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Arctic Circle and Back
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:34:38 PM »


Just returned from a trip to the Lofeten islands Norway from the UK. Just under 5,000 miles. Extremes of weather from 36.5C in Germany to torrential rain and cold in Norway. Travelled through Holland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Great trip with my riding mate Ben. Reaching the Arctic Circle was great at 75 years young!. Picture taken by Ben in the world's longest tunnel being 24.5 kilometers long. This is the natural colour designed to stop drivers falling to sleep.



As Ben says on his Facebook Living the dream is far better than getting old.

See here
https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.kingshott

Derek
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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 09:19:52 PM »
Good on ya! I hope im still riding at your age! Epic trip - sounds great.

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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 10:42:13 PM »
Really great trip, I need to follow in your footsteps! Well done guys.  :031:

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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 11:55:22 PM »
Well done sir! Going to the Arctic Circle from Kansas is about 4500 miles (and 4500 miles home). In the years I was interested in the trip, finances and jobs were a conflict. Now retired, it is past my riding capabilities. However, I am planning a ride to British Columbia as a great adventure.

So congratulations on your adventure.

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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 10:39:40 AM »
Good on yer.  Apart from speed limits and the price of beer, Norway is a wonderful place to ride.

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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2018, 11:02:09 AM »
Nice one - congratulations.  I did a very similar trip last August up to Nordkapp on my little Tiger XRT.  Norway is a wonderful country for riding a bike across.  I'm in my early 50's and I just hope I am still doing what you are doing when I get to 75.  Keep those wheels turning!

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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 11:40:09 AM »
Great trip :152:
I went to the Artic Circle in 1995 when you could get the ferry from Newcastle.... happy days. Best buzz ever on a bike but wouldn't go again seeing as I am a borderline alcoholic :087:
Beef was 5   a pint then,  I believe it at least 10 a pint now  :156:
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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 01:08:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by 1284rider [+]
Nice one - congratulations.  I did a very similar trip last August up to Nordkapp on my little Tiger XRT.  Norway is a wonderful country for riding a bike across.  I'm in my early 50's and I just hope I am still doing what you are doing when I get to 75.  Keep those wheels turning!

Interesting thing is they only have forward facing speed cameras so on a bike not a problem. Just looked at my trip stats and top speed 105 MPH and average 47MPH. Must be slowing down a bit nowadays!

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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 02:39:39 PM »
What a great trip how long did it take to do this...

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Re: Arctic Circle and Back
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 04:15:38 PM »
Hi

13 days Left on the Sunday afternoon and arrived back very late on the second Friday. Just planning our next trip which is back to Morocco.

Derek

 


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