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Nizhny Novgorod - Vladivostok: on a bicycle for 175 days

Nizhny Novgorod - Vladivostok: on a bicycle for 175 days

November 13 ended the bike ride of Alexey Mylnikov from Nizhny Novgorod to Vladivostok. "175 days. 9802 km. Behind almost the whole country. And then I suddenly got to the target !!! My friends, no matter how hard I tried to realize the fact of approaching this moment for the last few days, I could not. I still do not understand what is happening. Obviously, only one thing - I am now entering Vladivostok! ”, Shared a traveler in his social network.

Alexey Mylnikov kicked off 23 May 2014 year from Nizhny Novgorod. "When I planned my trip, I expected that 9000 km, 7 main federal routes, 7 time zones, 18 regions, more than 50 cities, including 7 million + hundreds of smaller settlements, are waiting for me. Also, as far as I can, I plan to deviate from the main route in order to visit the following places: Cheboksarskaya HPP, meteoritic Lake Chebarkul, Korkinsky coal mine, Krasnoyarsk HPP, Krasnoyarsk Pillars National Park, Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal, Buddhist complex "Ivolginsky datsan", - he said on the eve of the trip.

And now the dream came true! During the trip, Alex shared his everyday impressions, paying attention to details that can not be found in any guidebook.

Here is what he writes about Birobidzhan: “First of all, I was extremely pleasantly surprised by the high level of culture among the citizens. And this is manifested in the first place, in my subjective opinion, in the culture of communication and driving. No matter how hard I tried to listen to the conversations of the most diverse people, for 2 full days of being here, I never heard a single swear word !!! Drivers also struck an exceptional law-abiding: no one calls behind the stop line; no one takes off for a flashing traffic light; before pedestrian crossings stop, barely noticing a person walking along the sidewalk. Nervous atmosphere drivers do not create. He became a participant in a funny, but illustrative case: the driver of a minibus, without interfering with other participants (one at that moment was on this stretch of road), slowed down in front of me, seeing that he was blocking my panoramic view when photographing ... Surprisingly, with all modern appearance and infrastructure, the atmosphere is still saturated with the Soviet spirit.

At the end of the journey, the author gives an overview of the Russian roads: "Summing up the results of the road quality, the best will be the P297 (especially the Transbaikalian region) and P255 (from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk). As for all the other federal highways that I managed to drive, there are undoubtedly excellent quality sites: with bumpers, smooth surface, clear markings, no potholes and patches, a wide shoulder. However, most of them require major repairs. "

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