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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Oct 18, 2012.
Beamster it is nice to get your perspective on things and not just the guys all the time.
It also cracks me up when the guys are taking about having some trouble or a bad day and then include a photo of you with a big smile on your face.
While the guys were still wrestling with the bikes I was checking out the next obstacle...
Awesome picture Terry!
That Blue in the water is hypnotic, looks like Arctic water, cold and blue! Is the mineral in the rock there giving it that texture of a combonation of mountain fed, plus temperatrure? Either way, awesome shots...
At risk of over-stating the obvious - EPIC!!!
I have learned a few things here:
1. There is no such thing as reality TV compared to this type of adventure.
2. I am sick of the Great Recession and going on my next big ride this coming year. Like another inmate said, "do it while you still have your health"
3. I really love my dogs.
Well done TEAM, and I know you've got plenty more!!!!!
The color of the water is due to the fact that those streams/rivers are fed by melting glaciers.
Sticky this for Christs sake.
This is like riding in a National Park....Just to good for words.
looks like the color of the water up in the Columbia ice fields past Banff.
I love it!
I'd take my chances drinking that water...it looks so cool and refreshing!!!!
Great story and wonderful picts!!
Anyone know where I can find out all the details on prutsers bike? I have a /5 I'd like to rebuild into an "adventureish" bike and am looking for inspiration.
On third thought, I would have turned around. Well, maybe not if I had gotten that far, but honestly I would feel uncomfortable WALKING across those logs, let alone pushing a boxer!
when you are in that deep,you will be surprised /amazed with how much gumption you can and will come up with! turning around and going back with the fuel you have is usually not an option,so going forward gets a lot easier.
I've crossed logs like that,with a washed out pumice canyon underneath, at night, while tramping in for a hunt. I could hear the water crash down, but could not see much beyond the log, which was a bit bigger than this one and maybe a bit shorter.
Coming the other way in daylight was a different story. I was shitting myself, going the other way. I may have crawled over it on the way back, it's been a while.
Being in such a remote location adds a whole new dimension. There is no quickly calling in a helicopter etc. you're on your own. It's not the sort of "adventure" I tend to have on some weekends, that's for sure.
Reading this is a bit like playing lotto for me. I get to dream a little bit, but know darn well, it's never going to happen.
One of the reasons why there is so much freedom to go where you want in Russia is because there are so few people. The population is less than half that of the US, even though there are 1.7 times as many square miles. Plus, about 74% of Russians live in cities, and most of those are in the west. The population density of Russia is 21.8 people per square mile, versus 76 for the US, and 134 for Europe. Had you been able to ride a motorcycle across the US in mid 19th century, you would have been free to go where ever you wanted also. Russia is also one of the few countries in the world where the population (until recently) has been decreasing.
Population density of Australia is 7 per square mile.
Come on down, plenty of places to ride & camp. (plus no wolves, just dingos..... snakes, spiders, sharks, jellyfish & dropbears )
P.S. love this RR.