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Old 01-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #3106
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It's funny how often this pic comes up on this thread and rightly so. But think about it folks....its not like they could cut off a branch from a nearby tree and test the depths of the water.



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Old 01-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #3107
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I am kinda hoping some TV producer gives me a call to open up a reality tv adventure bike building business called Colebatch County Adventure Bikes
And you would have customers lining up out the door...


I know, I know.. still catching up.. at the moment only 50 pages to go...
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:10 PM   #3108
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Iker on the bridge!

What kind of bike is that Iker is riding? He has no fear and speed is his ally---something about momentum?

I like his attitude though I understand not his words-------
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:27 PM   #3109
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A 990 Adventure.




Thanks for the amazing RR. Colebach's reports are always top shelf stuff, this one is just a class above.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:40 PM   #3110
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Sibirsky Extreme Dvd

I wanted to thank you for the considerable effort you made to film this video. I just finished watching it and really enjoyed it. You have such a pashion for adventure moto, and an obovious interest in this part of the globe, not just in exploration but in its history and people. I appriciated the video more after reading several of your ride reports. HJ
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #3111
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Sorry for Off Topic.

Interesting. This has been modified from the album cover photo. Here the crossing stripes have been changed to possibly resemble a piano keyboard.

At the time, I lived just up the road by the red letter mail box on the left (Abercorn Place).

But a true story I love -
A friend of mine was passing about 10 years later and saw road workers stripping the tarmac prior to resurfacing the road. On impulse, he got the Foreman's permission and collected all the metal studs and pieces of tarmac from the crossing.
He then got a letter from Westminster City Council works dept confirming this was the first resurfacing for 15 years. Therefore he had the actual crossing the Beatles were photographed on.
Then he made a small series of presentation boxes with glass lids, containing pieces of the black and white crossing and a metal stud, together with the Council letter confirming authenticity. Very occasionally (to preserve rarity) he puts one in an auction of 60s pop/music memorabilia.

I will not say what they sold for except to say it was a very, very profitable chance encounter and bit of quick thinking.

Sorry for O/T
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:20 PM   #3112
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A 990 Adventure.
With the 40+ litre tanks.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:35 PM   #3113
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Day 74 - to the BAM !

After our rest day in Zhigalovo, we had breakfast ... (Terry likes his drinking yoghurt)


(pic by Steve)

packed up on an overcast day, rain threatening,


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and headed down a 300 km (190 mile) rough stretch of road (The Zhigalovo Road) towards the BAM ... from where we planned to turn right and head on to Severobaikalsk (North Baikal City) for the evening.


(pic by Steve)

Its a rough rocky road in the main, and when it wasnt rocky, it was muddy and slippery.


(pic by Steve)

We couldnt really go any faster than we did, as you can see from Steve's forks ... Using 220 of his 230mm suspension travel.

Also note the rim in the background ... this was the first full day offroad for the F800GS and it had a small ding in the rim already ...


(pic by Steve)


(pic by Steve)

But after 300 km of the Zhigalovo Road, we reached the BAM, and the villlage of Okunaisky.


(pic by Steve)

Then fuelled up in the first town with fuel we hit on the BAM, Ulkan, and prepared to continue along the BAM Road towards Severobaikalsk, the target for our day. (see also Steve's pics on page 203)


(pic by Steve)
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #3114
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That is one sad looking rim. Are you just trying to beat on it ( straighten ) a bit or is there any chance to have a replacement shipped ahead to somewhere along the way.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:36 AM   #3115
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Walter what happened to you helmet camera?
i'm missing the shots you made in the beginning...
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:11 AM   #3116
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After our rest day in Zhigalovo, we had breakfast ... (Terry likes his drinking yoghurt)


Hard Bastrad that Terry - it is hard enough drinking yoghurt, but through your eye!?!?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:15 AM   #3117
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I doubt that Iker's record (38seconds) will ever be broken.

But I remind you my own 'longest' record (43 minutes) is wide open to takers!
You know how this people is.
There is now something to be beatten and for sure someone will try it.
Guess your record also deserves an improvement, "The slowest Vitim river bridge crossing, with a bike".
Regarding Iker's record, well, those daring to brake it and reminding the promoter of this precious events, someone will take a "COLDBATH".
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:21 AM   #3118
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That is one sad looking rim. Are you just trying to beat on it ( straighten ) a bit or is there any chance to have a replacement shipped ahead to somewhere along the way.
Wait - all will be revealed
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:35 AM   #3119
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You know how this people is.
There is now something to be beatten and for sure somebody will try it.
Guess your record also deserves an improvement, "The slowest Vitim river bridge crossing, with a bike".
Regarding Iker's record, well, those daring to brake it and reminding the promoter of this precious events, someone will take a "COLDBATH".
I think you risk more than that. Your bike and luggage will be history, thats foe sure. If water levels are low you should be able to swim ashore - but when the water is high the volume of current has to be seen to be believed. If you managed to get ashore, in all your bike gear helmet and boots, in near freezing water, it could be miles downstream.

When the waters are high and fast I would give a biker less than an even chance.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:38 AM   #3120
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I'm well aware of the dangers but think those arguments will only improve adrenaline...
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