We’re 6-days into our 12’000km Adventure and have travelled 2’500 km across Kazakhstan. The Kazak people are really friendly despite speaking absolutely no english. We have already spent 4-days living off the bikes and camping wherever our days end, but so far our most brutal day was yesterday – 800km of treacherous Kazak dirt roads and pulverised motorway to cross the Russian border. We’re having a rest day today to repack our gear, service the bikes, and, rest our bodies. This afternoon we’re continuing into a mountain range in the South of Siberia towards Mongolia. It’s been tough, we’re finding our groove, but getting it done … as a team.
THE MOTONOMAD II TEAM
Piloting M2 and M3 are my friends Scott Britnell and Hein Schwartz, who are very capable and experienced riders. Both have covered some ground racing enduro in the past, but Scott has more recently engineered a few monumental Desert challenges for himself. He currently holds the record for an unnassisted East to West crossing of Australia, which included crossing the Simpson desert. Now piloting M2 & M3 respectively for this 12’000km journey, I believe Scott and Hein are the right men for seeing this epic adventure through to the end. It’s been a solid start with a few hiccups already, but we’re recomposed, repacked and replenished. We’ve eaten everything from Horse meat to fermented sheep cheese … fuel for the body in Central Asia.
I suspect we’ll be offline for about the next ten days … Catcha soon.