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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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    This route runs along several large lakes and hundreds of waterfalls. There are several huge waterfalls including the high drop at Fengafoss and the double falls of Latefoss where the spray covers the road with water.



    [​IMG]flam-molde 8 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 9 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 10 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]IMG_4226 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]IMG_4225 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]IMG_4221 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    As you continue north you hit another large fjord and you ride along the east shore to the town of Kinsarvik. Here there is a nice campground with a view.



    [​IMG]DSC02485 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 13 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC02489 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 19 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC02497 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  4. MaNDan

    MaNDan 'Old Japanese cycles & '26Chevy truck

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    Great report and photos.

    You guys are all Awesome! Eh?
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks. Yes we are EH!!
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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had a dry night until about 6 when the rain started, but again at about 8 we got a break to pack up. We had planned to go up the 13 and take the cut off to Flam and then head to Lom, but somewhere we were not paying attention and missed the turn and ended up north and we had to make a circle route. In the end this worked out better since we like Flam and we love a circle route.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 9.22.26 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]flam-molde 24 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We headed out again north on the 13 To the Hradanger Bridge, which is the largest suspension bridge in Norway. You enter the bridge thru a 3 km tunnel (which actually has a round about in side it) and then leave the bridge where it enters directly into another 7 km tunnel.



    [​IMG]flam-molde 28 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 30 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 31 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 32 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    At Voss you continue north on the 13 and originally we had planned to go east here on the 16 to flam and Lom, but we had continued to keep going north. This leads over a high snowy mountain pass with lots of switchbacks and an incredible number of massive waterfalls. It was pretty foggy at times and got down to 4 degrees. The color of the mountain lakes was aquamarine. This dropped us at the ferry at Vagsnes and to Hella.



    [​IMG]flam-molde 36 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 37 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    From the Hella side we had much better weather and we rode east on the 55 and then south on the 5. Here again there is a long tunnel that ends at the ferry dock at our second crossing today near Kaupaner. After the crossing you unload and go into another long tunnel. This ends at Laerdalsoyri and from here you can either take the 25 km tunnel or the old mountain road in to Flam. The weather at the start looked good so we went on the road. This is a single track with passing places. The accent is continuous and the drop in temperature is too. At the summit is a large snow covered peak. After this the visibility was very poor and the temperature dropped to 2 degrees.



    [​IMG]flam-molde 39 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    When we started to descend the fog cleared and you could see the amazing views of the fjords below. There is a viewing platform cantilevered out from the cliff at Stegastein. From here the descent is all switchbacks to the seaside.




    [​IMG]flam-molde 41 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC02537 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 43 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    After a restful night we woke up to just a tiny drizzle. Today we will finally make it to Lom, but then we will continue on to Molde. This route takes in two famous switchback routes (Geiranger and Trollsteigen). The first part of the route today is to get back to the Ferry at Kaupaner.



    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 9.28.12 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    Since we have a long day planned we backtracked but we took the 25 km tunnel thru the mountain. There are actually 3 lay by rest stops along the way inside the tunnel! By the time we got to the ferry we had done about 30 of the first 40 km in tunnels.


    [​IMG]flam-molde 51 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]DSC02563 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    The ferry dock is only accessed by a tunnel.



    [​IMG]flam-molde 54 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Continuing north on the 5 we turned onto the 55 at Sogndalsfjora towards Lom. The first part of the route was along the fjord and there are lots of tunnels and waterfalls. The road is narrow and single lane in many sections. There is a high pass into Lom with lots of switchbacks on the way up and down. On the down side we finally saw the sun after 3 days. We stopped for lunch at the Stave church here.


    [​IMG]flam-molde 57 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 59 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



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    We continued down to the village, which was packed with tourists from the many cruise ships here. The road rises up again out of the valley on the other side towards Eidsdalen. Here you catch the ferry to Valdal. From here you are now headed to the famed Trollstigen highway.



    [​IMG]flam-molde 67 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    We had sun and clear skies as we approached, but as we neared the brink of the 6 km Trolls ladder the fog got very deep. We had no view of the famous road until the bottom. It must be pretty spectacular on a clear day with the crazy road and the huge waterfalls.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 9.28.53 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]flam-molde 69 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]flam-molde 70 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Leaving Molde you ride 40 km to join the scenic route from Bud. We were lucky to have no rain and ran the road back and forth a few times.


    [​IMG]atlantic road 6 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]atlantic road 7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]atlantic road 1 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


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    [​IMG]atlantic road 8 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]atlantic road 9 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr




    [​IMG]atlantic road 14 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]atlantic road 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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