Finally flatted

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It took almost 4,000 miles, but I finally got a flat.  Yes, the excuse I was waiting for to change the rear tire.
A traveler from England stopped by to check on me while I was wrestling with it.  He had a Land Rover Defender Classic.  Didn’t know they still made them.   Neat old truck.

Pictured is a little Lada 4×4.  They look like they’d be pretty tough.  I see a lot of Lada and Volga “Classics”.  I think my favorite is the wagon, but I don’t think they make it in 4×4.

The good news?  I’m in Omsk and the weather is going to be clear for a few days.  Plus this may be the only one I need to change to get the rest of the way.

I took another day off for a little sightseeing.  Dostoevsky was exiled here and there’s a museum.  There’s a WWII museum as well.

Behind Lenin is one of the large number of miniature cathedrals I’ve seen in a few cities.

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3 Responses to Finally flatted

  1. Mom-Dad says:

    Good photos. You’ve rode a long distance across Russia already, longer than the US! Those Ural mountains look ominous ahead of you. so enjoy that flat land. Are you about halfway to the Atlantic? It sounds interesting to talk to travelers along the way.

    • alane says:

      Over 4k now. I don’t know how long the rear hub is going to last though. I just got done trying to adjust it the best I could. I last adjusted it almost 4,000 miles ago in China. Starting to think about how to get it good to go for the next 3,000 miles.
      I’m pretty sure I will be going through a hole in the Urals. They shouldn’t be a problem. Easy peasy!
      Learning lots of Russian.

    • alane says:

      Urals are not a problem. They are like the hills in Michigan.

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