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Old 04-29-2011, 07:52 AM   #166
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jeez, 24 hours after I started this, and 7k views, over 100 comments.

thanks guys, makes me feel good.

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Geeze now there's 160 comments..... and you've only ridden the bike around the block....

You're gonna have to stop by that bike shop with the wind tunnel to get a bigger helmet
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:44 AM   #167
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What's the range of your Sportie? Walter C noted that there was a real dearth of gas stations in his travels 'out East' ?

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He took on board plenty of advice during the build. So his range should be fine
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:56 AM   #168
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:58 AM   #169
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:17 AM   #170
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He took on board plenty of advice during the build. So his range should be fine
taking the advice 'on board' and actually 'applying it'
are two totally separate things!

tank held 4.2 or 4.5 gallons before I 'relieved' it to make the forks fit (I forget which) and the spare holds 1.5 gallons.

thats 22 liters to you furriners. so, if my calculations are correct (are they ever?) but IF they are,

(puts on cipherin hat)
ok, aught times aught is aught, carry the 3, times it twixt by forty, carry the 8......

well, fuck it. I figure close to 360km from plum full to oh shit!

which will only be a problem if the only town on the old summer road is outta gas. Or if I forget to fill up somewhere. Which does happen.

I'm plannin to meet Tom (motoreiter) in Yakutsk, & we'll tackle the RoB together. I wouldnt try the old summer road alone. This depends on weather also, if it rains alot, we'll stick to the 'good road'

Also, there a chap from jolly old england named Simon that I'll probably meet up with somewheres about Mongolia.

They are both ridin BMW's, but I told em not to worry, I'll bring a tow rope along. I wont leave them stuck anywhere!

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:23 AM   #171
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:47 AM   #172
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Hey Doug,

I live in the Charlotte area. Drop me a line if you've got some time to burn. Or just a place to hide from all these tornados!

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Old 04-29-2011, 11:27 AM   #173
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ummm yeah ... come to think of it ... I sorta didnt know you were going to do the Old Summer Road when we talked about range.

You might want a second reserve container when you fill up in Tomtor. ;) Any old 4 litre oil container will do just fine. Tomtor to Susuman will be the range challenge.

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taking the advice 'on board' and actually 'applying it'
are two totally separate things!

tank held 4.2 or 4.5 gallons before I 'relieved' it to make the forks fit (I forget which) and the spare holds 1.5 gallons.

thats 22 liters to you furriners. so, if my calculations are correct (are they ever?) but IF they are,

(puts on cipherin hat)
ok, aught times aught is aught, carry the 3, times it twixt by forty, carry the 8......

well, fuck it. I figure close to 360km from plum full to oh shit!

which will only be a problem if the only town on the old summer road is outta gas. Or if I forget to fill up somewhere. Which does happen.

I'm plannin to meet Tom (motoreiter) in Yakutsk, & we'll tackle the RoB together. I wouldnt try the old summer road alone. This depends on weather also, if it rains alot, we'll stick to the 'good road'

Also, there a chap from jolly old england named Simon that I'll probably meet up with somewheres about Mongolia.

They are both ridin BMW's, but I told em not to worry, I'll bring a tow rope along. I wont leave them stuck anywhere!

Doug
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:59 AM   #174
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I needed a little education before the RR starts in earnest.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M56_Kol...y_%28Russia%29

Sounds challenging and exciting!

I bet it's pretty hard to forecast the weather on the route.

We're root'n for you all the way RTW Doug.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #175
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:44 PM   #176
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nice, but I noticed Captain Magadan is not listed there?
no one knows the route/area like Walter does.

I actually have considered hauling ass across Russia & spend the summer just exploring the area, as theres towns north of Magadan, so there must be some sort of trails/roads going farther north, altho I'd bet most of the travel there is via rivers. Plus the BAM would be fun to try. but I'll see how things go this year. It aint goin nowhere, I can always go back.

Oh, my bike is enroute, & I can pick it up at 10am tomorrow.

first they said I'd have to wait til monday, but I used my southern charm on the unwary fraulein, and now I can get it tomorrow

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M56_Kol...y_%28Russia%29

Sounds challenging and exciting!

I bet it's pretty hard to forecast the weather on the route.

We're root'n for you all the way RTW Doug.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #177
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Are you timing your arrival to the road of bones until fall when the rivers will be low or are you sending a herd of tote goats ahead to pull you through the mud?
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:44 PM   #178
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Subscribed and keepin' an eye (actually both) on this thread.

Good luck Doug

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Old 04-29-2011, 02:04 PM   #179
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:24 PM   #180
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nice, but I noticed Captain Magadan is not listed there?
no one knows the route/area like Walter does.

I actually have considered hauling ass across Russia & spend the summer just exploring the area, as theres towns north of Magadan, so there must be some sort of trails/roads going farther north, altho I'd bet most of the travel there is via rivers. Plus the BAM would be fun to try. but I'll see how things go this year. It aint goin nowhere, I can always go back.


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If it could help You....
.... mapsets of Russia, are you familiar with this online option?

http://maps.yandex.ru/?ll=103.682149%2C65.084965&z=3

(one can actually use english words at 'seek' and get it translated to russian and by this find 'your choise of place')
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