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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thanking our summer 2011 sponsors from Omsukchan

Current location:
Magadanskaya Oblast, Russia
N 62* 30.987; E 155* 46.342
We arrived last night in Omsukchan after a beautiful 10 hrs /570kms ride from Magadan onboard our friend Ivan Zanorin’s mighty Toyota Delica.
Since some of you have asked, thankfully we were not onboard the tragic plane that crashed near Omsukchan earlier this week.
And, we are now planning to start riding our bikes towards Yakutsk in 24 hrs, quickly before the snow starts falling...
But for the time being, we want to take the opportunity to thank our generous sponsors!

Gulnara and I spent the month of July in Seattle busy getting ourselves ready as well as preparing our gear for this first bicycling section.
In the process, we were enthused to gain new sponsors as well as reinforce partnerships with some of our existing supportive sponsors.
The new sponsors that we are now proud to represent are:

- Avia Partner / Авиа-Партнер which shipped gratuitously our bicycles and cargo from Moscow to Magadan.
- Ortlieb USA provided to us generously a wide assortment of Ortlieb waterproof bags, Tubus bicycle racks, UltraLite bike mirrors , and Busch & Mueller tail lights.

- Light & Motion provided to us great rechargeable lightweight but powerful Solite 150 multisport lights.
- Universal Distro provided to us great adjustable eyewear for sunny days and rainy/cloudy days.
- GoPro helped us acquire their latest High Definition Helmet Cameras.

- Free Range Cycles, a great bicycle shop in Fremont, Seattle assisted us to carefully select and prepare our new bikes and appropriate related gear.

- Jude Ultra helped us design the new Nexus Expeditions logo.
And amongst our existing sponsors, we are very grateful to have received once again the great support from some of our most loyal sponsors:

-Logistic, guidance and overall support from Egan & Associates
-Indispensable wool clothing by Ibex

Protective and comfortable outerwear by Westcomb

-Footwear by Treksta
-Nutritious energetic bars by L

-Efficient electrolyte solution by Nuun

-Promotional signs/stickers by Davis Sign Co.

Once again, thank you all for your support and for now, let’s get on the road and start biking!

Dimitri Kieffer 

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