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Ukrainian Moto Zen after 60: Kyiv – Grossglockner (III)

Mykyta Pysar

The roads we take. The roads that take us. Some days you eat the bear; some days the bear eats you. Those who ran away from home at the age of 15 are unlikely to understand those who studied at an elite school. Shortly, Wednesday morning at five o’clock as the day begins… (greeting a man from the Motortrade).

Still, this doesn’t look much like starting the story of Ukrainian Moto Zen, especially Kyiv-Grossglockner, – does it? – as Gabriel Betteredge would ask?

Nevertheless, back to our roads. More precisely, to one road. Since there is only one road from Kyiv to Grossglockner. 

There is not a shadow of doubt. Good known road. Too much roadworks, but where isn’t? There are, however, several drawbacks (but then again show a place where there isn’t any). 

Firstly, the road that has been traveled many times by car (of course, a motorcycle is a completely different matter, but …).

Secondly, it passes through Rivne. No prejudice against Rivne, of course. But how to put it softer. Rivne is like an American Iowa – the middle of nowhere. In a word, a well-trodden and boring road.

Is there another road (the road that takes us)? Sure thing! There is a wonderful road from Kyiv to Vinnytsia. 

In fact, it does not bring us closer to Grossglockner, but rather leads us away from it.

We have to move south instead of west. And like Surveyor K., who could not get close to the Castle, I also dо not come close to my destination – the majestic Grossglockner.

Ukrainian Moto Zen after 60: Kyiv – Grossglockner (II)

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