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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Oct 18, 2012.
7 year old boy?
Now I feel guilty for the occasional ungentlemanly language in there.
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.
My boy and I love the music intro. We sing along in the most animated Soviet fashion.
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!
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.
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.
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 . . .
Welcome to KTM ownership.
Those police officers have impressive hats.
Wow, Astana looks like a surprisingly very modern city. With tight ass coppers.
Thanks for the latest installment Walter.
as of 2017, has anyone completed the eastern BAM - specifically, between Isa and Tynda?
Maybe you can check this video, the Map showing Tynda at 57:21
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?
Yep. These guys in 2014. https://www.facebook.com/bamriders2012/
A typical video (this river was where we also had a challenging small crossing in 2009)
More of their videos on this channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUOzrX-fCHLwi5-A8mUJHqQ
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
Awaiting the next instalment of moto heroin, like a junkie awaiting the plunging of the needle in the vein.. ..
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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.
Best ride report ever. I have enjoyed it several tmes, the videos bring back many great memories.
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?
Back to 2014:
Anadyr (page 6)
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.
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
That's the only way I'll be able to afford to take the trips I want.