Vienna to Magadan - BAM Road and Road of Bones

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Xdream, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. David Lee

    David Lee Adventurer

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    Many thanks for taking the time and effort to make your report,

    Brilliant
  2. froden

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    Once again: you absolutely rock, Xdream. One of the best reports on the site, I'm glad you've decided to stick around! So many stunning photos, this was one of my favourites:

  3. blackness

    blackness more riding

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    Xdream

    I'm posting on behalf of a friend of mine (I too think your trip is awesome, though)

    "Mate, what an amazing trip.
    We were in Yakutsk with Motoreiter thenight you arrived. We may have briefly met at the Chicago bar, we left when the motorcycle club arrived.
    We had just returned after an epic trip ourselves via the Old Summer Road to Magadan and then returning to Yakutskvia the new Federal Highway via Ust Nera. We were in two Toyota Landcruiser Pickups. Our blog entry is on http://www.travelpod.com/s/threeinatruck?st=user or go to www.travelpod.com search for travellers "threeinatruck".
    I am amazed at how much the water levels changed over the two weeks or so from when you tried to do the old road and when we did. We seemed to get very lucky with the weather, but the bogs were still over the hood of a toyota with lifted suspension. And the base was pretty soft in some of them too. From the various ride reports and other blog entries, the 2011 season seems to have been very short as people were reporting high water levels late in June. I feel privileged to have successfully made the old summer road route.
    I followed Colebatch and other rider reports before we left for the Far East of Russia and have to say a big thank you to all of you who have posted on the forum! This sort of travel is enough of an adventure with a 4x4, I am in awe of you blokes on bikes who make the journey. "
  4. maccoretti

    maccoretti n00b

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    Amazing funny report - 5 stars.

    Thanks for sharing.
  5. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    Xdream,

    What are you going to be doing in Kamchatka? More skiing? I was there many moons ago for some rafting, glacier/volcano hiking, etc. very cool.

    I would love to meet up but doubt I'll be able to...my job is kind of brutal and it is hard for me to leave the office on weekdays. But who knows, let me know once the date is closer and we'll see. Or if you take up Azmo's offer and get into the center, let me know...

    The post two above this one is from John, the 4x4 guy I met in Yakutsk. I have to say that the videos he showed and the stories he told me of his OSR transverse were part of the reason I was hesitant to go: he went when it was "dry", and still many of the "puddles" along the road were over the hood of a large 4x4. And it was wetter when we got there...
  6. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    Excellent report. I used to read a page or two every morning over my cornflakes and then dream about doing the same whilst at work.
    What the fuck am i going to do now then????
    Thanks for sharing.:clap
  7. blackness

    blackness more riding

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    hi motoreiter

    Yes the message was from Jon. I think he missed Xdream by a day or so?

    He wanted to let you know that he is currently planning his annual desert trek in August, he will be driving 1500 km west from Brisbane then contining on into the Simpson, for lots of sand, space and probably mud.
  8. aseatwo

    aseatwo Blade Runner

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    What an excellent video and what an inspiration ride.
  9. kopeli

    kopeli moto-traveler

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    It was pleasure to read your ride report.
    thnx
  10. Juniorka

    Juniorka Adventurer

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    Thank you so much for this one. Very brave and great undertaking.... adventure of a lifetime.
    Wishing you all the best...
  11. Dazzer

    Dazzer Been here awhile

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    Hi Xdream and Steve

    Leigh and I will be in Austria on the 11th 12th and 13th May.

    If your free to meet up one night for a Beer or two that would be great.

    let us know which area of Austria you in and which Bar you drink in and we will make our way there.:freaky

    Dazzer and Leigh
  12. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

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    I know I'm late on this... But awesome job and excellent RR. I can't believe you had the balls to ride across the Vitna River Bridge! Right on!
  13. missadventure

    missadventure n00bie d00bie d00

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    Wow, just wow. Thanks for the RR - those videos had me holding my breath! :clap:clap
  14. feldjäger

    feldjäger Been here awhile

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    Very few folks can actually write, post pictures, and videos in such a way as to make you feel as if you were on the trip with them! Awesome report, and great adventure!:D
  15. bambr

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    Damn! I was born in Siberia, but had never been to those places except Vladivostok. Now I ask myself - why? whyyyyyyyyyy??? :D Thanks for share your amazing adventure with us :freaky
  16. middleview

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    XDream, I finally got the chance to read through your ride report, and thoroughly enjoyed the story! You bring Russia and the riding in Siberia and the Far East to life! Look forward to seeing your next adventure! Thanks!!!
  17. LostViking

    LostViking Long timer

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    Just stumbled onto this one from a google search,

    Outstanding!
    Truly an excellent adventure,


    Thank you for taking the time and effort to post it,

    Edit: Oh, and I almost forgot, please convey a special thanks to your wife for letting you go and for supporting
    your adventurous lifestyle. My wife is very much the same way, they are few and far between.
    She deserves a lot of credit too.