Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    "And it's the last time we do it your way... You great poof!"


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  2. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    He is seriously good with a beer glass too !

    After those lunchtime beers with Colebatch he linked up with me (Colebatch had an urgent parts matters to resolve with Boris :evil) to go and get his bike out of airfreight at the airport.

    Having done that, Iker and I did a brief tour of some of Moscow many hot-spots, ending up at this favourite of mine until well after 2am when I faded. :freaky
    http://theinternationalpotatoe.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/bourbon-street-naked-girls-and-live-bands/


    Quite a Guy.
  3. Pudge Factor

    Pudge Factor Adventurer

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    FYI- If you load up his blog w/Google Chrome it will ask if you want to translate from Spanish to (your language choice)
    however I've not seen a translation for U-Tube flix.

    And yes I agree, Iker Iturreg is one crazy Mammy Jammer for sure.

    Thanks for taking us along w/Y'all, always interesting.
    Pudge
  4. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

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    Iker. ... Hell of a guy. Hell of a rider. Fond memories of our time in the Pyrenees a few years back. On and off the bike. :1drink

    I'm not surprised he pulls a stunt like that. Real daredevil with great riding skills.
  5. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Looks like I am beating him in that race ... probably the only chance I will get.
  6. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    How true...It would have been great if we could have all rode together,...,he may have embarrassed me enough to make me ride over......:cry
  7. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    But Terry, it made a great story , you guys pushing the bikes over and then Tony disappearing on the bridge. We all thought poor old Tony had been blown over the side and hopelessly lost. Then Tony appears like a drowned rat still pushing his bike!

    Great story! It scared me nearly as much as watching the Spanish Guys riding over at break neck speed. Really scary when they have to ride in between the boards.
  8. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    LOL, Bigdon.

    I doubt that Iker's record (38seconds) will ever be broken.:clap:clap:clap

    But I remind you my own 'longest' record (43 minutes) is wide open to takers!
  9. casperghst42

    casperghst42 Been here awhile

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    There was a German guy at the German HUM in October who have manufactured a crate which is made out of cardboard (except for the base), and all major carriers have approved of it. He ships bikes for a living.

    Casper
  10. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    I,ll try to break your record,next time Tony...:D
  11. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Terry


    My vote is to keep this particular record in what we can call "the original 3" since that is all many of us have as evidence:lol3

    Hello Tony

    my vote and 2 cents
    gale
  12. yotes65

    yotes65 n00b

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    Simply Gorgeous, it is because of places like this that I want to purchase an off road compatible bike to explore “off-the-beaten-path” places like this.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I’ve started reading this a few weeks ago trying to catch up… currently on page 110. I find myself wanting to blow off work & homework just to read… however I can’t. So I will catch up in due time.<o:p></o:p>
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    I apologize if my following question has been covered somewhere before page 100 & I missed it or if is cover in the next 100+ pages I still have to read… What would you & the group estimate the cost of this trip for each one of you? Knowing a rough estimate would help the rest of us plan & save for such a trip. <o:p></o:p>
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    Thank You to the Sibirsky Extreme 2012 Crew for putting together a wonderful tale of riding through faraway places that millions can only dream about… however not this guy.

    Someday… Someday…
  13. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    It looks like that finally washed out-----a faded memory of a wonderful evening?

    Now---onward ! What will we see next?
  14. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    :lol3 wow this RR just keeps on delivering the goods! greatest story yet told, Iker, #1!
  15. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    On the road up to Zhigalovo we started on the proper off road part. From here on it would be next to nothing of hard surfaces until Magadan. As normal Walter and Terry rode quite hard, but we were able to keep up. Midway up Erik and I stopped and agreed that we should do some filming. I rode ahead and rigged up the video camera, but no Erik showed up. I waited for ten minutes before I headed back. A couple of click back he was standing by the side of the road. He was not a happy camper. It turned out that the subframe for the fairing was cracked. We patched it up as good as we could and continued the last bit. When we got to Zhigalovo I noticed that I also had a crack in my subframe. Sit happens and then you fix it :lol3

    A couple of years ago two guys came through Zhigalovo on two KTM's. They needed some alu welding done and some small shop did it for them. We were to head over to that shop the next day. We spent the evening dismounting everything.

    A new dawn came and we headed over to the shop with the alu frames.

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    After a little while a guy named Alex came over and said he worked there. We asked if he could help us. He was not sure if they could weld aluminum so he called his boss. Negative answer :huh Bad new for us. But Alex was very keen on helping us. He asked us to wait a few minutes and took off. Four minutes later he came back in an old diesel Mazda. A decent size joint in his in his mouth and Vodka by his side. He told us to jump in :D The adventure continues :clap

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    We headed over to a shipyard. In the middle of Siberia :huh It didn't look right...

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    Lena is a pretty big river in Russia. It is also one of the main transport veins in the region. Maybe a shipyard is not so out of place anyway :evil

    If you have to deal with government or businesses of a certain scale the bureaucracy in Russia is interesting. Everything takes time and you need to talk to lots of people and get many stamps. Same here. We went through many offices. From the managing director and his secretary, whom I bet was a local champion shot putter, to the engineer who calculated the price. It took three hours. I practice Yoga quite a bit. Now I went to my Zen place :raabia Things work better then :norton

    When we were done at the shipyard Alex insisted that we should follow him home for a cup of tea. We could not say no after all the help he had given us. He took us home and served us tea and pulled out his guitar. Then he blew us away. The man could both sing and play :clap He told us that he used to play in a band in Severobaikalsk before he came to Zhigalovo.

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    The house next door.

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    We did spend some time listening to Alex before we insisted we had to go and get the bikes done. He really did not want us to leave. This is the genuine Russian friendship and hospitality. We, in the "Civilized" world, do have something to learn...


    Later that day it was time for food. Walter was leading the way :dg

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  16. Brunssd

    Brunssd Potemkin villager

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    Abbey Road?
  17. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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  18. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Thought the same thing when I saw that.

    :thumb

    Brunssd, Let's go retrace their route.

    Show'em what KLR's can do.

    :evil
  19. GSlite

    GSlite Bothan spy

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    Ha! Brilliant photo. Had to do this to it. Hope you don&#8217;t mind.

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  20. Twinmike

    Twinmike Grandpa

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    the way we walk Genesis live

    great pic