One of our earliest finishes in a while. We packed up from the motel and I retrieved my passport. I have a one year multiple entry visa that is supposed to be registered at hotels. They send in some form of notification. Some of them give you a copy but this one and others did not. The authorities also canâ€™t reconcile which nights one stays in a tent, so will see how it all sorts out in the end.
Ð¢ÑŽÐ¼ÐµÐ½ÑŒ was a busy city to leave, but fortunately we were already on the edge. Roads in this oblast are narrower than the last but otherwise in reasonable condition. Some nice woods to ride through and we had our first cafe stop just after the bypass joined the regular road at 35km. The next 40km was relatively flat, relatively open and with a cross wind, narrow road and coarse pavement. It made for a slow steady ride in Ð¯Ð»ÑƒÑ‚Ð¾Ñ€Ð¾Ð²ÑÐº at 74km. This is where the road that bypasses Ð¢ÑŽÐ¼ÐµÐ½ÑŒ rejoins. Overall, going via Ð¢ÑŽÐ¼ÐµÐ½ÑŒ was a reasonable alternative.
After lunch, more narrow rough road as we crossed the Ð¢Ð¾Ð±Ð¾Ð» river and flat lands nearby. It had become warm again these last days. At Ð—Ð°Ð²Ð¾Ð´Ð¾ÑƒÐºÐ¾Ð²ÑÐº a quick stop at a small store and then a nearby restaurant let us use their water tank before finding a place in the woods to pitch our tents.
106km today, 5624km across Eurasia. [Photo: 756, 758]