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Old 04-16-2013, 04:42 AM   #211
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #212
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I just read it all now....

I really like your adv ride in Mongolia!

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:24 AM   #213
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Originally Posted by zandesiro View Post
i just read it all now....

I really like your adv ride in mongolia!

My respect....
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #214
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Super great pics and super great story telling. Love the reports from that part of the world. I agree with your idea of the right bike for the right job, when possible. LOL! Spent 8 years and 100,000 miles on the might BMW GS 11**. Pave, Gravel, little mud. Also spent time on the DR350 on Gravel, pave and mud. Much more fun on gravel and mud than the GS was. But, sucked on the road trips. For what I do now and at my age, love my present stable. ;-) Thanks for all the work and time to bring us along with you guys .

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #215
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just read through this one for the second time....inspiring :)
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #216
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This single track adventure is the way to do Mongolia. What a story. Would like to do it this way once. Thanks for the report.

Originally Posted by Joe Motocross
-As we travel on we come to a town where we can stock up on food again.
-We dropped into a larger town where we picked up some more food and met a Canadian couple
-We ride out of town and cruise until we'd had enough.
-We passed through this small town and got supplies.
-Late in the day we passed through another town.
-We were able to get them to understand the next town we were headed for..
-At his place he pointed us to a short cut to the next town.
-After missing our turn and having to back track about 10km, we made it to the town we were hoping for.
-We had a breakthrough at this town when we learned how to obtain water.
-We made our way out of town and found another awesome campsite by the river.
-We passed through this small town and got supplies.
-Late in the day we passed through another town.
-We stopped for supplies in the next town.
-It was getting late in the day when we passed through the next town where we found a bottle of vodka..
-Late in the day we come into this logging town and restock.
-Later in the day we made it to the next town.
-We pulled into town with the wind continuing to be strong from the north.
-We don't even get out of town and Minxter goes down in a mud hole.
-We were able to navigate through all the mud holes and we arrive back in the town we were in two days ago.
-The dog bite took place in a town that we came to where we were able to replenish our patch kit...
-We ride out of town for a while as the sun gets lower and really lights up this awesome two track we're riding.
-At the next town we stocked up and enjoyed a frozen goat yogurt.
-Right out of town we had a fairly good sized river to cross.
-We attracted the usual crowd at the next town.
-We quickly came into a town hoping for gas.
-The next town; no power = no gas.
-We decided we couldn't leave this town without any.
Which town? Very sorry you did not provide more town and village names. The whole time reading I was wondering where you were driving.

And did I miss the gpx tracks? Would like to download them.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:05 AM   #217
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Here is a gps track from my travel to Mongolia in 2010

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:48 PM   #218
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Great report, inspiring!

I loved the camp with the bodies strewn about....

Thank you for your trip!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #219
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:51 AM   #220
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Originally Posted by Joe Motocross View Post
As far as money you had to be careful to have enough in the smaller villages. Only the larger ones had ATMs. Some of the smaller towns had banks where you would be able to exchange money. I just added our expenses up for the trip last night. Not including air fare it looks like it cost us about $1100 per person for the whole trip, bikes, gas, food, booze, taking our friends out to dinner, gifts, etc.

We'd heard talk of the same problems with Mongols and alcohol. Still a little unsure of that scene at the drunken ger camp. There was at least one women lying in a heap on the ground as well.

A lot better than Buuuuurrrrt in my opinion!!! Sorry for this one boys!!! Maybe the ladies will like it!

I Liked it! Great report!!!!

Thanks for sharing! I really enjoied it!
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:21 AM   #221
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So glad I found this report! I'm planning a very similar trip to Mongolia (and then Beyond) and hoping these little bikes will make it a few thousand miles west of Mongolia... Just met a couple of gals who took cheap 110 from London to (almost) Ulaanbaatar, so I have high hopes!
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:16 PM   #222
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Read through the whole report. Awesome!

I'm curious about weather. In almost every pic, it looks beautiful, but then in the camp pics, you guys are all bundled up.

Also... how do you carry your eggs? I like eggs, and I've tried numerous techniques for packing them, but I end up breaking about half of them, even when hard boiled.

Again, great story. Great pics. Makes me want to go there.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:40 PM   #223
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Also... how do you carry your eggs? I like eggs, and I've tried numerous techniques for packing them, but I end up breaking about half of them, even when hard boiled.
I break mine into a plastic bottle. Your eggs will be scrambled but they will last a long time... maybe 2 weeks if you squeeze the air out as you use it.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:47 AM   #224
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I have been deeply inspired to ride Mongolia after reading your RR. I have also taken inspiration from Colebatch, Noah, and GuiltyParty and have decided to make it happen...

Now I just have to find a bike when I get to UB. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-18-2013, 01:58 PM   #225
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I have been reading this RR with great interest but there is some things that I would like to know more about. Well, I am thinking of doing a similar trip. Is tent a necessary thing or is it possible just to depend on Mongolian Ger?

What is a reasonable distance per day in those conditions?

What would be a reasonable budget per day for somewhere to overnight, food and gasoline?

would one month be enough to cover most parts of Mongolia?
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