Bitter Defeat

After 14 days of non-stop riding, some 1800km, with daily distances of 140 to 200km, and nearly being robbed on the side of the highway, I’ve decided I can no longer keep the pace being set by the rest of the team and still meet my personal travel goals for enjoyment, sanity, and safety (not to mention sanitation.) Therefore, I’ve decided to remain behind in Omsk for a few days. I’ll be taking the train from here to Irkutsk and meeting the team there for the Baikal/Mongolia portion of the trip.