During the christmas holidays I had some spare time when my girlfriend was in Kristinehamn with her parents. As a dedicated Turfer I saw this as a chance to finally put out some of my red dots in the map “Never taken zones in my region” which you can find on Warded. I usually never visit the cities in Värmlands western corners so I need to make these dedicated trips more often.
The 22nd of December I had 90 zones that I have never visited in my region, today the number has decreased to 86 zones after taking 32 never taken zones… Get the math? No? Santa decided to bring a christmas present with a bunch of new zones the day after my tour….
Anyway, it was a nice tour and here are some pictures from it.
The first town to visit was Säffle, I brought my city bike and the intention was to park in center of the town and the cycle to the zones in the city. It worked fine until the bottom bracket decided to brake down.. from that moment it was carturfing. Not a favorite of mine and very time consuming.
And here at the top of the climb, almost inside the zone OldWaterS my bicycle broke apart. At this time I had visited all the zones east of OldWaterS but from there the car was my veicel, my first thought was to run but I don’t think I would have the time to visit all the towns I had planed in that case.
After a small detour pass the zone FleetwoodZone in Svanskog the next stop was Årjäng, a town mostly known for the troll and for their summer camp, both of them have zones of course.
Töcksfors became the last town to visit on this trip, my initial plan was to travel from here to Charlottenberg and then take Arvika on my way home but turfing with the car takes a lot of more time than with the bike so at the time I arrived to Töcksfors the sun was already gone there and I decided to turn back home.
Felt a bit unsafe to walk on the pier due to all the ice and snow. Also while walking the bridges begun to move and the ice burst in some places, kind of frightening in the dark.
Next time a will bring my cyclocross instead and hopefully have the time to visit som more towns.