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Old 02-15-2013, 06:40 AM   #3781
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Sorry to interrupt

Breaking news out of Russia:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...91E05Z20130215

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Omh7_I8vI

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9539496&type=1
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:57 AM   #3782
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What is Terry saying to Rod in this infamous foto - as they get driven across 2 inches of water?


"Dont worry Terry , only if a meteor hits the earth can make you stop this trip"
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #3783
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...didnt need to prove anything to anyone...but we had had enough.
There's pushing it...and pushing it beyond reason. IMO...it takes a big man to know when to quit. I admire the strength and courage that the entire team has demonstrated in this journey.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #3784
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Walter, do you by chance have a shock gaiter on the Hyperpro?
Yes I do ... to try and keep dirt and mud and dust away from the seals
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #3785
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If it's a seal only, I wonder if it is repairable en-route?
You need to carry a spare seal and a tool to open up the shock, C-wrench or pin-wrench?
Some lightweight oil can be found everywhere.

If you can fix it up enough to last a week, you'll be home free.

Paul.
It is theoretically repairable en route ... if you have a needle that can add 12 bar of nitrogen into the reservoir. Maybe I should do a shock repair course with Prutser at some stage. Repairing shocks is beyond my current capabilities. An apprenticeship would be a good idea :)
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #3786
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Thanks!

Just wanted to say Thanks!!! For an awesome RR, and for all the time you guys (and gal) put into constructing it for us!

We couch-riders (at least during the winter) live vicariously through your reports, getting from them a big measure of the feeling and sense of adventure that many of us, due to financial considerations, state of health and age, etc will never be able gain in person.

I salute all of you, and commend you for making the right decisions at the right time for your particular set of circumstances. It takes a bigger man to set aside ego and understand when is the right time to turn around than it does to press on with no gain in sight other than a few bragging rights.

Looking forward to the remainder of the trip with the Norwegian group!

Thanks again!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #3787
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A bit to much back and forthing! The actual distance you have traveled to do the trip so far must be amazing. The shock would have made the trip with lots to spare I think.

What a fantastic trip, thanks to all of you and especially Walter for such patient thorough answers to so many questions.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #3788
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...you managed to map an off road sibirsky extreme, but is it doable? it seems that it brings man and machine to the limits.

Can it be done without both rider and bike get so tired to make him stop?
Thats the million dollar question.

I throw the challenge open to all readers !!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #3789
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[....]
We decided that it was propably a faulty censor or similar and decided just to keep up driving and hope it was not an oil pump issue. I caught up with the guys with the light flashing like hell, but it were still running so we figured out that if it was anything serious it would already had a breakdown.
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*Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea* *Bad idea*
Been there, done that, royally fucked and not in the good way.... turns out I'm not smarter than my BMW warning lights....
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #3790
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i bet he looks hawt in heels w/a nice little skirt, and the schoolteacher glasses/hair pullback thing.....
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #3791
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It is theoretically repairable en route ... if you have a needle that can add 12 bar of nitrogen into the reservoir. Maybe I should do a shock repair course with Prutser at some stage. Repairing shocks is beyond my current capabilities. An apprenticeship would be a good idea :)
Wait. You don't carry Nitrogen with you? I thought that was part of the tool kit?

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Old 02-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #3792
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... and as Steve said, it was the kind of day that makes you ask the question - what am I doing here?
This is the mother of all questions. At home is it dry,warm and ... boring.
Great RR
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #3793
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final days ride

By the time we,d got on the road the rain had started again. We stopped to get fuel and i noticed my radiator was leaking again.,Walter managed to find some rad seal ,while the Norwegians went on ahead, it was looking like a long wet cold journey to Yakutsk...
We had ridden around half way when on a long potholed bend ,the bars went the opposite direction to the front wheel, i knew right away what had happened, but here ,there was nothing and no one to help, we were all wet and very cold. I was lucky enough to have heated grips and jacket liner but the wet and cold still got through.
Walter stopped to help me strap the bars as best we could. I,m sure he could tell by the look on my face that the enjoyment of riding was fading...i couldn,t turn the bike at all with the bars, the only way was to grab the front wheel,but once moving the centrifugal force kept the bike in a straight line and the steering had to be done by weighting the foot pegs.With around 200kms to go in the rain and mud it wasn,t looking good.
I remember riding past Steve and Eric, i think Steves bike was overheating, by this time it was just a case of trying to keep going and looking out for ourselves. One place i do remember, it was very muddy and slippery, i had just watched a very big truck sliding down a hill in the opposite direction (i hope he made the bend), I remember seeing Gier, slipping and sliding, his mefo tyres not getting any grip at all.

By the time i got to the cafe by the police check point,i was feeling completely shattered,the last few weeks had been quite wet and cold and now my bike was feeling the same as me. .I mentioned to Walter i wasn,t enjoying the riding,he mentioned his shock had packed up and he wasn,t enjoying the riding either.

It was time to call it a day,we,d both had a great time, met some fantastic people and had been travelling with some really great riders.
I would have loved to finish the trip in Magadan, but i really couldn,t face any more river crossings and riding in the rain.

I can,t thank Walter enough for inviting me on another one of his trips, his knowledge of this area of the world is second to none and with his language and communication skills, there was always some big surprises.

As for the route, well for anybody else who takes it on, if you have half the fun i did you,ll have a fantastic time.

The trip isn,t finished yet, theres still some surprises and fun in store from Eric Gier and Steve.

Cheers

Terry

Oh and as for the Bongo trip... Rod you,d better keep a low profile :)
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #3794
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Well done Terry
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #3795
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your perseverance over such a great distance is admirable, Terry. You've told a fantastic story and I've looked forward to reading about it each day.

Thanks for taking the time to put this great adventure into words and pictures.

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