Monthly Archives: July 2009

Day 53 Still in Almatywood

Day 53 Still in Almatywood, originally uploaded by Big Al!.

It’s annoying that we’re still waiting for Dave’s bike to be rebuilt, but if you’re going to be stuck anywhere then Almaty is the place. It is incredible. The day starts well with peanut butter on toast for breakfast for the first time in 53 days, and I manage to successfully transfer maps and waypoints to the new satnav. Arriving at MyTownMoto we discover Dave’s bike has been rebuilt and so for the rest of the day we can relax, enjoying Almaty and not really wanting to leave.

Day 52 Tuesday in Almaty

Day 52 Tuesday in Almaty, originally uploaded by Big Al!.

Practicalites today. Manage to find a MapSource compatible satnav in a department store. If I can actually transfer maps and waypoints to it, it will be very useful and i’ll be pleased not to have to look at an empty satnav mount for the rest of the trip. Get some cash, do some internet research. Change the rear tyre on my bike back to road rubber to save the dirt one for Mongolia. Then to pick up Dave’s bike from MyTownMoto, hoping it’s been re-built. It hasn’t, so it looks like we’ll be here another night. And then we find out the replacement piston dave ordered from wemoto is not available. So we go out for a drink.