Dec. 26 2013 will be one years since the death of Japenese cyclist Haruhisa Watanabe near Kandalaksha

Haruhisa Watanabe was hit by a car belongling to one of local big shots. Think it was the mayor of Zelenoborsk, Boris Rozhansky.

..I’ve been sharing winter roads with locals for nearly two months now, and have lapsed into a permanent state of being scared shitless. Drivers make no adjustment whatsoever for road conditions. Exactly same speed and pattern as in the best of summer. Towards the end of winter daredevils tend to get weeded out but first few snowfalls is a disaster. In November 2013 I counted 6 accidents during a 120km trip to either Kirovsk or Apatity. Yet not a single one during the same trip in March.

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