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Old 08-31-2013, 10:07 AM   #4081
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About four hours north of Helsinki, I run in to some motorcycle guys at a gas station and asked them where to buy a new front tire. They hooked me up with some good information. I found the place no problem. They had a Heidenau K60 in stock. I paid 140 Euro to have it mounted and balanced. I took the wheel on and off my bike. Plus I replaced the front brake pads while I was at it. I had been carrying the pads with me the whole time. My bike is getting lighter

Aahhh, good to see that you got your front tire!! Good deal and especially for Finland. We are heading to Italy tomorrow, any change . . . . . . .
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:59 AM   #4082
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:01 AM   #4083
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Me at the top of Pulpit Rock

thank god spartans weren't there [IMG]

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Old 08-31-2013, 11:48 AM   #4084
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thank god spartans weren't there
Nope, just woman-stealing vikings
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:47 AM   #4085
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Another rainy day here in Estonia.
But it a good weekend to relax and sample some of the local brews.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #4086
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Helsinki

I tried to find place in Helsinki to take a picture that says "Helsinki".
Paris has the Eiffel Tower
London has Big Ben
But what does Helsinki have that says that I am in Helsinki.
I asked around and nobody came up with an idea.
Here is downtown Helsinki.
It is not a bad city but it is somewhat forgettable.

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Old 09-01-2013, 07:55 AM   #4087
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George

I met George in Helsinki.
He had the same bike as mine and is traveling around Europe from Greece.
Nice guy.
I will look forward to visiting with him when I get down that way

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #4088
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I missed the first ferry to Estonia. I just figured I would show up 10 minutes before but it doesn't work that way here.
It was a huge boat. It looked like a cruise ship. It even had cabins.
It took three hours to get to Tallinn.
When I got there, it was midnight and I needed somewhere to sleep. I didn't want to camp because it was raining off and on.
So I tried to find a hostel on a busy Friday night

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #4089
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The first and second hostel I visited were full.
I rode around the crowded streets of Tallinn at 1 am trying to find a place to sleep.
There were lots of people spilling out in to the streets from the crowded bars. It seems like most of the people were drunk. And why not? Beer was only a couple of bucks.
Well, I found a place. Here was the view from my 13 euro a night room

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #4090
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One of the churches in town

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #4091
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Beautiful Orthodox Church here.
One of the few that weren't destroyed in the war or by the Russians

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #4092
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I asked the priest if I could wear his hat but he wouldn't let me.
But I was able to take a picture with him

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #4093
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A reminder I am now in Eastern Europe.

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:16 AM   #4094
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The memorial was for the Estonian War from 1918 to 1920 with the Russians.

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Old 09-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #4095
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The old city of Tallinn is still surrounded by a massive wall from the 15th Century to keep invaders out.



Typical street scene

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