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Old 11-19-2012, 02:55 AM   #691
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looking forward to reading about how the 690 copes with long distance travel :)
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:18 AM   #692
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While we are in HD mode

I re-rendered the earlier clip from Day 23 ..... now in HD. The resolution on the last cut was not great.

Its available in the updated post here

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=574
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:55 AM   #693
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Final crossing of the Sakmara
There would be a few other smaller crossings today, but there was only last crossing of the Sakmara. One more chance for the River to take the lead ... the fifth and final crossing of the Sakmara. The scores were at 4-3 ... no points awarded to Terry for his successful walking of the bike over the river on the previous crossing.
Ummm....I beg to differ.... that has to be the actual definition of a victory by walk over....pun inteded obviously.... 4-4

As always, love your reports. Wish you'd used more regular camera shots as well, these GoPro's are very grainy and wide angled. But, am reading as a book a few new pages every day just to stretch it out.....sadly catching up with real time though

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Caught up to real time
Retract my statement regarding the pictures I as too were fooled by the number of video stills and didn't realise the number og regular camera photos were the same as in previous RR's
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:19 AM   #694
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After lunch, the cafe girls came out to wave us off ... we must have made a positive impression.
Are these animal tracks?

Wild or domestic?

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:39 AM   #695
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Are these animal tracks?

Wild or domestic?

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Domestic ...

Sheep, goats, cattle, horses

And thats a splattered bug on my go pro lens
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:41 AM   #696
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Bug in the lens I had about 30 pics with that on my Canon G12 this summer. Just taking pics on the move with the left hand. Bet I check the lens more often now. Kinda makes me shy of getting a GO Pro set up down here in South Louisiana with our immense bug population.
Great vid and shots,
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:20 AM   #697
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This is a great read and now I'm all caught up to date. Thanks for taking me along.
So how many miles did you ride using only the front brake? How well did it hold up?
Another thing I wonder about, you guys are out in the middle of nowhere, at times hundreds of miles from medical help or police, do you not worry at all about your security out there from wild animals, a deadly snake or even bad people? I doubt your armed but I know I would not sleep well out there. Is it unthinkable in Europe to carry a handgun in those countries?
If you tell me your security is a pocket knife out there then I'm re-thinking taking my 357 on the CDR.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:49 AM   #698
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Is it unthinkable in Europe to carry a handgun in those countries?
If you tell me your security is a pocket knife out there then I'm re-thinking taking my 357 on the CDR.
Its not only unthinkable, but you simply can not cross a international customs border with a firearm. If you get searched and they find it, you would get thrown in jail and they'd throw away the key.

I really dont fancy seeing the inside of a Kazakh prison.

We had no security but ourselves, our smiles and the speed of our motorcycles. The reality is, if you want to travel internationally, thats all you're ever going to get - apart from maybe a big knife.

Thats the deal.

The flipside of that is you dont need any security except your smile, your wits, and your motorcycle.

Dont take my word for it ... take it from the girls ... Sherri Jo Wilkins, an American / Australian rider who has been riding around the world non stop for 3 years ... doesnt even carry a can of mace let alone anything else. And Tiffany Coates ... who has been everywhere in the world on her bike in the last 15 years and doesnt carry anything apart from the occasional (female) pillion passenger. So if thats what the solo girls who ride around the world do, then as a guy, you dont want to be looking like you are more worried and needing more protection than the girls !

Security is pretty simple ... take a chain for your bike and be friendly to locals.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #699
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:52 AM   #700
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Thanks for sharing I loved this report
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:25 AM   #701
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Spent all of 20 minutes grabbing some clips and throwing then together for a bit of moving picture fun of the same stuff that the stills show.

And its in HD.!
Walter,
What mount are you using for the Montana? It looks quick and easy..
Secure? It has to be!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #702
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Walter,
What mount are you using for the Montana? It looks quick and easy..
Secure? It has to be!
Yep ... was secure. Montana never came out when it wasnt supposed to ... and we sure tried pretty hard to shake it loose!

Its called AMPS Rugged Mount for Montana ... if you google that lot you should see the puppy.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #703
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Please do not hijack Walter's thread with your opinions of guns and people who carry them... Read the posted rules; The OP tells her story as he sees and perceives it.. personal questions are best handled by PM.

Cleaned up again today.

Go on with your great adventure Walter
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:06 PM   #704
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Please do not hijack Walter's thread with your opinions of guns and people who carry them... Read the posted rules; The OP tells her story as he sees and perceives it.. personal questions are best handled by PM.

Cleaned up again today.

Go on with your great adventure Walter

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Have been looking forward to a new adventure of yours!
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