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PEDAL FOR NO MEDAL

February 7, 2014

So boys and girls, we have another story for you now. The last day of the “Pedal for no Medal” adventure. The date was February 7, time was 8:15, the temperature was -1 degrees and the four bikes got on the last stretch of this legendary ride. Up and down they went, fo...

February 6, 2014

Who knows how Russians get up in the morning, but for us the 8 o’clock wake up call came like a cold shower in a dark cave. The contrast of which with the warm and sunny days was just mind freezing. This was the most challenging morning of our trip, because the guys ha...

February 5, 2014

An hour before the planned wake-up call someone was knocking on our door disturbing the peace and snoring. Behind the door, there was the smiling face of some Estonian guy with a photo camera in his hand. After only three and a half hours of sleep I was really happy to...

February 4, 2014

We left Fedosiya at the break of day at 8:15 and headed into the unknown - the border with Russian Federation. No one knew, how long we will have to wait in line, how many papers we’ll have to sign and if the border patrol will let us through with the two gas tanks in...

February 3, 2014

After 13 days of constant freezing and trembling this morning came like a spring in February. The sun was generously pouring warmth over the mountains of Crimea and soon the temperature raised above the zero point, lifting our spirits and thawing our hearts, so to spea...

February 2, 2014

Because of new information regarding closed roads we had to change our initial plan, which was to go straight from Krasnoperekops’k to Simferopol. Despite the extra 32 kilometers we decided to reroute through Dzhankoi thus eliminating the possibility of getting stuck i...

February 1, 2014

Some of us were restless and others got the time wrong, so our camp started to bustle an hour earlier than planned. When we woke up the last sleeping beauty Karlis B. and offered him the morning porridge, Karlis didn’t look very happy about loosing an hour of sleep. Ot...

January 31, 2014

Yesterday’s hardcore chill-out has left it’s marks - this morning Kaspars was complaining about a muscle ache in his leg. But other than that everybody was feeling great mainly because of the bright sunlight dancing on the white sheets of snow. While changing the inner...

January 30, 2014

This morning started with encouraging news. According to the weather forecast the temperature outside was -18 degrees with a wind chill of -32. We got goosebumps just thinking about the freezing day to come. Karlis B. was especially indignant and announced that 10 days...

January 29, 2014

There is time for rest and time for doing, and this morning our rest time was over. The bike of Karlis B. tried to disagree by puffing out air in the hotel lobby, but we bribed it with a new inner tube and off we went. Over the nightKiev got covered by a fresh coat of...

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