After a lousy breakfast in the hotel we had another walk around the town to find the largest Lenin’s bust in existence, a few pics then back on the bikes for the Mongolian border.
The road from Ulan Ude to the Mongolian boarder is good tarmac all the way, with the great weather it was a nice cruise. We arrived at the boarder around 3.30 and started queuing for Russian passport control where we had to fill in 2 forms and get 3 officials to stamp them. Then a 50m ride to the Mongolian immigration where we had to fill out 3 forms and get 5 more officials to stamp them all in different offices! blimey 3 hours to cross and we were lucky there were hardly anyone in the queue.
At 6.30pm we eventually get through the boarder through and started on the road down to Ulaan Baatar, it’s not a bad tarmac road with the exception of a few massive potholes and these huge speed humps across the road through towns. We hit a couple of them hard before we realised what was going on, lucky the bikes bounced over them. Kev almost had an accident as a car stopped in front of him with not brake lights, he skidded along and managed to stop before hitting it.
When it started to get dark and there wasn’t a chance we would make Ulaan Baatar we decided to pull off the road and camp for the night up in some hills out of the way.
Distance travelled 455kms Max Altitude 1125mtrs
Total Distance travelled 6129kms