Riding in Chernobyl- interesting read - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 518
Riding in Chernobyl- interesting read

Wow, this is really interesting....check it out


http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/ki...eed/page2.html
RSVRick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 08:45 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 293
Man...that is insane! I don't know if I could handle riding thru somewhere I had to be checked constantly for radiation levels!
thompsonian is offline  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 08:50 AM
Registered User
 
Tippmann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 5,373
Send a message via AIM to Tippmann Send a message via Yahoo to Tippmann
Looks like someone found the next big vacation hotspot(literially). I liked that picture of the horses running around freely. I wonder what effect the radiation is having on them? Also, how freakin cool would it be to play a huge paintball senario game there

Quote:
Originally posted by sidewaysducati
SWIPE THE CARD GRANDMA!!!
SWIPE THE GODDAMNED CARD!!!!
WARNING
If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler
Tippmann is offline  
 
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 09:37 AM
Registered User
 
zxrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
Posts: 1,346
Chernobyl story

Wow, a very poignant tale. Excellent read.

That is one brave woman to voluntarily be spending her time touring around in a radioactive destruction zone! Man, you sure as hell wouldn't catch me there.

Looks like she rides a ZX-11- lot of bike for a little lady. Good for her! Could you imagine ripping around the roads on a liter-bike within a totally abandoned city?! That would be pretty cool. Kinda weird and spooky, but still cool.
zxrider is offline  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 09:38 AM
S370HSSV 0773H
 
spicersh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Posts: 7,437
Send a message via Yahoo to spicersh
Interesting......



Stupid, but interesting. I think in a case like this, I wouldn't care how good or empty the roads are. Even if radiation levels are lower on the roads, who cares!! There's a reason nobody is there anymore! We'll read about her having cancer later too, and wondering how it could have possibly happened....

SportbikeWorld Supermoderator

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomanical, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
spicersh is offline  
post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 518
That's some SCARY shit....that whole area, and all areas downriver are basically uninhabitable...like...forever (900-48,000 years!) Wouldn't catch me anywhere near that area, unless of course I was there when it happened....at that point WTF! Like the old people that went back to their homes...might as well enjoy your final years (weeks, months...whatever) at "home". Scary!!!

I've read and re-read that story a few times....it just make the hair on my neck stand up...eeerie.

Last edited by RSVRick; 03-04-2004 at 12:44 PM.
RSVRick is offline  
post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 11:36 AM
Some days are like this.
 
spicerke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: The Haute
Posts: 3,132
That is just sad to look at.

"I often wonder why I talk to you, then I realize, although you put me down, you do it with love." - Jester
spicerke is offline  
post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 12:08 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 6,400
This young woman, Elena, is not only good looking & tall enough to ride such a bike in size & power, BUT is obviously well educated. For look at the most eye catching write-up along with best of photos---she explained things so well. My compliments to her for writing the above that is easily understood by the average North American.

I noted myself, often holding my breath as I read. My gosh look at all the cages, choppers & all sitting there for 900 yrs plus.

It ALSO points out to us what might(?) happen if something goes wrong in other countries as well as ours if there is a dramatic nuke problem or failure.

That was well worth reading & seeing the photos ------------ I am impressed & do give her Father credit for continuing on with his work for that man has guts.
Smitty is offline  
post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 12:43 PM
Registered User
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sportbike World
Posts: 3,052
now that is one riders story that can really tear at a person.

SQUID=Stupidly Quick, Underdressed, & Imminently Dead

Katie has a nice "spice rack".

If you can read this, thank a teacher....If you're reading this in English, thank a Veteran.
monkey is offline  
post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 12:48 PM
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 860
what a woman.....it sorta gives a perspective to one who did not grow up during the cold war....what you see in the pics could have possibly been the entire world
AudioSolstice is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome