Lake Baikal


After a long and hard day getting to Ulan Ude, I needed a break yesterday. The trip was hard for many reasons, not just the driving rain but the bumpy roads and many roadworks. One stretch just had rocks the size of golf balls, not compacted and about a foot deep. Luckily my tank was fairly empty or I would have gone down for sure.

Ulan Ude is a pretty town but we didn’t see much of it. Mostly we were all too tired after washing and sorting the bikes out. This morning we set off for the lake and I was still not quite with it.

We got to the lake via some very nice roads, obviously laid down for tourists and well maintained. The local divers made several attempts to run me off the road overtaking, but I ride quite aggressively and I refuse to ride in the gutter for anyone. It’s obviously not common as people tend to expect it, taking huge risks overtaking on bond bends etc..

Anyway, we made it to the lake and it was absolutely worth it! What a difference a day makes, well that’s never been more true then today.

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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