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Setti Mulari  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 05:04
Finnish to English
Feb 22, 2006

Call me crazy, but I've just agreed to ride a motorcycle through Sweden next week! How bad is it going to be?

The good news is that I'm only going from Stockholm Ferry Port (Silja) and into Denmark and I'm wondering if I'm going to need chains in my tires? HA!

I'm hoping for a snow-free ride on the motorway - can anyone tell me if I'm on a suicide mission or will I be okay?

I refused to do Finland, but Sweden doesn't tend to be quite as snowy. I hope I'm right.

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Catherine Brix
Local time: 17:04
Swedish to English
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Don't like the weather, wait five minutes and it'll change Feb 22, 2006

I'm in the Stockholm region and we currently have rain-mixed-snow, +2 C. Chains? Not ever in Stockholm. You'll be travelling south so expect milder weather, unless you're heading into the hills, where temperatures may drop, but not necessarily. What you will need is proper clothing for the wind chill factor. Plan on driving at night? Expect temperatures to drop -0 C. Roads slippery/icey just after sunset and in mornings. You'll hit a roundabout exiting Stockholm so you should know that traffic in the roundabout has the right of way - always.

Good luck and be safe!

[Edited at 2006-02-22 15:35]

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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Leave the chains at home Feb 22, 2006

Hello Setti,

Travelling by motorcycle through Sweden end of February is not suicidal as long as you stay on the main roads which should all be cleared.

Have a look at this website:

SMHI is the Swedish official meteroological insitute and they should be able to give you a reliable forecast about the weather. You can leave the chains at home (and chains are certainly not to recommend if the roads are snowfree), but be sure you have spike-tires.

Such tires are allowed in Sweden and Denmark, but banned in Germany - so if you're travelling further on into Germany, you should take winter tires (that's what we all use here), with a little more sturdy profile but no spikes.

Be sure to have good gloves and boots - and have a good ride!



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Setti Mulari  Identity Verified
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Local time: 05:04
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No chains then :) Feb 22, 2006

Thank you for the advice. Now I'll be on a VFR so it will not have any chains (that was a joke) or spikes... I'll be in Stockholm Friday night and have to be in Portsmouth, England, on Sunday night... my biggest worry is ice and snow, but if the roads are in good shape I don't expect it to be a problem.

It'll be a bit chilly, but I'll be wearing warm protective clothing... on top of which I'll be wearing a glorious BLUE and WHITE ice hockey jersey with a Lion logo on the front.

...please don't run me off the road if you see me - it's just a joke! Its Finland's year in the Olympics this year so I have to represent!

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