Siberia by Motorcycle…..

The Expedition starts in January 2017 at the end of the “Road of Bones” at the Port Town Magadan, located on the Sea of Okhotsk in far eastern Siberia/Russia. This journey will tackle approximately 6000 km of Siberia’s harshest environment in winter time and will navigate routes which lack roads that are replaced by frozen Rivers. The whole Expedition will take around 3 months.

Mammoth Expedition postponed/extended!

Mammoth Expedition postponed/extended!

Unfortunately due to both technical problems and gear issues, the time window for undertaking the complete journey this year has elapsed. We have departed Magadan for this season.....The journey will resume after re-organising and re-thinking some of the issues that...

The last few days in Magadan

The last few days in Magadan

I have had difficulties adjusting the motorcycle to the cold. I have rebuilt the air filter air intake and instead of cold air it now draws pre-heated air from the motor. I have a few times now taken the bike into nearby wilderness to trial the mechanics in the cold...

11th January The Day started off very cold

11th January The Day started off very cold

It was under -43 celsius but a wonderful sunny day. We put the sled on the bike and headed off from Atka. It was the coldest day so far, but the gear held up against the unforgiving cold. Unfortunately the bike and the sled had mechanical issues and we were forced to...

10th January Started late

10th January Started late

Started late. Took a while to make some adjustments to the Rokon's idle. We only made it another 100km by the end of the day. Climbing up to just about 1,032 meters. Cold! By the end of the day the temperature had dropped to -38 with a windchill of -48. We made it to...

8th January Setting of from Magadan by motorcycle

8th January Setting of from Magadan by motorcycle

Setting of from Magadan by motorcycle and car. Marcus looking good on the Rokon we most certainly got strange and curious looks from the locals when leaving town - a chap on a motorcycle in winter! On the first day we made it just about 75km - not nearly as far as we...

7th January Prepping in Magadan

7th January Prepping in Magadan

Prepping in Magadan - the Tooling Up Phase. The day started with a very agreeable breakfast  after which John and Marcus went to the automotive center. Nils spent the morning prepping the comms equipment. After which we went to the garage to continue the work on the...

6th January in Magadan

6th January in Magadan

Pavil and I spun around into Magadan Airport to see John and Nils smiling at us through the frosted glass. Their plane had been spot on time and they were itching to get going. With Pavil racing back to Magada before, I broke the news to them. "Guys, I'm not quite...

On Our Way! Making My Way to Moscow!

On Our Way! Making My Way to Moscow!

Berlin - Moscow, December 28th - December 30th - 2016... Time is short again and I was working through the night to finish the bike and pack up! My friends Alan, Jin, Steffen and Veronika and my brother Marcel helped me ! And Matt stayed by me all the night to film us...

The Motorcycle learns to swim…

The Motorcycle learns to swim…

December 26th - 2016 It's been a run against the time, but working through the night, we managed to put the essentials together - to get ready to test drive the Rokon in a nearby lake. My friend Alan came to help, and Matt, Seb and Hans brought the camera equipment to...

A new Bike and the beginning of the journey……

A new Bike and the beginning of the journey……

Finally, after much research, discussion and a month-long road trip through America to meet up with Nils, I had decided upon the best Bike for the journey through northern Siberia. - a Rokon Trail Breaker . And so I found myself, in Autumnal Rochester, New Hampshire,...

A short note on the trip Ukraine…..

A short note on the trip Ukraine…..

In case I am required to cross deep river's or open water a Ukrainian company: Borika & Elling Boats have been kind enough to custom design and construct two pontoons that can be fitted to the motorcycle. As my adventure is due to start shortly I decided to pick...