It was an interesting time for sure but technical problems and bad weather made it tough sometimes. I learned all about the disadvantages of travel bikes with non-standard parts. From very short spokes to unusual tubes and gear hubs. In addition, my Garmin Edge 705 gave up completely. This is one of the worst things actually because I can’t get the data off. Personally I find this extremely disappointing.
But I can live with that and what remains is a good memory of beautiful places and friendly people in all the countries I have past.
It was a very diverse trip as well. Every day was different and provided new challenges. It didn’t really feel like three weeks; more like five or six. I can’t believe that the North Cape trip was just two days shorter. It felt much shorter for some reason.
I also clearly underestimate some things. I thought that traveling alone would be alright for me. And it was for a while but six weeks would have been too much. I think two or three weeks would be fine for the next trip. Also, the weather was much worse than I expected (also a contrast to the North Cape, when the weather was much better than expected). When I came back to Norway now, the weather was warmer and more comfortable than what I had anywhere within the last two weeks.
If I would do it again? Probably yes. I still think that it was a great experience and I have loads of good memories of the tour.