Finnish riding

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

  1. black top bob

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    I do have one question: I notice that your highways are so well maintained. Do you guys have pot holes over there?
  2. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Well these few latest ones are from Norway and those roads were fine - but there are terrible roads, too. And it's the same in Finland - main roads are quite fine but smaller roads are too often poor.
  3. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    And the sixth part of that trip is ready. We found a great motorcycle museum: Arctic Circle Classic Motorcycle Museum. Riding in the arctic is always something.
    All pics and story here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/10/norja-osa-6-e6-ja-arktinen.html (and hidden pics for very open minded people only)

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    Greetings from Washington State! Thanks for the great ride reports !! Pretty damn cool seeing that part of the world. I grew up in Germany and travelled alot of Europe with my parents back in the day but have never been up there. Nice to see you and your Sweetheart keeping things real for the “open minded” people. Looks like you have a great time! I hope your health stays good and I wish you the best with that. Cheers!!!
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    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Thanks for thanks! Yes, my wife Viivi likes being natural in many ways. And actually I'm a lot happier now - it wasn't cancer! These months aftr vacation were full of stress as the waiting for answers was quite long. It's something very unusual but not so bad. So there WILL be a new ridingseason next Spring. Heartproblem of course is permanent but I think there will be a lot more time than doctors say. Several Springs are coming for me!
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    Such good news! So glad for you and your wife that it isn't cancer. Thank you so much for all your postings, you have so many nice pics and the scenery is beautiful.
    Quite similar to western Canada too......I love all the food shots you have in your reports, looks amazing.
    Cheers.
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    Congratulations on being cancer free, I know how that can occupy your mind. Great ride reports, I can’t get there to ride and see it all but you and Viv make it possible. Thanks from Kentucky.
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    Heal quickly! Nice photos.
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  9. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Well, I'm "late" with these posts. Part 8 is actually in Finland, we had get back to make a short visit to hospital because of my injuries. But it was kind of a shortcut from Norway back to Norway.
    Here is the story and all pics: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/10/norja-osa-8-halki-lapin-saamelaisten.html

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    Weather news said there will be a thunder storm ahead, so everyone else were riding back, we were riding to...

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    Bear meat is very expensive. Elk is relatively cheap.

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    On the other end of this bridge is Norway

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    Viivi planning the next route
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    MyTime Been here awhile

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    And now (finally) presentation of the part 9: Arctic See - the Finnish See?
    The whole story and all pics here https://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/11/norja-osa-9-jaamereen-suomalaisten.html (incl. the hidden pics/dots only for open minded people)
    In Norway, but these areas have strong Finnish roots and many places have their names in Finnish, too. Viivi was swimming in the Arctic See (temp. 7-8 C / 44-46 F). The whole are is just rocks and grass, but it's very impressive. We love that area!

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    Tunder coming - but actually it didin't hit

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    A statue for those Finns who once were there to build this area
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    Great stuff! I love the website as well. :clap
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    What great pic's and RR - Thanks for sharing them
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    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Sorry my bad skills in English but what does "RR" mean...? Obviously not Road Racing... :jack
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    Or “racing and research” ! Haha!! It means “Ride report” and you do a super job! Cheers!!
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    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Viivi is radiant. She puts a luster on the wonderful photos and stories. :wings
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    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Christmas is Coming! At least Viivi is on her way already! So Merry Christmas to everyone here!

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    Well, episode 12 was still missing - some places in Finland while riding back south.
    The whole story with all pics here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2018/12/norja-osa-12-pessimismia-kumeja-ja.html

    After that ride I had a letter from hospital waiting at home - "you probably have cancer in thymys, need to come to the hospital soon". Later after some physical research I got information that "no i wasn't cancer in thymus after all. But it seems that you probably have cancer in lung". Again a few weeks later after some more physical research it turns out that I didn't have that either, it was some other injuries but not dangerous. Heart problems are dangerous, last week I had a bad malfunction.
    So the Fall was full of waiting but we rode a couple of days later back North and then a few other longer rides - pics and stories to come later. But, now the episode 12. A small town called Puolanka is the center of pessimism and that explains some pics (in the linked story, not here). They have "Pessimism Days every year 1. Jan - 31. Dec"...:jack

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