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Old 03-06-2013, 02:50 PM   #4291
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Question The noble art of River Crossings, and the theory behind...

There are a lot of theories when it comes to river crossings. Cross on the quiet part. Cross on the rough part. Choose a line and cross just before the water starts to break. Don't cross. All these are just rough guidances. Depending on the river, one way of doing it work here, another way there

In this river the current was pretty strong. We could hardly ford the damn thing. After some reccing we decided on the rules of engagement. We would have to follow the shoreline upwards first in order to gain height. Then, at the approximate angle, based on:

X=the speed of the current,
Y=the depth of the current,
Z=the condition of the riverbed,

we could figure out the:

A=exit point.
B=entry point.

The PDCA Wheel is a good tool to use here, but if you get to the P once more in the actual process of crossing you have lost

Just before the end of the crossing it got slightly deeper. Just suck it in and keep going

When you hit the shore you have to open up, sometimes to the dismay of your comrades That said, neither of them had had a shower in days...

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #4292
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I haven't made it all the way through this thread yet so perhaps it's already been noted but many of Rod's photobucket pics are MIA. It sure would be nice to see them with the story. Keep up the superb RR fellows.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #4293
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Another Front Page Candidate...

Great Stuff you are posting.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #4294
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Magnificent shots

Thanks for putting this up! Really enjoying the scenery! Well done for doing it!
You really can only get a real feel for a situation by giving it a go, and in this case the rewards are fantastic!
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:57 PM   #4295
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Wow! This RR just ramped up a whole nother level! with full respect to Walter's trips and reports in mind.
"Otherwise, its been a carnival of idiots, and Im the f*ckin ringmaster" - RTW Doug
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:40 PM   #4296
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Originally Posted by Colebatch View Post
He became too popular both within the army and with the general population ... That support and popularity was a threat to Stalin's singular authority, so he was sidelined by Stalin into small, unseen roles after the war.

When Stalin died, it was Zhukov who arrested the dodgy Beria ... Former head of the NKVD (the much more powerful forerunner to the KGB). Zhukov's troops ensured the NKVD didn't come to the aid of their former head. It needed someone with the gravitas and respect of Zhukov to arrest a man as powerful as Beria.

Zhukov was rehabilitated by Khruschev after Stalin died.
doesn't get any smaller for a marshall. He was assigned a commander of the local garrison at a provintial ukranian city of Odessa (командующий Одесского округа)

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #4297
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Good to see you back Gier
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:33 PM   #4298
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Originally Posted by tee bee View Post
good to see you back gier

But I think you mean "Geir"
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:50 AM   #4299
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Epic! Looking forward to the next installment.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:18 AM   #4300
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Just when I thought it would be possible to get some work done again...

Excellent writing guys.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #4301
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Absolutely stunning. And you're writing in our language.

Amazing stuff, True adventurer has never been more clearly defined than, "...I had to see it with my own blue eyes..."
" you may not be able to fix it with a hammer, but you'll damned sure teach it a lesson" - Anon
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #4302
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This RR is inspiring, helpful, fun to read, a masterpiece of open minded ADV riders - thank you!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #4303
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no need to look too hard for this RR. Just click on 'views' on rr page and it will be either the top of the list or very close thereto!!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:00 PM   #4304
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Can't find it?

Subscribe is the easy way.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:03 PM   #4305
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Originally Posted by EtronX View Post
......... We hope that will add more supporters to Beniowski – a citizen of the free world.

Beniowski in many respects was the adventurer and the swindler.
He looked for money and the power. The traveler it became forcedly.
He saved himself life.

In 17 years he tried to take control of lands of the mother which after her death departed
to her daughters from first marriage. Accused by the son-in-law in arbitrariness,
Benyovsky got under court. Military suspected it of desertion, church — of heresy.
In these conditions Benyovsky Gabsburgov secretly left possession and joined in 1768 the
Polish insurgents of Lordly confederation.

In Thailand, by mistake, some members of team were killed.
In some days it came to the island and burned the village.

Then the Portuguese port Macau in China came and was named as the Russian general.
He put on a uniform of the killed on Kamchatka the general together with another's award.
He managed to deceive the Portuguese governor, He was named as the baron.
He was able to do it:
"It is Sacred Anna's granted to me by empress Ekaterina the Russian award.
I rendered to the Russian Academy of Sciences one small service. Reached Kamchatka.
Was engaged there in commerce and fur trade.
I bought a vessel from one merchant company and I made the Russian team.
I visited Japan... By the way, I am marked out by king Stanislav several high awards,
but I left them in Poland".

In France he offered the services as the conqueror of the lands of Thailand.
It was sent to Madagascar,
there he named himself the descendant of the leader of east Madagascar.
It again said lies.
Then he was at war with France representing interests of the USA.
Really, this person had no homeland.
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