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Old 10-12-2011, 10:27 PM   #102
V Saarela OP
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Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Boden, North of Sweden and near the arctic circle
Oddometer: 355
Winter is coming and it´s time for a RR again. This summer I went for the North Cape with the Zoomer/Ruckus

Clock is half past three in the morning. Zoomer has topspeed 42 kms/hour and I will manage this day to get to Ivalo in North of Finland. It´s a 550 kms ride and it means early start.

First stop between Kalix and Haparanda. Sun has come up and the weather starts to getting little bit warmer.

Before Haparanda and the finnish border a new road for the bicycles. Me and Z test it.

Bordering Finland at Haparanda/Tornio

Short cut between Tornio and the road to north. Cluc Zetortractor on a ride. More than twenty of them. Z and I ride just a little bit faster than they and I have time to take a good look of every one of them

Just before Rovaniemi the traffic gets little bit more intensive on the small road. I take for the secure the bicycleroad.

North of Rovaniemi I make as usual a stop at the land of Santa Claus. It´s at the same time a point of Arctic Circle.

On the roads again. It´s afteroon now and I´m hungry. Between Sodankylä and Ivalo I make a stop for sanwiches and coffe.

Ivalo and overnight. Cold weather. At Saariselkä it started to rain a little bit and I got freesing. Also at Saariselkä I noticed the Reindeers running in the middle of the centre. It happens only at north!
At the camping at Ivalo tent costs 16 euro and the cottage only 19 euro. I´m freesing and the chose this day is easy.
At the village I buy some finnsig beer. Same time I buy some of the finnsih sausages. be continue
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