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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:22 am 
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Fantastic write up Ivo, an immense feat completing this as a race.
Thanks for sharing this, beautiful pictures.
Was your finish "out of time" or not?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:27 pm 
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The Ken wrote:
Was your finish "out of time" or not?


Hard to tell, the jury is still out (and part of the jury is on holidays).


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:57 am 
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Sounds like an amazing ride and as mentioed above, an immense feat.
Thanks for taking the time to share its a really good read and inspiring as well.
Lovely photos as well.
Im sure if you keep writing of your travels then I wont be alone in keep reading about them.
All the best and happy trails
Jamie


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Thanks again Ivo, great tale, and nice to hear the mental side of it. How you cope with boredom of featureless roads against old roads with villages.

Paul


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paininthe wrote:
Thanks again Ivo, great tale, and nice to hear the mental side of it. How you cope with boredom of featureless roads against old roads with villages.


Long distance riding is more mental then anything else. Once you've passed the 400k mark it's all a matter of mindset. And the scenery influences that.


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Thank you so much for putting this together. I'm full of admiration and envy. Truly inspirational.

All best wishes.

Rob


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A great report - well done and thanks for taking the trouble to write it all up.

Not much seems to have gone wrong with your bike... Is there anything you would have changed?


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Rich34 wrote:
A great report - well done and thanks for taking the trouble to write it all up.

Not much seems to have gone wrong with your bike... Is there anything you would have changed?


Yes. The batterylights were more trouble as expected, especially the batterysuplies. Next time I'd use my SON dynohub (and did so during the Silkroad 1200).


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Thanks Ivo, good to know.


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