ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-28-2012, 01:35 PM   #2506
SavannahCapt
Studly Adventurer
 
SavannahCapt's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: SE Georgia
Oddometer: 634
Thank you for the update. Fascinating as always.
__________________
Anyone can take the helm when the seas are calm.
SavannahCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #2507
DCrider
Live from THE Hill
 
DCrider's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Oddometer: 3,947
never too late to finish a great story.
__________________
ADV'ing from America's fine Crapital...
DCrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:34 PM   #2508
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,551
We spent 2 nites in Chita, as it was cold, Poly was sick, and we needed a break. We headed towards Ulan Ude early, after scraping the ice off the bike seats.
At least it was sunny!

I’ve traveled this stretch of road several times, and theres really nothing exciting about it. We did finally get to see a bear, it ran across the road in front of us.

At a gas station, turn off your stinky Izh before you get to the pump








We found a decent room about 2 hours before Ulan Ude. We wanted to make it there, but it refused to warm up, and we were beat from being cold all day.
__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:36 PM   #2509
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,551
The next morning we got to Ulan Ude pretty early. We didn’t stop in town, but we went south of there about 20km to a big Buddhist datsan (monestary). I went there in 06, & had been wanting to go visit again, plus I knew Poly would like it.
Its right off the main road to Mongolia (so I know the road well)
Theres even a famous monk here who has been in a trance for 50 years!
(he may be dead, after he has been sitting for 50 years, it would be hard to tell)

They have a small market/gift shop out front




Prayer wheels are everywhere. You spin them clockwise as you walk around them







Many cabins that the monks build to live in, as well as a few families that must work here.





__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:39 PM   #2510
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,551
You must also spin the cats clockwise



















__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:41 PM   #2511
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,551
Pictures inside the temples are not allowed (shhhhh)

All the pretty colors…. Imagine being in here with a head full of acid!
















The guardian of the coins

















__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 11:44 PM   #2512
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,551
Down the road, near lake Baikal, many people along the road selling dried fish











Poly checks how cold it is. Its friggin FREEZING!


We got a room in a town along the lake, nice place, and the guard let us park right next to his shack.



Huge hotel, but no guests.
__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 06:24 AM   #2513
KrazyKooter
Gnarly Adventurer
 
KrazyKooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: McKinney, TX
Oddometer: 110
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtwdoug View Post


Prayer wheels are everywhere. You spin them clockwise as you walk around them







__________________
2007 Honda ST1300A
1982 Suzuki DR250
KrazyKooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 06:41 AM   #2514
rtwdoug OP
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,551
I actually did the
I...I...I...want the knife......

no one else seemed to find it as funny as I did tho



__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #2515
adaleb
Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta
Oddometer: 23
Keep em coming Doug.
adaleb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #2516
* SHAG *
Unstable
 
* SHAG *'s Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2001
Location: Bradford, Pa
Oddometer: 4,188
Awesome stuff as usual Doug! Was good to meet you at the Chicken Rally a few weeks ago
__________________
2013 Yamaha TW200
99-RT- Graphite 50k Gone
01-GS- Mandarin 42k Gone
05-GS- Rock Red 88k
06-GS- Dakar-40k Sold
* SHAG * is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #2517
larryboy
Paint it black.
 
larryboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Über Alles,Ca
Oddometer: 13,656
Did you eat a dried fish? Looks tasty.
__________________
Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die. ~Lewis Carroll~
larryboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2012, 06:52 PM   #2518
RonInFla
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Oddometer: 20
Great report and even more excellent pics ! Thanks !
RonInFla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 04:35 AM   #2519
halmc
Turkey T*urd
 
halmc's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Tallahassee, Florida -- home of good ideas
Oddometer: 1,929
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtwdoug View Post
I actually did the
I...I...I...want the knife......

no one else seemed to find it as funny as I did tho



Um, was the funnny part on that clip?
__________________
BMW R1200RT; BMW K1200RS; KTM 300 XCW; BMW F650GS Dakar; Honda Ascot with clean, clear title in hand: hint-hint.
* * *
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names -- JFK
halmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 04:15 AM   #2520
theKite
Ulyssean
 
theKite's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Little Mountain, Queensland
Oddometer: 133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny55 View Post
I didn't want to start WWIII over that question. Just curious what Doug's experience was. I know Americans are not like because of what our Commander and Chief does. Simple questions really. I know that the Middle East is a No-No useless you want to end up like those hikers in the News! I am not nieve and I don't think that the World hates us. I also don't think that that question is out of line or stupid. It's a legitimate question. People see American as easy pay days. But I see that I have hit a nerve with a few people, for whatever reason that may be. I am also not saying that only American get robbed or harassed in different countries. America is as bad as anywhere when it comes to foreigners being robbed or harassed for being from the "Wrong Part Of The World" If someone was to ask me, "Hey, Do (insert your nationality here) get picked on in (insert city name here) for being who they are?" If the answer was "Yes" I knew it, I would try to pull the wool over their eyes!! Tell them how it is!
I never met an American that I did not like. (Just sayin')
theKite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014