The BAM Road - ultimate test of man and machine

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

  1. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Mike I think Amazon will carry it in the US ... not sure if it will be cheaper tho. They have a different pricing structure. the Adventure Spec guys were able to get a batch direct from the printers by via the author (me, who had them all shipped to the Adventure Spec address). As far as I can work out thats the cheapest way to get the product to market.

    Using traditional channels, the price would be much higher (see the RRP on the Amazon.com sales page!)
  2. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Thanks Walter. Just ordered from Amazon. Course I hope it has many pictures of all the eye candy that were in your reports. ;-) :eek1:lol3:lol3:lol3:clap:clap:clap
    I've had WAY MORE than 100 bucks US entertainment and Knowledge from your reports. To me, this is kinda a payback along with the DVD I purchased a few months back.
  3. Cycle61

    Cycle61 making it up as I go Supporter

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    Ordered mine from Amazon.

    If this keeps me satisfied, it'll be $100 well spent.

    Of course, if it leads me to quit my job and wander the world on a motorbike, that may be a different story... :deal





    Thanks!!! :freaky
  4. Kristof Granit

    Kristof Granit Long timer

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    Thank You Walter for the book, any chance to get it directly in Moscow?
    If not I will order it on Amazon.



    Stephen, after reading your answer, this Russian proverb came to my mind: "скупой платит дважды" ("stingy pay twice").
    As far I understand you don't have any experience on the russians roads, spending 50 pounds or 100$ it's nothing for somebody who want to reach Magadan. It should be regarding as an investment and not an expense...
  5. ClayR

    ClayR Animal

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    I'll get it within the month. If anyone is passing through the Great Plains, you can always stop by and take a gander.

    Cheers
  6. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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    what does BAM mean?

    i need to check out that garage, road of bones is a good excuse:evil
  7. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Baikal-Amur Mainline = BAM
  8. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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    i just found it on wiki, a bit north of the trans siberian trainline, this shit is wicked...:D

    Im playing with google maps all over, man i would love to do this some day.
  9. bend27

    bend27 by hook or by crook

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  10. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 -U-

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    I saw it on Amazon right after I posted. However, at the current exchange rate, it appears to be less expensive ordering it from Adventure Spec. (Unless the shipping is very high?).
  11. Tony P

    Tony P Doddery Old Fart

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    You mean ME?
    I have only read the text, not seen the photos chosen, but am sure there are some of me in there (Blue helmet).

    Eye candy indeed! :wink: :nod
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  12. geolpilot

    geolpilot Been here awhile

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    I spent most of two days reading this incredible adventure. I can't believe that I kept reading and reading and wanting more. What a great story. Wow! My adventures on motorcycles have been minor, but I have had many at sea in small motor and sailing vessels. Here is a link to an adventure from 1976, sailing through the eye of a tropical storm on an engine-less 46 ft. sailboat.

    http://texascoastgeology.com/viking.pdf
  13. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Great Story Richard! :clap
  14. RDT953

    RDT953 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Walter, decided that I can't wait for any decision on an ebook and any way I want the pics as well as the text.
    Looking forward to having a copy on hand for research and pure enjoyment of reading. Have ordered through Amazon.
  15. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man Supporter

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    Wow! That was quick! :clap


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  16. ktm950se

    ktm950se Banned

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    I received my copy today, all the way from Europe to the US in only 1 day, Thanks DHL. :thumb
    This book is massive, weighing in at over 3 lbs, and 11" x 8-1/2" x 1-1/4" in size. :lift

    I can't wait to dig in, :*sip* except I'll be drinking Captain Morgan Private Stock and Pepsi, instead of coffee! :evil

    ktm950se
  17. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Got mine yesterday too... superfast shipping! Looks great sooo far:freaky
  18. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    I think that us great price for a limited run book. We just had some done and they cost us around $250AUD for binding and printing. Look at textbooks and the like.

    An eBook would be great, even just a PDF of what has been printed. That way I could carry with me as a reference book on an iPad.


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  19. Autocracy

    Autocracy KLR = Trials bike?

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    Damn, I wish I'd known that the pricing would be such a killer. I think I would have agreed to do the layout and typesetting just to make it more financially accessible.

    This is still my ultimate ride report, though.... I might have to buy a copy anyway...
  20. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    As far as I know, this is a small part of the overall cost. The fact is that low-volume, high-quality printing is just expensive as hell.