Sunday, July 25

Riding a Kawazaki through Chernobyl

While searching around to confirm that I had not been the first to think of "horesmen mid appocalypse", and finding that I was not nearly as clever as I sometimes make myself out to be, I came across this fascinating tale, via a comment in the billmon archives.
I know it's a little bit off-topic (and I posted it on the diaries at Kos) but I can't resist sharing with the patrons here this stunning, moving photo diary by a hot Ukrainian babe who likes to ride her kawazaki through Chernobyl -- no pedestriuans, no dogs to worry about. The eerie silence of the bike through a landscape of death.
Posted by: Lupin
Her name is Elena, she is Ukranian, and loves to ride her motorcycle through the dead-zone surrounding Chernobyl and her pictures.....thousand word material indeed.

I have ridden all my life and over the years I have owned several different motorbikes. I ended my search for a perfect bike with a big kawasaki ninja, that boasts a mature 147 horse power, some serious bark, is fast as a bullet and comfortable for a long trips. here is more about my motorcycle

I travel a lot and one of my favorite destinations leads North from Kiev, towards so called Chernobyl "dead zone", which is 130kms from my home. Why my favorite? Because one can take long rides there on empty roads.

The people there all left and nature is blooming. There are beautiful woods and lakes.

In places where roads have not been travelled by trucks or army vehicles, they are in the same condition they were 20 years ago - except for an occasional blade of grass that discovered a crack to spring through. Time does not ruin roads, so they may stay this way until they can be opened to normal traffic again........ a few centuries from now.

I can't think of anything to say, other than I have only made it through page (or chapter) six and that I want to go back and finish the thing. So please go read it. You can start at the link above about her bike (heavily modified by the way). Check it out--thanks