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Old 05-27-2012, 09:47 AM   #52
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Location: Russia
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05.26 - Irbit / Yekaterinburg - 250km
We took delivery of the Ural this morning, done some pictures inside the factory territory then at the entrance of the town with the monument.
Nice ride to Yekaterinburg, lovely weather and road in good condition and few cars. At the arrival in town we wait for some friends to guide to us to their garage, the Gear Up needed an oil change.
In the evening we went to visit the center town with them and back to the hotel.

05.27 - Yekaterinburg / Perm - 350km
This morning departure under a very dark sky,, first stop at the monument with the border Asia/Europe. Just after we were back on the road, the rain start and didn't stop until we reach Perm... For the first 200km the road was in good condition, police stop us twice at the check-points, once just to see the documents and the second they invited us to go inside to write the informations about our Ural. The reason: an Ural (old) were declared stolen in the area... The policeman ask us "how do you find our roads", we answer: "nice, you have good roads". But not even one kilometer after the check-point the rodeo start... not very funny under the rain... diffcult to find the good trajectory to avoid all the holes.
At our arrival at Perm we have done the servicing for the Retro, you see I am on the learning curve: last year first oil change for the engine at 1300km (GearBox and FD at 3000) this year all 3 at 550km.
Just after we went to the center town and found one hotel. Tomorrow we will try to get to Kazan.

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