The BAM Road - ultimate test of man and machine

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Colebatch, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. deersSlayer

    deersSlayer Been here awhile

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    I just ordered it, shipping to Canada at today's rate: Cdn $3.90. I don't see the point of more expensive
    shipping to get insurance/tracking for a $24 DVD. Hopefully I'll receive it this year. :nod

    This RR has really got me thinking again about getting a set of proper dirt wheels/tires for my WR250X! :evil
  2. TaMPerer

    TaMPerer Adventurer

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    Just placed my order. Thanks Walter et al. for such an epic journey and RR!!
  3. ihosc

    ihosc n00b

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    Don't worry. Royal Mail was extremely efficient. Got my copy in a week and I'm on the other side of the globe.
  4. Operator7G

    Operator7G Adventurer

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    I finally got enough time to myself this weekend to watch the DVD, which arrived early last week after a month waiting for Adv-Spec's backorders to ship.

    I agree with the recent posts about the main film. My reaction when it ended was pretty much, "WTF?!" Then I discovered the links on the right side of the menu wasn't just chapter selection but extra footage. Now THAT's what I was wanting to see.

    Perhaps the filmmakers could have created a longer version that gets more into the nitty-gritty of just how grueling a trip that was. I know I would sit through a couple of hours of watching a video version of this RR, and I don't think I'm alone in that sentiment.

    At any rate, I really enjoyed the DVD, particularly the extras.
  5. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    First post, i've been lurking around this site since registering for some time now.
    Then i found this thread, have been glued to it since, and now onto the Road of Bones "project".

    One word -captivating -story.

    Short background, I am more of an off-road enduro short trip rider in Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah.
    But after these RR's thinking about getting into the Dual Sport world.
    Thanks, and hats off to you Terry, Tony, and Walter
  6. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man Supporter

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    Early Christmas!!!!!!


    Got this in the mail today. Didnt take all that long. Guess no pron surfing tonite, I'm gonna watch Sibirsky pron :clap


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    Damned, dude! You didnt even charge the extra $8 handling everyone one else does. I calc's that the shipping charges were the same as the stamp?


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    need more capitalist lessons, eh? :lol3
  7. Colorado Uli

    Colorado Uli Must I? Supporter

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    Another thumbs up for the extras, Walter. I, too, was a bit dissapointed after the relatively short BAM portion in the film. But then, I discovered the extras and loved every minute of them.

    I agree with other posters that I probably feel this way only because I was enthralled by your detailed RR. You've had me following you through the bogs and rivers, sincerely sharing in your joy when you would reach a dry and hospitable evening's stay, and biting my nails as Tony's fate was temporarily uncertain on the Vitim bridge.

    It's a good thing you took so many high quality pictures, those will look really good in the book (I'm only assuming that they will be included).

    Cheers!
  8. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I think for future video projects I need to listen to my own gut feel and less to the professionals. Take more ownership of the project. :-)
  9. Eurastus

    Eurastus Hej på dej!!

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    +1 :thumb

    You could not be more correct.
  10. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    I will put my name in the hat right now for any of your RRs on this ADV in the form of a DVD, right now!

    Your RR include pics of the country, pics of the people, pics of the bikes and most important to many of us, the history of all of the above. So complete of an adventure for those of us wanting to go, needing to go and those of us that may NEVER get to go. And the sound of those thumpers is music to our souls, well mine anyhow.:lol3

    Go for it. I for one have no doubt you can pull it off, big time.
  11. szeder

    szeder n00b

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    Apparently a german cyclist couple improved on it:

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    You can check out their route, photos and stories (only in German) here.
  12. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Watched your DVD last night and thought t was great :freaky
  13. dirtymartini

    dirtymartini Shaken, Not Stirred

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    Walter, Finally got to watch your DVD. I thoroughly enjoyed both the movie and your extras. The movie was well done, however I agree with others that it could have been longer.

    Like you said in an earlier post...listen to your gut and less to the so-called professionals.
  14. chazz

    chazz Adventurer

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    Enjoyed the dvd Walter thanks:clap
  15. Nelson

    Nelson Shadow Boxer

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    Just placed my order, what sort of vodka should I get for the premiere?
    Thanks for helping me through a long winter off season!
  16. joenuclear

    joenuclear Still here....

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    Just ordered one Walter. I'm sure it will be Great!.....but if it's not I'll steal your bike.:lol3
  17. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Probably Stolichnaya!
  18. mountainfever

    mountainfever Adventurer

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    just watched the dvd , it was great , and agree the extras definitely made the movie
    mf
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    6USMC6 -U-

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    Polish vodka is better!
  20. enumclaw

    enumclaw I just....don't know

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    How could I not order one of these? Colebatch, you've supplied a couple of the very best reports ever to be posted here, imo, more than happy to support future possibilities. :clap