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Old 01-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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Central Asia - Pure Photos (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan)

I was going to put some material up earlier but there have been two outstanding, blockbuster ride reports from 2009 through Central Asia from Timolgra and Sambor already ... so I refer you to them for full ride reports:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497143

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504942

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What follows in this thread of mine then are just photos, and a comment about each photo.

This thread follows the Sibirsky Extreme starter thread through Eastern Europe and the Caucasus - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463661

This thread is followed by the Tuva thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519357

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So lets get into it.

First up ... crossing the Volga River Delta via floating bridge, near the Caspian Sea, just before entering Kazakhstan:

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Old 01-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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Welcoming Party

My welcoming party to Kazakhstan was not as attractive as other welcoming parties I have seen in my travels:

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Old 01-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Kazakhs

But at least the Kazakh boys thought my bike was pretty cool!

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Old 01-26-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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Attractive Locals

I soon realised in Kazakhstan, I was going to have to adjust my concept of what was attractive.

By the second day, this old girl was quite a pleasant sight.

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:56 PM   #5
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I met a guy, Alyosha, who was an enduro champion back in the Soviet days.

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Do it all on old Jawa bikes

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I love camels!

Thanks for the pics.
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Great pictures, got any more?
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I just bet that bridge would be FUN in a storm.
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I just bet that bridge would be FUN in a storm.
correct. there was not a huge amount of lateral stability on that floating bridge
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:56 PM   #13
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Dang nice stuff!

Hello Mr. Colepatch, I just wanted to butt in here a moment to say you do have some nice adventures and go to some very interesting places taking pictures along the way. Thanks for it and now a reason to get myself back on a bike. I used to ride enduro type stuff all the time and haven't ridden for awhile... now to convince the wife I need a new (to me )ride. Nice work with your documentation and everything and thanks for doing it.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:56 PM   #14
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Mad Max and Andrei

while at Alyosha's, in a quiet desert town called Beyneu, two Russian bikers turned up .., Mad Max and Andrei.

Here's Mad Max, Alyosha and Myself

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