Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on April 9th, 2004, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Ever wonder what it would be like to ride a motorbike through the Chernobyl dead zone? Elena (aka Kidd of Speed), Ukranian and motorcycle enthusiast, shares an eery story about a town that one can ride through with no stoplights, no police and no danger of hitting any living thing. Chilling.

I have ridden all my life and over the years I have owned several different bikes. 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. I travel a lot and one of my favorite destinations is through the so called Chernobyl “dead zone”, which is 130kms from my home. Why my favorite? Because one can take long rides there and not see any single car or any single soul.

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. …

The most exciting thing about a Ghost Town ride is to hit the red line on my bike’s tacho and split the silence with the roar of a wounded dinosaur, then close throttle so I can hear the ghosts whispering their curses to my 1100cc Kawasaki engine.

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