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Old 02-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #4186
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Thanks to all for a billiant report.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:53 PM   #4187
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Is there a link to the bike build on the 650 X country.
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More info on the prep for Beamsters X-Country
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=6314
I still had the stock forks on my bike but in the mean time I swapped them for 45mm shiver forks.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #4188
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To clarify:

I've been PM-ed and asked if as a "Jock" it means I'm identifying myself as a sportsman rather than an academic as that's what it means in some parts of the world.
Alas I'm no longer the former and was never likely to be the latter.

No, it means I was born in Scotland....although I've lived in England for the last 40-odd years.
Sorted?
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #4189
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Jock, Paddy, Taffy, Pom, they all denote a country of origin to me.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #4190
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"performed or suffered by one person as a substitute for another or to the benefit or advantage of another"

i'll bet that many of us who read this thread have developed an enhanced understanding of the word, vicarious

what a ride!!!!!!

what a well told story!!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:26 PM   #4191
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"Tomtor. Old road full of water. Flooding in Tomtor. FS. Returning to federal road."
"FS"?

I am assuming this is the concatenation of the first letters of two well-known English expletives?
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #4192
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Really?

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concatenation?
This is ADVRider.com, not BigFreakingWords.com...
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #4193
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"As a non- believer I find it hard to fathom that anyone would cough their hard-earned to a bunch of beardie mystics of any denomination or deism but I'm truly delighted they now have the freedom so to do and have built this beautiful edifice."

Seems like the right attitude to me...live and let live.

The Catholic Church builds truly beautiful structures, though I never agreed with putting so much money into the edifices, that could instead be put into the ministry.

Then again, a lot of the protestant denominations have started building rather magnificent buildings as well. It's the nature of man.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #4194
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Total non sequitur I know, but it's still sorta tangentially related (<-- big words, woo hoo!)

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:10 PM   #4195
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I had been in touch with EtronX at Tomtor. We had a chat on the phone after I received the message:

"Tomtor. Old road full of water. Flooding in Tomtor. FS. Returning to federal road."

A rational discussion followed on the phone in which we discussed the risks to going ahead to do the main part of the Old Summer Road. We discussed the weather forecast. I discussed with him the Russian guys (Pate, Mishutka, Cherepakha etc) who did the OSR in the pouring rain and flooding in 2011. It took them 6 days, and required truck loads of team work ... but they did it. In the end, EtronX's mind had turned around.

The next and last message I received from the guys in Tomtor was:

"We'll give it a shot "

A day and a half later and the following came in:

"Done".

The guys had made it to Myaundzha
Weather was good
We went not long

Kubyume river crossing - 2 hours

Kubyume-Tomtor - 4.5 hours

Tomtor-Kadakchan - 8 hours + 5 hours.

We lived 2,5 days in Tomtor
We didn't use the truck
Bad weather was on the new road, Ygodnoe - Magadan
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:24 AM   #4196
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I guess somebody is heavily using Excel in his job here, and somebody isn't... :-)))
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:37 AM   #4197
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To clarify:

I've been PM-ed and asked if as a "Jock" it means I'm identifying myself as a sportsman rather than an academic as that's what it means in some parts of the world.
Alas I'm no longer the former and was never likely to be the latter.

No, it means I was born in Scotland....although I've lived in England for the last 40-odd years.
Sorted?
Meanwhile in Australia, if your going away for the weekend and your mate says "make sure you've got some spare jocks" he's talking about spare undies.. or your mum says "make sure you've got clean jocks on just in case you get hit by a bus" :))
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:20 AM   #4198
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #4199
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #4200
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"FS"?

I am assuming this is the concatenation of the first letters of two well-known English expletives?
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