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A number of aspects of riding around the Atyrau steppe are quite specific to this area and hence deserve some attention.

Bicycle considerations

First, there is what bicycle considerations are worth pondering over, that may drive your choice of bike type to bring and use as your noble hardworking stepp companion.

Clothing considerations

Then there are clothing considerations, especially focussed on what is deemed useful to ride in cold winter times, when steppe riding is changed out for Ural river riding.

Safety Tips

Lastly, when you have your special bike and clothes and are ready to ride, pay attention to the safety tips. The tips mostly are a repeat of more commonly ridden environments, yet they describe some Atyrau specific circumstances around car traffic and children playing along the road.

 

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Bicycle considerations

Bicycle considerations for stepperiding
A number of aspects of riding around Atyrau are specific to its steppe conditions. It results in a mix of road biking attitude and all-terrain-biking attitude.
An article on riding technique was earlier published.
In general the riding takes place in groups and the surface tends to generally be so-called hard-pressed soil made up of double-tracks. …

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Safety Tips

General
Beside being a low impact sport with great cardiovascular benefits, cycling is also an excellent way to explore the environment and see Atyrau from a different perspective and breathe some fresh air. Lots of people bring cameras and you will notice from the many articles that there are lots of nice spots, most of them not …

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