Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. TheNetworker

    TheNetworker Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Great leg of the journey. As always big fun to watch.

    Thanks.
  2. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Herr Schadenfreude

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    Interesting. The only bike I ever owned that didn’t overread at 60 mph was my ‘07 GS with newish Metzler Tourance tires. It was SPOT ON with the GPS at 60 mph. Every other bike I’ve had over reads. HD Vrod was the worst. An indicated 60 mph was really 52.
  3. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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  4. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer Supporter

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    Eh, a couple of uprights at the remaining piers and some suspension cables...good as new...
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  5. Dualsport4ever

    Dualsport4ever Been here awhile

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    Makes you wonder if the support that fell away was actually providing much, if any support at all beforehand:hmmmmm
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  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    add a truck or 2 then perhaps reconsider. Bikes'll be fine.
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  7. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Right up until they're not......
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  8. griz2

    griz2 Adventurer

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    Couple of sky hooks would come in handy !

    Might be a bit bulky to pack in on the back of a bike but !!
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  9. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Must I?

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    Without those uprights, that section may now "bounce" up and down quite a bit adding to the pucker factor.
  10. Kyler

    Kyler Geezer

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    pucker factor is a gross understatement! I'd have to be heavily sedated to cross the Vitim bridge on a good day!
  11. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Must I?

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    Yeah, me too. Damn that irrational fear of heights. Or perhaps, it's not so irrational after all?
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  12. scudo

    scudo Adventurer

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    Thanks for the video's Walter, there fantastic.
  13. King Croesus

    King Croesus Adventurer

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    Mr Colebatch, I need to thank you.


    First because of your excellent videos, pictures and interesting postings; it’s very impressive to cover the distances and areas you do and still get enough good footage and pictures, and then have the patience and skills to put it together in a professional and entertaining way!


    But more importantly, thank you for inspiring me to get back to riding seriously, I been fed up with both travelling and motorcycling the last few years. You’ve completely cured me for that and now I’m browsing for suitable bike!
  14. cavemanjed

    cavemanjed Been here awhile

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    Thanks to Mr. Colebatch. Great series, me and a buddy/fellow ADV'er watched about 10 episodes the other night on youtube. Was a lot of fun.
  15. Oyabun

    Oyabun 親分

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    Walter, I watched all the episodes like 4 four times already, and eagerly waiting for ep20.
    Just sayin'. Don't leave us hanging.
  16. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Apologies for the delay. Have not had a lot of time in front of the computer this summer. But here is episode 20 of the Sibirsky Extreme Trail. Terry and I take a break and leave this episide up to the Norwegian boys, who ride the last 660 km of the BAM Road from Chara to Tynda in two days, largely in the rain. This is just a collection of video clips ... no narration (since I wasnt there) but for anyone contemplating riding the BAM, this is great for understanding what its all about. Lots of water. Lots of struggle. Lots of wet boots. Lots of river crossings. Lots of rail crossings. And a real sense of achievement when you reach the asphalt of Tynda. Its also pretty clear from the video footage just how much harder it was for Steve on his F800GS with metal boxes than it was for the other two guys on their 650 singles with soft luggage.

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  17. JustBob

    JustBob Uh...who me? Supporter

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    Most excellent. I tend to get lost in this series and can spend the whole morning watching, so I'll bail out now and with a major thanks for this gift.
  18. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Thanks for the update!
  19. BillUA

    BillUA Las Vegas, NV

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    Awesome! Thanks.
  20. DKCJ

    DKCJ a life behind bars

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    Walter & company,
    I cannot truly express with mere words my appreciation for not just the monumental ride you have all done BUT also for doing the very difficult task of recording and sharing such an inspiring trip.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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