Roadbook education in Boden.

DISCLAIMER: SOME OF THE PICTURES I HAVE NOT TAKEN MYSELF AND THEY ARE FROM FELLOW RIDERS

Have been convinced to try riding with a road book as guide rather then a GPS and since my GPS have died on me I thought this would be interesting to try.

So last winter a RNS Tripmaster was bought but choose to not go all in before trying so a cheap manual road book holder was purchased and installed:

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And who better to have as teacher then Mikael Berglund, a Dakar competitor, raced with number 148 during the 2015 Dakar Rally:

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We used the web based Roadbook editor www.rallynavigator.com, sadly the gps tracks used as base was from a previous year later in the summer and the late spring in the north part of Sweden made them hard to follow.

The group gathered before heading out for a short ride the first day:

The short test we were going to try to navigate the first day ended after just a few notes:

So we ended up free riding around to gather a new track for the next day.

We needed to connect the free ride track with the place to start and it turned out we added a bad section for the next day also:

And with people on tires less then optimal for muddy conditions it was hard (I myself was on a pretty bald TKC 80 on the rear).

We ended up with a drowned 690 that needed the air box drained:

Goretex might be great until you stand in muddy water over your knees (had drained them once before also):

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Once we made it through the muddy first section we had some great gravel roads and tracks with a little sandy section that let us really try out this way of navigating and I enjoyed it a lot.

Will try to make some road books for my local track that I normally use rather then the big roads.

Nice gathering of big bikes:

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Did not get the camera out fast enough to get a picture of a napping KTM:

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Unless you have access to a printer that can handle rolls of paper you are stuck doing some taping, have tried to trick my normal Canon printer to print continuous feed since but can not get that to work =(

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