plenty of time to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
hi Potski, animosity towards travellers? we...

hi Potski,
animosity towards travellers? we didn't experience any, not that I could think of. If you are British, you might be disappointed because Mongolians do not cultivate the fine art of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_5058.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_5058.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
On this day we would get as far as Erdenet, which...

On this day we would get as far as Erdenet, which is the second biggest town in Mongolia. There are huge copper mines and it looks like a modern and prosperous town.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Twinmike, our friend in the car was with...

Hi Twinmike,

our friend in the car was with us from Barnaul (Altai) through Mongolia and back to Lake Baikal, more or less. He had been to Mongolia twice before on a BMW F800 GS and knows Siberia...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi DCrider, it's a Canon G7, nothing...

Hi DCrider,

it's a Canon G7, nothing special. With the landscapes and light it's not difficult to take some nice pics.
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_4987.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_4987.jpg.html)

We had this picture taken of the three of us some...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/murun/images...

http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/murun/images/CIMG5582.JPG

So we decided to stay in this ger, one kilometre from the town centre. It's so much more comfortable to have the bikes right next to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_4906.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_4906.jpg.html)

Same place, different angle.
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
After some nights in the tent we were heading for...

After some nights in the tent we were heading for Mörön where we wanted to stay in a hotel to get civilized again. We needed a shower and had to do some laundry.
Mörön is one of the biggest towns...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_4775.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_4775.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Hi Potski, both were up to it, there is no...

Hi Potski,

both were up to it, there is no doubt about that, but I still think that the Transalp is a 'better' bike for this kind of travel.
When the going is rough, you want to be on a lighter...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachi...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg555/eustachius1/IMG_4727.jpg (http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/eustachius1/media/IMG_4727.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/tes%20-bayan...

http://www.greencaps.nl/2011.vakantie/tes%20-bayantes/images/IMG_0554.JPG

Getting ready for a new day. Packing had become a routine.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 72,279
Posted By eustachius
Some more pictures to show what it is like to be...

Some more pictures to show what it is like to be riding through this part of Mongolia. At one point we got as close as about 30 kms to the Russian border. The further east, the greener and hillier it...
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