By Ilpo Juvander on 6/23/2016 9:37 PM
This time I really needed to wake up early as my checkout time was set to 07:00 due to me only paying for 12hrs at the hotel.

Not a big deal, managed to get two cups of coffee and I was ready to ride again.


I’m still in growing mode for a beard, let’s see how long this will last…


By Ilpo Juvander on 6/22/2016 9:44 PM
Woke up early again, by 06:00 I was pretty much ready and started thinking on how to get the bike out from garage. Garage door was locked and the guy who opened the door last night was nowhere to be seen.

Lady from the reception helped me to find this guy, he was still sleeping in a room on separate building and came out looking really sleepy… but eventually he got his eyes opened after having a cigarette and I got the bike out for packing.

By 07:00 I was ready to ride again.


After a while I decided to take a break and stopped to have coffee, something to eat and more importantly, to get water.

By Ilpo Juvander on 6/21/2016 9:12 PM
Left Khromtau by 08:00 (time is there 2 hours ahead of Finland).


First break to drink was really in the middle of nowhere, cars were rarely coming towards me and landscape was really flat. Road was also quite boring good road, 100km straight, turn and another 100 km straight again. So to speak.


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.


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...