I left early form L’viv to skip the traffic and haded for Vinnytsia where I would meet up with Alex.
The roads are somewhat interesting here and would not have been to comfortable on my previous owned bikes but once I got used to the I was cruising at 80 Km/h.
I got a bit tired and surged for a spot to lay down and rest a bit so I turned of the main road
but the road got the best of me and I think the bike was tired too. So when I tried to turn around I dropped the bike. I forgot to take pictures of the bike having a sleep. All I could think of was how will I put it back up straight. There was no damage other then the left pannier being dent. I had to undo all the bags in order to lift it up. So no rest for me….
Nothing got broken and best of all I did not get hurt. I met up with Alex at the city entrance. That evening we went to the city’s fountain. It has a spectacular light show:
The next day we went to his hometown Koziatyn on the way we stopped at a WW2 museum and visited the remains of a big bunker.
The Bunker was build by the Germans in 1941 and was blown up by them as well while they were defeated. All that is left are big concrete blocks lying around and the swimming pool. It said that the complex also had a casino.
The route to Alex’s hometown:
When we got there and greeted his parents and brother. We went to a friend to get my pannier fixed:
Later we met up with some other bikers from Ukraine and Poland:
Once we had the bikes stored we got ourselves some beer, caviar and vodka.
We had a lovely diner with alex’s parents that evening and later went out for some more vodka……
Needless to say I slept very good.
This afternoon I will start to move south towards Odessa.
By the way it is Alex’s birthday today, so congratulations to you my friend.