From Russia, with love

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MadRider777, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Essbee

    Essbee Been here awhile

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    @MadRider777 thank you for sharing, I always find your pics so fascinating.
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  2. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Great weather and leisurely walk in Orehovo park

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    The art of girls photography :-)

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  3. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some casual pics

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    And another short weekend trip 100 km from Moscow

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  4. MZ5

    MZ5 Been here awhile

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    I may have said this already, but I'd like to visit Russia one day (preferably a spring or summer day. I don't like the cold. LOL!). It looks beautiful!
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  5. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    If you mean Moscow its climate isn't very harsh, pretty similar to Minneapolis in the US. And some snowy winter days are very pleasant.
    But summer is summer anyway :-).
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  6. MZ5

    MZ5 Been here awhile

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    Minneapolis!? A person could freeze to death in Minneapolis on the first day of July!
    (-: Just joking. I live in southern Arizona. It may snow the tiniest bit here one day every several years, but it's gone within 30 to 60 minutes. Below 50F we're all wearing winter coats here...
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  7. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    You'll have to bring your coat in Russia even in summer :-)
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  8. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Old monastery near Zvenigorod, about 100 km from Moscow

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    And now we are continuing to eŃ…plore Moscow region

    Volokolamsk Kremlin, 120 km from Moscow

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  11. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Backroads are inviting to ride more

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    Old estate Yaropoletz, where many famous people from empress Catherine the Great to Vladimir Lenin used to visit

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  12. bomose

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    I have been fascinated with Russia since reading about Peter the Great. I would love to see St Petersburg and look around Preobrazhenskoe. The architecture and history intrigue me. Thanks for putting these photos together.
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  13. MadRider777

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    Unfortunately, there are practically nothing from the Peters era in Preobrazhensky area now. But St. Petersburg and suburbs are awesome.
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    Old Joseph-Volokolamsk Monastery

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some non-touristic views of Moscow outskirts

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    Nice wooden decorations

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    But I'm here on business. I have to buy used tire instead of a punctured one. In this garages a twin-brother of my Metz Z8 is waiting me

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    The punctured tire got a rubber patch and keeping in reserve

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Thursday Moscow report, everyday life in all its versatility

    Some people live in glamour

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    And some are working hard

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    Someone is still in the past

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    And somebody already in the future

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    I need only some water in this heat,

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    some simple life,

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    some beautiful views

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    This is quite enough not to become one of the soulless "items" under the hypnosis of the metropolis

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  18. Genypig

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    I really enjoyed your ride report. I went through it all in just a couple of days. Thanks for sharing such organic photos. It somehow brings up a very nostalgic feeling in me, even though I was only 3 years old when we left to move to the U.S. One day I will come back to visit!
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Thank you for your kind words. And welcome!
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    Relaxing walk in Kolomenskoe estate

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