Monthly Archives: December 2011
Posted from England, United Kingdom.Just had a lime green mankini off the daughters for Xmas. Apparently I’ve got to wear it in Kazakhstan for some reason? Oh, and I got a very useful Mongolian phrase book from my son, Harry. He’s so thoughtful. At least I can now say in Mongolian, “I have serious diarrhoea, where … Continue reading
Posted from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.I’ve now got all the equipment we’ll need. That means the musical airhorns and a spork. Oh, and a tent together with a couple of Ortlieb bags (49 litre and 89 litre) to go on the back.
Posted from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.Just had a stomach-wrenching moment, as you do. Well, quite a few, to be honest. More of an episode, really. I’d read this blog on The Adventurists website (you can see it here) about previous participants who’ve done the Rally by motorbike. The bit that got me was, “Of the more … Continue reading
Posted from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.Just treated myself to a ludicrously expensive Victorinox multitool off Amazon. It cost nearly as much as the bike. If I don’t get to fix anything with it at least I’ll be able to prise stones out of yaks’ hooves.
Posted from York, England, United Kingdom.Kev’s just got our second bike off eBay! He says we could set off now if we wanted to. Well he can but I won’t – I’ve just seen it’s -27°C in Ulaan Baatar at the moment. Can’t work out how somewhere can be so hot in the summer and … Continue reading