After Ulan Ude, I soon reached the coast of the biggest lake in the World. Baikal. The road skirted the lake from its midpoint to all the way South an...Read More
Blagoveshchensk was a delightful town.
Very modern and yet retaining its heritage, the wide open roads left considerable room to ride. Ofcourse ...
My wife and I took a bike trip to Himachal and back. Starting from Mumbai, it was a great 25 day and 5500km trip. On the second day, when we reached U...Read More
Oleg hailed me on the highway as I approached Luchegorsk. It was raining, it was cold and getting dark at 5pm. I was tired. Oleg wore a leather Bikers...Read More
He is a Motocross champion and his young daughter has already started to learn how to bike. Valentin teaches his art to potential champions and also w...Read More
The past few days were more than challenging. This running around with 60kg of trolly weight in Delhi and Moscow in full day layovers took the steam o...Read More
I just checked out of the Republic of India. More simply put, am in the Aeroflot Lounge, kind courtesy of the airline. When I got into Indigo at Mumba...Read More
I woke up at sharp 4am, waiting for the mobile alarm to get to 6am!
Feeling ridiculous, I went out to check on Sunbeam. I have a habit of saddling up...Read More
Friends, tomorrow noon, I flagoff at a family ceremony. Wednesday, I fly to Moscow, enroute to Vladivostok. I started the day by trying on my gear on ...Read More
FuseBox says: Getting things right is difficult and easy. It just depends on the way it’s addressed. So, I am now at Cargo stage and booking the bike from Mumbai to Delhi to Moscow to Vladivostok. Hopefully, we leave on the 8th of June from India – Delhi. I am trying to get transit customs clearance at Moscow SVO (that’s the airport) so that the bike moves smoothly to VVO-thats Vladivostok. Still, I am told there will be a simple check of half a day only after which can I book forward from Moscow to Vladivostok. This is for the bike and me. So I have to move my paperwork myself as I am the holder of the ATA Carnet. That’s the passport of the bike, which ensures that she moves seamlessly across countries without paying duties and deposits. I will have to manage my personal luggage and the paperwork at Moscow airport from 0630 hours onwards on 8th morning. That’s after flying for some eight hours. That’s the scenario I am looking at now and trying to visualise it’s ease or difficulties. Ofcourse, I will be helped by all kinds of agencies, still it will a personal effort. I have the airport website in front of me and am trying to get a layout in my mind. I have adequate support in India from agencies and airlines, who are ensuring that all goes smoothly. Still, it’s a daunting task and all of this is before I start riding. I guess it will be simpler once I start. Then it’s just looking for stops and starts. This is from a WordPress mobile app into my website. Trying to start diarising from the mobile, rather than open the Comp. Having some tea now. More later.