The roads today were sometimes rough (little bumps). We crossed several drainages with some long climbs (big bumps). Overall, it was a good day of cycling. We’re starting to see more Asian and Mongol faces in people we see.
The morning started out as cool as we’ve had in the past two months. I could wear my wool hat and I wasn’t bothered by mosquitoes. The first 18km were to Зима. The road was fairly flat and went through agricultural areas with hay, wheat and grains. After crossing the Oka river, we had more climbs through forested areas. There was a long area without much settlement and hence I was happy to see a cafe in Тыреть at 49km.
From here a long climb of 10km and a brief downhill to lose the elevation again in descent to Залари. The road bypassed the town and then started climbing again up a broad valley. Here we had another cafe at 81km. After lunch more climbing and then ups and downs until we reached Кутулик at 102km. We walked into the village and found a pump house. We couldn’t figure it out, but some helpful children showed us how it worked and also showed us where to find the store. We left this town and climbed a hill across from town to camp. While it started out as a cold day, the sun on the tent makes me sweat now.
107km today, 8563km across Eurasia [Photo:1025, 1031]