Almost 1000 km of dirt roads through northern Russia. There are around 160 km of good paved roads included in the track from Kortkeros to Mikun. Then some more kilometres as shown in the pictures. I rode it from South to North. The roads are extremely variate from destroyed paved roads (potholes or pieces of pavement everywhere), sand, mud and gravel. In Karpogory there are guesthouses and hotels.
Medium 6 mile ride on a Georgia clay road (FSR95). It was wet so it was slick. Riding easterly from Hwy 60 you'll have plenty of switch backs and elevation changes. The west end of FSR95 exits on Old Dial Road. Turn north, keep the river on your left and it will take you to the old Iron Bridge on Shallow Ford Road. There's a restaurant that serves a good breakfast.
Easy 50 mi ride with only 16 miles of pavement. If you begin the ride from the south you will cross the Max Brewer Mem. Bridge. When crossed look for the entrance to the preserve. It's a hard-packed shell roadway that has numerous twists and turns. When you come to an intersection just keep turning right and it will take you back onto the pavement. If there is a rocket on the pad at the cape this area will be closed. When you exit ride 3 mi east to the check point ($5) and enter Bio Lab Road. Another shell…
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