Sibirsky extreme trail

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by kito, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. DrWolle

    DrWolle Adventurer

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    As Kito said, i think too its better to stay on the track instead of trying to find it again after leaving the trail.
    At last we don`t know, what kind of track we will find in 2015...Maybe some Riders do it next year and made a RR:D

    @pdegroote, i`m a pencil pusher too but i am sure, that one year of training gives us the power to handle with the obstacles the sibirski extreme trail will show us:wink:
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  2. pdegroote

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    I was not exactly planning on going home, but rather touring china during a month.. Got some friends there...


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  3. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    im more then keen to do that track... i was hoping to swing by the 'stans this summer on the way back..
    last summer arrived in korea, ferry to russia, we (bike and i) fell in love with the rough roads in the far east, bike is wintering in the EU... upgraded suspension and the bike will be ready for the return next spring/ summer...
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  4. ang

    ang Been here awhile

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    Starting my bike build with the thoughts of doing this trip in 2015. I know it is a long way off but you have to speak out loud about the trip as a first step to make it seem real. We would be shipping our bikes to Europe and heading east from there and then shipping back to Vancouver from the east coast. Lots of planning to do!
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  5. c-m

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    Read his reports on the BAM road and road of Bones. I guess for the Sibrisky trail he added the off road trails to get across Russia to these roads.

    I imagine it would be a blast with a decent group of people.

    The problem is as the roads aren't maintained they will be getting worse and worse every year. Eventually it'll reach the point where BAM and others are completely impassible by anything.
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  6. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer

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  7. DrWolle

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    Oh yes, following this Thread but i think, that´s far over my possibilitys of riding:wink:
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  8. ang

    ang Been here awhile

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    So is anybody heading out or on route this year?
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  9. JayJay1

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    Not this year but in 2015 I would be interested in taking part :evil.

    Bike would be an Xchallenge built up as Walter did.
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  10. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    things have been set back for me . im on hold following my little brain in south America at the moment haha
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  11. kito

    kito Been here awhile

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    How are peoples bike builds comming along? Hows the planning ect ?
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  12. Peter D

    Peter D Got to try it

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    Hey

    I have been reading the posts.
    I would like to do parts of the Sibirsky Trail with a bit of Mongolia in 2015.
    I have 2 1/2 months available starting in mid July.

    Any opportunity to get a ride organized?

    Peter
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  13. ang

    ang Been here awhile

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    My trip has been put on extended hold due to a long hospital stay. This is just a set back, I have the maps on the wall so it has to come true!
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  14. Peter D

    Peter D Got to try it

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    Arghh hope all turns out OK.

    Sounds like me. Been working on it. Got the maps 2 years ago. Replaced the bike early this year. Have the time in 2015.
    Going to do it. Dry season is August / September. The flexibility is the route and direction (east > west or west > east).
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  15. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    having driven across from korea to netherlands to magadan and back to netherlands...
    you want to be careful about september, depending on where you are, summer has already finished, much better june, july, and august.

    where do you plan to be in september?
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  16. Peter D

    Peter D Got to try it

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    I hear you.

    My bike is in Canada.
    Rough plan was to fly it to Korea from Toronto around mid July. Take a ferry up to Vladivostok (prefer Magadan if there was an inexpensive and timely way).

    Get to Mongolia + once in Mongolia stay off the tarred roads as much as possible...through the Stans (secondary roads if practical)+ then up to Moscow, St Petersburg and over to Helsinki and then Stockholm.

    Gives me August in Mongolia.
    September in Moscow.
    I carry a tent but expect to be hotelling it when staying in a town.
    Bike is an F800GSA (bigger tank).

    Not cut in stone. Any suggestions?
    Anybody interested in something along the above lines?
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  17. Peter D

    Peter D Got to try it

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    Finally nailed down the Mongolian trip.
    It is nothing extreem, but will be fun.

    Air Canada has a great program that allows you to ship your bike from Canada to Europe for about $800 as long as you fly the same route. I'll bring my bike over in June.

    Then leave Sweden by Ferry to Estonia on Monday 13th July.
    Ride via Moscow, Samara to Kazakhstan.
    Head down to Kyrgyzstan.
    Over to Mongolia.
    Keeping off the main highway in Mongolia head to Ulaanbaatar.
    Then fly the bike back to Sweden in August + back to Canada in 2016.

    Its done + happening.
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  18. pdegroote

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    I'm still organizing the last bits 'n pieces. If all goes to plan, we'll be 2 DR350's and a WR250 heading for Mongolia in July.

    We expect to arrive in Mongolia somewhere in August.

    Then we will head for Irkutsk. Depending on the time left (we have to be back by end of September) we may take the train heading back west for some distance.

    regards
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  19. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    my 2 cents...
    when a friend told me to carry and extra 4 liters of fuel while in kazakhstan, in my mind, i laughed at the idea, thinking he was crazy, that i would loose an easy 100kms of range, due to vaporization... boy was i wrong, and how spot on he was...
    my suggestion, pick up a discarded 5L plastic oil jug, cheap and simple... heaven knows, that i used my on several occasions..

    as for keeping off the main highway in mongolia... when i entered in the west side of the country, on the russian side it was pavement up to the actual fence, and then it was a vague dirt road. only when you get within maybe 200kms of UB will you see pavement again, and then its so horribly broken pavement, you wish for dirt again. and the many pics that Colebatch has posted of mongolia, those being the many vague dirt paths heading off in all directions, those are the main highway.
    i would be tempted to say, right at the border, swap into the deserts or mitas knobbies that you brought, depending on what path or trail that you have choosen, you will need fresh knobbies..
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  20. pdegroote

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    do you really have to bring the knobbies? Or can these be sourced somewhere in Kazakhstan?
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