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Old 01-04-2013, 03:31 AM   #2116
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We rode off into the day having lost a good hour fannying about at the crossing, and the evidence of serious rain was everywhere with massive mudslides along the road for miles. We started to climb a little and the land dried out with much better going and we could wick it up.
After a few hours we saw some bikes approaching (we'd seen nothing for hours) and realised it was a couple of overlanders.

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We pulled over together and said our hellos.
This was a couple of German guys (I think P & B had enough German to better converse with them) on their mighty behemoths, with every bolt-on goodie you could imagine. The guys had some English so they asked us what lay ahead and when we told them of the mud and crossings they had the look of seriously worried men. They were traveling at about 40kph (25mph) as the bikes were so heavy they daren't go much faster. The guy with the GS had a huge- T-shaped structure sticking out of the back of his bike so I asked him what it was for-he replied it had been for carrying spare tyres but when they were mounted the bike was simply uncontrollable, so he'd got rid of the tyres.
These guys were having their holiday ruined by the amount of kit they'd brought to make their holiday better. We'd been having a ball on the run through-they were seriously worried.
The guy on the Super Ten looked at our setups and the nearest bike and said " I want that bike!"
Take heed anyone planning a first trip.
P will tell of the conversation better than I as he chatted to the guys longer than I did.

Meanwhile a group of the locals wandered past so we decided to take a few minutes and have a cup of tea. We built an empire on it y'know!

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Here's B getting some biscuits out of the bottomless tank-bag with T lurking and hoping to snag a biccy

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:50 AM   #2117
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You clearly haven't considered the amount of raw courage required to stand on the back of the truck listening to Terry bleating about Walter finding out and taking the piss out of him.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:56 AM   #2118
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Way to keep the chrome clean...



Terry screaming : Put on your helmet Rod ! This is no laughing matter !
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:49 AM   #2119
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You wait Mr. currie.....
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:59 AM   #2120
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This one gets better every day.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:19 AM   #2121
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:48 AM   #2122
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I shudder looking at that GS. Did you hear if they made it?
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:18 AM   #2123
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I said "too late mate, they've a feckin' photograph now-the game's up"
Well well well

I had heard about this shameful episode but this is the first time I have seen the pic.

Terry Brown - you will never live this shame down!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:49 AM   #2124
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:54 AM   #2125
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This is such fun. Walter, Bas, Terri, Rod, and Beemster. Thank you. Thank you so very much.

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:02 AM   #2126
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great ride, great story

at the risk of repeating ad nauseam what has already been said by countless others:


great story, great ride... and some perseverance in preparing it...

I hope one day to ride at least part of it..

grts

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #2127
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Well I would be most unlikely to provide any details of that nature one way or another.
Great adv rider, photographer, writer, and honorable as well.

I had thought it would be tough to outdo the previous Sibirsky Extreme reports, but I obviously thought wrong.

I'll repeat what I said on the last one; there are Colebatch reports, and then there are all the rest. With the rest of the gang contributing as well, it's taken up to yet another level.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:32 AM   #2128
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Seriously though it has to be a pain in the ass to manage those beasts. If nothing else I have definitely learned from all these epic rides is that less is more. Its a lot like backpacking, just the essentials.

Loving the report, a huge Mongolia fan, the openness of the landscape is intoxicating.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #2129
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The big bikes are on Heidenau K60's as well, brilliant for long distance road and gravel but not much good on wet clay or deep clingy mud.

I don't think anyone having read Walter's reports would head off on this kind of a trip on the big bikes. Certainly has changed my view of real adventure bikes.

Keep up the good work team extreme, thank you for the effort you all put in to make this report such a great read.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #2130
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Well well well

I had heard about this shameful episode but this is the first time I have seen the pic.

Terry Brown - you will never live this shame down!
Sibirsky Extreme 2012 The Toughest Ride of Them All! Maybe a couple of martinis(Of course shakin but not stirred) would have been appropriate accessories at this time.

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