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need help for route planning from moscow to ulaan ude

Hello everybody. I started my trip from Switzerland to Mongolia one month ago, all good so far, I'm having a lot of fun, I'm in Moscow now for 2 more days and I want to ask you some advices about the route to go to mongolia. Here is more or less my route, but I have no idea if the cities I choose are reachable in a one day ride (8-10 hours). Because sometimes if the roads are bad, I can take 2-3 times more time. So if you have some advices to give me I would help me a lot.

Here I have 12 days riding planned, and I still have a reserve of 7 days, because I want to enter Mongolia on the 2 or 3th of june. So you can suggest where I can take a day more. And do you have some address for servicing the bike in the case it's needed?

So I will leave from Moscow:

Nizhiny Novgorod 410km EASY ROAD, NOT TOO BAD
Kazan 393km EASY ROAD, SOME PARTS BUMPY SOME VERY GOOD
Ufa 515km (what is the best way to go to UFA trough M5 or M7?)

I'm thinking now going to Ekaterinburg instead of Chelyabinsk (600km)
Then the ride to Osmk is quite long, were is a good place to stop in the middle? (1000km)



Novosibirsk 650km (should I take 2 days and stop in the middle, like in Kuybyshev?)
Krasnoyaesk 526km
Achinsk 570km
Tulun 700km (probably too long as well, should I do it is 2 days?)
Irkutsk 370km
Ulan Ude 414km
Ulan Ude – Ulaan Bataar 536km (here I'm not sure as well, how are the roads? Is there a city near the border where I should sleep and cross in the morning?)

by the way, here is my blog, it's in french but google translator works well, I tried.
Www.zimiontheloose.ch


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