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Old 11-08-2010, 11:53 PM   #91
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:23 PM   #92
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:33 PM   #93
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I keep on :o)

.....continue



Between Mosjön and Mo i Rana
Lot of activitys in Mosjön, lot of people, it seems like there are some kind of
fotballtournament. Stop a while and study all people mooching around.

Long time since I ride the road between Mosjön and Mo i Rana. Short cuts
etc when riding north or south from home so there have been no reason to
do that. Feels like I´m never ride here before. Of course I´ve done that,
but must been over ten years ago.

General the speedlimits are 80 kph in Norway. Innova hangs okay with the
tempo. After downhills comes uphills and Innova manage sometimes to do
just 50-60 kph and we are a little bit in way of the traffic.



Break between Mosjön and Mo i Rana






Improvement petrol consumption
Fo onehundredfiftyfift time all luggage of and fill up the 3,7 litre tank under
the seat. When leaving home bike had 1000kms on speedo and had to fill up
every 130kms in the beginning. Now, bike is runed in and consumtion is
improved a lot. Best it takes me now 170kms and the cost of petrol is not
particularly heavy.


I´m starting to get fast whith filling up.



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Old 11-11-2010, 09:06 PM   #94
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Arctic circle raceway
Amply ten years ago was Mo i Rana an active city with lots of tourists. It
feels that then the camping ther closed, has the town in some way
degraded. Do anyway a quick tour through the city before heading north
again.

Thirty kilometres north of Mo i Rana, Arctic circle raceway. Have never
passed without dropping in and take a look at the track. Happy when
reading a sign wich tells that some BMW-carclub has a meeting there.
Park just outside and ask if I can take a glance. Stairs up to the roof where
I can see over the whole track. I also can see activitys around my Innova.
It seems they have noticed the Akrapovic exhaust on it and their looks are
cheerful.

Assorted knowledge and courage on the track. Some drivers gives it all,
while some takes it easy. Here I can stay a whole day, watch and listen,
but time is ticking and I have to leave for further riding north.




North part of the track



A Briton amongst all German



Somebody step to hard on pedals





Arctic circle
Arctic circle north of Mo i Rana, touristtrap wich is hard to pass without
make a stop. Always lot of vehicles at the parkingplace.
I like to ride here. Before heading the actic circle area, it´s thickly wooded
and at the top of the mountains, I can´t desist to reach out my bikes and
give full throttle. That I do also with the Innova.

Well, buy a ice cream at the touristcenter, sit and study the passing
people. Do not a big thing about it, ride further north, of course with full
throttle.
After the Arctic mountains it´s a long downhill, beautifull scenery with
greencolored rapids near at my right side, almost whole way down.
Someday I will give more time for this area.




Arctic circle





Sideroad to Silvervägen
Storfjord and the sideroad to Silvervägen and home. Fill up few kilometers
north of the sideroad. Chat with some tourists wich among others
wondering about the cc of the Innova. Couple of englishmen riding bikes
filmes Innova and ask questions about my Akraexhaust on it. There are
people wich understan racing also outside the track :o)

Full tank both tank and can.and then to the camping about one kilometer
north of the petrolstation. It´s only five o´clock when turning in to the
camping. Ask them if there are many cottage left to hire. My thoughts is to
manage a ride to Bodö via road 812 and then back via road E6 and Fauske.
Reserve a cottage for the guarantee sake.

South of Rognan, turnes on road 812 towards Bodö. Few kilometers and
reality comes up to, there are no change I have time to get back to the
camping in sensible time. I turn back and ride to the village Rognan, cruse
there a while and then turn back south.
Back to same petrolstation. Empty the can in the tank and fill up again the
can. Shop assistent sure wonder what I´m doing there again with my
three-fourlitres bills.

Spending evening at camping to make some grub and walks in the area. Fall
asleep at ten o´clock, very satisfied with my ridingday with Innova.




At camping, complete controll of the in-check from my cottagewindow









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Old 11-12-2010, 08:12 PM   #95
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...and last bit


Junkerdal
Six am when Innova turnes on road Silvervägen. Uphill ten per cent to
Junkerdal. No hurry, Innova spins nicely at the hills. There are not traffic so
we make stops here and there to check out the views..
Bordering Sweden at the Junkerdal touristcentre. As usual the centre looks
more like a place of work than a place where tourists overnights in the
cottage. New cottage has also added. I´m suprised everytime passing here
that the place has survived. Well, maybe they surviving by the
wintertourists, who knows!


Uphill, Innova struggles well



Stop sometimes and check the views





Open fields at Silvervägen
First part from the border is uphill, very long time and speedo shows
sometimes only 50 kph. On my favouritpart on Silvervägen, open fields with
small mountaintops wich gives a feeling of loneliness. I make often stops
and just lissen and enjoy the silence.

After mountains a haul home. Passing Jäckvik, it´s Sunday and the
combined store and petrolstation hasn´t open yet. Still, I have enough
petrol to manage Arjeplog.


Silvervägen



Stop sometimes and check the views




Head down and home
Coffebreak and fill up at Arjeplog. Calculate it´s my last stop at a
petrolstation and fill up both the tank and the can.
Only about 250 kms home. From here I give full throttle and head down.
Few brakes and filling up from the can. Grub at Älvsbyn and then already at
home two pm.
The luggage off, sit down outside with a cold beer in my hand and enjoy
impressions from the journey.

One more perfect carry outed Norwaytrip on a Innova!


Coffebreak at Arjeplog
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:49 PM   #96
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Touring Mallorca

http://maps.google.se/maps?expIds=17...-8&sa=N&tab=wl


Considering that, middle of April at home winter and almost no riding in
couple of weeks........

pics from my backyard taken 12-15 of April









....to make a decision, take a flight and rent a scoot




Isle Mallorca is not big. For example from the capital Palma in south, after
motorway to Alcudia in north, there was only about 50 kilometres.
However, there are a mountainarea in west, small tortuous roads and they
gives many kilometres and a lot of nice riding on two wheels.
At northwest is a small village called Sa Calobra. Road to Calobra and back is an
amazing piece of engineering, one of the greatest roads I´ve ride on.

Two days of riding gave me and Kajsa(wife) 500-600 kilometres on a
Piaggio 125.




On motorway from Palma Nova. We follow the road only few kilometres and
then turn soutt on smaller roads to Port D`andtrax.




Few laps in the small village before heading north.





After Andratx we climp uphill. Small, twisty road with beautiful scenery from
the Mediteraneo sea




Stops sometimes and check out the views





Nice roads with nice tarmac.



Some kind of viewtower.




Climbing to the tower, small village down there.



Tower



Down there, Piaggio parked



Up at the tower, we can see the mountain chain we have followed.




Kajsa is afraid of hights. Hurry up down, she doesn´t like when she sees
me sit on the towers edge and dangle with my legs.



We leave the tower and get forward against the road to Espolres.



Just before Espolres we turn to Valdemossa. Road gets smaller...




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Old 11-26-2010, 08:47 PM   #97
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Village Valdemossa, most famous for nest for the composer Chopin.




Ice cream break while studying the Piaggio




Leave Valdemossa and ride north heading Soller






Towards Soller, terraces here to.



Soller, town is maybe most famous for the old train which still goes between Soller and the capital Palma.



We found some tight streets also in Soller.



Fill up in Soller, 1,40 euro/litre. Well, maybe the petrol is not so expensive in Sweden after all.



On way from Soller, we also see the old train. Beautiful!



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Old 11-26-2010, 11:31 PM   #98
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North again following the coastroad. This time road goes uphill, really uphill!




Stops sometimes and check down.




Just before a tunnel, there are a viewpoint.





From the viewpoint we can look where we came from




The viewpoint.




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Old 11-27-2010, 08:49 PM   #99
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This days taget for the ride, road to Sa Calobra. Twelve kilometers of engineering. Kajsa, afraid of hights grumbles and I suggest her to wait here and I will get back here in few hours. She diclines my suggest. Propably afraid I forgott her.



Road is constructed round the mountain and as little as possible interferenced in the natur.







Down there the small village, Sa Calobra



At the village. Kajsa is happy, has survived the road to Sa Calobra. But, at this moment she don´t know that only way from the village is same way back.



Beach at Sa Calobra. There are also in the near an amazing beach somewhere, but little bit hard to get ther via caves and such.





Different jellyfishes floats around the beach.




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Same way back and now we notice more some things. A little bit up we see a buss which has rolled over the edge.




A litte bit up we stop to check the bus. Luckely it had been stoped by a rock...else it had rolled down few hundred metres?




Tight. We met some cars reversing. Biggest goes first, it was a bus we meet.










Last bit up after some serpentins.




Stop and check where we came from.



It seems that there are not many motorcycles on the isle. Understable, the isle is small. This must be some kind of motorcycleclub cruising, so many bikes didn´t I see in many days.




Keep on uphill, more serpentins.




Sometimes look at the curves and wondering how fast I could get to the village if I forget to brake.



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Looks nice




A walk to the edge where I can take a better look of my riding.







Afraid of hights, Kajsa waiting and sits kindly on the wall at the parkingplace.






Last bit of the road Sa Calobra. Stop and take last look of the amazing road.




On road M-10 again. Now home fastest road. The scenery is beautiful and I can´t stop sometimes and enjoy it.




Long way down there, can here clearly a bell. Can´t see what kind of animal has the bell around his neck.




Nice tortuous roads.




Leaving the mountainarea and we are getting gueue of cars in front of us.




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Old 10-12-2011, 10:27 PM   #102
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Winter is coming and it´s time for a RR again. This summer I went for the North Cape with the Zoomer/Ruckus
http://g.co/maps/sdaur




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.




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Morning and heading north. Need to filling up. Don´t need to do that often. One tank takes me about 220 kms.






Have now turned on the Karigasniemiroad. Hill up and hill down. Wish I rode a motorbike, nice feeling in the stomach rideing 200 kms speeds over the hills.





Karigasniemi and bordering Norway in to Karasjokk.







Karasjokk. I really don´t like finnish light bread and buy it in Norway instead.






From Karasjokk to Olderfjord where I will turn to the road to North cape. Seems to bee ebb at seaside.






Stop at Olderfjord. Usually there are lot of touristbusses here, but not now. Last time I visit here the trolls was two Laplanders.






Leave the Olderfjord and take the beautiful last 120kms road to North Cape.





Sometimes not much to do sitting still on moped. Spending time to clock reindeers. Found the slowest ones at North Cape, this one made only 30kms/hour on GPS.





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Sometimes lot of reindeers in the tunnels. Few minutes before there was about ten reindeers standing in this tunnel. Some of them do not move!





Keeping north





Late lunch at my favouriteplace. Here I can see and hear motorcycles coming from far away and from booth sides.






Once a time, there where a ferry to the North Cape island. Remembering last ferry was year 1999. Place where the ferrys left is still there at other side.





Nowadays its a tunnel under the sea. 6900 meter long and drops 230 meters under the sea.





Tunnel costs and payment is after the tunnel.









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