Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    so EtronX ... where did you spend the night? Camping? Did you cross the river first? As I advised?

    (yes folks, I also dont know much of this story yet :1drink )
  2. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Just keeps getting betta and betta. :clap:clap:clap Fantastic pictures. . :freaky
  3. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Rod, say hello to Max :evil

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  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    ok, you win. :clap

  5. elron

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    The Max factor...

    I'd say we ALL win on this one.
  6. elias

    elias Been here awhile

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    :raabia:raabia:super:super. I really dont understand, how you managed to stay only 2 days there and not 2 months at least. I dont see any problem if the winter came.
  7. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    Am I missing anything in the last 3 posts?

    Even though all seems pretty normal by Moscow standards :evil, I wonder if we are back to the 'standing up or otherwise' topic. :D
  8. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Yes Walter, we followed your advise. After gas and food we crossed the river. We wanted to start the next day dry. The first little bit was OK, but a bit rocky below the surface.

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    It was a good thing that Steve had water proof Metal Mule panniers :clap

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    The river proper was a different ballgame. It was wide and the current was strong. We did spend the better part of an hour reccing the river and finding the best route. Then we carried all our stuff over before taking the bikes.

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    As always when you cross a large river it is good when it is all done and the bikes are on dry surface :D

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    There is a deserted village just after the crossing. The gas station there was closed so there was no Snickers that night :evil

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    After looking around a bit, we found a nice place to stay. There was only one guy living in the village so we could choose the pièce de résistance freely.

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    We got our tents up inside and went for a walk about.

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    There were lots of photo opportunities around.

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    And of course we had to take the obligatory group photo :D

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    As we cranked up a fire the one and only inhabitant of the settlement joined us. He had been living there by his lonesome for a long long time. Hunting and catching fish. He invited us to stay in his house, and told us it might get cold during the night. Typical Russian hospitality :clap We thankfully declined the nice offer and told him we had good sleeping bags. We also explained that we already had put up our tents inside one of the houses. He did spend the evening with us sharing food and drink :D He told us about his life out there in the wilderness and we asked about bears. It was a good evening.

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  9. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    The Vikings to the rescue :gun1


  10. pprO.R.A.

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    Calling in to question on where Walter has or has not been :D I am sure you were joking.
  11. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    Like the photo of Geir with the gentleman at the bridge, this picture speaks volumes of the story telling that must be a part of such an adventure. I would love to hear more about what you learned from this gentleman.
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    Mehaniotis Been here awhile

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    Yea,but,it takes two to play..:D
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    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    The Video apparently got pulled even as I was watching it. We left the two comic's stuck in a snowbank not far into the summer road---- It was kind of comical actually as they struggled to free their vehicle if, in fact as Walter had mentioned, that there was a whole convoy of vehicles with them which could have been used to pull them out---or even to serve as anchors for their winch. And I wondered also about the river crossings? Are the rivers frozen over and solid in the wintertime such that you can just ride over them? The video did not show them crossing any rivers as far as I got into it. Wonder why they removed the video? They did make it to Magadan? Or did they turn back? :huh
  14. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    Unauthorized use of copyrighted material.
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    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    OK OK...you definitely win! :wink:
  16. Lornce

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    You didn't miss much, except maybe a few decent views. The story itself was worse than lame.

    Apart from the obvious invisible film crew vehicles, why didn't they winch out on the surrounding trees. :dunno Ever immerse a syphon hose, plug the end with your thumb and then use it to fill whatever you want filling without drinking fuel. Helloo! :rolleyes And summer tires in the middle of a Siberian winter. :scratch

    It ended mercifully by ending. Though the Irish lad did seem a good, witty bloke to travel with.

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  17. just jeff

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    I got to watch the whole thing. They turned around, went back to the junction and went to Magadan via the other road. As far as crossing the river in winter, in Northern Canada where I live, the ice on rivers and lakes exceeds 40 inches in thickness by mid winter. More than enough to support 100000 pound transport trucks.
    Regards....justjeff
  18. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I am guessing someone from the BBC is reading this thread and said "hey thats not supposed to be online" so called up youtube.

    Well for those who missed it, this is not quite the same deal, but its something else to watch, and a lot more entertaining. The nuts these guys must have !!!!

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/h-2pJ3FRHw8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Or these crazy Siberian monster trucks:

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WjvGgBb3Qeg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Or the ultimate all terrain vehicle ... The screwdriver:

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/55708769" width="655" height="368" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/55708769">Russian Screw Machines</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/sibex">Sibirsky Extreme</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>Screw drive ... check it out</p>
  19. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Who conversed in Russian with this fellow during that evening?

    I enjoy your report immensely, your stories are awesome :clap
  20. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    We did. It is amazing how far you can get with finger language, a few words in Russian and other languages. You just keep an open mind and try :-)