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Cool Ukrainian Roads

If you want to enjoy the authentic home-made Ukrainian roads that we know and love before they become extinct, I advise you to enjoy them before 2012.

By 2012 (because of, and in time for Euro 2012) Ukraine plans to build more than 800 km of new roads, modernise over 560 km and repair 2,900 km.

The traditional authentic rural potholed Ukrainian riding experience will soon be lost forever. What's next Kazakhstan paving the Highway to Hell across the desert?

Slowly but surely they're taking the adventure out of adventure motorcycling
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Kazakhstan was rather busy paving it's highways in 2007 already. I bet this year there will even be a bridge over the Volga river that brings you from Russia to Kazakhstan.

Although it takes away much of the fun, after being forced driving on parallel tracks for miles, with a fresh and smoothly finished road only meters away, it's joy when they finally let you on it.
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I bet this year there will even be a bridge over the Volga river that brings you from Russia to Kazakhstan.
Probably... It was half completed when I was there in Jul last year

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Indoor?

Yup,

In a few years time we'll have to go 'indoor adventure riding' with all sorths of road surfaces and ex-black top layed out in a hall. Off course there will be a track suited to your level of experience... .

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Yup,

In a few years time we'll have to go 'indoor adventure riding' with all sorths of road surfaces and ex-black top layed out in a hall. Off course there will be a track suited to your level of experience... .

Rob

The first one will be built in Dubai next to the indoor ski slopes!

Thereafter, it will expand into the latest bike sport to be run in indoor arenas within the western world - basically anywhere that punters will turn up and watch with their minds parked in neutral.
An annual event for the International Motorbike Show in the UK National Exhibition Centre methinks.
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