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RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby marie-angelique » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:38 pm

So it looks like I am eligible for another year off in 2014. Thinking of doing another RTW only on a small dual sport motorbike this time.

I need some inspiration. So far the plan is:
Far East Russia,
cross the Gobi in Mongolia
cross into the Altai Republic and over to Tuva (in Siberian Russia)
Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan
more stans
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Armenia
Ngorno-Karabakh

and if there's time, Cairo to Capetown - route TBD

Anything I should be adding to the list? I have 15 months to do it.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby ktrout » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:17 am

Define "Far east Russia". Magadan? Chita? You could go to Vladivostok and ride through Harbin and Manzhouli. Or Vladivostok around the border.
Get a boat/airplane ride from Capetown to SA and ride home?
But I just did Beijing to Amsterdam (13,000km-ish) by bicycle in five months. You must be able to make better time on a moto. But I kept seeing the same two Polish guys on motos in Russia, so maybe not...
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby marie-angelique » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:25 am

Yah, most likely Magadan. Already been to Ha'erbin, so meh. Prolly go 'straight' from Magadan to Ulan Bataar.

The bike is not going home. I have places to leave it in either E Europe or England.

Yah, not planning to do gobs of miles each day. I get too distracted. Ha.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby ktrout » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:43 am

marie-angelique wrote:Yah, not planning to do gobs of miles each day. I get too distracted. Ha.

Yeah, on bicycle you have to stay focused since 100 miles/200km a day is doing really well.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby ktrout » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:43 am

marie-angelique wrote:Yah, not planning to do gobs of miles each day. I get too distracted. Ha.

Yeah, on bicycle you have to stay focused since 100 miles/200km a day is doing really well.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby Osiris » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:33 am

marie-angelique wrote:So it looks like I am eligible for another year off in 2014. Thinking of doing another RTW only on a small dual sport motorbike this time.


Question: How the hell do you become eligible for a year off?
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby marie-angelique » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:43 am

Where I teach we are eligible for a year off with 60% pay every 7th year. We have to either do research or travel.

Incredibly, very few of my colleagues take advantage of it. I was talking to one today, he said he would like to, but he would have a hard time leaving his cats behind. No joke.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby Osiris » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:46 am

Lucky.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby marie-angelique » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:06 pm

Thanks. I don't find out for certain until next fall. Wish me luck!
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby ktrout » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Osiris wrote:Lucky.

Nah. Being born in America is luck. Having an employer who gives you a year off is a choice. Even though since I live in the same state it's on my nickel.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby ktrout » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:55 am

marie-angelique wrote:Where I teach we are eligible for a year off with 60% pay every 7th year. We have to either do research or travel.

Incredibly, very few of my colleagues take advantage of it. I was talking to one today, he said he would like to, but he would have a hard time leaving his cats behind. No joke.

No imagination and no guts.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby ktrout » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:12 am

marie-angelique wrote:Where I teach we are eligible for a year off with 60% pay every 7th year. We have to either do research or travel.

Just don't get sucked into any witch hunts. I hear that can really mess up your career.
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Re: RTW v3 2014 suggestions?

Postby Woodsman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:23 pm

Hey M-A, wherever you go, there you are. Blessing to you my friend! :)
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