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Old 01-28-2013, 10:35 PM   #3119
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Day 74 - to the BAM !

After our rest day in Zhigalovo, we had breakfast ... (Terry likes his drinking yoghurt)


(pic by Steve)

packed up on an overcast day, rain threatening,


(pic by Steve)

and headed down a 300 km (190 mile) rough stretch of road (The Zhigalovo Road) towards the BAM ... from where we planned to turn right and head on to Severobaikalsk (North Baikal City) for the evening.


(pic by Steve)

Its a rough rocky road in the main, and when it wasnt rocky, it was muddy and slippery.


(pic by Steve)

We couldnt really go any faster than we did, as you can see from Steve's forks ... Using 220 of his 230mm suspension travel.

Also note the rim in the background ... this was the first full day offroad for the F800GS and it had a small ding in the rim already ...


(pic by Steve)


(pic by Steve)

But after 300 km of the Zhigalovo Road, we reached the BAM, and the villlage of Okunaisky.


(pic by Steve)

Then fuelled up in the first town with fuel we hit on the BAM, Ulkan, and prepared to continue along the BAM Road towards Severobaikalsk, the target for our day. (see also Steve's pics on page 203)


(pic by Steve)
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