Russian Off-Road Challenge 2010

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

  1. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Well, that was a great way to kill a morning. :lol3

    Good fun, Walter. :thumb
  2. IronSpadeCycles

    IronSpadeCycles Button Pusher

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    I'm betting everyone of those guys wished they could have packed lighter! I just finished 5200 miles in 39 day across the Western USA on a similar kitted XR400R. If I had more time and for-thought I could have gotten more video of myself riding by or climbing out of sand washes but I wasn't thinking of that while it was happening.

    Cool video though! I did manage to capture a 50+ mph crash on a gravel road while following a couple of friends on quads. I'll post it soon on my trip tread. Later Travis
  3. grubymisiek

    grubymisiek n00b

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  4. VikB

    VikB Been here awhile

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    Great RR...:clap Moto Lana needs her own ongoing RR... we need to see more of her...:evil
  5. GZPainter

    GZPainter A Scouser from Crete

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    what an amazing video... :clap:clap
    It was great with my morning coffee... what I enjoyed it was that when thte bike was down...everybody helped each other and everybody has a smile on their faces...( at least what I got from the video...):freaky:freaky
  6. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Stall, spin the wheel or burn-up the clutch with 'steady throttle (and clutch slippage).' Take your choice. If spinning the rear wheel is such a bad thing how come the recommended setting for bikes with TCS is 'Off?'

    How about just attribute this to the weight of the bike rather than bagging on a rider's skills even though you weren't there? :huh
  7. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    THIS is why I read Colebatch ride reports....just awesome...
  8. cgwt

    cgwt Been here awhile

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    and me:clap
  9. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    I just read this whole report again. Still had it in my book marks. Still just as awesome and I had missed the ending Video. Great. :clap:clap:clap
  10. EwliyaCelebi

    EwliyaCelebi Adventurer

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    Thanks for your great RR...:freaky
  11. Tooth

    Tooth Been here awhile

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    It took me 20 pages of reading and looking to determine that this was not a boogus report.......yea yea great photography and riding in places where most of us will never go......but where were the COLEBATCH BABES????
    riding with a bunch of guys.....? finally page 20 a hot babe...now there is something to be thankful for.....:D
  12. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    :thumb Great stuff! Thanks for taking the time. :D
  13. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    That kicks ass! That is some terrain which would cause many riders to chicken out on unladen trail bikes, and you guys did it on fully loaded DS bikes:clap I love the video. That after dark river crossing took some big balls!

    Awesome!
  14. V-Twin-Maniac

    V-Twin-Maniac Been here awhile

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    i found a video some weeks ago...and now i read your RR.....hmmm.....are these the guys in the vid you talking about?

    http://vimeo.com/31139253
  15. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    This ride report is from the 2010 trip by the same guys. The video you just listed is the same guys (but much bigger group) and the 2011 trip.
  16. Wal2

    Wal2 Been here awhile

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    just wondering about your preference for open face helmet, i had same one and loved it, uncluttered, light, brilliant all round vision.and a peak,...but i felt a tad vulnerable, it being open face, i hate the restricted feel of full face , and the lack of periphperal vision is a pain and makes me nervous (esp in 3 lane traffic) tried the Nolan N43 Air, but chin bar is a little flimsy (although just wide enough to allow for good vision) the new Xlite 402gt looks good though,

    BTW...great reading

    Walter
  17. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl Can't shoot straight Supporter

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    Just FYI, our visian span is 120 degree arc, all FF helmets (in the US) are a minimum of 105 on either side, we really only use 90 degrees of our peripheral vision.
  18. Wal2

    Wal2 Been here awhile

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    i did think there would be a legal minimum, probably the same here in Uk, however with all 3 of my fullface helmets there is a marked difference in (percieved or real) peripheral vision, not specifically side to side but to a large extent at a slight angle down over the cheeks to each side,(crucial in 3 lane stuff to see what creeping up in your blind spot) height of chinbar exaggerates this to some degree, my Shoei Qwest being the worst, this is absent on open face or Nolan N43 Air type helmets, once youve had one its hard to go back to full face, although the enduro types are better i reckon
  19. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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    Great report.....!:clap:clap
  20. ElJorgio

    ElJorgio Been here awhile Supporter

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    is this ride happening again this year? If so, what's the scoop on it?