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Most of the parking spots in Russia have ramps you can drive a car or lorry onto. They’re everywhere! Very handy for doing repairs to vehicles, especially the underside.

The state of the roads mean it’s quite likely that you’ll rip something off the bottom of your car, or break a suspension unit, or bash something in some way. I’ve seen them being used often, with miserable looking divers emerging from underneath!

I wanted a picture of my bike up on one, but the ramps are quite narrow and fairly high. One wrong move and the bike would go down in a big way, most likely resulting in injury too. Too risky!

On the way back from the lake I found one wide enough to chance it. There was actually plenty of room, but it still gave me butterflies in my stomach. Climbing up a ladder to get on my bike was a new experience too.

Ken had a blast up and over, only Chip has the sense to stay on the ground.

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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