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Vladivostok 24 Jan 2015

24 January 2015

At nine in the morning the camera crew knocked on the door. They did a small interview, we made one shot outside, and that was it. The result was shown on Ussuriysk TV, I think it was a local station. The result is here:

www.telemiks.tv …

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Vladivostok 23 Jan 2015

23 January 2015

Bike ride Sibirtsevo-Ussuriysk, 80 kilometers. This was the longest trip, but I figured that if I would leave a little earlier I could make it. However, it turned out to be cold, really cold. This was the coldest day so far, below -30º Celcius. Because of cold …

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Vladivostok 22 Jan 2015

22 January 2015

Bike ride Spassk-Dalny-Sibirtsevo, 55 kilometers.

In this video I say that the temperature is -10º Celcius, but -10 was where the thermometer readout on my speedometer stopped, it could not indicate anything colder. Actually it was about -20º Celcius, but still quite comfortable.

Cold

So far I …

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Vladivostok 21 Jan 2015

21 January 2015

Time for a ride in the bus. I decided to skip a stretch and take the bus to Spassk-Dalny. Very comfortable.

Bus station in Dalnerechensk

Again I could just throw my entire bike somewhere in the bottom belly of the bus, no problem. Halfway Spassk-Dalny the bus …

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Vladivostok 20 Jan 2015

20 January 2015

Today was my day off, I decided to go to the Chinese border, which is maybe five kilometers from the city. Why I wanted to see the Chinese border I am not sure, just curiosity, I wanted to take a photo of China. I did the same …

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Vladivostok 19 Jan 2015

19 January 2017

Luchegorsk-Znamenka, 55 kilometers, or that was the plan.

Stalin is gone, Lenin is everywhere. This is Luchegorsk

Znamenka you will not find on Google Maps, but on Nokia Here maps and on openstreetmap.org you can see it. Although there were no hotels on any of those …

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Vladivostok 18 Jan 2015

18 January 2015

I woke up a little late, but this wodka stuff is amazing in that it gave me no headache, I felt totally clear. Wow, maybe that's why the Russians drink it, to feel totally clear. Okay then, time for another bike ride. From Bikin I rode to …

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Vladivostok 17 Jan 2015

17 January 2015

I didn't bike. I was happy I had survived the previous two days, but the next city was Bikin, 90 kilometers away, temperature had dropped a little more, and the road was hilly. I was sure I could not make it that far, and also I had …

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Vladivostok 16 Jan 2015

16 January 2015

I rode from Khor to Vyazemsky, about 55 kilometers. It is not a long trip and while the temperature was below -20º Celcius, there was little wind and a blue sky. In total I think it took me four hours to do the 55 kilometers so speed …

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Vladivostok 15 Jan 2015

15 January 2015

After these two days in Kiinsk I made my first bike ride. Important day, now the trip had started for real. Russians have a saying "you better have twenty friends than twenty rubel" and therefore I was not allowed to go to a hotel. Instead the family …

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