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Old 02-11-2013, 12:52 PM   #3661
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Spring Rates

Walter you mentioned a 4.0 to 5.5 N/mm spring rate. How did that work out for you? Would you have preferred something different?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #3662
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Hi guys.
Here is a beta version from the BAM road. It is just a bunch of videoclips thrown together and is not very well edited at this point.
Wow, nice too see this video again.
Just have to say: You guys are crazy ;-)

But I'll guess we all are a little crazy, I just love this RR.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #3663
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Hi guys.
Here is a beta version from the BAM road. It is just a bunch of videoclips thrown together and is not very well edited at this point. Since theis is just a pre-release and not a final version I have chosen to password protect it. So consider this as a special beta version for you Advrider inmates. A better version with tighter editing will be available at some point later.
Photographers: This is a collection of videos filmed by the whole crew so thanks to Geir, Erik, Walter and Terry for your contribution.

Check it out here and use the password "rtw2012"
http://vimeo.com/59360179
Excellent video!

As stated above, the song is a good rendition of the following song (АлисА - "Театр Теней"):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqdZBTYOIuc
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:54 PM   #3664
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I wasn't sure it was exactly the Theatre of Shadows in the video, but if it is, fans of The Cure should be able to recognise the Kyoto Song ;)
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #3665
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Now to a leading question...
Does anyone know if there's a viable track up the Eastern side of Lake Baikal to the BAM road?
I guess this depends on your definition of "viable" ;-) There are quite a few videos on Youtube showing 4x4 vehicles on a trail on the east side of lake Baikal (the "110"). For example, this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg7KMdM8e6s

See for yourself if you think this is viable...

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:59 PM   #3666
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I guess this depends on your definition of "viable" ;-) There are quite a few videos on Youtube showing 4x4 vehicles on a trail on the east side of lake Baikal (the "110"). For example, this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg7KMdM8e6s

See for yourself if you think this is viable...

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Looks a bit like Vermont
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:13 PM   #3667
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Looks a bit like Vermont
More like northern New Hampshire. Not enough Subarus to be VT.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #3668
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More like northern New Hampshire. Not enough Subarus to be VT.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #3669
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Now to a leading question...
Does anyone know if there's a viable track up the Eastern side of Lake Baikal to the BAM road? I'm heading around the World in May and would like to take the Vitim Bridge in but didn't want to track back to Irkutsk, from Mongolia, unless strictly necessary.
Yes ... go back a couple of pages where we talk about the 110 road. The route on the east side of Baikal is OK with about 100 tough kilometres ... including a crossing of the Barguzin River, that depends totally on water levels on the day you arrive. There is more info a few pages back. The road goes between Ust Barguzin on the eastern shore of Baikal and Novy Uoyan on the BAM. The 110 track is mapped on OSM
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #3670
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Train Ride to Tynda

A few hours before boarding the train at Novaya Chara, we went for a walk around the town. When we came back to the hotel, we saw a couple of local guys hanging around the bikes, drunk. Then they began kicking Terry's bike.

I ran over to the bikes and the local hooligans and asked what the fu@k was going on? And one of the guys pulled a pistol from his pocket. Whether it was real or fake I will never know but the next half hour was one of diplomatically talking to these local thugs and explaining why they cant ride or have our bikes.

In almost 20 years of travelling in Russia, this was my first encounter with hostile locals.



Even though we had 3-4 huors to wait for our train, Terry and I decided its best to pack up our stuff and get the bikes over to the train station, and wait for the train there, rather than in our hotel. Before the local guys come back.

We eventually convinced the rail guys to lock the bikes up in the luggage shed. The bikes were now out to sight and out of mind, and Terry and I could relax and wait for the nightly train.

Like most Russian platforms, Novaya Chara is low - just a few inches above the track. We would need to lift the bikes (with luggage) over a metre to get them into the baggage wagon of the train. The train came, on time, and with the help of the baggage wagon staff, we did manage to get the bikes in. Then boarded the train, where we had cabin that slept 4 all to ourselves.

The next day at 4pm we reached Tynda. We had texted the Norwegians and they met us down at the station to help us drop the bikes down onto the low platforms there, and followed them back to Max's workshop. By the time we got back there, Geir and Erik had their front subframes welded up and were int he process of reattaching them. I began stripping mine down to be welded up, but the welder went home at 5pm, so it would need to be a job for tomorrow.

So we locked the bike up in Max's shed and he drove up to our hotel in downtown Tynda, where the five of us went out for an evening meal.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #3671
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Wow. Drunk dudes with guns. not so fun.

Is the train ride needed between Novaya Chara and Tynda or were you just making up time?
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #3672
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Wow. Drunk dudes with guns. not so fun.

Is the train ride needed between Novaya Chara and Tynda or were you just making up time?
Not needed - go back a few pages for rationale
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #3673
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Walter you mentioned a 4.0 to 5.5 N/mm spring rate. How did that work out for you? Would you have preferred something different?
No

I was very very happy with my forks and spring rates.

Just ask Terry, he tried my forks a few times and was drooling over their plushness. I believe he has since had his fork springs swapped for lighter ones but not sure what spec. Prutser might be able to advise us on that.

Adventure riding is suited to notable lighter springing than enduro riding ... which is in itself lighter springing that MX riding.

My forks are from a 250cc MX bike, and the stock spring rates in it were the same as for a KTM 990 Adventure (4.8 N/mm) ... so we lightened them considerably. I was very happy with the result.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:36 PM   #3674
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I am curious as to how many in the group are prior military, not that it matters. But it does take a special kind of person to keep on going with a smile while it gets miserable at spots.
Well I dont know about the Norwegian guys ....

But Terry, myself, Rod, Beamster, Prutser have no connection with any military.

I think if you go for a challenge like this, you accept there will be bad days as well .. but its often the bad days that make the good days truly excellent.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #3675
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And somehow it's always the "bad" days that bring a smile on your face when looking back on the trip.
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