Afghanistan ride. How to enter, survive and return in one piece...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by sambor1965, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. stef25

    stef25 Been here awhile

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    afghanistan is high on my list, i hope the place peaces out in my lifetime. or i grow enough balls to go before that time comes.
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  2. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    fantastic pics - Sambors next great report - like all the other ones.

    unbeliveable where you guys go to.

    (all the best for your new company)

    Andreas
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  3. badcherrys

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    This is looking good!!:clap
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  4. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Totally subscribed to this one!
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  5. NikonVT

    NikonVT Gettin Bruced Again

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    fantastic. this is my first reading of a advfactory RR - where are the others?

    i'm in for this one
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  6. rizzlesticks

    rizzlesticks disenfranchised

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    Can't wait to see the rest of this!:lurk
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  7. Chilipepper

    Chilipepper Baja wannabe

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    Wow! This should be amazing
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  8. nowgrn4

    nowgrn4 Rainmaker

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    I'm in :clap


    Check out the foot wear on the photo with the donkey cart. :eek1
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  9. idea man

    idea man Remote Plate Spinner Supporter

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    In. Who knew Cracow, Poland was the hub of the remote adventure riding world. It is ceratinly the Adventure Factory.:deal
    Great stuff again Sambor.
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  10. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Subscribed ................ looking forward to riding along

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    Bravo
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  11. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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    epic win
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  12. header

    header Chris

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    Hey, I saw sand does that mean there will be dunes???

    :lurk
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  13. RMac

    RMac Cheese!

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    Oh man, this should be epic.
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  14. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    Never thought I'd wish to be polish, maybe i just need marry one to go on crazy shit like this. Rock on:clap
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  15. rick barclay

    rick barclay Been here awhile

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    Africa Twins---my favorite bike. Man, how I wish I could go with you guys.

    Godspeed.
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  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    :lurk
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  17. 63truck

    63truck Probie

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    :lurk I'm in. This looks awesome.
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  18. LoneTiger

    LoneTiger Adventurer

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  19. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    We entered Tajikistan after midnight and were slept somewhere near the road in cotton field. Next day when we woke up Lexus has stopped near our camp and driver, businesswoman from Khojend was invited us for breakfast. She had 2 young daughters in the car so we deceide to join the invitation.
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  20. sambor1965

    sambor1965 Been here awhile

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    After breakfast Kajman deceided to start toward Dushanbe, sure he is much slower with this trailer than we are... We spent more time with Maya and just after a dinner we started to catch Kajman. And we have done it. There is a high pass (about 3400 m) and Chinese company is trying to asphalt it. All cars were stopped for 6 hour ;)
    I used my poor chinese and after 5 minutes bikes were allowed to go...
    And we have to wait for Kajman ;)

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    So we have done K&N filter sevice...


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    Filled up...

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    I knew there is another high pass before Dushanbe, i drove there in 2006 and it was really difficult. But chinese company has done tunnel and today it reduced 2,5 hr of painfull dusty riding. It was late evening when we reached tunnel entrance. It was closed. - Tunnel is full of water. Some construction mistake, it Will be open next week. You have to go up...
    Bloody hell, I will remember this ride. My engine worked only between 3500 and 4000 rpm, my exhaust fell off and I was very loud. One headlight left. All these f***ng trucks made a clouds of dust... It was completely dark but I knew how high was on the left side... Poor Kajman with this bloody trailer...


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    We slept near the road in chaikhana - this is a central Asian teahouse. You can sleep there during the night...

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    ...and eat during the day
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