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[SJ]7tastic

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1 week to go!!!!!!
« on: July 17, 2009, 11:39:15 am »


One week to go for my mountain bike trip to

and


I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited


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here's the Itinerary
25 Jul 09 KC902 Heathrow 16:30:00 Almatay 04:40:00 Next Day

26 Jul 09 Rendezvous at the group hotel in Almaty. KE group package services begin with a single timed
transfer from Almaty Airport to the group hotel. Sightseeing tour then assemble bikes.

27 Jul 09 Some sightseeing and shopping time (beer run) in the morning. Load bikes, kit and group onto
support vehicle around midday. Afternoon drive to the Turgen River Gorge and the village of Batan.
Camp.

28 Jul 09 Bike over the Assy Pass (2650m/8659ft) and descend to the Assy River. Camp.

29 Jul 09 Bike over Zhambas Pass (3150m/10,335ft) and the Ashyk Dala Plateau to the Sary Bulak River
(1600m/5250ft). Camp.

30 Jul 09 Today we make a bike traverse across the Kungei Alatau with a wild, downhill blast to the Chilik
River. Camp.

31 Jul 09 Bike via Saty and Zhalanash and cross a series of minor passes to Zhaydak Bulak. Camp near the
Kegen river.

01 Aug 09 Biking over steepe and open plains we enter into Kyrgyzstan. Following what was once a part of the
Silk Road we bike into the Karkara Valley to the Karkara Mountain Base (2200m/7218ft). Camp.

02 Aug 09 Using a large cargo helicopter we fly up to approx 3500m/11,500ft and make a ballistic descent back
to Karkara basecamp.

03 Aug 09 Yet another big grin day of heli-biking!

04 Aug 09 It's a tough start to the day up into the Koshkar valley in wild, remote territory before reaching our
camp (after several river crossings) at the top of the valley.

05 Aug 09 An awesome day as we cross the Mingtur Pass (3700m/12,140ft) to re-enter Kyrgyzstan, followed
by a long descent to Echkilitash. Camp.

06 Aug 09 A rollercoaster start alongside the Sary Zhaz river. Cross the Chon Ashy Pass (3820m/12,533ft) to
upper valley that feeds Lake Issyk Kul. Riverside camp.

07 Aug 09 Following dirt roads through quiet Kyrgyz villages we climb over the range of hills that seperate us
from the Karkara Valley. A beatuful day's biking ends with a downhill blast to the mountain camp.

08 Aug 09 Transfer back to Almaty - approx. 6 hours. Pack bikes. Overnight in hotel.

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 11:45:36 am »
man that sounds superb

also i love a good list

are you going take anything that can play music in the helicopter like apocolise now.




[SJ]7tastic

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 11:59:55 am »
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are you going take anything that can play music in the helicopter like apocolise now.


hehe, I like the Idea of that

it will definatly be playing in my head  :D

[SJ]2shedz

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 12:05:54 pm »
Just read the list, now need to put my feet up for an hour, the only thing on the list that didn't leave me gasping for breath was 'beer run'
Sounds like a 7tastic time Tony and if it required 95% less effort i would be jealous
Go get em Tony and wheres the url so we can keep tabs on you ?
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[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 03:09:17 pm »
Wow Tony.

 That's quite the trip.
 An "active vacation" rather then the "passive" one most take.

 Spot on my friend.

 It looks like quite fun and congratulations. May it be the best vacation ever!! (Until your next one. lol )

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 04:20:50 pm »
Pffff, we've all been to Zhaydak Bulak.
On a bike though, not bad mate.








 :rotfl:
superb!

[SJ]Stein

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 09:21:20 am »
Pffff, we've all been to Zhaydak Bulak.
On a bike though, not bad mate.



Wasnt that near Geleen?


well done Tony, dont let your boss read this, he might think you've got enough energy left to do some more work!  :D



Woof ~ Woof


[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2009, 02:51:14 pm »
Sounds awesome  :hats off:

[SJ]7tastic

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 09:05:09 am »
1 day to go !!!!!!!!!!

I've got a semi  :D


 :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:


Hopefully bike will be ok, I've spent a fortune on it for this trip
2 x Tyres
chain
cassett
inner and middle ring
rear shock tuned and serviced

fork, stem, saddle and seat post borrowed from one of my other bikes

whole bike weighs in at 26 lb's, not bad for a full susser

 :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 09:14:02 am »
Hehe, the the Mingtur Pass will, never be the same again!

Have fun mate!!!
Can't wait for the stories, pics, smells, ...wait, not the smells.  :no:

[SJ]7tastic

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 09:48:05 am »
Quote from eat my dust and shit out my heads Caspar
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Hehe, the the Mingtur Pass will, never be the same again!


I'll take a special photo at the top for you Casp  :D


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Pffff, we've all been to Zhaydak Bulak.


Will I need a bikini top?  or get away with just bottoms?  :?:

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 11:38:32 am »
Personally I don't see what's wrong with a rainy week in a Welsh caravan... but if you prefer this... then fair enough.

*The green light still burning in his eyes, Pierre throws his mouse at his monitor, kicks over his office chair and looks for something heavy to throw at any passing kittens. As he mopes out of the room, a slight echo of  "What a complete pair of tw.." is left hanging in the air*

Have a great time boys, sounds like an amazing, once in a lifetime trip! thumbs up :toast:

[SJ]Stein

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009, 02:44:08 pm »
Everytime i see this topic, i get reminded of the "one minute to go" that anoyed the pants outtof everybody as we went to race (from Quali) and had to hear the shouty personige.


have a  great time, Tony tone, watch out for the science of gravity, use it ONLY in your advantage!



Woof ~ WOof


[SJ]7tastic

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009, 04:05:06 pm »
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watch out for the science of gravity, use it ONLY in your advantage!


hehe, that's good advice, I'll try and keep the bike as sideways as possible
thanks for the good wishes guys, leaving now to spend the night on my girlfriends boat then off in the morning

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god I'm soooo excited

I bet I get the shits at the airport

[SJ]dunki2001

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2009, 10:16:44 pm »
 :( Have a blinding time dude! wish I could go too.. :cry: :cry:

oh yeah take just a few snaps! not like when you went to air show 840!!you nutter.. 8-O

take care ,,

i'll miss you,,

text me..................

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2009, 02:25:50 am »

i'll miss you,,

text me..................


You can be such a girl at times Graham :)

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2009, 02:41:30 am »
so.... when you getting his 7 out?  lol

[SJ]Stein

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2009, 07:48:59 am »
Is he gone yet?




Lets take it for a spin, then, afterwards, take the fuel injector out..... that's probably the last thing he'll look at!

He'll be Pissed!  :rotfl:


Woof ~ Woof


[SJ]dunki2001

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Re: 1 week to go!!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2009, 10:55:07 am »
so.... when you getting his 7 out?  lol


Ah, he bloody gone with the keys!!