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Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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If you end up in the Stan's let me know as I will be traveling in the area, maybe also on the roads north of Kazakhstan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
istanbul bisiklet motosiklet,
Because I've just started posting recently I'm not able to PM yet, (sorry about posting this here), but I need to fly home for a few days (on June 9th, return June 12th) from Istanbul during my trip (Germany-Tajikistan-Germany) and was wondering if you could recommend a place for me to leave the bike in Istanbul?
Hi, I'm not sure now if I will come back trought turkey or Romania, it will a bit depend of my mood and the timing, as it's at the end of my trip. Thanks for the invitation, for sure I will contact you if I come to Istanbul.
wardj91 ok I'll concact you, I will be there normally around july 2011.
Hi, i unfortunately must agree about not particularly enjoying the Ukraine, between Moldova and Oddessa we saw many speed traps although we rode slowly and never got stopped, also the roads are very boring. The 'Arabat Spit' in the Crimea was the exception being 140km of fun dirt, this ends less than an hour from Kerch, the ferry to Russia. I am also looking at a Mongolia trip 2012 and see the Pamirs as the highlight. Andy B
Hi everybody, my planning is quite finished now, I still have a bit more than 1 month to go. Hope everything will be ok for my visas:
here is my plan:
departure from switzerland: beginning of april 2011
entering Russia from Finland: beginning of may 2011
entering Mongolia from Russia : beginning of june 2011
entering Kazakhstan: beginning of july 2011
then I habe 2 months to do Kyrg, Tadj and Uzbek and go back to Kaz to exit in Russia again
In beginning of september coming back home from Russia trough Romania and the rest is not defined yet.
Hi everyone, so I'm on my way, I started 2 week ago, I'm in Latvia at the moment, will cross border to russia begining of may, enter Mongolia at latest on the 3ofjune, then july and agust for the stans, and 1 month to go back home from Ukraine.
Hi Paulo, I did every visa before I left, all trough Stantours.
To Wildman, yes could be nice to meet us in Kazakhstan!
Hello everybody. I started my trip from Switzerland to Mongolia one month ago, all good so far, I'm having a lot of fun, I'm in Moscow now for 2 more days and I want to ask you some advices about the route to go to mongolia. Here is more or less my route, but I have no idea if the cities I choose are reachable in a one day ride (8-10 hours). Because sometimes if the roads are bad, I can take 2-3 times more time. So if you have some advices to give me I would help me a lot.
Here I have 12 days riding planned, and I still have a reserve of 7 days, because I want to enter Mongolia on the 2 or 3th of june. So you can suggest where I can take a day more. And do you have some address for servicing the bike in the case it's needed?
So I will leave from Moscow:
Nizhiny Novgorod 410km EASY ROAD, NOT TOO BAD
Kazan 393km EASY ROAD, SOME PARTS BUMPY SOME VERY GOOD
Ufa 515km (what is the best way to go to UFA trough M5 or M7?)
I'm thinking now going to Ekaterinburg instead of Chelyabinsk (600km)
Then the ride to Osmk is quite long, were is a good place to stop in the middle? (1000km)
Novosibirsk 650km (should I take 2 days and stop in the middle, like in Kuybyshev?)
Tulun 700km (probably too long as well, should I do it is 2 days?)
Ulan Ude 414km
Ulan Ude – Ulaan Bataar 536km (here I'm not sure as well, how are the roads? Is there a city near the border where I should sleep and cross in the morning?)
Now I can tell, all of these roads are quite good! No problem at all, even with a street bike
by the way, here is my blog, it's in french but google translator works well, I tried. Www.zimiontheloose.ch
the Gobi is amasing, no road at all, but the middle of the country, from UB to the west, there is 500km of paved road (in more or less good condition) and then the road is in construction for a few hunder kilometers more. Otherwise there's nothing.... which is good! If it doesn't rain! :-)
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