Elena Filatova exploring the Chernobyl "dead zone"

Paula turned me on to this blog written by a gal who’s taken her motorcycle through the Chernobyl “dead zone” and writes about it.
I’ve been reading bits and pieces of it and it’s fascinating. Got me to thinking there might be a few folks around here that would find the narrative of her experiences interesting.

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html Ghost Town - Introduction My name is Elena. I run this website and I don't have anything to sell. What I do have is my motorbike and the absolute freedom to ride it wherever curiosity and the speed demon take me. This page is maintained by the author, but when internet traffic is heavy it may be down occasionally. Biking I have ridden all my life and over the years I have owned several different motorbikes. I ended my search for a perfect bike with a big ninja, that boasts a mature 147 horse power, some serious bark, is fast as a bullet and comfortable for a long trips. I travel a lot and one of my favorite destinations leads North from Kiev, towards so called Chernobyl "dead zone", which is 130kms from my home. Why my favorite? Because one can take long rides there on empty roads. The people there all left and nature is blooming. There are beautiful woods and lakes. In places where roads have not been travelled by trucks or army vehicles, they are in the same condition they were 20 years ago - except for an occasional blade of grass or some tree that discovered a crack to spring through. Time does not ruin roads, so they may stay this way until they can be opened to normal traffic again........ a few centuries from now.

just saw Elena’s new video she made in Chernobyl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GeXGiPcHtE

They made the point that in the last 12 years, the radiation level is virtually the same.