Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fargo shakedown cruise

It was time for the first real test ride of the Fargo packed with overnight gear. I left at 21:00 after having put the children to bed, heading for Ruissalo.

It took about 50 minutes of riding to get to the other side of the city.

Then I arrived to the Forbidden Forest, which was only partly rideable.

View back towards the city.

Rideable trail.

After 2 hours of riding, I found a sheltered spot 20 meters from the sea.

The mailman brought some suitable evening reading just in time for this trip.

I slept surprisingly well and was awakened by the first of the ferries from Sweden at 6:30. After drinking my morning coffee and eating porridge, I got up to see the second ferry arrive.

Another view of my camping spot.

A single short Thermarest Prolite 4 is not really enough, as can be seen from this picture, but the sleeping bag was warm enough to compensate for that.

On the move again at 7:30.

A view to the sea before turning back home.

Bicycle road.

The harbour.

Going back to the other side of the city. I got home at 9:30 after 2 hours of riding.

This is what the Fargo has been made for and it works like a dream.