Siberian Extreme 2010 - Back for More

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. 7days1shower

    7days1shower Been here awhile

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    Colebatch, firstly, awesome ride report, have been reading a few of yours, but only at page 50 of this one so far.

    Just one question, sorry if its been answered else where, but, what lens are you using on your D90?
  2. BubbleRide

    BubbleRide n00b

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  3. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    As mentioned above, I was using a kit lens, the 18-105mm that came with the camera. I had used a different lens the previous trip, an 18-200, but I didnt like it. The focus / sharpness was not good as the cheaper 18-105, it was a fair bit heavier than the 18-105 and to be honest I hardly took any pictures at more than 120-130mm zoom anyway. The other advantage of the 18-105 is because it is a kit lens, there are loads of them on ebay, cheap. I could afford to treat the lens roughly. Which I do. Shoving the camera in and out of my tank bag. The more carefully you pack your camera and lens, the less likely you are to use them ... because it becomes a chore to get them out as often as you would like. So having a cheap lens contributes to using it the camera significantly more.
  4. Kyler

    Kyler Geezer

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    I love the DVD - can't wait to see what you do next year!
  5. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    I finally finished this excellent RR, the video is going on my xmas list! I can't wait to see what you do next, you've inspired me to get my ass back on a bike, mines been down for a bit, only problem now is I have to get a D/S, like you I just can't seem to stay on the damned roads!:rofl

    Congrats on your safe completion of another great trip/RR, good luck on your next one. Any clues?
  6. b3h

    b3h ol dog on a stray

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    DVD info?
  7. Kyler

    Kyler Geezer

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    check his signature
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    b3h ol dog on a stray

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    Will do. Thanks
  9. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Ordered my copy of Sibirsky Extreme last evening from AdventureSpec. Its a birthday present to ME!:clap
  10. fabian_s

    fabian_s Adventurer

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    Read the RR until Page 15 right now, I am really speechless...I really want to go there within the next 5 years:D

    What i wanted to ask..perhaps it has been asked before but i cant click through all the pages right now, does anybody know anything about Sherri Jo's headlights? Would love to get those for my DR!

    Thank you guys!

    Fabian
  11. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    It's in there somewhere. Walter did talk about them. What I do remember is that he said they where not doing a good enough job for night riding.
  12. Cata_Houla

    Cata_Houla n00b

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    After reading your thoughts concerning war and it's causes, it appears to me that you are very much more than a wondering motorcycle traveler.....but of course you are most excellent at that as well.
    Thanks Walter for the time and efforts to report on your travels....I'm 79 and still riding and am one of those who wished I'd done more exciting adventures when I was able.
    Cheers and Good Luck
  13. Lunatic

    Lunatic Dan Keyhoety

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    Walter,

    You hit the nail on the head !!!! I am a big fan of John Lennon's song "Imagine ".

    I"ve done a little traveling and I find 99.9 % of people I meet just want to mind there own business and raise there family !!

    You and Lukas have a great trip in March !!

    Cheers, Dan :freaky
  14. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    Out of an estimated 20,000 threads (40 per line x 500 pages) Yes i see that there are 733 pages, a bunch seem to have been moved.

    There are currently only 11 Ride Report threads that can claim the additional fame of being members of the 1 million + views club.

    Glen is way closer to his 3 millionth view than the 1 mark. :clap
    Doug is here twice...looks like your dirtster is a bit more popular than the panhead.
    Clayton appears to engage his readers so much in his stories that they are to mesmerized to reply.

    Would be great if the mods could let us know how many subscribers each of them have.

    Thread Title - Start Date n Time - Replies - Views
    Striking Viking bumming the world (On the road again) 05-12-2004, 01:43 AM 7,022 2,988,422
    Quit my job to go on a "little" ride....US Tour '07 02-11-2007, 12:42 AM 5,363 1,837,533
    Seattle to Argentina on a KLR650 05-07-2006, 05:01 PM 1,264 1,610,653
    The BAM Road - ultimate test of man and machine 12-14-2009, 08:00 AM 1,646 1,538,485
    Can a Harley make it to Magadan? 04-27-2011, 03:04 PM 2,490 1,441,766
    The Mobius Trip 05-23-2008, 06:33 PM 4,880 1,367,401
    From Estonia with love (Round the World awesome ADVenture!!) 06-30-2009, 11:05 AM 2,559 1,318,875
    Angola, it's not like they said. 09-23-2007, 03:40 AM 1,175 1,237,584
    Sydney to London on a105cc Honda callled Dot 05-04-2009, 07:47 AM 2,878 1,204,865
    Siberian Extreme 2010 - Back for More 07-21-2010, 08:27 AM 1,820 1,076,804
    The WRONG Way Round.... on a Chopper! 05-07-2009, 07:26 PM 1,583 1,067,433
  15. rallyman1978

    rallyman1978 Been here awhile

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    Walter
    just read the entire thread in 4 days. Thank you so much for sharing your travels
    Off to find more
    Cheers
    Rich :freaky
  16. NCK

    NCK Been here awhile

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    This thread just changed my life. Absolutely changed.

    :happay
  17. stephen.stallebrass

    stephen.stallebrass Been here awhile

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    Me too... I'm currently in Volgograd after coming through Europe, the Balkans and the Med through Turkey and Georgia into Russia. I'll be getting on the Transiberian 2mora for Mongolia and then Siberia. It was Walter that inspired me to do this solo adventure and I hope I catch up with him in Siberia at some point and thank him in person.
  18. Mcreviver

    Mcreviver Adventurer

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    I just got wrod from a GL650 rider who lives and works in Moscow that two riders wer killed on the BAM road. One was a Russian who refused to have vodka with some locals along the road and another was a Japanese tourist who was murdered for his camera and money. I don't know the time frame for these incidents and certainly do not want to rain on anybody's parade, but please watch your back out there.
    PM me if you want to read his email in broken English.
  19. lhendrik

    lhendrik Putins Puppet

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    Sorry to read of this bad news of riders dying in Russia. I am reminded though that in recent years, people were killed, and their bikes (chopper) taken, right here near me in NYC (the real Wild West). I for one will not let this news stop me from continuing my rides in Europe, Eastern Europe and eventually Russia and the rest of Asia.

    Since this is the Siberian Extreme thread, I want to thank Colebach for a great read, and inspiration.
  20. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    The information is not correct,

    The Russians were in Tuva and the Japanese was on the Trans Siberian Highway and was not murdered for anything obvious ... his camera and money were with him.

    I am in Tynda just now having ridden the Western BAM again , and if anything that part of the road is getting better. Suddenly they are used to tourists now as they see 30-40 bikers a year whereas before 2009 they saw none. The hotels that are waypointed are used to seeing western bikers now. Locals tell stories of what nationalities have been thru in the last week.