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Day #6 - Ulaan Baatar to Bulgan (Mongolia 343Km)

Posted on 18th June, 2016

22/6/2016 - NEWS - The Boys enter Russia and find some WIFI !!

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Start of Day #6 - We had a nice send off! Let the Rally re-commence - GY xxxx

"Hopefully this e mail gets out - we are camping on the side of a mountain and seem to have some mobile signal so will give it a try!
Left Ulaanbataar hotel at 7.15 am for Town Hall Square where a parade of cars were presented to the locals. 
Then Tarmac roads for around 190km although took 60 minutes to do 7km out if the town . Standard of the driving was not good! 
Then we ran out of Tarmac and all hell breaks loose! Stunning scenery - appalling cart tracks for another 190km. We broke an exhaust mount about 80km in and a temporary repair was made. Then the exhaust grounded again and split the exhaust in two. Another repair and we limped yet again in to camp. Arrived at 6.30 pm - tents up and start work on the car . At 10 pm we grabbed some food repairs completed. A beautiful country with lovely friendly people who go out of there way to help you . 
How the car is still running I haven't a clue! We've been lucky - we passed a Mercedes with broken steering , a Jaguar with collapsed suspension and endless cars with flat tyres and one with broken wheel bearings! It's going to be a very long night for some of the drivers doing repairs . We've had some laughs too - the swampy story will follow and makes this trip one we will never forget. 
One picture today as its roaming and costs a fortune . More will follow when we get WIFI in Russia in 5 days 
This family helped us when the  exhaust fell off ! So friendly !
Hope all is well in the U.K. 
Car 72 is about to call it a night and try and get some sleep before we do it all over again tomorrow  - GY/RA
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Another bit of a mare - back of exhaust fell off. At now camp trying to repair.

Unable to email, no data roaming. All ok, we woke at 5am. Long days and didn't eat until 10pm

GY & RADay #6 Done - 10hrs:12min  (Total 49hrs 13min) Overall Position: 30 Class Position: 9

 

 

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