Back on the bikes!
Ulan-Ude Travel Blog› entry 7 of 37 › view all entries
September 25th, 2007 – by: coolguy
We didn't have much time for sightseeing in Ulan-Ude, and there wasn't really much to see except for the giant Lenin head in the main square.
After one night in the hotel, we planned to leave just after lunch. It took us a little longer to get going than we thought because I had both a flat tire (easy to fix) and a bent chainring (harder to fix, but we bent it back with a pair of scissors). We left town and were immediately greeted by the wind, blasting us directly from the front. It was slow going, but even with this wind, we managed 40-50 km outside of Irkutsk before we stopped for the night. Our campsite, although away from the roads and behind some trees, still attracted a lot of attention, and I heard several people walk by and say 'hello!' while I was in my tent. Confusing sleep with reality, I ignored them. Fortunately, our bikes were locked together and no one touched them during the night.
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