The first section went on the new duckboards north of Savojärvi and was very easy to ride, though there were plenty of opportunities to get wet.
This time we tried some nice trails east of Kuhankuono as well and rode back on forest roads.
The section Kuhankuono-Töykkälä was more difficult, since the duckboards were in worse shape and also more slippery.
The final section along Vajosuo was technically very difficult, since the duckboards were extremely slippery and also in poor shape. I managed to stay dry, but a few other experienced closer contact with the bog water. At eleven in the evening, after a little over three hours of riding, we arrived at the Vajosuo shelter, where Toni had just arrived, riding straight from Paimio. JJ started the fire, as usually, and soon we had a nice fire going.
There are many ways to transport beer, and taping beer bottles to the frame is perfectly acceptable.This time a small tragedy occurred, though, and one bottle started to leak.
Matti H:s legendary rigid singlespeed (Surly 1x1) was almost radiating.
Toni had gotten the new 45NRTH Wölvhammer winter boots. They looked extremely nice and those with a shoe size similar to Toni's tried them on. This probably resulted in some orders being made...
Ordinary Finnish sausage no longer suffices.
Toni and Matti H also slept in Alpkit Hunka bivy bags. Pihvi had a hammock and the rest slept in the shelter.
I slept well until 7:30 when I got up. After morning coffee and sandwhiches we started to pack our gear to get going.
We got started a little over nine o'clock, a little later than expected. The duckboards of Vajosuo were very difficult to ride.
A nice beer ride again. Thanks to everybody for the company.
A short video by JJ.