Lemur Attack Force. Final post – Mongolia Timelapse. The Penultimate Post – Mongolia! Well, shit, this has been a long time coming.
And for that we apologise. But, since the next Mongol Rally is about to start, we figured it’s time to draw this one to a close! So, here goes. The penultimate post :)* Ah, Mongolia. With the benefit of almost a year’s worth of hindsight, I’m going to keep this pretty short. From border to Ulaanbataar Well, we got through the border, having camped just before it on the Russian side the night before. Russia Timelapse. The Rally Part 4: Russia. Or: We love you, you crazy, crazy bastards. Russia is, let’s be clear, kinda awesome.
And kinda terrifying, too. We travelled through around 4.500 km of it, over roads which were fantastic, and roads which were primarily roadworks, and roads which, quite cimply, induced much terror. And we met the most terrifying thing of all: the Siberian Mosquito of Doom. But first things first: the border crossing into Russia, from Latvia. We have chosen this one on purpose, as we had heard that, it being a Schengen Zone border, and quite far north, it should be quiet and civilised. We were wrong. We arrived at the border queue at about 9:30am on the morning of July 21st (a Saturday), hoping to be clear of it in about four hours.
After hours of waiting for the 40-odd cars in front of us to clear, we got through the Latvian part of the border relatively easily. The customs woman there took a look at our car’s registration documents, and noticing that it was incomplete, said she couldn’t let us through. Mongol Rally Prep Tips. Below are some preparation tips for those of you that are considering doing the Mongol Rally in forthcoming years: You’ll be doing a lot of promotion before the rally, trying to raise funds for charity and whatnot.
The first thing you should do is get yourself a web site (GoDaddy sells domain names for about $10 and you can have it forwarded to anywhere) and print out some business cards. Amazingly, we were one of the only teams in the rally that had cards printed, and every other team thought it was a great idea but hadn’t thought of it themselves. Check out our cards, and then head on over to Prints Made Easy where you can get 100 full-color cards for $15! I would get more than that if you’re serious about fundraising though–I went through about 1500 myself.
Pick your car wisely! Lemur Attack Force. Lemuria (continent) Though Lemuria is no longer considered a valid scientific hypothesis, it has been adopted by writers involved in the occult, as well as some Tamil writers of India.
Accounts of Lemuria differ, but all share a common belief that a continent existed in ancient times and sank beneath the ocean as a result of a geological, often cataclysmic, change, such as pole shift. In 1864 the zoologist and biogeographer Philip Sclater wrote an article on "The Mammals of Madagascar" in The Quarterly Journal of Science. Using a classification he referred to as lemurs but which included related primate groups, and puzzled by the presence of their fossils in both Madagascar and India but not in Africa or the Middle East, Sclater proposed that Madagascar and India had once been part of a larger continent. He wrote: Sclater's theory was hardly unusual for his time: "land bridges", real and imagined, fascinated several of Sclater's contemporaries. Mongolian Malls and Mechanics. A little splash of color this morning...
The first thing we did when we woke up was check the rear tire to see if it still had air. We already had one flat from the day before and had to put on our spare which had a slow leak in it – but it seemed to hold ok overnight…whew. We had 100km until we arrived in Bayankhongor where we could get both tires fixed. The morning drive was beautiful with bright blue skies overhead and decent roads. Tips for Driving From England to Mongolia for Anyone. Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Powered by WP Greet Box WordPress Plugin Having just travelled nearly 10,000 miles by car from London, England to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia we are hooked on driving adventures. The Mongol Rally was a blast especially once we entered countries like Kazakhstan and Mongolia. We have all seen the photos of the Range Rovers and Land Cruisers doing this type of trip packed with every essential item needed to take care of a car, but what about a driving trip for Everyman?
Mongol Rally 2010 launch 'The Festival of Slow" Paddock Hacks Teaser.mov Mongol Rally DVD Official Trailer Mongol Rally. Ten Mongol Rallies have passed since the first edition in 2004.
A decade of motoring stupidity has flown the flag for adventurism in admirable fashion, but the rally has had to evolve as the years ticked by. The cars got newer because we sold them for charity and didn't want to give them crap plus the government made the importing of old cars expensive. Then engines got bigger because the cheap new cars don't have tiny engines. Then the entry fee had to rise. Tarmac has spread across the planet like a nasty rash on a jockey's nut sack. It’s inevitable they say; you can’t stop the relentless march of modernity they say.
Best Intentions Tea and Travel: Mongol Rally 2008. Bad colonies motoring cooperative.