All roads lead home when you’re lost, or so my dad says. I suppose he’s right, as if you end up at home then you must have been on the right road. Logic eh? You’ve got to love it!
We passed a big sign and monument announcing that the road goes from Vladivostok to Moscow, which means we’re on the right road. Not too difficult as there’s only the one main road. We took a detour to Ьлаговещенск to have a quick look at China. The river separates the two countries, with many Russians going to Keihe on the ferry for a days shopping.
Unfortunately we couldn’t do that due to visa restrictions, but I can’t say I’m really bothered about missing a shopping mall in China. When you think about it, most of the stuff we buy is made there anyway!
The roads themselves are entertaining to ride, as long as you’re in the mood. The surfaces range from smooth to trash the bike and lose your fillings! It’s not uncommon for oncoming traffic to veer onto the wrong side of the road and head straight for you. It’s a bit concerning at first, until you realise it’s just other drivers avoiding a cow sized pothole. You get used to it.
Overtaking can be done at any time, anywhere and at any speed. (Though generally the faster the better). All cars tend to be driven at the same speed, which is as fast as they will go! As long as you have your wits about you, can look in all directions at the same time and have one hand on the clutch/brake, it’s not too bad.