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Old 07-21-2010, 05:27 AM   #1
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Siberian Extreme 2010 - Back for More

Its been a couple of months now since I was on the road.

I had designs on being in the Himalaya or Andes about now, but a bunch of people asked me if I would be interested in doing part of last year's Sibirsky Extreme trip again, showing them the way ... in particular the bit that always seems to capture folk's imagination, the Road of Bones.

Asking me if I would be interested in going back to Siberia is a bit like asking Bill Clinton if he fancies a roll in the cupboard with a wide eyed intern and a jumbo box of cigars. I know I should say no, but its always so tempting. Just one more time can't hurt, right?

And so I agreed ...

That was over 6 months ago. As I write now, I am in Vladivostok, on the East Coast of Russia, and home to the Russian Pacific Fleet ... in just over 24 hours I will be loading motorbikes onto a ship bound for Magadan.

Sibirsky Extreme 2010 has begun.

Unlike previous ride reports that were put together after the event, I will try something different this time ... I will go "live".

I will update this initial post with some highlights as they come to hand.





































































































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Old 07-21-2010, 05:33 AM   #2
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:04 AM   #3
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For Naval Buffs

I dont know about you guys, but a good Russian warship always captures my attention:



Close inspection shows it to be an Udaloy Class Destroyer
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:32 AM   #4
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I get to be the first to say... "subscribed."
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:39 AM   #5
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If this latest expedition (the word "trip" will not do it justice! ) is anything like the BAM road expedition, there will be a lot of . Incidentally, I just finished rereading the BAM thread yesterday!

Needless to say, I'm subscribed!

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:13 AM   #6
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I like the "russian warship"

Subscribed, have a good trip, we will follow you from behind our screens
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #7
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Just what we need this summer..... another Colebatch´s RR that is going to keep us glued to the screen
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:37 AM   #8
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:40 AM   #9
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Hahaha sweet, Can't wait!

Much love and luck from the UK!
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:44 AM   #10
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Im In. Ive got a Russian Ural but its not as nice as that. Ive also got an Xchallenge so im following along to see how the bike does. Have fun.
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Let the fun begin. What was the breakdown on the takers for the trip- Who's going with you?
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:41 PM   #12
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As recently as 6 weeks ago I had 5 people coming along on the trip – 4 guys and 1 girl. Tiffany Coates (http://www.tiffanystravels.co.uk/) had suggested to me last year I should lead an all girl ride on the Road of Bones and that guys couldn’t be relied upon! As it turns out, that’s what I have now. Surely enough, at the last minute, all the guys pulled out citing a variety of reasons, leaving me with a single female co-rider.

Sherri-Jo Wilkins is my co-rider for the first month and she is an Australian girl with a truck load of travel experience, but is new to doing the travel thing on a motorcycle. She headed off from South Australia about 6 weeks ago, crossed Australia, then rode around both Japan and Korea before we hooked up for the ferry across to Russia.

SJ is riding a KTM 690R.

You can get a lot more info on her and her bike prep on her web site:
www.sherrijowilkins.com ... she is running her own blog there too so hopefully it will match roughly with mine
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:44 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Ed Teach
I like the "russian warship"
I scanned the horizon for more Russian warships in Peter the Great Bay, next to Vladivostok, but I couldnt seem to find any more:

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Old 07-21-2010, 04:57 PM   #14
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Bike Prep

I wont redo it, as I have written up this years all new bike prep on the existing bike prep thread ... starting about here ... on page 22 ... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...524638&page=22

The end result is a bike that now has its battery in the sump guard, a set of KTM 640 Adventure forks, KTM 990 low fender, all new X-Tank, is back to white, has an all new rear rack, among other dozens of modifications. It now looks like this:





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Old 07-21-2010, 11:41 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Colebatch
I scanned the horizon for more Russian warships in Peter the Great Bay, next to Vladivostok, but I couldnt seem to find any more:

Walter - Sibirsky Extreme is supposed to be about going where no biker has been before mate...

That one's been "ridden" a few times previously I'd guess...
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