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Old 03-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #4501
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Not necesarily The cost of the container was about 5.000,-. We were four guys splitting that.

If needed I have the numbers for Olga and Tanya. Yuri you will find on the Hubb
that will be great via pm to me thanks
i have more time then money
for the trip to Sibiria, now i bought a XChallenge with 9k km in very good condition with most of the useful modifications.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #4502
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Our great adventure had come to an end. The country and the people we have met has marked us for life. In the most positive way

To all the people who have followed us: Thank you very much See you on the road somewhere
My pleasure sir. Thank you for taking us along. See you on the road somewhere? That would be the day.

Stories like this one keep the faith by making it obvious the they feed us in the media has nothing to do with the real people in 'foreign' countries, be it far away or at a days ride from home. Thanks for spreading the word.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #4503
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That is a nice job packing. What did it look like when it arrived in Norway? You hear stories that the containers sometimes recieve rough handling.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #4504
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Stories like this one keep the faith by making it obvious the they feed us in the media has nothing to do with the real people in 'foreign' countries, be it far away or at a days ride from home.
Media and major networks (CNN, BBC, etc.) delivers mostly negatives, and propaganda. That's how they attract public attention... Their news have nothing to do with real people's life. I'm trying not watching news at home and never watching TV or listening to the radio on the road.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #4505
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Media and major networks (CNN, BBC, etc.) delivers mostly negatives, and propaganda. That's how they attract public attention... Their news have nothing to do with real people's life. I'm trying not watching news at home and never watching TV or listening to the radio on the road.
Just like here, the Government is the enemy !!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #4506
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Our original plan, and the only way of shipping stuff out of Magadan, was to ship our bikes to Vladivostok by container. I know that someone previously (Walter) had managed to put the bike on the deck of the boat, but that option was now supposed to be impossible.
Just as one more data point, RTWDoug and I were able to ship our bikes to Vladi on the deck of a boat in the summer of 2011, the alternative was to crate it, which we did not want to mess with. It seems like there is a fair bit of flex about what is allowed, and it depends to a large extent on the whims of the ship's captain. We were kind of lucky timing-wise in that we arrived in Magadan in the afternoon, went sniffing around for a boat in the morning, and the bikes were loaded a few hours later.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #4507
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That's supposed to be a Smith & Wesson 686.

It was made in China and if it is real, it is a horrendously cheap copy. You can see the mold marks on the trigger guide and along the underlug. In addition, there isn't a gap at the crane - indicating that it is probably a fake. What you see as cartridges may well be a sloppy plating job (it is chromed, rather than nickle plated) and if you look closely at the barrel, it appears to have a plug in it.

It may in fact be real - but I doubt it.
Nope, it's a fake Colt Python, the brass plug on the bottom of the grip leads me to believe it is a port to fill the butane, I think it's a lighter.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:44 PM   #4508
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If you took the regular road (not the summer road) back to Irkuskt, could a bike be shipped back to EU by rail?

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:12 AM   #4509
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:34 AM   #4510
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Road of bones video!!!

Here are some rough edited clips which can be a temporary preview untill I have time to put together a proper video. Sorry for not texting the Norwegian part of it, but I will do that in a later version. So untill I have a final version - this one is password protected, but it is a preview for you inmates here at Advrider!

Password is: rtw2012

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:54 AM   #4511
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Then we fitted the whole lot into the container My bike in the back of the car. Steve's bike over the hood and Erik's in the front.
Steve, not quite a first class ride home for your trusty 800GS, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Hugely well done for taking that bike where you did, right next to those other more purpose-built machines.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:42 AM   #4512
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Thank you Steve for this great Vid
hope it will be dryer next year
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:49 AM   #4513
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:21 AM   #4514
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Thanks guys

Great video

Thanks for sharing a wonderful ride that most of us can only dream of
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:32 AM   #4515
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Shipping by truck

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If you took the regular road (not the summer road) back to Irkuskt, could a bike be shipped back to EU by rail?

David
I guess you mean Yakutsk. Walter and Terry shipped their bikes to Moscow by truck. Not that expensive.

Soon there should be an option to ship by train also from Yakutsk. They are working on a connection between Tynda and Yakutsk as we speak
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