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Man...that is insane! I don't know if I could handle riding thru somewhere I had to be checked constantly for radiation levels!
 

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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:D
 

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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.
 

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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....:rolleyes:
 

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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.
 

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That is just sad to look at. :(
 

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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.
 

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:( now that is one riders story that can really tear at a person.
 

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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
 

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Hmmm...perhaps I'm just an asshole then. I agree that the continuing work they are doing there is noble and brave, and that the story of Chernobyl itself is very sad, but am I the only one who sees the glaring stupidity of wanting to ride through the "dead zone" because it's fun and has good roads? :huh:
 

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Hmmm...perhaps I'm just an asshole then. I agree that the continuing work they are doing there is noble and brave, and that the story of Chernobyl itself is very sad, but am I the only one who sees the glaring stupidity of wanting to ride through the "dead zone" because it's fun and has good roads? :huh:
no, you're not alone. Other than Tippy, nobody said that they would be caught anywhere near that place!!! Maybe her father says its relatively safe, just don't get spit off the ZX11 and end up in the weeds!!!
 

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i think it'd be pretty cool to do but like she said in the article, you need to go on a day when there was NO WIND and you need to stay in the middle of the road. yeah, its freakin' scary but i think its more the idea of having riding the streets by yourself rather than having traffic.

you bet your ass i'd rather ride in empty steets in safe areas but geez, knowing what i know about the soviet union, she's damn fortunate to be able to ride, let alone affod such a nice machine. she's rich accoring to their standards.

and like smitty said...cute to.;)
 

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Like she said I can't imagine the Silence.... it'd be errie...


Originally posted by Tippmann
Also, how freakin cool would it be to play a huge paintball senario game there
minus the radiation of course:rolleyes: .... but that'd be HELLA FUN! shit it'd be like a 6 month "game" :eek: :D


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Damn! It's just like I thought a nuclear disaster would be like when I was in elementary school.... Only worse!!! That's some pretty scarry stuff. Seeing those guys dressed up in those suits would be enough to keep me away. I know.... An Arai helmet with air filters and radiation proof leathers. Then have a track day in Chernobyl.
 

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Was it not a shocker to see the schools & homes emptied in no time at all & nothing to take with them I mean like simply nothing?

Then look at all the new apartment buildings that had just been built. It is a bit of a shocker & I guess that is why I was finding myself holding my breath when reading her article & looking at the shocking photos of ----- well sort of nothing yet so much sort of there only totally usless & will be so for 900 yrs or more.

Am I going to sleep well to-night? I have a hunch that is going to be bothering me not only this evening, but for some time as there is something rather blunt & shocking to it. I wish her the best for as long as she lives, but how long!!!!!!
 

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no, you're not alone. Other than Tippy, nobody said that they would be caught anywhere near that place!!! Maybe her father says its relatively safe, just don't get spit off the ZX11 and end up in the weeds!!!
Exactly. I certainly wouldn't want to wreck there. Best case: you take a spill and can get up and back on the road, but you were still exposed to some nasty crap in the process. Worst case: you take a spill and can't get back on the road....or move for that matter. Riding in a deserted place would probably seem like a really bad idea at that point....one which you would have plenty of time to think about while you just laid there hoping someone came before the radiation completely did you in. :(

The (potential) cost is not worth the benefit. Hopefully someday we will figure out a way to clean the area so it is inhabitable again. :2cents:
 

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The (potential) cost is not worth the benefit. Hopefully someday we will figure out a way to clean the area so it is inhabitable again. :2cents:
i'd certainly be nice to be able to irradiate a radiated area.
 

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That is a unique article and perspective, on many levels.

For what it matters, the Soviet reactors weren't built with the same redundency that the rest of the world uses. All radioactive parts are housed in a secondary back-up "containment" building that, when all else fails, is designed to contain the problem within the structure. The Soviets felt that was too costly to construct and not necessary. That is the main reason that Three Mile Island, victim to a similar problem, aggravated by totally illegal operational procedures, didn't turn into the same kind of problem. It easily could have if it weren't for the containment building that contained the mess after the problem.

And yes Monkey, I'd hit it.;)
 
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