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Old 02-02-2014, 08:21 AM   #136
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At last, I took the time to watch all the videos. Fantastic adventure! Much respect, guys.

Tell me... who is the rider on the XR400? I'm going to put his name in lights in the XR400 Thread.
I think it isn't present on ADVR: (
at us very few people know the answer to a question at at registration, for example, I didn't know.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:27 PM   #137
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Excellent report!
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:29 AM   #138
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Why don't you Nuts start your own way-off-road tour company? I suspect there are enough like-minded individuals out here that would sign up and make it worth your while.

LaDoit
Yes, I'm thinking about it every year. This kind of traveling is too much for most of people. It's really hard. It's both nervous and physical exhaustion. And you loose motivation very fast. I'm actually surprised that we did it.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:31 AM   #139
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Gotta love their toughness. Some of that stuff in the video is unbelievable yet they still persevered. Looks like one of motorcycles made it on the back of a truck, and whose x-ray was that?
Amir broke his leg in the end of a long day. He had to ride 60km of dirt road to a hospital. And there his bike trip finished. It will be in the report later.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:01 AM   #140
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The vids riding the horse tracks on the steep hillsides.
I'm not looking down, only looking at the track TY.

Thick copper wire as a temporary disc pad repair... Noted.
I don't think that using a copper wire was a good idea. That was the guy we met on a river. And we gave him our brake pads because each of us had at least 3 spare sets. That's amazing how fast brake pads could be finished in dirt.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:23 AM   #141
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grom ,your videos are very entertaining. It looks like you guys are having FUN most of the time.
I for one, really appreciate you posting them.

It's funny how all the small bikes have a lot of trouble and we very seldom see the 950 on it's side .
Thanks,
An Pate mentioned I couldn't shoot my own falls. But there wasn't many.
Its funny, but 950 was often more stable at water crossings than smaller bikes. Low center of gravity and Scotts stabilizer helped it. I sometimes managed to lean on water stream.

We drove really fast sometimes and every time I saw the group pull over I thought 'No, please!' Luckily we didn't have falls on high speeds.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:55 PM   #142
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Респект, Ребята!!
Я тут всё агитирую несколько своих мото-братьев, всё их Монголией маню, а теперь вашим видео добью =)

Пасибки!!

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:58 PM   #143
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:00 AM   #144
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The morning at the kayakers festival surprised me.
In the evening it was announced through a megaphone that the wake up is at 8-30.
You may not believe it, but at 8-30, drawn by an unknown force, campground stirred and started to pack ..
It was without protests, reminding kicks, turning on the radio and other not humanistic persuasion methods!
May be they were beaten before leaving for vacation - iron discipline.



The road ahead is an asphalt liason to the village of Kosh-Agach.
We are rushing, turning our heads and catching the invigorating rays of the morning sun.
Our stomachs are in disbelief and rioting. We left the camp without breakfast.
We plan to have meals in the village;
we have a rather long stage along the border, and we are saving daylight.





In Kosh-Agach we met guys from Khanty-Mansiysk. They go home.



We fill tanks to capacity, pack tightly additional bottles.
There is “neutral zone” ahead and the entrance to Tuva.
In some places the road goes right along the barbed wire.





We are little stuck at a ford. It looked absolutely harmless.
But it was the enemy anti-cosmic camouflage! We all fell, stuck and got wet.
Just nonsense. There was also a mysterious old man sitting on the bank, which is materialized first,
and then dissolved in the air, forcing our cosmic psyche to strain.



A picturesque road winds through valleys, jumps over the hills.
We are moving to the pass.











The sun warmed the ground a bit,
and in a moment streams and rivers have become full-flowing.

And that is typical that our track also became affluent.





Control point at the fork. Filling reality with glaucous two-stroke fervor,
IZH (old soviet motorbike) emerges out of cosmic vacuum.
Heavily drunk driver on a trash bike. Drunk passenger firmly holds two bottles of vodka.
It is not clear how he holds on a motorcycle. Suckers on the tentacles?
We tried to talk, the dialect was difficult to recognize.

But humanoids explained with gestures that the road ahead is fucking awesome.





This is a space capsule. It only looks like Gaz52



This shuttle is mortally dangerous under the control of this humanoid creature.

Our expedition was saved because it was the space trooper who came into collision with the space capsule on a rocky mountain road.
He raced on a humanitarian mission in the direction of Grom.
And the road was very narrow. He gave the way to the space capsule but it went straight ahead and slightly pushed A_big.
He wasn’t hurt.
Although after the collision his motion vector seriously changed from horizontal to descending tumble.

The truck didn’t stop.

At the next rocky rise the humanoid cooled the engine. There we met.
Space Marine verbally asked about the mental health of the crew members of the space capsule.
Young children that sat in the body probably saved humanoid’s life.



It is time to go out of this space nebula.

Che wobbled in the rut and lay down.





There is "border gravel road" ahead that takes us on a plateau through the gorge.





Mongolian lake where you need a visa or a long rod to fish.



At the crossroads.





A good sign – we met a statue with our stickers’ image!



In Mugur-Aksy we found a "Kids Enduro" school.
Classes are conducted with domestic technique.





We've got a situation. We should stamp our passes at the outpost,
but it is out of the town.

We came and stamped it. It’s evening and time to set up for the night.

Naturally deputy chief of the outpost forbade us to set up a overnight camp in the territory controlled by their outpost.
Credulous reader probably waited a different treatment of Russian border guards to the Russian cosmonauts.

To send people to the mountains by a broken-down way in the night…

Moron in uniform!

We could do nothing but go as far as we can. Visibility was gone.

We found a clearing on the bank of the stream.
In the light of torches we shoveled away boulders and petrified shit with our space boots for tenting.
Once again we send heartfelt greetings to the deputy chief of the frontier Mugur-Aksy.

Primus is on, music speakers at full volume - life is getting better.

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Old 02-04-2014, 01:23 AM   #145
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This stage - Tuva, Kosh-Agach -- Mugur-Aksy -- Handygaity -- border -- Ubsu-Nur Lake
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:58 AM   #146
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Love it. I am planning a ride in Russia and this RR has me wanting to go tomorrow.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:04 AM   #147
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more great Tuva pics ... AWESOME :)
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:34 AM   #148
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" Naturally deputy chief of the outpost forbade us to set up a overnight camp in the territory controlled by their outpost.
Credulous reader probably waited a different treatment of Russian border guards to the Russian cosmonauts."

We use to say that " Home saints don't perform miracles ". Maybe that's why we might feel more comfortable abroad when travelling.

Congratulations for your ride full of adventure, astonishing views and self confidence.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:50 PM   #149
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Half thru your excelent videos on a big screen now, i can just say wow and thanks for sharing your adventure!

Did You experience any advantages or disadvantages on the low front fenders on the KTM's when hardcore offroading?

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Old 02-04-2014, 01:57 PM   #150
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I see Mishutka used a small Kata camera bag for his SLR or what was in there. How'd it hold up to falls and water? Was it comfortable for your back?

Смотрю Мишутка вез камеру в КАТАшной малой сумке на пузе, как она, нормально защитила содержимое при падениях, от воды и все такое? Спина не болела от нее?
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