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Old 11-16-2012, 12:18 AM   #631
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Day 25 - Change Plan

We woke up ready to resume our journey along the Sibirsky Extreme Track, but a morning inspection of the bikes revealed a small crack in the front subframe of my bike. It would not be wise to continue off road until I got it fixed. I knew that just a days ride away from here (pretty much on our track) there was a good car mechanic I knew who would be able to sort it out.

I made the decision to tie up the front subframe with a strap and stick to the asphalt for the day. I had to get this sorted.

Being an asphalt diversion day from Baymak to YuzhnoUralsk, we didnt get too many pics. Just this one from a fuel station along the way.

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:18 AM   #632
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^^ this story made me laugh out loud. Would love to hear Terry's perspective :-D
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:24 AM   #633
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thanks for the detailed reponse to my questions, much appreciated
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:17 AM   #634
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We must all feel sorry for Terri, basically getting tied up by a bunch of young women for hours.
I hope you can get your bike fixed properly and Im really looking forward to the Altai section
of this expedition.
Walter, where could I get one of those Sibirsky extreme stickers you guys have with Lenin in
the center?
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:08 AM   #635
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Walter, where could I get one of those Sibirsky extreme stickers you guys have with Lenin in
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Me too! You owe me a sticker!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:48 AM   #636
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Stickers

I am pretty much out of stickers and badges ... Might one day get a new batch printed up
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:00 AM   #637
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I am pretty much out of stickers and badges ... Might one day get a new batch printed up
Don't you have to do the trip to get a sticker
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:11 AM   #638
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Well funny you should say that ....

About 10 pm, I was up in our room, doing the usual pic editing and communicating with loved ones ... and there is a lot of music and noise coming from downstairs. Terry went down to investigate, and came back about 1am.

Turns out there was a birthday party downstairs in the restaurant for a local Bashkir girl. The report I heard is as follows: Terry got dragged in, forced to eat birthday food and drink vodka and then a table of very attractive local girls (Terry estimated their ages as between 19 and 25) insisted on practising their English language skills on him. So poor Terry had no choice but to keep these young ladies amused while they got drunk, by chatting to them in English while they squabbled for his attention. In fact they were so demanding for his attention that he was (apparently) completely unable to pop upstairs to tell his room-mate and travel buddy that he has a table of attractive drunk local ladies who are dying for the attention of some English speakers, and could I possibly help him out.

Its a tough life in Bashkortostan.

Terry, feel free to expand on that mate, if I have left anything out.
Let's just hope his camera lens wasn't fogged up again.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:31 AM   #639
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Let's just hope his camera lens wasn't fogged up again.
"Old Foggy Lens" will be Terry's new nickname ....
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:41 AM   #640
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This is trip up to the current point



And then below we have the bigger picture, with the green handdrawn line repesenting the bit still to come. The trail is broken down into 3 thirds ... each about 4000 miles (6500 km) long. The thirds are represented by the black marks and headings on the map below. At the moment you can see we are 4-5 days ride from the end of the first third - Astana in Kazakhstan. There we will take a break for a week, get new tyres and be joined by some additional riders.

Wow, that really puts it in perspective. What an epic ride.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #641
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Don't you have to do the trip to get a sticker
Well you have to be part of the trip to get the Sibirsky Extreme cloth badge / jacket patch. - unless you are GadgetBoy of course ;)

But the stickers are all over the place ... All over Siberia and Central Asia, mechanics shops that have helped me out in remote places are sporting them. Truck drivers who I have met in remote cafes have them on their truck.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 AM   #642
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reading all your ride-reports it seems you like river-crossings a lot, especially without a bridge or ferry. i can´t imagine riding for hours with wet clothes and wet body. Do you have special protection against water, and how long does it take to become dry again?
When you go in deeper water, makes the minor weight of the bike in the water riding easier or even more complicated, apart from slippery or stony grounds?

thanks a lot for your great reports,
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #643
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For those poor souls that were,t at our hotel in bashkeria,...

As Walter wrote, i went down to check out what was happening downstairs and give our bikes the once over.
While i was checking our bikes, 4 real pretty girls dressed in their best party gear, came walking out, straight up to me talking in english,! took me by surprise to be honest.
I was then manhandled back to the hotel and down to the party, i didn,t have much chose .
They were all talking to me at once and holding me,so i couldn,t escape.

One of the girls in particular, I can,t tell you what she looked like ,or how old she was, as my wife reads this, (i ,m sure she was drunk ) would,t let me go and kept feeding me with food and vodka for the next few hrs. I can still see her face now, she kept staring at me , like i was from outer space or somewhere.

Quote from my travel log,"I think i,ve died and gone to heaven"

I did apologise to my riding companion, but i,m sure he would rather have been chatting to his loved one ,back home.:loll

As for photos, i,m afraid i had neither my camera or phone with me.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:56 AM   #644
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I did apologise to my riding companion, but i,m sure he would rather have been chatting to his loved one ,back home.:loll

As for photos, i,m afraid i had neither my camera or phone with me.
Yea! Right! . Don't you just hate it when things happen that way Terri.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #645
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thanks for sharing

Simply awesome! Thx boys!

Things changed in Russia last 30 yrs... I still remember in 1979 you could not turn off of transit route anyway without being chased & stopped & possibly jailed for venturing "off the official path" ... just dreaming that one day all the humans be free w/out the governments & borders, hehe...

...keep on posting, love it...

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