Today as I was walking out to find lunch and afternoon stop at the internet cafe, I saw a familiar bicycle leaning nearby. Mickey had found her way to the same hotel. We had missed on the first day from Казань and she had circled back looking for me. From that point, I was cycling ahead and in combination of day 1 and a later detour I had ended up a day ahead. I added a second rest day to my hotel stay here, so we’ll sync up again and cycle together from here further east.
Progress so far: