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Road of Bones and the Kolyma Highway - Pure Photos

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. littleDONKEY

    littleDONKEY Adventurer

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    An amazing journey...awesome pictures...

    Big BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap :clap :clap

    Keep Riding!!!!
  2. Fotok

    Fotok Photocyclist

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    Werry werry amaizing treep. Sooper shots and of course beautiful girls :) 5 stars:wings
  3. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Just an addendum ...

    The guy in the middle of this foto from the first page of this thread, is the head of the Yakutsk 4WD club ... his name is Rayil, and he knows and is involved with anything and everything to do with the Road of Bones.

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    We met him through mutual contacts in Yakutsk ... he was the guy who escorted the Long Way Round guys on the Road of Bones (2004) and organised and hired a series of Ural backup trucks to accompany that trip all the way to Magadan ... so that trucks would conveniently be "on hand" when needed.

    This past summer he organised a Hungarian expedition on the Road of Bones ... the Hungarians took a convertible Cadillac Eldorado to Magadan and obviously needed Ural trucks for the river crossings.
  4. shalbleib

    shalbleib Been here awhile

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    Another fantastic write up and photos! Who knew it was so beautiful out there. I may have to add this as a "must see" now. Thanks again!!
  5. Mat

    Mat Long timer Supporter

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    Really great trip and report. But.

    67!

    My deepest respect and thanks for showing us all that "age" doesn't have to be an obstacle to anything!
  6. Sergeant Joe

    Sergeant Joe Sitrep=Snafu

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    Nice report, Wife saw photos of those cute girls so now my planed trip there has been derailed :cry . (she now knows why I have always wanted to go there...........dam!)
  7. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Like others, as it seems, I am amazed by abandoned buildings, I don't know what attracts me but it's true... An abandoned city tops it all so I must ask, if you have any more photos of Kadykchan to please share them!! :clap:clap
  8. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    OK I have some more pictures of Kadykchan ... they are not my pictures, but they are from Rayil "King of the Road of Bones" Zalyalov ... the head of the Mamont 4WD club in Yakutsk. http://off-road.ykt.ru/
  9. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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  11. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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  12. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Fitting that one of the things Rayil found in an abandoned apartment was a record of Vladimir Vysotsky. Vysotsky was a "bard" during Soviet times. A cross between a poet and a Russian Bob Dylan. He sang many songs about Magadan, perhaps the most famous is a melancholy number called "Moi Drug Uexal v Magadan" ... 'my friend has left for Magadan' ... about a theoretical friend being sent to the Gulags.

    The Soviet authorities contemplated arresting him many times, but his popularity protected him. It is said over 1 million people filed past his corpse after he died - roughly the same as for the late pope.

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  13. JUDOKA

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    Seems to me that you have the perfect setup. Ride, take pics, post repoert.... I am willing to bet that it all wnds up being a lot of hard work at the end of the day though. Did you ever wake up one morning realizing you were in the middle of nowhere and had a long way to go through nasty terrain and weather, and wanted to just call it quits and go home? I read that BAM Road report and thought for all of the excitement I would have thought about calling it quits once or twice.
  14. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I think had I done the BAM road solo, yeah I would have thought that once or twice myself ... but on the BAM Road, I was with Tony and Terry, and you kinda drive each other on. You arent alone in the misery and the other guys are coping with it, so you know you have to as well.
  15. SauS TaR-TaR

    SauS TaR-TaR Go BaBy Go...

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  16. zzoon

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    Is he T.P. sitting on the chair?
    Finally, you've got the "degree"! :lol3 :lol3
  17. RoughReady

    RoughReady Been here awhile

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    My turn to say thanks for the wonderful ride report. Your inclusion of historical, geographical, etc. information really makes it special. Thanks

    I was somewhat suprised, but perhaps shouldn't be, to see the tagging graffiti on one of the buildings.
  18. exwingnut

    exwingnut Entremanure

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    I noticed that as well, tourists? Seems like a long way to go to tag stuff.


    Thanks, Colebatch!
  19. Icebreaks

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    Hi Colebatch!

    I just a few minutes ago joined up on this. Why? Because of your postings on your journey in North Caucasus/Siberzy Extreme-
    I'm really knocked out by this tale.

    Can we speak about this as I'm preparing a project of a kind similar- in similar sites? Maybe we can speak by email- Aint found out how yet?

    Please contact me. Icebreaks
  20. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    Cheeky!

    How is life back in Seoul? Wanting to get back on the road? I am!!