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Old 02-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #15
Swedish Surströmming!
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Northern Sweden
Oddometer: 27
I did a long Karelia tour about a week after you, but i went around on the north side of lake Ladoga because a friend has a summer house there.
I saw that you chose to go south around lake Ladoga.
With your street bike, be glad that you did ..

A long part of that northern stretch is a gravel road that can rattle any bike to pieces in no time!
I am amazed that my V-strom survived without falling apart.
A very beutiful part of Karelia, but clearly has the worst gravel "wash board" roads i have experienced, ever.

Too bad that the time of our tours didn´t match up, maybe next time?
DL1000 V-strom -2007
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