Finnish riding

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

  1. MyTime

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    Another ride, this time northern Finland and Norway... this was in last July but in the north there is still snow and everything - eg. Hammerfest is the northern most city in the world.

    "If Norway is a religion, I'll join" said Viivi and that's the title of this pictorial. Here are the story and the pics: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2017/09/norja-jos-se-on-uskonto-mina-liityn.html (I checked the translate function - terrible English, at lot worse than my English, many parts not understandable at all... :( but pics are easy to understand in foreign languages, too! :lol3)
    (Hidden pics are chosen by herself and I think this "religion" has had some effects on her - pics only for VERY open minded people)

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    You guys keep holding up your end. Good on ya.
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    Well, that trip easn't even near the end...

    Next part is here - including a forest with music: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2017/11/lisaa-korpeimme-markyytta-ja-aanekkyytta.html
    And the part after that one is here, at the arctic circle and visiting also Sweden: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2017/11/rrr-rovaniemi-ja-ruotsin-rajaseudulla.html
    Text is in Finnish but as usual, there is that (poor) translator on the upper right corner of each page.
    (And hidden pics as usual hidden at the end of each page but they are just for open minded people - we know that people are different as well as the cultures)

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    I've been gone for a while - the thing called Winter lasted a bit longer this year. The end of April - 1st may we were on first "real" ride, meaning that we were on a couple days trip. No snow where we started, on meter (something like 3 feets) snow at the turning point. Temeperature dropped fron +12 C to +2 C (54 F to 36 F) Whole story (in Finnish but with translator) and pic are here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/05/vappuna-metri-lunta-ja-ihan-passi.html

    But here are some pics:

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    Corners were dry and enjoyable - but it wasn't sweatting as the temperature was +2 C / 36 F


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    Climbing to the top - with leather gears on...

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    Lake still frozen and snow on the ground

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    Sliding down

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    After that snow, +10 C / 54 F in the Savonlinna city felt nice

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    One pic is hidden not to disturb less open minded people.

    The start of the season riding pics are on another story - but that one has Viivi's 1st May greetings too - if you are not comfortable with midly naughty pics, don't click this as 1st May is the wildest party in Finland!
    https://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/04/hauskaa-vappua-ja-uutta-ajokautta.html
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    You two make my days better. Some of my ancestors migrated from your area of the world. Thanks for the ride reports.
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    I've forgot to report here... Summer is ending here. Quite a lot riding but never enough... main ride was a three weeks visit to northern Norway. We are makin a dozen of stories of it, first four parts are out already.

    This is the forst part - "A disastrous start" is here: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/08/norja-1-pohjoiseen-katastrofaalinen-alku.html
    At lot of pics!
    (Hidden pics the usual way at the end for the open minded people only)

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    Santa Claus Land

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    The Arctic Circle

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    This one looked a bit bad but was not the worst injurie - broken ribs and internal injuries made me sleep sitting on a chair for the next four weeks
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    Always look forward to your reports but not this kind. Ouch. Heal up and take it easy.
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    Well, it turned out later, that those injuries were the less serious problem - they found something extra growing inside me (just that they don't not what it is yet). So the fatal heart sickness wasn't enough for me... :(
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    JoeFab Been here awhile

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    Jeez man I hope you get well soon ! Your road tales and pics. are the best on the forum. God speed...j.f.
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    Thanks. I always thought that this heartproblem is bad as it's very likely going to kill me but if this new one is a tumor or cancer, my days are probably coming to the end sooner. But I still hope it's something one can live with
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    luftkoph Been here awhile

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    You've got sisu, looking forward to more reports from you.
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    Everyone I show your report to (people here in the mountains) wish you strength and wellness. Peace and keep riding.
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    Norway, part 5: Bodø an road 17 - even more beatiful than Lofoten
    Indeed, we find road 17 even better than Lofoten. At that point a bit of the accident pains were gone evethough I still had to try to sleep on a chair and I was totally unaware of the bad news waiting home. But here are a few pics, for all pics (+hidden ones) follow this link: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/10/norja-osa-5-bod-ja-tie-17-upeampi-kuin.html

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    Growing up in Minnesota made me curious about Finland, that, and the incredibly beautiful Finnish girlfriend I had when I lived in Ontario. It looks like your lovely friend enjoys being herself, which is the most attractive trait a person can have.
    So many of your photos remind me of my trip to Newfoundland - thanks for sharing.
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    The scenery is just stunning.
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