Ice Run - Day 9 - Cold Taking its Toll

Nine days on the ice will start to take its toll on man & machine. Add to that the fact it's sunk from -25C to -40C and it all makes for some fun on the Run.

Angry Bird & Grumpy Owl

Karma can go suck a dick - our bike broke just after we fixed this - Nick

Karma can go suck a dick - our bike broke just after we fixed this - Nick

They guys took some time out to help an old lady fix her car, sadly this did them no divine favours as they almost immediately broke down; with a carburetor and gasket succumbing to the cold. This malaise forced them to take a tow to Igrim.

The minor setback didn't slow them much though as they have just hit the frozen river Ob. Along with  Wild Wolf, they are the first two teams out on the zimnic. This is where the real adventure starts.

Urals seem to have a fear of the Zimnick - do they know something we don’t?
— Nick Sutton - Angry Bird & Grumpy Owl

Team Up To No Good / Motorcycle Diaries

With Karan in tow, Dylan & Dalbs have picked up a spare bike and are nursing the three vehicles to the finish line. They are mostly being plagued by electrical faults and a third-hand fuel tank.

Dylan looking like he needs a hug

Dylan looking like he needs a hug

Where have we seen this before boys?

Where have we seen this before boys?

Ice, Ice Baby

Meanwhile it looks like the pressure of the Ice Run has finally got to the German team Sam & Mo who are 'cooling off' in a snowbank. Considering at this temperature mercury solidifies that's gotta be mighty cold.

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