Chapter Four – Moscow Awaits
Story by Allana Goldsworthy
Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues.
Anyway – back to modern day business.
Now just to pause for a moment here. We had endured a whole day of strict adherance to a ridiculously low 90 kph limit on the really long ride to this place – with police radars galore. And we get to this place -to discover that the locals use the main road in front of our hotel as a drag racing stretch. Literally. There were motorbikes and cars screaming as they pelted along at more than 120 kphs as we watched with our jaws dropping – not a copper to be seen!
No one speaks English. And to give you a taste of this – to say “hello” -you say Zdravstvuyte” – how easy is that?? Although this city should feature highly on lists of places you should visit in Russia – it was only local tourists.
We had local people telling us about their city. We are still struggling with basic Russian phrases! Once again the friendliness of the locals was notable. And just to test you out – to say “hello” – can you try to say this word “Zdravstvuyte”.
(A random Selection of Images from the riders and Crew of the 2018 Road Of Bones Expedition – Ed)