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Old 08-01-2014, 10:43 PM   #21
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I am!!

I hope my new email address will not be outlawed again!!

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:49 PM   #22
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So long as ya ain't a Gmailer ya should be fine. 'Least for now.

Seen any uber long buses out there lately?
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:57 PM   #23
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...in my corner of the world, überlong buses are a no-no!

The longest you see are Cross-nation 45-ft 2-floor unts with 4 axles - highway only!


A few month ago I saw some "cross-country machines" in Bolivia!!
TRUCK-engine-trans-combo, 2 axles, 2-floor bus, but the lower deck is ALL for luggage and cargo, and the whole bus is LIFTED, like spring-over axle!!
Leaning like crazy on the highway at speed, but going the "normal" country roads they need the added ground clearance - quite an interesting study!

Hope to get back there again sometime soon, then I will search them out and take a load of pics!

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Old 08-01-2014, 11:02 PM   #24
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You know us, we have a thing for pics.

So why didn't you take any pics the first time around?? Bad boy, go sit in the corner!
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:04 PM   #25
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I tried, but between stuffing my gear into the bus and watching that no one is lifting anything off, it was starting to drizzle, at 22:30 and trying hard with the smartphone - but nothing worthy came off it!

...next time!

Here you have a few off the internet (google image is your best friend!)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8xToBUOj7d4/T ... G_3194.JPG

http://mattbrowntown.files.wordpress.co ... 8/0031.jpg

http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/ ... 04_bus.jpg

http://jessieonajourney.com/wp-content/ ... 4/bus2.jpg

http://www.correodelsur.com/2014/06/27/ca_3_2.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/0F9vCpJFdBo/0.jpg

...on that last two: that is the EXACT route I came down the mountain! This is a MAIN ROAD CONNECTION in Bolivia! Road repair is a 24/7 affair and blocked roads are normal. This pic is from a newspaper clip anouncingh that the road is blocked by trucks due to heavy rain. On the way out the bus had to switch-back on two curves as they were too tight for a one-go around.....
[I came in and out twice before in a Toyota HiLux - 4x4 pick up and was quite surprised by the size of bus that could go that route...]

My goal is, to get "my bus" to be ableo to navigate this kind of roads!!


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Old 08-01-2014, 11:12 PM   #26
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My camera phone NEVER takes photos in the rain. Reason 1 to invest in a proper camera. Or maybe a GoPro. I made faces at the GoPro the local coppers are now wearing everywhere.

You better bring us some pics next time or you're getting a rolled up newspaper to the snoot!




Damn, I'll have to look into the GoPros now. *Long suffering sigh* A researcher's job is never done. 9_9
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #27
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I edited my last post again, check the last two pics...

I have Go-Pro ready to go since 2 years and never get to it!!

..keep that rolled paper away from me!!

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Old 08-01-2014, 11:48 PM   #28
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Oooooo, nice Mercedes. I'll be dogged, though, that palmtree and sun emblem looks almost like my door emblem for the bus!

HOLY CRAP WHAT THE CRAP IS THAT??

Push on three! One...two...thre- I said on three! Why did you start pushing on two?

WHOA! Looks like the road going through the Gorge (was that the Gorge? I dunno) back in NC! ....damn, I actually miss that road.

Uh, no.

OH HELL NAH. Mud AND burning engine?? NO.

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*GASPS* Cheater!


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..keep that rolled paper away from me!!
Hmmmmmmmmmmm how about nope?
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:38 PM   #29
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....sorry, NO blue cap (black with a red/white company logo - ...though not where I work) and not any of the pics

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Old 08-13-2014, 03:27 AM   #30
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Man, that last one is a frame grab from some very bad news. The passengers got out before the driver attempted the maneuver.




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I tried, but between stuffing my gear into the bus and watching that no one is lifting anything off, it was starting to drizzle, at 22:30 and trying hard with the smartphone - but nothing worthy came off it!

...next time!

Here you have a few off the internet (google image is your best friend!)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8xToBUOj7d4/T ... G_3194.JPG

http://mattbrowntown.files.wordpress.co ... 8/0031.jpg

http://www.ii.uib.no/~petter/mountains/ ... 04_bus.jpg

http://jessieonajourney.com/wp-content/ ... 4/bus2.jpg

http://www.correodelsur.com/2014/06/27/ca_3_2.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/0F9vCpJFdBo/0.jpg

...on that last two: that is the EXACT route I came down the mountain! This is a MAIN ROAD CONNECTION in Bolivia! Road repair is a 24/7 affair and blocked roads are normal. This pic is from a newspaper clip anouncingh that the road is blocked by trucks due to heavy rain. On the way out the bus had to switch-back on two curves as they were too tight for a one-go around.....
[I came in and out twice before in a Toyota HiLux - 4x4 pick up and was quite surprised by the size of bus that could go that route...]

My goal is, to get "my bus" to be ableo to navigate this kind of roads!!


Cheers,

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