Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. BDG

    BDG Been here awhile

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    Rod for Prime Minister after that last photo. Repeal the 2006 NERC Act and make Adventure Riding a compulsory part of the school syllabus.

    I'll vote for you.
  2. motorfret

    motorfret n00b

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    Count me in...
  3. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

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    I watched his Iran-update. It just made my day. :clap

    So Rod, after personally handing the transcript of this RR to the PM, next time point him to c90adventures. We may all benefit from that.
  4. 420

    420 Sweden

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    The adventure trip of my dreams, Iran! The stories I´ve red tells me I have to go there.

    And thank you everyone for writing this RR. Been reading it for weeks and you have all set a new standard for all future RR. Its better written than a lot of books. Makes me want to fulfill my dreams.


    Stefan
  5. JediMaster

    JediMaster Adam Lewis

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    Here's the welcome me and my buddy got from BMW Iran when we rode through there in 2006...

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    Great country, great people. I'd return in a heartbeat and all being well that'll be next spring.

    As for the youtube video. WTF has a 30 year old poster of Noel Edmunds on their wall??? :rofl:rofl:rofl

    As for the photo of Rod at #10....Mr Glair ? :lol3
  6. InTheMuck

    InTheMuck So it goes...

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    Please disregard if this is too much of a hijack, but in this fellow's India post he talks about getting hassled by the locals when he stopped at the scene of an accident and reflects that "If you witness an accident in a country that isn't European or doesn't speak English......don't stop, just keep on riding, it's more trouble than it's worth."

    Curious what all you other worldly travelers think about that...:ear
  7. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    Blimey Adam. Just looked at your site and pics. I thought I'd travelled a little....looks like I have. :cry

    Lesson to self... must try harder.

    The Noel Edmunds thing threw me too. WTF??
  8. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    Walter's antennae are showing :lol3
  9. Teeds

    Teeds Don Quixote

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    With all the tires that Walter and Terry are carrying who would ever need crash bars. :rofl

    Stunning photography!

    I've been meaning to post and say thanks to Rod, Bas and Linda for all they contributed to the middle third of the ride report. I'm sure there were and are emails and texts flying back and forth between the ride party to keep this on track and interesting.

    From having posted a ride or three, I understand and respect the effort it took to document this ride in the first place between the photos and notes y'all ( that is southern for 'you' for the folks across the pond :lol3 ) had to transcribe daily.

    Walter and Terry: Y'all make one hell of a fine team and you clearly surrounded yourselves with a fabulous cast of characters.

    This report does need to be elevated to another forum within the Ride Reports that only the epic achieve. It is so hard to dig back and find these after the fact I would like to see GB and the admins create that forum and only put the best of the best in it. The selection process will be hard, but it will give many that are new here food for thought about why ADV is so special.

    :clapin preparation for what I am sure will be a fabu Third Act. The opening scene is stunning!
  10. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    For a politician, you seem like an alright fella :deal
  11. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    I can guarantee you'd do a better job than the tw*t that actually lives there.
  12. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    GS. I've kept quiet for all the mocking and abuse but Politician's an insult too far. How dare you, Sir! The very thought.:puke1

    I'm a Programme Manager..my team had just installed an IT network into the Treasury and George (who lives next door and for the benefit of the Colonials amongst us is the national bean counter) couldn't connect-so we had to instal there too. There's a school of thought that it wouldn't have made any feckin' difference but who am I to comment...
    We should maybe just given the pillock a multi coloured plastic kiddie-keyboard and told him it was connected up.:lol3

    We needed to send one of my Project Manager team over with some techies to have a look and I thought.." If anyone's going to number 10 it's me"...after all, when will this small town Jock without a qualification to his name ever get through the door again.
    As we approached the door there was a guy polishing it, and he saw us coming and slammed the door. "Charming" I thought, but then realised he'd done it as like every other drongo who enters, he knew I wanted a pic in front of That Door.

    Politicians are always filmed walking towards the door with that "I'm on business of the Nation" walk so I thought feck it...I'll have some of that too!

    Sorry its a bit grainy but my techie taking the pic was pissing himself as a copper with a submachine gun was giving me the daggers.
    DC was out.

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  13. JediMaster

    JediMaster Adam Lewis

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    Oh! I thought you gone to answer to the PM for riding in the back of a Bongo truck :lol3
  14. norseV4force

    norseV4force Adventurer

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    Ohhhhh so that's the reason. I'm actually quite dissapointed. I just thought the reason was because Westminster Council thought it prudent to give the Downing Street bin men really good uniforms.
  15. oothef

    oothef Grownup

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    I thought you were modeling for Man at C&A
  16. Franck B

    Franck B Been here awhile

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    Indeed, amazing, the IRAN especially, but also the inquisitive and challenging nature of the rider. I´ve done quite a few km offroad in Indonesia and Madagascar, and these little beasts are quite capable, they bring you anywhere... if you´re not too much in a hurry. Road cruising 80 km/h.
    Many countries, not only Russia, give good lessons of life.
  17. igormortis

    igormortis Long timer

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    And isn't this just precisely why we travel? Now seriously thinking about a route adjustment through Iran this year.
  18. jordiakof

    jordiakof Adventurer

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    : Rofl: Rofl: D: D
  19. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    After we were all together again we got three rooms, the bikes inside a fence and outside our small huts :norton

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    We headed over to the restaurant to get some food.

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    There were a lot of people there. Of all nationalities and ages. Most of them were backpackers doing their Trans Siberian Rail Road trip from Moscow to Vladivostok and now they had a little detour up to Olkhon. We even met an old friend. Pierre the piano tuner :D

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  20. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    Forget the piano player. Who's the blonde?:evil