Ruska, Ride across Finland

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by Dogtrousers, 31 Aug 2017.

  1. Some might be interested in this. The inaugural one is just starting.

    https://www.randonneurs.fi/ruska-ride-across-finland-info-page/
    (Some dry humour in this page!)

    It's 1800km in 8 days 6 hours.

    As much as I love Finland, from experience of driving there I imagine this may be mentally really tough, as most of the time you will be riding along roads with forest each side. All day. Now and then a lake, then more forest. Maybe the odd reindeer. Then more forest. Not many hills. Lots of forest.
     
    Last edited: 31 Aug 2017
  2. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded.

    The odd Reindeer may get cooked in some of the more remote parts I'm betting.
     
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
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  4. albal

    albal Veteran

    Location:
    Dorset
    Mossies. Nightmare
     
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  5. Know what you mean. We drove it and it felt like we spent 3 days in the same forest.
    20100820 (3) road west of Juuka.JPG
     
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  6. I looked at some of the photos after it finished. I think you would need some good riding companions to talk to because it did look boring. Cold as well. But the guys seemed to enjoy it and that's the important thing.
     
  7. albal

    albal Veteran

    Location:
    Dorset
    Loved riding the length of it, similar to UK, with 5million population.
     
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