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Old 08-07-2011, 04:03 PM   #1351
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Great report! Once again you nailed it.

I am impressed by your equanimity with the second set of electrical problems. I can only imagine the feeling when you see the first low voltage reading. I don't think I would have handled it as well.I suppose practice helps.

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #1352
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Doug

Great report! Once again you nailed it.

I am impressed by your equanimity with the second set of electrical problems. I can only imagine the feeling when you see the first low voltage reading. I don't think I would have handled it as well.I suppose practice helps.

Tom
Personally, I would have issued at least a couple choice words and there would have been a chance of flying tools.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:47 AM   #1353
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Doug, Unbelievable trip prep with the XLGS and with the trip. Just found this and had to jump to the end to see where you are. I will be spending time that should be spent on something more productive playing catch-up.

MOST AWESOME !!!!

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Old 08-08-2011, 04:42 AM   #1354
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Are you able to mount the solar charger on top of your bags and charge the battery as you are riding?

Thanks for the great updates, I don't know how you find the energy and time to do it. Awesome.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:01 PM   #1355
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For those of you playing the 'Home Version' ... put his into Google Maps:

39.011515,73.558552

It's very close to the 'U Shaped' building that Doug posted ...

Keep 'em coming Doug! Awesome!!!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #1356
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Doug

Great report! Once again you nailed it.

I am impressed by your equanimity with the second set of electrical problems. I can only imagine the feeling when you see the first low voltage reading. I don't think I would have handled it as well.I suppose practice helps.

Tom
Of course he's had practice! He rides Harleys doesn't he?! :p
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:30 PM   #1357
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For those of you playing the 'Home Version' ... put his into Google Maps:

39.011515,73.558552

It's very close to the 'U Shaped' building that Doug posted ...

Keep 'em coming Doug! Awesome!!!!
That is right dead center of an impact (meteor) crater!

Lovin' the report!
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:56 PM   #1358
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Yo, GuzziDouglas: this sonovabitch looks like Uncle Sam!

Hey, the narration really adds a dimension much missed when we have only the picture.
PS: your photo's are the tits! Spectacular in every respect. Keep it up!

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Just walking around up here takes your breath, and I had to use matches to fire up a smoke, as the lighter wouldn’t work.
The closer you get to God, the more difficult it is to light your fag. From this you learn nothing?

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Thanks for the great updates, I don't know how you find the energy and time to do it. Awesome.
Well the dude don't exactly have to skip the board meeting, you know . . .
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:09 PM   #1359
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A hard life in that barren country!

But you know what?-----The place was clean---no wind strewn garbage to be seen anywhere----no Walmart bags---Nothing. I am very impressed by that. I wonder if Hank Jr.'s Country Boy could survive (there). Don't think I could.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:17 PM   #1360
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But you know what?-----The place was clean---no wind strewn garbage to be seen anywhere----no Walmart bags---Nothing. I am very impressed by that. I wonder if Hank Jr.'s Country Boy could survive (there). Don't think I could.
yeah, we gotta bring some progress to them heathens, teach them how to properly trash the place !!

a couple mcdonalds and taco bells would be a good start.












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Old 08-09-2011, 02:51 AM   #1361
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yeah, we gotta bring some progress to them heathens, teach them how to properly trash the place !!

a couple mcdonalds and taco bells would be a good start.
They ain't all that heathen, you know. In fact, they already have a bizarre religion replete with its own version of Blood Atonement.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:57 AM   #1362
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Great pics and RR as usual.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:26 AM   #1363
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The thing I think is ironic, if you are so far out in the woods you cant find a power outlet for your phone, theres probably not going to be a signal there anyhow
You can still use it to charge GPS, Spot, digicam etc, and it will save some oz. of gas if you are used to charge gizmos from onboard electric system (i wonder how much it would be scaled to RTW trip). It's just a matter of how to harness that free energy we have every given day
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:25 AM   #1364
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Great RR!!

Thanks,
Of all of the great photos .. the picture of the little kid in the homemade chair with the patch on her/his pant, Is one of the best I have ever seen. It speaks volumes. Priceless-!!

Stay safe.

^^^ LOL at the "closer to God "comment^^^^^

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Old 08-09-2011, 05:24 AM   #1365
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Hi,

good to hear you are doing fine and got the chance to visit also Mongolia

Was wondering why the hell you spot was showing that you are heading south

Keep riding, otherwise we shall drink all your Shumensko supply without you in September
Safe and pleasant ride , keep those behind computers busy, otherwise this economy may get a chance to work
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