Afghanistan ride. How to enter, survive and return in one piece...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by sambor1965, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Northstar Beemer

    Northstar Beemer Been here awhile

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    #2 I need to know more about your Adventure riding business. I need to do one of these trips.

    You guys are simply outstanding.:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
  2. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama

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    Thanks Sambor, I use the E09 Dakar on my AT, I love the rear but dont like the front, which trelleborg front do you use ???
  3. popescu_mihailraul

    popescu_mihailraul RAUL

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    Yes indeed, Romania is, still, a very wild country and so, very proper for enduro. If sometime you decide to come and visit it, PM. I will be more than glad to help.

    On the other side, this topic is making me sad little by little. Has triggered a lot of thoughts hidden down there.
    One thing i am sure - i have to make some changes about my near future :bore .
    Was pretty sure internet motorcycling is not the way to go, but now i feel like a punch in the stomach and a replica in my mind - go sleep and tommorrow go to the garage.
    I look at your pictures and i keep quoting Kevin Spacey:
    "There is so much beauty in the world".
  4. timolgra1

    timolgra1 Been here awhile

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    We didn't have such good light in the Pamirs, your photos are stunning .....and wasn't that steel plated bridge fun?:eek1
  5. stef25

    stef25 Been here awhile

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    Thiis is what most people here dream about, I think
  6. easyman05

    easyman05 Been here awhile

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    nice RR so far, Sambor. From what I've read about Afganistan(including Russian and German bikers) - you all are crazy lads :) But still you decided to go there without your women ( OK your crazy but not insane ).
    BTW, for your info, there is a local company who offers similar Silkway adventures - might be interesting for you, just to compare http://www.silkoffroad.kz/en/kyrgyzstan-tours.html
  7. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    I think I am responsible, not crazy or insane - so I deceided to ride without passanger. I prefer to ride alone and share my impression from trip with woman (or women) when I return.
    I know Marat, his offer is much cheaper than mine. I will write about my offer in vendors section. Here is a RR from trip to Afghanistan...
  8. easyman05

    easyman05 Been here awhile

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    I suggest to revert to this matter at the end of your RR.
  9. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    As usual Sambor, it's FAAABULOUS!!!


    MORE PLEASE, IMMEDIATELY! :lol3

    :lurk :lurk :lurk :lurk

    Best wishes with the new venture

    Regards

    Shane
  10. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :tb:bow I wonder how hard it would be to Island hop up there from Australia Love your RR:1drink
  11. Gas Hog

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    Definitely in for this one!:1drink
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  12. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    WoW !!!

    what an adventure !!! can only dream about doing stuff like this .....

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  13. ramires

    ramires Dakar or AfricaTwin soon

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    This is T-644 Army Special - bad news - isnt produced now

    Try the Motoz (Australian Brand) Tractinator Desert (90/100 21").
    This tyre is really good replacement of Trelleborg as front tyre.
  14. Frgich

    Frgich Long timer

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    Outstanding again Sambor, thanks for sharing and all the best for your venture.

    Live the life as it is :clap
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    matapo Been here awhile

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    Great report as always.
    Crazy polish people,great drinkers...
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    jbrownmxr Gas Passer

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    Fellow adventurers, these dudes are the real deal. All others are posers. I really appreciate you guys taking us along.
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    Geez, y'all got some serious balls. BRAVO. and thanks so much for bringing it to us!!!!
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    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    AWESOME! Only way I can describe it. Thanks so much for sharing and bringing this amazing country to us via your pictures and reports. The only way most of us will ever get to experience it.
  19. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    next day we deceide to turn back near the border and visit Zorkul Lake...

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    Zorkul is a lake in the Pamir Mountains. It extends east to west for about 25 km. The Afghan-Tajik border runs along the lake from east to west, turning south towards Concord Peak (5,469 m), about 15 km south of the lake. The lake's northern half lies in Tajikistan. Out of the lake, towards the west, flows the Pamir River, tracing the Afghan-Tajik border. It is therefore a source of the Amu Darya or Oxus River.

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    The lake was once in the territory of the emir of Wakhan, but the lake and river were established as the border between Russia and Afghanistan by agreement between the Russians and the British in 1895. Although there is a probable reference to the lake in Marco Polo's account, the first European known to have visited the lake was the British naval officer John Wood in 1838. Zorkul became known to the British as Lake Victoria, although Wood declined to name it so.(wikipedia)

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    Main route to zorkul goes from Kargush but there are soldiers who check if you have a permit. We didn't have so we deceided to use other route. Lets say more rough and difficult...

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  20. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    we had old soviet detailed map which covered part of the route. Well, it was not so easy to find the right one...

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    We reached a pass on 4350 m... And perfect flat area. No speed limits!

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