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Old 02-03-2013, 04:05 AM   #133
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Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Mattighofen
Oddometer: 318
Day 17

I woke up with sun.

Our camp

My KTM's sprocket didn't look good. And we still had some 2000km to go!

I was constantly worried about my chain now. It was totally worn and made some strange noises all the time.
During our lunch I tried to call some KTM shops in Russia, but without much success. It was Saturday and we couldn't get any help before Monday. So we decided to ride on until chain holds and then think again what to do.

It became a longest day during this trip. We decided not to camp when sun sets as we were behind our schedule.
Just before midnight we passed Moscow. After that we decided to find some place to put up our tent. It wasn't easy in darkness! Too much people and no space for us. We droved around 100km out from Moscow before we found a place. It was around 3 AM, freezing cold, only around 6 degrees Celsius, my bike's front sprocket was slipping every time I tried to accelerate. We already missed Georgia!
Today's score 1226km!

Beyond clouds 2011
Beyond arctic circle 2010
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