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Old 08-19-2014, 02:32 AM   #601
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:39 AM   #602
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Atyrau-Aktobe

I did that road, but in the other direction, in 2012. Stayed on the potholed road though and completed the journey in 14.5 very hard hours, rupturing my auxilliary fuel tank. ADV Blog here
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:48 PM   #603
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Fantastic pics Wes , say hello to Ali if you see him :, the rebuilt forks he did for us got us back to the Uk no problem.

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Yes Ali has been a busy man helping many other people

Here is just a few photos of Ali's work, he fixes all model bikes and all problems be it electrical or mechanical, a great guy to know as you found out yourself

Mike left his bike with Ali along with my bike over winter and Ali carried out some repair work to get him on the road


Electrical problem and shocks needed work, Australian guy arrived in fashion on the back of a truck to Bishkek and Ali got him back on the road where he finished his trip in Mongolia




A bike from a Russian couple who traveled from Moscow but had electrical problems Ali fixed it


2 guys from the UK turned up on factory KTM rally bikes, one bike was losing water and also oil and Ali found the leaks and fixed it along with other little bits that needed doing








Lyndon also stopped by to pick some parts up for his bike






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I take it the people in the photos eat a lot of horse meat? I don't see any signs of any other indigenous foods? I have been away myself and may not be up to speed on your report. What language do these people speak? Thanks.
Yes there are many goats and cows they are herding up in these mountains but yes they also eat horse meat mainly at weddings or at a funeral in Kyrgyzstan, i had some and it is a tough meat and chewy also

Most people in former soviet country's speak Russian however maybe the younger generation say from 30 or below might not speak Russian.

Kyrgyz language is the national language however all documents are written in Russian so Russian also is spoken all over

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Old 08-19-2014, 02:30 PM   #604
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Im so glad your back Wesley, (exhale) These latest photos are breathtaking, and of course it looks like you havent had any problems making yourself at home with the locals. Those Kirghiz seem like a real friendly lot.
Kyrgyz are very friendly people and the government is really trying to encourage tourism to this country, it is really amazing and a must for anyone heading to Central Asia


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I did that road, but in the other direction, in 2012. Stayed on the potholed road though and completed the journey in 14.5 very hard hours, rupturing my auxilliary fuel tank. ADV Blog here
Yes basically the same route however i took the south section from Oktyabrsk to Aralsk and you took the North section road from Aralsk to Aktobe but the roads are probably the same i would assume

From Embi there was one pass which was a little hilly/mountains which was very green compared to the rest of this route

Yes later i also rupture my auxilliary fuel tank due to a stress crack on the weld haz (heat affected zone) area



Yes as you will agree it is not only the pot holes but also the geometry of the roads as they try fix them in summer with the high temperate melting the tarmac and also trucks don't care about the newly fixed road and just move the barriers to drive across causing deep groves where the tires pass

Also the freezing winters must take its toll due to the water freezing in the cracks and breaking it up.

I never took any good photos to show the condition of the bad areas but some of them pot holes were brutal and up to 1/2 deep in some areas and long enough to lay the bike in
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:22 PM   #605
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:22 PM   #606
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oon another police car arrived and they all started laughing, i think they found it very funny that i was traveling from England and was giving a random guy i met in the remote Kazak desert a ride on my motorbike in the middle of the night, i could also see the funny side and soon they waved us goodbye and also took a photo of me and my passenger/ co pilot
I have enjoyed your report, a true gem. Been riding along with you the whole way Wesley.
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:55 AM   #607
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Ali the Mechanik in Bishkek doesn't seem to be a part of Colebatch's waypoint file?
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:48 AM   #608
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Are you wearing the RST Pro Series 2 jacket and trousers. If so how do you find them, i have just got the same stuff

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Ali the Mechanik in Bishkek doesn't seem to be a part of Colebatch's waypoint file?
More information about this is on the hubb under central Asia section on how to contact Ali

Also Ali is well known in Bishkek so any biker there will point you in his direction
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Are you wearing the RST Pro Series 2 jacket and trousers. If so how do you find them, i have just got the same stuff

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Yes its the RST clothing, very good and up to the job.

Comfortable and fit for purpose, I tested it well with many offs/ falls
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Yes its the RST clothing, very good and up to the job.

Comfortable and fit for purpose, I tested it well with many offs/ falls
That's what I like to hear, thanks
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:43 PM   #612
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[IMG]untitled-3.jpg by Brisbane2Bristol, on Flickr[/IMG]

Yep, Ali helped us with our blown fork seals last summer,we blew them coming on that shite road from China, here i am here helping him celebrate his birthday

[IMG]untitled.jpg by Brisbane2Bristol, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 09-13-2014, 07:05 PM   #614
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Enjoying this immensely Wes, you are an inspiration.
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So we headed to the small village i passed, as it is more direct and easier to ride in the sand on tracks already made i did this with the Kazakhstan gentleman behind me pointing which tracks to take, i think he to was glad i was taking this route rather than the uncomfortable road with many pot holes

We soon got to the village which appeared pretty empty


But soon people started to come out to take a look at the odd guy on a odd looking motorbike as i am sure for them it was very interesting, it was funny as a few locals in the hotel in Atyrau i spoke to about my route i would be taking advised me i should avoid stopping in the small villages as people can be unfriendly but they seemed friendly enough to me











A few more cars started to turn up...........

This is how they roll in the remote parts of Kazakhstan



Well there is a saying right "one good deed deserves another"






So i was told to stand with the more senor gentlemen of this gathering and was offered a drink or two of the hard stuff, i am not one to seem to be in polite and don't wont to offend, it just seems to happen often on this trip as a bottle of vodka always seems to appear and with in seconds i always seem to have a glass of the stuff in my hand

So i had one drink


Or was that two drinks





Well i was going nowhere and would be staying, if only they had a karaoke machine

Well while all this was going on the guy got his car towed and i got my things i left behind handed back to me and was asked if i wanted to rest in one of the houses which was a good idea considering i could not ride the bike.

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