Speed was app 50-60mph and trip ended in medium sized pine! Some rolls made too! I think....att least there were stuff from vehicle all over yha place! Front spring was ound 100y in the woods! :O
Resque boys needed an hour to cut me loose! Unfortunatelly drivers side ended down so it was...
I was alone in the truck, enroute home from Ladoga trophy 2011! Luckily I was alone...my left leg was broken at 8 places...but otherwice just OK! What happend....well my concentration for traffic slipped for a few seconds! This happend 2:40am.
we "plan" out tracks with a feel, we hardly ever stay on planed rout cause conditions tend to different every time!
we have more a plan from point A to B. Choise of route depends of what members cars are capable off. Last summer Ladoga trip was quite "easy" when both cars was "standard"...
go to google maps and typ "KODROV" and "KIROVSK" and you get the idea!
Planing an trip? we do, maybe join up! we drive from Umeå via Haparanda and tru Finland. I think we have allready had some contct regarding TD5 turbocharger, last summer i think it was! :)
Just "normal" turist visa, only "requirment" was that i needed to get an dokumet that insures that i visited places i told officials im gona visit!
there is 2 ways to do that, take in on local "hotel" or go to local hotel pay them for filling in an form for you! ( this case it was cheaper...
I second that! we allso camped all over the Karelian isthmus and never had any problems!
We walked tru All bad/flooded bits of road before driving and all bad/weak bridges got separe inspection before crossing! Better safe than sorry!
I realy can recomend "russia by car" travel!
while processing images i found couple of "worth publishing"
Our son 4 yo on hsi 1st "russia safari"...bit sleepy in the morning...!
and some domestic russian trucks....some might reconize them? ;)
local dirt roads and bridges...!
lokal "SPA" bath...!
for those who are interested in subject her's some more map material:
got my copies today! GREAT help when planing next trip! old ACCURATE maps are hard to...
read more att:
http://www.mannerheim-line.com/inkila/inkila.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War
INK 7 is from "Inkilä 7" bunker 7 on Inkilä county.
Inkilä is very near Primorsk or in Finnish Koivisto, INK7 is only a few meters from Gulf Of Finland...
the route we toke was Vaasa-Lappeenranta-Enso(FIN)==>( RUS)Svetogorsk-Kirvu-Rintala-Hiitola-Lahdenpohja-Sortavala-Impilahti-Pitkäranta-Olonec-Lodejnoe Pole-Olhava-passed ST Peterburg due kaotic traffic-2 day enjoying weater and beautufully beaches near Primorsk instead-Vyborg...