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Trip Around Russia

Matthew1955 Sep 29, 2017

  1. Matthew1955

    Matthew1955 Member I am in wales

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    Did anyone see the first part of Simon Reeve's journey around Russia last night on BBC2

    To me it is the start of a brilliant series and I do like Simon Reeve as the presenter but it went down rapidly hill,excuse the pun, when The LC got stuck trying to get up a muddy bank and had to be pulled out by a Mitsubushi pickup.Was it the drivers fault or the truck?Thoughts anyone
     
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    MarkW Well-Known Member I am in morocco

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    Driver error and road tyres. The local in the pickup showed how to do it
     
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    Mojo Member I am in hong_kong

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    Sometimes vehicles get 'deliberately stuck'..makes the doco more interesting, if you know what I mean. I am not sure the brand of car makes for serious editing. Looking forward to seeing the other two parts.
     
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  4. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Yes, im slightly obsessed with russia, especially soviet stuff.

    I will drive the road of bones before i die..
     
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    lc 120 Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Good first episode, what an amazing country it is....
     
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    Graham Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Great series, watched a few of them now.

    Gra,
     
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    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Anyone have the iplayer link for this
     
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    Rob Cowell Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    CG, give me a knock as you go past mate and I'll come with you. I'd love to drop everything and just go.
     
  10. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Lol, will do chris. Dont start packing just yet though..
     
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    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Oops. Already packed for a trip around Scotland this week.
     
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  12. Lorin

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    Russia is top of my list to do. Although not the road of bones, the tour by Geko looks good and the film is well worth the watch

    Maybe this as an intro then on to the road of bones......
     
  13. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Good watch. North of st petersburg im guessing?
     
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    Mojo Member I am in hong_kong

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    Russia is on my list again...
    1. Kola Peninsula (as per Lorin's post)
    2. Road of Bones
    3. Then there is the Baikal-Amur Mainline or BAM (railway service road) that is the mother of all Russian overland routes.
     
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    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Stunning. Oh man I want to do that trip. Proper wilderness. Real edge of nowhere stuff.

    Looking at the vehicles, I have to say I though the Landie looked the least capable. Maybe they just didn't have the right suspension set up on there; but it just seemed to be lacking the muscle and presence of the others. That's not Landie bashing, it's just an observation. The Hilux was bloomin' awesome!
     
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    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Next running Sept 18. £4k thereabouts. Ferry to Helsinki. around 25 days including driving UK to Denmark - ish. I need to translate it more fully than that but I'd love to do that work permitting.
     
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    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    I thought the 70 seemed to struggle! Will watch It again.
     
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    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Didn’t really mean that it struggled
    Rather it seemed less well prepared
    Looked like it was unladen and bouncing around all over the place leading to being less well connected to the ground
     
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    Andy Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Looks good"...........got me thinking...........
     
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