Jammin thru Mongolia Begins!!

Jammin thru Mongolia begins and wow, just a few kilometers outside town and we’re in awe at the immensity of the landscape. Once the concrete gives way, the grassland takes over from horizon to horizon. It isn’t that flat as we rolled up and over hills that gave us views far across the land. It looks sort of like Montana but of course, there’s Russia to the north and China to the south here 😉 We had a coffee break up on one hill and after lunch, the big sky, bactrian camels and wild horses kept us enthralled and affirmed that yes, we were riding in Mongolia!


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Jammin thru Mongolia begins!

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We left the city behind and the landscape opened up in front of us and all around us. It’s not as flat as I imagined as we rolled up and over small and big hills. It makes for some pretty sublime riding and that too when chugging along on a #RoyalEnfiled Bullet

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Coffee break out on the steppes and check out our super cool support van. It’s an old Russian UAZ-452 offroad van in an original fetching teal blue

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Wild horses of Mongolia moving around in herds.

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Riding a #RoyalEnfield Bullet across the mind expanding landscape of #Mongolia and looking cool while doing it

Snapshot from Mongolia: Selfie with Genghis Khan

Say hello to my friend, Genghis Khan, sitting like a boss in the center of Mongolia. On the flight in I had a long look at the desert and the rolling hills surrounding Ulaanbaatar and can’t wait to get out there on two wheels. The city looks clean and orderly and I can feel a Soviet vibe with the wide pavements and big block buildings along with massive statues everywhere. Mongolians appear very friendly and the lady sorting out my SIM card went out of her way to get me all set up. There’s not much English here but those that know have stepped in and helped out when they saw me struggling, like buying roasted pine nuts from a street vendor. Looks like there’s lots of new money here from minerals and every other car is a Land Cruiser or a Prius! Good to explore a new city but the wilderness is calling…