Hi Walter There is nothing too crazy, Russians wouldn't try. I just tried to find some links, but you have to search by cyrillic letters and finally found some motor bikers (and even a video). http://djebel-club.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=4962 has in the first post some links (mainly 4x4 and pushbikes, in the last report you see photos of one motorcycle in a bunch of 4x4, for a quick impression of 110 in fair conditions the first video is good). In another post this video (34 min) is linked (around Baikal by motorbike, so they did the 110): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj2MD90QF4w They also had to rely on a crawler to bring them over the Bargusin. But perhaps we should wait to discuss the 110 until another Sibirsky RR Anyway it is an alternative to gain the BAM, but not without risk (we had to wait 3 days at the ford and then turned back. Over the first ford a guard of the national park took us over with his inflatable rowing boat. Before we got back to Uljonkhan the first truck after 5 days going in our direction was so kind to give us a lift). So back to the RR, the small stations are at most manned only during the day and then closed. Between Kuanda and Chara only Leprindo seems to be manned (station is not directly at the road). This year Sjulban (next station after Balbuchta) was manned because they were working in the region and the workers slept in a train that was based permanently there.