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Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Tony P
Great stuff - all of you. And thanks Grom...

Great stuff - all of you.

And thanks Grom for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
I would stress the point that that price was for...

I would stress the point that that price was for turning up unannounced and wanting to go straight away. The ferry companies also try to skin you in the same circumstances

If you book online in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
Yep. You were there. I remember well. We picked...

Yep. You were there. I remember well. We picked up with you at Scandinavia, Booze Bub, Papa's, then ending back at Bourbon St where Rod and I had started. A quiet night compared to some with...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2013, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Tony P
Cervinia? Or over the hill to Zermatt.

Cervinia? Or over the hill to Zermatt.
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
Fabulous, and highly typical - apart for the...

Fabulous, and highly typical - apart for the rough justice meted out to the Lada trying to get ahead on the soft shoulder. Usually people placidly accept this as part of the bullying chain.

This...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
Rod, you have never mentioned his country in your...

Rod, you have never mentioned his country in your posts - let alone criticise it.
Like me, although living here, he was not from here. Try further west. Far, far further west than me even. :)
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
Am I missing anything in the last 3 posts? ...

Am I missing anything in the last 3 posts?

Even though all seems pretty normal by Moscow standards :evil, I wonder if we are back to the 'standing up or otherwise' topic. :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
I could not think of finer words of tribute to...

I could not think of finer words of tribute to these two riders that I also had the privilege of riding with (mainly following) and indeed ever meeting.

Over the weeks and months they both...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
Standing or sitting ?

My kopek's worth -

I rarely stand except in slow 'technical' stuff where higher vision of nearer surfaces mattered more, as well as weight more over the handlebars and more precise balance. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
Correct. Their only claim is that Yuri Gagarin...

Correct.
Their only claim is that Yuri Gagarin was the 'first man in space'.
What is certain is he was the 'first man to return from space - alive'

Big difference.

But even that is...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
More coincidences from 2009. After another...

More coincidences from 2009.

After another train on 'my' nightmare rail bridge and the Norwegians, Colebatch and Terry meeting Rim again - this is the same guy.

He also gave us tea and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
That's the one. I'll never forget it ! What...

That's the one. I'll never forget it !

What an amazing coincidence.
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
At the same time occasional official talk...

At the same time occasional official talk continues of extending the Kolyma Highway ('Road of Bones' between Yakutsk to Magadan) north east to Anadyr and on through an undersea tunnel to Alaska.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Tony P
"OK, Colebatch - beat that!"

"OK, Colebatch - beat that!"
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Tony P
You trying to get your new name changed from...

You trying to get your new name changed from Bongo to Bonk-o ?
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
Width is not the whole story. Ground clearance...

Width is not the whole story. Ground clearance can come into it.




http://www.sterk.no/rtw2012/Images/2012_BAM/IMG_1590.jpg


What the photo does not show too well is the height of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
Yep! It was guarded my armed military. ...

Yep! It was guarded my armed military.

Amost all of the longer bridges (more than a couple of 'section units') on the BAM were heavily guarded. The nearer to International borders even shorter...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
The helmet cameras demonstrate Rod's mantra "Look...

The helmet cameras demonstrate Rod's mantra "Look where you want to go" which I also recited regularly throughout 2009 but added "and not at the front wheel". But not on THAT bridge!

Iker is the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2013, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Tony P
Familiar hills.

Familiar hills.
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Tony P
This is not the TransSiberian Railway but the BAM...

This is not the TransSiberian Railway but the BAM railway - constructed much more recently. The BAM was single track and the lights appeared to show green one way and red the other. I never saw any...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
I got the feeling your mousse failed as a result...

I got the feeling your mousse failed as a result of breakdown of its internal structure (not the hollow section!) causing it to lose its rigidity. It seemed equally soft and messy all round when we...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
Sorry. I didn't record Waypoints of my 'rural...

Sorry. I didn't record Waypoints of my 'rural visits'.
But I can give general directions of where to avoid if required.

2009 is not that old so PM me sooner than causing a stink on this Ride...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Tony P
Still scares the sh1t out of me too ! But...

Still scares the sh1t out of me too !

But as Colebatch says, save the bridge for later. There will no doubt be pages of comment and discussion then.




Yes the BAM is a rim killer! ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Tony P
Sorry for Off Topic. Interesting. This has...

Sorry for Off Topic.

Interesting. This has been modified from the album cover photo. Here the crossing stripes have been changed to possibly resemble a piano keyboard.

At the time, I lived...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Tony P
LOL, Bigdon. I doubt that Iker's record...

LOL, Bigdon.

I doubt that Iker's record (38seconds) will ever be broken.:clap:clap:clap

But I remind you my own 'longest' record (43 minutes) is wide open to takers!
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Tony P
He is seriously good with a beer glass too ! ...

He is seriously good with a beer glass too !

After those lunchtime beers with Colebatch he linked up with me (Colebatch had an urgent parts matters to resolve with Boris :evil) to go and get his...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
No need for nationality. But if so, a youngster...

No need for nationality. But if so, a youngster like Colebatch may have to do military service! :eek1
Residency is sufficient ::D

But the flat rate can be reduced to 6% of gross income* if your...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
I think you mean east. BUT Good news...

I think you mean east.

BUT

Good news (or is it?), two days ago McDonalds Russia announced obtaining permission to open 5 outlets in Novosibirsk....
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
Another point - The Norwegians 'brush' with...

Another point -

The Norwegians 'brush' with Mafia.

Russian folk are naturally curious and enquiring. Something that 'wary' foreigners may find disconcerting at first.

In small towns...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
All people, throughout the world, only seek two...

All people, throughout the world, only seek two things - a better life for their children and to live in peace.

It is governments and religions that mess that up.
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
Moscow R&R Control here! Now we have seen 4...

Moscow R&R Control here!

Now we have seen 4 faces and 5 motos that I spent time with as they returned through here over the weeks and months ahead, in various stages of disrepair (the motos - not...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,184,886
Posted By Tony P
If 'off tarmac', camping, etc where skin is...

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...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,852
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Posted By Tony P
Ah - Ah! Now I am begining to see what...

Ah - Ah!

Now I am begining to see what caused the regular stream of visits this summer from 'retirees' passing home, 'participants' on recuperation visits, others limping back to W Europe and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 83,386
Posted By Tony P
Great stuff. I was a bit apprehensive about...

Great stuff.
I was a bit apprehensive about suggesting that possibility but on getting Pete's call from Tynda I relaxed!

Pleased and proud of you both. Magnificent.

Probably the high spot...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 1,964,298
Posted By Tony P
Hi, Pete and Jon. Glad you Guys are in...

Hi, Pete and Jon.

Glad you Guys are in contact.
You will learn far more from Colebatch than me. I just followed on like a nodding dog in the back window.

Enjoy the W BAM. Give my regards to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 37,431
Posted By Tony P
Sasho, HI. Great photos, write up and all. I...

Sasho, HI.
Great photos, write up and all. I will be following you daily.

I was in Bourbon Street bar again last night. A bit more wild than our visit - two girls dancing on the bar, one with the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,890
Posted By Tony P
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Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,890
Posted By Tony P
Well, I voted. Many have not - Hint hint!

Well, I voted.

Many have not - Hint hint!
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,890
Posted By Tony P
Apologies for Off Topic - It is a regular...

Apologies for Off Topic -

It is a regular scam here.
Twice I have met mates/aquaintances at Moscow airports as they were on their way to 'lovers trysts' in some provincial town.

One...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 178,890
Posted By Tony P
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533442

The same bike as Xdream (BMW F650GS) did both the west and east BAM with its standard 17ltr gas tank.

It carried a further 4.5 litres of...
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