SOT Rörken-Uppsala Wednesday July 22 was the entirely new offroad area for 20th Sweden Offroad Tour 2015! And what an area!
Incredible large! It took the orientering drive almost three hours to drive through one third of the area before lunch. Luckily we are allowed to drive until 8 PM = 10 hours of offroad driving!
Fantastic terrain with a myriad av trails and huge slick rock parts. And there is free driving all over the area. Our partner SMK Uppsala even urges the participants to blaze new trails!
The lunch was served in "the restaurant in the forest" making it much cozier than on a gravel plain. Freshly grilled hamburgers, lots of benches, chairs and tables and the "restaurant" surrounded by offrroad vehicles.
Our Danish "ATV-friends" surprisingly showed up. Some years ago they drove all of SOT on ATV, 17 offroad days PLUS 3000 kilometres of road driving! This time they are driving two Can-AM UTVs. Which means UTV got its break through on SOT this year with totally around 10 UTVs! The Danes are driving the northern part of SOT this time, after driving the southern for many years.
Also a Norwegian car showed up, coming down from an offrroad adventure in Lapland!
Over 30 vehicles turned up, good for a first time. But fantastic Rörken deserves more cars, ATVs and UTVs. And WE WILL SET A NEW PARTICIPANTS RECORD ON THIS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR!
Tomorrow Thursday July 23 10 PM we drive SOT Ski slopes-Hofors. Unusual with two different offroad areas: the ski slopes with spectacular view from the top before lunch, and after lunch our partner Gestrike Offroad's own club area with lots of trails and mud holes. Enjoy!