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Ireland To Mongolia (July 2013)

Hello,

We are driving 3 honda c90s from here to there, leaving on the 11th of July. It is going to take us approximately 6 weeks to complete. Here is a list of our countries, it would be great to meet fellow travellers along the way.

Europe : France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey

Then we go to: Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan (Pamir Highway), Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and then Mongolia.

Follow our progress and planning here:

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Have you done this route before? 6 weeks to get to Mongolia on C90s sounds very over ambitious, especially as you're also planning to go through Central Asia. Don't underestimate how long it'll take you and make sure you stop to 'smell the roses'.

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Hi there,

Hi.

I'm also riding to Mongolia, you posted on my thread. Sweden to Mongolia. I have recently had to change my dates of leaving, now its 15th July and i'm going to take 6 weeks aswell, so we should meet at some point. Both my riding buddies have dropped out so i'm on my own now. Would be great to meet up somewhere. Kazakhstan maybe.
Have you all your visa's yet?
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Have you done this route before? 6 weeks to get to Mongolia on C90s sounds very over ambitious, especially as you're also planning to go through Central Asia. Don't underestimate how long it'll take you and make sure you stop to 'smell the roses'.

Bon voyage.

Yep, its ambitious but taking bigger bikes is not an option. We wanted a serious challenge. We wont have a minute to scratch our holes but it will be great all the same. Timing will be an issue but if we can stick to our budgeted days and distances then it will be fine
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Hey you blokes, Nadine and I did this last year on two Chinese 110 cc C90 copies. It took us two months to get to UB and that was riding every day that we could. We could probably have done it a bit quicker had it not been for unpredictable things - heavy and unseasonal snow in Bosnia in May (30 degrees c one day, - 2 and 20 cms of snow the next), Russian police who just wanted to look at our bikes and marvel that such crap machines had come so far, locals who wanted their picture taken with us at fuel stops or pee stops (I jest not), the sheer enormity of Russia, hours at border crossings, and the appalling or disappearing roads that slow you down; the is no way round them. Time spent all adds up and eats in to the time you plan on getting there. Your bikes will make it - ours did - but the problem you might have is that whilst little bikes can be better than big bikes in many ways in terms of being light and nimble and easy to fix, you won't have the luxury of being able to cane it and make up the miles when you do get a good bit of road. And no, you won't be able to risk riding at night - you'll understand why when you get there. Make sure you take spare spokes and if you don't already know how to, learn how to replace broken ones.
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Hey you blokes, Nadine and I did this last year on two Chinese 110 cc C90 copies. It took us two months to get to UB and that was riding every day that we could. We could probably have done it a bit quicker had it not been for unpredictable things - heavy and unseasonal snow in Bosnia in May (30 degrees c one day, - 2 and 20 cms of snow the next), Russian police who just wanted to look at our bikes and marvel that such crap machines had come so far, locals who wanted their picture taken with us at fuel stops or pee stops (I jest not), the sheer enormity of Russia, hours at border crossings, and the appalling or disappearing roads that slow you down; the is no way round them. Time spent all adds up and eats in to the time you plan on getting there. Your bikes will make it - ours did - but the problem you might have is that whilst little bikes can be better than big bikes in many ways in terms of being light and nimble and easy to fix, you won't have the luxury of being able to cane it and make up the miles when you do get a good bit of road. And no, you won't be able to risk riding at night - you'll understand why when you get there. Make sure you take spare spokes and if you don't already know how to, learn how to replace broken ones.

Have ye guys got a blog? thanks for the info. We are aiming to be in Iran after 2 weeks so that would leave us 4 more to get to UB.

Im actually replacing spokes on my rear tyre at the moment.
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Any hassles getting a visa for Iran?
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Hi.

I'm also riding to Mongolia, you posted on my thread. Sweden to Mongolia. I have recently had to change my dates of leaving, now its 15th July and i'm going to take 6 weeks aswell, so we should meet at some point. Both my riding buddies have dropped out so i'm on my own now. Would be great to meet up somewhere. Kazakhstan maybe.
Have you all your visa's yet?
Neil
Hi Neil,
We are leaving a few days before you. Are you taking the northern route? Kazakhstan might be a common ground if timing works out!
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Any hassles getting a visa for Iran?
Haven't got them yet, but its not too bad I hear. It just takes a bit of time. Also, having an Irish passport helps
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