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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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    For the weekend we had a borrowed RV and we went to the coast at Smögen. This is a beautiful seaside summer retreat.



    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 9.08.32 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had bike service booked here for the valve check, as we could not get this booked in Germany. This was done, but the 650 was then not running well. On the diagnostics they found the “air control device” was faulty. Luckily they could get the part and fix it the same day. A big thank you so much to the team at BIKE Trollhatten for fitting us in and doing such a great job.







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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Tonight we are in for some real Swedish fun. We are off to the Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg. Monday nights there are popular Swedish Pop artists performing and they have the hugely popular Sing a long of Swedish folk music. They LOVE this stuff. Of course the fair also includes carnival games, but only here do you throw plastic herring to win huge Toblerones!


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  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    There is a really big event today as we will finally meet Gene and Neda from Lightcycle. We have been communicating on line since we all left on our trips 3 years ago, but despite that we had never met them in person. We have on several occasions been a few days apart in the Americas. Orvar and Sara rode out to meet them.



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    We repeated some of our city tour for them and then had a big BBQ.


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  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Orvar had arranged for the local Swedish newspaper to come over for a group interview of the “5 overland riders”. The reporter asked some great questions and the photographer seemed to have a good sense of humor.


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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We took the small roads for the most part, but we did have to do some time on the highway. It was pretty anticlimactic when we crossed the border there is not even a welcome sign. The route we followed was to near Oslo and then south to Larvik. This route avoided the city, but involved our first Norwegian ferry. It was 44 K (6 to1) for each bike for the 5-minute crossing.


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Daniel noticed that the front right fork of the 650 was leaking!! AGH! We had always had fork socks, but at DMX they advised against them. HMMMM. Well there is no way we get this done in Norway so we hope to get it fixed in Finland. Thanks Gene for the picture.


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The ride into Lysbotn is from the high pass on the highway 45 is on a narrow and very curvy 32 km road. There are several sections on switchbacks. The last series of hairpins from the viewpoint to the town is 7 km includes a 1 km tunnel with a hairpin inside.





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    It was then just a short ride up the scenic road 13 but in the pouring rain to the campsite near The Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. We checked in and then staked out a spot in the dining hall and stayed there all day. Gene made a friend while writing his blog report. There was a brief few minutes in the early evening when the rain let up and we rushed out to set up our tents. It rained incredibly hard most of the night.




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    When we got up the weather had improved enough that we decided to make for the hike to the Pulpit rock. This is a 4 km drive from the camping and then a 6 km hike to the view. The first and last 2 km are quite steep while the center is more flat. Most is stone stairs, but one section is a bit more treacherous as the walking is over large rocks. The view was stunning and we timed it well since it started to rain again shortly after our arrival. The walk down was a bit slippery and Sara did take one spill. Thanks Neda for the pics.


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Arriving back to the camp we were a bit cold and wet. But there were hot showers and a warm lounge with good wifi!


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    It continued to rain very hard all thru the night again until about 6 am!!! This luckily gave us an opportunity to pack up camp under fairly dry conditions. Leaving in the morning at about 930 it had really cleared up finally. Today our tour was up the very scenic route 13 to Kinsarvik.




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    This route on the 13 takes you along the fjords to Hjelmelandsvagen where you get the ferry to Knutsvik. You keep along the sea and then turn inland towards Sand.



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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    As you go north there are an incredible number of tunnels on this route of 100 meters to 5 km. Most are wide and well lighted, but several are narrow and quite dark. Our friend Dieter gave us the trick Norwegian riders use, which is to close one eye before the tunnel and open it inside. The closed eye is adjusted to the dark and you can actually see much better. Of course remembering to push down your sunglasses helps more! There are some bridges that lead right into tunnels in the mountainside.


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