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Old 14 Oct 2012
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Ok, chris, my wrong. Question is for you. My english is not perfect, sorry.
I haven't looked at flight/ bike freight yet. I'll think about those early next year.
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I want in! :)

Hey all, I will be Wintering in Georgia then heading into the 'Stan countries to get into Russia. I would love to travel with people once in Russia to do the summer road and/or the road of bones. I was not planning on doing these routes alone.. but.. with a group, I'm all in!

I'm on a KTM 690. As of right now, I am 6 months, 35,000 km into my RTW.

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V I have no idea if we will be allowed across the railway bridge (Kuanda) or able to cross the river.
Not a problem.

It the railway guys are being pricks (we had one this year who wanted 5000 rubles per bike for 5 bikes) return 8km to Kuanda and ask around town ... any number of local trucks will ferry you over the river for 3000 rubles for a trip (we had 5 bikes on the truck)
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Hi Chris,

I will be in Siberia in summer 2013 as well, but likely to be there a bit later than you. I am planning to be in Ulan Baator roughly end of July and get from there to Yakutsk through Lensk and from Yakutsk to Magadan potentially back and forth and exit in Vladivostok/Zarubino. If not alone, I will be considering the OSR otherwise, will take te NFR. So I would be riding Siberia mainly in August.
Anyone will be following a similar route at that time?
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Hey all, I will be Wintering in Georgia then heading into the 'Stan countries to get into Russia. I would love to travel with people once in Russia to do the summer road and/or the road of bones. I was not planning on doing these routes alone.. but.. with a group, I'm all in!

I'm on a KTM 690. As of right now, I am 6 months, 35,000 km into my RTW.

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Hi Chris,

I will be in Siberia in summer 2013 as well, but likely to be there a bit later than you. I am planning to be in Ulan Baator roughly end of July and get from there to Yakutsk through Lensk and from Yakutsk to Magadan potentially back and forth and exit in Vladivostok/Zarubino. If not alone, I will be considering the OSR otherwise, will take te NFR. So I would be riding Siberia mainly in August.
Anyone will be following a similar route at that time?
Hi Guys
Let's stay in touch. Hopefully there'll be some commonality in our ideas. My plans have changed a little, (still the same plan for earlier in the trip, but more time at the end: I've updated post #1).

I'll be more focussed on next summer early in the new year.

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Not a problem.

It the railway guys are being pricks (we had one this year who wanted 5000 rubles per bike for 5 bikes) return 8km to Kuanda and ask around town ... any number of local trucks will ferry you over the river for 3000 rubles for a trip (we had 5 bikes on the truck)
Many thanks for the tip.
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Hi guys, I'm planning on shipping my KLR to Vladivostok late spring/early summer if i can find some people to share a container, i left it in Anchorage a couple months ago will probably ride it down to WA come spring to ship from that area. Anyways I'm wanting to do Russia, mongolia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine etc. and hopefully end up in maybe the UK. I dont know much about this region and seems like most of you do, would love to get any pointers from you all and maybe can meet a couple of you over there! The map at the first of the thread is very helpfull!
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vitim bridge

When in Siberia doing the Bam last year, in the town of Taximo, there were rumours that the leaders of the town were thinking of taking the bridge down and selling it for scrap. I dont know if its still there.!
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Hi Zimi.
I do have a plan to do that trip, but from EU on the bike and back by a train to Moskwa. But I do have a bit heavier bike then you. I do own a BMW F 800 GS. To do the OSR alone could be tuff, but everythink depends on weather.

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Hi Rustykits,

when do you plan to be there? I think the F800Gs will make it, some did it with the 1200GS ...

Maybe we can meet somewhere on the road.

let's keep in touch

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Hi Zimi - David :-)
I send you a email for a futher communication about that.

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Planning a very similar trip, leaving UK in May and going through Skandinavia to get into russia. Will follow the thread with interest
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Good to see that there'll be quite a few bikes in eastern Siberia next summer. I'm currently working hard and concentrating on sorting a Christmas trip to Bulgaria and Turkey.

Early in the new year I'll be more focused on summer 2013. As mentioned in post #1 I'll be in Siberia shortly after 6th July and need to return home to the UK on about 25th August. It'd be great to team up for the western BAM and the OSR should the weather be kind to us.
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Hi Chris,

been following your "between cliff and wet place" RR on ADVrider with interest. Amazing places and sceneries.

After having ridden most of the Arabian countries here, I've been wanting to go central and explore Mongolia/Russia and the 'Stan countries. Work commitments mean i'lll never be able to take 4-6months off to ride all those countries. So i think this kind of a plan (ship your bike and ride only 1-2 countries) fits my meagre 1-1.5months vacation allowance well.

If there is still room for another one, i'd be interested in joining up for the ride. My biggest issue would be shipping my bike from (and back to) UAE to UB. Will need to find an economical/reliable way of doing that.

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Hey guys and howdy Noah, hows the snowboarding going just came in to Horizons to have a look at a few things and came across this thread ill be over in that neck of the woods at the same time but ill be two up probably, I picked up a little Polish hitchhiker for awhile so she might be with me dont know how thats going to go but shit she can walk if the roads bad enough it will do her good keep her ass trim lol

We leave bucharest and going to ride that road in Romania just north west of there then im heading down to Turkey Cappodoccia over to Armenia Georgia then takign the ferry from azerbaijan to Kazakstan and mucking around there for awhile in the stans as I head to Mongolia and across east

Havent decided where to from there but either asia or the states but ill leave that for now its 8 months away

Anyway keep in touch, cheers guys

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Hi guys,

I am still planning to ride the OSR this summer and maybe the western bam.

I will be in Ulan Bator in Mid July and will have 4 weeks.

I am thinking about selling my KTM 640 Adventure 04 fully equiped in Magadan or Vladivostok or Ulan Batar. Of course It would make more sense for me to sell it in Magadan, so I can then directly fly.

Is anyone at the same periode as me there? I haven't booked my flights so I am more or less flexible, but can't leave Switzerland before 8th of July bu ideally around 12-14 july would like to fly to UB.

I would like to get a few advices from the guys that already did it, would yo do it alone?

And then if anyone interested to pick up my bike in Magadan, please contact me.
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