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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

SOME PIC'S

THIS WAS THE START MILEAGE ON CARL'S BIKE 27137
THIS  IS THE MILEAGE  AT THE END OF THE JOURNEY 37509


ANDY & CARL REACH THE PACIFIC. FURTHEST POINT IN RUSSIA-LOOKING TOWARDS THE U.S.A


ANDY & CARL ALONG WITH THE BIKES CATCHING THE TRAN SIBERIAN EXPRESS BACK TO MOSCOW
CARL & ANDY THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

SOME VIDEO'S OF RUSSIA

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This is where we reached part of the Tran Siberian Highway. These are the sort of roads that contributed to the  destruction of Carl's Rear wheel Bearing. The locals didn't mind the condition of the roads, as they didn't even slow down.
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This is a continuation of the last clip giving you more of a insight on the condition of the roads.

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This is one of the other wild camping sites in Russia that Andy & Carl found. Not Bad for free.

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Leaving the camp site

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 We found a convenient bike wash & opted for the part where they could just clean the wheels


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This is in the morning when Carl & Andy were leaving another wild camp site.


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 Back on the Tran Siberian highway.
     Carl was wondering what his sports bike riding friends would think.


     When you pass trucks you get showered with Grit & Dust.
     It gives you some thing new to think about.


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       Eventually you get to some fairly good road...for awhile.


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      Every once and awhile you have to stop for a bum rest.
      Also to check that nothing has rattled loose on the bikes.
      Amazingly nothing ever did!!!!!!!

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     This is the the road on the approach to Lake Biakal.
     You would think you are in the Alps!
     THE ROAD IS SMOOTH WITH GOOD GRIP!!!!!



   








Saturday, 25 August 2012

News update


Firstly, we would like to apologise for the lack in updates over the last few weeks regarding Andy & Carl’s Trip.

Unfortunately the Boys made it to Vladivostok in Russia when they received tragic news about a sudden death of a loved one back at home in England. Therefore, the boys had to return home to England to support the family through this rough time.


We are pleased to report that Chaine Cloete (The young Lady that we were raising money for) is doing very well, she is now in remission! Which is amazing news.

Please feels free to look at the final photo’s posted of the trip. If anyone has any photos that they want to share of Andy & Carl on their journey please feel free to send them to us we would love to hear from you.

We will update you  regarding the T-shirt that Andy & Carl were carrying . They managed to fill it with signatures from some very special people they met along the way.

Best Wishes
 Andy, Carl & Team.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

unfortunately dew to the lack off communication i have nothing new to wright this week hope Carl and Andy send me something soon

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Whilst Liz (Carl's Wife) was in Kiev in the Ukraine they stayed in a hotel which she says was rather expensive, but very nice with nice gardens. Whilst there they walked along a river and even managed to find a McDonalds (yum yum). The weather whilst Liz was in Kiev was very warm luckily she brought it back with her judging by the recent heat wave.

She told me that Carl and Andy arrived a couple of days early at the hotel and unfortunatley had a brush with the law. Whilst camping one night in a local woods the police arrived to see who was there and why and abviously decided that there was a reason to take both of them to the police station. Carl and Andy explained about their trip and they were released but not until they both had to pay £40 each which was the amount Carl managed to get them to agree too, as the police had orginally asked for far more. Luckily not all the people in the Ukraine are like this.

Carl and Andy were held up in the Ukraine longer than was envisaged. They both needed new tyres which thanks to Speed Demon's owner Shaun he posted some out to the hotel in Kiev. But upon arrival with customs there was a release fee, this fee was more than the tyres actually cost. So thanks to a local biker more tyres were found. Shaun is now trying to have the tyres which are stuck at Customs returned to the UK as they do belong to Carl who has paid for them. When it became time to leave Kiev Carl and Andy headed towards Russia, on route the pair became lost and after seeing a word that looked like biker on the back of a car they asked the owners for some help.

They were riding through the city of Voronezh in Russia caught up in a traffic jam ( just like home) and using simple English they were told how to get to Tambov. The car owners did email myself wishing Carl and Andy well and added "No spike, No Baton" which is what Voronezh Bikers say ( and no before you ask I have no clue what this means)

Since arriving in Russia Andy has come to blows with a car no one was hurt and I think his bike faired well. Carl has had to replace wheel bearings, I did ask them to take bearings with them Carl has added that his bike as he puts it is "Falling to Pieces" Thanks to Natalie Haynes (as mentioned in the Thank You section of this blog) manged to source a bike shop in Russia that the bearings could be purchased (the internet wonderful invention). Carl and Andy are travelling through Russia on the Trans Siberian Highway. Carl and Andy have said the Russian people are alot more friendly.

The pair have been a wonderful source of food for the local mosquitoes, ants and I think anything else that has managed to lunch on them both. They have slept in nurmerous forrests and I think by now they both wish they had taken their lovely soft beds.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hello every one just a short note not spoke to Carl or Andy for the last week  waiting for Liz to come back form Kiev with the gossip about Andy Carl and the police yes the police !! and I will tell the truth the hole truth and nothing but the truth.