Monday the 1st of August was finally the day my rebuilt BMW R80GS “Finnduro” aka Basic replica of sorts got on the road for the first proper outing. What a soothing experience it is to ride with an airhead boxer humming and growling beneath you! The first ride theme was set already moths ago: ride and find wild flowers to bring on to my sister’s grave. Forever in my heart, sis.
I spent five days riding in the North-West region of Russian Karelia with likeminded adveture riders, scouting some historic WW2 sites along the then famous Rukajärventie service road.
Husky 701 Enduro was a perfect companion, with added 5 litres of fuel in a rear bag, with really good 2 x 15 litres enduro rear side bags from www.xcountry.pl and a small tank bag & rucksack with water bladder and rain covers.