Russian North

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  1. Gerbl4

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    Why do not we meet here on the shores of the Arctic Ocean .... in January ...
    Longitude: 74 ° 51'19 .6 "E (74.855445)
    Latitude: 67 ° 55'1 .93 "N (67.917202).
    So quipped one of the rally participants from the city of Tyumen to the village of Yamburg, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russian scout Nikolai Ivanovich Kuznetsov, who was held in July 2011. They drank a lot that night ...
    What led to nowhere abandoned word, I'll discuss later.
    Home Expeditions appointed by January 7, 2012, from the city of Tyumen. After a thorough face-control were about 12 mototsiklov.I about 7 escort vehicles with trailers. That would be in case of breakage can be loaded all the bikes and ride even in a warm car.
    We're going on a motorcycle on January 7!
    14 crews

    Dedicated to
    100th anniversary of the beginning of the first Russian expedition to the North Pole G.Ya.Sedova

    "Only the North ..." (C) the Sedov

    Once on the Cape ... Ayk Rudolf Island, the northernmost island of the Franz Josef Land, among the icy rocks found a wooden pole with a pointed end and a copper sleeve, which remained engraved: «Sedov. Pol. Exped. 1912 ". It was a flagpole, which is intended to set the "top" of our planet head of the expedition to the North Pole, the Russian Navy Lieutenant G. Ya.Sedov ...

    Georgy Yakovlevich Sedov (1877-1914) - Russian hydrographer, polar explorer, a senior lieutenant. The organizer of the expedition to the North Pole, during which he died, passed with two companions on the dog sled a little more than a hundred kilometers of more than two thousand ...
    Coming from a fishing family, an officer of the Navy (Lieutenant), member of the Russian Geographical Society, Honorary Member of the Russian Astronomical Society.

    Researcher North Georgy Sedov in 1912 said, "Who if not us who are accustomed to working in the cold and settled in the north to reach the Pole! And I say, the pole will be conquered by the Russian! "

    Only 9 (22) March 1912 he submitted a memorandum to the Chief of the Main Hydrographic Administration, Lieutenant-General AI Vilkitski: "Hot gusts from the Russian people for the opening of the North Pole is even in times of Governors and is not extinguished until now. Amundsen wishes of whatever was left after the opening of Norway and the North Pole. He wants to go in 1913, and we will go this year and prove to the world that are capable of and Russian this feat ... " "Neither yes nor no" - this was the position and the Chief Hydrographic Administration and the Ministry of the Navy. Only the intervention of the scientific community has made it possible to establish a committee to outfit the expedition. Finally there were the funds appeared to begin practical preparations for this difficult journey. Well, the Naval Ministry was able to produce a G. Sedov in connection with the forthcoming venture to the rank of senior lieutenant of the fleet, which corresponded to the rank of captain of the Admiralty.

    At the end of July, all members of the expedition gathered in Arkhangelsk. This is where the Sedov expedition first saw the future of sailing and steam vessel "Holy Martyr Fock". Captain of the schooner like: unprepossessing in appearance, it nevertheless was perfectly suited to navigation in the polar seas.

    At last came the long awaited day. By twelve o'clock August 27 waterfront filled crowd - residents gathered at the Arkhangelsk solemn farewell of the first Russian expedition to the North Pole. Music, speeches, prayers ... And finally, "Fock" in the open sea.
    A few days after the wire, when the "Fock" was in the throat of the White Sea, a violent storm. The head wind bore the ship back, and the feeble power of the steam engine which conveyed aboard a four stroke, not enough to withstand the fierce onslaught of the elements. Also opened to flow into the hold - the water was threatening to come, picking up to the furnace. Three days beater Sea "Fok", but the way forward was with a favorable wind, and again a storm overtook him only in the most of the New Earth.

    Leaving the village Olginskiy that the Cross Bay New Earth, letters and official reports, the schooner headed for
    north to the east coast of Franz Josef Land. It was September 12th, at dawn, and the next day found the watch straight ahead floating ice ...

    More than two weeks, the expedition made its way north. With each mile of ice thickness and strength increased. In these circumstances, "Fock" proved to be at its best - he was regularly crumbled shell of a massive ocean and sturdy oak hull, perfectly obeyed the helm when it was necessary to follow the tortuous ducts connecting the polynya. But despite the best efforts of the team and members of the expedition, had to return to New Earth, where in early October, "Fock" and vmerz in ice in a small bay called the Bay Travelers' St. Phocas. "

    The dynamic nature Georgy Sedov could not stand idle winter, and he, without waiting for the end of the polar night, undertook an expedition to the North, as closely as possible to determine the position of Cape Litke the New Earth, which is defended by the bay "St. Phocas" by 50 kilometers . And it was not his only trip to explore the nearby northern lands. "To summarize the work produced by us - Sedov wrote - all the more pleased that it made some discoveries - disagreement with existing maps of ..." Indeed, in the future scientists and geographers have argued that if the Sedov expedition were taken up exclusively for the study of New Earth, it is unlikely it could do more for the science of ice for 11 months of captivity.

    "Fock" freed from the ice just 3 September 1913. And again - heading north to Cape Flora in Franz Josef Land. And again, before the schooner spread out the ice fields, climb into that now fatally risky because the ship was nearly empty of fuel, but on some sail through the ice does not seem like ... Nevertheless - a course to the north, to the pole.

    Late on September 13, "The Holy Martyr Fock" cast anchor in sight of Cape Flora. Making sure that the promised ship with coal has not arrived, September 17, the expedition is sent on. Two days later enters the Sedov schooner in the harbor of the island unnamed Hooker and carefully places it on the ground. Here in the bay, called the Silent, is still a hibernation. It was much more difficult. It was necessary to save fuel, ultimately deteriorated poor quality corned beef, canned food stocks dwindling alarmingly. In humans, there are signs of scurvy. However, Sedov, weakened as his colleagues, preparing to march to the Pole. Satellites have repeatedly tried to convince him. Two thousand miles round trip - because it can not afford and healthy!

    George Y. stayed in a cabin about half an hour, came out with a written order, in which he passed leadership of the scientific work of Wiese, and the power head - Koushakov. Wiese read the order aloud. Did not disperse. Did not go away, and Sedov. He stood a few minutes with closed eyelids, as if collecting his thoughts, to say farewell. Everyone was waiting for. But the words escaped barely noticeable groan, and in the corners of closed eyes sparkled with tears. Sedov, with an effort recovered himself, opened his eyes and began to talk - at first sporadically, then calmly - his voice was firm.

    "I received a friendly letter. One friend warned about my health. It's true. I stand in the way is not so strong as you need and how we would like to be at this critical moment. It's time. Now we begin a new attempt to reach the Russian North Pole. Labors Russian research into the history of the North recorded the most important pages - Russia can be proud of them. Now we have a responsibility to be worthy successors of our research of the North. But I ask you not to worry about our fate. When I am weak - my companions are strong, and if I do not quite fit, then look at his companions, leaving with me - they did pyshut health. Gift of the polar nature we do not dadimsya. - Sedov was silent. - Not health worries me the most, and another presentation by no means, what I expected. Today for us and for Russia, a great day. Do with the equipment you need to go to the North Pole? Is expected with such equipment, I reach him? Instead, we have 80 dogs, only 20, the clothes worn, provisions weakened by the work of the New Earth, and we ourselves are not so strong health as needed. All this, of course, does not interfere with his duty. duty, we will do. Our goal - the achievement of the pole, its best to implement it will be done. "

    February 2, 1914 pole expedition of Georgy Sedov, sailors, and Gregory Alexander barren Linnik to march. They had three sleds, sleds, 24 dogs and 60 tons of food and things. The first days of Sedov felt cheerfully, but the disease is advancing, and on the ninth day of the leader of the expedition could not get up. Nevertheless, the proposal to return he agreed to and during the eight days of moving in the sledge.

    On the seventeenth day of the three weary travelers have almost reached Rudolf Island. But Sedov very weak, and February 20, the life of this remarkable man was broken ... Georgy Sedov buried at the southern tip of the island Rudolph, putting in the grave the flag on the pole with the inscription in English «Sedov Pol. Exped.1912 ».

    March 18 Pustoshny Linnik and returned to the "Fock". In late July, the schooner was free of ice and left the harbor Silent. A month later, burning in the furnace of all that could burn somehow, the expedition returned to Archangel ...


    In memory of a man who sacrificed their lives 100 years ago, Russia's first attempt on an expedition to conquer the North Pole, are going to get to the edge of the northern roads of Yamal - Nenets Autonomous District of Tyumen region (Yamburg, Ob Bay, Kara Sea), as well as dogs troublesome and we do not know ...... yet I go on a motorcycle, taking into account the above error and experience of the expedition will focus on the serious technical training of Russia's first winter motocross on the Yamal Peninsula.

    Now, slowly go down to the ground. The organizers of this event is invited to a very dangerous and not cheap relative to the adult game. Based on this I would like to wish the course and are fully aware of the possible consequences as There is a small caveat - this in this area has never been done and the proposed sub-zero temperatures did not go to the same day, the light will be minimal.

    The route is assumed as follows:
    Starting January 7, 2012 from Tyumen
    1.7.12, the - Uvat
    1.8.12, the - Nefteyugansk
    9.1.12, the - Noyabrsk
    10.01.12. city ​​- Novy Urengoy
    11/01/12 was - Novy Urengoy (rest)
    01/12/12 was - Yamburg
    01/13/12 was - Novy Urengoy
    14/01/12 was - Noyabrsk
    01/15/12 was - Nefteyugansk
    16/01/12 was - Uvat
    17/01/12 was - Tyumen

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  2. Gerbl4

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    On January prihal me from Tula my friend Oleg Maximov. Our task is to get to the January 7 Tyumen. To Tyumen going to go with us our friend Nina Saveliev. Eey can not go further. Organisers have warned from the beginning, go on an expedition only men.Weather in those places severe. In the last year - 52.
    So go!
    We leave from Moscow!
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    On one of the bikes does not have guessed the tires, the bike did not go faster than 50 km \ h We reached Vardanyants Alexander (Ward). He finds a suitable rubber, the same change it to us and we will go further. Sasha, thank you, really helped out.
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    Nina was taken to bask in my beloved mother-in-law. You should have seen her eyes)) She was very surprised when I gave Nina)).
    Spent the night in my hometown Naberezhnye Chelny. Nina was taken to bask in my beloved mother-in-law. You should have seen her eyes)) She was very surprised when I gave Nina)).
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    Now leave in Chelyabinsk

    Somewhere in the Ural mountains, on raising of the next, we stop at a cafe to eat.
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    Before reaching Chelyabinsk 40 miles on my Varadero breaks the chain. . oleg takes me in tow ... Well let's hope that BMW Clutch sustain us all.
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    At about 2:00 in the morning we found ourselves at the center of Chelyabinsk. I'm starting to write sms to my friend Dima who lives here, and that I changed here Broken circuit last winter. Before I could finish the sms to us at the Dima, it turns out he was at the bottom of razhdenii other, and just went home and saw us))

    Find the old chain and put it. New chain, I asked to buy in Moscow, Nikita (Moro) / Ge bought a chain, and rode with her to the airport to ask somebody who is flying to Tyumen pass the parcel with the chain. And the first person to whom they came was member of the expedition, Vladimir Zyablov ... is such a successful meeting.
    Oleg inserts a spike in rubber/
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  4. Gerbl4

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    In Chelyabinsk, repair, and rest.
    Dima thanks for once again cured my chain.
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    Drove to our friend (Hochuha).We sat and drank.
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    (Hochuha) participates in winter competition unimoto.
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    Congrats! Crazy journey.I was dreaming about Ural dualsport sidecar,but now I see that also BMW and Honda produce them :D
    Cheers
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  6. Gerbl4

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    Following tomorrow.
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    JayElDee not saying what I mean

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    Just WHOA!
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    Yikes.. :vardy Hardcore riding! Keep it comin' :lurk
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    Fantastic!!
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    Wow. Fucking awesome. I commute year round in Northeast Pennsylvania on my bike, down into the single digits thus far (Farenheit)... But I take the cage when the roads are snowy or icy... and my commute is only 25 miles one way. This takes some balls!

    I love the wind guards for the legs. What are they fashioned out of?
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    North TV continues to broadcast. Ladies and gentlemen, take their places. We lower your eggs into hot tea, and we continue to read the report ...
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  12. Stuffyyff

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    This will be a great trip! Looking forward to following your travels.
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    At last we reach Tyumen, here we are greeted by friends. Now, are mandatory to drink for the meeting. So the first drunk, went to second, third, we have lost with a brush.

    Morning was not good. The difference with Moscow, 2 hours, plus we went late at night. As a result, 54 people have been waiting for 20 minutes at the start)) on the phone one of the organizers (Father), told us on many))
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    The handsome town
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    The nature of the Urals is very beautiful.
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    Before the trip, some participants positili hot springs.
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    About 54 people is a big crowd of cars and motorcycles. We decided to split into several groups.
    So, the tanks are tucked .. GO!!

    We pass Tobolsk. A beautiful city. This ancient capital of Siberia.
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    The road is very dangerous, one of the drivers crash into the oncoming lane, where he drove the truck to the meeting. He had to go into the ditch. He was lucky, only a broken windshield, and that a burst of iron.
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    Wonderful!! Now I want a side-car for my KLR and Alaska winter :D
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    Holy Shit!
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    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Russian bikers are badass! :freaky :clap
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  19. ficoszac

    ficoszac y...ahora???

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    awesome!!!!!!!!! very good ride report, keep goin and send more pics, pics......... ride well amigos
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    continue to freeze.....
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