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Old 09-25-2010, 02:44 PM   #76
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:15 AM   #77
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I love this.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:38 PM   #78
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:36 PM   #79
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More!!

we need more!!!!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:40 AM   #80
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Excellent! Incredible scenery.

I also loved the pic of the Zoomer hiding in the grass.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:05 PM   #81
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Really enjoyed this report. lots of fine Photos, very well done...
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:35 AM   #82
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Thank you guys very much for the comments

Busy life just now, but I´m working on the next trip, there are few left....if it´s okay.

Of course Innova is a RRbike.

8,05 bph with Akrapovic :o)



...and http://www.saarela.se/aktuellt/aktue...02/081102.html
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:14 PM   #83
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... I pay him and do not argue with him that the
Innova is not a moped...
This happens a lot to me on my Vespa, too.

Great fun reading your report - thanks!
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:50 PM   #84
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This happens a lot to me on my Vespa, too.

Great fun reading your report - thanks!
Hey you! Fancy meeting you here.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:50 AM   #85
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This happens a lot to me on my Vespa, too.

Great fun reading your report - thanks!
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Hey you! Fancy meeting you here.
Hey... what are you two doing here... Fancy seeing you two over here. AdventureVespsa?
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:57 PM   #86
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your swedish/ english

easy to understand looks like one great ride and great post Thanks
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:26 AM   #87
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easy to understand looks like one great ride and great post Thanks
Thank´s robertljudwigs. Nice you understand my swedlish :o)
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:13 AM   #88
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Have ponder "why didn´t I stop there when i passed it?" Last summer I
passed Stekenjokk when riding home from Norway with a motorcycle.
Afterwards I´ve thinking why I didn´t make any stop there and look around
at the area. Well, back there and do that, this time on my almost new
Innova 125. And….at same time, why not make a ride in to Norway


The ride:
http://maps.google.se/maps/ms?hl=sv&...366289f59bfcac



Filled up, packed and……packed
First brake, between Älvsbyn and Arvidsjaur. Now I notice that Innova is
little bit overloaded. New model of Innova and there are no carrier yet, so
have to rely to a bag behind and a sissybag between my legs.



Overloaded Innova 125. Despite that the behavior is okay.





Luggage, licenceplate and exhaust looks big....or is it the tyre which
makes....?







Little bit cold
Passing Arvidsjaur, Sorsele and Storuman fairly fast.
Little bit cold whole ride and it not getting better when the rain comes just
before Arvidsjaur. Just through the Arvidsjaur when noticing the weather
looks much better where I´m going. Do not make any stops often, at least
more than every 140kms between filling up the tank.
In Storuman weather is nice, take a ride around in village before heading
Wilhelmina. Time has passed twelwe o´clock and have now hurry up if
managing to get to Norway today.



Break after Storuman with coffe and sandwich, for me means it lunch





.....to be continued
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:00 PM   #89
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....continue


Midsummer day
Just before Wilhelmina goes the road to Stekenjokk. Have to ride to the
village and fill up both petroltank and can. It´s midsummer day and who
knows how the access to petrol is over the mountainroads is. Time has
passed one o´clock before petrol and etc is done.

Ride back to the turn to Stekenjokk and Klimpfjäll. After a while I start to
think, it´s midsummer day and pondering how camoings, petrolstations etc
is open further. It´s also a long ride before heading the Norwegian border.
Turn around and ride back to Wilhelmina and rent a cottage.
It´s now warm and pleasant weather. Sit on cottageterrace, drinking beer
and count all german caravantrailers dropping in behind my cottage.
Suppose it´s some kind of meeting and they party a lot and very noicy and
so it will be whole night?

Spending afternoon drinking more beer and take a walk in the village. The
germans begind my cottage party hard with drinking and dancing. Half past
eight I´m so tired so I can´t stay wake a second more. Get to bed and fall
asleep directly. Strange way to celebrate a midsummer day…..




Cottage in Wilhelmina






Trappstegsforsen
Wake up early, two o´clock. Make first pan of coffe and take a long walk.
Make my second pan, which will be enough for the whole day. Pack the bike
and get away already at five o´clock.
At Saxnäs there are a strange waterfall, named Trappstegsforsen. Waterfall
looks like a step. Pondering a while to take a walk in the area, but instead
fill up petrol and keep on riding. Have now noticing I´m getting to
mountains, it´s starting to get a little bit colder.


Trappstegsforsen at Saxnäs




Stekenjokk
Stekenjokk and actually whole reason for this trip. Rest of the trip will be a
bonus for me. Still lot of snow and I´m freezing. Las time I visit Stekenjokk
it was in middle of July and there where no snow at all beside the roads.
Apart from it´s a mountainroad there are nothing to see here, but….now
I´m here, all because I didn´t make a stop when visiting last time.


Still lot of snow beside the rapids




Cold ride ahead




.....to be continued
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:28 PM   #90
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....continue


Norwegian border after Stora Blåsjön
Found at Stora Blåsjön a petrolstation, automatic one, money in and out
comes some fuel. Fill up the can. Station is near the norwegian border and I
can see a long gravelroad, also a sign showing south wich says it´s only
fifty kilometers to Gäddede. From there I know roads are tarmac to Norway.
Only six kilometers on the gravel road to the Norwegian border. My
experience says that I think it´s only gravel to the border and then road will
be a good tarmac road.

Take a change and follow it, and notice I´m right. After the border roads,
heavinly new tarmac and twisted roads. I give full throttle and the
overloaded and instabel Innova protests a little bit in the curves. Enjoying
the ride!


Gravelroad on the swedish side. Good one, but sure slippery when it rains





And of course, nice tarmacroad on norwegian side.




Norway
Leave the twisted nice road behind me. Just before Namskogen I get to
closed tunnel. To open the tunnel you have to stop just before the gate.
Why it´s closed I don´t know, presumably of the exhaust fumes.
I can see there are dark cloud at the other side of the tunnel. Take of the
uggage, fill up and can at same time feel that rain is coming. Ride in to the
tunnel. Tunnel is from the old school, dark and cold. On the other side of
the tunnel it´s downhill. Rain stopes as riding down the hills.

Europeanroad, E6 at Namskogen. Which direction now? Shut my eyes a
while and turn south against Trondheim. Don´t advance a long when reality
reach me. Can´t ride south, have to be at home next day so it´s just to
turn back and ride north instead.



Wonder why there are a gate?



....to be continued
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