Vladivostok - Khabarovsk
Well our first riding day was very eventful.
We'll let pictures do the talking, but in brief:
We spent 14 hours riding (compared to our estimate of 10)
We covered 800 km
Getting used to riding on right-hand side of road
Dead guy on road while leaving Vladivostok?
Street kid wearing gas mask
Roads were horrendous – probably 200km of road works
We got rained on and freezing cold
Lady gave Zane hot coffee cans to warm up hands (which were now blue)
Room for improvement regarding improving waterproofing gear
Got lost in a bad part of Khabarovsk with the sun going down
Hotel kind of like a dungeon
The next day we had to reorganise some luggage, waterproof our gear, change a tyre and rest a little. So we stayed in Khabarovsk for another day. We had the pleasure of meeting Artem Oskin and Denis Doroshkevich – some distant work colleagues of Alex’s. They took us out for lunch and showed us around their city. Thanks guys!