Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Aldorean

    Aldorean Adventurer

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    New to this Forum thanks to Prutser, i`m digging trough al these incredible pictures and reading als those great great stuff about the journey that you people made and it leaves me Flabbergasted and in AWE !!


    i`m 29 years turning 30 in a month, and 4 months ago passed my license and bought my first bike ( Vstrom 650 2008 modded with Hyperpro and very nice foglights :evil ) now looking into these great people doing even greater things i can only immagine how much i need to learn to even come close to travel like this.


    BIG BIG thanks to the people sharing this with us its so much fun and there is so much to be learned from all this that i`m hardly getting to post because i`m only reading for hours and hours.

    Please keep posting please keep riding and above all please keep enjoying what you do so we can glimpse and enjoy trough pictures and stories !!
  2. Aldorean

    Aldorean Adventurer

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    Dreaming about that Suzuki V-Strom that they should`ve bought !
  3. Mehaniotis

    Mehaniotis Been here awhile

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    HMMMMMM, It should ave been us going to Russia.....
  4. elias

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    Or maybe they are dreaming about the bongo truck, they had crossed 30 rivers, and rain was stil going on.:D
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    mrbreeze Long timer

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    CordR Been here awhile

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    "Rod, I'm telling you, I told her 'I'm really THE Walter Colebatch' and I swear I was 'this close' to sealing the deal".





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  7. Prutser

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    The whole ride has been amazing so far, but the last days to UB were certainly NOT the best of them all.
    The amount of km's we had to do in this kind of weather were exhausting.
    Because of al the deep waterfilled holes on the track we had to concentrate every second of the ride.
    The tracks were SO slippery that trying to steer around the potholes was almost impossible, and there were so many that you would still ride into another one if you tried.

    The weather wasn't stimulating to take out the camera. The only camera left was the one on my cell phone !!
    As I lost my old canon Ixus in the Altai while I was gathering wood for our campfire
    which I didn't miss till we were 200 km further :hmmmmm
    So later I used beamsters Lumix Tz7 to take snapshots while riding. But it was in my chest pocket when I did the "does an Airhead float" test :p3rry
    Result= another camera F#@KT
    Because the camera in my tank bag was not in its waterproof pouch at that moment, my last camera with its lens's were ruined too.
    I could still use the camera for a few more days. But on day 62 from tsakhir to tsetserleg the cell phone camera was the only working one left..

    The pictures from this point on are of a poor quality. :fpalm

    This one is taken in our Tsetserleg hotels restaurant where we ordered our meals by just pointing four things on the on the mongolian menu.
    Non of the waitresses spoke other than Mongolian, so we were in for a surprise. It turned out to be a good one, because the food was really fantastic.

    The bad camera sure makes the guy's look tired :D

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words about the pictures. But I'm not the only one that took them.
    Some of the pictures I have posted were taken by Beamster or Tee Bee :thumb
  8. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    I'm still not sure whether it's the cellphone cam or just these elderly <s>carrion</s> blokes :rofl
    But it isn't your best pic from this outing Prutser, that's for sure :wink:
    Can imagine some knackeredness on the other hand

    The food looks good though. Compared to biscuits
  9. 2WheelieADV

    2WheelieADV Been here awhile

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  10. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Guzzi Guzzi

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    Insert picture of blue bongo with two bikes in the back........

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  11. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Was this in the Fairfield or the hotel next door ?
  12. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    Well, what happened was it was still pouring down and getting dark ,we were wet,cold, hungry and tired....., well i was anyway...,i led up towards what i thought was the fairfield,the building with "Hotel" writ on it, we got our rooms, managed to find a shower....., went down to the basement for food and beer.(thought it was strange nobody spoke english and all the guests were mongolian)..........

    It wasn,t till the following morning when we were outside our "Hotel" that i noticed the" Fairfield" sign....... on the building next door........:huh
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  14. Gravel Seeker

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    Too bad there weren't any good campsites to be found.


    I fucken hate you guys right now :D

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  15. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    :1drink:1drink:1drink

    Dont worry, in stage 3 of the trip, which will begin in a week or so, there will be BIG norwegian contingent ! You will have to hate your fellow Nordmenn soon !
  16. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Terry: What's with the big grin ?
    Rod: I feel so gay right now....
    10 seconds silence
    Terry:........not that there's anything wrong with that.....
    another 10 seconds silence
    Rod:.....pass me the appletini ?





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  17. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

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    Does that label on the beerbottles read 'Bongo'?
  18. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    OK thats gotta be the winner :clap
  19. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Borgio ...

    Probably the most widespread beer in Mongolia - and a pleasant drop.

    Here are a few other fine Mongolian beers. My fave is probably the black label Zhalam Khar in the middle here:

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  20. Aldorean

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    The Diamonds on the arms from the guy on the left must be HUGE !! Give me your shineeeeys !
    :lol3