Russian Off-Road Challenge 2010

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

  1. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Way to cool .............. Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with us. We not worthy ...... but we are a good audience :)
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  2. Spalato

    Spalato Adventurer

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    great pictures as always:clap
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  3. rockjohn

    rockjohn Been here awhile

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    ?, for this type riding which do you prefer, hard bags or soft. Love the report, be safe.:ricky
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  4. bergsteigen

    bergsteigen One continent at a time.

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    Damn you and your great stories (with shaking fist pointed towards the sky). Looking forward to reading more about this little "side" adventure. Keep up the good work. I'm subscribed.
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  5. Tirpse

    Tirpse Adventurer

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    Laughs out loud.

    I should have taken picture as my friend was doing some fine fixing of his 70's Laverda with similar tool.
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  6. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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    OK, I'm in. dammit.
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  7. Get_Bent

    Get_Bent Long timer

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    :lurk
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  8. tee bee

    tee bee Been here awhile

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    13 out of 14 nights, camping walter !!!!!!!!!!:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
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  9. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    More than you could manage! A single night's camping, out of 6 weeks.
    Some people!

    Unless you include the night in a car in Vlad :puke2 (and the next day)

    "Let he who is wihout fault cast the first stone"


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    Colebatch.

    Glad I missed the sand. Otherwise you could all still be out there waiting for me!
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  10. joenuclear

    joenuclear Long timer

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    :lurk Oh yeah!
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  11. Ed Muggles

    Ed Muggles oh, the other left

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    looks like a great trip...
    i'm looking forward to following this one

    love the percussive mantaince.
    as my dad once told me, if it doesn't work hit it with a hammer, if it still doesn't work hit it with a BIGGER hammer :p
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  12. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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  13. WOXOF

    WOXOF Just wander'n

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    "Beat to Fit, Paint to Match" was our motto :brow
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  14. yellowknife

    yellowknife Is In Canada

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    The problem I have with all your RR's is figuring out which one of your pictures to use for screen savers since they are all so awesome.

    In for another excellent Colebatch adventure.:lurk

    YK
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  15. Reprobate

    Reprobate Sarcasm Loading....

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    Well, you are certainly entertaining us salary-men... :wave :ricky
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  16. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Bike was garaged in Astana Kazakhstan over winter. I rode it to Moscow in Early April .... i.e. I still havent got home with the bike yet...

    The Off-Road challenge was April 24 to May 10 this year ... first few days camping had below freezing nights. We all left Moscow with 6-7 layers of clothes on. By the end of the trip it was 25C (about 80F) during the day ... and it was T-shirt and riding jacket weather.

    Boy-Band haircut grew out over Xmas.
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  17. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    We quickly found it was a lot quicker going tackling the grassy dunes themselves, rather than the sandy tracks that went through them.

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  18. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    A lot of the pics come from Grom and Mishutka too ... they are all mixed in with my pics.
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  19. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    It was tough ... I was searching for nearby hotels most nights !!!
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  20. Pate

    Pate Been here awhile

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    Why brute force?
    Notice he is holding this instrument with only two fingers of the left hand ..
    his impact is precisely
    :)
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