I’ve been the Linesman of TET Finland now 1 year. Been making quite many updates and I thought it would be a good idea to show people how it is made? (The update) I don’t remember who made the original Section 5 (From Turku to Räyskälä) to connect Turku harbour with the main route -Sections 1 & 3 (From Helsinki to North)? But even as it was very good addition to the TET that time it didn’t serve as a “real adventure route” because too many parts with paved road. I really wanted to make the update! I didn’t know the gravelroads in that are too well so I knew I had to go and make a ride there also. But I made the “raw version” first and I tried to make as good as possible so that there wouldn’t be too much searching for better alternative when riding!
This was the first place to check! It turned out to be very good “short cut” in the area where there was a little bit paved road. Now there isn’t.
This was second place I wanted to add to the route. TET was already going very close to this manor but since there was quite long part with only paved road I could add just a little bit gravel road and this amazing house/ area. Wiurilan Kartano
This place I knew. I just needed to check it one more time that it was easy to reach from the route. It’s the Meyer shipyard in Turku but the viewing place is in “Playa del Raiso” -on the other side of the bay. Very easy to make quick visit! After this I was finally on the part of the TET that I wanted to update. Route between Naantali and Räyskälä. First there are may villages with medieval (or very old) stone church. This is one of them:
After Askainen and Mynämäki you are finally entering the area with mostly grave road. First the route goes towards Kurjenrahka National park and from there it heads to Somero direction. The whole Section 5 looks like this:
I found 1 more interesting place on this route! There is outside swimming pool in Kyrö Village, entrance fee is 6€.
The whole Section 5 is 450 kilometers. It starts from Siuntio, goes through Raasepori to Salo, then to Paimio and Turku, Then to Naantali. Then it turs back to east and goes to Somero and Räyskälä (In Loppi). I didn’t need to change the route almost at all -there was only 1 place where the route went straight through the yard and another place where was “Private road” sign. And ofcourse I made the video about this crazy day. Enjoy!
I was riding with a friend last sunday (24th of April). It was very cold weather but luckily we had enought clothes. We made a nice ride to Lahnajärvi and back…. it was about 190 km’s. This time I had the camera attached in my helmet so now the picture is not with the resonance.
In this first video you need to check the video from 14:15! There’s a goshawk very near to the road and it flies away when I ride to it’s place.
Eli soratiet Kirkkonummella.
I live in the city (municipality) called Kirkkonummi. Here are some possible gravel roads to ride with motorcycle (if you like that stuff!?) These are the ones with no dead-end, so you can actually continue riding without turning back. This is map part 1:
KTM 690 Enduro is 1 cylinder engine with quite nice power, easy to ride in almost everywhere! It has some vibration in the handlebar but it doesn’t bother me -So I desided to try my Sony 4k-camera in it.
But oh no… It just doesn’t work! The vibration makes the camera shake, rattle and roll (it makes the resonance depending the rpm of the engine), and in some parts it’s very disturbing watch the video! But then again in some parts of the video the picture is quite ok!
This is the first video of the routes I rode yesterday. Second video here:
I think it’s working very nicely in the gravel! But the real Off-Road is something else… I wouldn’t do that.
Here’s a video from week ago when I took 24 kilometers in gravel…
(sorry about the nasty sound when the windshield is hitting the camera)
Went to a groupride with other dirt bikes.
Finnish gravel roads are very wet and difficult to ride after the snow is gone. There still might be some ice under the gravel and some wet parts are very slippery also.