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Old 09-11-2010, 12:54 PM   #46
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Day 13

I get up quite late. First 30km are ok, then it starts raining like shit.
It's cold and my sexy suit for rain does not work good enough so after few hours of riding in rain every part of my clothes is wet.
Terrible combination: I'm wet, it's cold, I'm hungry and I need to piss.
I stopped at the gas station and suddenly I hit the ground


WTF?! Did I forget about side stand?! Nope. My side stand just said goodbye.


I waved at the guy working at the gas station to help me lift the bike. I asked about a welder. "Right there!" he showed. So I pushed my bike some 50m, found a welder, but he had no working welding machine. He gave me direction of another welder. Yeah, there was welding machine, but the welder was already gone. So I went to another place. Surprisingly there were both welder and a welding machine.
It is still raining like shit, I'm still wet, hungry and still need to go to the toilet. But I found the right guy to help me!


In a couple of minutes he was done with it. He even reinforced it a bit.
"How much do I owe you?"
"Nothing"
"Come on.."
"We bikers have to help each other."
He rides a Ducati ST3. And also making his own pocket bike for stunts.


Still raining and I have not done my magic exercises yet so I went to a cheap hotel in Kemerovo. Firstly the lady did not want to allow me enter the hotel as a foreigner (she could get a fine for doing that ) but I smiled at her and she said ok. But I had to get lost at 7AM.

Distance: 466km





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Old 09-11-2010, 01:52 PM   #47
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Amazing! Loving it! Thanks so much for the time and work to share your journey.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:45 PM   #48
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Day 14

I start crying as I leave the town. After some thousands of straight roads there are finally some curves.


These curves are fantastic!! Road surface is very good and these curves are quite fast ones. So as you may imagine it is pure pleasure. Both my tyres started reminding squares after so much riding with actually no curves.

Anyway, in the afternoon I saw two bikes parked by the KAFE. I need to find out who they are!!


Well, so let me introduce you these two travellers who accidentely met here shortly before I came here
It's Andrej on R1200GS going from South Korea to Finland and Dominic on XT660 Z Tenere from Belgium making a trip around Caspian Sea. I hope you guys did well.

Of course Dominic and I were suspecting there must be somewhere a support car that is travelling along with Andrej on his BMW But it didn't show up so either they only meet in the evenings or BMWs started being reliable enough nowadays



Along with the sunset it rapidly became quite cold. I stopped by KAFE (usually 24/7 restaurant with good food) and built my tent right there. You have access to food, water, so what else do you need?

Distance: 458km
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:20 PM   #49
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Day 15

So this is how I spent last night.


Somewhere close to Krasnoyarsk we are celebrating someone's birthday


When I get back home I might sell my bike as almost new, right?
No way!! I decided not to sell my XT. Never!!

After Kansk road is not good any longer.


Andrej warned me this was going to be shitty road. I even rode a bit at night because moon was very bright so I could see something. Normally I never ride at night. So after many many km at night I found a KAFE where I ate some food and asked lady from KAFE whether I could sleep here on the table. "Da!!" - she said it that way like if it was so obviuos I even didn't have to ask her. I put my head on the table and fell asleep.


Distance: 440km

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:08 AM   #50
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I didn’t say a word !

(But next time put your rain coat on)

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:55 AM   #51
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You have an admirer in Spain. I love your style.


Thanks for letting us go along with you.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:04 AM   #52
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I like this RR

Cheap bike, cheap equipment - a very honest RR, love your sleeping arrangments!

Makes all the €/$25000 bike and kit gang think abit?
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:16 AM   #53
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Nice trip

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:16 AM   #54
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Day 15
For the first 70km there was a superb road. So it means the bad road is gone? Pfff.. no way!!


In the very beginning I rode on first gear on that shitty road. Damn, I do not know how to ride it properly.
But once the good road was cut like in the picture above and I didn't even notice it while riding around 50km/h and......... yeah!! That's it!! So either you ride 5-10km/h or at least 50km/h!!
After some time spent on that shitty road I noticed that it gets even better when the back wheel loses its grip. So either you give it a lot of gas on 2nd or 3rd gear or you may give it a little shot from clutch. (Damn, I don't know how to say this with clutch but I bet you know what I mean )
Then back wheel can ride through anything and front wheel is quite light so it doesn't hurt front suspension that much when it gets in hole or hits small stone. This is important because I have a feeling I might brake my suspension in case I didn't ride here properly. And do you think I have money for a new suspension? Come on

Met a biker on a KLR 650 with 55liter gas tank..


And here is my biggest hero I have met on this trip
It's Michail (Mikhail) from Chukotka (better check where that is) going to Europe and back on that small 250ccm


As usually I slept next to the gas station.

Distance: 379km







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(But next time put your rain coat on)

I tried but it did not work as it is not as tight as my t-shirt.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:04 AM   #55
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I like the pictures of fellow bikers you meet on the road.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:12 AM   #56
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Chukotka is near to the USA !
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:55 AM   #57
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Greetings from Finland

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Day 3
I build my tent right by small lake near Zhytomyr. It is a city located on a road from Lvov to Kyjiv.
Hello Piotr!

You camped near Zhytomyr where I have relatives..!

We had that funny meeting in Marinsk on 24th of July. I first met Dominik from Belgium and had lunch with him in a roadside cafe when you dropped in.

Great to see that you have started reporting, I haven't got that far yet for various reasons (although I came home already 17th of August).

Look forward to continuing reading your report.

BR,
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:49 PM   #58
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Day 17

The road is finally good!!
I finally reach the city from which it should be close to Mongolia.


I meet biker on a Gold Wing. He explains me where local bikers meet. We rode a bit together into the town and damn.. I must confess this heavy fucker (Gold Wing) got better acceleration than my XT Until today I didn't know there exist bikes with such good acceleration!!


I asked for a room in one hotel. These idiots wanted 3400rubels for 1 night. (nearly 100 euros) Also met there guys from Ireland. It seems there's more of us going the same direction.


Andrej I met 3 days ago told me about a nice hostel in Irkutsk but they had no free room. So I went to another hostel and went to see town. Quite nice. But big though.




Then I went to see local bikers because I need to get a new oil for my bike.


One of them offered me help finding oil. He rides custom Ural (damn, have I just made faux pass? I hope it is Ural..) and guess what!! That bike also got better acceleration than my XT!!


Here's the list I made specially for you of bikes with the best acceleration in the world.
1. custom Ural (it was louder than the GW which means it is faster)
2. Gold Wing
3. XT 600

We found suitable Motul oil so I thought I would change it right now. Ural rider wanted to help me and.......... FOOOOOOOOCK!!!!!!!!!! He destroyed the rifling. No oil leaking (at least not more than few drops in one hour) but can't let it be like this.



In the evening I met a biker who said he would help me with this tomorrow. Ok!

Distance: 379km







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Great to see that you have started reporting, I haven't got that far yet for various reasons (although I came home 17th of August).

Glad to see you're ok!
Start reporting, your trip will be very interesting for all advriders
Gretings from Poland
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:31 PM   #59
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Outstanding! It's always good to see riders helping riders in foreign lands. Thanks for the updates.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:35 PM   #60
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Day 18

I get up somewhere around noon and take my bike to visit the mechanic I met yesterday. Fortunately rifling in bike was ok, only screw was damaged so he gave me new one.


He also creates a trike. He will put in it engine from some Subaru


I checked the bike and no oil is leaking. Weeeeeeeeeee
Rest of the day is full of chillin' and relaxing etc. I spent 2nd night in a row in tha hostel. I bet I will run out of money someday.

Distance: 15km
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