Mud. When that dirt and ice come together and make lakes of mud.
Would it be too chancy to go Romanian here?
(I still want to cycle that.)
Oh, yes. We are. Except, look at the map.
As I noted above, forgive me for not trusting a road through just about the entire upper northern hemisphere wilderness in terms of the infrastructure and security we may be accustomed to relying upon. There are two types of "roadside assistance". One is waiting for somebody, the other is being that somebody. A third is the potential need to redefine "road" based on circumstances.
Just isn't in my nature to hope I have cell phone service and tow truck service, and if I was going to take such a drive, it would be an excuse for some serious toys. There is also that issue of perhaps wanting to put some distance between you and other folk in a non-linear direction. Don't think I'd want to try to do that in a Volvo wagon in Siberia.
You are only on-piste until you aren't. Reliance is a deeply personal consideration, especially as one wanders. I'd give you the same answer for that road in North America only. Isn't the point of that trip all the potential tangents? I can see a bunch of interstate billboards in Missouri.
But what about that old saying... "It's not about the journey, it's about the destination?"
I thought this was all about getting to see Buckingham Palace?
Am I missing something?