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chita to khabarovsk roadconditions

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we will be on the road between chita and vladivostok in a few days. Anyone actual information about road conditions and safety situation? Anyone travelling the same direction? Thanks.
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we will be on the road between chita and vladivostok in a few days. Anyone actual information about road conditions and safety situation? Anyone travelling the same direction? Thanks.
Its fine - asphalt all the way
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Its asphalt all right..the kind that makes your tire bounce hard every 1/2 seconds..there are several road works...
The last benzine out of Mogocha is at the west of the village on the highway..behind a fence with no sign.. Then 90km from Mogocha a P sign with lorries another impromptu benzine.. 198km from Mogocha..horrible chin on the road that almost wiped me out. Last benzine out of Chita...to left cross the street...nice kafe.
Exactly 298km between the benzines. Avoid only gastinitsa in Mogocha like a plague. Came through there two weeks ago.
I bet in two years this road will end like the horrible road between tyumin abd samara.
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Here's what it was like in 2008! Khabarovsk to Chita - YouTube
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Getting it tarmac'd all the way was one of Putin's goals prior to his (re)elections and coronation.

He was widly shown in the papers and on TV riding a moto (and sometimes a quad) on the beautiful, totally empty, shiny, brand new road looking as good as any in Western Europe.

Being Russia, it transpires it was not built to the full spec (despite the appropriate money being channelled for that purpose) and much failed to adequetly survive its first winter.

But the election had been comfortably rigged by the springtime - while someone had the skimmed funds neatly stashed away somewhere. Probably the money laundering centres of Londonistan.
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Vlad 2 Ulan-Ude

Last week we made Vlad 2 Ulan-Ude.

From Vlad 2 Khabarosk a lot of roadwork and patholes.

Khabarosk 2 Ulan-Ude all good!

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Thanks to all for good information. We will be on the way by next week.
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I have just done it !

10 days from Ulan bator to Vlad. including a 2 night stop just outside Chita.

Road conditions vary !! from lovely smooth tarmac to sections where there is no road and lots of roadworks.

Motels are few and far between. I managed ok for fuel, filling up every 200km (my tank range was 450km but I wasnt taking any risks on running out of fuel).

I have to admit, I was well whacked by the time I arrived in Vladivadstok!!

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Its fine - asphalt all the way
you must have taken a different road to me then
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Getting it tarmac'd all the way was one of Putin's goals prior to his (re)elections and coronation.

He was widly shown in the papers and on TV riding a moto (and sometimes a quad) on the beautiful, totally empty, shiny, brand new road looking as good as any in Western Europe.

Being Russia, it transpires it was not built to the full spec (despite the appropriate money being channelled for that purpose) and much failed to adequetly survive its first winter.

But the election had been comfortably rigged by the springtime - while someone had the skimmed funds neatly stashed away somewhere. Probably the money laundering centres of Londonistan.
Tony - with comments like that about your adoptive home country, you'd better be careful about which sushi restaurants you eat in!!
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I personally remember about 200K of gravel...dust so thick..cant see one meter ahead.. Deep tire tracks when wet..
Then...lousy new rosd works that almost wiped me out three times...then the new asphalt becoming an oil patch..that almost killed me.
Far more worse shit too...hope you dont have a heart problem...ambulance is two hours away.yur

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I personally remember about 200K of gravel...dust so thick..cant see a meter ahead.. Deep tire tracks when wet..
Then...lousy new road works that almost wiped me out three times...then the new asphalt becoming an oil patch..that almost killed me. I've warned every rider I've met heading other way about it ,, and every time I saw a couple riding two ,, I grimaced ,, wished that I've stopped them to warn ,,
Far more worst shit too...hope you dont have a heart problem...ambulance is two hours away.yur

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Getting it tarmac'd all the way was one of Putin's goals prior to his (re)elections and coronation.

Being Russia, it transpires it was not built to the full spec (despite the appropriate money being channelled for that purpose) and much failed to adequetly survive its first winter.
Lucky we did it last year then - plenty of good tarmac at that time...agreed, also lots of roadworks but nothing the trusty GS couldn't handle. Made for a varied journey, broke up the boredom of the long asphalt road to have a stretch or two of crappy road.

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I was with Strimstrum last year, here are a few shots of the road , but i guess the winter has taken its toll.

A village on the road to Ulan Ude - YouTube

the long roads in Siberia - YouTube

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https://vimeo.com/26407010
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