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Old 10-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #27
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It appears that INMARSAT has a coverage hole near the Ideterod Trail going to Nome:

This is an additional safety hazard if a SAT phone is used as a mitigation for mishap.
Regarding the crossing of rivers, it may be possible using two inflatable pontoons mounted to the bike at the highway pegs and passenger foot pegs. I think the ideal level for flotation will be with the crankcase and transmission just below the waterline. This would be used for a summertime crossing of NE Siberia. Mud will probably be too big an issue during the summer thaw though...

Some tips possibly from See the image of the KDX. My plan was to row, but powered transit it worth asking about. Tire type / profile will make a difference...

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