The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    I have to report that the Faroes are remarkable! We haven’t found a bad road yet. So many pretty views!

    It takes us 5 x travel time as we stop for picture and OMG moments! It’s like nowhere else I’ve been!

    We changed our location today to Nororageta so explores Eysturoy today! The road from Eidi to Gjogv is incredibly pretty. Great sunshine all day!

    Some of today’s shots from exploring more Green Buttercup Routes ....

    Leaving Tórshavn...

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    Julie loved this Fred Flintsone picnic set!
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    Look carefully for the road in shots below!
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    Julie, literally jumping for joy!!
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    Zoom zoom! Dropping into Elduvik!
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    Like a kids hot wheels track down there!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    More from the villages ....

    Gjogv ...
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    Our daily ritual of a picnic and real coffee!!
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    A great mob of bikers came they town as we lunched
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    A new bike for Julie ... ?
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  3. Peter640

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    And it would be wrong to finish such a perfect day without a FOTD and BOTD shot!!

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    Like a jigsaw box picture!
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    Faroe Beer de luxe!! 5.8% and pretty good!

    Julie ground my bones to dust at canasta (again)!!
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  4. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    @norseXL nice to see you watching. Where are you based? Thanks for reading this blog! We are loving thus part of the world!

    Peter and Julie
  5. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny Super Supporter

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    After a week of moving house, finally caught up with this RR.

    Bloody fantastic. Talk about wow moments, that scenery is amazing, and this is a kiwi saying that noting that we live among some fantastic scenery.

    Thanks for the picture record of your trip been enjoying it very much.
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  6. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    I'm based in Trondheim, Norway.
    Down in Alsace. France on my way to the Pyrinees now.

    Tore
  7. Peter640

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    Ride safe ... weather permitting, we hope to get to the top of Norway in a couple of weeks time!
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  8. Peter640

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    Thanks
    Thanks so much ...

    We’re having such fun and keep getting delayed by the incredible views and roads!

    You could easily spend a couple of weeks here if you like poking up all the small roads!

    Weather so far very kind! Fingers crossed it stays that way!

    P&J
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  9. norseXL

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    Thanks and you do ride safe too.
    I underststand the goal of getting to the top but in my opinion the best riding is in western Norway.
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  10. StinkyCheese

    StinkyCheese Red or Green? Super Supporter

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    Loving the RR! Such great Pictures. Ride safe guys! :thumb
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  11. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    We will come down the west coast and so long as I get back into Arctic Circle I will be happy!!

    Keen to ride the 17 south from Moirana

    Off to explore Bodoy and Vidot today

    P
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    Hi Stinky thanks for your encouragement and support. I’ll get @Wild Ginger to post more pics .... she’s a much better camera gal than me!

    Peter
  13. Wild Ginger

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    On the road again!
    Some from me ...

    So pretty ... a photographers dream!!

    And quite nice on the bike too ... a waterfall at each turn!!

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  14. norseXL

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    Lofoten islands is nice and well into polar circle, 17 is scenic and lots of ferries so time consuming.
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    Thanks, we have some time if the weather plays nicely!
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    Another fine day! We just watched the soccer (Faroes ca Spain) with our hosts who kept noticing their friends and cousins who are in the National Team! Crazy small and very beautiful place!

    We climbed Klaker Mtn this morning the wind was incredible and Julie thought she’d be blown away! The views were excellent t even if the day was so so!

    Feeling tired and content after dinner and a small rum or 2!!

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    Julie fights her way up in the wind!
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    What a view!
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    452958DF-AC8F-4BBC-8C03-6AA5509AB4BD.jpeg We found a nice track up that saved us time and energy!
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    A picture can’t do this bowl justice!
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    We even found trees in a lovers paradise forest!!
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    Yeah!
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    We rolled out for an excellent picnic lunch and out to an abandoned town ( that felt pretty inhabited!!)

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    Our picnic spot!
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    How green is my valley!
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    The last of today’s pics!

    Moody, misty light!
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    I love this shot!!
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    The end of the road ahead!!
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    Soup for lunch!
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    Can’t you see it!
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    Julie worries about the wind!
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    Lots of tunnels today!
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    And some philosophy pinched from a friends site that seems relevant when deciding to do a big trip!

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  19. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    You both have a great eye for photos. Some spectacular shots in this last post. Thanks for sharing, especially on a not so well travelled route.
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    Thank @ScotsFire very grey here today as we head to catch a local ferry to check out an island not connected to the archipelago!

    Peter