Midnight at the Oasis


OK, it’s not actually midnight here, but it’s midnight somewhere on the planet! Besides which, the photo I took at midnight doesn’t look so good – being a bit dark and all.

I was up early this morning and the sight of all the adventure bikes next to the gers was too good not to capture. Each one tells is own story, with certain modifications made by the owner to overcome this or that problem. Scuffs, scrapes and broken components from this or that crash etc.. Not worth a great deal in financial terms due to the high mileage and condition, but priceless sentimental value to their owners. Maybe.

Most of the riders are heading off today, north into Russia and then east towards Vladivostok. We’ll stay another day to explore the city and get Mongolian SIM cards. After a great night swapping stories last night, it’ll be a lot quieter when they’ve all gone. I’ll see them away later.

I’m still surprised at how many people are out there doing this. Brilliant!

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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