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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    haha, thanks guys, especially to the "thread killer" :norton

    Sorry, have been a little bit of. Lot to do(work etc etc) and maybe more to do will come. Also, have to use a visa starting 21st of this month(russia, this time on motorcycle)
  2. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    I went for the Timmendorfer Strand. Remember, I promised my self to come back here in the future for a overnight, on motorcycle.


    But, coming home I could not get it out of my mind, so I packed and get back. As usual, not the shortest way.


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    Boat from Trelleborg to Germany. If not riding through Denmark, this boat is the fastest way to get to Germany from Sweden. I takes me to Sassnitz and on moped it costs me only about 26 euro




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    Not tighten over the saddle on this boat. Against the wall.




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    Up on the deck. Cars still drives in.




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    Leaving Trelleborg and Sweden.


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    Lighthouse has a funny doll in it




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    Few hours later and I´m in Germany and Rugen. First thing I can see from the boat is the white rocks at Kap Arkona. I sure will visit it.




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    First thing first. It starts to raining and sometimes heavily. I ride from Sassnitz a little bit south and get to the Prora. It´s Hitlers 5 kilometers long holidaycamp. No allowed to drive there but, It´s raining and my wehicle is a moped.


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    Further few kilometers and it just keeps on.




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    Riding south to Binz. Rain and no one on the beach.




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    Instead, I check out some beautiful old houses at Binz.




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    Heavy rain came at Binz. I ride without a stop to Lohme. Lohme is in the north part of Rugen.
    Very welcome from the hotelowners, mother and son. I even get my Vision in their own garage and also a key so I can get away early morning.
    I also get the best room where I have view over the white rocks at Kap Arkona. Only problem is, there are lot of fog.




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    Evening walk at the area. My hotell at the hill.


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    The front of the hotel.




    ......to be continue. Next day to Kap Arkona
  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    As always, fun to read your reports. :thumb
  4. Crossthread

    Crossthread Maker of Sharp Stuff

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  5. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys :thumb




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    I wake up many many hours before breakfast is opening. Its not sunny, little bit fog and I can see the Kap Arkona, but not the white rocks.
    I decide in the morning to take a walk in the area again, and get the Vision from the garage. Outside my door there is a bottle of wine and a note with a happy travelling. Lifted it on the table, cant have a bottles with me, especially wine.




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    Sometimes make a stop and check out to the rocks, when sun shows up




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    Two line cementroad




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    Well, it´s only on moped you find roads like this?




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    Vehicles not allowed. Have to leave vehicles here and take a some kind of a train from here. It´s early in the morning so I pass the sign.




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    Kap Arkona is coming and I can see the lighthouse.




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    The lighthouse




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    Vision is posing.


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    Im getting to the coastline and forest. First small road which is getting narrow.
    Somebody has a four wheeler and is picking trash. I pass him slowly behind only couple of metres from him. He doesn´t notice me at all, so i supposed he was deaf?




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    Riding North after the forest path. Can´t see any white rocks




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    Back at the lighthouse.




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    Have walk down and try to see the White rocks from here.




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    Stairs. It doesn´t look as it many steps on this pic, but.....they sure was many of them. Anyway many of them for a guy who training only drinkeing lot of beer....





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    ......to be continue
  6. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    .....continues






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    Now south. Try to take the west of Rugen. Coming to a cobblestoned road and ride a few hundred metres on it. As long I can see the road is like that. The small wheels on Vision don´t like it so I turn back and find another road.




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    Found a road more at west. First ferry and it´s windy, very windy.




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    In the wind I just dare to let the Vision go for a second.




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    On small roads. Wonder why there are a white cross on every tree?




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    Second ferry and the high wind is not there. It starts to rain again and me and Vision stay under roof.




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    Find the funny roads again. This one was not good for small wheels and I turn back.




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    The old road next to the new road. I follow this road against Poland as long as I can. Nice cobblestones as well.




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    Another version of the betongroad. This one in good condition and fine to ride on.


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    Good one, opens as a lever?




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    Always nice to ride beside water.




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    Sometimes follow roads for bicycles.




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    Pimped Simson with 80´s homemade paint.




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    Coming to Poland border.






    ........to be continue
  7. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    There are a road south wich takes over the channel after Swinoujscie. I choose to go straight through the Swinoujscie and try the local ferry instead.




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    At the ferry. I parked beside and check out how it works. After a while staff comes up to me and tell me to ride in either on the right side or left. The cost is free.


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    Vision parked in the ferry




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    Short but a busy ferryline




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    Getting out


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    On big roads again. Got my own drivingline but have to check in the mirrors all the time....
  8. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    At Miedzyzdroje now. Have booked a room at a hotel, but she doesn´n find my booking. The old lady can´t speak english and she is only shaking her head and tells "no no"
    I don´t give up. When she realized I will put up my tent outside in her garden, she founds a room for me. She is not happy!




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    A while a Heavy rain. When it stopes I get to the beach, not for a swim, for a beer.




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    Weather is not ideal for a swim, but....




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    Poland is knowed for their nice beaches.




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    Sun showes up a while when I get my Tyskie beer




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    Nice pier



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    Lot of small Groups showing up.
    Then a walk in the centre, pizza and few more beers. I´m tired and get to the hotel early.

    Tomorrow I will turn back..........
  9. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Very early morning. As uaual, the television is on. Coffe maker in the room and I make a cup of coffe. I packed. My room is on the groundfloor and I can see the Vision. All drop down all my packade via the window.
    ....and on the roads again......




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    I Always like to ride at the back yards. It shows more the real country, not the touristrouts.


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    I`ve decided to take the same rout back and I´m back at the ferry in Swinoujscie.


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    Morning and tire people getting to their work.




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    Through Swinoujscie.
  10. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Looks like a great trip! I couldn't take all that wetness, good job, Happy Trails!
  11. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    Thank you for sharing your journeys.:thumb
  12. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Tkanks guys :thumb



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    Hackney carriage near the border is there already early in the morning.




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    Back in Germany.




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    I have turn a little bit south so I don´t need to ride on same roads. Intense traffic and I have to ride on bicycle path.




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    Don´t know howe I get here, but sometimes have to take short Cuts.




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    Found some concreteroads again, like it!




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    Backyards again. Think this house has a story to tell.




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    DDR museum


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    Like the cars there....
  13. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Not much resting areas, so bus stops is okay when a coffe brake.




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    Nice Buildings at Demmin.


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    Looks little bit spooky




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    Passing autobahn.




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    Leafy forest, typical in Germany. Like it!
  14. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    North of Lubeck. There should be a GPS for moped. I really didn´t know there are a tunnel under the channel and it´s not allowed for moped.
    About 100 meters from where I can pay for the road I can see a bus staying. I also see the bus has some kind of trailer behind. I ride to the bus.

    The bus goes under the channel and the trailer has a pics of a bicycle, baby carriage and a scootmoped.
    When I ask if I can roll on my moped, he watch a while on my Vision, point a finger to it and asks -"what is this?" I answer -"moped"
    The busdriver looks a while on the moped, points again and asks again -" what is this?"
    I tried this time to specify at same time I point to the picture on the trailer -"moped, scoot, fifty cc"
    The busdriver goes around and checks again my heavy loaded scoot, shakes his head and after a while he points me to the tollroad and says -"you ride, goodbye"

    Well, few euros and I ride. If police stops me I blame on the busdriver

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    Tunnel went out well, and I´m at Timmendorf och Scharbeutz




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    No tent this time either. I book a room.




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    Pack up and directly out to the water.




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    Weather is not for swimming today, but there are some kind of activities.




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    As usual, not much more. Long days on saddle makes me tire. Pizza, beer and the to the bed.
  15. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Early morning and as usual, tv is on. This morning is little bit different...the computer is on my stomach and the batterys is empty.
    A little morning walk at the beach and then I`m on my way




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    I do not care what roads the GPS takes, I just follow it. There are not much autobahn and motorways to get to and I can see it´s going in right direction


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    Over autobahn and trafic is on




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    Bridge to the isle where the ferry is.




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    Leaving Germany.




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    Coming to Denmark.
  16. Crossthread

    Crossthread Maker of Sharp Stuff

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    Still with you. :lurk

    What kind of camera are you carrying with you? I need to replace the one I am using. It is too hard to use with gloves on. You seem to have no problems with shooting and riding at the same time. Wish I could say the same.


    Also wish Honda would sell Vision and Innova in the USA, but no luck there. :cry
  17. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Great :norton

    I´ve been using a Minolte Z1 camera. Strapped around the neck. Camera has perfect weight for shooting from bike.
    But, I think the camera is more than less now retired after many many years use in sun-, rain- and winterriding.

    Now I have bought a Nikon D3100. I´ve already tried it when riding, but found it not so comfortable, little bit to heavy and the lens is also to long.

    Sad you can´t get this bikes. I´ve seen some strange imports like....you can´t get among others the Honda Varadero 1000 :huh
    But, you still have got the best 50cc there....Ruckus/Zoomer :norton
  18. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Not much left now :norton



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    Leaving the ferry and as usual, motorway not allowed so have to take the small roads.
    Old bridge. The new road is few kilometres away and goes under the water.




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    Passing the old bridge, Storströmsbro.




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    At the right side I can see the new bridge.




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    I`m trying to take a shortcut, but a sign tells me that moped is not allowed. Have to respect that and turn back.




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    Coming to Copenhagen and the traffic chaos there.




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    Well, it´s okay to ride there, just follow others....




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    Coastroad from north of Copenhagen. Love this road, water on my right side and....




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    ......beautiful houses on my left side.


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    On the ferry again. This time between Denmark and Sweden.




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    Lot of mopeds. Danish people living in Sweden getting home from work. Moped is free on this ferry.




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    My new friend I met when I came from Italy. She looked shocked when she se me again. She looked like we are still on the Italy travell and she has passed out a while and just wake up. Her first comment was -"WHAT THE.....?!?!?"




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    Sweden coming.




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    All at the same time....racing!
    Funny, all mopeds goes after leaving the ferry straight. I turn after the cars and few kilometres I´m first. I win!




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    From here, not much left. My Traffic is waiting for me. I load the Vision in it and......1500kms drive home :norton
  19. andymach23

    andymach23 Adventurer

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    Really enjoyed your latest trip. Looking forward to the next one. :clap:clap
  20. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Everything over there seems to be really scenic. I also noticed that it seems to always be cloudy. Is that normal or do you often get more sunshine?