søndag 21. august 2022

"New toy", BMW R80GS Basic

 Time sure flies, and I admit to not updating this web page as often as I should. Mostly Instagram is used for frequent updates, and even there I`m a slacker.

I just realized I have not mentioned here I now enjoy my second summer with a new toy, that is of course when time allows (read; not in old Harley mood). I bought my Basic with some engine issues, easy-peasy to fix during winter.

The GS is really fun on smaller gravel roads, light and very easy handling, makes you want to Explore!!

My friend Svein has got bitten by the GS bug too, and bought another of the 3003 Basic models produced in 1996. 



















fredag 11. mars 2022

Pictures from Yesterdaze!


Came across those four wonderfully detailed photos from a Norwegian town named Notodden in Telemark county. The riders represent NMK (Norsk Motorcykel klubb) Notodden, a branch of NMK and have an endurance race of some sort as there are riders with numbers attached.



H212 & H803 are both early Indians from the Wigwam in Springfield, whilst H215 & H853 are both big X`s - Excelsiors from the Scwinn factory in Chicago.
A sidenote, still quite intriguing; the boy in the right side of the photo admiring the riders and their bikes are by no doubt of Asian origin. This might have a link to the fact that King Chualongkorn of Thailand visited Notodden some years earlier?


A dog attack one of the riders.


Kid and dog on the run whilst the photo is taken.


Young boy looking with admiration at the riders.
--

The next two photos are just two from a bunch of photos by Schrøder - a well known photographer in Trondheim. They are shot at a motorcycle race that took place on the ice of Lianvannet near Trondheim in March 1928.


From left, FN, BSA, HD model B, another FN and to the far right a well known rider from this blog, Bjarne Wisth on a HD twin with outriggers and skies.


Rare bird, a Norwegian Super X. Not many photos of Super Xès to be found from here. There is some oddities with this one. Bike seems to be a 28 according to the fork with exposed dual springs and the skirted fender. Still it has an un-braked front wheel. The 28`s had front brake, one can just wonder why this dont?

 

onsdag 22. desember 2021

Pictures from yesterdaze!

 I`m a slacker with this web page - got to improve!

First off: Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all!!




Time to present some more great photos from the dawn of Norwegian motorcycling, enjoy!



This is such a cool photo! To the far right is Bjarne Wist, a person well described on this webpage in an early article on this web page.


A pretty much brand new Excelsior sidecar outfit. What great looking bikes those are, Packard Blue with cream rims - stunning!


This little work horse, a Harley 350cc model B bring this happy couple where they want to go.


Cool guy on an older Harley.


torsdag 4. november 2021

Some memories from the 2021 Motorcycle season

 I guess those pics will sum up a brief part of what happened in the motorcycle riding part of my life this year. A year where the Covid pandemic still had a fierce grip on most, and many events had to be cancelled.

Pictures are not presented in the correct order, still - enjoy!