Hello, Siberia!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by MadRider777, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    Dirt roads and mountains, that's living right!
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  2. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Right life may be cruel for some wrong motorcycles :-)
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  3. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Day 7

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    I woke up at the beautiful place. Flowers, wooden houses, horses.

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    This mountain caught my attention. It would be nice to wind up on the top.
    No sooner said than done. It's not very high. I'll take it easy.

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    Go ahead, do it!

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    First respite. It's not so easy! :-)

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    I'm not alone here. Some goats are climbing too.

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    Over halfway.

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    The time to sit and breath.

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    The top! It was worth it!

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    I saw a path leading down. OK, this way is easier.

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    And now the Siberian stonepark begins its work. Gee!

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    To the river now.

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    What a bliss to plunge into this clear water!

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    Guys wants to know everything about the motorcycle. They can't believe I came from Moscow. Yeah, the capital isn't so far as it seems.

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    Then I headed for a viewing point of Belukha mountain.

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    Belukha, high and far

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    This is the end point of travel. I bought Mohito to feel it right. Warm Siberia had presented me an excellent week.

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    I began my way home.

    Oh, this road!

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    But landscapes are magnificient

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    Drag race against a traktor. I won :-)

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    Cows are true owners of these roads.

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    Simple food. It's so tasty when you're really hungry :-)

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    Pleasant communication with cheerful girls.

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    My overnight place. Small room in this house for 10 USD. Interesting conversation as a bonus. Love this. Don't like expensive and soulless hotels.

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  4. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    You seriously need a dual sport bike. That is a veritable play ground for a dual sport.
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  5. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Dual sport would be very suitable on this road. But it can't give 1000+ km a day on highway.

    Day 8

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    Farewell look at the river.

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    And race from one gas station to another.

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    I have to stop, it's beautful.

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    Entering Novosibirsk.

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    Fast sightseeing of the city.

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    Ob river

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    This guy from Moscow rented a flat in Novosibirsk and rode around

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    So we can fly together.

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    Skies are mysterious.

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    I've found good place to sleep. Standart motel near the road but with 2 motorcycles in front of it. Interesting communication, some way stories. Different bikes but one yearning to heed the call of adventure.

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    Sunset says Good night

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    Dreams will be pleasant

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  6. severely

    severely almost a noob

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    Thank you, very nice pictures.
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  7. mnmlst

    mnmlst mnmlst

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    I really liked this thread.

    Where to next..?
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  8. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Day 9

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    I was met by the right machine near the motel. For bike and rider!

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    Whirpool of colors

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    Today I would continue with Siberian cities. The first is Omsk.

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    Real life of poor people. Flea market.

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    "Gas station to gas station" mode activated

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    The soul of Siberia

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    I met this bike at the next gas station. Russian inscription on the side fairing of the motorcycle "God loves you".

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    His name is Kim. He's from South Korea. And he travels from Vladivostok to Amsterdam. Good luck, Kim!

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    This boy looks to have found a common language with my bike :-)

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    Siberian souvenirs

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    Chelyabinsk is my second city for a fast sightseeing today

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    Ural was ready to take me into its arms

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    And I rode until the night cold made me stop.
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  9. boristhebold

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    What an awesome trip report. Some amazing photos. Russia looks stunning.:beer
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  10. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    I would love to see some side by side pictures of those Siberian cities in the winter. I suspect it is vastly different. Very hardy people that live where it is so cold.
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  11. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    This is one of the stereotypes, Siberia - extremely cold. Siberia is so large that it's very different in different parts. I've explored only South-West region and it has relatively soft climate. Locals says this summer isn't very hot.
    The average annual temperature is about 4 degrees lower than in Moscow, 5 degrees higher than average in Alaska.
    Although you probably think that Moscow has severe climate, we've got used to :-).
    Northern and Eastern Siberia are REALLY tough. Norilsk, Yakutsk have average temperatures 7 degrees lower than average Alaskian. The same as in the northernmost town of Alaska Barrow. And A LOT of snow. Like this

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  12. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Day 10

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    Fresh morning air

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    And boundless fields

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    I had see tire cord on my rear wheel so I needed to find new tire in Samara. Phone calls by internet advertisement gave no result. Only in 2 days.
    I thought that to do and while feeded birds together with this grandfa.

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    OK. I'll try to find some motorcyclist and ask about tires. I was looking around at the same time.

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    I got a target in my sights, V-max. I overtook him and shouted for him to stop. Fortunately this guy knows everything about motorlife in his city. He gave me a phone number of great motorcycle shop with tire service.

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    15 minute work.

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    And I was ready to fly again.

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    Fast sightseeing of the city.

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    Interesting conversation with grandma near the church. About life, songs, culture and history.

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    Goodbye Samara, it was pleasant!

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    Excellent weather, good mood and beautiful landscapes. What more could I want?

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    About 500 km to Moscow and I decided to get another road sunset.

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    Last night of this trip. I couldn't believe my memories was real :-)

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  13. CROSSBOLT

    CROSSBOLT Been here awhile

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    Excellent trip report and pictures! I weep at the similarities of out two countries and the wasted years of fear and hate of the "cold war." Thank our governments for that! Without this dynamic forum I would have never known that even parts of Siberia could be warm! Or that motorcyclists the world over are pretty much the same....insane! Har, har! Thank you!
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  14. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Day 11

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    Good roads with rural landscapes.

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    Last coffee break before Moscow

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    I entered Ryazan, fast sightseeing.

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    Pleasant ending of excellent trip. I was full of energy and joy.
    Moscow surprised me with traffic jams and crazy drivers. No, dear ones, you can't upset me. Siberia is in my heart :-)
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  15. mnmlst

    mnmlst mnmlst

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    Make sure you post your next trip!

    I would love to see your bike garage/workshop/shed/man cave too.

    How we all ride and live around the world so different, but so much the same, always amazes me.
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  16. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    We are all human :beer

    You can see a lot of interesting casual things in this thread:

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/from-russia-with-love.1231147/
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  17. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    Well done, oh Mad Russian! No injuries on this trip, always a bonus. Thanks for taking us along, very much enjoyed it.
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  18. Tsin

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    Great RR!!! Thank you for showing me that part of the world. Great attitude. Riding 1300 + km on a single day isn't for everyone.
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