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Riding East


A newlywed ride to marital bliss...

6,315 km (3,924 miles) over 307 days from May 15, 2009 to March 17, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Expedition touring bikes, Extended, First tour
Locales: Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Asia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines, South Korea
Years: 2009, 2010
Keywords: Irish, Ireland

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ridingeast

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Anna Cunniffe and Diarmuid Cunniffe - (contact)

Status: Completed Apr 2010Featured Journal #365
Last update: Friday April 9, 2010 10:39 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 9 Apr 2010 10:40 (US/Pacific))
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Will I...won't I..


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
About: A bit about us and our trip
Riding East: The route
The Bikes: A long haul build -The photoshoot
Contact Us
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INFORMATION FOR CYCLISTS
EQUIPMENT PAGE: Reviews from the road
Bike Shops: on our route
Mongolia links and a few GPS points
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RANDOM
Food for thought: Books/Articles/Websites & Blogs we like
People we meet along the way
Riding East 's Foodie page: .....yummy
Sain bain uu?: and more helpful phrases
Media snippets
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NEARLY READY
Final Countdown: Last preparations and Leaving party
And we're off!: Mixed emotions
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UKRAINE- MAY - JUNE 2009
What a difference a day makes: Greetings from Simferopol, Ukraine
Hangin out in Simferopol: Sunshine, Vodka and Russian pop music!
Bike hold up
The Yalta Game
A City of Contradictions
Day one on the bikes: We finally get out of Simferopol
Welcome to our Palace: The sights of Bakhchysaray
Dacha Fun
Like a man in uniform?: Then a visit to Sevastopol is a must!
Sevastopol- A little History Lesson
Yalta: Our old friend
Rest and relaxation
Farewell Dear Yalta
Lubchiste: anyone for a vodka?
A perfect pitch
Feeling hot hot hot...
Hurray for rest days..
A day in paradise
Sudak – Kerch: Beach living, fried eggs and a tick attack...
UKRAINE: The highlights and lowlights
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RUSSIA- JUNE 09
From Russia with love: (and some Cognac...)
The land of cherry orchards...
Open arms but a closed system...
RUSSIA: The highlights and lowlights
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Status update-: Silence from Iran and Turkmenistan is closed for business ....
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UZBEKISTAN - JUNE-JULY 09
Greetings from Tashkent!
Tashkent: Where east meets west
The Golden Road to Samarkand
Samarkand: Uzbekistan's most glorious city
The kindness of strangers
What a day: a sick patient, 150km through desert and 45 degree heat!!
O holy Bukhara: a well needed oasis
Melons and mutton and lots of good luck.
The final push in Uzbekistan
UZBEKISTAN: The highlights and lowlights
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TAJIKISTAN- JULY - AUGUST 09
Dushanbe: Steaks and visa games...
Off to the Pamirs!
Tajik hospitality and a donkey disaster
A speedy getaway from 'Hotel California'
Squat toilets and shorpa at the Sanatorium
Saved from evacuation by Scots
On the roof of the world
TAJIKISTAN: The highlights and lowlights
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KYRGYZSTAN- AUGUST 09
Another day, another country...
By gosh, we made it to Osh!
Wonderful homestays, good food and a banya: We LOVE Kyrgyzstan!
Kyrgyzstan's Tír na nÓg: The mystical lake of Song Kol
A race to Karakol
KYRGYZSTAN: The highlights and lowlights
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KAZAKHSTAN- SEPTEMBER 09
Entering Kazakhstan: Friendliest border guards yet!
Almaty: the land of everything...
KAZAKZSTAN: The highlights and lowlights
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RUSSIA II - SEPTEMBER -OCTOBER 09
Barnaul: Blinis and a big celebration!
DHL comes up with the goods: and we're off to see the Altai
Fame and fortune....
Smooth scenic pass under sunny skies
Autumn in the Altai: as good as it gets?
A feast fit for Kings: and our Altai adventure ends in darkness!
RUSSIA II: The highlights and lowlights
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MONGOLIA - OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 09
A speedy entry to Mongolia
Some snow and then some sun!: Olgii Photos
Welcomed by the many winds of Mongolia.
A sandstorm followed by a snowstorm and we move in with a Mongolian family.
A photoshoot of Omnigovi's residents!
5000km and a Ger of our own.
Lakeside riding and we meet a Banshee..
Drastic temperature drops as Winter firmly arrives...
Reaching our limit...
A nightmare journey ...
Ulaanbaator: A state of emergency
Mongolia: A reflection
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RUSSIA III -NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 09
Our winter holiday begins: off the bikes
All aboard!: The Trans Siberian.
The ruler of the East: Vladivostok
Big Brother: Russian Style
Soviet Apartment living: for a while...
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IRELAND- A brief Interval
Suprise!: Christmas and a family wedding -(updated!)
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RUSSIA IV - JANUARY 2010
Snow in Leningrad
Vladivostok: a joyful reunion
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SOUTH KOREA- JANUARY 2010
Kimchi and squid..our love affair with Korean food begins
A glimpse of North Korea
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PHILIPPINES-FEB-MARCH 2010
Smile you're in Cebu!
Filipino Fun: Jungle huts and Chocolate Hills!
Totally tropical
Island hopping: and some classy camping
Back to Bohol
Black Magic on Siquijor Island
Bahala na: the Filipino way...
Filipino hospitality
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THE END - MARCH 2010
Time to come home....


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