Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. vitamintwin

    vitamintwin Adventurer

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    Thank you for your RR.
    Will you please to share the contacts details of Yuri, or another considerable contacts for shipping motorcycle. thank you.
  2. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Not necessarily. I was at an event outside Dubois, WY in the mid 80s where half a dozen people drank unfiltered water from a quick little stream full of brookies. Every one of them wound up in the hospital with giardia. If there was a beaver pond, it was several miles up stream. There was a fair sided elk herd up there and a lot of mule deer.
  3. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    And quickly becoming a memory here in the states. There are still lots of open spaces in the west, but lots of fences also :cry
  4. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    I do carry an MSR filter on bike and hiking trips and use it if there is any question as to the safety of the water (if there is lots of large animal sign around)
  5. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    watched the video, thanks for the link. Great stuff.
  6. rdwalker

    rdwalker Long timer

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    Remember this discussion of the Lykov hermits, a couple of months ago?

    Guess what: the Sibirsky crew was leading the way in cultural exploration, with general media following only now.

    I just opened my copy of "The Week", which arrived today. What do I see: a feature article on the Lykovs!

    It seems it is the same article that was mentioned by redroom. Old-hat news for the readers of this thread.
  7. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    Over Christmas my daughters were home and were contemplating a holiday in their idle time. After a few bites at this thread, somewhat inspired, they arrived in St Petersburg last night and are enroute for Beijing by train. Not an mc off road adventure, but an adventure for them all the same. Great and inspiring story here for sure.

    :super
  8. Piopio

    Piopio Adventurer

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    Thank you for sharing this great video (even if I don't get a world...:D) !
  9. westyman

    westyman adventure-rider wannabe

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    This amazing adventure has me rethinking my plans for the next decade. I have been gearing up gradually to do several adventure trips in 'more difficult' parts of the world by 4x4 VW campervan, but now I think I will sell the Aprilia Pegaso, buy a KTM or BMW Adventure bike and start looking at slightly altered plans. :wink:

    Thanks for taking us along on this amazing adventure and opening our eyes to a part of the world as we never knew existed! :clap
  10. Sansibar

    Sansibar RoadRunner

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    Steve, thank you so much for sharing this video!

    :clap

    You guys did such a great and inspiring RR - epic ride!

    Cheers, Marc
  11. Tom48

    Tom48 Been here awhile

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    Thanks to all that make this trip a EPIC event
  12. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    In PAL only at this stage ...

    http://www.adventure-spec.com/default/moroccan-extreme-dvd.html

    :D:D:D:D


  13. GSlite

    GSlite Bothan spy

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    FYI, PAL version plays on pretty much any computer with a DVD drive, but will not play in North American standalone DVD players. I had no trouble watching it on two of my Macs and I’m in California. AND, because it’s PAL, the resolution is actually slightly larger/better than a regular NTSC DVD, so it looks better when ripped to an iPad/iPhone-friendly file for viewing on the go :thumb

    [​IMG]
  14. Tom48

    Tom48 Been here awhile

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    I have a cyber scan unit that plays "pal" just find. I will order up the dvd;s and watch them as time permits
  15. der-Seppel

    der-Seppel Dominik

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  16. bob66

    bob66 Been here awhile

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    Hello Walter

    I bought the dvd "Sibirsky extreme project" last summer and there is a file which is not readable (VTS_06_2.VOB). Can you help me with this file?

    Thanks
    Cristian / Bob
  17. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Is this true of a generic external CD/DVD drive?
  18. GSlite

    GSlite Bothan spy

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    I'm guessing yes, but I don't know for sure.
  19. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    going out on a limb here a little, but I think it just depends on the program you use to view the video. the one I use, you just set it to PAL.

    will verify when the IT guy wakes up (somewhere around noon :lol3)
  20. bostondog

    bostondog n00b

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    I signed up here on adv ages ago to generally lurk around these ride reports. I refrain from posting questions or remarks as other regular adv members on here usually cover anything I want to know, but I felt the need to give my thanks. I love travelling to foreign lands and riding bikes but have never really done both seriously together.
    I have read many of the RR's on here with admiration for people who can make time in their busy lives to drop everything and embark on an epic journey like this one and tell their stories here.
    Two of these stories in particular I have been absolutely gobsmacked by; the first being Oisin's rtw journey a couple of years ago and the other: This one.
    It is one thing to go all out and take on a epic journey like this, it another talent altogether to be able to tell the story like you guys have.
    Rod, you made a good decision to include your trek back to Moscow in the thread when at one time it looked as though at one stage you would create a separate thread, it tied the last part of the story together nicely, thanks also for the pics of Moscow. It was a nice reminder of when I was there back in '08.
    Thank you Walter, Terry, Rod, Prutser, Beamster, Geir, Erik and Steve for firstly, the effort each of you have put into such an experience and secondly, putting this thread together so well, you have entertained your audience no end.