Finnish riding

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MyTime, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. MyTime

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    A couple of days riding in Eastern Finland with waterfall, countless lakes and sights. Unfortunately the text is in Finnish but there is a (poor) translator on the upper right corner of the page. And all pics are multilingual :rofl, even the hidden ones. So about a zillion pics (and the text) here: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2015/09/hepokongas-ja-muuta-markaa-kajaanin.html


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    Since I got feedback that why some pics are hidden, the hidden ones are hidden because some people are more narrow minded than some others. So the little x's are for open minded people, and the narrow minded won't be annoyed. :1drink
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    Now that it's October, it's getting cold here. But Sun has been shining so we rode two days and thousand kilometers to get two bottles of berrywine from a certain monastery.
    Here are the pics and the story: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2015/10/kaksi-paivaa-ja-tuhat-kilometria-kahden.html
    (This time the hidden 'pics for open minded people' are 'pics for really open minded people' so they are this time not little x's but very tiny dots after the last visible pic)

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    Bigbugberg De oppresso liber Supporter

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    Beautiful!
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    How many days in the year do you have that are snow and ice free?

    Nice pics.
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    slipknot Long timer

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    I like your web site too.
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    Well - you'll never know. Here in Southern Finland snow sometimes comes in October, usually in December. Usually snow is gone in Mars or April. In Northern Finland riding season is shorter, of course.
    Now it freezes during the nights but no ice on daytime. But days are getting shorter and shorter... in the north soon Sun doesn't rise at all for a couple of months, here in the south daytime is about 9 Am to 3 PM at shortest (at Xmas time). On the other hand - in the Summer Sun doesn't set at all, it's bright 24 hours a day.
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    Very nice!

    Sincerely,
    Open minded rider ;-)
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  10. L.B.S.

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    All the pictures are awesome, MyTime! Thanks! :freaky :thumb
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    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing them.
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    Well, it's not the best riding season in Finland as it's Winter so no riding this time. But how about a sauna in a bus? A moving sauna with living room for chatting and beer? A bus that stops at lakes (they were just starting to froze) for a swimming brake (totally dark outside), at motorcycle dealer, at bar... and people are wearing just swimming suits and bathrobes? :drink

    Story and lots of pics: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2016/01/saunabussi-oinen-uinti-uimapuvussa.html

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    ...and making snowangels nude...? :raindance
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    Thanks for pictures, i love finland :clap looking to your web site .... fantastic !!!! :raabia
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    Well done veli, beautiful country.
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  19. dandyrider

    dandyrider You Ride? I Ride

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    I think it really cool the riding that you are doing, you have some beautiful country to ride in. Are most of your rides on hard pack street or do you get to ride on some dirt? I have yet to meet a woman at your age riding on their own and still having a adventure heart. By your pics you need to ride Alaska, Canada and some of the US states. If that ever happens for you I am in San Diego and would be more that happy to take you on a tour of southern CA. Stay young at heart!
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  20. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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    I'd have to say the Fin Ladies steal the show from the beautiful Fin scenery.
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