3 x KTM GO EAST

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lordmaciek, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. mattis

    mattis n00b

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    Oh my god!! More more!

    When you see the pro's battle the hills in the romaniacs movies it just looks so easy for them. It is now obvious that it's much harder than that.
  2. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    crazy bastards, you gotta love em. Give er hell. Piss Power:clap
  3. header

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    Filled the radiators with pee... :rofl
  4. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    yesterday evening I received strong energy punch from the space and wrote a song about Hard Enduro;

    I play it on a ukulele (pink ofkoz) and the melody is smth like:

    Pariiiiira pariiira - pariiirra parAAAra
    Pariiiiira pariiira - pariiirra parAAAra
    Pariiiiira pariiira - pariiirra parAAAra
    Pariiiiira pariiira - pariiirra parAAAra

    I cant remember exactly the words but it was smth like:

    Suffering suffering suffering suffering
    Suffering suffering suffering suffering
    Suffering suffering suffering suffering
    Suffering suffering suffering suffering


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  5. Czechie

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  6. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    Day 1 offroad continues...

    A lot of climbing, climbing, climbing, golden liquid boiling, KTM squirting... then after climbing as I could expect there was a downhill - covered with a lot of good fresh mud ofkoz.

    Too steep and slippery for me so I was walking with the bike down until it was so steep&slippery I could not even walk so I layed the bike down, set down and I was going down on my ass with the mud flood.

    It took a little time to travel down the mountain using this sublime technic and of course I forgot to turn the fuel off, so lost all the fuel. So I arrived to smth that looked like I m able to ride, I drove few km and finito. No more fuel. :baldy

    A passing rider told me that there is only 2km to the 3rd chkp - unfortunatelly uphill. There was 30min left to the time limit so I set down and was a little bit depressed not to get to the 3rd chkp and that my bike sounded and smelled like a disaster.

    Called the guys from romaniacs and send them gps coordinates I had in my cell phone. They looked on the map and told me if I will drive all the way down I will eventually arive to a road and a guy with fuel will be waiting there. Another rider just arrived and it was already 2 hours after the time limit so he joined me on the way down and helped me a lot by pushing me on flat sections.
    A guy with fuel was waitng there - perfect organization. Returned to base after those crazy 14hours. Only few people arrived to the finish lines. Heros! Taddy was injured and had to quit the race.

    Mirek and Tomek 89 racing were waiting for me with a new radiator tube. The exhaust was so damaged that my bike had zero power so again Tomek replaced the exhaust. The guy from KTM MAN told me he is running out of exhausts so I better stop being so brutal.

    We (actually brave Tomek did it) removed the boiled golden liquid, made a short test run and the bike was running perfect again. Big relief:) :clap
    Furtunately I borrowed a spare GPS from Safran so I was ready2race:clap

    Wash, food, some packing cos the next day we moved from Sibiu to Petrosani and it was 1 o clock so 4.5hours of sleep before day 2.

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    redbullromaniacs.com (by Predrag Vuckovic)
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    redbullromaniacs.com (by Predrag Vuckovic)
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    redbullromaniacs.com (by Ovidiu Sopa)
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  7. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    Day 1 offroad official video:

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  8. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    holy shit man - glad I checked back in with you fellows! :clap


    Now hooked and watching . . .
  9. moon48

    moon48 1991 R80GS

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    maciek: peeing into the radiator = 666

    btw, nice of mirek to let taddy have a photo with him!
  10. mattis

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    My thought exactly, I didn't know Mirek hung out with mere mortals :)
  11. lordmaciek

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    Mirek's second name is Modesty. His full name is Mirek Modesty Man Z Chorzowa.
    :evil

    Here is Mirek with his old friend Rihana

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  12. overlandr

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    Who said anything about mortals? What goes on in Romania? Torture? I've heard there's a new killer stage towards the end. :evil
  13. lordmaciek

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    DAY 2 OFFROAD


    This thay finish was in anothe town Petrosani so we packed the van. THe start was 1 hour of drive from Sibiu so took the van to get there.

    NO RAIN:)

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    The route is perfect. Fast with some harder sections. Its pure fun!

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  14. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    Arrived to service point. Until now everything goes perfect.

    Tomek 89 waiting for us there with some water and a snickers.

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  15. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    service point

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  16. lordmaciek

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    obligatory 20 min break at the service point and go go go;

    sudenly my gps stops working; I raplace the batteries but I dont know how I did it, but the gps track is gone;
    :baldy :baldy :baldy :baldy :baldy


    waiting for some rider to follow; when it looks again easy to follow the track we split then again I get lost and all day like this;

    bike is running great, the track is perfect and I m loosing time on looking for the ktm ribbons; 2nd day without gps; :baldy :baldy

    next time on romaniacs 2 gpses on the bike + spare.

    redbullromaniacs.com (by Dragos Dumitru)
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    the track is bautifull; goeas up and down, woods, open space, some steep down hils and uphils, sun, fogg everything - perfect! just the lack of gps makes me nervous;
  17. lordmaciek

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    Mirek at the service point:

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  18. lordmaciek

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    In the middle Martin Redbullromaniacs invetor

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  19. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    This guy has a little problem

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  20. lordmaciek

    lordmaciek Long timer

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    Our mechanic Tomek 89 has also his portion of hard enduro in the van

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