tirsdag 23. juni 2020

Crossing the Mountains, a white adventure / visitors from Rakkestad

Last weekend of May the mountain pass Brokke - Suleskard was opened for traffic after weeks of frenetic work by the road workers to remove heaps of snow.
Me and "da boss" had planned to make a ride to the mountains this first weekend as it is kind of cool to be among the first to cross. We were really thrilled when we a few days in advance of our planned trip got a call from our friends Vegard and Rune. They planned a Southern Norway spring ride, a ride including a visit to our home. We soon convinced them to include a ride in the mountains on their way back east.

What a weather, what a ride and my gosh what amounts of snow in the mountains!!















A few glimpses of May and June.

March, April & May, the spring months this year have brought times quite different than what one had foreseen.
In short, Covid 19.
Luckily we live country side and have been able to enjoy riding our Mc`s without any regulations.

Finally by the end of May I got the Knuck ready and have had some good rides on it.
Last out was the WL bob early June.
Kind of regained the relationship with my old sidehack companion, the BMW R100GN. Believe it or not, it is not all about old Hog`s.

Time is my worst enemy, got to spend more time on the road.


Enjoy some photos from May & first week of June.












søndag 3. mai 2020

Summing up the two first months of spring, March & April.


Still March, first ride & plenty of snow along the roads even in the low land. As sand is used on the roads when there is ice & snow it takes weeks for the roads to be clean. Feel safe with the hack then.


1st of April, Bessie is soon completed and WL just started on, no it is NOT a lie!


Bessie done, ready for some road action. A lot of necessary  maintenance is done during winter hibernation. Still below zero temps outside.


Going along the old highway by the coast, Bessie, Scarver & Øyunn.


Returning home from the coast by small roads, they give great experiences - always!



Norwegian springtime, this is you are allowed to make a camp fire wherever this is appropriate. What is then better than making your own waffles?


New day, new trip. This one towards west across the valleys towards Mandal. Sun, crisp blue skies, but cold as "#¤!


Bessie posing.

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Gravelroads, nothing like three wheels on those. This is actually the old railway track from when Setesdal was connected to the coast by steam train.


Øyunn & Scarver, comfortably doing more gravel roads.

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Brother WL is done, finally!

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7,5 hours spent away in the saddle today. Going east inland, and by the coast back west.


Went by Svein to check out his 28 JD (not the first time), original with roadster bars. Owned by Svein since 1971 and on the road since 74.

tirsdag 18. februar 2020

Pics from yesterdaze!














Will never stop being intrigued by those old photos from times since long gone by. A mighty RS, an Indian PP or a HD, imagine the difference from what was offered just a decade earlier, your legs, a horse or a bicycle.

lørdag 28. desember 2019

"Norwegian Gold"




From down under Australia, Heavy Duty Magazine issue 167, get your back issue here; 


1925 FH two-cam indirect action, former Bjarne Wist.


Original race photos in B&W from the race track in Trondheim year 1928.


Details!

onsdag 9. oktober 2019

Bånn Gass (full throtle) 2019

Some weekends one look more forward to than others.

Bånn Gass 2019 held 14/15 Sept. at the local Speedway track is one of those one surely look forward to.
And  the expectations got honored, to the full and more.

What a Saturday, and Sunday, all those great bikes, pleased spectators, and an overall positive spirit trough out the entire arrangement.

Enjoy a small collection of captures, oh and not to forget, 15 of the 43 bikes entering the race was HD`s, how cool isn`t that?

Photos below are gently stolen from Facebook, captured by Nicki Twang, Lars Tore Tangerud and Per Sønderby Pouls.