Thursday, August 7, 2008

fin

so.....we're 150 miles into Mongolia, and riding TG up a mountain of rocks, which is not a road, just so we're all on the same page here, but a mountain of rocks, at a huge 50 degree angle, we pushed hard enough to bust our belt.

Steven and I being non-mechanical cracked open the book, and set up camp. we had it all sorted out, when the realization that the crushed radiator would make the replacement impossible, hit us. The belt can't be put on without adjusting the alternator to give it slack, which we can't do since it was wedged against the radiator.

No problem, we'll just get a tow to town, 70 miles southeast and get them to work on it....except we find out he's gone for 5 days. without five days slack in our trip schedule, we're pretty much done.

we're trying to fly into ulan bator, to see the capital, shake some hands, have a beer or two, and make our way back to the states.

I think we did about 7600 and busted through Mongolian ranges.

I'll try to write more if i'm stuck in the capital for any length of time....tons to tell and share, hundreds of stories really.

11 comments:

Patreesha said...

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:(

susie cloud said...

We are so glad to hear from you. So proud. Please let us know when you will fly home..Take care much love Mom

khizzle12 said...

woah! sorry to hear you guys can't finish! but we are definitely ready to hear your hundreds of stories!

Imon said...

I didn't expect you to reach Mongolia already. Yea, too bad about the car, and also so close to the end. Maybe you can travel by horse the rest of the way. Oh yea, remember the statistic about 2 horses per person in Mongolia? Still haven't looked that up.

Dave said...

Hey, sorry to hear about the car, but nice work getting all the way to Mongolia! Looking forward to the stories and photos (hope you got some pics of the car on the rock pile). Get home safely!
---Dave (TARDwear)---

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Josh said...

Have you tried hitting it with a rock?

Cananopie said...

You should've just attached ropes to your neck and the front of the car and drag that beast to the finish line

ironhive said...

Dudes, wish I was there to help with that one. Excellent job getting into Mongolia, I'm already jealous. It was an honor making the journey to Kazakhstan with you. Safe travels to UB and back home.

bo said...

i'm sorry the belt gave out so close to the finish line, but i'm sure you won't hold it against the poor vehicle. it's been vicarious...

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