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by Skorohod
May 22 2020 3:15pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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I know you have a massive battery on your bike, how do they handle the cold? you run pretty low amps per cell, does the pack self warm itself with use? Yes, you're right - self-heating of battery in my setup is negligible. I've measured it once and i got only 2 Celsius of temperature rise after 15 ...
by Skorohod
May 13 2020 4:07am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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The snow can stay in Russia! I wish it could! But this winter in Moscow was snowless... What a week you got to have. I don't agree about the snow not coming here. We have Christmas and somehow it's still mid fall, It'll sneak in a transition straight to mid spring in time for St. Patrick's Day. Sam...
by Skorohod
May 10 2020 9:18am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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An creepy and isolated place (just how i like them). Small ponds of Koroviy Vrag river. In modern russian language its name sound like "An enemy of the cow" or "The cow's adversary". But it really means Koroviy Ovrag, which translates as "Cows ravine". BTW, there's train station Mark nearby, which j...
by Skorohod
May 10 2020 9:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
Views: 13945

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by Skorohod
May 10 2020 9:06am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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First day of spring 2020... and it looks like winter was there. But it doesn't. Snow is just couple of days fresh.
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by Skorohod
May 05 2020 2:55pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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this Russian youtuber has just starting uploading, lots of gold there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv_ULWNzH8c Well, i'm pretty sure it's not near Moscow. All known "places of gold" is deep in Siberia (speaking of stereotypes, lol), thousands and thousands kilometers from capital city. If you'r...
by Skorohod
May 05 2020 2:31pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
Views: 13945

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have you ever panned for gold there? No, i'm not :) But i've known of people, who search for metall conglomerates in old underground river canals and had a rare success. Old coins, that sort of stuff. As for Samorodinka - it's underground part is too young (that river has been buried in late 60-s) ...
by Skorohod
May 01 2020 10:18am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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IMG_0777.jpg IMG_0781.jpg IMG_0805.jpg MSU mian building: IMG_0813.jpg IMG_0828.jpg Two boys just sitting on a garage roof, just how in good old times. There is a hope for today youth if it's not all shopping malls and smartphones for them :lol: IMG_0829.jpg IMG_0836.jpg IMG_0849.jpg IMG_0856.jpg I...
by Skorohod
May 01 2020 10:14am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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View of Ochakovo-Matveevskoye district:
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by Skorohod
May 01 2020 10:12am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
Views: 13945

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Samorodinka river underground canal outlet:
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by Skorohod
May 01 2020 10:09am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
Views: 13945

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February of 2020, just a rideabout through Moscow. Just a wasteland under a pale grey sky (and a П-3 panel building in the back): IMG_0521.jpg IMG_0526.jpg Two 1-МГ-601 buildings (the one on the left is renovated, the right one in vanilla condition): IMG_0527.jpg IMG_0539.jpg IMG_0553.jpg The dome o...
by Skorohod
Apr 23 2020 7:36am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
Views: 13945

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I have to ask, why do you search for the right manhole? is that part of your job? This is one of my hobbies (draining as a part of urban exploring). Most active years was... from 2002 to 2006, i'm guess. And after 15 years of another types of activities we just decided to revive good old fun and we...
by Skorohod
Apr 22 2020 9:47am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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Ok, time to use acquired intel and go for a walk underground: IMG_0026.jpg That was a cold night. Frozen air flowing through storm drain caused appearing of underground icicles: IMG_0048.jpg A little rest stop over an underground waterfall: IMG_0094.jpg Old brick canal under our boots, and central h...
by Skorohod
Apr 22 2020 9:35am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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A cat on a fence:
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by Skorohod
Apr 22 2020 9:33am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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Well, that is definitely a dirty road: IMG_8741.jpg IMG_8744.jpg IMG_8748.jpg IMG_8750.jpg IMG_8757.jpg Fili train station pedestrian underpass is closed. Red ad on the right says "loans": IMG_8758.jpg IMG_8760.jpg IMG_8765.jpg IMG_8767.jpg II-68 panel-block building: IMG_8769.jpg
by Skorohod
Apr 22 2020 9:24am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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A little trip in search of right manhole to enter underground canal of Filka river. Entering to ravine (which is actually a riverbed): IMG_8716.jpg IMG_8717.jpg Trying a manhole... oops, wrong one: IMG_8718.jpg Filka river is buried underground for half a century, but a bog is still there: IMG_8724....
by Skorohod
Apr 14 2020 11:17am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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But wait a sec... it is wearing of the studs or i just seeing things? Front tire seems normal: IMG_8686.jpg But stud on the rear tire is obviously have been eaten away: IMG_8687.jpg Ok, let's go home and take a closer look. BTW, there a frozen cat on icy Moscow sidewalk: IMG_8699.jpg Ah, those basta...
by Skorohod
Apr 14 2020 11:02am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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by Skorohod
Apr 14 2020 11:02am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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After studding i've waited for snow for week or so. And when first proper snow has fallen to Moscow ground i've immediately went to Bitsa forest park to test my tires: IMG_8667.jpg IMG_8668.jpg IMG_8669.jpg IMG_8670.jpg IMG_8671.jpg IMG_8672.jpg IMG_8673.jpg IMG_8675.jpg IMG_8676.jpg IMG_8677.jpg
by Skorohod
Apr 14 2020 10:58am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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Despite lack of snow through 2019-2020 winter in Moscow, i've managed to ride few times right after snowfalls. Looking back at my photos from passed winter one can think, that winter in Moscow actually happened this season... but it's not :) There only 5 or 6 snowfalls and snow cover lasted only for...
by Skorohod
Apr 14 2020 10:51am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
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your alive! glad to see your still with us. is your 2 week holiday over now? I heard in Russia that you guys could buy masks and gloves at the grocery store and no one was hoarding stuff. it was beautiful here yesterday, t-shirt weather, went for a ride down to the serpentine river there was people...
by Skorohod
Apr 11 2020 7:01am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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when I look at the wastelands, I see buildings and it looks like everyone threw their personal belongings out their windows and just left. what happened, where did they go. if things got bad you would still need a roof over your head. so I get a dark thought but maybe they were moved to a new build...
by Skorohod
Mar 26 2020 8:47am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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Find your spot out in the bush, pack up your rations and Smirnoff Vodka. Nah, i'm gonna stand my ground 8) i don't why but I just got a kick out of you cutting the rubber whiskers off the tires. I have to ask, why? better traction on pavement? Yep! Whiskers on that particular tire is extremely thic...
by Skorohod
Mar 15 2020 5:00am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
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hope your well, how is Moscow doing with the corona virus outbreak. have you managed to contain it over there? I read China handed over the genome of the virus to Russia to help develop a vaccine back in January. I know the Russian govt acted quickly to try to protect its citizens, im just curious ...
by Skorohod
Mar 07 2020 8:11am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal outskirts of Moscow and beyond (LOTS of pics!)
Replies: 257
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IMG_8307.jpg IMG_8311.jpg Yet another unorthodox view on a main building of MSU: IMG_8318.jpg IMG_8322.jpg Rainy winter night on Krovyanka river settling basin. Fooling around with my portative lighting set: IMG_8378.jpg IMG_8396.jpg IMG_8399.jpg IMG_8444.jpg IMG_8460.jpg That's all for this week!