Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that clarification Steve. I looked on the link you posted earlier for more pics but the text's in Russian and I can only say "Goulash, Borscht ( BARSCHT!) , nye-panimye and khorosho" so not really suitabe for photo-searching.
    I'd look at it again now but I'm at work and the titty-patrol software might set alarm bells ringing with career limiting consequences. :lol3.
    I work in the nanny-State where they can work a man to death or breakdown with stress and pressure but don't let him glimpse a buttock or breast or you might offend someone's politically correct sensibilities. .You work it out.....

    I'd hoped to get to the bike-fest at Baikal but the geographically misinformed Mr Colebatch gave you all a bum steer and took you on a field trip instead of a beer and pussy-fest. ...so I didn't feel so bad not missing it.....I know what grass looks like. :wink:
  2. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    Don't you be agitating trouble Stevens, you feckin' toerag :deal

    I've talked to Mr C and we agree that In order not to trample over the rhythm of RR it's better that I post after the Biking Vikings get to the end. So I'm here hopping from one foot to the other waiting....

    I wish they'd get on with it though...... I'm all for building up expectation, but even Hitchcock threw the audience a bone now and again. Come on guys!! :lurklet's ride!!

    At this rate we won't get there 'til next Christmas. Don't you know how old I am?...I might not live that long! :lol3
  3. CavDoc

    CavDoc Adventurer

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    Is that the world's worst idea for a single-blade plow? :eek1
  4. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    And presumably that wire you can see is attached to his balls as an "incentive" to keep up if his feet should slip off the pedals:cry
  5. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Steve threw us a boner instead.
  6. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    I am afraid to ask what they are doing with this urine sample. :D
  7. Calgary-Yogi

    Calgary-Yogi Adventurer

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    [​IMG]

    It may only have one wheel but you aint EVER going to see it in a Bongo !!
  8. M1tch

    M1tch Been here awhile

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    Should have a Harley engine in it . Then it would be a potato-potato picker.

    Great rr and want more please. Thanks to all who have ridden and written.
  9. beat

    beat Double Dutchie

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    That is BEER.
    You don't buy a glas but a bottle
  10. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    Dammit! Get writin' guys. There's enough of you.
  11. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    I think you mean east.

    BUT

    Good news (or is it?), two days ago McDonalds Russia announced obtaining permission to open 5 outlets in Novosibirsk. http://en.rian.ru/business/20130121/178917508.html

    I suppose it is just a matter of time before there is one at the end of the Vitim Bridge :eek1
  12. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    It seems we have all been spoiled in a good way here! :lol3 Bear in mind if this report was in "real time", it would be days, if not weeks between posts:deal

    Let the good folks update when they have time, rather than pressure a "rush report" on what is an epic trip! More time they take is sharing, the better I say!:clap (uh, to a degree :D)

    Our job as spectators and admirers will be to decrease the bongo jokes, and "witty" one liners listed under reposted pic after reposted pic, which DOES affect the very modern way that this report is being shared with us.

    Thank you for sharing Team Sibirsky, members new and old! Much apprecitated for both entertainment, and for guidance/learning experience factor!


    MFS
  13. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    +1 What MFS said !
  14. Jottum

    Jottum n00b

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    http://youtu.be/ABnmab720FY More unibikes, unimoto, monobikes or what ever!
    The only rule is that the front end may not touch the ground.

    Great report btw!
    Been reading for weeks now, gave me reason to join the forum
  15. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    Yes... yes that sounds better, I wonder if this has something to do with why I got lost in Mongolia :D

    I wonder what it will do for pork fat sales.
  16. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    We woke by our Baikal campsite and Geir and Steve packed up ready to head back into the bike shop in Irkutsk to collect Steve's tyres. Erik, Terry and I would take our time and take a short cut through Irkutsk, and wait for the guys somewhere on the north side of town.

    Geir and Steve rode off bright and early ... then two minutes later Geir returned with the fateful words ... Houston we have a problem.

    He had snapped a clutch cable.

    I had a spare clutch cable and offered my spare to Geir.

    We decided Erik would now accompany Steve to the tyre depot, while Terry, Geir and I took our time, packed up camp and replaced Geir's clutch cable. With 4 of the 5 bikes in the group now being BMW X-bikes (up from 3 out of 5 in the Stage 2 group), we were all an easy source of spare parts for each other.

    So while Erik and Steve were stuck in unpleasant summer Irkutsk traffic, The rest of us cruised into a chicken joint on the north side of Irkutsk on the road to Olkhon Island and waited.
  17. kuhjunge

    kuhjunge 3wheel enthusiast

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  18. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Its all unleaded. At least 2/3 of the cars on the road there are modern European or Japanese cars - which only run on unleaded. So a modern European or Japanese motorcycle will also have no issues.


  19. Ni3ous

    Ni3ous Double Axle Rider

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    Lets roll on guys.
    We are hungry for more of this report. :clap
  20. LethPhaos

    LethPhaos brb

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    Yes, digging up an old post :D
    You say you filled up only one - didn't you take backups?