Russian hardcore

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by grom, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. grom

    grom Adventurer

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/16171746" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/16171746">Russian hardcore - Smolensk 2007</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4716810">grom1300</a> </p>

    This is Smolensk region of Russia, many villages here were destroyed during WWII. Some villages were abandoned during 90s. Roads are still shown on the maps but sometimes they are not passable.
    Sorry, the video is quite long as it was made for local use.
    But you have a chance to learn modern russian music :1drink

    Bikes:
    Pair of XR650Ls
    Pair of XT600s
    Freewind
    Transalps 400 and 650
    DR 800

    Duration:
    11 days

    Music:
    Mamulki band
    Pushnoy
    Animal Jazz feat Janna Friske & Shnur


    Some photos from that ride
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  2. easyman05

    easyman05 Been here awhile

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    Great vid and ride!
    You are the men, guys! :)

    Paris-Dakar sucks:D
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  3. Red Zebra

    Red Zebra Signal 3

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    "where we're going we don't need roads".... :D

    Cool vid and music.
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  4. RWBlackbird

    RWBlackbird Lurker

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    very cool video.
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  5. Surrlibrumm

    Surrlibrumm Wanderer

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    Holy craphouse !

    :eek2

    That's an incredible video. :clap

    I was driving myself an DR 800 for 7 years. But I would not have done that with mine, even if I had drunk all of russias wodka at once. :freaky

    :clap :clap :clap :clap
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  6. woods wizard

    woods wizard Been here awhile

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    Great video..how do you post videos of this size?...
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  7. Zafercan

    Zafercan n00b

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    this is one of the most perfect videos I've ever watched.Good job neighbour..:clap
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  8. CJay'sFJ

    CJay'sFJ Ready for anything now!

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    Great vid.:clap:clap

    Could you please share with us what all the bikes were in the video? I spotted some i recognised but not all of them.

    You guys should try riding in the north in canada, lots of riding like that and some great roads, both paved and gravel as well:deal.

    And, although a little unusual, the music is good too:super. was that all the same band, or several different ones?

    Great riding by all, congrats.

    Formernortherner
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  9. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Oh those crazy Russians!! :eek1 I'd say you're pretty hardcore.. roads, who needs roads!! :lol2

    Smolyensk and Viyasma haven't been abandoned, right?
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  10. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Just one thing to say AWESOME! Great video and very hard core riding. Thanks for sharing. Interested in the bikes also.
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  11. grom

    grom Adventurer

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  12. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Great video....
    One day I will come back to my motherland to do a ride like this. One thing I miss about Russia and wasn't able to find here in the land of the free is freedom. The ability to do rides like this is amazing. This is why to me Baja has the same vibe as Russia, the feeling of freedom. :clap :clap :clap
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  13. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Hardcore trip indeed :thumb
    Looks ccccccold.
    Great terrain.
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  14. gothamAlp

    gothamAlp happy to be here

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    why do these russian ride reports always look like a bunch of ex-military guys who aren't happy unless they are out in the middle of absolutely nowhere, enduring miserable conditions in borderline impassable situations? :dunno

    but who cares, keep 'em coming! :thumb
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  15. easyman05

    easyman05 Been here awhile

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    Maybe because those guys live in a huge city of Moscow(15 mln of inhabitants) and are happy get out of it's concrete-asphalt jungle sometimes :)
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  16. dakardad

    dakardad Not waiting for anyone

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    You guys are great, totally out of control!!!! Right on yaaaa! Wish I were there.
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  17. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    It is not that hard to get there :D
    http://www.kayak.com/h/farealert?o=SLC&d=MOW&tm=200809&td=30
    Some 16 hrs later you are in one of the most expensive cities in the world. And then a couple hours later you are stomping the very same dirt you see in that video. :D
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  18. mattc

    mattc Been here awhile

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    Hardcore is right!

    I like the music too. :D
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  19. Pate

    Pate Been here awhile

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  20. popescu_mihailraul

    popescu_mihailraul RAUL

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    If you ever decide to come to Romania, you`re my guests:thumb.
    Awesome :clap!
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