3 x KTM GO EAST

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lordmaciek, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. DRglidarn

    DRglidarn Panzer pilot

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    hehe, I knew that you guy´s should show us alot of :freaky ...
    Thank´s for that! and ofcourse for sharing all of this great adventure!

    I really envy you guy´s:dizave

    I send you a "good luck kick on your pretty damn sure soure :kat "

    Thank´s for reporting!
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  2. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    Hello guys!
    Thanx for all the feedback. No problem for me to send t-shirts/stickers, but I think I will be only able to do this when I m back.

    Trip report:

    Done: Poland, Ukraine, Black Sea, Georgia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbeijan, Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
    31 days on the road, 7000 km.

    Pics from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan i next post.

    mac
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  3. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    Spend a couple of days in Baku. Done some work on the bikes with the assistance of few very sexy cats.

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    ...and finally we are on the ferry across the Caspian to Turkmenistan.

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    Due to many problems: 5cm waves storm, closed port etc instead of spending 12 hours on the ferry, we spen 3 days:/

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    No beer, only bread and water so ... it was a very hard time for us.

    Finally in Turkmenistan:

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    Fuel price: 1$ = 60 Liters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    All thanx to the greatest man in the world - Turkmenbashi the Great. The ex president of Turkemnistan (dead now). The author of Ruknama - a book about Turkmenistan history and wats good or bad - a bible that must be read by every Turkmen.

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    Hot lake in a mountain i Kov-Ata:

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    People EXTREMELY nice!

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    The capital Ashgabat is also a project from Turkmenbashi the great head.
    His golden statue in the center of the city. This guy had a lot of fantasy (and petro$)

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    Did I say that the people are extremly nice. Met IZ riders:

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    ..and we go north through the Karakum desert to Darvaza, where there is a huge burning hole in the middle of the desert. 70 years ago there was a gas mine there, which collapsed with 100 people inside. Somebody set fire to it and... its burning. We had some problems finding it and get lost from the main track. Had a few dunes to pass (man down!) and when it got dark finally we could see the hole on the horizon.


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    Found the hole! On my KTM there was a 6666 that day! The Evil was with us!

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    We had also some visitors that night - road builders in a Catepilar:

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    ..with a bottle of vodka

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    Darvaza

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    ...and Uzbekistan next!

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  4. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    I ve had some gastrolic problems from both sides

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    Uzbekistan now:

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    A lot of visiting now, Khiva:

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    Safran converted fom hairy male to less hairy male:

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    Very nice people and kids all the time:

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    Futuristic toilet, man on the left and women on the right please (45 C in shade, inside the toilet about 100 Celsius):

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    Had some problem with the fuel once. Running 80 oct fuel with the CDI switched with no problem for 2000 km. But this time, after buying fuel, when accelerating the engine was doing TATATATA like the valves where punched. Stopped and found some nice people which told us the guy we had the fuel from is adding water, diesel, alkohol and what he find else to his fuel. Drained out this shit, put some proper 80 oct fuel and the bike was running smooth again.

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    Bukhara

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    ..on the way to Samarkanda, very very very nice people:

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    Samarkanda:

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    Done.

    Tomorow we are going to Tajikistan. Huge mountains, much colder, gravel roads - Hapaaaaaaaa!!!!

    More photos from Turkmenistan (15) and Uzbekistan (16) on my web site:

    http://motosyberia.com/photo_en.php


    maciek
    http://motosyberia.com
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  5. BLUE(UK)

    BLUE(UK) Long timer

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    Awesome...i love it....with a vodka!!:rofl :rofl

    Keep it coming guys,funny as...!!!:D
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  6. TomN

    TomN Long timer

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    Great :clap :clap :clap
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  7. gixracer

    gixracer Been here awhile

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    great report
    keep up the good work(drinking):freaky

    makes mexico look like a cakewalk:clap
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  8. rauladv

    rauladv Adventurer

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    Great, great, great, great!!!
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  9. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Hey very cool story ... what tyres do you find go best over these big distances?
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  10. Frgich

    Frgich Long timer

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    Uaaaaaaaaa :lol3 damn this RR is incredible, great story and the pictures, especially one with the gas hole in fire :poser, just hope that You didn't fart while You were there :kboom. Another pic with the pimped Lada, it seems that the owner of that cab is some funny dude :freaky
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  11. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    Amazing journey. +100.


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  12. Meathead

    Meathead tin man

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    Great report and pics. :thumb



    One question: what's the story behind the bottles lined up down the middle of the track here? :scratch :ear

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  13. CJohn

    CJohn Adventurer

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    as you proceed thru the snow you are rewarded with a beer :clap for your hard work..
    awesome
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  14. Uzay

    Uzay Adventure Dreamer

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    :lol3 great one, very entertaining and interesting keep posting pics :thumb
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  15. apeirce

    apeirce So I was following Andrew

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    Great fun.

    Sell those shirts to pay for your next trip.

    I want one.
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  16. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    hello gajs,

    again thanx for the feedback! great that you enjoy those pics;
    yesterday we have arrived to Tajikistan, and today to the capital city; beautifull road throug mountains; just have a little time, so will post pics another time;

    Peter640 - we are using Pirellit MT 21; very good on off road and quite durable on road; we will use 3 sets each - we have send them earlier by post; my rear is almost finished (7000km), but the next is waiting in Kazakhstan;

    by by

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  17. Frgich

    Frgich Long timer

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    Just keep riding and taking more pics, those on your site are also worth of looking :clap
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  18. muddy

    muddy Been here awhile

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    Kielbasa!!!!!, Great job. Keep the info / pics going .
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  19. kpie

    kpie Been here awhile

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    Excellent Report! Great Pics. Keep it coming...:clap
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  20. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Fantastic pics, report and journey... thanks for taking the time to keep us entertained! :thumb

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