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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    A walk to the edge where I can take a better look of my riding.
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    Afraid of hights, Kajsa waiting and sits kindly on the wall at the parkingplace.
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    Last bit of the road Sa Calobra. Stop and take last look of the amazing road.
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    On road M-10 again. Now home fastest road. The scenery is beautiful and I can´t stop sometimes and enjoy it.
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    Long way down there, can here clearly a bell. Can´t see what kind of animal has the bell around his neck.
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    Nice tortuous roads.
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    Leaving the mountainarea and we are getting gueue of cars in front of us.
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  2. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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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
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    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.
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    First stop between Kalix and Haparanda. Sun has come up and the weather starts to getting little bit warmer.
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    Before Haparanda and the finnish border a new road for the bicycles. Me and Z test it.
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    Bordering Finland at Haparanda/Tornio
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    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
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    Just before Rovaniemi the traffic gets little bit more intensive on the small road. I take for the secure the bicycleroad.
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    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.
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    On the roads again. It´s afteroon now and I´m hungry. Between Sodankylä and Ivalo I make a stop for sanwiches and coffe.
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    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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    .....to be continue
  3. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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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.
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    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.
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    Karigasniemi and bordering Norway in to Karasjokk.
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    Karasjokk. I really don´t like finnish light bread and buy it in Norway instead.
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    From Karasjokk to Olderfjord where I will turn to the road to North cape. Seems to bee ebb at seaside.
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    Stop at Olderfjord. Usually there are lot of touristbusses here, but not now. Last time I visit here the trolls was two Laplanders.
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    Leave the Olderfjord and take the beautiful last 120kms road to North Cape.
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    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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  4. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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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!
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    Keeping north
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    Late lunch at my favouriteplace. Here I can see and hear motorcycles coming from far away and from booth sides.
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    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.
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    Nowadays its a tunnel under the sea. 6900 meter long and drops 230 meters under the sea.
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    Tunnel costs and payment is after the tunnel.
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  5. Bearcat

    Bearcat burg1

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    I just found this RR, what a great report and riding. A joy to read.:clap
  6. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Good to hear Bearcat :norton





    More tunnels, one of them
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    Arrived at the edge and it´s very foggy. Noticed already at the tunnel under the sea that there will be more fog norther I come.
    I saw almost nothing when riding, open the visor on the helmet and instead I felt something salty in my eyes. Noticed when stoped that there was someting white on my luggage to.
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    The symbol for the North Capes latitude and longitude
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    Fog out to the Barenth sea. If you wait a while the weather can change in a moment and you can watch out over the sea. Feeling end of the world becomes, powerful felling.
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    Back at the parkingplace. Only ten minutes at the edge, it´s a new recordtime for me. Well, I have seen the most of it before, been here with motorcycles many times.
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  7. monkeywaythere

    monkeywaythere Scooter explorer

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    exactly what i have come to expect BRILL!!
  8. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    ...thnx monkey:norton






    Leaving the cape. Pity for the fog, is lighten up a littlr bit, but still missing beautiful views.
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    About 25kms from the cape, my overnigt at the camping.
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    Tent ready. Little bit freezing, It´s not cold and freeseing is mostly because sitting still on the Z. After a I´m varm again.
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    Not much to do at the campside. Walk around at the area and of course look at the motocycles passing.
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    Camping from the road.
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    Probably part from the old road
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    On the road motorcycles passing. I love to listen...
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  9. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Morning and little bit cold. No sun wherever I turn my head. Make some coffe, take a short walk, pack and turn Zoomer south.
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    Few kilometers and turn for a short visit in Honningsvåg. It´s early morning and the town has not wake up yet.
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    outisde the hotel(hotel at other side) as usual, lot of motorcycles parked.
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    BMW club from Russia on tour and parked at the hotel. Like very much this GS.
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    Most of the BMW:s was 1200LT and most of them painted......
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    Leaving Honningsvåg.
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    Soon have to pay again for the tunnel. First over the bridge.
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    It´s expensive to visit the cape. Tunnel 70NOK, cape 235NOK and 70NOK again for the tunnel. Luckely I´m not with a family and with a caravan.
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    Filling up just before the tunnel under the sea.
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    In the tunnel and engine is turned of. Dropping down in to the tunnel 230 meters under the sea. Speedo
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    Landscape little bit more open a while.
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    It takes few years to shape the rocks like that.
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  10. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Stop sometimes and take a look of the views
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    Have now passed Olderjord and turned west on road E6, next Alta.
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    First part of the road is mountainroad, it means long straights for me and Z
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    Have passed Alta and take a brake. My back is bad and I have forgott the Voltaren medicine at home. Have to change sittingposition all the time, sometimes I sit on Z in very strange position.
    Nearest way home is to make turn south at Alta. I stod a long time there and tried to make a decision which way to go. Rode west without stopping so far so it was to late to turn back.
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    Fishingboat coming in.
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    Camping at Langefjordbotten. Have overnight there many times before. This time I pass it.
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    Overnight on camping just before Storslett.
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    Not much to do here. Walk, some beers, cook and some more beers before sleep.
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  11. Crossthread

    Crossthread Maker of Sharp Stuff

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    Once again your adventures have me sticking to the computer.
    You live in a very beautiful place.

    Thanks for showing me some places I will never get to see in person! :eyes

    Cheers! :beer
  12. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Cheers Cross




    Morning and a walk in the area. Now i notice that there are nice views from the camping. Sometimes have to just stay still and look around.
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    Todays ride is to Muonio in Finland. Muonio is bordering Sweden. 367 kms ride and only one turn
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    On road and sun tries to shows his best.
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    There on other side I have to go. So near but so far away. Fjord and 45 minutes ride to get there
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    Stop and enjoy the views a while.
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    The fjord on the GPS.
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    On way to Skibotten. Suddenly very strong wind. Strange, only at this place and I have to stop and......just stay a while in the wind.
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    At Skibotten I have turned from road E6 to road Kilpisjärvi.
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    Break. My back is killing me. I lay down on a bench for a while and it helps a while.
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    First part on road the Kilåisjärviroad is a nice mountainclimb. Z have to give his best.
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  13. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Bording Finland
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    Warf whre a boat takes to place where Finland, Sweden and Norway is connect. It´s just a marked with a stone. Nothing for me to see.
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    At Kilpisfärvi I bought some bread. Stop for a late lunch between a rapid.
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    After lunch, more long straights to do.
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    At Karesuando over the bridge for a short visit in Sweden and back to Finland.
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    VOLTAREN! Now changing sitposition don¨t help. Middle of nowhere a friend of mine have parked his car. He stoped me when he saw a Zoomer middle of nowhere road and assume that no one else.....
    I got his Voltaren with me and my pain muscle was much better
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    Camping Muonio.
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    Same here as in Ivalo, tent 16 euro and this cottage 19 euro. Cheap! This time I´m not freezing and the cottage is placed beautiful near the rapid. Beer and watch out over the....
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    Best weather on the whole trip. Enjoy sitting down time to time on a stone and just watch among others the fishing.
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  14. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Last day...



    Morning and sun shines from the cottageterrace.
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    On the road again. Damn roadjoints in Finland, every few meters. Sometimes so bad and they feels on a slow moped with small tires..
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    Fishingboats waiting.
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    Lot of reindeers in the area. No risk with a Zoomer.
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    Time to turn to Sweden. First coffe and a finnish "munkki". Borrow parking from the big guys.
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    Border Pajala and Sweden.
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    Break and rest my back. Voltaren has helped me forward, but have sometimes to straight out. It´s also strange nice feeling to lay down on a bench with helmet on and close eyes.
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    Just before Överkalix last filling up.
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    Passing Holgers tractormuseum at Svartby. No time to stop.
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    Soon home. Stop at Töre for a icecream, same time ponder over the done trip.
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    Always the road from Töre and home is little bit creepy.
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    A bit of the old europeroad. Haven´t drive here in "hundred" years. It´s a road for bicycles now. and trees has grown over the road.
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    Home. Z has as usual done a good job and earn his North Cape sticker.
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  15. lowbuckrider

    lowbuckrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tour of the ancestral homeland:clap
  16. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    thank you for sharing!! I am more and more into scooters... and rides like yours make me go that way...

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  17. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar fine beer sampler

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    I read the whole thread last night, and it was great! Thanks for putting this together, there is some beautiful scenery in your neighborhood!:clap
  18. TheReaper!

    TheReaper! Been here awhile

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    I vote this RR the best scenery thread ever , and on a 50cc scooter you had to go slow enough to take it all in .

    Thanks for taking us along .

    TheReaper!
  19. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Mre fun to chear when it´s appreciated. Thank´s guys:thumb
  20. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    Great thread! I love small cc touring, i have subscribed cant wait to see more! Best of luck in all your future adventures!