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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Getting off the boat in the capital of Torshavn it was actually about 230 am. We were joined by Dieter and headed to the north of the island of Eysturoy. The sunrise was incredible.

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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We then rode across the top of the Fjord to see the sea stacks just before Eidi.


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    From here we did an in and back side trip to Saksun on one of the “Buttercup routes”. These islands are so lush. The sod-covered houses are everywhere.


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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Before we headed to the campsite in Torshavn at 730 am for a well-deserved nap we did another side trip to the village of Vestmanna.


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    It was nice camping here as most of the other riders were here too and so we got to spend some time together.


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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Skansin is a historic fortress in Torshavn and it is located on a hill beside the port. It was built in 1580 to protect against pirate raids. During the Second World War it served as a British military base.



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    A man mowing the roof is not something you see every day.




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  7. usnbeans

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    ""Ä man mowing a roof"" is certainly not something you see every day. What a beautiful place the Islands are. it's taken me 2 weeks but I am now up to date and anxiously awaiting your updates. Many thanks.
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  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks. I am a bit behind also. Im trying to catch up when i get decent wifi, but campground wifi is often sketchy. sara
  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We woke to very foggy weather, but checking the airport there was great visibility there so we drove over to Vagar Island and to the Leitisvatn Lake. Here there is an about a 90 min walk to the end of the lake where it falls into the sea. When we got back from the hike we continued to ride to the end of the island. Again we were shocked at the money spent on a tunnel that has 5 houses on the other side!

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  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    For our last day we did some more touring around the northern islands of Vidoy, Kunoy, and Kalsoy. We have now covered almost all the roads. On the way to Vidareidi there are a number of very narrow and very dark 1-way tunnels that are a bit of a challenge especially when you don’t have the right of way.


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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We drove thru the tunnel on the only road on the island of Kalsoy to find a tiny village here also.




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    We had some time to kill before the ferry left so we had a picnic near the port in Torshavn. After this we rode south to “ the most historic town in the Faroes” at Kirkjubour. Here there are the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the St Olav’s Church from the 12 th century, and the old Kirjuboargarour farm house from the 11 th century. In 1832 a ruin stone was found here dating from the Viking Ages. The ride in here was very very foggy!



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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had to arrive at the ferry at 10 for the 1130 pm sailing. The number of vehicles that got off the boat was incredible and included motos, cars, trucks, campers, and boats. Dana was the only other woman riding her own bike that I have seen on Iceland and the Faroes. Funny thing is she was in Ushuaia at the same time as us in January of 2014.



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    This international group of riders comes from Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Greece, and the Canary Islands.



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    SPOT summary for the Faroes

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We loaded and stored the bikes. Meeting on the sky deck we had some Scottish Whiskey to share with our new friends. The 2 nights were both pretty calm and we arrived on time to Hirtshals at 930 am. Many of the riders were headed in the same direction so we all eventually met at a spot for lunch. Dieter came with us to Hamburg as we all wanted to go to Louis. After 3 years things are starting to wear out and needed replacing.


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From here we made for Wolfgang’s home for the night. We had ordered Heidinau tires to the BMW in Hamburg. While the bikes were there they found that the rear disks were below spec and both were replaced along with the pads. The steering head bearings on the 650 were also toast again and they think they were way over torqued in Madrid when they were replaced there. OUCH! Leaving from there we also stopped at Globetrotter to get some camp items including some new waterproofing for the tent in preparation for Norwegian summer.



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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We rode north to Puttgarden and took the ferry to Denmark. Arriving at the dock there was a huge line that did not move for about 20 minutes and then did so very slowly. That said once we had a ticket we loaded directly on the boat for the 40-minute crossing. It is a very windy bleak day in the south of Denmark as we drove north on the highway. There are no hotels along this route until you get to Copenhagen where we stayed for the night.



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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Now we are making for Trollhatten and the home of our great friends Orvar and Anne. We entered the 4 km subsea Drogden tunnel and then crossed the famous 8 km Oresund Bridge that joins Denmark to Sweden. The toll is a whopping 24 Euros per bike, but the only other option is to drive further north to Helsingborg and take the ferry for 18 Euros.


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    A big thank you so much to REV’it and especially to Rineke their head of Marketing for their generous support of our World Wide Ride. Opening this box and finding two Defender Pro GTX suits was better than Christmas. It was sad to say goodbye to our trusty 4-year-old Defender suits since they had performed so well, but a new suit is a beautiful thing! We were happy to see some of the new features including the redesigned and longer vents on the forearms, the improved closure system at the wrists, and the new covered front zipper. They also have the new SEEFLEX CE-level 2 flexible protection system!


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We toured the city including the locks and the Trolhatten “falls”.




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