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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/1/2016 9:19 PM
Woke up early, nobody else was up yet when I started breakfast and trying if internet was any better when everybody was still sleeping.

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These guys from Germany had done similar tour I did back in 2010, so via Iran and then the Stans. Now they were flying back home and putting their bikes in cargo.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/30/2016 9:43 PM
Last night was a bit restless, lots of drunken Mongolians running around the hotel and making all sorts of funny noises… woke up early again – seems to become a habit.

Elbow has still some issue, but hip is better so driving today is an option. Both of my arms are actually indicating that something is not right, but that is just some muscles issues, too much to do in the past days for them.

Had morning coffee in good time and by 08:00 I was ready to ride again. Or it might have been 07:00 as I’m not totally sure what time is in here.

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First stop was to get fuel and last station when driving...
By Ilpo Juvander on 6/29/2016 9:35 PM
Today after driving the southern route my plan is to take me to northern option.

I found earlier on GPS log that the route I had planned took somebody two days to finish, but as it was less than 400km I thought that I will just do it in one day.

A bit earlier tan 08:00 I was ready to ride again after having my usual morning coffee.

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Few kilometers out from the city and paved road ended.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/28/2016 9:10 PM
I woke up before 07:00, a bit lazy morning to recover a bit from yesterday. My body was giving some unusual signs again that some extra activities has been done yesterday and everything was not back to normal.

Coffee is a good start, did not bother to make any other breakfast than that.

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Than I managed to open my computer and saw some e-mails that needed my attention for a few hours.

Since room did not have a proper working desk, I made one of my own: I laid sideways the one (and only) chair and put blanket from bed over it to make it a bit softer. Worked pretty well I would say.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/27/2016 9:04 PM
Early morning again, almost everything was packed already yesterday and just needed to fill my water bags. For the first time I will now try how it feels to have 1.5L water in my back so that I can drink without getting off the bike.

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By 06:30 I was ready again and started driving towards border crossing. It was quite chilly, just 10 degrees.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 3/20/2016 1:39 PM
This summer is going to be celebration summer, I have been doing 10 years these longer motorcycle trips.

So this time need to have something to remember and the plan is to visit Mongolia.

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Some >15 000 km of road waiting for me!

Will take my GSA for the trip and planning has now started. Need to plan the route in more detail and I’m trying to void the main roads I have driven before.

First gears already ordered – new set of tires. Will try Heidenau K60 Scout how they perform on my usage.

Next one to think of is cooking, will need to see if my old trangia will be on this trip or if...