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Mongolia via 'Stans 2012

Hi,

I am in the early stages of planning a trip from Derbyshire, England To Mongolia. Via Turkey, crossing the Caspian Sea into the 'Stans, taking the Pamir Highway, travelling through the Altai mountains and a bit of the Gobi before coming back through Russia and Poland.

Anyone want to come along? As I say, early stages at the moment, i've still alot to find out, so pretty flexible.

I plan to take a few high passes (if passable!) and tracks/dirt if I can find them and plan the whole thing to take about 3 months.

My bike is an '03 XT600e so a similar bike would be an advantage in respect of spares etc.

I'll be at Ripley next month so could meet up if anyone fancys it.

Dan
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Hey Dan

I've had a brief thought about heading to Japan via the stans and Mongolia next year, but haven't done any proper planning for it. If it happens would be great to know someone else heading that way.

I'm hoping to get up to Ripley as well next month. Maybe catch up with you there?

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When are you planning to set out? I am also in the early stages of planning a trip to Aus via the 'stans (among other places) originally starting in 2013, but now it looks like I will be setting off from the UK late July/early August 2012. My plan was via Iran into Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan etc. But could meet up/travel part of it. Cheers.
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Thanks for your replies guys.

I'm hoping to set out late May/early June next year. I need to get more info and chat to some people I know have been that way as it can take a while for the snow to clear in that part of the world I hear.

It would be great to have a and a chat Matt. I Look forward to it.

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To the Stans!

Am aiming to travel through the Stans next year too. Taking a slower bike though, C90 or similar. Post you route, could aim to meet up at some point.John Badger
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hi dan
i have sent you a pm
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Am aiming to travel through the Stans next year too. Taking a slower bike though, C90 or similar. Post you route, could aim to meet up at some point.John Badger
Hi John

Not finalised it yet but as and when I do I will.

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Hi,

I am in the early stages of planning a trip from Derbyshire, England To Mongolia. Via Turkey, crossing the Caspian Sea into the 'Stans, taking the Pamir Highway, travelling through the Altai mountains and a bit of the Gobi before coming back through Russia and Poland.

Anyone want to come along? As I say, early stages at the moment, i've still alot to find out, so pretty flexible.

I plan to take a few high passes (if passable!) and tracks/dirt if I can find them and plan the whole thing to take about 3 months.

My bike is an '03 XT600e so a similar bike would be an advantage in respect of spares etc.

I'll be at Ripley next month so could meet up if anyone fancys it.

Dan
Hi Dan

your trip sounds interesting. I will be at Ripley, perhaps we could have a chat. I will be on an ex-army MT350 so I should be easy to find. I live in Derbyshire, High Peak area.

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Hi Dan

your trip sounds interesting. I will be at Ripley, perhaps we could have a chat. I will be on an ex-army MT350 so I should be easy to find. I live in Derbyshire, High Peak area.

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Hi Dave,

Think I may have seen your bike there last year (or one like it!).

I am also in the High Peak, we will have to make contact at Ripley. Housebound at the moment with a broken ankle.

Dan
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Mongolia!!!

Hi Dan, I plan I ride to Mongolilia this summer via Russia. Maybe a detour into Kazakhstan on the return leg. Riding '01 BMW F650 "Dakar". Maybe meet for a ? Best wishes, Steve
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Steve,

Would be at Ripley or are you on the road at the moment?

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Hi Dan

Im planning a RTW for 2012... so Im very interested in a travelling partner for the 1st leg

Im riding a DL650 weestrom

Sorry I wont be at Ripley as Im in Europe for all of June :-)

send me a PM if your interested

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Hi all

Ripley is fast approaching. I'll be threre gleaning as much info as I can and maybe a few s, just wondering who will also be there and whether you would fancy meeting up at some point during the weekend for a chat.

Get in touch and we'll arrange to meet.

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Dan

Im in Poland at the moment (just met James Blunt and got his autograph).. yep strange sort of day lol

Try and get as much info..... esp the visa side of things

Will be in touch when I get back to the UK

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Hey Dan,

Was hoping to get up there but unfortunately I had a bit of a spill last week. Completely gutted but looks like I won't make it this year.

Do let me know what your plans are though, would still like to be able to sort something out.

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