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Hi guys!

Just wanted to let you know that another TTR is heading out into the big world soon

I'll be riding my 04' TTR250 solo from Dunmore Head in Dingle, Co. Kerry - the westernmost point in Ireland - across Europe, Central Asia, Mongolia into Magadan in Siberia.

The planned route is as follows:
Ireland – UK – France – Germany – Poland – Czech Republic – Slovakia – Hungary – Bulgaria – Romania – Turkey – Georgia – Azerbaijan – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan – Tajikistan – Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan – Mongolia – Russia

 

This place is an absolute goldmine and I would never be able to prepare for this trip without the wealth of knowledge found here, so big kudos to Brian and everyone!

 

If you'd like to follow the updates on my trip, check out my site GirlGoneRiding.com and my Facebook page



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Wow - congratulations Anaire.

I don't think I'd have the ba11s to do that so I don't know how you've managed. biggrin

Good luck with a capital L

I will be following your site for news.

Jealous, ME????

Martyn



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Incredibly impressed Aga - I love to read and hear about people doing stuff that is so far out of my comfort zone it might as well be in another galaxy!

Lois Pryce is one of my heroines and its great to hear her supporting adventure riding on a TTR. Maybe you need to keep a diary and write a book when you get home to help cover some of your costs wink

Are you going to keep a blog? If so, I am sure there are a lot of us on the forum would be keen to follow your progress.

My mate Andy Lander-Stow did a slightly similar trip, or would have if his XT hadn't burst into flames in Almaty no

See here 

Andy used a "spot" GPS and position sender and we were able to follow his progress online day-by-day or as often as he set it to send a position to the satellite broadcaster.

Some pics of your TTR as you prepare her for the journey would be very interesting!

Good luck!

Brian and Trish



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Thanks guys!

Can't believe that up until 18 months ago I had never ridden a bike... and now I'm doing this? I should probably be locked up in a padded room wink When I was doing my research on what bike I should get, Lois' adventure convinced me that the TTR is the way to go.

Brian, I have a blog section up on my site http://girlgoneriding.com/blog so will be writing from the road as much as I can. I'm also taking the SPOT gps, it's a great piece of kit!

Not sure about my book-writing abilities but expect a lot of photos! biggrin



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Far from being locked up in a padded room, I think it's the sanest move anyone could make. It does take guts though. Well done for taking the leap of faith, and very best of luck!

Ride safe, ride free!

Simon.



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Well done girl,,,,,I'm off next year to East Russia 9000 miles but on a husky 650 terra, I'll be on my own as well, (billy ne mates) I just bought a 1993 ttr for trail riding, I started stripping my klx 250 late last year it's taking a bit longer than I thought so I got the ttr to keep me going till I get the klx finished, it gets delivered early next week, if I can help with any info for your trip let me know,

I don't know how you will get on with the ttr my concern is the fact the ttr only holds 1 ltr of oil so servicing will need to be done fairly regular, with the terra it holds 1.8 ltrs the service is every 6000 miles, I will know more about the bike in three months, but when you read that people travel around the world on the Honda c90 cub you could say any bike will do as long as it's set up before hand, whats your traveling plans, what luggage are you using, are you planing camping or mix it up, whats your time scale,

My plan is camping, time wise about 6 weeks longer if needed, cost my budget is £5000 that's giving me some room but I will have a back up fund just in case, the budget includes ferry's, visas, transport of the bike, I will possibly transport the bike to East Russia then fly out later to start riding back, I thought I may bike to East Russia then It was a case of sorting the bike out to get back so I've decide to fly out then ride back,

On route I'm doing as much off road as possible starting at the road of bones then into Mongolia then back into Russia then Kazakhstan then Russia then Ukraine Poland chec Germany holland uk, something like that

So good luck with your journey ride safe

Graham

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From Anaire's Facebook page: This is the post I was hoping I wouldn't have to make, but here we are...

There's been a huge delay with the paperwork as well as some essential bits of kit. As a result, my very narrow visa window for The Stans has pretty much closed, so unfortunately this trip won't be happening this year 

I would like to thank each end every one of you for your enthusiasm and amazing support. I'm sorry I won't be able to report from the road in the coming months like I planned, BUT!

I've spent a lot of time/energy/money on getting those visas and I'll be damned if I let all that effort go to waste. So while I can't make it there on the bike, I'm FLYING to Uzbekistan on 20th July and will then head on to Tajikistan to trek in the Pamir mountains. I'd prefer to do this adventure on two wheels, but two legs will have to do.
When life hands you lemons... make lemonade! 

 

I am sorry to hear the trip fell through Anaire. I saw your TTR advertised for sale on your Facebook page which is a shame.

I hope your walking trip goes well. Such a pity you couldn't do it on the TTR but you are making the best of the situation.

Hopefully you will be back again with us at some stage. I am not aware of any other female members on here getting their hands dirty fettling their TTR so you are an important balance  wink

Good luck!

Brian

 



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