At this Sunday ( 16th August ) there was bicycles tour to “Sands” and “Draga” near Yekaterinburg. Around 16 people participated in it. Road to “Sands” went on the shore of Shartash lake, then through the forests trails and roads of small villages. “Sans” is the place, where nearby plant stores waste rock after taking minerals from it. After small rest we rode around this storage and few people separated from group, they went back to Yekaterinburg.
Next our way was laid on forests trails ( some of which had lots of dirt ) and highways, which allowed to ride with high speed on them. We wanted to visit nearby dam on our way to “Draga”, but missed on high speed small road, which turns to it from highway. Road to “Draga” laid near small half boggy river and there were lots of flooded areas, on which dirt flew in the air from wheels of bikes. “Draga” itself is located in wetland area and is a giant machine, that takes soil mass inside, recycles it, takes useful minerals and throws out unused soil mass. Near it we made small halt and some photos and then rode into way back, which after wetland laid on highway to Berezovskiy city. Near it some people started to separate from group : I rode to Polevskoy throug Berezovskiy and Yekaterinburg ( there was ability to turn to highway around Yekaterinburg, so that there would be no need to waste time on traffic lights and traffic itself, next time I’ll do exactly this way ) and rode additional 40 km after Yekaterinburg to my city of living. Overall bicycles tour was interesting and left lots of positive impressions. After 2 weeks from now weather should be less rainy and more warm and after competitions there will be ability to go into next bicycles adventure.