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Old 05-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #211
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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   #212
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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.

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-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   #213
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gps track

Here is a gps track from my travel to Mongolia in 2010 http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2046710

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:48 PM   #214
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Great report, inspiring!

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

Thank you for your trip!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #215
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:51 AM   #216
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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!!!!
Respect!

Thanks for sharing! I really enjoied it!
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:21 AM   #217
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Thanks!

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   #218
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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   #219
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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   #220
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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   #221
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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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Old 11-18-2013, 09:52 PM   #222
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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?
Great questions...

I am planning a trip to Mongolia after reading this RR, along with a couple of others...

I am not planning on shipping my moto to Mongolia. Would you trust renting a Mustang from a local company or buying one and then selling it?

I would be willing to meet up with a couple of others in UB and then head out onto the steppe... I am looking at August.

PM me.

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Old 11-19-2013, 03:36 AM   #223
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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?
Bring a tent. Mongolia has AMAZING places to camp.. everywhere.
I'm not sure how far you can get on a Chinese bike, but on a KTM I would go anywhere from 300 to 750 km per day. 200 to 300 offroad in a day in Mongolia is doable.

Fuel is about $15 to $25 a day depending. You can spend $3 to $10 on food if you are smart. Camping is free. I never stayed in any Ger camps unless in a city. And that was mostly to get internet.

1 month would make for an AMAZING Mongolian experience. You could probably circumnavigate the country in that much time. Make sure you post an RR.

Live2ridetahoe, There is an "unofficial" KTM shop in UB that has used bikes. When I was there this summer, they had a KTM 640 enduro they would sell for $4000. There was a handful of other enduros also.
Apparently now there is a new Yamaha dealer and you can get a Yamaha AG200E brand new for $3400.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:58 AM   #224
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I've bought a SH Shineray Mustang this summer from Olgii.

It was bought as new from UB by an English guy who came to Olgii where he sold it to me. I rode the bike to Sukhbaatar and I sold it there (without papers).

You can buy in UB a new Shineray for ~550 EUR. The English guy told me that he had the help of this company - http://cheketours.com/.

The bike has awful suspension. Otherwise it was ok.

Good luck
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #225
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I've bought a SH Shineray Mustang this summer from Olgii.

It was bought as new from UB by an English guy who came to Olgii where he sold it to me. I rode the bike to Sukhbaatar and I sold it there (without papers).

You can buy in UB a new Shineray for ~550 EUR. The English guy told me that he had the help of this company - http://cheketours.com/.

The bike has awful suspension. Otherwise it was ok.

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JoeMotocross posted a link to Cheketours.com on page 1. I was thinking of contacting them.

@RoninMoto, I remember the unofficial KTM shop from your RR. I am not sure that I want to buy a bike outright and then have the hassle of selling it when I leave. I am recently separated and kind of on a budget right now. $3000-$4000USD would definitely be pushing it as far as funds go. That is the reason I am looking at the Shineray Mustang. I do like the price (if I needed to purchase) and availability of parts throughout the country. Maybe I could find one with a juiced up suspension from a Yamaha or KTM.... That would be sweet!

I am still very much in the planning/dreaming stage right now. I really have no idea what to expect when I get there. I would like to keep it simple and camp and ger it. I am going without expectations or daily mileage goals. I think I would like to make it to the Altai region. I know that it is far from UB tho.

I am lucky to have a forum like this and experienced travelers as guidance.

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