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Dash4Dosh – day 18 – Esbjerg to Belfast
Sun, Jul 20th 2014 10:13a   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Esbjerg Ending Location: Belfast Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 7331km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :3 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :8 And so we began our final day.  Arriving at Harwich at 1pm, we rode reasonably fresh back to Cambridge, where we said goodbye to another member.  Chris Harris was almost home, so we parted where we met, and only Roy and I were left. My original plan was to ride to Wales, to meet the Dander4dosh gang, but I was rec
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Dash4Dosh – day 17 – Stavanger to Esbjerg
Sun, Jul 20th 2014 9:40a   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Hirtshals (off the ferry from Stavanger) Ending Location: Esbjerg Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 6450km  (est) Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :4 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :3 Day 17 brought us to the ferry port of Esbjerg after the Fjordline ferry’s newest ship steamed in on time.  We traveled with the MC club south and as we had some hours to kill, decided to tag along to their meetup in a camp site for motorbikes only near Nodager.  As ever
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Dash4Dosh – day 16 – Skudeneshavn to Stavanger
Sun, Jul 20th 2014 9:00a   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Skudeneshavn Ending Location: Stavanger Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 6112km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :8 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :2 Today was actually, for the first time, a “rest day”.  We woke up and *walked* to Arvid and Liv’s house, where we were treated to a lovely breakfast, followed by doing the tourist thing in the beautiful town of  Skudeneshavn.  First, Arvid drove us to his Motorcycle Club lockup.  A fantast
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Dash4Dosh – day 15 – Giljastølen to Skudeneshavn
Sun, Jul 6th 2014 3:40p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Giljastølen Ending Location: Skudeneshavn Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 6015km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :6 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :5 Day 15 started with animal noises echoing throughout the cabin.    We walked outside to see and hear sheep ambling past us with bells tied around their necks.  One of the sheep looked like she was doing the walk of shame.  Gregg looked happy.  I decided not to query this situation.  Our trip today wou
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Dash4Dosh – day 14 – Rollag to Giljastølen
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 12:40p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Rollag Ending Location: Giljastølen Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 5670km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :7 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :3 It is amazing what a good night’s sleep can do!  We work about 8am and as Arvid and I were speaking a super-chirpy and happy/clean Gregg Eldred danced his merry way down to us saying how wonderful life is.  Yup, he slept.  The day before, he was, em… less happy. The objective this day was to get to A
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Dash4Dosh – day 13 – Flåm to Rollag
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 6:20a   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Flåm Ending Location: Rollag Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 5250km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :6 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :6   After the previous day, it was a slow start to the morning.  Everyone slept until 8.30 (give or take) and we all emerged from our respective tents a bit slower than usual (Except for Arvid, whom I decided was a machine at this stage).   Gregg had shared a tent with Chris again.  You could tell by looking at Chris.
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Dash4Dosh – day 12 – Åndalsnes to Flåm
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 2:00p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Åndalsnes Ending Location: Flåm Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 4963km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :4 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :8   In every trip there is at least one thing that stands out.  If you are lucky there are a few.  In our trip, there were lots.  Most of them happened this day.  In short, consider this day a biker’s dream. We woke up later than usual (about 9am).  At this point I hinted that the bike will be inserted into
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Dash4Dosh – day 11 – Hell to Åndalsnes
Sun, Jun 22nd 2014 3:40p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Hell Ending Location: Åndalsnes Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 4470km approx Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :7 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :4 Day 11 started early.  Chris and I rode back to the “Hell” garage to try to find postcards “from hell”.  I had promised a number of sponsors postcards.  It is amazing the see the difference between Norway and say… most of the rest of the 1st world.  In other places this would have
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Dash4Dosh – day 10 – Finneidfjord to Hell
Sun, Jun 15th 2014 1:30p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Finneidfjord Ending Location: Hell Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 4100km approx Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :7 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :3 The next morning, we were ready to go from 9am.  Arvid Nornes and I had been in touch and we agreed to meet in Hell that evening, where he would take over as guide (more on that in upcoming posts).  By reckoning we would get to hell at 6pm.  A few niggles were appearing on bikes.  Roy’s GS had a bent s
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Dash4Dosh – day 8 – Moskenes to Finneidfjord
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 10:00a   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Moskenes Ending Location: Finneidfjord (just south of Mo i Rana) Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 3721km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :4 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :6 My alarm went off at 5.30am.  There was no need.  We had an alarm.  It was Gregg Eldred.  Chris looked like he had slept beside an industrial scale fog horn.  I told Gregg if he did the same the upcoming evening I would put my tent poles in him.  This was seconded by everyone.  
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Dash4Dosh – day 8 – Abisko to Moskenes
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 2:00p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Abisko Ending Location: Moskenes Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 3500km (approx) Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :5 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :4 I’m classing this day as a mistake.  Enjoyable, but a mistake.  It *was* supposed to be a rest/contingency day.  Where there was no pressure on us to get to anywhere and we could make plans if we wanted to.  We could surf the web, update sites, sleep or explore.    There was an alternative.  Head n
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Dash4Dosh – day 7- OverKalix to Abisko
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 2:10p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Overkalix Ending Location: Abisko Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 3012km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :6 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :3 After the trip the day before, we felt like new people this morning after some real sleep.  We started to pack up items when Gregg announced the nearby restaurant served breakfast!  Actual cooked breakfast!.  So over we went.  The most expensive brekkie in living history, but it was worth it. And at this point,
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Dash4Dosh – day 6- Härnösand to OverKalix
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 12:00p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: First Camp Kolmården Ending Location: Overkalix Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 2685km  Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :4 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :47 From about 5.30am Chris and I were too miserable to even try to sleep.  We packed up our soaking wet gear and got ourselves ready for a long day of “northwards”.  A few hours later Roy (aka Rested smug git), Vladimir (aka very rested and amused smug git) and Gregg (aka monumentally hap
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Dash4Dosh -day 5- Kolmården to Härnösand
Sun, Jun 8th 2014 6:50a   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Jyderup Ending Location: First Camp Kolmården Total Distance Traveled (including this day): 1950km (approx) Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :8 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :2 Tracking availability - Good! We all work early and Chris and I set about packing up our tents.  In the meantime I did spy an aging Harry Potter (aka Gregg Eldred) heading off for a shower. Camping as a holiday makes no sense to me.  People drive for hours in slow big mobile homes just to si
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Dash4Dosh -day 4- Jyderup to Kolmården
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 8:50a   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Jyderup Ending Location: First Camp Kolmården Total Distance Traveled: 1398km Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :8 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :2 Tracking availability - Good! I woke early that morning in my tent and began the packing process.  Knowing I have zero experience I wanted to start before everyone else so I was not a cause of “flaffing” delay.  By 8.30am we were having breakfast and Thomas was standing guard over his baby.  A fully restored
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Dash4Dosh – day3 – Esbjerg to Jyderup
Wed, May 28th 2014 2:30p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Esbjerg Harbour Ending Location: Jyderup Total Distance Traveled: 830km Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :9 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :1 Tracking availability - Good! At 1pm (local) our DFDS ferry lurched into Esbjerg and we trundled off East with a plan for a short ride, petrol stop and then ride on to Jyderup.  After getting out of the town, we hit the E20 and headed east. Petrol stops on the motorway were few and far between and our tanks were getting close to emp
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Dash4dosh – day2 – Liverpool to Harwich
Mon, May 26th 2014 3:30p   Paul Mooney
Starting Location: Liverpool Harbour Ending Location: Harwich Harbour Total Distance Traveled: 550km Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :9 “Tired” Factor (1-10) :4 Tracking availability - Good! Day 2 started on the Stena Line Ferry to Liverpool, after (at most) 2 hours sleep.  Possibly nerves or overthinking the route ahead was keeping me awake, along with  finishing off bits and pieces.  At  6am I got back on the bike and took it to Preston, meeting Sean Cull and Roy McGeoch.  




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