By Tom Doig

Uncrossable rivers! Hospitable nomads! Rabid canines! Marijuana fields! Hailstone flashfloods! Maidens on horseback! Underpants wrestling! poisonous mountain-top lakes! silly westerners! And the mountain-biking - lots cycling your arse will damage simply examining it. this is often what occurs while younger idiots set out on a gonzo trip around the wilds of Mongolia.

In July 2010, Tom Doig and his top mate Tama Pugsley cycled 1487 kilometres throughout northern Mongolia from a small city known as Moron to a smaller city also known as Moron. Why? since it used to be there. Armed with spandex unitards, chinese language steel-frame mountain motorcycles, unidentifiable meat product and a woefully insufficient phrasebook, those morons blunder into a number of the world's such a lot distant and gorgeous wilderness—and triumph. variety of.

For 23 brutalising days—two days longer than the travel de France—Tom and Tama slog their excess of muddy mountains and throughout desolate steppes, for all time suffering to prevent Mongolia's mythical hospitality. This hilarious, completely shonky odyssey overflows with sweat, miscommunication and torrents of Chinggis Khaan vodka—named after Genghis Khan, the best warrior who ever lived.

Moron to Moron is a trip e-book like none different. It has all of it: excitement, ache, heartache, heartburn and the dried fermented milk of a horse.

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Engraving by Norman Price of Coronado setting out to discover a legendary kingdom of gold in 1540 4 T IMELINE 600 Earliest date for settlement of Acoma and Hopi mesas 800 800 Large pueblos such as Chaco Canyon under construction 1020 Chaco Canyon is at its height as a trading and cultural center 1000 1300 Mesa Verde abandoned 1200 1250 Ancient sites are mysteriously abandoned; new smaller pueblos are established along the Rio Grande 1539 Fray Marcos de Niza heads first expedition to the Southwest 1400 1400 Navajo and Apache migrate from Canada to the Southwest 1600 1598 Juan de Oñate founds permanent colony in New Mexico T H E H I S T O R Y Illustration of the 1680 Pueblo Indian Revolt T HE C OLONY OF N EW M EXICO In 1598, Juan de Oñate arrived in the Southwest with 400 settlers, and set up a permanent colony called New Mexico.

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