Monthly Archives: June 2011
Greetings from Siberia! It’s taken a lot longer than I thought it would. The terrain has been difficult and it’s been storming almost every day. At least a couple of days ago I passed from grasslands to Alpine-like forests, which … Continue reading
It was kind of funny crossing the border. There was one other passenger, a Russian named Ivan. We got along swimmingly for the hour or so it took to cross. The funny thing is that our common language was mostly … Continue reading
Funny thing I’ve noticed. In the US there are airplanes big and small, high and low, everywhere. I’ve barely seen or heard a one since I left Beijing.
I’m now 2200 miles in. From Chita the road gets quiet for a lomg time. The horse flies and mosquitos here could carry off small pets. Slapping them off of my bike has become a sport for me. So, how … Continue reading
The highway parallels the TransSiberian Railway for most of the way. I guess routing around Lake Baikal was a major challenge, and many tunnels had to be built. But it would be an exquisite ride. One thing that really interests … Continue reading
There’s a bit of a feral dog problem in this part of the world. Even seen some apparent cases of Rabies in China. Fortunately I’ve found that a good shout usually sends them away. If not, some good stones will. … Continue reading