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Old 07-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #1861
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I think this is same river 2010 on the other side. That small dot in middle of river is Mongolian bus which tried to cross river.

We had to sleep night over and wait till midday another day that we could try to cross river. There was also people on other side with cars waiting.


It was tame when I crossed
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:27 AM   #1862
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Thanks for my morning fix great pictures of a great country.
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:52 AM   #1863
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dude hahahh crazy video!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:00 AM   #1864
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It was tame when I crossed
Yes i have heard it is that bad only when it has rained. Some of my friends have also played around in same place driving circles in small stream
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:34 AM   #1865
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Loving life, Noah!!!! Sorry about the lonesomeness.....you know what they say about absense.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:41 AM   #1866
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Loving life, Noah!!!! Sorry about the lonesomeness.....you know what they say about absense.
No worries hardwaregrrl. Its just a feeling I have not felt in a long time. If you don't have the "highs" you won't get the "lows". Part of travel. Part of life.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #1867
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I post all the problems I have in this ride report. I have nothing to hide. KTM is not sponsoring me to ride this bike or to post this ride report.

In my opinion, there is no better RTW bike than the 690. It is reliable. It is durable. It is efficient. It is powerful. It is easy to work on. It is easy to ride. It carries what I need. It has a 500 km fuel range. and at the end of the day, IT IS FUN TO RIDE. It is rare you will see me without a smile. My comfortable cruising speed here in Mongolia is not slow. I keep her serviced and I ride her hard. I would challenge anyone to put a KLR (for some reason this is the one people tell me I should have) through what this 690 has done. It might make it?.. but you and the bike will not have as much fun as Katriana and I have had.
Nice Cameo, Im sure anyone riding a KLR would say the same thing, in the end who cares as long as whatever your own gets you from the start to the finish line.
Good adventure though, thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #1868
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in the end who cares as long as whatever your own gets you from the start to the finish line.
Good adventure though, thanks for sharing.
I care. It has to be FUN. This is what a lot of people forget. Otherwise what's the point? A car, truck, plane or riding a goldwing will get you to the finish line. FUN. Don't forget about FUN!
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #1869
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I care. It has to be FUN. This is what a lot of people forget. Otherwise what's the point? A car, truck, plane or riding a goldwing will get you to the finish line. FUN. Don't forget about FUN!
Amen buddy. I sold my KLR and bought a 2010 690. Better. Faster. Stronger. = FUNNER! Hahha. :rof
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #1870
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I always say the best bike is the one you're riding. It's always a personal thing but for me i'm just happy when i'm riding. Doesn't matter what it is, back in the UK i used to love riding my beat up old TS125 just as much as I love riding my KLR. One day when I get to ride a KTM it will be the best bike too!
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:05 PM   #1871
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I care. It has to be FUN. This is what a lot of people forget. Otherwise what's the point? A car, truck, plane or riding a goldwing will get you to the finish line. FUN. Don't forget about FUN!


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Old 07-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #1872
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Hi Noah, spotted your RTW thread when you posted on the 690 Wunderfest thread, and proceeded to get hooked on it and read it all up to this point. Excellent RR and I've enjoyed your photos and perspectives on the journey.

Like you, I had similar thoughts about traveling the more remote/'dangerous' places while still young and able and traveled the world extensively in my 20's; before I got married w/kids and all the other responsibilities that go with it. I didn't get to do it on 2 wheels because I was working overseas with no handy access to bikes (USA/West Coast is home and was doing seismic oil exploration mostly in the Middle East) but always with no plans, almost always solo, traveling light, and always asking for and using info from locals for where they would go if they could. Always turned into amazing experiences, some crazy and dangerous stuff, and as most RTW travelers who get off the mainline tourist track know, you meet the best people that way. That was 30 some years ago and I haven't stopped traveling yet, often on 2 wheels nowadays, but in smaller bursts of time and often with my wife, no multi-year trips likely for me.

I have a new '13 690E and busy building it up to the way I want it, for some long range offroad explorations.

I'll be following along from here and looking forward to your ongoing adventures! Rock it while you can!!

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #1873
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Great write up, been fallowing your thread for a while now. You have it right, doesn't matter how or what as long as you're having FUN. That is the key. If you're not having fun what's the point? Safe travels.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:12 PM   #1874
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I care. It has to be FUN. This is what a lot of people forget. Otherwise what's the point? A car, truck, plane or riding a goldwing will get you to the finish line. FUN. Don't forget about FUN!
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #1875
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I've read through the last few pages and will go back to read the whole lot soon. looks a great ride so far....


the question i immediately have is, when where and how is the story with Sveta going to continue? is she going to be joining you back in the usa? you in russia??

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