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Old 07-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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..central Asia 2013 (low budget mode)

Hello everyone!
This is the first time I post here something before the trip even started.

My last longer trip was 3 years ago - you may find it here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615699
Next two trips were very short so I thought this year it's time to go a little further.

Here is a short video of some of my previous trips (and me saying something in that strange language that no one can understand):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=KdUUtQ-NtiA

This trip starts on 1st August in Cieszyn, Poland. I will go (or at least I think I will go) to Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and maybe Afghanistan. This is going to be my 10th trip so I want it to be something special.
As usually this will be low budget trip as I am very limited with money.

As for today:
-I should get my visas in less than two weeks
-my bike is not prepared for this trip
-I am considering whether to get my sleeping bag washed or not.. maybe again next year.. no money to waste

I can't promise I will be very up to date with this report but I will try. I think it might be fun and also I might have some access to the internet as I thought I'd use some couchsurfing - maybe this way I will eat a little more than usually during my trips.

If you wish, you may support this trip via Paypal








Thank you from the mountain!


I am starting on 1st August from Cieszyn, Poland. If you want to come and make first couple of kilometres with me - you are welcome.

Not much changes about me:
-low budget travelling
-can't ride off road
-can't fix my bike
-lot of sulfur


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I wish to thank following for supporting this trip. Without you it wouldn't have been possible. I owe you a snickers when we meet.
Agnieszka S - Police, Poland
Bert - Wieliczka, Poland
Bonhart88 - Nałęczów, Poland
Dudinozor - Tychy, Poland
Filip R. - Swarzędz, Poland
George954rr - Krapkowice, Poland
Grass - Toruń, Poland
Jan D. - Charleston, USA
Jarosław M. - Jastrzębia, Poland
KarolaS - Warszawa, Poland
Kivi - Warszawa, Poland
Larry A Wood - USA

Luca - Chęciny, Poland
Łysy - Rybnik, Poland
Małgorzata S.-B. - Ustroń, Poland
Mag.Śl - Gliwice, Poland
MałaMi - Rybnik, Poland
Maniek_7 - Michałowice Wieś, Poland
MisterM - Zielona Gora

Monter - Giżycko, Poland
PatrycjaP - Lipinki Szlacheckie, Poland
Pchła - Poznań, Poland
PepaFJR - České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Piotr M. - Warszawa, Poland
Piórko - Legionowo, Poland
Przemek96 - Kujakowice Górne
Przemyslaw B. - Kujakowice Gorne, Poland

Robert J. - Siennica, Poland
Skilos - Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland
Spiwor - Wrocław, Poland
Sumadax - Łęczyca, Poland
Syrek - Goraj, Poland

Szaki73 - Warszawa, Poland
Tomasz R. - Jastrzębia, Poland
Ula G. - Czeski Cieszyn, Czech Republic (+pani G. ;-) )

Visuz - Kraków, Poland
Wesley R. - UK

Wróbel - Sokołów Podlaski, Poland
Yuby - Warszawa, Poland
Zbycho - Siedlce, Poland
Zuzia K. - Ustroń, Poland

If I skipped someone, pleeeease let me know. I am sorry, what a sulfur ;-)


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Old 07-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Excellent, am glad you are back, will be waiting.

Terrific yeoup, am happy you are back. Hopefully you are not quitting your
job or selling your house or spending megabucks on new bike or planning to
write a book to entertain us, that said I am in
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:05 AM   #4
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Now few words about the bike.
It's XT600 (model 3TB) made in 1994. I bought this bike in 2006 with 34.814km on the clock.



This bike took me to the following trips:

2007 - around Black sea (+Armenia+Iran) - 5 weeks and 10300km
2008 - Romania (12 days and 3000km)
2008 - Morocco (40 days and 9800km)
2009 - Russia (Caucasus, 3 weeks and 7000km)
2010 - Mongolia (nearly two months and 18100km)
2011 - Balkan countries (12 days and 3000km)
2012 - Romania (12 days and 3000km)

Now the bike has 133.000km on the clock which means that we will celebrate our 100.000km together probably somewhere in Ukraine
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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Can't wait to read your RR, one from Mongolia is my favorite.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #6
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I just received new tires..
it's Mitas E07 - very long life and very good price.. actually can't find anything cheaper.. after my trip to Mongolia they were tired but I feel they could stay on my bike for next couple thousand km..
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:49 AM   #7
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I don't know how you are riding but my E07 after 8kkm look like slicks, hehe.
I'll be watching you
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #8
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I received my passport. The visas are beautiful!!

Tajikistan:


Kazakhstan:


and Russia:


I will try to get my Afghan visa somewhere in Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan.

PS: I don't know why but when I upload pictures, some of them are very big even though I upload all of them the same way.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:52 AM   #9
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Alright! My bike is ready for the trip. It was prepared (like in previous years) by mr Andrzej Rduch from Cieszyn. So this year we have new tires, chain+sprockets, oil, valve adjustement, cleaning carburetor, both brakes brought back to life, new spokes in rear wheel, bearings in wheels, additional side frames for my luggage and many many many more...
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #10
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I wanted to write that one piece of my clothes is nearly dead but then I realized I don't know how is it called in english.
Anyway.
So my balaclava is dead.
I was lucky I got a new one.



PS: Make no jokes. Is it really called balaclava? What a sulfur.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:56 AM   #11
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Jełop masz suba u mnie :) Szerokości!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #12
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This is very important part of your equipment. Never forget to take your Antykołtunator.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #13
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I got this balaclava from someone who can make better splits than you could imagine. She's the one who can Dance.. Thank you, Kobi!
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #14
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Yeuop Has left Cieszyn at noon. He is in his tent near Zakopane city now.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:55 AM   #15
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Hey yeuop how is your trip?
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