It's been a while since I've hit the road - I was very ill (Stills Disease), in hospital for quite a while and then off my bike for a year , but I was one of the lucky ones and have made almost a full recovery- or at least enough to get back on Thelma and take off once more- this time destination Mongolia.
12,000 miles across Europe, the 'Stans and Russia to Outer Mongolia.
I am writing this from sunny Odessa on the Black Sea waiting for the ferry to Georgia, I have been assured that it will leave at 11.00pm tonight but this is the Ukraine so we shall see.
I left home just over a week ago and had the excitement of getting through three rear shock absorbers in the first four days!!
A bit of a record even by Horizons standards I think, though two of them were second-hand and the garage pointed out that it was broken beforeit was fitted to Thelma.
- never mind, I got a Wilbers (recommended by Horizons contributors) shock in Germany for a very good price and seem to be doing well with that.
I am also the proud owner of a website showing all my previous journeys and my current one, keeping friends and family up to date. I will also be blogging on here, as without Horizons, life would be a lot more difficult on the road.
I'll probably be meeting up with other travellers later as there seem to be quite a lot of people going across Central Asia, but I am on my own for the majority of this trip with a couple of friends joining me for different parts of my travels.
Yes, I am still riding Thelma- my trusty 1992 BMW R80GS- she is going well, although her horn has stopped working, something to look at when I dock in Georgia, as from my experience a horn is essential for overseas bike travel.
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