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Old 01-27-2014, 10:13 AM   #61
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Awesome RR cant wait for more.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:42 AM   #62
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fantastic;

Hi,
your trip looks like real adventure.
btw, may I ask how much did it cost to transfer the bikes from EU to Russia?

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:56 AM   #63
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cost, it was around 1750 eur Bucharest - Irkutsk - Bucharest.

Anyway, you should check with Sambor (http://en.advfactory.com/) or Kajman (http://www.kajmanoverland.pl/)

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Old 01-31-2014, 07:48 AM   #64
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Good report!!
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:00 AM   #65
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Hi Bob, great pics so far, and a very promissing start to an awesome ride report!

At some point I thought me and my girlfriend are some of the few who do bike rides combined with mountain trekking and climbing (silly me...). After looking on your website - we feel like little kids playing with the shovel in the sandpit :) (I mean, we also have done quite a bit of riding&trekking in Retezat, Fagaras, etc. and in the Caucasus - but not during the phreakin' WINTER and not up to 5-6Km above sea level). I can only have lots of respect for that!

We are eagerly awaiting for the rest of the riding and, of course, the climbing part!

As I am looking for a bike upgrade this winter, I was considering KTM 950 or 990. Just curious, how did the bikes cope with the high altitudes?

I am kind of hoping to tag along some time in the near future :) BTW, what plans do you have for this summer?

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Old 02-06-2014, 12:24 AM   #66
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Hi Radu,

The climbing part was in the Ergaki Mountains, a few pages ago :)

990, as the other EFI bikes does not have any issues at high altitudes. Maybe 950 should have?! For 2up, 990 is just great.

This summer, Pamir highway awaits me

Guys, I hope that soon you will have another update. Sorry for keeping you in waiting state, but I have a lot of work...

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Old 02-06-2014, 01:20 AM   #67
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Hi Radu,

The climbing part was in the Ergaki Mountains, a few pages ago :)
Hi Cristian,

Silly me, again , as somehow I was expecting to see something like this:



But still, awesome ride! I will pm you shortly about the Pamir ride.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:34 PM   #68
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Great pictures! I can't wait to see more.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #69
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Absolutely awesome RR, looking forward to more! Great photos!
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:09 PM   #70
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Great RR and photos

multsimesc pentru la RR. More photos. Always wanted to see Tuva since reading Feynman's book.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #71
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Awesome!!

How are the 990's holding up with the poor fuel?
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:28 PM   #72
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Agree!

I am in with rest of gang...very cool photos from a part of the world I shall surely never get to see.

Please post more!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:30 PM   #73
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Awesome!!

How are the 990's holding up with the poor fuel?
We put only once 80 fuel in Mugur Aksy (not that they didn't have 92, but there was a misunderstanding). The bikes were making some strange noises and they had less power than usual.

sorry to keep you waiting for the update... I hope that this week or next you will have something.

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Old 03-01-2014, 12:47 AM   #74
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Hi Cristian

it looks like you had no problems with the border zone. Was the post before Mugur Aksi not manned? For fetching the permit in Kyzyl, have you been able to apply directly to the tuvan FSB via mail?

Hoping to see soon the pictures from Altai and Ukok

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Old 03-02-2014, 09:59 AM   #75
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