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Wednesday, July 13th – Return to Moscow

Having been up at 5am (UK time), by 2.30pm on Tuesday it had already been a long day for us riders, but we still had a long ride ahead.  We needed to stop far enough north to be able to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, July 12th

The day got off to an inauspicious start. JP arrived at the hotel complex as planned, but the receptionist at the Ibis hotel simply told him that there was no-one of our name booked in. She didn’t think to direct … Continue reading

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Monday, July 11th

  All of a sudden, we found ourselves starting our last full day in Continental Europe. Malmedy to Calais was, by recent standards, a relatively short day. JP suggested lunch at the Atomium in Brussels, which he had last visited … Continue reading

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Sunday, July 10th – Germany

Crossing the border into Germany on Saturday morning was a simple matter of driving across the bridge into Gorlitz. We rode on for 50km or so before stopping for breakfast in Bautzen. What attracted us was a roadside advertisement for … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 9th – Poland

JR was still under the weather in the morning. John Plumb called round to give us some useful pointers for places to see and things to do, then went off to track down the local Harley dealership. JR slept until … Continue reading

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Wednesday, July 6th

At 8.45am on Monday, we were ready and waiting for the bus to take us to Chernobyl. It was already warm. As advised, we wore long sleeved shirts, long trousers and our sturdiest shoes, and we were carrying plenty of … Continue reading

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Monday, July 4th

So we were on our own again. Maxim had been highly sceptical of our choice of route into the Ukraine. We were due in Kiev on Sunday, and had booked a Chernobyl tour for Monday 4th.  When planning the route, … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 2nd – Moscow (Part 2)

With the memory of our start-stop journey on Wednesday evening still fresh in our minds, our hearts sank a little as we saw Maxim’s truck pull into the car park. But we needn’t have worried. First stop on our tour … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 29th – Moscow (Part 1)

So … we left Saint Petersburg on Tuesday morning and rode as far as Vychniy Volochek, a little over half way to Moscow. Considering this is a main arterial route, the road was in shockingly poor condition. We had been … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 28th – Saint Petersburg

The distance from Ivangorod to Saint Petersburg is less than 100km, so we might reasonably have expected a short day. However, we lost an hour on crossing the border into Russia, so it was already late afternoon and we had … Continue reading

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