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Old 11-13-2012, 07:35 AM   #556
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Day 23 - Dinner in Mednogorsk

After checking into our hotel, we walked past the rail station (behind) to our restaurant:



The restaurant seemed to be hosting some sort of a birthday party ... with a lot of semi-drunk ladies dancing:



They kept badgering us to get up and dance with them. We held out for at least an hour:



Eventually, many beers later, I folded, and had a dance with this tall Bashkir girl:

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #557
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"When you encounter drunken ladies, it's always wise to play hard to get; it strengthens their resolve"

Holding out for an hour?!! Good move!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #558
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"When you encounter drunken ladies, it's always wise to play hard to get; it strengthens their resolve"

Holding out for an hour?!! Good move!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #559
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"When you encounter drunken ladies, it's always wise to play hard to get; it strengthens their resolve"

Holding out for an hour?!! Good move!
I can believe the first part,. the last part of an hour hold out, hmmmmmmmm. I really feel for you and Terri just Having to dance with those poor ladies.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:44 AM   #560
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"When you encounter drunken ladies, it's always wise to play hard to get; it strengthens their resolve"

Holding out for an hour?!! Good move!
I agree. Good move. I'm sure it doesn't matter what language or country you are in woman are still the same and you can't be to nice lol. kidding
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:20 AM   #561
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There was an aerial on your bike. What became of it?

Good RR, by the way. I'm looking forward to the Ural sections.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #562
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The girl in the cafe in pervomaskiy was called Anna, and a lovely girl she was as well.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:30 AM   #563
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Will ...
Back in Pervomayskiy (a day ago) ... This was our waitress / cafe girl ... who gave me all the inside info on the lovely Olga (but cant remember this ones name) Note the beer selection, even way out here in little old Pervomayskiy includes: Carlsberg, Stella Artois, Lowenbrau, Hoegaarden, Kronenbourg 1664 et al.
But all this beer is made in Russia according to the license, at the Russian plants.
Its taste differs from the original.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #565
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for all this and more ~

Wow !!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:55 AM   #566
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Walter, just to confirm, your speedo is in km/h, isn't it?


Anohter great report by the way. Thanks for contributing to my other's adventure daily dose
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:40 PM   #567
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Walter, just for curiosities sake, would roads like this be on Russian Maps?

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #568
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Walter, just to confirm, your speedo is in km/h, isn't it?
Yes ... km/h

I had manually (incorrectly) set the speedo calibration, and at a stable speed it actually underreads by about 2.5% (stock speedos overread by about 5% at 100 km/h) ... so on mine if the speedo is saying 100, the GPS is normally saying 102 or 103. Its often a bit hard to read the GPS, as the screen protector kinda makes it hard to photograph the screen well, but in the shot here you can see the GPS ... which is reading 114 km/h while the speedo is reading 112.


On a stock speedo, if speed was stable and the GPS was reading 114, then the Speedo will read about 120.

Terry had a stock digital speedo in mph, but ran his GPS in metric (km/h), and while Terry and I both saw top GPS speeds of 132-133 km/h on the double track trails his speedo got to 90 mph at the same moments, which is 144 km/h ... about an 8% overread. The faster you go, the more OEM speedos are inaccurate. My experience is that most OEM speedos are out by 5-6% at 100 km/h and about 10% at 150 km/h - which is similar to what we were seeing from Terry's OEM speedo as well. The aftermarket speedo I was using doesnt use a built in inaccuracy curve. Its out by a fixed percentage all the time, in my case -2.5%. If I had adjusted it correctly, it would have matched the GPS at every stable speed.

[If you are curious, UNECE rules for speedo accuracy on motorcycles specify they can NEVER underread. So thats why they are made with built in overread at the factory - and technically my bike was illegally modified as it had an underreading speedo!. Maximum overread for production bikes is 10% plus 8 km/h ... i.e. a bike cruising with a GPS reading of 120 km/h can have a OEM speedo reading as high as 140 km/h.]

Also note, if accelerating rapidly, then the GPS obviously lags, as it is a lagging indicator (indicating average speed over the last 20-30 metres), whereas the speedo is far more instant, updating speed each front wheel revolution (every 2.2 metres).

The number under the speedo is the tacho ... which usually worked ok ... so in the pic you highlighted its 104 km/h at 5300 rpm, and in the pic below, its 111 km/h at 5600 rpm
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #569
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Walter, just for curiosities sake, would roads like this be on Russian Maps?

Thanks, David
Maintained gravel roads, like this one, will be shown as minor rural roads on detailed Russian road atlases, yes. The earth farm tracks obviously are not.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:14 PM   #570
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There was an aerial on your bike. What became of it?
It was a flagpole ... for a Ukrainian flag. The flag was completely shredded by the time I got to Volgograd.

The pole lived on, impersonating an aerial, until our bike wash in Pervomayskiy. I must have blasted it off when washing the bike there.
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