Finnish riding

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

  1. Manny U

    Manny U Been here awhile

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    Finland looks a lot like home here in Alaska! Beautiful pictures :-)
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  2. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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  3. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Probablý quite a lot the same type, northern areas.
  4. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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  5. kneeslider

    kneeslider Insufficient privileges!

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    Ah the Finns love their cars, especially old American iron. Next time in Helsinki take in a Summer Cruiser Night!
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  6. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Viivi's odysseys aka bridges, islands, ferries and isthmuses
    Covid-19 and everything is closed - but not the roads and not the nature.
    Whole story and all the pics here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2020/07/viivin-harharetket-oy-eli-siltoja.html

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    Hydrogen and atoms sold!

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    And another story - celebrating: Our non-commercial blog has got 5 million page loads and it's lot more than we ever expected! Party story here (not an adventure riding story!) https://www.vanhamoto.net/2015/02/juhlan-paikka.html
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  7. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    This time we were visiting an interesting car museum and the nice city of Kuopio. Some very rare bikes and cars!

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    We used smaller roads

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    Horex Resident - when did you see one? Or have ever even heard of Horex...?

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    Hop in to the bus!

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    The weather was warm and Viivi was enjoying her dresses
  8. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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  9. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat Supporter

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    Wow! And the wheeled vehicles are beautiful also.
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  10. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    And another trip - a huge strange stone called Kummakivi = Strange stone and a beatutiful Summer city Savonlinna.
    Here are a sample of pics, for more pics and story the link is here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2020/09/kummaa-ja-kuumaa-kummakivi-ja-savonlinna.html


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    At the begin the road was very good

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    Then it wasn't so good anymore - this pic doesn't tell the truth, hole and bumps and strikes made by rain were occasionally not that nice

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    Then some walking trough the forest
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    And then the Strange stone


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    Savonlinna harbour with old boats

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    Castle called Olavin linna

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    Some old cars in Savonlinna

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  11. MrBob

    MrBob On a whim Supporter

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    These photos could have been taken in northern Minnesota.
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  12. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Yes, or Canada i suppose. Probably that's why some many Finns moved to Minnesota etc. in the past.
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  13. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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  14. MrBob

    MrBob On a whim Supporter

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    Once the original inhabitants of the land were killed or put on reservations, railroads came into possession of much of their land in Minnesota and they began actively recruiting immigrants from Scandinavian countries. In the south of Minnesota, Swedes and Germans predominated. In central Minnesota, around Minneapolis and St. Paul - very Swedish. Norwegians settled further north and Finns settled even farther north, working in the mines or in the forests. When I lived near Thunder Bay, Ontario many years ago, some street signs were in Finnish. I came into town once a week to the sauna.
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  15. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the information! Interesting! But in a way very logical - Swedes in the south, Norwegians and Finns in the North
  16. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Not so bashful Kainuu

    The Month in Norway -stories are done https://advrider.com/f/threads/ridi...-month-in-norway.1472081/page-3#post-42162246 here so let's get back Finland!
    People in Kainuu area are said to be a bit bashful. Well, not necessary. It's a great place especially for riders. Plenty of small, curvy roads in the beautiful nature. Plenty of places to see.
    People in Kainuu should be very proud of their area, not just the great nature but many other things.
    The whole story and pics here: Oma Aika: Kainuussa vähemmän kainoa (vanhamoto.net) (and the less bashful pics are hidden so no-one needs to see them by mistake)

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    In the middle of the city of Kajaani

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    Finnish flag and traditional Finnish "long drink" based on gin

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    In Kajaani city - in this park there was a "war with waterpistols" but those pics are hidden in the story for a reason... how did "Viivi-Jane Bond" manage?
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  17. MyTime

    MyTime Been here awhile

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    Icecave and Spring is here! ...despite the Covid.
    First bars opened, snow is melting even though lakes still frozen. First trip this year and the target was Icecave deep in the rock with a kind of a Moomin-world. Like we didn't have enough snow and ice during the Winter... So unlike in some other amusement parks, here the snow and ice is real. And everything is made of snow and ice. One can enjoy wintersports.
    (these days hidden pics are better hidden than they used to be so no-one sees them unwillingly)

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    To the South - riding small roads

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    Not yet exactly Summer

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    In the South lakes were de-frozing

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    Viivi got company

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    Viivi passing a "Devil's field"

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    First wine outside this year

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    In the evening and in the morning
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  18. MyTime

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