Offroadpeople: Mongolian cosmonauts 2013

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by grom, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. IgorM

    IgorM Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing this ...Amazing really ....:clap:clap:clap
  2. Pate

    Pate Been here awhile

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  3. bob66

    bob66 Been here awhile

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    Guys... some plans for this summer? :evil

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  4. Pate

    Pate Been here awhile

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    Yes, it is our purpose, it is Northern Urals, Manpupunyor:

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  5. racecube

    racecube n00b

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    it took me 2 days to read and watch everything of your adventure and here at the end I can´t leave it without a message, cause the special writing and the raw video (whithout stupid music) really let me get near to your exceptionel fellowship!
    It is good to know, that you all returned healthy for what I have seen, it sometimes was really dangerous and risky, I nearlly can´t believe that in some situations the group was blown up by individual conflicts or by different evaluation of taking risks in the middle of nowhere.
    While watching the coolness of takin big rocks in the last videos I thought these guy can go to Romaniacs or Erzberg and just win it! they can not even ride a motorcycle, they have just balls!
    So big Thx for all the work you spent on documenting here andkeep your strength and humor for all future plans!
    greetings from germany by Eddy

    ..and of course a question: Where did you get your maps from (old school paper and garmin gps) and how did you have sufficent information about getting petrol and water?
  6. grom

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    Hi Eddy
    Pate does a lot of investigations before our trips.
    He use SASPlanet programm (PC) that allows to switch very quickly between many map sources on the web to make reliable tracks.
    We check gas stations locations and their status with locals' help and actual travel reports.
    Official Garmin maps are good. The current version is - City Navigator Russia 2015.30 - Navicom
    And yes, we have Old school paper maps as well. It is really funny in Mongolia to see their very dense road map.
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  7. Noprogram

    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    Absolutely fantastic and inspiring journey guys/cosmonauts! Thanks for posting all the amazing footage and photos...just incredible :eek1
  8. Noprogram

    Noprogram High Plains Drifter

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    I discovered your RR a bit late, but I hope you still maybe able to answer a couple of questions...how did the XRs of Space Trooper, Che and Amir? stand up to the prolonged abuse of low earth orbit? Would they prefer other bikes for this type of trip?

    Again, thanks for the RR...amazing.
  9. grom

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    Hi Noprogram
    You can see that we use all possible bikes. And we do break all of them. There is no perfect bike.
    XR650L is cheap in use and it is very simple that means less service. And it drives like shit in rally raid conditions.
    KTM 690A is the most efficient bike. It makes most fun (too much for me for a heavy loaded bike). But it requires more attention and service.
    950 is strong and comfortable, but very heavy.
    If I had enough money and place in my garage I would use Colebatch's X-Ch. WP/KTM suspension and Rotax/BMW engine. But again we broke Colebatch's bike as well :D
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  10. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr Supporter

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    :lol3 :wink:


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  11. psycho klr

    psycho klr Same psycho, now with less klr Supporter

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    Fantastic report and adventure guys. You are hardcore and artistic.
  12. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    Looking forward to you guys next adventure!!!

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  13. Tommyturtle

    Tommyturtle Been here awhile

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    Just an awesome and inspiring feat. The videos are really good at giving us some hint as to just how tough this whole trip was, as well as how your comradeship helped overcome all the difficulties. Plus, you boys sure can ride a bit :wink:
  14. Dashbaw

    Dashbaw Fat Old Guy

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    Awesome trip! How did I miss this trip at the beginning?

    Hard to imagine the internal drive needed to take bikes over those tracks. Congratulations to each of the team for your accomplishments. Can't wait to see the Dyatlov Pass. :clap :freaky

    David
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    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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  17. grom

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    That would be in a month!

    Yes, we'll try to do the same route, same camping place :grim

    The video is probably the only one. I hope to shoot more.
    Guys are gonna use big bikes so that will be real fun:lol3
  18. VietHorse

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    Sooooo great report, amazing people and offroad scenery. Thank you guys for making this trip and sharing this. :freaky :clap
  19. Mariscos660

    Mariscos660 Big Tanks OFFroader

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    Hey Guys, but there aren't anymore the images with the tracks!
    sad about that..
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