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Old 05-27-2010, 02:52 AM   #1351
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I'm gonna miss the out of the ordinary reports mate.

What's in store next?
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:50 AM   #1352
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Hi!
I am a new poster on this forum.
First, I would like to thank you guys for sharing your journey!

I am particularly surprised about this bridge. I have seen an impressive video of a land rover crossing it.
My question is, do you know how trucks do to cross this Vitim river? Do they use this narrow bridge? or the bigger one (which look seems to be a railway)? or they don't use this part of the road?

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:14 AM   #1353
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Hi!
I am a new poster on this forum.
First, I would like to thank you guys for sharing your journey!

I am particularly surprised about this bridge. I have seen an impressive video of a land rover crossing it.
My question is, do you know how trucks do to cross this Vitim river? Do they use this narrow bridge? or the bigger one (which look seems to be a railway)? or they don't use this part of the road?

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I dont think many trucks use this bridge - traffic along this road is local traffic only. I think the occasional Ural or Kamaz truck will cross this bridge .... very very carefully. Railway bridge is exclusively for the railway wagons - and its guarded by machine guns..
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:15 AM   #1354
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:27 AM   #1355
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Great, great trip report. And love the global trip map!

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:30 AM   #1356
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Thank you,

This has been one of my favorite reports of all time.
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I wonder where that road goes?
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:50 AM   #1357
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Hehe, you missed a spot or two
You were in croatia?
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:39 AM   #1358
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That trip map is most impressive. Man what a ride!!!!
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:34 AM   #1359
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Thank you Walter!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:53 PM   #1360
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Gee Walter, you live SUCH a tame life mate, you should get out and travel once in a while ;)

I must say, seen like this it brings home what a totally EPIC journey you have had! Totally outstanding.

Thanks again for taking us all along.

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Old 05-28-2010, 11:14 PM   #1361
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great reports, fantastic pics, thx for taking us along! I'll miss my morning brake in the office reading your updates.

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:36 AM   #1362
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I guess the ultimate completion is not getting home to London, but will be in 10 days time when i take the bike up to Wales for the Touratech travel weekend. The trip began from last years Touratech travel even in Wales in March last year.
See you there then. Expect there'll be a few folk there eager to buy you a beer, but I bags buying first ADV pint.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:30 AM   #1363
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here's a map of the western half of the BAM ... from Tynda westwards. Vitim River Bridge is marked;

Hi,

Thanks for the answer to my previous question.

From what software do the above picture is taken?
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:46 AM   #1364
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Hi,

Thanks for the answer to my previous question.

From what software do the above picture is taken?
a very very old piece of map software from 1999 called the Rand McNally Millennium Atlas. The world on a CD. It was really cool back then ... in the old days.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:14 AM   #1365
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Finally finished it!

One word........ Fantastic.

Thanks for the time and effort gone into this RR, now I'm off to read the Road of Bones one

Thanks again

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