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.