Solo trip through Siberia, Bam Road and Mongolia.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by vasar, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Pate

    Pate Been here awhile

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    Alexey Barsukov lived in Nizhny Novgorod.
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    It got the old
    Yamaha Town Mate T80

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    It restored it:

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    It went to Vladivostok.
    It near 12000км!

    The community the Internet watched its trip.

    It reached to Vladivostok but on the way back was gone near Mogocha

    The community of motorcyclists began its searches, bikers into place left.
    Also found its remains.

    The thread is here:

    http://sinus.vl.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=22834

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udJeXrxliG4
    Who burned an empty shed it isn't known.
  2. Mehaniotis

    Mehaniotis Been here awhile

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    How sad..
  3. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    That is a very fine restoration and the result looks wonderful. Very distinct.
    It makes the story even sadder, if that was possible.
    Someone to remember.
  4. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Thank you for the great RR.
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  5. missadventure

    missadventure n00bie d00bie d00

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    very cool. thanks for sharing your adventure:clap:clap
  6. vasar

    vasar Adventurer

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    Way from Vanino to east border Mongolia

    roadside kaffe near the Birobidzhan

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  7. joatmoa

    joatmoa Joatmoa

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    This is a fabulous report. Please keep it coming.
  8. trailtosakhalin

    trailtosakhalin Adventurer

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    I am in great pics :clap
  9. vaish

    vaish Adventurer

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  10. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap Loving it! Keep it coming! Always watch for daily instalments. :clap:clap:clap
  11. gremor

    gremor RS'er

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    I'm in, love these reports!


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  12. peteFoulkes

    peteFoulkes Been here awhile

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    Hahaha!!! You're crazy man!! That place is scary enough in the day. We never even dreamed of being on the bikes during the night time when we were out there last year.
  13. vasar

    vasar Adventurer

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    Mongolia - my favorite, it is the third trip there. East border is a very quiet place, not a single border crossers, crossing was quickly.

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    is not a good piece of iron

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    Mongolia bike does not need tires...:rofl

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  14. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Vasar, loving this RR, and I am sure you know that Mongolian piece of iron rod is not a good way to adjust your chain:lol3

    You sure have a lot of us waiting each day for your reports/pics, keep 'em coming.

    gale
  15. Rango

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    The monument behind the tank has something of a memorial for a video game. Interesting art.

    Good pictures.
    That bike puts a blush on the hardcore modders. :rofl
  16. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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    In! :lurk
  17. Manneman

    Manneman Polarbear

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    What brings me the most comfort and joy in this tragical incident is that the biker community in Russia respond so heavily on the loss of another fellow biker!

    I`ve been a biker since I was 16 and I am slowly approaching 43 years of age and have taken the bike all over europe from France to the Balkans, been to Iceland and due to lack of time "only" visited Northcape on a 6250 km roundtrip in 8 days last year.

    I have always stopped in an instant if I`ve seen a biker that has called for my attention! Just as a reaction!
    Sometimes solving a technical problem, another time someone ran out of fuel and another time a biker was just lost.

    On the contrary the same thing has happened to me.
    Once i lost my frontsprocket on a road to Kraljevica in Croatia after driving 2000 km from the south of Sweden where I live and ended up with 7 croatian bikers looking for my frontsprocket on the roadside for almost two full hours, one of the guys found the sprocket, it got late, there was a party and I had my own bed att one of the bikers house, five hours earlier we had never meet!!!

    My point is that everywhere, no matter male, female, black, blue, yellow, young, old or side of the border bikers is like a universal brotherhood which gives me the world I want to live in. No questions asked we┬┤re bikers aka brothers. Euphoric!

    Sorry for the interruption, love your report!

    Magnus
  18. Rango

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    So it is and so do I

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  19. Xylx

    Xylx Been here awhile

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    I was told that the max you can get for anything in Russia is 20 years. The prisons are so bad there that few can do the 20.
  20. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Re Manneman...comunity of bikers.

    Yep, I stop.. Hell, I even stopped for a cyclist with a flat tyre t'other week...but, that's how I and all my mates where brought up. We all stop and we all wave.

    Great RR vaser...that Transalp of yours certainly gets about. :clap

    Cheers
    Potski :freaky