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Old 10-08-2011, 08:43 AM   #1516
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They say you shouldn't judge a book by the cover... but this book cover looks AWESOME!!!

What's up with the Sibirsky Extreme website? None of the links seem to work.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #1517
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Makes me smile.

I did have a long and vigorous debate with the guys who put together the main film.

I wanted a lot more material in it ... but they were very adamant on the need to keep it tight. In the end I hit on the idea of putting together a lot of footage that I felt was interesting and relevant into a series of "extras" ... that would also appear on the DVD, thus getting the footage out there and yet not spoiling the integrity of the main film from the film makers perspective.

They agreed, but I had to make the extras films myself. I locked myself in a room for a week to edit and compile the extras films.

But to hear many people tell me the extras are absolutely worthwhile, brings it all back home. Cheers guys, and thanks!
i didn't want to say it right away but...
the extra's are better than the "main movie" but than again you spoiled us with a rr that is epic
on the other hand, if you are not used to this stuff the main movie is already overwhelming...
every time i watch it..i'm eager to watch more
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:46 PM   #1518
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Great Video's Walter, i can see now why smaller is better, no GS on that trip for me

How does one set up a trip like that, what's involved?

Great job on the RR, keep it up

Scott
You know, after our ride in 2009, the ride report here and the Vitim Bridge video from Michal Rej in the 4WDs, about half a dozen people got up and did the Western BAM in 2010. This year about 30 people seem to have done it. Its really been put on the "Adventurer's Fantasy Destination Map" so to speak.

But so far, all those people post 2009, including us, I still know only of single cylinder bikes doing the Western BAM. The biggest heaviest bikes I know that have gone over there out of the 40 odd in the last 3 years are a pair of XT660 Teneres and some BMW Dakars. There were a bunch more X-Challenges this year and KTM 690s. There were Honda NX650 Dominators, DRZs, an XT600 or two, and even a WR250 and TTR250 this year. Even the 4 Kazakh guys I met in 2010 who had just finished it at least as far as Chara, were on a Dominator, a Funduro, a XR650 etc.

There were a couple of Aussies on KTM 950 Super Enduros that began the Western BAM last year but had to turn back due to busted front wheel bearings and a badly hurt ankle.

So yes it doesnt seem to be a road for the GSs (thats throwing down the gauntlet Waiting now for next year's top RR - "Heavy Metal on the BAM")

Similar story for the Old Summer Road branch of the Road of Bones ... its not really big bike country. The 2 x 950 Super Enduros mentioned above did the OSR, but did it tough, and they had a considerably tougher time on the water crossings and semi frozen bogs than the 25 kg lighter 640 Adventure that went with them. There are a couple of F800GSs that have also done the OSR in the last 3 years, but I dont know of any of the big (1100, 1150, 1200) GSs in the last 5 years.

So from what I know of and what I have seen, about 90 % of the moto thru traffic on the OSR is single cylinder, and 100% on the BAM Road.

Both are possible with a GS, for sure. But it would be a lot harder - a lot more work. I cant imagine enjoying the BAM if trying to take a GS over it. Whereas talking with the guy who rode the WR250 this year, he had an absolute ball on the BAM Road.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #1519
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They say you shouldn't judge a book by the cover... but this book cover looks AWESOME!!!

What's up with the Sibirsky Extreme website? None of the links seem to work.
Thanks :) Hopefully book is with us later this month or early next month.

Website is bunk, cactus, toast. Not sure why. Will have my team of gurus look at it whenever they can remember who I am.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:13 PM   #1520
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DVD but in digital form

Walter,
Excellent ride!!! Any way to get get the DVD but in some form of mp4,avi or some such format? I will still pay for DVD if I can just download the file since I haven't used a DVD in so many years now. If no, then I guess I can order DVD and extract the mpeg files, join them and convert to mp4.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:18 PM   #1521
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the extra's are better than the "main movie" but than again you spoiled us with a rr
I never thought of it before you wrote that, but I guess the main movie is better at introducing the topic for someone who knows nothing about the trip. If you know about it and want more material, then the extras are going to satiate that side of things more.

The movie kinda has a "storyline" .... its always going somewhere. It has a destination.

The extras are just real honest footage that dont tell any story. They just document it how it was. No storyline. No narration. Just the day to day scenery, riding and events that we experienced.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:52 PM   #1522
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I was looking at ordering your DVD and another one from them - until I saw the shipping charges to Canada. ~$30 CDN to ship two DVD's is a bit much....

I've written them to ask if there's a cheaper way to ship them over - we'll see what they say.
I just ordered it, shipping to Canada at today's rate: Cdn $3.90. I don't see the point of more expensive
shipping to get insurance/tracking for a $24 DVD. Hopefully I'll receive it this year.

This RR has really got me thinking again about getting a set of proper dirt wheels/tires for my WR250X!
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #1523
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Just placed my order. Thanks Walter et al. for such an epic journey and RR!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:35 AM   #1524
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I just ordered it, shipping to Canada at today's rate: Cdn $3.90. I don't see the point of more expensive
shipping to get insurance/tracking for a $24 DVD. Hopefully I'll receive it this year.

This RR has really got me thinking again about getting a set of proper dirt wheels/tires for my WR250X!

Don't worry. Royal Mail was extremely efficient. Got my copy in a week and I'm on the other side of the globe.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:41 AM   #1525
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I finally got enough time to myself this weekend to watch the DVD, which arrived early last week after a month waiting for Adv-Spec's backorders to ship.

I agree with the recent posts about the main film. My reaction when it ended was pretty much, "WTF?!" Then I discovered the links on the right side of the menu wasn't just chapter selection but extra footage. Now THAT's what I was wanting to see.

Perhaps the filmmakers could have created a longer version that gets more into the nitty-gritty of just how grueling a trip that was. I know I would sit through a couple of hours of watching a video version of this RR, and I don't think I'm alone in that sentiment.

At any rate, I really enjoyed the DVD, particularly the extras.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:01 PM   #1526
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Thumb Captivating

First post, i've been lurking around this site since registering for some time now.
Then i found this thread, have been glued to it since, and now onto the Road of Bones "project".

One word -captivating -story.

Short background, I am more of an off-road enduro short trip rider in Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah.
But after these RR's thinking about getting into the Dual Sport world.
Thanks, and hats off to you Terry, Tony, and Walter
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #1527
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Early Christmas!!!!!!


Got this in the mail today. Didnt take all that long. Guess no pron surfing tonite, I'm gonna watch Sibirsky pron





Damned, dude! You didnt even charge the extra $8 handling everyone one else does. I calc's that the shipping charges were the same as the stamp?




need more capitalist lessons, eh?
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:13 AM   #1528
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Another thumbs up for the extras, Walter. I, too, was a bit dissapointed after the relatively short BAM portion in the film. But then, I discovered the extras and loved every minute of them.

I agree with other posters that I probably feel this way only because I was enthralled by your detailed RR. You've had me following you through the bogs and rivers, sincerely sharing in your joy when you would reach a dry and hospitable evening's stay, and biting my nails as Tony's fate was temporarily uncertain on the Vitim bridge.

It's a good thing you took so many high quality pictures, those will look really good in the book (I'm only assuming that they will be included).

Cheers!
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:21 AM   #1529
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I think for future video projects I need to listen to my own gut feel and less to the professionals. Take more ownership of the project. :-)
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:58 AM   #1530
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I think for future video projects I need to listen to my own gut feel and less to the professionals. Take more ownership of the project. :-)
+1

You could not be more correct.
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