I woke up at 6am after barely 3 hours sleep. I was nervous about the bike and just couldn’t get back to sleep. I walked downstairs, gingerly put the key in the ignition and the bike worked fine. It took me 2 mins to turn it back off again mind you. At least the weather was now absolutely glorious, not a cloud to be seen.
I tried again to sleep but couldn’t, so I packed up the bike and set the satnav for Kiev a few hours away. It was now Saturday and there was no traffic again. I was pulled over for speeding again (64kph in a 50 zone) and blatently asked for a bribe of 700 hyrvna (About 60 quid) I figured that since I had nothing to lose, I slapped down 200 on the table, told him to take it or leave it. 5 mins later I was on my way, with a handshake too. What a tosser the policemen there are. I hope they crash their Lada’s into a tree and burn. Bastards.
I arrived in Kiev and found a McD’s on the outskirts. Booked the “Hotel Ukraine” there via the free wifi and then and headed to the hotel, parked the bike up, got a room facing Independence Square and was happy. Knackered but happy.