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Old 02-19-2013, 02:13 PM   #3886
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You haven't anything to tell us have you Geir ( or is it "Gay-er")...have you been on Broke-Bike Mountain.

Well well...I know you Scandinavians are more permissive ...and it's a long way to Magadan...but who'd a thunk it.
Rod, say hello to Max

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #3887
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ok, you win.

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #3888
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The Max factor...

I'd say we ALL win on this one.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #3889
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Rod, say hello to Max

. I really dont understand, how you managed to stay only 2 days there and not 2 months at least. I dont see any problem if the winter came.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #3890
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Am I missing anything in the last 3 posts?

Even though all seems pretty normal by Moscow standards , I wonder if we are back to the 'standing up or otherwise' topic.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #3891
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Kyubyueme River

Yes Walter, we followed your advise. After gas and food we crossed the river. We wanted to start the next day dry. The first little bit was OK, but a bit rocky below the surface.




It was a good thing that Steve had water proof Metal Mule panniers




The river proper was a different ballgame. It was wide and the current was strong. We did spend the better part of an hour reccing the river and finding the best route. Then we carried all our stuff over before taking the bikes.




As always when you cross a large river it is good when it is all done and the bikes are on dry surface




There is a deserted village just after the crossing. The gas station there was closed so there was no Snickers that night




After looking around a bit, we found a nice place to stay. There was only one guy living in the village so we could choose the pièce de résistance freely.




We got our tents up inside and went for a walk about.




There were lots of photo opportunities around.




And of course we had to take the obligatory group photo




As we cranked up a fire the one and only inhabitant of the settlement joined us. He had been living there by his lonesome for a long long time. Hunting and catching fish. He invited us to stay in his house, and told us it might get cold during the night. Typical Russian hospitality We thankfully declined the nice offer and told him we had good sleeping bags. We also explained that we already had put up our tents inside one of the houses. He did spend the evening with us sharing food and drink He told us about his life out there in the wilderness and we asked about bears. It was a good evening.

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:56 PM   #3892
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The Vikings to the rescue


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Well I had been there several times before ... but had always forgot to sticker it Or on one occasion it was pissing down rain ... too wet to sticker it ...

Adrian too had been there just a week or so earlier, and forgot to sticker it.

It seems the fuel station at Kyubeme has become a compulsory sticker stop.

But rest assured, anywhere you see a Sibirsky sticker, I have been
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #3893
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w didn't put the sticker there himself?
now i wonder howmany stickers other people stick up for him somewhere
Calling in to question on where Walter has or has not been I am sure you were joking.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #3894
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As we cranked up a fire the one and only inhabitant of the settlement joined us. He had been living there by his lonesome for a long long time. Hunting and catching fish. He invited us to stay in his house, and told us it might get cold during the night. Typical Russian hospitality We thankfully declined the nice offer and told him we had good sleeping bags. We also explained that we already had put up our tents inside one of the houses. He did spend the evening with us sharing food and drink He told us about his life out there in the wilderness and we asked about bears. It was a good evening.

Like the photo of Geir with the gentleman at the bridge, this picture speaks volumes of the story telling that must be a part of such an adventure. I would love to hear more about what you learned from this gentleman.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #3895
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. I really dont understand, how you managed to stay only 2 days there and not 2 months at least. I dont see any problem if the winter came.
Yea,but,it takes two to play..
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #3896
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Wondering what happened to the BBC crew?

The Video apparently got pulled even as I was watching it. We left the two comic's stuck in a snowbank not far into the summer road---- It was kind of comical actually as they struggled to free their vehicle if, in fact as Walter had mentioned, that there was a whole convoy of vehicles with them which could have been used to pull them out---or even to serve as anchors for their winch. And I wondered also about the river crossings? Are the rivers frozen over and solid in the wintertime such that you can just ride over them? The video did not show them crossing any rivers as far as I got into it. Wonder why they removed the video? They did make it to Magadan? Or did they turn back?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:27 PM   #3897
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The Video apparently got pulled even as I was watching it. Wonder why they removed the video?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #3898
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Rod, say hello to Max
OK OK...you definitely win!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #3899
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The Video apparently got pulled even as I was watching it. We left the two comic's stuck in a snowbank not far into the summer road---- It was kind of comical actually as they struggled to free their vehicle if, in fact as Walter had mentioned, that there was a whole convoy of vehicles with them which could have been used to pull them out---or even to serve as anchors for their winch. And I wondered also about the river crossings? Are the rivers frozen over and solid in the wintertime such that you can just ride over them? The video did not show them crossing any rivers as far as I got into it. Wonder why they removed the video? They did make it to Magadan? Or did they turn back?
You didn't miss much, except maybe a few decent views. The story itself was worse than lame.

Apart from the obvious invisible film crew vehicles, why didn't they winch out on the surrounding trees. Ever immerse a syphon hose, plug the end with your thumb and then use it to fill whatever you want filling without drinking fuel. Helloo! And summer tires in the middle of a Siberian winter.

It ended mercifully by ending. Though the Irish lad did seem a good, witty bloke to travel with.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:32 PM   #3900
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The Video apparently got pulled even as I was watching it. We left the two comic's stuck in a snowbank not far into the summer road---- It was kind of comical actually as they struggled to free their vehicle if, in fact as Walter had mentioned, that there was a whole convoy of vehicles with them which could have been used to pull them out---or even to serve as anchors for their winch. And I wondered also about the river crossings? Are the rivers frozen over and solid in the wintertime such that you can just ride over them? The video did not show them crossing any rivers as far as I got into it. Wonder why they removed the video? They did make it to Magadan? Or did they turn back?
I got to watch the whole thing. They turned around, went back to the junction and went to Magadan via the other road. As far as crossing the river in winter, in Northern Canada where I live, the ice on rivers and lakes exceeds 40 inches in thickness by mid winter. More than enough to support 100000 pound transport trucks.
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