Filling up Russian style


Getting petrol has been fairly easy, the petrol stations have come up regularly with few long dry stretches. Mostly you can get fuel every 100kms or so. With a 700 km range without worrying this is great.

The only minor annoyance is that you have to pay in advance. That in itself is OK, but you have to say how many litres you want. Getting a full tank is like asking for a strawberry daiquiris! Paying by credit card for a full tank is something I’ve only managed once so far.

Hand over a thousand rouble note though and all is good. You take as much fuel as you need and they give you change. Or the pump shuts off at 1000RUB. Either way that’s plenty for a days riding. This station was an all in one stop with a guestinitza and restaurant.

The toilets were Russian standard, showers were extra but that just saved us some money. Душ не работат!

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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