Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. Prutser

    Prutser Long timer

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  2. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    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.
  3. Beam(st)er

    Beam(st)er Miss Adventurer

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    While the guys were still wrestling with the bikes I was checking out the next obstacle...

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  4. MattBrasovBMW

    MattBrasovBMW MattBrasovBMW

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    Awesome picture Terry! :clap
  5. MFS

    MFS Been here awhile

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    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...:clap


    MFS
  6. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    At risk of over-stating the obvious - EPIC!!! :clap

    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. :cry

    Well done TEAM, and I know you've got plenty more!!!!! :beer
  7. fooswolf

    fooswolf Been here awhile

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    MFS

    The color of the water is due to the fact that those streams/rivers are fed by melting glaciers.
  8. rpet

    rpet Awesometown

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    qft
  9. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Sticky this for Christs sake.

    :cry
  10. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    This is like riding in a National Park....Just to good for words.:clap:clap:clap
  11. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    looks like the color of the water up in the Columbia ice fields past Banff.
  12. Hermy

    Hermy Where's this road go?

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    Superb!


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    I love it!
  13. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I'd take my chances drinking that water...it looks so cool and refreshing!!!!:bert


    Great story and wonderful picts!!:deal:D
  14. tft

    tft Been here awhile

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    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.
  15. dman

    dman Been here awhile

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    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!

    -dman
  16. cactusreid

    cactusreid Adventurer

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    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.
  17. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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  18. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    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. :lol3
  19. G-ree

    G-ree Adventurer

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    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.
  20. Phrog

    Phrog Terra Australis

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    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 :evil)

    P.S. love this RR.

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