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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,979
Posted By milkman67204
If you end up going north and stop in Moscow I...

If you end up going north and stop in Moscow I can help you a bit planning a route. I did a big loop through Norway and back to Moscow a few years ago. It wont be all off road and exciting but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Looks like for the next couple weeks I will be...

Looks like for the next couple weeks I will be busy with work but hopefully after that on the weekends I can get out!
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,979
Posted By milkman67204
Enjoying the report! If headed west my offer in...

Enjoying the report! If headed west my offer in Moscow still stands. I am not back from my vacation and should be around the rest of the summer.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
The beer isnt bad. Just like anywhere you can...

The beer isnt bad. Just like anywhere you can find decent beer here, usually import, or you can find cheap beer.

For some reason there is not a better feeling than walking out of the store with a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So I stayed at Okcanas house the last few days of...

So I stayed at Okcanas house the last few days of my vacation. Finally being able to find an ATM that would give me some money on the next to last day of my vacation.

Saturday night we ordered...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
That night I had some decisions to make. I was...

That night I had some decisions to make. I was having issues getting money from the ATM's and didnt have enough cash to go on seeing everything i wanted to. After some thought I decided to head to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
After the old chuch I found I started looking at...

After the old chuch I found I started looking at the GPS and the next big town I wanted to check out was 700km away... It was almost 6:00pm so I decided to start looking for a camping spot. I try to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Glad you are enjoying it. I have been telling...

Glad you are enjoying it. I have been telling people for a while now Russia is the land of misconceptions. They do an amazing job also of realizing that the government isn't the same as the person. I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Next day I woke up and went to an outdoor museum...

Next day I woke up and went to an outdoor museum Mallie Karellie. it is the largest outdoor museum in Russia, and I believe Europe. It is dedicated to wooden architecture
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So after the cemetery I started with the closest...

So after the cemetery I started with the closest place which was the Yamaha Dealership. I walked in saw new motorcycles and boats and thought I had hit the jackpot!

Then I was informed they had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So I finally made it to Arkhangelsk. I found a...

So I finally made it to Arkhangelsk. I found a hotel and decided the next day I would see the city and see if I couldn't find a new tire....

I scoured the internet and found a few leads on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
The next day I was headed north out of Kargopol....

The next day I was headed north out of Kargopol. I was a little hesitant to take this route because I knew there was a military base on it that is a closed area. I didn't know if the road would go...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So got the tire fixed and was on the way!!!!...

So got the tire fixed and was on the way!!!! Headed north and all was good.

Found a place to stay for the night. This little resort hotel thing for about 40 dollars. One of the guys working...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So I woke up the next day and the tire was flat...

So I woke up the next day and the tire was flat again.... I didn't have internet access and knew it would be difficult to find the tire I needed in the next big town, 100 miles away. I sent a friend...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Now the fun part begins! So I put the food in the...

Now the fun part begins! So I put the food in the oven but before I did I noticed my rear tire was flat... I aired it up and finished up the food. So while the food was in the oven I went back out...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So I ate dinner with Sergey and Katya. They own...

So I ate dinner with Sergey and Katya. They own this place. Over dinner we talked and I decided to stay 2 days so Tomorrow afternoon we could drive around the lake and check it out.

This is where...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So I turned north and immediately got excited!...

So I turned north and immediately got excited! Now this is something like what I was looking for! A gravel road, in decent shape, and no traffic!!!!! so I headed off not knowing what was there just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
I had planned for failure when I started the day,...

I had planned for failure when I started the day, July 7. I wanted to get a little over 400km. I knew a lot of it would be over not the best roads but thought what the hell I will try and if it works...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
the next morning just down the road it became...

the next morning just down the road it became paved! This is pretty typical as soon as one district ends and another begins there can be a huge difference in road surfaces
Welcome to Karelia
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Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So I woke up Sunday morning ate breakfast and...

So I woke up Sunday morning ate breakfast and headed back towards Russia! I wanted to get back in a hurry, one for cheap gas and two just to have more days incase I needed them to see things.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
I start back to Russia today so hopefully we will...

I start back to Russia today so hopefully we will be getting back to our normally scheduled program of military stuff and bad roads!
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
One of the guys that came in from Sweden was...

One of the guys that came in from Sweden was having issues with his bike. It still ran but not at full power, not a Warrior. After talking with him he finally convinced us to go ahead with out him....
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
My only requirement for the meeting was on the...

My only requirement for the meeting was on the 4th of July I wanted a Hamburger and beer to celebrate. Well Zalama did not disappoint.

We ended up at this 50's style American diner and the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Ya I had no idea until I came here the sacrifices...

Ya I had no idea until I came here the sacrifices made on this side of the war. I only vaguely knew there was a Eastern Front in the European Theater.

Studying Russian I guess he is a gluten...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
I have about 3 websites I use to find most of...

I have about 3 websites I use to find most of them. I don't know if you have heard of Wikimapia but its a very informative website but can be hard to sift through with all its information. One...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
my goal today was to get close to Tampere....

my goal today was to get close to Tampere. Tampere was the whole reason for this trip. from 4-6 July a few fellow Warrior owners will be there.

I was able to get my tent up and inside just in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
I found a place to camp a little further down on...

I found a place to camp a little further down on the Salpa Line. They have a hiking trail that goes the length of the line. I stopped early and hiked around a little but mainly wanted to get my stuff...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
I ended up in Vyborg for the night. The lady at...

I ended up in Vyborg for the night. The lady at the front desk was a little appalled at first with my appearance but she eventually was won over. She laugh so hard when I asked her if she had an old...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
After Peterhof I grabbed some lunch and headed...

After Peterhof I grabbed some lunch and headed off. First up to get to Kronstadt. This place was made by Peter the Great to help guard the port of Petersburg. At one time this was the most fortified...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Started the day off headed for Peterhof. I was...

Started the day off headed for Peterhof. I was only about 30km away so I didn't expect it to take long to get there.

Then I would find something interesting along the way and stop. This...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Yes I agree that Americans point is very one...

Yes I agree that Americans point is very one sided. I have gotten into many arguments here and in the States about WWII who helped more and so on and so on.

I have been to Karelia before but...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
So after staring down the road I took off hoping...

So after staring down the road I took off hoping for the best. As I was slipping and sliding trying to stay out of the bus size holes and avoid debris. Wait that's not debris it looks like railroad...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
After leaving Okcana my goal was the outskirts of...

After leaving Okcana my goal was the outskirts of St. Petersburg. First I headed west towards Luga then north. I have been on the main Highway from Moscow to Petersburg a few times and wanted to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
I just wanted to emphasize again how nice of a...

I just wanted to emphasize again how nice of a city Velikey Novgorod is. It has a lot of old structures around and most everything has an English explanation. if you are ever in Russia it is worth a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Velikey Novgorod

Velikey Novgorod is one of the oldest cities in Russia. It was first mentioned in 859!!! During the war it was occupied for about 2.5 years. During this time many of its historical sites were...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Woke up on Sunday June 29 and headed out! The...

Woke up on Sunday June 29 and headed out! The goal was Velikey Novgorod only 90 km away, thanks to the 500km the previous day.

On the outskirts of Staraya Russa was this Memorial with a tank and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
Staraya Russa

Thanks for the kind words everyone! I will try to keep up with the posts as I go during these next 3 weeks!

So we got to Staraya Russa and found a hotel for the night. It was still early about...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
After resting at the bunker a bit we decided to...

After resting at the bunker a bit we decided to get back to the road. Eventually the road turned to a fairly decent gravel road which lasted the next 30km or so. There were some old villages along...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
To Finland!

After work on June 27 I started the drive towards Finland. I have a week to get there so I am no in a hurry. I stopped off at Okcanas house in Tver for the night. She had dinner and a glass of this...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,505
Posted By milkman67204
I have been at work the last week trying to get...

I have been at work the last week trying to get this done for everyone and preparing for the next trip!

I head out Friday after work headed towards Finland for a couple days then around Karelia...
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