Vladivostok, we made it! Amsterdam to Vladivostok Posted on September 17, 2007 by johnSeptember 18, 2007 12768 km (7921 miles) and nearly six months after leaving Amsterdam.Â Â Â See “Map”. Photo courtesy Mickey:
I have been following your progress for a few months and I hope to do a similar trip though Russia next year, your blog was fantastic to read. Thanks!
Bravo! Becky and I are very happy for the both of you. Our only disappointment is that we won’t have anything fun to read now that you’re finished. I assume the book is forthcoming?
Congrats! With 12 days left you will not even need that ticket to China! (just promise no shortcuts through North Korea 🙂
Ready to buy a car yet? Going to start 5 years of Spanish lessons?
Congratulations on this monumental effort! Well done. Hope to see you back home soon.
Congratulations on completing your ride across Eurasia ! We are glad you lived your dream !
Wow, DID it, and NARY a snowflake in sight in your photos, as (ugh) there might have been IF you had missed your timetable substantially !!!!
What a feat !!!! Congratulations!!!!
Congratulations! Thanks for the blog; I’ve enjoyed following your journey.
Congratulations Mike! So, what’s next? I think that I remember that you’re going to keep cycling, but not sure where. When are you heading back to Colorado?
Thanks for your comments and congratulations. I have an “epilogue” post in progress to post my reflections on the trip and the next plans, but the short answer follows:
I am in Vladivostok for another week or so. Today I moved from a hotel to a home stay. During this week, I’m running various errands. For example, today I brought the bike to a bicycle shop and got things serviced.
At the end of the month, I’ll fly to Urumqi, China. From there, I’ll bicycle to Turpan, China and join Tour D’Afrique for 3600km of cycling to Beijing on their Silk Route ride. It is a little different type of trip, supported (some meals are provided, gear is carried) and with longer distances per day. I’m looking forward to cycling through China, though will need to make sure I can ride quick enough in shrinking daylight hours. My plan is to create a web page with text and photos of the China trip but not until after I return. This site remains Russia, rather than being reused for China.
After the Silk Route trip, my plan is to relax a little before returning to work in December. I haven’t yet figured out if that will be in Thailand or Colorado.
It was interesting following your journey. Thanks for the posts. Good luck in China.
Congratulations Mike, awesome trip and website.
Andrew & Joanne
(currently in Fernie BC and heading into Montana)
Jealousy, thy name is Hildenbrand! Belatedly given, but no less sincere, CONGRATS! Along with the book your admirers yearn for, we expect a touring slide and talk show. Book PEDAL’s evening in early April. Enjoy the Far East next (isn’t that further west than Vladivostok?).