Saturday, 25 June 2016
Day 14 Rest day Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk is a 1,5 mln city where the summer temperature can go to +30 Celsius and to - 45 Celsius in winter.
Some old wooden houses built for the Siberian winter are left among the more modern buildings.Rest days on rallies always turn into crash courses in mechanics.
Fortunately we were in the pleasant position that nothing was broken on our Karmann Ghia.
A number of cars had not resisted to the demands of the Mongolian tracks and had to precipitate their arrival in Novosibirsk to be repaired.
The day started with Yokohama tires organising to mount new tires for us.
We then ventured to the Novosibirsk Volkswagen dealership where we did some routine work on the car. The very supportive and helpful VW team was happy to see a 1966 Karmann Ghia.
The final job of the day was to go to a specialist for wheels and tires who took all the dents out of our wheels caused by the big rocks on the tracks.