Valery Zaytsev

As winter descends upon us all, ABRs across the country are starting to accept the fact that there may be several months of limited riding ahead.

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As winter descends upon us all, ABRs across the country are starting to accept the fact that there may be several months of limited riding ahead.

While for us this means simply locking our bikes away in the garage, Russian motorcyclists are also preparing for the winter by storing their bikes away, only many don’t have the luxury of a garage and instead must store their bikes in their apartments.

Photographer Valeriy Zaytsev documented these scenes in a photo series that makes for bizarre and intriguing viewing. Check out a selection of these photos below.

So the next time your other half complains about your motorcycle taking up too much room in the garage, show her these photos!

Source: zaytsev.photo/

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Comments (7)

  • @Trui Oh wow, that's amazing!! 'Motorcycle disease', I know a few people, who are definitely diseased when it comes to motorcycles, myself excluded of course! : ) I've often referred to my passion for wheels as it's 'in my blood', or 'I've got the bug'. I really love the way it's written in Russian МОТОТОКСИКОЗ. You could do something really cool and typographic with that. It would make a brilliant name for a tribe. Brilliant research and thank you so much for looking into it.

      4 years ago
  • @David, here you go, I did some research as for the word «mototoxemia».

    I took Russian courses for a few years, and while I'm not nearly as good as I was hoping, it gave me some insights into the language. So I started looking for the components and etymology of «mototoxemia». But I got nowhere, so I turned to my Russian teacher.

    Here we go: 'mototoxemia' as a word does not exist. It's a combination of 'Moto Toxic' en 'Epidemia'. The original word is МОТОТОКСИКОЗ (read 'mototoxikoz') and has two words in it: 'мото' and 'токсикоз' (= toxicosis: a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin). So we could call it a motorcycle disease, if you wish, combined with the 'epidemia' which we know.

      4 years ago
  • @Mitchell Oh I don't know?! I've kept my Lambretta inside over the winter before. I have a very understanding wife thank goodness! I suppose it depends on what bike you have...

      4 years ago
  • @Trui Hey Trui, I didn't know that! I'll have to see if I can find out some more about it.

      4 years ago
  • I should be thankful, due to enjoying the luxury that is a garage, but I find myself being a little on the jealous side. I'd love to bring my bike inside to rest next to the fireplace.... but more reasonable minds have deemed this "ridiculous"

      4 years ago
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