From Russia, with love

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

  1. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Kind of folk festival, about 100km from Moscow

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    Some purchases. This animal isn't so simple as it seems. In seller's words all adults identified it like a rabbit, and all children - like a cat. Why? I think children are more attentive to detail. Rabbits haven't got long tail :-).

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    Great dessert known as soldier's cake.

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  2. Anders-

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    Seeing the toy cat got my thinking of the dogs in the british clay animation series "rex the runt" :-)

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  3. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat Supporter

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    I agree. Learning about other riders and their world is very cool.
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  4. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    2 beautiful old towns, Vladimir and Suzdal, about 200 km from Moscow.

    Very picturesque roads and rural landscapes.

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    The museum of great Russian scientist Nikolay Zhukovsky, a founding father of modern aerodynamics.

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    This woman guide is like a jetfighter, extremely rapid.

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    Two men are thinking how to use a sunwatch. Oh these inquiring minds :-)

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    Landscapes again. Soothing. Love this.

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    Then I headed for Vladimir. It's 150 years older than Moscow, year of foundation - 990. They had time until the numbers became four-digit.

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    This boy played violin and I just was listening sitting on the lawn. For an hour. He'd chose right place.

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    The way to Suzdal

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    Suzdal is much smaller than Vladimir but very cozy and soulful.

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    This racing horse can overtake my bike

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    I found these paintings on a bench. Somebody had lost them. Interesting style to my mind.

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    Social contrasts as always. Touristic service and real life after the gates.

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    The way home

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  5. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat Supporter

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    Thank you for taking the time to post. This is why we ride. Travelers can see the history of a place, the beauty and the commonality of people and for a while visit s world they will probably never get to experience.
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  6. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Three weeks of waiting for an exhaust and a shock absorber instead of broken. A sad sight after all trips.

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    The exhaust came from Poland. And the shock absorber ironically from Siberia. There was no closer :-)
    Yesterday summer returned to Moscow for one day. Good time to test parts. And to relax.

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    x32792 Cracker American

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    Thank you for sharing.
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Good weather was again today.
    Interesting old vehicle by the way to garage

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    And calm autumn rural landscapes

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Some views of evening Moscow

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    This Autumn brought a new temperature record in Moscow. Today was like Summer again. Walking in the center.

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    Some American footprints. Teslas row near the Wall Street :-)

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    Expensive life for somebody

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    And free sleep for others

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    Crowds don't noticy anything. Usual hypnosis of metropolis. People are convincing themselves that everything OK and feel nothing. The high school of insensibility. I'm not doing it well...
    Good time to talk with somebody alive. And to enjoy the view of the Kremlin listening travel stories.

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    Sunset is constant in its beauty. Always and everywhere.

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  13. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Several casual pictures. Musical enthusiasts in train and subway

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    My experience with taking photos in the (Piter) metro ended when a guard caught me and I had to pay a fine, granted it was about a decade ago - guess times are changing :lol3

    Always good to see your photos of life in Russia :thumb
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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Weather was nice yesterday again. Short ride in the suburbs.

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    The cold is coming. Time to hide our horses :-)

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    Motobrother helps to repair the truck. A strange sight

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Winter is coming and Red Square is already ready for the New Years celebration

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    Some mirror magic

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    And my racing garage combined with the workplace. New custom begins :-)

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    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Happy Christmas and New Year from Moscow!

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  18. rrittner

    rrittner Racing for not last

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    How about some pictures of the new bike your putting together??
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  19. MadRider777

    MadRider777 Been here awhile

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    Oh, it turned out to be not so simple :-). I'm still collecting necessary parts.

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  20. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    Where are you going to mount the cat?