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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MyTime, Sep 17, 2015.
I hope it's not too serious. Take good care of yourself
Certainly glad to hear you are cancer free, take care of the rest and keep riding.
And now back to the North, this time Sweden. The biggest free rapid is in Sweden and while riding to that white water we visited also a couple of places in Finland - eg. Jewels ja crowns in Kemi and volcano center in Alahärmä. Is this story you can see the crown of King of Finland. You may wonder - crown of the King of Finland? Finland is a republic? Yes it is but at the time of independence 1917 there was a King chosen - but after two months the mind had changed and deciosion was a republic with a president. So the chosen King newer had even the time to come to Finland... And the volcanos? There are no volcanos in Finland. No, we don't have them but some people decided to make a volcano center.
You know, Finns are a bit crazy.
Here are all the pics and the story: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2019/01/euroopan-suurin-koski-suomen-kuningas.html
The Crown on the King of Finland
A round church in Vimpeli, Finland
The Volcano Center
Viivi and a friend. You may know that Viivi is small but...
Cool photos. It's been more than 12 years since I've been to Finland. I miss it. I've been there many times from the time I was 18 until I was about 26. I mostly hung around Turku, but I've been to Helsinki, Tampere, Jyvaskyla and a few other cities in between. I've never ridden my bike there. It's something I need to do one day, perhaps part of a big European tour. Fun fact: I learned to drive a standard (stick shifter) car in Finland.
When back, be sure to ride East and North - West coast is so flat :)
Thanks so much for the continued pics and stories MyTime. You and Vivii put a lot of effort into your website, very much appreciated, keep it up!
Very cold and snowy in Canada too, no bikes for a while...........hope your health for 2019 is good and getting better. All the best, cheers.
We visited a bike exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden. Not necessary an adventure bike but the new Suzuki Katana seemed to be the most interesting new bike.
The whole story and all pics here https://www.vanhamoto.net/2019/01/uusi-suzuki-katana-ja-muuta-uutta-ja.html
The new and the old Katana:
Electric bike Regent
Kawasaki's retrobike looks good
The legend, Honda 6-cylinder CBX
And a bonus pic: if there is a sign, one should do what the sign tells us to do!
Well, it's been a while. Summer is almost gone here in Finland but I haven't posted anything. Doctors prognose was that this would be my last riding season (they gave me max 10 years 2009) but I don't think so - next Spring will come and I'll be there with all others starting a new season! Doctors found the feary melanoma on Viivi this Summer but surgeons cut it away and we hope that was it.
So I'd better start from the Spring. This was our first trip this year, in April. If you like, the whole story with pics is here https://www.vanhamoto.net/2019/04/kauden-aloitus-lumeen-ja-itsenaisyyden.html
This has been a rather good Summer.
This is the hotel we stayed in. Nice?
There was a private WW II museum
My bike got 300 000 kms in April!
Lakes were still frozen
Ice on the saddle. Jää = Ice
Viivi with her bike
Missed you guys. Welcome back.
Then we visited a nuclear power plant (their visitor centre) and an old city - no more snow but rather dirty and wet. Whole story and pics: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2019/05/energista-kevatta.html (And like usual, the hidden pics are hidden at the end of the story to be opened just by open minded people - do not open them if you find less clothes disturbing)
And in May we were visiting East side of Finland again, saw an old cars parade and one of the most beautiful Sceneries in Finland, Koli. It was partly +5 C, partly +22 C. "Young and old in Joensuu" whole story and all the pics: http://www.vanhamoto.net/2019/07/joensuussa-nuorta-ja-vanhaa.html
Some pics here:
Up we ride...
Still some snow in the forests
It was worth it!
Fine old cars in a museum
Hundreds of old cars on the parade
Then it was warm
Viivi's favourites: a very small red cars and a really tough hard man!