Samara

Dropped my Garmin Montana in the hotel last night and it’s developed a crack across the screen, seems to still be working but just as well it’s no longer required as Kev has a Garmin with Russian road maps on that we are using instead of my OSM ones. Not much navigating anyway as we are just riding west on the main roads, we have a planned meet with some Irish lads in Ukraine that we have to make.

Lots of rain today, bitterly cold and a really strong cross wind all day as we carried on across the Urals towards Samara, again not much to see and mile munching but at least we had no hiccups today apart from getting frozen. Lots of traffic on the road again today, lorry after lorry in continuous lines and deep rutted tarmac that shook you about every time you overtake.

We arrived late afternoon after a fairly short journey, weather had cleared up and rode around the city looking for a hotel in the centre somewhere. Found an Ibis hotel which Kev was desperate to book as they do a good breakfast apparently! people ask if you loose weight on long trips but there’s no chance with Kev as he’s an eating machine 🙂 .

Irish Pub in Samara.

Irish Pub in Samara.

Irish Pub in Samara.

Irish Pub in Samara.

Distance travelled 472kms
Total Distance travelled 11736kms

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