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Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by muschelschubser, Nov 28, 2008.
That whell made it 6000 km from Murgab to Hamburg
Nice!! You've gotta give us more about your adventure!
Approaching to Khorog I recognized that the bearings of my sidecar wheel went goofy. Since I couldn't get a new set(69104 rare and to weak) I tried to find a Ural wheel. The first one expensive scrap.
The overall condition wasn't better then the thread. So Iwas glad to find the friendly colored in Murgan just arround 200 km away.
The price for eac wheel was twice the money you had to pay fpr new ones in Russia
The tour seen from ISS
If you want to with Google Earth her is the KMZ-File
How long did the trip take?
Did you go through the Fan Mountains? Anzob tunnel?
I went from Hambuirg with Autoreisezug to Munich, Close to Passau was our getheruing point. Michael with his Aprilia Capo Nord hack, Udo with a KTM Superenduro an me BMW with sidecar headed from ther ro Villach where we took another train to Edirne in Turky. Edirne Istanbul, direction Ankara, Black see cost, Geogia, Asserbaidjan, crossing the Caspian sea by ferry brought us to Turkemistan, Turkmenbashi, Ashgabat, Farab. Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Samarkant then Tadjikistan, of course with Anzob tunnel to Dushanbe.
The fume is fume from glimming cole banks in the rock. The
tunnel ist s.th. like 3000m. Next to the entry is a little lake, what made the solo driver freightened. So we discussed a little bit before entering the tunnel. Water ends after ca. 500m and it just touched the Juggs of my Airhead. Then a paved road leads to the other end. In the middle of the pavement there are springs every ten to twenty meters. The water reaches 30 to 40 centimeter before falling back. When we passed it two third we had to stop because a construction to press the fresh concrete to tunnel walls and ceiling had to be moved to the next location.
Officially the tunnel was opened years ago.
On the way to Khorog this girls where asking if I were a tourist. "Don't you have camera?" - "Yes" - "PLease take some Pix"
And so I did. The girls were realy pleased and went away with a Thank you. That happened many times - I wonder why!
We only had six weeks, starting ninth of may. Was much to little for that impressive landscape and all the friendly people.
Another girl wanted to be pixeled, this time in Kara Kul at the Pamir Highway:
She was workin on along Carpet with her Mother(?).
I thought going through the tunnel was the scariest thing I've ever done. 5km pitch black, water everywhere. I didn't know how long the tunnel was, but just kept on going. Drivers in cars going the other way were cheering me!
I was very happy when I finally (literally) saw the light at the end of the tunnel
Hello, what a coinsidence. On our trip to mongolia the bmw with a ural sidecar had the same trubbles. We found one new wheel with knobs that cost us one bottle of wodka .
This is the bike
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And here is the new wheel.
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He, Atak, that sidecar wheel looks really tall and slim. Maybe it even looks fragile. What type and size of whell ist it?
From Anzob tunnel we went to Dushabe. Than three days to Khorog. Here the wheel bearing broke down what gave us 4 days of searching for spares and finaly buying the first old wheel here. Pamir Inn is a good place to stay in Khorog.
Than the most impressive part of the trip begun. The Pamir Highway Murgab, Kara Kul, the realy high passes. In Kirgistan we rushed to Osh hurried to Kasachstan.
Via Aralsk, Aktyobe, Uralsk i got to Samara Moskau, Baltic states Poland and then back to HH.
I´will continue a littöle bit more chronological and with a few more pix.
I took the same route. From Dushanbe I went south towards the Afghan border. I followed the Tajik-Afghan border via Zigar to Kalajchum. From there I took the road to Khohog (Pamir Lodge).
I also took the Pamir Highway to Murghab. From there I went via KaraKul and Sary Tash to Kashgar (China).
There should be targets for future rides
Take a Karlovacko to your chips!
Hamburg to Munich by Autoreisezug
Munich to the meeting point close to Passau. Form to Villach to take another Autoreisezug to Edirne Turkey.
In Villach these three toys went into the Car carriing waggons, we into the passenger cars.
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This company operates the Villach Edirne Service.
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Autoreisezug is a good way to make distance in regions you already know. Saves rearwheel thread for the interesstant areas.
These cars had to carry and a bunch of turkish pensionists from Austria Switzerland and Germany, who wanted to stay the naxt half year in their original home countrty.
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Michael tries to get some time waisted.
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...that's pretty smart
..I love the bmw rig
The BMW rides good. When I was evaluating which bike to use my Ural was out pretty fast. I picked it up in Irbit in 2003, went almost home. After 3000 klicks the camshaft broke. After fixing I made 18 000 with it and had to replace head, several ingition rotors, generators. Except for that it was relable
The other option was a solo ETZ 250. I bike that would have made it fine. But then I saw the BMW....