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Old 03-12-2013, 05:00 AM   #4396
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Outstanding, Inspirational, Informative (technically and culturally)
Above all, hugely entertaining! I'm going to miss the daily updates, thank you ALL, for the time and effort.

I'll keep the subscription just to hear when the book and DVD are available.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:29 AM   #4397
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Tremendous education here for those of us who have not traveled in these areas. Thank you to all TEAM members for taking time to post up this great report and for making it so entertaining. I hope to see all of you in another epic ride report soon.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:41 AM   #4398
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just sorry to see it end but a great read!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:03 AM   #4399
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Thank you all so much. So, what's the plan for getting the bikes back to Norway? Don't suppose there's any chance you'll turn around and ride back with a continuing report is there?
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:49 AM   #4400
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Thank you all verry much for the wonderfull RR
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:02 AM   #4401
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Talking back to the start!

I think I am going to go back to the beginning and start again....it was that good! And the idea that the "official" start was so far to the west just really grabbed me! Who'd have guessed you could jump on a dirt road at the border of Poland and the Ukraine and ride to the Pacific Ocean without hardly ever going back on tarmac?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #4402
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Photobucket should be fixed now guys. You buggers have just cost me the princely sum of $2.99 a month ( d'you think I'm made of money?)so some appreciative comments are now in order regarding my wit, bravery , great wisdom and outstanding riding skill. Some might call it lying....

(eternal gratitude and admiration)
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:36 AM   #4403
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Well done to all.

Completing something like this would leave me in a bit of a quandary, were I in your shoes:

Now what?



Though teebee needs to go back just to cross that one river, as to lose the bongo stigma which will haunt him otherwise.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:15 AM   #4404
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A Colebatch report never disappoints; the yardstick by which all others are measured. And that is NO insult to the many other great reports out there! The only - ONLY - good thing about this one winding up is that now I will have more time to go find and read the many great RR's out there.

Thanks once again for making the effort and taking the time to share, everyone.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:01 PM   #4405
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Wow!

Outstanding photos, outstanding writing, and an outstanding adventure. Kudos to all for providing an extremely riveting ride report.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:28 PM   #4406
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Some statistics from the Trans Sibir Team

This is our complete route




Then some statistics from my sometimes meandering mind
  • We left Norway on the 1st of July.

  • We came back to Norway on the 26th of August.

  • We rode some 18.000 kilometers total.

  • We rode some 8.000 kilometers off road.

  • The longest stretch we did in one day was 1117 kilometers.

  • We crossed 10 time zones.

  • On the trip my bike used an average of 0.4 liters per 10 kilometers.

  • We stayed 21 days in a tent.

  • Amazingly we had only one puncture between us on the whole trip

  • We had 8 days of riding in the rain

  • I got a total of 11 mosquito bites on my balls

  • We had some Vodka

  • We met an amazingly amount of friendly and helpful Russians

  • We made some great friends

  • We can confirm that you can ship your bike directly from Magadan to Norway

  • I only drowned my bike once

  • I changed oil two times. One because of the above mentioned submariner

  • I am the first, and the only one, to ride the Magadan panniers to Magadan

  • We were stopped by the Police twice. No drama, just showing papers

  • We were never asked for bribes

  • Russian girls knows how to wear high heels

  • I lost 8 kilos of body mass on the trip

  • I rode the Vitim Bridge


Thats all that comes of the top of my mind right now. I will post one more post regarding the days in Magadan and the arrangement of the shipping of the bikes
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #4407
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Amazingly we had only one puncture between us on the whole trip
After all those decrepit bridges with treacherous spikes. Unbelievable
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #4408
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Well - to all of you who participated - and contributed to this report with some wonderful writing, pics and of course experiences - THANK YOU.

It was a fantastic real life novel I just couldn’t put down. I guess like other readers, I didn’t want this to end but almost 300 pages later here we are! 300 Pages of good stuff - amaizing

Nuff Said!
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:26 PM   #4409
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................[*]I got a total of 11 mosquito bites on my balls
  • We had some Vodka
  • We met an amazingly amount of friendly and helpful Russians
  • I am the first, and the only one, to ride the Magadan panniers to Magadan

  • Russian girls knows how to wear high heels

  • I rode the Vitim Bridge
.....................................

The highlights, in my view.



Thank you all for such a great report. Really hate to see these end.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #4410
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Thank you very much, guys.
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