My scoot ride reports

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by V Saarela, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    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

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  2. monkeywaythere

    monkeywaythere Scooter explorer

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    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
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  3. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Nice monkey :eek:)

    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&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114517051368690652267.00048c57cacff520526eb


    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!!
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    Coffebrake just before Arvidsjaur
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    More coffe. Just after Storuman
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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.
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  4. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Day 2

    Strömsund to Skei
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=sv&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114517051368690652267.00048d5ec3ac727d96fc4

    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!
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    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!

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    Seems that I´m hitting the mountainsarea
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    Storlien, last change to buy some stuff from sweden.
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    Passing the Norwegian border
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    Long straights. It´s okey, the views are allright
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    Hard to avoid motorways between Trondheim and Orkanger. Search and found some small roads
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    At last, little bit of what Norway is knowed for, some twisted roads
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    Overnight at Skei camping
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    Eveningactivity, take a walk in the area
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  5. SpannerX

    SpannerX Adventurer

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    :lurk
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  6. ronnath

    ronnath Long timer

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

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Day 3
    Skei-Geiranger
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=sv&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114517051368690652267.00048d620eb0037ca1c43


    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
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    Big car or Z is so small?? Presumably the Z is small....
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    Nice ectranse to a tunnel
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    To be continue.......road Aursjövägen......
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  8. approachbears

    approachbears 250cc is 50cc too many

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

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    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
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  10. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    ....continue day 3



    Went to Aursjövägen:



    Road to Aursjövägen. Tarmac a little bit
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    Charge for the road. scoots free
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    Heavy uphill. Z speedo about 17,4 kms/h
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    Aursjövägen goes gravel now
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    Stop sometimes and look what roads I´ve came from. Gives Z time to
    breath
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    Same place
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    Aursjövägen part one:
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    Aursjövägen.....to bee continue
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  11. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Aursjövägen.....continues




    Checking where I came from
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    Still uphill
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    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
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    Tunnel coming, handmade?
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    Almost at the top. Not far away now!
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    Film, Aursjövägen part 3
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    Have patience with the movies. Z doesn´t go faster :eek:)




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    Pond of course, Otherwise I couldn´t ride here?
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    Aursjövägen......to bee continue....
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  12. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    Beautiful country! Thanks for sharing your journey.:thumb
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  13. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Thank´s guys!

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







    Almost at the top. All that to do?!? Great!!
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    Stop sometimes to check the views
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    Lonely and I´m feeling small and humble
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    Downhill starts now
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    Film: Aursjövägen part 4
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    Ain´t Z goes faster now? :eek:)



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    Down there I make in way or another
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    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 :eek:)
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    Film: Aursjövägen with the tunnel. I lightened up the film. I didn´t see almost nothing :eek:)
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    After the tunnel, check and it seems I´m litle bit lower now. The tunnel was in circle?
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    Tunnel behind
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    Near near the edge...where is the fence?
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    End of the gravelroad
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    ....and on the last bit of tarmac again
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    Now....hitting Trollstigen and Geiranger......
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  14. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    ...continue :eek:)



    On my way to Trollstigen via Åndalsnäs
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    Roads north of Langfjord is small and fun to ride
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    Many kilometers, one of the tuffest rises for Z. It felt never ending and
    I felt bad for Z :eek:(
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    Coffebrake. In bakground Åndalsnes. So near but so far away. Have to ride
    around the bay to get there.
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    Åndalsnes behind and on road E136 now
    Ehh?!? A cow with trafficsense?
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    Over the bridge to the road which takes me to Trollstigen
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    Continue.....next stop at the Trollstigen
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  15. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Awesome ride report. Gorgeous scenery. Neat bike.

    Where are the chicks?:D
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  16. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Chicks?!?
    Ain´t chicks the ones who makes you to do other things like, carpentry, cleaning, buy jewels etc etc.....

    Here´s your chick :sweeti I wouldn´dear more(married) :kboom
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  17. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    ......continue to Trollstigen.






    Trollstigen a head
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    Trollstigen. Z asks -"will I do that V?"
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    Bridge over the waterfall
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    Up to the brigde. Z doing well
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    At the bridge. Z founds couple of buddys to pose with
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    Now up
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    Same waterfall again
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    Waterfall also on the other side
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    Film: Trollstigen with Z
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    At the top. Viewplace
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    To be continue.....behind the Trollstigen
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  18. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    ....behind the Trollstigen






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    Now, it can go only downhill
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    Fog is comming. When it comes, it comes fast
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    Gudbrantsjuvet. Must stop at this place and check out this area.
    Me? I just sit on Z´s saddle
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    Ferry between Linge(Valldal) and Eidsdal
    The ferry takes me to Geiranger, my nightstop
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    To be continue.......Geiranger
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  19. monkeywaythere

    monkeywaythere Scooter explorer

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    this is brilliant!!! really like the translation into english:D one question would you do it again? am really looking forward to my trip next year now but i have to wait till then :ddog
    regards stuart
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  20. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Great! I have difficulty to find the english words, but I feel with your input that I´m doing allright. Big :thumb to you

    What plans do you have with your trip?
    Me self, I really don´t like plans. Important is to have a target with trip. How you will get there....is another thing.
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