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Andy Downes  says:

Teams prepare for world’s daftest bike adventure

In just a few weeks 15 teams will navigate 1000 miles across the frozen rivers of Siberia in a fleet of 1940s Russian Ural sidecar outfits with temperatures of as low as -40C. Competitors will have to find their own route to the finish line and camp along the way. Brit Simon Limpus, 31, and New Zealand team-mate Dave Murray, 32, are...

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wobblyhead

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wobblyhead says:

this sounds completely insane. question, how do i sign up for next year?

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ccarrera42

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ccarrera42 says:

Sounds mad, anyone know if there's any televised/webcast coverage for this? If so, where will I find it?

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DARMHA900SS

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DARMHA900SS says:

Documentry, anybody?

ccarrera42, your right. It would make a fantastic documentry.

I bet there wont be one though.

Probably too late now but it would have been good if they could have got a film maker involved in the project.

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dev_d7

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dev_d7 says:

GPS

I wonder what the rules say about navigation... cos with modern GPS's it can't be too hard to find the finish line?

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ccarrera42

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ccarrera42 says:

RE: GPS

I don't think GPS would be much of an advantage, sure if you used it you wouldn't get lost, but it's guidance would stick to the 'roads' where everyone else would be short-cutting over frozen rivers and the like.

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chc-pr

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chc-pr says:

Although GPS is commonly used to mean road navigation systems, it is in fact a simple positioning system (GPS stands for Global Positioning System and is run by the US military) and was first used (in a civilian context) in air navigation - although in a sense so was the initial military use - self guided weapons delivery to target. 

What most people refer to as GPS today is actually a coupling of GPS (ie a positioning system) with an live Autoroute type of application.

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

How about an MCN team?

Its the quiet time outside the racing season and MCN will be struggling to fill the pages so how about a couple of journalists have a go to bring us a good story. Make a change from them hammering around southern European race tracks bringing us more tests of the fastest sports bikes. They could even write a book and bring out a DVD about it later a make a mint! How about it guys?

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