Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    "Thus, the whole region of Asian Russia (or Siberia in the broadest usage of the term) is home to approximately 30 million people.<sup id="cite_ref-40" class="reference">[40]</sup> It has a population density of about three people per square kilometer."


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia#Demographics


    it takes about 3 sq km to equal 1 square mile...so lets call it about 9 people per square mile for Siberia by itself
  2. Prutser

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    Some mods are mentioned in the introduction starting from page 50.
    If you would like to know more about it just send me a PM, I'm happy to give you more details.
  3. buzzlightyear

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  4. Packer

    Packer Been here awhile

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    Yes it does, south of Jasper too. The colour change is due to the confluence of two rivers

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  5. Tirpse

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    Hi Walther

    Is that place Borovoe/ Burabai (in kazak language?) Looks much like same place where i was last summer on the way to Pamir. I also enjoyed famous hospitalty as local biker&AT rider Jevgeni invited me to his house for some eating, drinking and sleep and then joined them on ride to Lake Balkash bike festifal.

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    Nice report and southern Russia steppe area is interesting as i have some plans i might revisit next summer that area.
  6. Kimball76

    Kimball76 I'll take one of each.

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    Holy s$%t!! I found this report around page 74 and read through to the end ... then restarted at page 1 to get the back story! I didn't realize the plan was to publish a TAT-like trail. Outstanding effort, quite the endeavor! Thanks for taking us along!
  7. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    WOW!

    Your stunt doubles must have cost you a fortune! :lol3
  8. FLARider1

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    I bet there was a few times they wish they had them!!!!:clap
  9. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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  10. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    And with 90% urbanisation everywhere outside of the cities is pretty empty.
  11. Tirpse

    Tirpse Adventurer

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    Sorry for reading this report so late and commenting but coming from Finland and having been few times in sauna. Probably first thing what finns build no matter where they go is sauna one imporant thing for everyone to know for safety sake.

    If you ever get into sauna/Banya or Banja and you have to mix hot&cold water. Please make sure you fill your washing bucket first with cold water and then add hot water into it. Reason being that if you walk around with a bucket of hot, steam water and slip it can have very bad result. I saw such accident once in a age of 15 in confirmation camp sauna. One young guy, participant of camp filled first boiling hot water into bucket and was holding it when someone entered sauna. He was scared by opening sound of door and dropped this bucket of boiling, hot water to his waste and parts below. Result was that he was having 2nd and 3rd degree burn wounds in very sensitive areas below his waist areas all the way down to toes. As you can imagine pain was considerable and he was screaming as he was taken to hospital where he spend next week.

    So first cold water and then add amounf of hot water you need. Thank you and keep up good riding report. I
  12. Beam(st)er

    Beam(st)er Miss Adventurer

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    After the bridge we had to take a steep climb which led us to a t-junction. From this point on our GPS's weren't of much help, they didn't show any tracks anymore. :confused
    Something told us we had to go to the right...
    After a a few hundred meters we went through a small gate and the track got really narrow, at that point we started to realize this track was not meant for vehicles.
    But we were still thinking that we were heading in the right direction...

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    While Prutser drove up first, Tee Bee and I had to run for cover because rocks were flying all over the place. :happay

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    A little bit further it was confirmed that it was a hiking trail, when a group of hikers with backpacks came round the corner.
    They looked really surprised :huh to see us up there with our bikes and they were even more surprised when they noticed that we weren't locals. :loco:clap

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    We hoped this trail would led us to the suspension bridge.

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    Finally we found a flat spot where we could take a well deserved brake.

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    We made it to the bridge and it turned out to be the only option to get across but first we had to pay someone to open the gate and let us through.
    This amazing valley led us to Chibit where we took the M52 back to Aktash.

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    Back at the hotel it turned out that there were no more rooms available so Prutser and I pitched our tent behind the hotel.
    Just like Ciedema, who arrived later that day.
  13. dashmoto

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    Is the hiker with the blue rucksack naked?
  14. 6USMC6

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  15. achesley

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    :clap:clap:clapHard core , absolutely beautiful country. Thanks for the post to feed us, the hungry onlookers. :lol3:lol3:lol3
  16. Deseret Rider

    Deseret Rider Been here awhile

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    Phrog, At one time---seems a hundred years ago but was really in the late '60's or early 70's a couple of 'Yanks" went to Australia determined to set the new record for riding the circumference of the your country. At that time there was a long stretch along the northern or north western section which was unpaved and one of our guys hit a kangaroo, crashed and was injured (broken leg or something as I now recall). But they were within sight of the record so the injured man ordered the other to ride on and send back help only after breaking the record. This inspired the remaining rider to ride like hell into the night (sounds like he may have actually had some Aussie in him) to complete the run. All ended well----the record was reported to have been now established at 10 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes. The injured man was rescued and this story was reported in one of our cycle magazines----might have been Cycle World but I don't remember for sure.

    I imagine that since that time the road in that section has been paved and the new bikes are better and faster than those rode by our 'hero's". And we know that no self respecting Aussie would allow the record to be held by an outsider----so I'm wondering now if you happen to know what the new record is and who set it?
  17. ciedema

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    Still a lot of unpaved road out there, if you intend to ride circumference,or as much as possible.

    And still a lot of Kangaroo's to hit, ask me how.
  18. Nortonbrian

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    The person that held the record was Rich Willey, a tough guy of German descent and a Kawasaki dealer in St. Louis Missouri. He would tell me how he did it, fighting the bull dust and only stopping for 15 minute breaks at a time. I think he rode a KZ650, not exactly an adventure bike. Rich passed away recently but the last time I saw him he had ridden down to the museum on a Burgman scooter 500 miles, with his oxygen bottle between his knees! A remarkable man and a true hero in my eyes.
  19. Creeker747

    Creeker747 Been here awhile

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    Way to find some single track to add spice to the adventure..................great entry Beamster!!! :rayof

    What do you prefer, single track or river crossings?
  20. LeGitan

    LeGitan n00b

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    Not sure how I missed this RR when it started, but I just lost 2 days catching up...(taking short breaks to work on my bike). AMAZING!

    Whenever the route becomes available (for sale with the dvd or...) I will definitely buy it and there's a good chance my Australia to Belgium trip in a year or two will be following as much of this track as possible!

    Back to prepping the bike now and planning my 'round 'straya 'exercise' for next year :)