Russia

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Nnordsman, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Nnordsman

    Nnordsman Nnordsman

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    Here is what I am trying to figure out. I am planning a ride across Russia this summer from the Europe to Magadan from the west. I was planning on departing from Europe in late June and riding eastern Siberia in late July/early August. I have just had a hiccup at work that I might not be able to get of in late July. Do I move the trip forward, or backward. If I move it back, I am concerned what I might hit for weather in Magadan during mid-September. If I mover it forward, am I going to be in non-stop rain through all of June. Anyone have any idea of Siberian weather in September. I have found the average highs and lows, but I am concerned about icing issues if it gets much colder than the listed 7-8C lows that I could have a problem.

    Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
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  2. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    If I recall correctly, there is ride report here from a few years ago where some guys pulled into Magadan at the end of September and had a fair bit of snow for the last several days. It didn't look very fun, but maybe I've mixed up the dates. I've be a bit nervous about getting to Magadan that late, but hopefully doable if you don't mind a little cold weather. But search the ride reports on this site, I'm sure you'll find some helpful info.

    You don't really say which road you'll take, but in either June or September I don't think I'd try to OSR, especially if you are by yourself, there is not much traffic out there at the best of times. In June I wouldn't worry about rain as about about generally high river levels due to snow melt, etc., but again this should be less of an issue on the federal highway.

    I'm no expert on the road of bones, hopefully someone more knowledgeable can add something.
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  3. Nnordsman

    Nnordsman Nnordsman

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    Thanks, Motoreiter. That is exactly what I am concerned about.
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  4. ridingfullcircle

    ridingfullcircle Been here awhile

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    We are going to be riding the same route starting in July. Keep us posted as to what you decide. We are looking for people to join us if you're interested.
    our website is ridingfullcircle.com
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