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By Ilpo Juvander on 5/28/2017 8:08 PM
After spending few days in the conference, it was soon about time to go back to Finland again.

Before that lot of things happened, including giving some more oil for the bike. It seems to drop few drops from somewhere…

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By Ilpo Juvander on 5/24/2017 8:11 PM
Was at breakfast by 07:00, couple of others there as well, but still quiet after all.

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Room at Ibis as it has been, a bit weird concept but clean and works very well when travelling alone.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/5/2016 9:20 PM
We still had seminar program until 12:00 so just before noon I was able to start again. Got everything packed before and after breakfast, just matter of jumping on to a bike.IMG_1766

Because of late start, I decided to take toll roads and just drive as I had many kilometers cover for this day. This became a real transit day through bigger roads. Needed to cover many kilometers on this and following day.

Had few stops just for a drink as it was quite hot, over 30 degrees.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/2/2016 7:25 PM
Easy start for the day, quickly just coffee and I was ready to ride again.

While packing the bike I noticed that one of the straps I use to tie the outer bags just snapped. This was one of those that got some beating back in 2010 in Tajikistan, but it managed to hold until now. New one was in the pocket so just switched that and all ok again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/21/2014 9:24 PM
Breakfast started earlier here so just after 07:00 I was eating again and just after 08:00 I was on the road again.

Picture of usual breakfast that takes me through the day until dinner. I normally don’t have anything to eat during the day, just water to drink.

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Today’s route started with a bigger road I had already driven few times, but quite soon I headed to smaller roads that went through really nice forests.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/20/2014 9:06 PM
I had a bit slow morning as breakfast was served only starting from 08:00 but it was worth waiting for. Not any buffet breakfast, but coffee, bread and other usual stuff. So just before 09:00 I was ready to ride again.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/19/2014 10:33 PM
After a day off from driving it was time to move forward again. We decided to split with Janne and continue on our own again as we had a bit different kind of routes planned.

After breakfast quick packing and at 08:30 I was ready to drive. Janne was left behind.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/18/2014 8:38 PM
This day was going to be an free one from driving, just relaxing and waiting all clothes to be dry. Started with breakfast, although we did not have any breakfast from Hotel Las Rampas, we went to the hotel breakfast, paid few euro’s and got really nice buffet breakfast.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/17/2014 11:37 AM
For this day we had an early morning due to border crossing from Morocco to Ceuta. By 06:30 we were checking if there is any breakfast which was a bit missing…

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Pool area was all empty at these hours.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/13/2014 9:10 PM
Wake up came at 05:00 in the morning and at 5:30 I was all ready and packing stuff into bike. I had parked my bike on previous night just in front of Hotel Alay reception.

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After driving some 20 minutes I was just before 06:00 in our meeting point in Fuengirola waiting for Janne to arrive.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/12/2014 9:26 PM
For the morning activities had nothing really special, just taking it easy after breakfast and packing all the stuff.

At 11:30 we were ready, checked out from the Hostal Cuevas and started driving towards Benalmadena.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/10/2014 9:35 PM
After breakfast we just relaxed in the hotel room. Not in any hurry to get moving towards Fuengirola as we were so close already, only some 65 km drive was waiting for us.

Closer to noon we finally made it to the bike.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/8/2014 8:03 PM
Again we were not in any hurry as driving waiting for us when leaving from Chipiona was going to be only couple of hours. We had this small breakfast in the hotel and then started packing.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/6/2014 11:33 PM
We were not in a hurry to leave Seville and take a short drive to Chipiona. Finally before 11:00 we were ready and started driving out from the city.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/4/2014 8:42 PM
This was the start of next phase of our journey, taking GSA and driving over to Seville. All needed stuff packed to bike, rest was left into Hotel Alay in a suitcase waiting for us to come back next week.

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Planned route was taking us through some smaller roads towards Seville. On the way hit 90000 km on the GSA:

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By Ilpo Juvander on 7/2/2014 9:51 PM
These days were mostly just relaxing, lots of walking, some shopping and eating well.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/28/2014 11:59 PM
Had small breakfast and packed all the stuff and moved outside to the bike. There I saw that there were couple of older bikes parked as well and after talking to the guys they were taking part for some sort of old bikes long distance rally. These two guys in the pictures were the mechanics taking care of them while they were driving.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 6/27/2014 10:37 PM
I woke up in cold Andorra, had excellent breakfast and was ready to continue again. Not in any hurry as I decided to skip this time all special Pyrenees routes I had planned. This day was going to be plain and simple transit day through bigger and some smaller roads which I had already driven before so knew quite well how long it was going to take.

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By Ilpo Juvander on 3/11/2007 6:10 PM
Long waited decision was made today: this summer my motorbike BMW K 1200 LT (2006 model) will be heading from Espoo to the Southern Spain.



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