Welcome to RussiaCrossing.org. This site reports on the 9000km bicycle journey covered by Damien, Sorouche, Zack, Sasha and Nathan from August 1, 2007 to October 21, 2007. The journey took these individuals though multiple adventurous episodes ranging from running out of water in the Gobi desert to encounters with not-so-friendly drunken Russian teenagers in remote Siberia.
The video available below is a good source of memories. You can also relive key moments of the trip by reading the blog posts.
Many thanks again to all made this possible. If you wish to obtain any information about this trip, please don't hesitate to contact us at: info[at]russiacrossing.org.
Thank you !
Thank you to family, friends, co-workers
Sorry for posting so late, but I only recently learned how thanks to numerous explanations from the team.Â
I just read the latest post and want to congratulate Damien, Sorouche and Zack on biking from Europe to Asia! I was lucky enough to spend only a week with these bike warriors and I can attest to their accomplishment.
I would also like to thank Damien, Sorouche and Zack for making my first biking experience an amazing one. I don't know how I would have done this if not for them. They allowed me to adapt to their pace and when I couldn't match it (they move really fast), they didn't say a word or make me feel guilty. They are the best support team anyone could ever ask for and if any one of these guys asks you to do a bike trip with them, I advise you all to accept because you will not be disapointed. I am glad to hear that you are covering huge ground now and don't forget (and I'm sure you haven't), you've banked quite a few kilometres. Do I hear "rest day"? Thanks so much guys for making a biker out of me.
Â Other people instrumental to the planning of this trip from the Russian side deserve many thanks too. Rustam and Boris, two of Damien's colleagues in Russia, have helped out with too many logistical questions to mention (how to get from the airport to the city, how to bring a bike on a train, etc...). On behalf of all of us, we thank you for all that you have done and wished that you could have joined us. On a personal note, I would especially like to thank Rustam and Liana (sorry if I spelled it wrong)Â and Boris and DinaÂ for giving me a personalized, non-tourist tour of Moscow. Their company has been unforgettable and I hope to return it in kind when they come to Canada.
Best of luck in the journey to follow guys. I know that I and many others will be following your progress and look forward to your updates.
Â - Sasha