Is this a reliable source?!
Trawling through the site and uncovered this posted by NMANNO ..... September last year:
"Leoni from MyTownMoto can order you tyres in advance so that you don't need to carry them with you all the way from Europe. He has a motorcycle club/shop and can also do repairs to most bikes.
He only speaks Russian though...so get yourself a Russian buddy.
Leoni: + 7 777 227 2497"
I'd do almost anything to avoid lugging a pair of tyres on the back of the bike across Europe and half of Asia!
This place in Almaty looks very promising - however:
1. Has anybody experience of using them to supply tyres enroute?
2. If so ...... how does the system work - pay up front - collect on arrival ... or what?
Last thing I want to is to roll into Almaty on bald tyres only to find the "cupboard is bare"
On a slightly different tack ........
I know questions like "what's the road like between X & Y" are pretty subjective, but any feedback on a part or the whole of the two routes below would be really welcomed, particularly from other bikers. We'll be on two BMW GS'es August/September time.
Outward - Volgograd - Samara - Ufa - Petropavlovsk - Astana - Almaty.
Return - Tashkent - Shimkent - Turkistan - Qizilorda - Bayqongir - Aralisk - Aqtobe - Oral
Kinda half know the answer to this last question but think it worth asking those of you who've previously found a 'system' that worked for you. We'll be away from the UK for the best part of 3 months -
What's the best, most practical and safest way of dealing with accessing cash on route (given the countries we're travelling though) Plastic cards? a thick wad of US$?/ Euros?/ a mixture of both? or what?
All and any feedback really appreciated.