Quiet day at the oasis


After a great night’s sleep in one if the comfiest beds so far, Mongolia pulled a sunny day out for us. The food at oasis is great, so after breakfast we set off to see what Ulan Bator has to offer. The other bikers had told us of an amazing bazaar that was all things automotive. I wanted to find a new switch and some oil to do an oil change.

I set off waking with Ozzie Ron, Shalom from Israel, Beth from the USA, Chip and Ken. We left London Dean changing his rear tyre, and London Jamie doing who knows what. All these guys are bikers heading East, so we’ve been swapping notes on our respective journeys so far.

The bazaar was closed, but I found a shop selling oil. I also found an ATM, which once we’d raided gave us enough money to be millionaires! I’ve actually held a million in notes, how’s that for a life experience?

I was looking to change my oil but had nowhere to dump the used oil. Someone suggested the garage next door, but I didn’t want anyone else doing the spanner work. I already had oil, so I doubted they’d be willing to assist. As it turns out the guys were great. They were happy to have us there and only charged for disposing the old oil. (A very small price).

In the end there were four bikes getting attention. I did my oil and filter and fitted my switch elsewhere, so I’m good to go. Kent from the US joined us at the garage for a new rest tyre. Awesome!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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