Mongolia by Ural
Touring & travel
25 May 2011 15:02
Andy Lander Stow, 58, from Devon is heading to Mongolia on a heavily modified Ural Cross 750.
The heavily modified machine boasts a winch, reinforced auxiliary fuel tanks and a high-capacity alternator from a Toyota Hilux. His destination? An enormous equine statue near the Gorkhi Terelj national park and the city of Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital.
He was in touch with MCN recently with this update:
"I'm only 1500 miles from the Mongolian border and I couldn't have come on a better bike. The people in Romania, Modlova, Ukraine and Russia have all been eyeing it up as the Ural Cross isn't available over here (the sidecar is a European built one). I've had people pull up alongside when overtaking me to get a photo, I've had a lady jump out at the lights to get photos of the bike and here in Irbit - where Urals are made - they flock round the bike as soon as you stop.
"I'm in Irbit to get a new mudguard on the sidecar after a little faux pas the other day in Moldova! I've just been allowed to service the bike in the Ural factory. I'm running Rock Oil Synthesis 4 Racing 15w-50 and the bike is running beautifully."
To read his blog and see more pictures, visit: www.joatmoa.com