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1Back to top Go down    Riding in Finland on Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:22 am

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Season 2014 started in Finland, too! But it was a bit cold so we ended up to our sauna. It's a start anyway!


http://www.vanhamoto.net/2014/03/kesa-2014-alkoi.html


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:08 am

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That looks like Ice on the road but I presume it is the wear caused by studded tyres. Does it cause any problems with riding, I have heard that tyre wear is high due to the rough surface.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:59 am

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@RicK G wrote:That looks like Ice on the road but I presume it is the wear caused by studded tyres. Does it cause any problems with riding, I have heard that tyre wear is high due to the rough surface.

Tyre wear increaces some, and of course it is not that comfortable to ride, but otherwise not much of a problem.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:59 am

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...roads are a bit slippery because of sand left from the winter and tires are cold. But only one extra action happened during that ride! Smile


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:00 am

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We still have plenty of snow and cold temperatures here in New Finland, err, I mean New England. Sad

Probably another four weeks of winter here, which is OK because I'm not yet finished with maintenance and mods.


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6Back to top Go down    Riding in Finland on Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:34 pm

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I bet those fingers wrapped around that camera were a bit cold.
Nice season ahead for you, hope you have a warm summer.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:50 pm

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For us (in Eastern Canada), the biggest problem is the craters everywhere on the road.
We had a very cold winter, and have more potholes than clean asphalt.
With the 15" wheels on the hack, I am taking a chance to scrap the bottom of the engine.Shocked
Yes, another month before the riding season


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8Back to top Go down    Eastern ride - story, pics and videos on Sat May 10, 2014 2:33 pm

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Here is a story (in Finnish, try the Translate-button on upper right corner), pics and riding videos. Its spring so no leafs yet.

Something to explain the title: Finns often call this country as the Finn-maid because this looks a bit like a maid on her knees, waving right hand. And we were riding pretty much on her tighs and on some parts locating a bit higher. (so the Translate -button gives You "Mermaid" which is a totally strange translation, should be "On maid's thighs and a bit higher".)

http://www.vanhamoto.net/2014/05/neidon-reisilla-ja-vahan-ylempana.html


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sat May 10, 2014 4:19 pm

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Last summer I was riding some of those roads. This summer we head up north to Kalajoki.


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sun May 11, 2014 11:56 pm

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I really love your pics Oma, the country side is just stunning, and the use of Vivi as a human map to explain the route, just exquisite.Made it so much easer for me tounderstand, your (route) that is. Thankyou for the post.
For any of our Tassie members wishing to use alovely lady as a model to explain the route, and map of Tasmania, It would certainly lift a few eyebrows.Not that I have a problem with it, but where do you draw the line between soft porn and pictures of a bike ride? Soon I'll be able too get all my porn and K needs in the one place!


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Mon May 12, 2014 4:29 am

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Thanks, nice to hear someone likes these riding reports. Smile

In Finland a naked body is not that big thing - people are naked in the sauna, they run naked from the sauna to the lake (or into the snow during the winter time). Viivi says people keep sending email to her and asking to see more and I think that is flattering her - she has the final decision of which pics are on blog and which are not. But I think her limit is and will be kind of pin-ups and underwear pics. Teasing pics, I would say.

I think my lack of skills in English may have made part of the story a bit unclear than what was meant. I actually meant that Finland as a country is often called as Finnmaid, an old saying. I made a poor drawing that might explain it...



So we were riding this time on her thighs and a bit higher, too. And the missing left hand and foot were taken by Soviet Union during the WW II...


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Mon May 12, 2014 4:37 am

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Finnmaid in WW2 but now wrinkled old maid now. Is that what all the lakes mean.Laughing
The Russians will probably realize what they have now and give it back. And pigs might fly.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Mon May 12, 2014 6:07 am

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@RicK G wrote:Finnmaid in WW2 but now wrinkled old maid now. Is that what all the lakes mean.Laughing
The Russians will probably realize what they have now and give it back. And pigs might fly.

At least when You look at those smaller roads, they are very wrinkled... But I think the 187 888 lakes mean that she's still all wet so she can't be too old... Very Happy


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Mon May 12, 2014 6:11 am

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@Oma Aika wrote:Season 2014 started in Finland, too! But it was a bit cold so we ended up to our sauna. It's a start anyway!
Nice . . . .great to see this. makes me appreciate our final autmn days all the more. Temp 21 degrees C today. 2 weeks to go before winter is officially supposed to kick in on June 01.

Might get a couple of frosts this year if we are lucky, aside from that a few rainy days, maybe

    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Mon May 12, 2014 7:50 am

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woohoo !

good riding to you ....


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Wed May 28, 2014 8:59 am

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A new ride... pics and a(boring) video and a story (in Finnish, try the translate-button).

http://www.vanhamoto.net/2014/05/pori-ja-rauma-ja-ajamisen.html


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17Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Thu May 29, 2014 2:08 am

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@Be made wrote:
@Oma Aika wrote:Season 2014 started in Finland, too! But it was a bit cold so we ended up to our sauna. It's a start anyway!
Nice . . . .great to see this. makes me appreciate our final autmn days all the more. Temp 21 degrees C today. 2 weeks to go before winter is officially supposed to kick in on June 01.

Might get a couple of frosts this year if we are lucky, aside from that a few rainy days, maybe
Well . . we got our first frost of the season yesterday here in the province where i live.

It was a minus 2 degrees C.

I was not out on the bike in it, but in the car.

I purchased my first pair of gloves for over 25 years the day before so I went for a strop up north for half an hour to test them later on in the day, when it got to 6 degrees.

All is good but now I feel really well insulated, to the point where, @ high speed, I am losing the sensation of traveling fast as I can no longer hear the wind due to the purchase of a new flipface helmet.

Maybe this will slow me down a bit. getting sick of looking out for the highway patrol cars too.

Love the look of finland by the way but, alas, will probably never get there

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18Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:51 pm

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Riding around, trying to avoid rain showers. Eg. old churches and now there is plenty of green...


http://www.vanhamoto.net/2014/06/viikonloppua-pilvenpujotteluna.html



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19Back to top Go down    Very old roads, places and atmosphere... on Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:15 pm

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Another ride report... some very old roads and places (500 - 1500) and atmosphere.


http://www.vanhamoto.net/2014/06/vanhaa-aikaa-vanhat-tiet-eli-turusta.html





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20Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:26 pm

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@Oma Aika wrote:Another ride report... some very old roads and places (500 - 1500) and atmosphere.
Beautiful, just beautiful . I wish we had that sort of history here but, alas, NZ is only not even 200 years old yet, colonized by the english.

All our roads are near new with gravel tracks dissapearing fast (thank goodness really, for road bikers like me) and farming has cleared over 75% of the land mass in the north island where I live. Dairying being the national export, meat and timber 2nd and third leaving little room for leaving the land in its natural state

    

21Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:18 am

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Riding in Eastern Finland - PART TWO! Pics and videos are in all languages... Wink and a (poor) translator for the text!
http://www.vanhamoto.net/2014/07/neidon-reisilla-ja-vahan-ylempana-osa-2.html


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22Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:43 pm

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Great pictures of your beautiful country (and wife)!


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23Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:26 am

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This was a bit longer ride. Eight days, riding through Finland from south to rather north (Lapland) and to Norway. 3600 kilometers, 1500 pics and 135 videoclips.

http://www.vanhamoto.net/2014/07/neitoa-kiipeillen-alhaalta-ylos-ja-alas.html




PS: Maybe worth to search for x-letters at the end of the story... Wink



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24Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:21 am

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stunning pic ...!!!!


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25Back to top Go down    Re: Riding in Finland on Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:37 pm

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@charlie99 wrote:stunning pic ...!!!!
That's taken at the top of the mountain called Saana in Lapland. That rain "near" is kilometers away and not that small at all... Very Happy


And see the story, there are more pics and maybe better ones! Smile


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