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Update Number 2

new friends and being a tourist

After some more sightseeing we set off for Nizhni Novgorod and Marrianna's city appartment so she could get ready for her trip to Moscow. On the way we collected my water pump repair kit from the local BMW car dealers, still open at 6pm! We then had a tour of the city including the Kremlin and I found filters...yeah...

Interesting fact: Nizhni Novgorod is home of the famous Russian car the Volga...
After looking a a youtube video of what the repair on my bike entails, we decided to take it to a local bike shop. Boy am I glad we did, 2 casing bolts sheared!
At first they said maybe two weeks to fix!!! then the expert was called, Sergi is his name and he said it will be done by tomorrow..result.
The following day we picked up the bike and swapped gifts with Sergi. he got Fast Eddy stickers, a patch and a Lanyard, I got:
One slight problem as with all bikes when you take them to bits is I now have a worn clutch cable actuator or in plain English, the spline where the cable attaches to the casing is worn and I have no slack on cable so feathering the clutch is interesting but the bike is rideable.. "adapt and conquer"
That night we had a "Barbie"at the cabin with Kostyn, Vlad, Alexey and one other who I can't remember his name.. well I am old and the names don't just roll off the tongue...lol
The next few days were busy, working with Alexey on some jobs or as Kostyn calls them "plans" . Alexey and I also went to "Cinnabon" now there is a sweet touth persons heaven...
The following morning fixed the fence at the cabin and then Alexey picked me up and we went to the city again to buy gifts and to get a "Biker" teeshirt for Fast Eddy:

Seems I am famous in the City as the girl in the shop knew all about me (the mad English Man on a BMW..lol and she gave me another model bike..cool
Alexey and I have become like brothers, we have so much in common and are so so similar it is spooky. He is now my Russian brother.. he bought me 2 key rings, one BMW and one wishing me safe travels.
Later on we met Misha and his family at KFC and I bought some new casual shoes as my old ones had fallen apart. Much to the delight of my wife and daughter (the Fashion police)..lol

Well that's it for tonight, more updates to follow... this blogging lark is hard work....lol

Posted by Speedmaster58 09:24 Archived in Russia

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