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Old 04-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #1456
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Noah

Not sure if this was asked/answered

But how did U pick Gudauri, Georgia as the place to board this winter?

All the best going forward
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #1457
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Good man Noah. Great to hear both yourself and the bike are ready to continue on your journey.

Best of luck.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:46 AM   #1458
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Noah
Not sure if this was asked/answered
But how did U pick Gudauri, Georgia as the place to board this winter?
All the best going forward
Google? I had heard there were mountains in Georgia and great snow. A few years back I saw a film about some skiers from Bozeman MT who went to Georgia and did some heli skiing out of ex-Russian Helicopters. That got my curiosity going. I also met a girl a few years back who was teaching english in Georgia and she said it was amazing. All in all it was a good winter.

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Good man Noah. Great to hear both yourself and the bike are ready to continue on your journey.
Best of luck.
Thanks man. I'm looking forward to getting away into the middle of nowhere again.

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This is a great report man, love the snow action mixed in with the RR. Your pics are cool, can I dig up the exif info on them somehow? I'm a bit of a settings geek :)
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I think when your eventually done with your trip on that ktm, it needs to go to ktm as a museum piece
I don't think I can ever get rid of her if/when she makes it back home.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #1459
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:17 AM   #1460
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Received a care package today

I received the new Siskiyou panniers and dry bags from GiantLoop today. They are too clean and I can't wait to get them dirty!





Also, After 4 months in Georgia, I finally had my special lady friend sign the moto.




Tomorrow is my last day here. Then I'm on the road again!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:33 AM   #1461
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Looking forward to reading about these next few months, looks like you got the 690 sorted well for the next go round
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:42 AM   #1462
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I received the new Siskiyou panniers and dry bags from GiantLoop today. They are too clean and I can't wait to get them dirty!




Those paniers look pretty sweet! Are they mounted to the RR luggage carriers? Do they/ will they make refuelling stops any easier than the Great Basin?

Thanks, and can't wait for more of your ride report!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #1463
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Those look sweet!! Good luck.

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Old 04-30-2013, 02:11 AM   #1464
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Those paniers look pretty sweet! Are they mounted to the RR luggage carriers? Do they/ will they make refuelling stops any easier than the Great Basin?

Thanks, and can't wait for more of your ride report!
They are mounted to the RR carrier. They fit quite well but I did have to remove the handle on the carrier.

I'm not sure about refuelling. When the bags are mounted, you can't see the gas cap. a small modification might be needed for the 690. All in all though, I'm quite impressed.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:02 PM   #1465
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Hey Noah,

Good to see your about to hit the road again looking forward to reading about this next part of your trip!!!
I have a question for you. How has your Rally Raid gear held up on your trip. I,ve made the decision to go with the 690 because of the weight savings for my trip when I get back. New bike has been ordered and will be waiting for me when I get back from Antarctica.
Thinking about adding the rally raid twin tanks and fairing along with a rear tank.
Just interested on your experiences with the gear on a similar trip.

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:05 AM   #1466
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Looking forward to more travelling soon Noah. Hope you are able to keep sending picutures and updates from the road, I wonder how reliable access will be as you head east.

I was looking at those soft panniers the other day in a local shop here. Curious to hear your thoughts on them after a couple of weeks travelling.

Before you leave, any pictures of the Ski Lodge/Facilities where you've been riding all year. I have pictures in my mind of a soviet-era tractor hooked-up to an old cable, but am guessing it's much more modern.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #1467
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Hey Noah,

Good to see your about to hit the road again looking forward to reading about this next part of your trip!!!
I have a question for you. How has your Rally Raid gear held up on your trip. I,ve made the decision to go with the 690 because of the weight savings for my trip when I get back. New bike has been ordered and will be waiting for me when I get back from Antarctica.
Thinking about adding the rally raid twin tanks and fairing along with a rear tank.
Just interested on your experiences with the gear on a similar trip.

Patrick
Rally Raid gear holds up really well. It is made to be tough. John (Ktmmitch) is the kind of guy who will not sleep at night if something isn't right with a design and he can't wait to get back in the shop to fix it in the morning. I have made some small adjustments to the original kit, but many of these little issues were corrected with the Evo 2 kit.

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Looking forward to more travelling soon Noah. Hope you are able to keep sending picutures and updates from the road, I wonder how reliable access will be as you head east.

I was looking at those soft panniers the other day in a local shop here. Curious to hear your thoughts on them after a couple of weeks travelling.

Before you leave, any pictures of the Ski Lodge/Facilities where you've been riding all year. I have pictures in my mind of a soviet-era tractor hooked-up to an old cable, but am guessing it's much more modern.
Soft bags are great so far. I will have to do a small mod for the gas cap location on the 690. I will be cutting a hole in the large velcro that crosses the back of the bike. Pics in the next few weeks when i do it.

I have some pictures of the ski facilities but not much. Lifts were all pretty good. A couple Doppelmayr 3 and 4 person attached, a Doppelmayr 4 person highspeed, and a Poma 8 person gondola. The resort itself has very current equipment. All the snow cats were Pistenbully and many were recent. Finding someone who could drive them was a different story. The electrical system amazed me more than the resort equipment. Power outages were common.

I was walking back to my apartment one night and there was a light coming from a fence... like a small welding light. The fence was wood posts with metal wire. It was not supposed to be an electric fence but it was getting energized by a transformer that was about 30 feet from it. I think the grounding for the transformer was cut somehow and this fence was the path to ground. I threw some snow balls at the fence post and there were sparkies when the fence moved. I showed a georgian guy and he told me stuff like this is normal and don't worry about it. Apparently Georgian kids are much smarter than American kids when it comes to electricity, because I never heard of any of them getting shocked... And there are open wires everywhere. Just an observation.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:07 AM   #1468
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[QUOTE ]Rally Raid gear holds up really well. It is made to be tough. John (Ktmmitch) is the kind of guy who will not sleep at night if something isn't right with a design and he can't wait to get back in the shop to fix it in the morning. I have made some small adjustments to the original kit, but many of these little issues were corrected with the Evo 2 kit.

Thanks Noah,

Good to hear its holding up well!! Just ordered the rear tank and rack today will get the Evo 2 fairing and tanks next. Your doing the trip I want to do though I will just have to wait till I get back. Till then Ill be watching how it all goes for you!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #1469
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Still reading, glad to see you are still riding; motorcycle or snowboard, it is all good!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #1470
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Great report dude, I've been following you on Facebook but have just now caught up on the real ride report here. I'm super jealous of your KTM and glad to see you're hitting the road again. If you find yourself in North Carolina give me a shout. Cold beers await.
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