Offroadpeople: Ural 2012

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by grom, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. grom

    grom Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    67
    Location:
    Moscow
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/61606264" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

    Year 2012 was the final year of our Ural trilogy. Because of heavy rains we didn&#8217;t do too many miles in this two weeks journey.

    Unfortunately Walter Colebatch didn&#8217;t join us this year so nobody could write a heroic enough report to post here.
    So here are some pictures and I&#8217;m ready to answer your questions.

    High water in the rivers made us to return and to detour around Nugush Lake a lot of times
    [​IMG]


    But this tries and detours were real off-road adventure that we came for
    [​IMG]

    Wild nature spring gave us a time of awakening and new growth
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]




    We started like this
    [​IMG]


    Who the fuck showed me this direction?
    [​IMG]

    That&#8217;s what happens if you need a tow
    [​IMG]


    We are searching for a cave
    [​IMG]

    Found one
    [​IMG]

    Funny hill
    [​IMG]

    with good reward
    [​IMG]

    No rest, select next track!
    [​IMG]

    To unknown region
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Sergey Intruder is a very special member
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Relaxing evening
    [​IMG]

    Tick food
    [​IMG]

    Morning exercises
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Special KTM additive
    [​IMG]

    Another romantic morning start
    [​IMG]

    and in a few minutes
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    For this ride I changed 950 for XR250
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    That&#8217;s what we call a rest
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    fresh ice tea
    [​IMG]

    new avatar
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    People usually ask how we carry tables and chairs and other stuff
    [​IMG]

    - we use support vehicles.
    [​IMG]

    And if we don&#8217;t have enough vodka
    [​IMG]

    we call for a helicopter.
    [​IMG]




    Second part is coming

    [​IMG]
    #1
  2. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    734
    Location:
    Southeast Lower Carolina
    Gnarly Bastards every one of you.
    #2
  3. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    205
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia.
    Great stuff - all of you.

    And thanks Grom for posting.
    #3
  4. KTM 950S

    KTM 950S Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Oddometer:
    112
    Location:
    Greece....
    Amazing photos and adventure....:clap:clap:clap:clap
    .
    Waiting for part 2 :lurk:lurk:lurk
    #4
  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Oddometer:
    57,502
    Location:
    Toronto
    Crazy carnage ride!! :clap

    :lurk
    #5
  6. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,711
    Location:
    Minn.
    You cannot make that stuff up.

    Over the top!

    It could be a magazine advertisement to encourage people to buy SEALED WHEEL BEARINGS :rofl
    #6
  7. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    You guys are Nucking Futs .....:huh :eek1 :cry :clap:clap :freaky
    #7
  8. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,203
    Location:
    Kingdom of Belgium
    Glad you didn't forget the most important thing in adv-riding,
    ... to hydrate. :rofl

    What a ride.
    Great pictures.
    :beer


    Care to give some details on the journey?
    One picture shows 16 persons, how large was the party?
    In short, anything to post some more pictures, please. :wink:
    #8
  9. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,078
    Location:
    Team Canoodia
    :nod

    My thoughts exactly. If I had a set (of balls) I'd consider begging an invite for next year. However, I don't think I'm man enough. Great stuff...
    #9
  10. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,036
    Location:
    Schmocation
    good to see you guys are still having fun in the springtime Russian mud !
    #10
  11. Iwan Suli

    Iwan Suli Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Oddometer:
    16
    Location:
    Tallinn
    that looks absolutely... horrible

    :lurk
    #11
  12. M1tch

    M1tch Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Oddometer:
    329
    Location:
    Plymouth, England
    "You bought too much bread!" lol.

    Great video :thumb
    #12
  13. grom

    grom Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    67
    Location:
    Moscow
    22 people in total. We tried to split in groups of 5 people each, but it never worked: Pate always wanted to fix every bike broken; some people didn't like to be in a slow group; the route changed often so everybody should be informed.

    This is a very unique kind of traveling and we usually waisted a lot of time because of so many people involved. And every year I say to myself: 'This was the last time I traveled with this huge group!'

    More pictures will be in a week because Mishutka, our photographer, is in a moving process.
    #13
  14. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    944
    Location:
    God's country, Western North Carolina
    :freaky

    Thanks for posting this, I forwarded a link to it to several riding friends, beautiful country and amazing effort to make this ride happen.

    Cheers
    #14
  15. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,713
    Thanks Grom! I've been looking forward to this report! :freaky
    Now off to watch the Video :clap:clap:clap:clap
    #15
  16. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2005
    Oddometer:
    970
    Location:
    Manchester...but from Rome!
    Wow!!!!
    #16
  17. grom

    grom Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    67
    Location:
    Moscow
    Part of the forest was protected as a national preserve. Severe rangers gave us permission for three days to cross just the recreation zone. We did a little bit more.
    [​IMG]

    More river crossings
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Some roads marked on the map were built once by army engineers and never repaired
    [​IMG]

    Ural Spring
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    My water crossing style
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #17
  18. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,713
    Did you miss the 950 on this ride? :D
    #18
  19. Moonsorrow

    Moonsorrow Jesus

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Oddometer:
    44
    Location:
    Dutch Delta
    The 950 appears quite a lot in the vid :D .

    Very nice pictures and video!:rofl
    #19
  20. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Oddometer:
    9,804
    Location:
    Strangel Living West of Hell, SoCal
    ...you guys are nuts and awesome.
    Good stuff. Better for me to watch than to do.
    Love the s0undtrack!
    #20