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Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By compassexpeditions
Note to self

Note to self - Don't need to name people in a motorcycle forum. Stupid error, whoops. Thanks for straightening us out guys!
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 54,912
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Wink Luckily the UK is the only backwards country

After the UK it should be back on the side that Poppawheelie is used to and its just all the others from Australia that will have to deal with the riding on the wrong side.
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By compassexpeditions
The Ride Leader bike and Support Vehicle

Mick has chosen to ride his 2006 BMW R1200GS which was the bike that he rode on his last London to Magadan - Road of Bones. Good reliable bike that he trusts and knows well. Support driver on the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By compassexpeditions
Mick and Justin rebuilding the bikes

Had to break down the bikes a bit for shipping from Australia
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 04:54 AM
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Views: 1,412
Posted By compassexpeditions
The support vehicle and Trailer

Allo loaded up and somewhere to go
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 04:51 AM
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Views: 1,412
Posted By compassexpeditions
Another Photo

Unpacking the kit in London
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 04:49 AM
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Views: 1,412
Posted By compassexpeditions
2014 London to Magadan - Road of Bones

Hi All,

The riders have just departed from London as I write this and looking on the Spot tracker they've just arrived in Folkestone to get on board the Chunnel train across to France.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 54,912
Posted By compassexpeditions
Thumb Have a fantastic Journey Poppawheelie

Hi Poppawheelie,

Glad you decided to go with us and hope that the trip is everything you want it to be. Will look forward to reading your view of the trip and it sounds like its a small part of a...
Forum: Australia 05-20-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,746
Posted By compassexpeditions
Thanks for the mention Woody2627

Hi Woody,

Thanks for the mention and great photos from your trips! Whoever people choose to go with or if they decide to go on their own, there is some really amazing riding over there. Favs are...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
Posted By compassexpeditions
Compass Expeditions: One last minute spot available on 2014 Road of Bones Tour

One last minute spot available on 2014 Road of Bones Tour:

http://www.compassexpeditions.com//wp-content/themes/default/galleries/road-of-bones/on-the-road-of-bones.jpg

Due to injury a spot has...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By compassexpeditions
Great Photos and Blog from Australia Encompassed Tour 2013

Hi All,

So we all know that Australia offers some amazing motorcycle riding and many of you have probably already been and experienced the Great Ocean Road, Flinders Ranges, Kakadu National Park,...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2013, 07:40 PM
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Views: 329
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Thumb Last Minute South America Motorcycle Relocation Deal

:deal 4 friends fancy an incredible journey??

Who wants to ride an F 650 GS in South America from Nazca, Peru to Santiago, Chile? Compass Expeditions has 4 x F 650 GS that are to be relocated to...
Forum: Vendors 06-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
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Compass Expeditions - 20% discount on Australia Encompassed 19 Day Tour

Compass Expeditions is pleased to announce a 20% Discount off the tour price of our Australia Encompassed Tour starting September 1st - 19th 2013.

We'd love you to come join us and now it is more...
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 426
Posted By compassexpeditions
Thumb Compass Expeditions Motorcycle Tours – Highlights of Peru

Compass Expeditions Motorcycle Tours – Highlights of Peru

Is there any continent in the world more suited to motorcycle touring than South America?
Compass Expeditions would argue that it’s...
Forum: Latin America 05-22-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By compassexpeditions
We'll see you in Sydney

Hi Rider 101...that sounds great we'll see you there..
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 11:42 PM
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Views: 211,813
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Thumb Amazing!!

What an amazing looking trip guys!!! Nice sidecar modification too! Love the photos and good stuff for going out there and doing it!!
Forum: Latin America 05-13-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By compassexpeditions
Peru and Bolivia for 2014

Hi Rider,

I hope you don't mind us popping on here to say hello. As mentioned earlier in the thread we run some pretty amazing trips through Bolivia and Peru as well as further afield such as the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Sorry about the lack of photos in the final Road...

Sorry about the lack of photos in the final Road of Bones section of the blog. To view the photos visit Steve's personal blog
http://stevethings.wordpress.com/category/siberia/

Thank you Steve!
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 103 – ROB6/6 – Magadan! October 2, 2012 ...

Day 103 – ROB6/6 – Magadan!
October 2, 2012
Oh what a day. What a glorious day … we woke up at Debyn in the town’s loony-bin and they let us out, and the day improved even further from there. The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day98 – ROB1/6 – Churapchy September 26,...

Day98 – ROB1/6 – Churapchy

September 26, 2012
Magadan lies lazily gleaming, so they say, on the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk, its jewelled spires reflected in its golden streets; choirs of angels...
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By compassexpeditions
Motorcycle tour with Charley

CHARLEY BOORMAN TO LEAD MOTORCYCLE TOURS IN AUSTRALIA

Compass Expeditions is excitied to announce that Charley Boorman and his good friend, and manager, Billy Ward will be leading two...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
The Road of Bones September 25, 2012 A...

The Road of Bones
September 25, 2012
A belated update today, I have fallen behind with the updates again but I will get stuff put up tomorrow and the next 6 days … covering the final six days, when...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 97 Yakutsk Another free day in Yakutsk....

Day 97 Yakutsk

Another free day in Yakutsk. The main thing we did today was to visit an academic institute that studies permafrost … for a few roubles they will let tourists in and give a tour....
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
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Day 96 - Yakutsk Two free days in Yakutsk...

Day 96 - Yakutsk

Two free days in Yakutsk and then we hit the ROAD OF BONES itself … we are supposed to service our bikes in these days, but I do not feel the need to touch mine. The oil, chain,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
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Day 95 - M56 Lena Highway Nice bushes, but...

Day 95 - M56 Lena Highway

Nice bushes, but not many trees now. We are 1000m high on this road.
http://stevethings.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/bushy.jpg?w=450&h=345...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 94 - Camp 25, Uluu It rained heavily in...

Day 94 - Camp 25, Uluu

It rained heavily in the night, further adding to everyone’s gloom, except possibly for Millsy who would would have been glad to be alive, even in Aldan, had he been...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 93 _ Aldan This will be a day of gloom,...

Day 93 _ Aldan

This will be a day of gloom, the worst of the 104-day trip. I’ll dispose of the cute stuff first: the forest went from dense birch or fir to sparse fir with red/yellow bushes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 92 - Neryungri Well I got off to a risky...

Day 92 - Neryungri

Well I got off to a risky start from Tynda. After filling up with petrol (at a very dodgy fuel site, vicious dogs rampant) we all set off, but I stopped to photograph the town...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 91 - Tynda We left our camp – one of...

Day 91 - Tynda

We left our camp – one of only three, out of the thirty-odd camps we did, where mosquitoes were a nuisance – and pressed on, through the ever-changing Siberian forest; today it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
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Day 90 - Mogocha Today Millsy felt OK, his...

Day 90 - Mogocha

Today Millsy felt OK, his bike was mended and he was riding again. Welcome back, mate:


http://stevethings.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/w-back.jpg?w=450&h=324...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 89 - Chita We had a terrible camp, it...

Day 89 - Chita

We had a terrible camp, it rained in the evening, it rained very heavily in the night (and it sounds much worse in a tent), I left my top-box open and it filled up like a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
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Day 88 - Bada Well my poor old brain...

Day 88 - Bada


Well my poor old brain interpreted “7:30 start” as “get up at 7:30″ whereas the others believed that it meant “the bikes will be moving along the road at 7:30″. So I woke up at...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
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Day 87 Last Border A pretty dull day with...

Day 87 Last Border

A pretty dull day with another 5-hour border crossing, from Mongolia into Russia – but this is the LAST ONE! (apart from getting out of Russia after the end of the trip, at...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 86 - Ulaan Bataar We were supposed to...

Day 86 - Ulaan Bataar

We were supposed to get the bikes serviced here in U/B, but I changed the oil in mine myself (Rhys helped me; ummm, that is, he did 95% of the work, and he also provided...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 85 - Ulaan Bataar A free day in U/B, the...

Day 85 - Ulaan Bataar

A free day in U/B, the capital. It is a big city; the population of Mongolia is about 2.7 million of whom most are nomadic, but every time there is a harsh winter (every...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 84 - Karakorum A long ride this day, but...

Day 84 - Karakorum

A long ride this day, but all on TARMAC which was furthermore in quite good condition. (Tarmac with potholes is worse than dirt with pits, since the potholes have sharp...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 83 - Tsetserlag This was a hard day,...

Day 83 - Tsetserlag


This was a hard day, the worst road ever and driving rain for half the morning – it cleared up, but everywhere was very wet. We drove 126 km this day, nearly all of it in...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 82 - Tsagaan Nuur Paid our respects...

Day 82 - Tsagaan Nuur

Paid our respects again to the historic wooden bridge:
http://stevethings.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/jbr-morning.jpg?w=450&h=304...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 81 - Jargalant Back onto the...

Day 81 - Jargalant


Back onto the bad-quality dirt road, yesterday it was shiny stones set on hard dirt (there never was a road made here – just the natural stony dirt of Mongolia) but today...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,638
Posted By compassexpeditions
Day 80 - Murun Woke 0610, it was bloody...

Day 80 - Murun


Woke 0610, it was bloody cold in the ger, and I had ordered a fire lit for 0630 … by which time I was fully dressed in warm clothes. We set off at 0830 through Khatgal – not...
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