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Day #8 - Murun to Uliastai (390Km)

Posted on 19th June, 2016

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

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Fiasco! - Route changes because of closed roads meant 350km of tracks - if you can call them tracks. Then we are routed near a swamp . Cars get stuck then the support crews get stuck . We avoided it but it was tough tough tough . Got to camp about 7pm and put tents up then checked car over . Food around 9pm then went to tanker for fuel. Waited until 11.45pm to be told no more fuel !!!! Come back at 6 am ! 
Woke up this morning poring with rain . Packed wet tent then had to wait an hour for fuel . 
Let's hope day 9 is better than day 8 but signs aren't good -
These roads aren't great
Arrived at camp - Long hard day but lovely location.......
Day 9 - it's raining !!!
Will we ever get fuel - this is our second visit !!!
From Russia With Love - GY & RA x x
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Day #8 - Murun to Uliastai (still Mongolia) 390Km

(admin: still limited comms from the boys, SMS texts only)

STATS UPDATE: 21/6/2016

Day: 4hrs 58mins (Total 64hrs 17mins) Overall Position: 24  Class Position: 8

 

Trying to preserve the car - it getting fragile! Beautiful scenery but there aren't even tracks, bolders everywhere and massive crevices.

Just arrived at campsite 340km on tracks! Another 14hr day now got to put tent up!

Been waiting a hour  now for fuel . The tanker has 100 cars to do and is hand pumping it, will be done by breakfast !!! Enjoy F1 UK!

GY & RA x

 

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop, so goes the Confucian proverb. Mongolia is beautiful that much is clear, but she is a cruel mistress and we can see that that she has many suitors. Those who fall for her charms and accept her embrace however can be sure of one thing, a wild ride.

So it was today, epic, wild and untamed. We crossed mountains, rode plateaux, forded streams, stormed gravel highways and zigzagged up and down dusty hairpins. Not one inch of tarmac was seen beneath the wheels of the Rally today and all concerned felt better for it by the time the sun had set.

It’s cold in this most remote camp sat at 2,200m, but most of the Rally basked contentedly in the warm glow of a job well done over yet another superb evening meal."

Syd Stelvio ERF Website - see full report

 

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