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Yamaha SR250 Rides to Mongolia Documentary

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Mongol Rally is an annual event put on by the aptly-named group - “The Adventurists.” Now in its 10th year, the rally is a helter skelter conglomeration of teams that journey from Europe to the capital of Mongolia. Their only set rules are that entrants have to raise £1000 for charity. They are also on their own logistically and encouraged to join the adventure with small vehicles. Rally goers include four- and two-wheeled entries. Of the latter was Spaniard Ricardo Fite Gonzalez, who participated in 2011

Fite and his brother have released a documentary about the journey titled: “Don’t Tell Mama I’ve Gone to Mongolia by Motorcycle.” It’s a fun short, chronicling his grueling ride.

The Spanish rider started off to Mongolia aboard a spindly re-built Yamaha SR250. Along the way he encountered painful tattoos in Russia, breakdowns in Kazakhstan and plenty of spills on the dirt byways. The little Yamaha and Ricardo plugged away, and benefited from the assistance of kind-hearted locals who welded bike and nursed the rider along to the finish. Also, mega thumbs up to one of the craziest bike loading operations we’ve ever seen.

Check out the movie embedded below courtesy of Fite and Vimeo:

Don't tell Mama I've gone to Mongolia by Motorcicle from Menna Fité on Vimeo.

Post Tags: Yamaha SR250, Mogolia Rally
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