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Old 01-04-2013, 02:13 AM   #2116
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The walk of Shame

We got to the other side and unloaded the bikes, and the driver headed off-he was only taking one run across so P & B would need to ride across.
I walked back across the river to where we'd started from and told the guys it was a cakewalk, so they scooted down to the crossing and splashed across..whilst I walked across behind them. You can just see Terry standing at the far side like a big (dry) girl. "Oooh! I got a lift across"

Much ado about nothing and I was soaked again for no reason.
Moral? Give it a good coat of looking at before you take rash decisions. Pass me the donkey's ears please.

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:31 AM   #2117
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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.


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!


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, 02:50 AM   #2118
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Originally Posted by Prutser View Post
We followed the so called ADV riders

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, 02:56 AM   #2119
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Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post

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, 03:49 AM   #2120
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You wait Mr. currie.....
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:59 AM   #2121
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This one gets better every day.
Honestly, have you ever heard of somebody looking back on his life thinking: "Oh, I should have travelled less and mowed the lawn more often"? (Pumpy)

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:19 AM   #2122
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This one gets better every day.
well said that man
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:48 AM   #2123
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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, 06:18 AM   #2124
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Originally Posted by ROD CURRIE View Post


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, 06:49 AM   #2125
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this thing is AWESOME... and makes the mach V look like a vagina!

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #2126
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Originally Posted by tpar1220 View Post

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, 07:02 AM   #2127
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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..


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Old 01-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #2128
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Originally Posted by Colebatch View Post
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, 08:32 AM   #2129
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"The starbucks is over here"

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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2008 - DC to Panamá
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #2130
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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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