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January 2, 2018

Winter biking 2 / Ciclismo en invierno 2 / Cyclisme en hiver 2 / Ciclismo de inverno 2

In English:

Winter biking 2017.

Winter biking is natural in Finland, because we have snow and ice during many months. Winter tires or studded tires are must and appropriate clothing ensures the successful biking. Oulu, 600 kilometers / 372 miles to the north of Helsinki, is an excellent example of winter biking town. Biking routes in this beautiful town and what is the best, these routes are well kept quickly soon after snowfall. Age does not limit winter biking. Biking is as natural as walking in winter and it is great fun. Bikers in Oulu are very attentive towards others. They are biking in the way that handlebar does not hit the pedestrian. The length of biking routes in Oulu is more than 600 kilometers / 372 miles.

En español:

Ciclismo en invierno 2017.

El ciclismo de invierno es natural en Finlandia, porque tenemos la nieve y el hielo durante muchos meses. Los neumáticos de invierno o os neumáticos claveteados son obligatorios y la ropa adecuada asegura el ciclismo del éxito. Oulu, a 600 kilómetros / 372 millas al norte de Helsinki, es un ejemplo excelente de la ciudad de ciclismo de invierno. Las rutas para bicicleta en esta hermosa ciudad son buenas, y lo que es mejor, que las rutas están bien cuidadas rápidamente poco después de las nevadas. La edad no limita el ciclismo de invierno. El ciclismo es tan natural como el paseo en invierno y es muy divertido. Los ciclistas en Oulu son muy considerados para con los demás. Ellos van en bicicleta de la manera que el manillar no golpea el peatón. La longitud de las rutas de ciclismo en Oulu es más de 600 kilómetros / 372 millas.

En francais:

Cyclisme en hiver 2017.

Le vélo d’hiver est naturel en Finlande, parce que nous avons de la neige et de la glace pendant de nombreux mois. Les pneus d’hiver ou des pneus cloutés vous sont obligatoires et assurent la réussite comme les vêtements adéquates aussi. Oulu, à 600 kilomètres / 372 miles au nord de Helsinki, est un excellent exemple de la ville de cyclisme d’hiver. Les itinéraires cyclables dans cette belle ville, et ce qui est mieux, que les routes sont bien soignés rapidement, peu après les chutes de neige. L’âge ne limite pas le cyclisme d’hiver. Le cyclisme d’hiver est aussi naturel que la marche en hiver et est très agréable. Les cyclistes à Oulu sont très attentifs envers les autres. Les cyclistes en faisant du velo tiennent la compte de la manière que la poignée ne touche pas le piéton. La longueur des pistes cyclables à Oulu est plus de 600 km / 372 miles.

Em Português:

Ciclismo de inverno 2017.

O ciclismo de inverno é natural na Finlândia porque temos neve e gelo durante muitos meses. Os pneus de inverno ou pneus com pregos são obrigados pra garantir o sucesso como a roupa dequada. Oulu, a 600 km / 372 milhas ao norte de Helsínquia, é um excelente exemplo da cidade de ciclismo do Inverno. Os passeios de bicicleta nesta bela cidade, e o que é melhor, do que as estradas são bem cuidadas rapidamente, logo após a queda de neve. A idade não limita o ciclismo de Inverno. O ciclismo de inverno é tão natural quanto a caminhada no inverno e é muito agradável. Os ciclistas em Oulu são muito atenciosos com os outros. Eles fazem o ciclismo da maneira que o guiador não atingiu o pedestre. O comprimento das rotas de bici em Oulu é mais do que 600 km / 372 milhas.

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Winter biking 2016 / Ciclismo en invierno 2016 / Cyclisme en hiver 2016 / Ciclismo de inverno 2016.

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120 Comments »

  1. Beautiful landscape!

    Comment by sunnydaysinseattle — January 2, 2018 @ 08:00 | Reply

    • Hello Sunnydaysinseattle.

      Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a great start of this new year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 08:53 | Reply

  2. Reblogged this on 太郎.

    Comment by okonnba — January 2, 2018 @ 08:11 | Reply

    • Hello Okonnba.

      Thank You / ありがとうございます.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 08:59 | Reply

  3. just Loved these photos. Such beauty. I used to do quite a bit of biking here In Hawaii until I got hit by a car. Back then it was not a bike friendly way to get around. You would think otherwise with such beautiful weather.

    They are finely putting in better bike lanes and make it easier to get around.

    I love how your country is so health conscious come rain or shine.

    Comment by Karen awong — January 2, 2018 @ 08:44 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You. People in Oulu go to their jobs by biking and shopping. Many old persons use bikes for a support to carry their buys.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 09:26 | Reply

  4. Great pics Matti, looks like a lot of fun.
    Happy New Year. 🙂

    Comment by amindfultravellerblog — January 2, 2018 @ 09:00 | Reply

    • Hello Amindfultravellerblog.

      I am glad that You loved my winter photos. Although in Helsinki people bike, but in Oulu it is daily habit. Thank You Your comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 09:31 | Reply

  5. Winter bike! I’m surprise.
    Japanese don’t use bicycle on the snow.
    Blue sky, White snow, It’s beautiful!

    Comment by キース — January 2, 2018 @ 09:21 | Reply

    • こんにちは キース.

      ありがとうございます. I am glad that You loved my post.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 09:40 | Reply

  6. That’s amazing! It’s something I have not seen here at all.

    Comment by montucky — January 2, 2018 @ 09:22 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You loving my photos. We do not bike in winter! 🙂

      Have a good start of this year.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 09:42 | Reply

  7. Que fotos lindas de inverno! Que interessante andar de bicicleta na neve!
    Feliz ano novo 2018!
    Claudia

    Comment by claudialasetzki — January 2, 2018 @ 10:54 | Reply

    • Oi Claudia.

      Feliz Ano Novo 2018. Obrigado para o seu gentil comentário. Beijos e abraços.

      Tenha um bom dia!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 12:50 | Reply

  8. An exhilarating set

    Comment by derrickjknight — January 2, 2018 @ 11:32 | Reply

    • Hello Derrick.

      Thank You commenting. Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 13:03 | Reply

  9. Qué maravilla que compartas con nosotros tus vivencias y que tengas la atención de explicarlo también en mi idioma. A pesar del frío me han entrado ganas de hacer un paseo en bicicleta por la nieve. Las fotos, como siempre son muy buenas y hermosas.
    Os deseo a tu y a tu familia un Feliz Año 2018.
    Un abrazo.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — January 2, 2018 @ 11:38 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      ¡Tus amables palabras hicieron mi corazón cantar! Muchas gracias. Yo también te deseo a tu y a tu familia un Feliz Año 2018.

      Abrazos.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 13:16 | Reply

  10. I have not experienced snow road cycling, but it looks very fun. Is the cycle tire also winter specification? Have a good day!!!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — January 2, 2018 @ 11:51 | Reply

    • Hello Wakashs15th.

      Thank You. In Winter we use studded tyres. We bike only in summer, not in winter.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 13:25 | Reply

  11. Hello (^ ^)
    There are few people cycling snow on Japan. There is a winter use tire for bicycle! !

    Comment by saganhama — January 2, 2018 @ 12:02 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Thank You commenting. In Helsinki, there are winter bikers, but snow varies from one year to another. In Oulu, snow is guaranteed in winter.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 13:30 | Reply

  12. I guess with the right tyres and good clothing it is fun , in snow and sunshine! The scenery looks beautiful!

    Comment by utesmile — January 2, 2018 @ 13:23 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Yes, You are right. Even in cold winter, good cloths are must. Normally we use layer cloths, which is deft. Thank You.

      Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2018 @ 13:36 | Reply

  13. When I lived up north I would ride my bicycle to work even in winter, but that was many years ago. I must admit the scenery in the town where I lived was not nearly as beautiful as the winter scenes you’ve shown in this post. Thank you, and Happy New Year.

    Comment by seniorhiker — January 2, 2018 @ 14:36 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      My hat. We are not biking in winter, but in summer. 🙂 Thank You praising the beauty of Oulu. It is one of my favorite towns in Finland – not too small, not too big.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 08:30 | Reply

  14. Beautiful photos of winter cycling Matti. I wish we had snow here now in northern England, it is just windy and wet. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and viewing your photos throughout the year, reminding me how beautiful Finland is!

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — January 2, 2018 @ 15:49 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You for You kind comment. We love Oulu, because there is snow guaranteed in winter. 🙂 Next Saturday will go back to Helsinki and return to here after three weeks. I checked the amount of snow in Oulu and Tampere yesterday. In Oulu 40 cm and in Tampere 23 cm. Therefore, most probably in February You can walk in wintry and snowy Tampere. Welcome.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 08:38 | Reply

  15. Beautiful pictures–does look very cold… Brrrr..

    Comment by equipsblog — January 2, 2018 @ 16:00 | Reply

    • Hello Pat.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment and loved my photos. Well, cold is only matter of clothes. 🙂 Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 08:40 | Reply

  16. Biking looks like a fun way to get around this beautiful area! I have friends here in Oaxaca who are avid bikers, and I am going to send them your blog so they can see a new possibility! Best wishes for a wonderful 2018 to you and your wife.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — January 2, 2018 @ 16:09 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You for Your kind words. We love biking in summer, not in winter. 🙂

      Happy 2018 to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 08:47 | Reply

  17. Beautiful photos, wish we had some snow in Phoenix, Arizona. I love seeing all these Winter wonderland photos of other states and countries with their snow days, it’s almost like being there…thanks for sharing. Have a great New year.

    Comment by ourlittleredhouseblog — January 2, 2018 @ 17:01 | Reply

    • Hello ourlittleredhouseblog.

      Winter wonderland – thank You for these kind words. There will be more amazing snow photos with reindeers after two weeks.

      Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 08:51 | Reply

  18. gorgeous landscape, happy New year

    Comment by Bernieshoot — January 2, 2018 @ 18:51 | Reply

    • Hello Bernard.

      Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Happy New Year 2018!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 10:41 | Reply

  19. Excellent photos! The biking paths are clear & wide. Looks as if biking is the way to go instead of driving in the snow. Thank you ! ☃️⛸🛷 🚴‍♂️Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — January 2, 2018 @ 19:05 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      Yes, people in Oulu love to bike in winter indeed. It is amazing to see how fast snowplows come to remove snow away from walking / biking paths here in Oulu compared with Helsinki!

      Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 11:32 | Reply

  20. Amazing pictures.

    Comment by HesterLeyNel — January 2, 2018 @ 21:32 | Reply

    • Hello Hester.

      I am glad that You loved my winter photos. -there will be more. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 11:35 | Reply

  21. Hello Matti, your bikeways are very well prepared! Therefore it really looks possible and not too dangerous to bike on snow – of course equipped with studded tyres and rather warm clothes.
    Here we don’t have a lot of snow and if really so, the situation on the roads and bikeways changes quite fast. Usually the snow in towns is thawing during the day or due to traffic but later during night it uses to freeze again which results in treacherous icy conditions in the morning (or generally next day). Only few people will risk heavy falls and bone fractures.
    But let me still add one thing: I adore these trees! They are looking so gorgeous when frozen over!

    Thanks for your interesting post and all the photos shown!
    Have a nice week – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — January 2, 2018 @ 21:46 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You for Your praising words. I have noticed that in Oulu, icy bike paths get quickly sand. It seems that there are different kind of snow – yes. Both of them are by the sea. It is not so slippery than in Helsinki. In Helsinki, bike paths are very soon covered by ice then in Oulu.

      All the best for 2018. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 12:07 | Reply

  22. What is the general temperature range in winter in Oulu there? I noticed they are cycling without helmets…which amazes me because the probability of falling off from bike on snow and ice is much higher. I’ve fallen 9 times off my bike in last 25 years. 8 of those times was because of black ice.

    Comment by Jean — January 3, 2018 @ 03:02 | Reply

    • Hello Jean.

      Thank You commenting. I have not seen black ice in Oulu. After snowfall, snow is removed rapidly and if needed, they are sanded at same time. I have noticed that there are different kind of snow. In the north, snow seems to be drier than in Helsinki for example. The highest measured temperature in Oulu is +33.3 degrees (1957) and lowest -41.5 degrees (1966). I think that compared with Calgary, maybe same temperatures.

      Our cold winter winds come from the Arctic Ocean and from the east. If vailing winds come across the Atlantic Ocean with Golf Stream, then we have “warm” and humid weather, which mean that no real winter.

      In my pervious biking in winter post one year ago we discussed about the helmet.

      Happy 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 12:29 | Reply

      • There is also different snow qualities in Canada. In Alberta, the snow is a lot drier…in Calgary we use snow brush machines to remove thin layer of snow when it’s a light snowfall vs. snowplough for heavier snowfall.
        Snowbrush machines can’t used in southern Ontario nor in Vancouver (if latter has snow which is rarer), because the snow is more moist.

        Comment by Jean — January 3, 2018 @ 18:43 | Reply

        • Hello Jean.

          Thank You. I appreciate Your comment. In Finland, we do not use snowbrushes or I have not seen yet, but we use snow tractors and they sand if needed at the same time on sidewalks and for finishing crossings on roads. On roads we use big snow ploughs.

          Have a good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 08:37 | Reply

  23. The snow and blue sky make this look so beautiful, but on some days it is probably very cold!

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — January 3, 2018 @ 06:10 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      How glad I am when reading Your comment. Thank You. Yes, it can be cold indeed. The cold itself is not so bad, than wind combined with cold. When we check the temperatures from our phones, it tells official temperature, but also the real feel! That is how the weather feel on the skin. One example. The temperature is -10 °C and the wind 20 meters in an hour, then the feel is- 23.2 °C. Think about it!

      Happy 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 12:40 | Reply

      • …I would have to wear so many layers of clothing, it would be impossible to climb onto the bike…😊

        Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — January 3, 2018 @ 19:14 | Reply

        • Hello Tanja.

          Thank You. Yes, understandable. I forgot to mention that we use in winter wind blocking clothes. They are must if You want to stay warm. 🙂

          Have a god day!

          Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 08:41 | Reply

        • Hello Tanja.

          Thank You. Yes, understandable. I forgot to mention that we use in winter wind blocking clothes. They are must if You want to stay warm. 🙂

          Have a god day!

          Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 08:41 | Reply

  24. quels beaux paysages, c’est magique! merci matti et j’en profite pour te souhaiter une excellente année 2018, ainsi qu’à ton épouse et vos enfants!
    bisous!

    Comment by malyloup — January 3, 2018 @ 11:31 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Je suis ravi que mes photos vous plaisent. Ton commentaire a réchauffé mon coeur. Merci. Bonne Nouvelle Année à toi et aux tiens.

      Bisous1

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2018 @ 13:05 | Reply

  25. Thank you for these gorgeous winter pictures, Matti. Happy New Year to you and your whole family!

    Comment by Tiny — January 3, 2018 @ 19:28 | Reply

    • Hello Helen.

      Thank You praising my winter / snow / biking photos.

      Happy 2018 to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 08:43 | Reply

  26. Thanks for liking my blog. I appreciate yours much too. Do you speak Spanish or just translate everything? In Central Texas, US, you can bike most days, but our blood is thin by the 100+F temperatures in the summer. Even with many layers we have trouble tolerating the cold, so many do not do it below 32F/0C. I am surprised in the pictures that no one has a face cover. Saludos, Sartenda! A Dude Abikes

    Comment by A Dude Abikes — January 3, 2018 @ 19:45 | Reply

    • Hello A Dude Abikes.

      Thank You for Your kind and interesting comment. I did not know that in high temperature is thinner. We spent our vacation in Las Palmas, Spain where the temperature was 98.6℉. In addition, we are used to high temperatures in our Saunas. We prefer 98.6℉. 🙂 Thus, we endure cold and warm. Face covers are seen very seldom. I love languages and I speak them. They are my hobby as well as shooting photos. 🙂

      Happy 2018 to You and Yours!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 08:59 | Reply

  27. There’s so much snow! I wish we had even a little in Helsinki. It’s just grey and wet. I hope you enjoyed your time biking!
    Happy New Year!

    Comment by Emily — January 3, 2018 @ 19:52 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      Happy New Year 2018 to You and Yours. Thank you for Your kind comment. I wish that Helsinki would have snow cover also. Yesterday there was 40 cm snow in Oulu. Oulu is real winter / snow town. It has gorgeous winter happening for everybody and for children. This month I will post two gorgeous winter fun for children posts. It would be lovely if You could participate in them. Normally they are on first Saturday after mid-February. I am sure that little man would love them. In addition, You could participate in reindeer race, which is open for everybody free. I have noticed that You never commented / never seen these two awesome unique happenings in Oulu.

      First reindeer race:

      Reindeer race.

      Winter fun for children:

      Winter fun for children.

      These two are held in same day at same place. Think that flying to Oulu takes only about one hour and train 5 hours and 25 minutes.

      I could take photos from You when participating in reindeer race. My daughter consider also this winter to participate in it.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 11:41 | Reply

      • Wow, that looks like fun! I just read your other posts and now I want to pet a reindeer! I’ll look into taking a trip to Oulu. We haven’t been yet, and it would be a great excuse to play in the snow.
        Thank you for sharing! I learn the best Finnish things from you.

        Comment by Emily — January 4, 2018 @ 23:36 | Reply

        • Hello Emily.

          Reindeers are cute animals. You will love them. I am very excited when reading Your comment. Thank You.

          Happy upcoming weekend.

          Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2018 @ 08:46 | Reply

  28. With such beautiful surroundings, I’d be worried I would forget to watch where I was going because I’d be looking all around. Everyone looks like they’re enjoying themselves.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — January 3, 2018 @ 23:11 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank you commenting so nicely. Oulu, although it is quite small town, is beautiful in summer also. Oulu offers guaranteed snow in winters.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 11:57 | Reply

  29. I just love your snow biking photos! Make me think that I might like snow 🙂 Have a great new year!

    Comment by Cecilia — January 3, 2018 @ 23:59 | Reply

    • Hello Cecilia.

      We love snow! In Helsinki, there are snow during winter, but it does not last long time. Thank you.

      Happy 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 12:20 | Reply

  30. It is oh so beautiful! I enjoy seeing all your snow,as we never have snow storm like that.

    Comment by Deb — January 4, 2018 @ 05:23 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      I am glad that You loved my winter / snow / biking photos. Thank You.

      Happy 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 12:22 | Reply

  31. What wonderful snow photographs! I do not miss the winter, but I definitely miss the snow.

    Peta

    Comment by Green Global Trek — January 4, 2018 @ 15:17 | Reply

    • Hello Peta.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Than You praising them.

      Happy and safe travels!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2018 @ 08:06 | Reply

  32. Beautiful scenes, especially the snow covered trees against the brilliant blue sky.

    Comment by Karen — January 4, 2018 @ 21:23 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You for Your kind comment and loving my post.

      Happy 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2018 @ 08:08 | Reply

  33. It looks like a very healthy lifestyle, Sartenada. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — January 4, 2018 @ 21:40 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Yes, You said! It has been said that even daily walking is as healthy as biking. Well, both of them are good for a man. We walk daily at least one hour if the weather makes it possible. When going to shop we of course walk and we not using the shortest way, but longer way due to daily walk thus combining both – shopping and walking. Carrying food shops in the backpacks and the bags in hands, they raise fitness. Now You say – odd couple. Yes, we are, because “normal people” go shortest way for shopping, but we not. Who needs fitness centers! LOL.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2018 @ 08:37 | Reply

      • I totally agree! Don’t get in the car if you can walk there 🙂 🙂

        Comment by restlessjo — January 5, 2018 @ 10:55 | Reply

  34. Belos cenários. Qual é a temperatura média na Finlândia pra esses dias de inverno?

    Comment by Luiza Marcon — January 5, 2018 @ 12:52 | Reply

    • Oi Luiza.

      Fico super feliz que tenha gostado. No norte varia em ambos os lados de -20 Celsius. No sulm mais abaixo. Eu fico agora em Oulu e a temperatura e -4 Celsius. Obrigado para o seu gentil comentário.

      Abraços.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 5, 2018 @ 13:01 | Reply

      • Muito legal! Um dia vou conhecer.

        Comment by Luiza Marcon — January 7, 2018 @ 19:30 | Reply

        • Oi Luiza.

          Bem-vinda!

          Tenha um ótimo início da nova semana.

          Comment by Sartenada — January 8, 2018 @ 08:10 | Reply

  35. I never imagined riding a bicycle on a snowy day!
    Happy New Year!

    Comment by kanaconnie — January 5, 2018 @ 15:49 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Well, people are used to bike in winter also. 🙂 I love Your comment. ありがとう!

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 6, 2018 @ 09:05 | Reply

  36. The winter light makes these photos lovely, but it would be a bit too cold for me. Happy New Year to you.

    Comment by Photography Journal Blog — January 6, 2018 @ 09:16 | Reply

    • Hello Photography Journal Blog.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I am glad that Yu loved my photos.

      Happy New Year 2018 to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 6, 2018 @ 09:26 | Reply

  37. Happy New Year!
    As always, I enjoy learning more about your beautiful country through your photography and writing. I respect how all bikers are attentive to others. I look forward to learning more & sharing photography in 2018!

    Best wishes,
    Takami

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — January 7, 2018 @ 15:30 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You leaving so kind words here. I am glad that You will slowly know more about my “quite un known” country. 🙂

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 8, 2018 @ 08:06 | Reply

  38. brrrr ! today I am considering a ride, but waiting for the wind to diminish, the ice (on the roads) to melt, and hope the temp increases a bit !

    Comment by betunada — January 8, 2018 @ 18:10 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      On day before Yesterday, we drove from Oulu to Helsinki 640 km / 336 mi after snowstorm and the trip went well but the driving time took about eight hours. One reason to it was the we have winter speed limits 80 km / 49.7 mi generally and on highways 100 km / 62.1 mi. Part of driving happened in the dark, because sun is over horizon for example at the level of Oulu about six hours. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 9, 2018 @ 08:28 | Reply

  39. You beautifully captured the snowy landscape and the bikers. It’s lovely that the harsh winter season does not deter Finnish bikers from getting out and about.

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — January 8, 2018 @ 23:21 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      Thank You for Your kind word. Pure white snow is beautiful. When first time walking in winter in Oulu, we were not aware of the amount of bikers. Happily, we walked on the right side of sidewalks and bikers could pass us without contact easily. I have noticed that walkers in Oulu know, that walking on the right side of sidewalks is custom to which we are accustomed. Doing this way, walkers in different directions on both sides of sideways and bikers between them are in good collaboration.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 9, 2018 @ 08:56 | Reply

  40. (Belated) Happy new (and healthy!!) year my sweet friend 🙂 I m looking forward to all the great posts of you ❤ Greets Frauke

    Comment by wolke205 — January 9, 2018 @ 20:25 | Reply

    • Hello Frauke.

      Same to You. Thank You commenting and loving my post.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 10, 2018 @ 11:22 | Reply

  41. Lindas imagens! 😍👏👏👏👏👏

    Comment by Ideias em Blog — January 14, 2018 @ 01:02 | Reply

    • Oi Ideias em Blog.

      Obrigado para o seu gentil comentário.

      Tenha um dia maravilhoso!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 14, 2018 @ 09:17 | Reply

      • Amém!
        Lhe desejo uma boa tarde e uma semana abençoada!

        Comment by Ideias em Blog — January 14, 2018 @ 22:09 | Reply

  42. I did not even know this was a thing. Such beautiful scenery! Amazing photos!

    Comment by ArtisanX — January 14, 2018 @ 19:51 | Reply

  43. You make this look like so much fun!! If the road conditions are right, it is totally doable!

    Comment by 2chicks2go — January 15, 2018 @ 07:59 | Reply

    • Hello 2chicks2go.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Happy new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2018 @ 08:53 | Reply

      • I certainly did! Fabulous! And the same to you! 🙋

        Comment by 2chicks2go — January 15, 2018 @ 15:08 | Reply

  44. …wonderful picture.

    Comment by absengeralois — January 17, 2018 @ 14:16 | Reply

    • Hello Alois.

      Thank You commenting my post and loving its photos.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2018 @ 08:21 | Reply

  45. That looks like a lot of fun!! I grew up in the mountains, and I miss being surrounded by lots of snow.

    Comment by NorCal Zen — January 19, 2018 @ 17:10 | Reply

    • Hello NorCal Zen.

      We love snow also, but it belongs to winter. Summer and autumns are wonderful seasons. Than You commenting.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 20, 2018 @ 08:54 | Reply

      • Yes it sure does. I love all the seasons, they each have their own sweet things. Happy weekend!

        Comment by NorCal Zen — January 20, 2018 @ 16:54 | Reply

  46. Beautiful wintry images! The snow on the tree branches adds so much to them.

    Comment by denisebushphoto — January 25, 2018 @ 17:37 | Reply

    • Hello Denise.

      Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 26, 2018 @ 08:04 | Reply

  47. I’d love to visit Oulu, especially in the winter. Maybe some day! Cheers from Canada

    Comment by jrickards — January 26, 2018 @ 15:57 | Reply

  48. Such fantastic gallery!

    Comment by Rupali — January 28, 2018 @ 15:27 | Reply

    • Hello Rupali.

      Thank you.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 29, 2018 @ 08:20 | Reply

  49. Fantastic photos,amazing snow-clad locations and well-equipped cyclists!Have a lovely day.

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — February 7, 2018 @ 17:05 | Reply

    • Hello Doda.

      Although we have cold, people love biking. 🙂 Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 8, 2018 @ 12:09 | Reply

      • And,it’s so good,health wise,dear Matti 🙂 Happy Thursday,my friend 🙂

        Comment by DG MARYOGA — February 8, 2018 @ 13:51 | Reply

  50. Looks beautiful there in the winter. Biking there looks fun in the winter until a slippery patch comes along 😉 The fat biking we do here is generally on mountain singletrack trails so that’s why we need the big tires. Otherwise you would sink immediately in the snow on the skinny tires. FYI … I spent 2 weeks in Finland a few years ago and absolutely loved it!! We went sea kayaking, camping, and had a great road trip. We love Finland 🙂

    Comment by lexi — March 16, 2018 @ 06:41 | Reply

    • Hello Lexi.

      Thank You. I understand very well Your comment. I just wanted to tell, that winter biking in Finland is popular and especially in the town called Oulu. It was big surprise that You have visited in Finland.

      In this post, there are people kayaking. Landscapes are beautiful alongside the lake and presents our habits to have summer cottages with Sauna by the lake.

      Cruise to Rock paintings

      I saw in You old post the photo presenting the castle of Olavinlinna. I have visited it many times, because I lived not so far away from it. I have good post, which presents it thoroughly.

      Medieval castle of Olavinlinna

      Happy upcoming weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2018 @ 08:31 | Reply

      • We got to experience the Finnish sauna!! We were in a beautiful sauna and then we ran down a boat dock and jumped into the Baltic. The water was so cold it really took my breath away. We absolutely loved Finland. I would love to spend more time there kayaking and trekking. We also love to hunt mushrooms and blueberries so I wish we would have had time to forage in Finland. Thank you for sharing and commenting on my post. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Kitos!!

        Comment by lexi — March 19, 2018 @ 00:04 | Reply

        • Hello Lexi.

          I am glas that You have experienced so much when in Finland. Thank You very much for Your kind comment. Maybe some day You will return and …

          Have a great start of new week.

          Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2018 @ 07:47 | Reply


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