Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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  2. Bubba Bauer

    Bubba Bauer Been here awhile

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    First of all congratulations for the stunning trip!


    Sorry for the hijack, but does anybody know about an inland route (or anyone who did it) to the Kamchatka peninsula?


    Chukotka seems to be quite (understatement of the year) remote :eek1 with only 50.000 inhabitants, but Roman Abramovich is the governor and it`s really rich in natural resources there must be some kind of a road leading there or is it only accesible by sea/air?
  3. O'B

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    Another top notch update:clap. This RR has literally lifted my annual winter depression.:1drink
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    There is no land route to Kamchatka.

    There is a land route to chukhotka but involves a long barge journey on river kolyma.

    Abramovich has not been governor of Kamchatka for about 5 yrs now.
  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Like everyone else, loving this RR. And this pic and captions by Yamezz has summarised so much of it for me. Outstanding :freaky
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    practicalshooter Posteriophobiac

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    You may want to check out this:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239330

    Magadan-Andyr on KTM EXC:freaky
  7. szeder

    szeder n00b

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    But maybe there are plans for one? I stumbled upon this picture of the great man quite a while ago, and on the background map there's that brown line going northeast from the Road of Bones and then south to Kamchatka. No idea what the brown and purple lines mean, though; it was just an illustration to some general news article about Russia and Putyin.

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  8. Pate

    Pate Been here awhile

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    I think it gas pipes,
    probably even still not constructed.

    That that is visible on Sakhalin is pipe, it is the truth.
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    G Goat Been here awhile

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    bymbie Adventurer

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    Those lines might be part of the "futuristic" Siberia-Alaska railroad/pipeline construction project... Given Russia's and Canada's oil and natural gas reservers, the project might makes sense... Obviously, there are plans to do it in Russia:

    http://inhabitat.com/russia-green-l...-rail-and-tunnel-to-bridge-the-bering-strait/

    Canada is considering a railroad as an alternative to the Keystone XL and to have better access to the Chinese market:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/11/20/north-yukon-railway.html
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    This is one of the best recordings I've ever seen of "why we do it". After what you've all been through on that particular day, and the journey in general. to reach this point, satisfied, tired, confident !!! Thank-you all. I have enjoyed every post by the riders and the readers. If this was a book I would not have stopped reading till I hit the back cover. BRAVO!!!
  12. mario33

    mario33 Howling around...

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    No worries, its still 2000 -2500 km to Magadan :evil
  13. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    More close to 3.000 km :evil
  14. kiidrockk

    kiidrockk n00b

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    Some questions:

    1. why did you choose ktm fairing over the Touratech one?
    I ordered the touratech fairing with out the lights, installed the infinity projectors my self. Touratech fairing has the stainless steel plates that make the frame stronger, I clued them to aluminium and welded the spacers that are between to the alu frame plates.

    Also I can not belive how you thoght that the Erik frame that is full of holes would stand a chance :eek1.
    Beacuse Cole had problems with touratech frame with out the stainles plates.

    2. how did he alu rear frame survived?
    I ordered the XXL tank and luggage rack from erik, but when I started to bolt it to alu rear frame I gave up, the alu frame is so weak and problem (cracks) waiting to happen (I hate technical problems that take up the time on the road)- so I got the steel frame- and it is the real deal (M6 holes for rack and tank. So I will bolt it all together with Nordlock washers and thread clue)

    Thanks for the great RR.

    I am on the 3 year bike (g650xc) building and testing schedule and then will be off to the same roads you were- big plus for me I can speak russian.
  15. Bubba Bauer

    Bubba Bauer Been here awhile

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    We spent maybe 30 minutes with him. It was a good 30 minutes. It is very nice when you meet a man like him. Friendly to his heart. I start to believe in the human race again :evil We took our farewell pictures and drove the short distance into Yuktali.

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    What a great way to describe a person!!!! "Friendly to his heart" :clap:clap
  17. Spaggy

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    When you guys camp and cook out in Siberia, do you have any concerns about bears? Any encounters?
  18. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Patience my friend, patience :evil
  19. LandsVW

    LandsVW Been here awhile

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    Siberia reminds me of Alaska (my home state) but it goes on and on forever... Alaska X 5. Or X10. or...

    Awesome RR, Thanks! Took me a long time to catch up but I'm here!
  20. 2WheelieADV

    2WheelieADV Been here awhile

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    wow... I just looked at the map and realized that from Severobaikalsk to Magadan is more distance than crossing entire USA east to west...