The BAM Road - ultimate test of man and machine

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Super great report and pictures. WoW FACTOR on the fine looking ladies of Russia. Makes me wish I was in my 30's again so I could just take off and go travel on an enduro type bike. Oh well, maybe there is an after life where I'll come back and be able to do a journey such as yours. Thanks so much for the work of sharing your two incredible journeys.
    uhhhhhhhhh any more pictures of those horrible ladies? :lol3 :lol3 :clap :clap :clap
  2. BigKev72

    BigKev72 ANZAC

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    OK first, loving the ride report...excellent, just like the rest of yours.

    I just watched the linked video...silly and insignificant question here but do you know what the outriggers on that bridge are for? They almost look like sections of a dilapidated foot path or something.
  3. Robert Movistar

    Robert Movistar Adventurer

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    The first version of the Magadan. The second version of the Magadan and BAM. I ended up on the third version that is Kamchatka and BAM.
    The plan was the first version of the sober, the second version of less, and the third ....:freaky
  4. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    Why wish?
    Age is not important - attitude is!

    I would jump at doing it all over again in the years to come - assuming my health, and nearly 68 year old body, holds up.

    If fact I would like to think I would be a better rider of it next time from what I learned this time, even though the BAM road will have deteriorated further.

    Go, do it.....
    Where most people fail is at the very first inch (2.5cm) of the journey.
    They just dont get that far!
  5. cgwt

    cgwt Been here awhile

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    May I also wish you well on your trip:clap , just go and do it :thwak . I did not ride for 20 odd years, to my shame:eek1 . Now I regret it,however I am back in the saddle!!:ricky
  6. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Yep, CGWT you are back in the saddle for sure! Pleasure meeting you and riding with you over Thanksgiving. I think this Russian adventure post is incredible, and maybe me and my brother will have a chance at this in the future!

    Thanks for posting up this excellent adventure and giving us the chance to ride along virtually!

    Excellent adventure travel website you have! http://www.sibirskyextreme.com/about/
  7. BlackBeast

    BlackBeast Been here awhile

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    Come on guys, this definitely needs a 5 star rating. :clap
  8. brothermosley

    brothermosley Motorcycle Operator

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    agreed, 5 stars for sure. what an incredible adventure! what struck me the most about your story was the humanity, hospitality and generally good nature of all the folks you encountered...the bikini shots were pretty nice too :clap

    seriously, many thanks.
  9. EHpati

    EHpati Adventurer

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    Good RR and great adventure!!!
    Looks a perfect trip for my 640 adventure :deal :lol3 :lol3
    :lurk
  10. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Just awesome report, :lurk enjoying every post, always looking forward to the next one. :thumb

    Makes one want to hop the next plan to Europe someplace and buy a good used Tenere or something and just start riding EAST!

    this surely deserves the 5 star rating.
  11. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    Personal - off topic.

    My thanks to r00t4rd3rd and BigKev72.
    They know why.
  12. Big Doobie

    Big Doobie Frustrated Redneck

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    Agreed, what do we need to do, to make that happen?:ear
  13. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Great report.

    thanks.
  14. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    Top of each page, click on the "Rate Thread" link.
  15. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    well it will be pretty well covered in the thread to come. The XT made it back to England but one potentially fatal flaw in its design almost cost Terry his engine, and his trip.

    But dont tell JMo ... i know she is of the belief the XT is the most solid unit in the universe :wink:

  16. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    This is inspiring stuff! Thanks for sharing it, I must definitely ride this road, I wonder if it will be possible in 5-10yrs.. What do you think?

    Ive still got too much good riding to finish here in SA. :evil
  17. dallastx

    dallastx Been here awhile

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    Well, what was it? Share it with us, would ya? So we can read and learn, thanx. And also mucho thanx for the more then excellent RR, keep them comin'!
    Greetz, Hans.
  18. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    Colebatch, I just spent the major portion of my Saturday reading the Tuva, Road of bones and this thread. Great stuff, the pictures and the comments on the culture are fascinating. Your threads completely changed my preconceived notions of what Russia is like. Now I want to go there and see for myself.

    I can't wait to see how your going to top this ride report!:clap
  19. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Subscribed. great Report!
  20. lovebikes

    lovebikes adventurer

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    Awesome adventure, great job by all of u specially Tony :clap :clap . Beautiful photos, thank u.