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 Post subject: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Hi All

Happy New Year.

Im moving to Sweden on the 4th Jan.

Does anyone know of a club like the TRF in Gothenburg. Or any other information on how to go about doing what we love, over there.

Cheers

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:52 pm 
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The terrain in Sweden is quite dull....it's pretty flat with a mix of forest and forest.

But, the good news is that it's very rural, and many country roads are gravel tracks. They like their dirt bikes, but tend to trade them for snowmobiles in the winter in the north.

The really big sport in Sweden though is boats.

It's an interesting country...flash cars and especially 4x4s are regarded as being very bad taste. The wealthy tend to buy an island and a country lodge and restore a historic wooden boat rather than swan about in anything flash.

Very friendly people, but they don't like people who whinge. If you go somewhere as a couple and say, buy coffees, unless you say otherwise you will each be asked to pay for your own coffee...even if you are a couple.

The women get up from giving birth and go back to work...the babies go to 'day orphanages' and get put out in the snow (well wrapped) to get them hardened off for the climate at an early age!


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 Post subject: Re: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Yes its called the

All-terrain Blokes Bike Association

Or ABBA for short :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Do they need a Technical Director? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:11 pm 
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Back on topic....I found this:

The Swedish road network is classified according to bearing capacity and not according to road surface classification like in Finland. Therefore the GPS and the printed paper map can give you a wrong impression, even though the bearing capacity seems low or wise versa. Allroad motorcycles are very much at home in Sweden and when the road suddenly changes to gravel, the surprise is entirely positive. Due to the frost seasons, roads are repaired from time to time and during the summer especially. Even big roads can be opened for a stretch and turned to rough rubble which is again not a problem for allroad riders. Generally the gravel & dirt roads are quite well maintained and the 60/40 allroad tyres are mostly good enough for Sweden, unless you are trail riding from time to time.
The Swedish LANTMATERIET prepares printed maps and the blue map series called VĂ„GKARTAN 1:100 000 is generally accurate enough for MC -riders, but includes 79 maps of 80 cm2 each which would be a big pack of maps to carry along. You can find these maps usually from book stores, tourist offices and well equipped gas stations. In internet you can explore the Swedish digital map source in full screen size at the home pages of TRAFIKVERKET. Anyhow I would go with MC dedicated maps of 1:600 000 in a series of 5 maps or with a single map in 1:800 000, because it would give a good general view for fluent and spontaneous routing.


All from this website

http://allroadendurotouring.com/allroad ... andinavia/

In all seriousness, as many of the ordinary public roads in Sweden are graded gravel, I think people just buy maps and get on with it.

Just remember what you are sharing those narrow gravel tracks with

http://www.globaltrailermag.com/news/ar ... -in-sweden


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 Post subject: Re: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:18 pm 
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Thanks for the help and advice.

Some good tips.

I'll be out there in 4 days. I


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 Post subject: Re: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:53 pm 
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Have a great time. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sweden TRF?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:01 pm 
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mcousen wrote:
Thanks for the help and advice.

Some good tips.

I'll be out there in 4 days. I


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