Dec 29, 2011

facts of life: the storm hits

This is all we needed. Boris with mechanical problems. Serious mechanical problems. The logistical backbone of this whole operation in compromised and I won't be the one taking it to the mechanic, because my presence is required at the Russian consulate in Riga (!), so we're all in for a treat.

The crisis meeting where the riders were briefed on the present situation was one of those moments you wish you'd never have to witness, let alone be right in the middle of it. The exhaustion of two whole months on the road is hitting us all pretty badly and morale is at an all-time low.

This is necessarily a turning point. For good or bad. The way we handle this situation determines everything. Not just in this particular moment.

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