Troms - Days 4 - 6 - (Arctic Cycle Trip 2010)
Glorious blue sky weather. Three mountain passes. Longest day so far. Cycled until 9pm.
Hammering it down a mountain descent in the dying light, racing a jeep, with the majestic tops of lyngen is what its all about.
Stayed in our first hut! Shock! Was top class to have a shower and wash away the filth that has accumulated when wild camping.
58.7 kph max
440.3 km fae NK
From Rotsundelv late start, all clean after shower and bed sleep in a hut. (luxury) Chillaxed 31km to Olderdalen where we had a delicious ice and caught ferry to Lyngseidet.
Amazing sunshine and views of lyngen alps’ glaciers all day. Cycled past Svendsby and round the top of Jægervatnet. Bit of a dirt track into forest then hike into Jægervasshytta in fierce evening sunshine.
Relaxed night in gorgeous and well equipped hut with a calm watery view. Ahhh! Deilig? Ja.
18.0 kph avg
61.2 kph max (equal best)
507.7 km fae NK
From Jægervasshytta we walked out to bike transition then back to Svendsby to catch another ferry. German tourists.
et kjent mann at Fagernes and he showed us some quite back roads into Tromsø. Also cycled part of the Tromsø marathon route.
Demolished a monster of a pizza at Peppes Pizza in Tromsø. American tourists. Kjent mann #2 helped us out of Tromsø. There was an incredibly steep hill to cycle over. Got filmed by the google maps street view camera for the umpteenth time this trip.
Onto kvaløya (whale island) and eventually found a mosquito-rich camping spot. Made a fire to scare them away.
19.8 kph avg (new record)
63.7 kph max (new record)
617.5 km fae NK