If you start on the BAM road and plan to end up in Magadan, there is only one road. And everyone passing thru is in touch with Bolot - our man in Yakutsk. When you email him and tell him you will be in town in 3 days time he tells you who else will be around - cyclists, motorcyclists, 4wd expeditioners - Bolot knows all. There is only a 6 week season up there anyway - almost everyone to go up there goes betweenm mid july and end august. Probably 20-30 a season and most stay in Yakutsk a few days to prepare for road of bones. So you always have a chance to meet people there.