Welcome to North Russia!

Discussion in 'Europe' started by IvanRUS, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Especially for fans of difficulties:





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  2. Irlanski

    Irlanski n00b

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    Tá fáilte romhat Kev! Well, we were on Svalbard, about 500 miles north of Nordkapp on mid summers day and temp was 20 degrees, Murmansk was also about 20 degrees whilst back home it a mere 17 or thereabouts. I think June July or August should be fine up there.
    St Petersburg is really a cool place...lots to see and do.
    Are you going into Kola Peninsula...what kind of bike are you on?
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  3. Irlanski

    Irlanski n00b

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    Здравствуйте Иван!
    Those tracks look like a great challenge!

    One question from your experience...what motorcycle types are a good choice to use on these tracks?

    Actually, 2 questions...getting your boots wet seems inevitable, any advice how to stay dry other than not putting your feet down :rofl
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  4. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Dia duit, Irlanski!
    About motorcycle - be like Walter?:)))
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524638

    In fact, an experienced driver with the help of friends on the good tires will travel almost anywhere on the 800GS.
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  5. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    To protect your feet from the water Russian riders often use the boots of the military anti-chemical suits (top motorcycle boots), are sold in fishing stores for 10$ in three sizes:

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  6. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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  7. luloadventure

    luloadventure - LULO -

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    Arctic Trophy! :muutt
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  8. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Today we had a great trip to Dalniye Zelentsky in beautiful weather. Highly recommended :clap
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  9. EtronX

    EtronX Been here awhile

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    Dalniye Zelentsky.

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    From the road to Dalniye Zelentsky.

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  10. kawaman1

    kawaman1 n00b

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    Hello Ivan, Me and a few friends are travelling to Murmansk from the UK
    in 2014. Will there be another meeting as we would like to attend. Can you let us know if a date is set so we can plan our holidays.

    Many Thanks Jeff
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  11. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Hello friends! I am now in the Caucasus on the way to Turkey , sorry!
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  12. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    здороваться Иван,

    Northern Russia looks lush wish I could of ridden around there only got to ride around Izhevsk on a old Ural last summer.
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  13. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Hi Kennon!
    In 2014, an informal meeting of fans of Russian north and motorcycles traditionally held on the first weekend of July in the same place.
    I will inform you about the possible changes in Russia everything is possible :)
    Welcome back!
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  14. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Been here awhile

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  15. Cotthem

    Cotthem 990Adv

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    :clap Nice pictures. Looks like a great place to explore
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  16. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    Was in Russia last summer, came across an old radar structure:

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    Would have loved to spend more time in the region!

    Across the main from from the old abandoned stuff there was some "newer" stuff, went up there but a military guy was out so turned around.

    /Johan
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  17. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Иван, вы правда там Русские с ума сошли :super:clap

    БГ Саша
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  18. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Hi!
    4, 5 and 6 July will be another informal camp motorcycle enthusiasts Russian north.
    The camp will be on the shore of the White Sea near the village Varzuga.
    Exact coordinates later.
    Road - asphalt and gravel, for all motorcycles.
    Benzin 150 km in Umba.
    There is a hard road from Umba (to Revda and Murmansk) for the group of motorcycles 650cc:

    https://maps.google.ru/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=216339624106519206407.0004f74c30a05bebbf204
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  19. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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  20. IvanRUS

    IvanRUS Been here awhile

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    Video - Beach at Varzuga:



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