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Old 11-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #475
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Originally Posted by Pickup man View Post
Really Walter? You guys showed your passports and papers to the cops?
You can tell us the truth, you really just showed them the ''special letter''
from big Victor and all was good instantly !
Hahahaha ... well big Viktor was Ukraine, and this was Russia ... completely different kettles of fish. Ukraine has very little centralised control ... local guys run regional fiefdoms. Russia is much more centralised. Federal border cops answer to Moscow. National security is much harder to negotiate via a letter from a small town crook in Russia.


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Do you really plan on having the GPS tracks available for anyone that might
want to ride this route or at least parts of it?
Yes, but I have to work out how to make it work.

I cant really do them for free. The TAT trail details is several hundred bucks, Gandini (the Morocco guru) sells GPS routes through Morocco for like 600 EUR, transcontinental motorcycle GPS routes via firms like ride-on motortours run for 2000 EUR. And there were months and months of work that have gone into this route in 2011, and I am been at it again for over a week revising it. But I know I can do it a lot cheaper than any of that stuff.

My current thinking is I will do it is split the trail into 3 parts. Each part 6000 miles (10,000km) long and would be doable in a month - Cause I don't think that many people will have the chance to ride the whole thing. Each with detailed GPS route, waypoints and accompanying video clips, pictures and route notes. GPS route tracks will have everything in there for a trip; fuel stops, cafes, hotels. I am actually putting a fair bit of work into the route now, to change it from the areas we needed to detour around or that were closed border zones etc. I am currently drafting a bunch of detours and incorporating them into a revised route.

And I think I will do the trail route and video stuff separate from a general video DVD of the ride.
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