I left Kiev this morning and the roads were empty as it was Sunday same anywhere in Europe I would think. The journey west towards Lviv wasmostly on good new roads highways/motorways 2 lanes. It was only poor roads riding through the towns. I have had every sort of weather today, this morning it was cold but sunny then mid-morning it turned to rain for a while then back to sun shine then mid-afternoon it started to rain quite heavy and then it got colder and colder until it was at 0 and it started to snow then for the next couple of hours it was riding in and out of snow showers. It was time to warm up so I pulled into a road side café and there were 2 old lady’s with no teeth so I said coffee a bit of nodding and pointing and the coffee was coming. In the corner was a log fire what a treat just what was needed to warm me up. Had a chat to Mitch and he was 100 mile or so from the Polish/Ukraine border, both of us have had a cold day. The coffee turned up, oh my god it was awful not very hot and thick ground coffee floating in it a few sips and I thought time for asharp exit. Back on the bike for a while and I need another brew stop. The next road side café has a hotel just next to it and that will do for me as I am cold enough for the day. Just sat in a hot shower of 30mins to warm me up. Fully refreshed admin done, now time to eat and a beer. A nice cold beer that should do the trick after a cold day on the bike!!!

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Coming out of Kiev
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Coming into Lviv
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Hotel for the night
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The Bike getting cold
shane
4/2/2012 11:51:22

you are nearly in poland,,,that didnt take long

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ED BAXENDALE
4/2/2012 14:22:27

Hi Pete,Ed, Nick Watsons Father-in-law we had a brew and a chat just before you left Dubai,ive been following you journey(what an inspiration Pete)whilst ive been at Nicks ,sadly im back in the UK now.Cracking phots mate and the daily journals are brills!,it was 40 degrees when i left Dubai on Friday it looks like its -40 where you are!,still think id rather be where you are ,and i though you where roughing it (2 YOUNG ladies no teeth, coffee and a log fire-------HEAVEN Anyway Pete keep safe and ill speak to you soon. ED.

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