From Moscow to Rybachiy peninsula

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Donogh, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Red Pub in Murmansk :evil
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  2. Donogh

    Donogh Adventurer

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    EtronX, yep.
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  3. bajubaru

    bajubaru Adventurer

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    Why can't photo the channel? is it a border?
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  4. Donogh

    Donogh Adventurer

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    Because it`s some kind of a military object, as I understand.
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  5. robertyknwt

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    Coming late to the party here, but great trip report! And great pictures! I'm from Yellowknife, NT, Canada, so when it comes to mosquitoes and not getting dark at night in the summer, I knew exactly what you were going through.

    My kids told me this thing that's been going around ... "Did you know you only need to cross one country to get from North Korea to Finland?" (or sometimes "North Korea to Norway?") That got me thinking ... what would it be like to do a trip roughly from Murmansk to Vladivostok? (It would be especially cool to start at the Russia/Norway border crossing near Kirkenes/Elvenes in Norway, where the M18/E105 starts, about 215 km from Murmansk, and end at the village of Khasan in Primorsky Krai, just across the Tumen River from North Korea, and about 275 km from Vladivostok.)

    Do you know if anyone has done such a trip, especially recently? (I heard that the Zilov Gap has finally been conquered with a road.) This is something I'd love to do in the future some summer; for example, ride around in Europe, then go north through Norway, then ride across Russia, then take the train back from Vladivostok (I assume one can ship a motorcycle on the train somehow).
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  6. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    Офигенный репорт! Я сам из России (родился и вырос в Самаре), но с 2005 года живу в штатах, и такое мото-путешествие было бы приключением всей жизни! Так приятно видеть все ваши фотки! Молодцы Земляки!
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  7. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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  8. laszek13

    laszek13 www.strangers.riders.pl

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  9. yellowknife

    yellowknife Is In Canada

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    Very interesting... :clap:clap:clap


    YK
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  10. Donogh

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    yellowknife, thank you!

    aszek13, to see northern lights on motorcycle with skis! It`s one of my motorcycling dreams! I shall read your report carefully, thank you for the link.

    IvanRUS, your link does not work, unfortunately.

    SamRus, привет! Спасибо за тёплые слова! Как тебе в Америке, нравится?

    robertyknwt, thank you for your kind words. As I see in Google maps, you are surrounded by water from all directions in Yellowknife:D There must be hordes of mosquitoes! If you will do that trip through Russia, it will be a great and very long one!
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  11. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Sorry, the problem with computer :D


    Camp at midnight on the Peninsula Srednyi (Средний)::1drink

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  12. get_a_mc

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    :thumb
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  13. Donogh

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    get_a_mc, thank you!
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  14. Blader54

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    Excellent report! Always good to read a report on a ride in Russia! :clap Especially from the viewpoint of a Russian rider!
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  15. Donogh

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    Blader54, thank you for your kind words.
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  16. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Классный отчет, спасибо!!

    А откуда Иван взял такое защитное стекло? У меня тоже есть Сутеньор, и хочу купить такое. Спасибо заранее!!

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  17. Donogh

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    sasho, спасибо. Сейчас напишу ему письмо, спрошу - может быть, он ещё помнит:1drink
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  18. Donogh

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    sasho, он говорит, что возможно это высокое стекло Givi. Но точно не помнит уже, к сожалению.
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  19. sasho

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    Спасибо тебе большое!! :beer

    Ждем продолжение отчета :ear
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  20. DzikiDzik

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    Anyone riding a motorcycle to Murmansk probably knows that the must-be point during that trip is Sergey's Moto-hotel in Kola. Recently came second important take-a-rest point of north of Russia, Guest House in Suoyarvi with Katerina and Sergei . It is situated 140km from boring Murman road M18, so driving through the wild forests of Karelia near the lake Suojarwi certainly is a great stepping stone in the asphalt trip. Karelian forests have good gravels so no worries about passability throughout the whole year- roads are cleared also in winter.
    website: http://www.motohostel.ru
    and info from Katerina:

    Уважаемые мотовладельцы !
    Мотосезон 2014 не за горами ! Семья мототуристов (Honda XR , Honda Transalp ) предлагает Вам посетить наш гостевой дом за небольшую плату (500рублей/чел./сутки ) . У нас есть : собственный полуостров без оседей ( своя береговая линия 400м . ) , Теплый приём , красивый гостевой дом в морском стиле , специально оборудованный номер для мототуристов . Для Вашего удобства на нашей территории мы организовали две отдельные стоянки для авто и мото транспорта , гараж со всем необходимым инструментом , а также имеем возможность оказывать услуги сварки ( металл , пластик ) , прачечной и мелкого ремонта одежды . У нас в гостях вы сможете отдохнуть от дальней дороги , привести мотоцикл , экипировку и снаряжение в порядок , пообщаться с единомышленниками , попариться в баньке , проехать интересные радиальные эндуро маршруты , которые приведут Вас в заповедные места Карелии . Вы сможете увидеть : потрясающие красоты национальных парков , большие водопады , мраморный каньон « Рускеала » , гору силы « Воттовара » ( необычное , мистическое место ) , белые ночи и , конечно же , удивительные по своей красоте , северные закаты . У нас нет проводника , мы сами катаемся с удовольствием и готовы составить Вам кампанию .
    Почувствуйте и Вы этот дух свободы , сделайте новые открытия вместе с нами !
    Мы находимся Россия , республика Карелия , 10 км . от города Суоярви . Смотрите схему проезда !
    Наши координаты : N62 ° 10.342 ' E 32 ° 24.944 '
    Наш телефон : +7.921.457.61.20

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    Means that for about 15$ we have bad, garage tools and welder, access to the lake, fenced area, help in dealing with other bikers and advice on the rides and attractions from a very obliging owners.
    Contact language is Russian and German although it will extend to English .
    We were there by accident and highly recommend it. Our tracks: http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout/ChrisDeBoar/3vf89fupvvefsfjn and fotos with gps coordinates : https://picasaweb.google.com/115425502549798246747/PONOC12ROSJAKareliaChibinyRibaczij

    Russians encountered by us were always friendly, open and welcoming, as all people are everywhere. Media world is the world of politics , heavily distorted . It should go to Russia to find out for yourself!