Here's a neat short film revisiting the exploits of Austin Vince and co. He, his brother and some friends sort of pioneered the whole ADV thing, riding through five continents to circumnavigate the world back in the mid '90s. There were among the first westerners to cross the breadth of the former USSR after its fall. It's a neat reminder that you don't need a brand new GS to go places, just the ability to find "petrol, food and beer."
Thanks for the tip, Eric.