Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

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

  1. RockBreaker

    RockBreaker Been here awhile

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    Great read thank you.... For every big trip I take my bikes get smaller and my loads get lighter, down to a KTM 500 with soft bags...
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  2. RockBreaker

    RockBreaker Been here awhile

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    ShineySideUp Been here awhile

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    ^^^^ OMG - I can't believe they drove that RV across! I thought the bridge was sketchy for bikes.

    Drones sure do add a great new perspective to videos :)
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    RockBreaker Been here awhile

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    Is there nothing those Russians won’t attempt? Fearless, amazing, how much vodka used to even consider driving that unit across.
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  6. lukeman

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    Damn, the drone footage is awesome... Really puts the bridge into perspective as well as the vastness of the area. Getting up high and seeing the snow capped mountains and the forest.

    Walter we need some drone footage of you tearing it up over the steppes on your next trip :)
  7. RockBreaker

    RockBreaker Been here awhile

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    I wondered if a small drone would help with the blind R/R crossings, fly a drone up about 800' and you should be able to see if a trains coming for several miles in ether direction...
  8. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I think that would be awesome ... for setting perspective. Either I need to get one and learn to pilot it, or else I will casting around for drone pilots to accompany me on the next ride.
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    Kyler Confused Hack Nut

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    I predict a rush of ADV riders buying drones and gaining proficiency :imaposer
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    That was my first thought! "I need a drone!"
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    jml141 Been here awhile

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    I think they are pretty easy to pilot. Some of the new ones have autopilot features that will follow you in different patterns. They will circle you or follow behind you. Maybe other ways too.
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    I have a Mavic Pro that fits in the "frunk" of my bike, without taking up any extra bag space that wasnt already free.
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    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    Right, so as predicted above ^ I need to buy a drone and ship my bike across the pond and up my tolerance to vodka.
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    What an epic thread - just saw it recently & viewed all your video's.
    Well done :-)
  15. OldManJoris

    OldManJoris Rider

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    Whenever wherever, i'll fly that drone, as long as it doesn't mean a ticket to local "guesthouses" where big dudes drop the soap in the shower (some interesting countries already have imprisonments for penalty). BAM with drone footage would be awesome indeed, Altai as well. Ah who am i kidding, everywhere would be awesome..
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  16. Didado

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    The DJI Mavic Air was just announced. It has the qualities of the Pro, is super small, fits easily in a medium tankbag, cheap and very flyable even in windy conditions. It is really going to change how adventure movies are going to be made. We are going to see a lot of beautiful footage such as shown here.
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  17. jimmydteach

    jimmydteach Living the Dream

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    Here I am, five years past the conclusion of this epic, multi-authored report and I am blown away. Thanks for sharing to all of you who were a part of the adventure. I often tell my students that the genre of literature that has the newest growth is on of the oldest: the story of the traveller. Good on all of you. Thanks again!
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    Absolutely amazing.
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    Ok, I’ve tried not to be lazy here and have searched this thread, but does anyone have a link to the full size photo in Colebatch’s avatar? Sorry for being a dumbass.
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    BLucare ADV General Counsel

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    It's not the exact photo in his avatar, but the bike is "Boris Bike" - built by @Pyndon.

    More photos here: https://lyndonposkittracing.com/home/adventure-and-rally-bikes

    EDIT: two photos have been removed, as they were not Walter's bike. Photo below IS Walter's :thumb


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