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Old 10-03-2012, 08:45 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.
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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 http://www.searoader.com. 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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