Originally Posted by Colebatch
Well it turns out the guy was a big shot in the local mafia ... and his bike had no number plate so I reckon was almost surely stolen from Western Europe somewhere and smuggled into Ukraine.
We just decided to keep him happy. He wanted to help us and thought our trip was very cool. I dont think he comprehended the scale and scope of it that much as he was drunk most of the time. But he was friendly and kinda helpful to us ... so we just rolled with it.
Well.. In my opinion, it's the best way to keep up with people like that.. Hopefully he wasn't rude or anything to you two...
At least that showed you the famous "Russian hospitality" that everyone talks about..
Did he do any part of the trip with you or stayed right in that city where you found him?