tirsdag 24. mai 2011

American Motorcycles Norway

There is a fair chance I posted this picture way back, I`ve lost track of that. Still its great when stumbling across information to a capture of unknown history like I just did when reading an issue of Aftenposten dated 31 of Jan. 1929.
Recognising the picture in the article led to frenetic searches in my files, success I found it.

This Harley JD and two more where bought brand new in 29 to allow post to be carried three times a week across the mountains and down the valleys in a route from Oppdal to Sunndalsøra in Norway. Imagine winter, snow, blizzards and freezing cold on a motorbike when the distance is no less than 70 km`s one way.
Prior to those Harleys post was shipped by boat all around the coastline to reach Kristianaia (Oslo) which took several days.

going trough some old pics on my harddisk show that the post from Oppdal to Sunndalsøra was actually brought pr. Harley during winter in 1928 too. Svein S Wammer is captured during winter at Oppdal ready to leave for Sunndalsøra with post in a pic posted back in April 2010 on this blog.

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