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Old 11-29-2009, 06:18 AM   #1
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Road of Bones and the Kolyma Track - Pure Photos

This is one part of a multi thread ride report ... posted in a random order ... like Pulp Fiction meets Adventure motorcycling. Only when all the parts are together will it all make sense and tie in!

This thread is preceded by a report on riding from Irkutsk due North to Udachny and then across the never before ridden Vilyuisky Trakt between Mirny and Yakutsk.

This thread is followed by a report on riding what I consider to be the toughest adventure road in the world, the 4300 km long BAM Road between Vanino and Bratsk.

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No ride report ... just pics

We begin in Yakutsk ... start of the Kolyma Road

Downtown Yakutsk:

The girls of Yakutsk - after a lot of time in the wilderness, they are a refreshing sight

Permafrost caves ... We took the chance to visit some permafrost tunnels in the side of a hill just on the edge of Yakutsk. Its 33 C (about 90F) outside, and its -20C (about 0F) inside the hill. Permafrost in Yakutsk is just a few metres beneath the Earth's surface, and the easiest way to get into it is not to go down, but just to tunnel into the side of a hill. This is the entrance on one such tunnel.

5 metres and 3 insulation doors later, and you have this:

This one is the ICE BAR:

And this one is the ICE OFFICE
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