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V Saarela 08-08-2010 11:17 PM

My scoot ride reports
 
Hellou!

I did a journey with my Zoomer 50 cc moped. Tried to make a ride report, but....maybe motorcyclists don´t understand scoots?
And...I think it better suitable here.

I have about 250 pics and about 40 minutes of film. 13 days of riding and 4200 kms. It will take few days to share day by day with comments,(have to found english words) so......stop me if you get bored :lol3

http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b23.jpg

monkeywaythere 08-08-2010 11:40 PM

Man after my own heart!!! this will be read very carefully as i'm planning on going into mainland europe next year on my 50cc kymco agility.
stuart

V Saarela 08-09-2010 12:11 AM

Nice monkey :o)

The mopedtour in 42kms/hour went longer than it was thought from beginning. Zoomer and I experienced hours of boring views of wood, rain, cold and long long straights of roads. But, we also éxperience beautifuk views, varm, sunny days, and amzing hills up and down. Some days we road a lot and beecause circumstances some day almost nothing......

Day 1
Boden to Strömsund
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=sv...7cacff520526eb


Just a change that first day ended in Strömsund. Time went out. Last time I rode this way was on Honda Varadero. Started after my workday. Now I´m riding Zoomer and speed is slow.....42,7 topspeed. I left home about half past 4 in the morning and have now been ride 500 kms.
Zoomer is spinning nicely and after a while I get used and very calm with the speed....I like it!
Day has been a little bit cold. Just before Strömsund there was a heavy rain.


Zoomer looks very heavy loaded. Still, the chassi is stabel as it can bee and the Z do not make any protests.
Suspension sucks!!
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-1b1.jpg




Coffebrake just before Arvidsjaur
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-1b2.jpg



More coffe. Just after Storuman
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-1b3.jpg


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First night at Strömsund camping. A long day yo day, 500 kms. Fix little food, take a walk in the area. Before my eyes forces shut, my thoughts goes to thinking of the first days impressions and what I and Z have to experience in common days.
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-1b4.jpg

V Saarela 08-09-2010 03:47 AM

Day 2

Strömsund to Skei
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=sv...ec3ac727d96fc4

500 kms also today. Day started in cold weather but varm and sunny came when I passe the Norwegian border. Trouble to find ways trough Trondheim and a way to Orkanger without riding on motorways.
Now, only 100-150kms to Trollstigen, I´ll try to hit Geiranger early, put up the tent and just take it easy.
But, other hand....I´ve found on the map on old gravelroad wich I heard is a great road



Fill up at Åre. The Z don´t fill upp often.
The gastank and 5 litres can takes me almost 500 kms. Cheap travelling!
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b1.jpg





Navigator shows med topspeed 42,7 kms/h This Z goes 1 kms faster than
my last Z. Gives me a 10 km more each day. WOW!

http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b2.jpg





Seems that I´m hitting the mountainsarea
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b3.jpg





Storlien, last change to buy some stuff from sweden.
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b4.jpg





Passing the Norwegian border
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b5.jpg





Long straights. It´s okey, the views are allright
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b6.jpg





Hard to avoid motorways between Trondheim and Orkanger. Search and found some small roads
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b7.jpg




At last, little bit of what Norway is knowed for, some twisted roads
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b8.jpg





Overnight at Skei camping
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-2b9.jpg





Eveningactivity, take a walk in the area
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-2b10.jpg

SpannerX 08-09-2010 04:03 AM

:lurk

ronnath 08-09-2010 05:26 AM

great stuff, V Saarela, keep 'em coming. thanks.

V Saarela 08-09-2010 05:31 AM

Day 3
Skei-Geiranger
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=sv...20eb0037ca1c43


Detour today. Gravelroad Aursjövägen founded. Amazing road with amazing views.
Passing Trollstigen fastly. Was woriied how Z will take the uphills there. No problems, instead I felt little bit guilt at hills earlier on the day, when Z goes uphill looooong runs with full throttle.
Ended up the day at Geiranger camping and then spent time with walk and look when the tourists wander around.



At Kvenna. First ferry to take
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b1.jpg





Big car or Z is so small?? Presumably the Z is small....
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b2.jpg









http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b3.jpg





Nice ectranse to a tunnel
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b4.jpg




http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b5.jpg



http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b6.jpg




To be continue.......road Aursjövägen......

approachbears 08-09-2010 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by V Saarela
...Passing Trollstigen fastly......

The Trollstigen is indeed a great road. I regret being in a car and not a scooter when going over it.

V Saarela 08-09-2010 07:07 AM

My wife is afraid of heights. First time she went up after Trollstigen(as a passanger) she cried. Two days later I cried on the trip, spending at Ikea four hours...and she didn´t shop anything :eek1 :cry

V Saarela 08-09-2010 07:27 AM

....continue day 3



Went to Aursjövägen:



Road to Aursjövägen. Tarmac a little bit
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b7.jpg


http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b8.jpg






Charge for the road. scoots free
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...100722-3b9.jpg






Heavy uphill. Z speedo about 17,4 kms/h
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b10.jpg







Aursjövägen goes gravel now
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b11.jpg






Stop sometimes and look what roads I´ve came from. Gives Z time to
breath
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b12.jpg


Same place
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b13.jpg



Aursjövägen part one:
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Aursjövägen.....to bee continue

V Saarela 08-09-2010 08:58 AM

Aursjövägen.....continues




Checking where I came from
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b14.jpg




Still uphill
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b15.jpg



http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b16.jpg





Film Aursjövägen part 2
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Is´nt there missing something beside the road?







Road starts to getting little bit porly, that matter
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b17.jpg







Tunnel coming, handmade?
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b18.jpg



http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b20.jpg







Almost at the top. Not far away now!
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b19.jpg





Film, Aursjövägen part 3
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Have patience with the movies. Z doesn´t go faster :o)




http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b21.jpg






Pond of course, Otherwise I couldn´t ride here?
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b22.jpg




Aursjövägen......to bee continue....

emmettken 08-09-2010 09:18 AM

Beautiful country! Thanks for sharing your journey.:thumb

V Saarela 08-09-2010 10:41 AM

Thank´s guys!

Aursjövägen.....continues. Last part of it!







Almost at the top. All that to do?!? Great!!
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b23.jpg

http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b24.jpg





Stop sometimes to check the views
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b25.jpg


Lonely and I´m feeling small and humble
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b26.jpg






Downhill starts now
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b27.jpg





Film: Aursjövägen part 4
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Ain´t Z goes faster now? :o)



http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b28.jpg


http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b29.jpg





Down there I make in way or another
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b30.jpg





Best part of the road:

This tunnel gave me something to think about. Z has poor mopedlights and I can´t either turn the lights where I´m going. I rode in to the dark. Have to feel with my foot which way the tunnel was going. I´m sure it was going incircle?!?? ....I think :o)
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b31.jpg





Film: Aursjövägen with the tunnel. I lightened up the film. I didn´t see almost nothing :o)
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After the tunnel, check and it seems I´m litle bit lower now. The tunnel was in circle?
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b32.jpg





Tunnel behind
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b33.jpg





Near near the edge...where is the fence?
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b34.jpg





http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b35.jpg




End of the gravelroad
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b36.jpg





....and on the last bit of tarmac again
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b37.jpg



Now....hitting Trollstigen and Geiranger......

V Saarela 08-09-2010 12:02 PM

...continue :o)



On my way to Trollstigen via Åndalsnäs
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b38.jpg





Roads north of Langfjord is small and fun to ride
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b39.jpg

http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b40.jpg






Many kilometers, one of the tuffest rises for Z. It felt never ending and
I felt bad for Z :o(
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b41.jpg






Coffebrake. In bakground Åndalsnes. So near but so far away. Have to ride
around the bay to get there.
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b42.jpg

http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b43.jpg




Åndalsnes behind and on road E136 now
Ehh?!? A cow with trafficsense?
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b44.jpg






Over the bridge to the road which takes me to Trollstigen
http://www.saarela.se/moped/touring/...00722-3b45.jpg


Continue.....next stop at the Trollstigen

brockster 08-09-2010 06:44 PM

Awesome ride report. Gorgeous scenery. Neat bike.

Where are the chicks?:D


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