Offroadpeople: Ural 2012

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by grom, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. grom

    grom Adventurer

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    Year 2012 was the final year of our Ural trilogy. Because of heavy rains we didn't do too many miles in this two weeks journey.

    Unfortunately Walter Colebatch didn't join us this year so nobody could write a heroic enough report to post here.
    So here are some pictures and I'm ready to answer your questions.

    High water in the rivers made us to return and to detour around Nugush Lake a lot of times
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    But this tries and detours were real off-road adventure that we came for
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    Wild nature spring gave us a time of awakening and new growth
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    We started like this
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    Who the fuck showed me this direction?
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    That’s what happens if you need a tow
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    We are searching for a cave
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    Found one
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    Funny hill
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    with good reward
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    No rest, select next track!
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    To unknown region
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    Sergey Intruder is a very special member
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    Relaxing evening
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    Tick food
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    Morning exercises
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    Special KTM additive
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    Another romantic morning start
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    and in a few minutes
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    For this ride I changed 950 for XR250
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    That’s what we call a rest
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    fresh ice tea
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    new avatar
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    People usually ask how we carry tables and chairs and other stuff
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    - we use support vehicles.
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    And if we don’t have enough vodka
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    we call for a helicopter.
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    Second part is coming

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  2. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Gnarly Bastards every one of you.
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  3. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    Great stuff - all of you.

    And thanks Grom for posting.
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  4. KTM 950S

    KTM 950S Been here awhile

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    Amazing photos and adventure....:clap:clap:clap:clap
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    Waiting for part 2 :lurk:lurk:lurk
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Crazy carnage ride!! :clap

    :lurk
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  6. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    You cannot make that stuff up.

    Over the top!

    It could be a magazine advertisement to encourage people to buy SEALED WHEEL BEARINGS :rofl
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  7. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

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    You guys are Nucking Futs .....:huh :eek1 :cry :clap:clap :freaky
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  8. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Glad you didn't forget the most important thing in adv-riding,
    ... to hydrate. :rofl

    What a ride.
    Great pictures.
    :beer


    Care to give some details on the journey?
    One picture shows 16 persons, how large was the party?
    In short, anything to post some more pictures, please. :wink:
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  9. C-Stain

    C-Stain Long timer

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    :nod

    My thoughts exactly. If I had a set (of balls) I'd consider begging an invite for next year. However, I don't think I'm man enough. Great stuff...
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  10. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    good to see you guys are still having fun in the springtime Russian mud !
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  11. Iwan Suli

    Iwan Suli Adventurer

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    that looks absolutely... horrible

    :lurk
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  12. M1tch

    M1tch Been here awhile

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    "You bought too much bread!" lol.

    Great video :thumb
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  13. grom

    grom Adventurer

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    22 people in total. We tried to split in groups of 5 people each, but it never worked: Pate always wanted to fix every bike broken; some people didn't like to be in a slow group; the route changed often so everybody should be informed.

    This is a very unique kind of traveling and we usually waisted a lot of time because of so many people involved. And every year I say to myself: 'This was the last time I traveled with this huge group!'

    More pictures will be in a week because Mishutka, our photographer, is in a moving process.
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  14. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    :freaky

    Thanks for posting this, I forwarded a link to it to several riding friends, beautiful country and amazing effort to make this ride happen.

    Cheers
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  15. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Thanks Grom! I've been looking forward to this report! :freaky
    Now off to watch the Video :clap:clap:clap:clap
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  16. Dr LC8

    Dr LC8 ...soon or later

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    Wow!!!!
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  17. grom

    grom Adventurer

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    Part of the forest was protected as a national preserve. Severe rangers gave us permission for three days to cross just the recreation zone. We did a little bit more.
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    More river crossings
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    Some roads marked on the map were built once by army engineers and never repaired
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    Ural Spring
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    My water crossing style
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  18. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Did you miss the 950 on this ride? :D
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  19. Moonsorrow

    Moonsorrow Jesus

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    The 950 appears quite a lot in the vid :D .

    Very nice pictures and video!:rofl
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  20. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...you guys are nuts and awesome.
    Good stuff. Better for me to watch than to do.
    Love the s0undtrack!
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