Ok maybe not the warmest ever… but anyway in 60 years! The Saturday 12th of November 2022 it was +13 or +14 in south Finland and of course we had to go riding!
I was home quite early on friday so I decided to change my rear tire! And first time in a very very long time everything went quite smoothly and now I have a Motoz (Tractinator Adventure) tire first time in my bike!
Saturday morning I was very early going to check the pressure of the tire (I have only a simple hand-pump to put air to the tire at home). At the gas station I checked that this time I had 0,8 bar pressure on the tire -not bad (but it could be more).
Rode to the forest right away to try how the new tire felt… And it was very ok! The sun wasn’t even up yet!
We had agreement with my friend Lauri to meet in on Gas Station after 9 a’clock but because I was ready with all my preparations I started maybe 8.30 from home!
This short track I’ve been thinking should I add it to the TET but the problem is the fence/ gate/ barriers when entering the road in the end of video:
They are probably going to tear down the buildings that you can see in the end of this video. We will see how the area will be after that?
It was already 10am when we started from Virkkala ST1 -station and the goal was to ride all the way to Kisko TL! This would be a lot of kilometers! The route that we did was like this:
That was 340 kilometers from Virkkala via Fiskars, Teijo, Salo, Heikin Laavu, Koski TL, Somero, Iso Valkee to Kasvihuoneilmiö where we separated. We were mainly using TET route while riding to Heikin Laavu but after that not much anymore.
My friend Lauri used to have Honda CRF300 Rally but now he has Husqvarna 701 Enduro. Quite big change I would say!
The weather was amazing!! Not cold at all but the wind was quite hard and it was bothering a little bit in open places! Finally we arrived to Heikin Laavu and it was first time for me to visit this beautiful Lean-To.
I didn’t know that it’s not easy to see this place from the road. So I decided to add map marker to the TET route because this is such a lovely place! We met also another rider there and he had already made the fire so we could fully enjoy our short brake. I spotted some woodpecker knocking on a pinetree there!
Then we had to ride straight to Koski TL to fill the tank because I already made 200km’s (and I can’t do much more than that!). After that we found one OffRoad route that was nice challenge for the day.
In the southside of Somero there was some very nice nice small roads and once we even visited some private yard. You can see how was the chat with the houseowner if you put subtitles ON in the video.
The full video of this great day here:
Now they have promised snowfall… so next time will be maybe in 2023?!