Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    Yes it is a glacier.
    If you are interested check out Google maps you will find a lot of pictures of those glaciers over there.
    (near Kuray)

    I have been checking them out with my binoculars and could stare at them for hours.:nod
  2. griffo1962

    griffo1962 Long timer

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    classic :lol3 love the report. :clap:clap
  3. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Walter Coalbatch to the white courtesy phone, paging Mr. Walter Coalbatch.

    You have a ride report to continue. :eek1
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I was just chilling in the hotel back in Aktash - waiting for Rod to arrive and for Prutser beamster and terry to return.

    Nothing much was happening to me while this was going on - except I has some soldering repairs done on a wiring section that was playing up.

    At this point - all the action was with Prutser amd co about 50 miles away from me
  5. wlas

    wlas n00b

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    That stream they are crossing in the last couple of pictures sure looks like a glacier stream, like so many where in Alaska.
  6. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    I once had a hybred mix of 5/8's Tundra wolf and 3/8 German Shepard. How that was figured ?????????? LOL. Very good animal till it was poisoned at one year old. Right at a 100 pounds and could look you in the eye over a 5 foot fence. Great dog with the kids. Never had to worry about people harrasing them in the back yard and all the kids in the hood love playing with him. Now, not legal to have one.

    Walter, between you and Big Dogs ideas of the New Husky Terra, got me fixing to see about getting one. Sigh! Would be perfect for me since I'm a KLR type guy. ;-)
  7. ROD CURRIE

    ROD CURRIE Been here awhile

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    Same reason I'm schtum. The action was with these guys.
    We'll be with you in a few posts-until W's "beaver fever" takes him back to Moscow. :lol3
  8. DyrWolf

    DyrWolf Been here awhile

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    I was wondering who own`s all this land? Do people have access to Government owned land or is it private and you just take your chance?
  9. M1tch

    M1tch Been here awhile

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    beaver fever :rofl
  10. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Just back from a week in Tennessee and catching up on the RR.... you all are keeping me laughing my butt off fur suuure! :rofl
    Yea I tooo have suffered/suffer the rubbery legged effect of Beaver Fever... :jumpquite warm and fuzzy, with a permagrin added in.

    Prutser thanx for the EXCELLENT photographic and wrenching work! Beemster and Terry thanx for the Stoic, yet smiling nature through it all, a pleasure to look into your faces and read your energy. Rod you know... thanx for keeping me rolling around on the floor with sore cheeks and ribs! Walter thanx for putting it all together, opening your dream to others and bringing in team mates like this to enrichen the whole adventure...

    I believe the 5 of you make an excellent team! :freaky
  11. ZagE

    ZagE Snake-man

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    Private or somehow restricted territories are very rare in Russia. In general it`s just everything that has a fence - military bases, plants and factories, private hotels and campings, or may be a villa of some rich person (usually not far from big towns). Restricted, but without fences - territories near state border and some natural reserves. In other cases you are absolutely free to choose the way to ride and the place to camp.
  12. kahlgryndiger

    kahlgryndiger Been here awhile

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    Kind of a dream here in Europe ...
  13. ZagE

    ZagE Snake-man

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    So... WELCOME! :freaky

    But you have better roads, better food, better touristic service. In Russia everything is wild. :evil
  14. kahlgryndiger

    kahlgryndiger Been here awhile

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    That's what I'm missing here ... :D
  15. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

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    and we have also a big sign, especially for motorcyclists that says: "EVERYTHING FORBIDDEN!" :freaky
  16. DyrWolf

    DyrWolf Been here awhile

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    Thats hard to imagine here in the U.S.
  17. Beam(st)er

    Beam(st)er Miss Adventurer

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    When the hunters left we stayed a little bit longer to enjoy the amazing scenery.

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    We didn’t want to arrive in Aktash too late and we didn’t knew what was lying ahead of us so we dicided to push on.

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    After a rocky forest track the trail turned into an even rockier steep downhill section going into the valley. Coming round the last bend I could see our next challenge. The first thing that came into my mind was that we had to go back. But Prutsers face told me otherwise. :evil

    Tee Bee and Prutser took the boxer across first.

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    And then across a second smaller crossing.

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    But now we had to take the other two bikes across as well. :hmmmmm

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  18. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Just Beautiful......
  19. LGT

    LGT Adventurer

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    :eek1

    no more words
  20. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    That looks pretty scary. I would have taken all the gear off the bike and also tied a rope to it, just so I could pull it out of the water again. On second thought, I would have carried the bike over in pieces :-).