Originally Posted by VRodPete
I think he hooked up with one other guy at the start of the RoB and also met someone else - I think on the way up to RoB from Tynda that was going to tag along... It's back there a few pages somewhere :/
He planned to meet up with Tom (a fellow American, based in Moscow and ADV regular, Motoreiter) on his G650X-Challenge, at Yakutsk to ride to Magadan together.
They duly met up and with another guy, Hansjorg an Austrian on an F650GS.
They have also been with some of the Moscow Off Road Riders Club who are in the area but may be going separately.
Referring to water levels -
If water levels are high, the western summer road could be more problematic than usual, but the eastern section should still be reasonably passable.
The federal road should be no real problem at all - just slippery! Old wooden bridges have been replaced with new concrete ones and the surface regularly graded and maintained. Just a few rocky watersplashes early on.