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If you need any information or so just pm and we can chat...
there might be plan for Polar Butt ride from Nordkapp - to Southern Finland next February ???
That's very kind of you, thank you. I'll be in touch.
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More on cold and snow riding

The internet has lots of good information. Paul Mondor is the real person with the experience to listen to:

Paul "The Iceman" Mondor - ICEMAN Motorcycle Tour Co. Tour Introduction

Arctic project (Epic Arctic Ride) - ADVrider

Trans labrador HWY in Winter - ADVrider

Canadian Arctic Winter Ride; Ice Roads and the Dempster Highway - ADVrider

I've done some snow riding, not by choice most times, and light bike is much better. Deep snow doesn't work. Cold, you have to gear up for it. That takes time and experience with what gear works for you, extending your riding distance with each trip. Snow, with traffic, requires respect. Cold, you need to understand the issues of cold and how it effects you, how to dress for it, and how to fuel yourself and stay hydrated.

Getting a bike running and keeping it running in snow and/or cold is another skill set to develop. I use a propane heater to warm the engine prior to starting the bike, for one.

Cold and snow riding are both interesting elements of riding. There are many solutions and unique skill sets that are interesting to learn. All day riding in those conditions will test your knowledge and equipment, and make you a better rider. (Or it will insure that your SO and friends can confirm that you are really nuts - which is good!)
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The internet has lots of good information. Paul Mondor is the real person with the experience to listen to:

Paul "The Iceman" Mondor - ICEMAN Motorcycle Tour Co. Tour Introduction

Arctic project (Epic Arctic Ride) - ADVrider

Trans labrador HWY in Winter - ADVrider

Canadian Arctic Winter Ride; Ice Roads and the Dempster Highway - ADVrider

I've done some snow riding, not by choice most times, and light bike is much better. Deep snow doesn't work. Cold, you have to gear up for it. That takes time and experience with what gear works for you, extending your riding distance with each trip. Snow, with traffic, requires respect. Cold, you need to understand the issues of cold and how it effects you, how to dress for it, and how to fuel yourself and stay hydrated.

Getting a bike running and keeping it running in snow and/or cold is another skill set to develop. I use a propane heater to warm the engine prior to starting the bike, for one.

Cold and snow riding are both interesting elements of riding. There are many solutions and unique skill sets that are interesting to learn. All day riding in those conditions will test your knowledge and equipment, and make you a better rider. (Or it will insure that your SO and friends can confirm that you are really nuts - which is good!)
That's exactly right respect nature is the key thing! You can't fight against nature and conditions you must live with them and you'll survive.

I have done 3 shots over 1000 mile less than 24h on cold and coldest one have been -32C. Every time it's easier because of knowledge what you are facing how to prepare and how to react on the road.
Do not under estimate cold that can kill you easily before you become aware of it.
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