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

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,153
    Location:
    Schmocation
    7 year old boy?

    Now I feel guilty for the occasional ungentlemanly language in there.

    just jeff likes this.
  2. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,153
    Location:
    Schmocation
    MrKiwi .... I have some Kiwi music coming up in Episode 10 :)

    Start music is a World War II vintage soviet military song .... Vstavai Strana Ogromnaya ... which means Arise great country. I think its also known as "The Sacred War". It has history .... it was written and rushed out 2 days after Germany launched Barbarossa and invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. Literally it was meant to wake the country up and put it on a war footing. They still use the song during the Victory Day marches on 9th May each year.

    It just has that cheesy "soviet" feel - so I had to use it.
  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Oddometer:
    20,889
    Location:
    Way Out There.
    My boy and I love the music intro. We sing along in the most animated Soviet fashion. :lol3

    Don't give the language a second thought, he's well grounded in the vernacular of the real world.

    Wonderful journey and a fantastic job you've done with your videos. Much appreciated!


    :beer
    Colebatch likes this.
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,153
    Location:
    Schmocation
    Episode 10 of the Sibex Trail videos. First episode of the second stage from Astana to Ulaanbaatar. Walter and Terry are joined by new riders Bas, Linda and Rod, and the new team have a number of issues leaving Astana, from troublesome bikes to troublesome traffic cops ... And then a proper troublesome water crossing.

    Seba1, dougb1962, ullukk and 23 others like this.
  5. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,167
    Location:
    Fly over zone
    Even after your RR, I still swapped my XC for a 690. That was just a couple of years ago. Still not sure I made the right choice. It's only because I'm not a very capable mechanic. I like the 690, when it's running right.
  6. radmeister

    radmeister not there

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    173
    Location:
    Here
    really enjoying this, walter.

    dont worry about lornce's son. he can handle it.

    what are your thoughts about doing all or most of your sibirsky ride two up, group ride? the pace would be slower . . .
  7. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Oddometer:
    31,772
    Location:
    WV
    Welcome to KTM ownership.


    Those police officers have impressive hats.
  8. Pickup man

    Pickup man Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Oddometer:
    383
    Location:
    People's Socialist Republic of Ontario, Toronto
    Wow, Astana looks like a surprisingly very modern city. With tight ass coppers.
    Thanks for the latest installment Walter.
  9. agentsteel53

    agentsteel53 some guy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Oddometer:
    27
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    as of 2017, has anyone completed the eastern BAM - specifically, between Isa and Tynda?
  10. Kristof Granit

    Kristof Granit Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,149
    Location:
    Black Sea
    Maybe you can check this video, the Map showing Tynda at 57:21
  11. chrispan

    chrispan Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    35
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I’m glad you called Dragon and April son in Cuba a kiwi band Walter, most Aussies would lay claim to them , because they recorded that song after relocating to Aust. Still a kiwi band tho
    Loving the videos. Would my Husky tr650 handle that ride?
    MrKiwi likes this.
  12. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,153
    Location:
    Schmocation
    Seba1 and waylongway like this.
  13. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,153
    Location:
    Schmocation
    Aussies are pretty silly about that stuff (I say that as an Australian). You can put Russell Crowe, Split Enz etc in that basket - claimed by Aussies but really Kiwis. But then again Kiwis usually lay claim to a decent sized chunk of their rugby team who really come from the pacific islands. Everyone tries to poach from their smaller less appealing friends ;)
    chrispan and MrKiwi like this.
  14. BikerBobber

    BikerBobber Trying to get lost

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,279
    Location:
    Seeleys Bay, Ontario
    Awaiting the next instalment of moto heroin, like a junkie awaiting the plunging of the needle in the vein.. ..

    Sent from my mobile
    andyfrizzle and Snake Oiler like this.
  15. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Oddometer:
    677
    Location:
    Western Pennsylvania
    The videos are awesome. But the book is even better. I've been reading the adventure trying to keep up.

    Thanks Walter for doing a great job.

    ☮️
  16. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,672
    Location:
    Sandia Mountains New Mexico
    Best ride report ever. I have enjoyed it several tmes, the videos bring back many great memories.
  17. agentsteel53

    agentsteel53 some guy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Oddometer:
    27
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    great, thanks!

    any roads going from Magadan further east these days? Anadyr?

    how did that one guy (Maciek someone; forgot his last name offhand) make it to Chukotka? zimnik?
  18. Kristof Granit

    Kristof Granit Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5,149
    Location:
    Black Sea
  19. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,153
    Location:
    Schmocation
    There are plans to build a road from Magadan to Anadyr. Its been put on hold in the current economic climate, but the plans are there.

    Maciek Swinarski and a few of other people who have gone there have all taken a barge about 1000 km north up the Kolyma and Anyui rivers from Seymchan (just off the Road of Bones) to Anyuisk and from there is a road from Anyuisk to Anadyr.
    poppawheelie likes this.
  20. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Oddometer:
    31,772
    Location:
    WV
    I'm well along into my plan of hiring Colebatch as a guide/consultant so that I can spend a while exploring Russia.
    Just needing to win the lottery, then we'll start trip planning :lol3

    That's the only way I'll be able to afford to take the trips I want.
    AteamNM likes this.