The Planning of a Monster

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by SuperSonicRocketship, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Seadragon16

    Seadragon16 Adventurer

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    You'd be surprised how many people don't use facebook, but like I said, each to their own. I know we wouldn't have had anywhere near so many interactions with ADV members if we'd written our report on facebook and not here.
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  2. SuperSonicRocketship

    SuperSonicRocketship 50 Nations and Counting

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    Hey folks.

    I see a bit of debate over the Facebook vs. ADV platform for keeping a trip log. I think it comes more down to ease of use.

    Every device I carry allows use of the Facebook App and Messenger system. The Ride Report is often shared to the F800 Facebook riders page with around 6,000 active English speakers there to help with bike issues. When we had that water pump leak in Norway we put a post up and within 20 minutes we had 20 odd replies and a guy in Sweden called the Umea BMW dealership for us to negotiate prices and schedule. The same in Finland from @Pecha72 . In fact the only way we have been able to communicate with anyone has been the free Internet Phone calls on the FB messanger app. Plus everyone back home, friends family and parents use it.

    But the most useful feature so far is the auto-translate system. We can send a message to a Russian accommodation page for example, link it to the trip report page, it will auto-translate and they can reply via Facebook to either our own personal pages or the inbox for the trip report. That feature alone has made it priceless. Average post reach on the Facebook platform is around 3,000-4,000 and 5,000+ on the F800. There's just so many more people there to interact with on a much more accessible platform.

    I'd love to keep multiple reports ADV, HU and the website, but with very intermittent access often very slow, I'm struggling to keep up 1 :(

    Maybe once we get out of Europe I can source cheaper data packages and have Internet access on hand, allowing me to update more freely. That would be nice as I'd have loved to have a dedicated ADV thread too that I could copy over to HU.

    Brucie
  3. rhjiii46

    rhjiii46 Adventurer

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    Any posting anywhere about this trip in the last month? Nothing here and nothing on Facebook that I can find.
  4. xbonez

    xbonez 2016 Tiger 800 XRT

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    Last I heard, they had to pause the trip to sort out Kyla's visa issues. I'm guessing they haven't resumed yet

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  5. Cameleer

    Cameleer Europe, three days at a time.

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    I've lost all interest to be honest. I refuse to get Facebook if I can't read it here.


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  6. DMCaton

    DMCaton Been here awhile

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    While it's not as convenient (for the reader) as being posted on ADVRider, you can still follow along on the Facebook page without actually creating a Facebook profile since their page is set to public. I logged out of my profile and tried to load it, it worked after I completed a captcha and clicked something saying I didn't want to log in or create an account.
  7. Cameleer

    Cameleer Europe, three days at a time.

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    Thanks for the info, I was under the impression that in order to read the page you must subscribe, which I do not want to do. Thanks


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  8. nickguzzi

    nickguzzi Long timer

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    Also a fb hater for various reasons, one being the dreadful blogging upside down style . I was only mindly interested, so I wouldn't be a daily peruser anyway, and coming in on a weekly/fortnightly basis is too tedious.
    Just had a look, not that surprised to see them back - for all the help and info they culled from here.
  9. JGT

    JGT Been here awhile

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    Bruce,

    Can you give us an update -- when will you and Kyla be back on the road?
  10. Scotriders

    Scotriders n00b

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    Was speaking with Kyla just the other day and they are in limbo waiting on the Russian embassy re-processing her visa's.
    Could be a few days or weeks before they get back on the road.
  11. rhjiii46

    rhjiii46 Adventurer

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    It amazes me these folks would post 37 pages about getting ready for a trip then just let it drop! Any word out there?
  12. Scotriders

    Scotriders n00b

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    There are still back here in Scotland trying to get all their Russian visa's changed.
  13. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious.

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    ... And I can say from experience that trying to keep up with a ride report while on the road is extremely difficult.

    I've tried several times and after a few days/weeks on the road, I find myself so far behind my report I'll never catch up.

    There are some people who are really good at it, and I'd like to learn how they do it.

    Jamie
  14. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    I did it for a 3 week trip last year. When you're pounding out big mile days, it's tiring and the last thing you want to do. I'd think for long-term travel, though, it'd be easier. More non-riding time, not changing locations as rapidly, so a little easier to stay caught up.

    I, too, am disappointed that there isn't an ADV thread for the trip. I'll check out the FB page, but advrider.com is my hub for all things motorcycle, I'd imagine I'd forget to check the FB page after a while... I'm curious what their issue is right now, though...
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  15. Ruud109

    Ruud109 Dutch in Barcelona

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    To the folks following this one... there is now a ride report posted by Bruce.
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  16. Cameleer

    Cameleer Europe, three days at a time.

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    Got a link?


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  18. Cameleer

    Cameleer Europe, three days at a time.

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  19. SuperSonicRocketship

    SuperSonicRocketship 50 Nations and Counting

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    I have returned from the Murky depths.

    The thread is live in Epic Rides Forum.
  20. SuperSonicRocketship

    SuperSonicRocketship 50 Nations and Counting

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    I just re-read this entire thing.

    Every word.

    My god what exciting times.

    I'm in Ulan-Ude now... Been on the road 361 days. It's all so surreal
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