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Old 09-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #2116
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Fantastic Noah! Just Fantastic! My hat is off to you guys. Bet Colebatch is smiling also.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #2117
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Offff....my stomach hurts after watching that. I certainly don't have the nuts to ride that bridge, figuratively and for realz

Good job fellas........
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #2118
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Great Video. Just curious how fast you think you were going over the bridge?
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #2119
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Fantastic!! I doubt I'd have the nerve to ride that bridge! Great video, great RR! Been in from the beginning..
Its amazing how quick you get the nerve. Turning around isn't really an option.

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Congat for your bridge crossing. Very cleaver approach. Now you are officially in Vitim bridge club!
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Are there Vitim River Bridge crossing patches? I would buy one that says, "I watched a vid of Noah crossing the Vitim".
I think there are some "Magadan" patches.. but I don't think for the Vitim or the Bam.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:48 PM   #2120
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Hi Noah,

Wonderful adventure and story
Surely you must have appreciated the sense of these wise words from the Russian guy after this Vitim bridge crossing..."Please be careful..."

Enjoy the rest of the trip and thanks again !
Yes. As he was saying that I was thinking "my mother told him to say that"

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Watching Vitim bridge crossings is always a bit

Someone going over with full gear and helmet would quickly sink but I suppose that even in a swimsuit it would be near impossible to swim out of that cold fast-moving water.

Great RR, thanks for taking the effort. Back to lurk mode
This scenario plays out in your mind and you talk about it. I know I can swim in hiking boots.. so maybe I can in moto boots? Your only chance would be to get your jacket and helmet off right away. But getting to shore would be a different story. Of course this is all talk and your best option is to stay on the bridge.

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Offff....my stomach hurts after watching that. I certainly don't have the nuts to ride that bridge, figuratively and for realz

Good job fellas........
You make me giggle like a school gir! I'm always surprised the balls you can find when you have to.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:55 PM   #2121
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Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!! You sir, have balls...
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #2122
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Great job Noah and crew. I would like to think that I would be able ride the Vitim Bridge, but seeing it in person is different than watching other videos. Perhaps someday...
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #2123
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Great, great vid of the bridge crossing. I felt like I was right there. Good show!
Thanks. The Gopro 3 takes some amazing footage. I tried to upload in HD so you get everything. But you have to go in order to feel the power of the river. It really is crazy. There were huge trees floating down the river while we were on the bridge. Definitely should be on everyone's bucket list.

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That was some fast moving water!! Awesome vid Noah. Been looking forward to that for a long time. Done and done!!

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Done and Done. I said it was last time.. but I haven't done the OSR to Magadan yet.. so I might be back

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Every time I see a Vitim River Bridge crossing I hold my breath. There is no way in the world i would be able to do that crossing. I'd pass out from hypoxia.

Congrats, Noah. You've done something not everyone get to attempt.

Keep the report coming - I'm enjoying every post.
I hold my breath with out knowing it. But on the bridge, I was breathing huge in out breaths to try and keep my self calm.

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awesome crossing and given the locale the mouth harp as the musical prelude was quite appropriate...Russian Deliverance
You got a purdy mouth boy!

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Those videos were awesome, Noah! Thanks for telling the whole story and not just the gopro of the crossing. Are you still shooting on the Sony NEX 5? Looks great.

NEX 5 for most of the shots and Gopro for the POV shots. The shot of me riding onto the bridge was done with Kim's Panasonic DMC-LX7, as well as many of the pictures in the last few threads. It seem to be a pretty good camera for the job.

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Great Video. Just curious how fast you think you were going over the bridge?
I was in 1st gear. Maybe 30 km/h at the end? probably around 20km/h for most of it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #2124
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Great Video. Just curious how fast you think you were going over the bridge?
Maybe 30 km/h at the end? probably around 20km/h for most of it.
Because I'm an OCD type Eng, I looked at the time 1870ft/570m in 87sec and came up with ~15mph/24kph average.

Awesome videos and reports!
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:23 PM   #2125
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Because I'm an OCD type Eng, I looked at the time 1870ft/570m in 87sec and came up with ~15mph/24kph average.

Awesome videos and reports!
Thanks. I was thinking about doing that, and I started.. but then I got side tracked somewhere on the internet
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #2126
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I think there are some "Magadan" patches.. but I don't think for the Vitim or the Bam.
I believe Walter (Colebatch) has Vitim Bridge sticker or patches.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #2127
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These dilapidated bridges always make me think someones going to get a huge flat and go off the side. I know you walk the bridge to check for rotten boards but have you found anything sharp lying around or splintered wood?
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:25 PM   #2128
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Thumb Fantastic ride

Every time I see a video of the vitim Bridge is like I see this pass for the first time never get old, that was great Noah and I believe you are the 2 fastest in crossing that Bridge, you look really fast and confidence over there, well maybe is because you are riding a KTM like the others sprinters
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:32 PM   #2129
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Talking FIA World Touring Car Championship 22 September

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Unfortunately no WRC rally Japan since 2010. It would be around this time in September also



The 2013 World Touring Car Championship is this weekend in Japan suzuka Circuit 22 September
You can take a look at this race a very nice and close to real street cars Link http://www.fiawtcc.com/
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:37 PM   #2130
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These dilapidated bridges always make me think someones going to get a huge flat and go off the side. I know you walk the bridge to check for rotten boards but have you found anything sharp lying around or splintered wood?
It's funny because those bridges make me think "those look so damn rad (but scary), why can't there be more places in the world like this? Just crossing a bridge is exciting!"

Then I realize that wouldn't make any sense.
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