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Old 10-30-2012, 10:44 AM   #256
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Hey Rick, good to hear from you, Pity things turned out the way they did, but glad to hear you had a good time over here.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #257
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Much appreciated ... for the embedding. I have amended the original
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:29 AM   #258
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Hey Rick, good to hear from you, Pity things turned out the way they did, but glad to hear you had a good time over here.
Hi ya Terry, good to hear from u. No pity at all mate. I had a blast roaming the back twisty roads of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, ect..,total 3 1/2 months over there truly was a dream come true.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #259
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wow, was Terry really using the brakes that hard or was it just sand sticking to the rotor and rubbing on the pads while spinning and disengaged?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #260
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wow, was Terry really using the brakes that hard or was it just sand sticking to the rotor and rubbing on the pads while spinning and disengaged?
Some types of sand/dirt will just do that. I went through a set in about 100 miles at this year's Ryedale rally, other sets of identical pads have lasted over 10,000 miles.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #261
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That's not a track, that's just a spot the farmer missed with his plow!

Loving this, man, and it's just the beginning....thanks a ton for bringing us along!
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #262
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Glad I could help. I've since deleted my post, with the embedded video, to avoid confusion.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #263
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Having changed pads, we went out for the evening to a local restaurant ... for a fine supper of Ukrainian grated potato patties ... kind of a bunch of Ukrainian Rösti - with sour cream. Naturally enough, in the finest Sibirsky Extreme tradition, we washed it down with a few local beers - this one a tasty wheat beer from Lviv.

MMMM! Latkes, also great with apple sauce.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #264
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We didnt have any vaccinations. I think there are a few basic ones like rabies and tetanus shots that you are supposed to get topped up every half dozen years or so.
If 'off tarmac', camping, etc where skin is exposed, also needed across Russia, parts of Asia and much of Europe including as far west as Belgium/Holland/Germany is vaccination for Tick Bourne Encephilitis (TBE). Once immunised by two vaccinations a month apart a booster is needed every 3 years.

We all know Colebatch gets his kicks from living on the limits - that's why he didn't bother with a booster (if indeed he was dosed up in 2009 !!)

But jokes aside, it is an extremely nasty condition only contracted from infected ticks during a certain period of their cycle. Check it out if you think you are going into affected areas at the 'wrong' times.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #265
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Some types of sand/dirt will just do that. I went through a set in about 100 miles at this year's Ryedale rally, other sets of identical pads have lasted over 10,000 miles.
Spot on. I have been across Eurasia (3months plus) on one set of pads, and I have gone thru pads in 2 days. Its happens to rear pads in wet sandy tracks and is more dramatic when riding quickly. Wet sand flung up from the front wheel sticks to the rear rotor and wears away the pads without you even using the brake. The faster u ride the quicker the wear as the disc is spinning faster.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #266
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So didja dance with the cutie in the white dress?
On this particular occasion, no.

We just drank our beers and watched.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:31 PM   #267
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:59 PM   #268
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Day 3 - To Kiev

The day began nice and sunny in Berezne, and we washed some clothes nice and early and hung them out to dry at the back of the hotel while we went for breakfast. We set off about 10:45 am with most of the clothes dry, and the rest we could finish drying later. We backtracked 7 km (4 miles) out of town to pick up our track again. The day was sunny, and looking promising. By now, the mud and puddles from the rain a couple of days earlier had almost finished drying out.







There were a few floating bridges to ride across:

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:05 AM   #269
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Day 3 - continued

We had by now realised how sandy the Ukraine is. Most of the offroad is on a sandy base. Sometimes the sand is just a few mm thick, but it seemed to be getting thicker as we rode eastwards.

Even in the towns its all sandy:



Main traffic down this street is the hooved variety:



As we left that village, the track became sandier:





And moved into the forest:





We stopped to adjust tyre pressures and run through a few daily checks:

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Old 10-31-2012, 12:56 AM   #270
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It was noted by several people that you must have been busy while I was away on my little amble this year as there were no comments from you on my RR

I'm sitting back and enjoying reading this one
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