Russian Off-Road Challenge 2010

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, May 14, 2010.

  1. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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    ...another great RR !!!!!!!:clap

    just cant get enough!!!!!!
  2. grom

    grom Adventurer

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/15951870" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/15951870">Russian Off-Road Challenge 2010</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4716810">grom1300</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  3. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    Great video grom :clap
    I has a great atmosphere of fun and camaraderie about it.
    Those bogs don't look tiring at all :eek1 picking up bikes all the time from this sticky and slippery mud.
    Must be great fun riding there and to someone living in one of the most crowded parts of Western Europe all this free space is almost unimaginable. Maybe I should just close the shop for a few months and head up your way and just experience the fun.
    Thanks for a very nice video report :thumb
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Thanks Grom ... its nice to see the video of the other guys crossing the rivers that we had to do with just 2 guys!

    And we kept our pants on doing it !
  5. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    To Colebatch -
    I stumbled across a movie the other day the was fiction about the legend of a Nomad warrior that was born the Kazakhstan area to reunite all the Nomad tribes in battle against an enemy. The movie was filmed all in Kazakhstan and that area, lots of footage of the Great Steppe that you guys rode across. It was kinda cool that I had actually learned about the Great Steppe in that area from your ride report!! And then I see it in a movie.......I know, kinda stupid, but I thought it was neat!!!! :clap Anyway, just never know what you might learn from ADV Rider!!!
  6. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Cool Video!

    My only complaint?

    You showed everyone in the video walking around in their underwear....



    Except Lana!
    :lol3
  7. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Loved the video! The music puts it in the right perspective!! :clap

    You are all crazy and we thank you for that! :lol3
  8. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Perhaps Lana wasn't equally encumbered.
  9. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    :eek1


    :tb
  10. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    That video was really something!! It definitely captured the essence of the ride, but Challenge doesn't quite describe it - more like Ordeal. That showed some fantastic riding. :clap

    Thanks for taking us along.
  11. chazz

    chazz Adventurer

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    :clap Excellent thanks
  12. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I Supporter

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    :eek1
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    Amazing! Love the music! Thank you for such excellent work on the video :clap
  13. macarron

    macarron Adventurer

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    Wow! 25 minutes of hard riding images plus exotic Russian music.
  14. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    That was an AWESOME video clip. Seamed like the GS800 was getting stuck twice as often - maybe it was rider experience or maybe its the bike?????

    Had a good laugh at the end with the "run away" tent

    Thanks for sharing
  15. Pate

    Pate Been here awhile

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    It is the big weight.
    650&#1089;&#1089; it is better for such trip
  16. Semesa2

    Semesa2 Bemused Newbie

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    Ride report and photos - awesome. Video - inspirational. When will the movie come out? Gad! Epic ride with some epic folks (did I say talented?)... :bow
  17. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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    The video is simply splendid, like the entire trip. Parts of it reminded me of South Dakota and Montana, parts Arkansas, northern Minnesota and Mexico, a lot of it where I'd hesitate to go on a dirt bike, much less a loaded 650. And hardly any fences.
  18. Tomdog

    Tomdog Mapaholic

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    Weight and rider I suspect.
    I noticed a lot of mud spinning off the back wheel at times when, from my experience, in those muddy and slippery conditions, a steady throttle is more effective.
  19. lewi

    lewi dreamer

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    Excellent vid! Respect brothers and sister!
    tnx for sharing the experience!
    :clap :clap :clap
  20. wildehond

    wildehond wildehond

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    Thanks for making the video available. I really, really enjoyed that. :clap:clap