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Old 01-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #196
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epic!!...and you've got some really great like minded riding partners to share that awesome adventure.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #197
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loved it thanks
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:49 PM   #198
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Awesome, can't say enough about it! That single track was beautiful, the bikes, just what you needed.
Oh and I'll have to find my daughters pigs to take on the next group ride.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #199
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Inspirational to say the least

Thanks for your efforts in sharing your experiences with all of us. Fantastic and inspirational ride report in many ways.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:57 AM   #200
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I would make it, if I had the chance. Great RR! You have Baaaallls!
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:13 AM   #201
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Really? You just had to didn't ya? Well gee......thanks for all that.....like I really needed another flippin trip to plan and dream about!! serioulsy, Mongolia on $1100 plus airfare.....This so in my future.

All jokes aside, thank you for an amazing RR. The dialogue was top notch along with the pictures. Simply truely Amazing. Thanks for giving all us wanna be super gnarly adventurers a glimmer of hope for an adventure to beat all adventures.

I stumbled onto your RR from Colebatchs latest and couldn't stop reading until finished!!!

Thanks again!! Can't wait to see your next adventure.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #202
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Have to give this rr a bump. This is a great inspiration -- showing how to make a very adventurous and fun trip on a minimalist plan. Thanks, Joe and crew for posting this fine RR!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #203
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Nice Work! Thanks for taking the time to write it up!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:35 PM   #204
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Nicely done!

Thanks for the great ride report! I rode ~5,000 miles in Mongolia on a DR650 in 2011 on the Northern and Southern routes and then out east. Took about 2 months. Your pictures brought back a lot of great memories and I recognized several places as well.

Your choice of bike was excellent. Inexpensive, relatively simple, light, nimble, gets the job done, and plenty of local parts and knowledge how to fix them which is great because Mongolia is rough on machines. The good news is Mongolians are adept at keep their machines going even when they're beat.

Smart move spending most of your time off the main routes too. As you mentioned at one point, the main routes are pretty well thrashed by the truck traffic. I found the secondary and tertiary routes were the best. The single track is the stuff.

The stove was a good choice. I'd strongly consider bringing one if I were to do it over again. The Steppe Stew looks delicious!!!

For those looking to do something similar, I put together a potential route highlighting some of the main sites along the way: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...62258,37.96875

Again, great RR. Reminds me of why I'd like to ride in Mongolia all over again... and next time stay off the main routes more often
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:30 AM   #205
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Great rr.
I think i saw you guys when entering tsetserleg, i was riding towards UB. kind of weird seeing westerners on local bikes flash by. We thought you must be dutch, wearing the orange jackets.
Really cool reading your rr. The french guy i was riding with complained all the time about the weight of his africa twin and said he would buy a chinese next time, just like you did.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:10 PM   #206
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Great report, hate to say report because it was more like a magizine article. Great reading while sitting on the couch with the flu this weekend. Kinda reminds me of Wy or MT. Thanks! Oh yeah, amazing pictures too!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:32 PM   #207
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Great RR. Awesome story and ride in pure adventure style. I love it!
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Love this type of trip, no destination, no agenda, bare essentials, and surrounded by spectacular scenery....brilliant
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:20 AM   #208
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Indeed a great adventure. I was in Mongolia in 2010 and did a mix of northern route with the middle route, trying to avoid the main roads.. it was wonderful. This summer we're going there again :)

If you wanted to register the bikes.. would it have been easy or complicated? I would like to make a trip from UB to north of Mongolia and then Russia and then back to Mongolia. Would it be possible with such a bike? I know that in Mongolia everybody ride them, but in Russia? (Altai) What to do if the bike crash there.

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #209
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Excellent!
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:10 PM   #210
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Just remembered to ask...
For the little roads and, especially, single tracks, did you have them on paper or GPS maps?
And which maps were they?
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