fredag 25. september 2015

Harleysons gathering in Dinkelsbühl

Back in July Øyunn and I was invited by our friend Fritz @ to join a Harleysons party and to visit the historic town Dinkelsbuhl during the "Childrens festival", or "Kinderzeche" as it is named in German.
The wekeend in Dinkelsbuhl was such a great time, many many thanks to Fritz who organized a fantastic experience for us.
Dinkelsbuhl, this medieval town that was saved from destruction during WWII is like a living museum where people actually live their every day lives.
Dinkelsbuhl is also where Fritz and his Harleysons accomplices Christoph offers classic german "bonbons" in their shop "Tante Emma".

Not far from the city wall is Fritz`s place and the location of the Harleysons club house. The Harleysons club house is like entering a time capsule, it is like stepping back to the thirties when Paul Weyres was a motorcycle race ace with his Harleys.

To be able to look through some of the historic race photos in Fritz collection is like a vitamin injection to me, to continue searching for old photos from the Scandinavian motorcycle race scene.

A hectic weekend with good friends, thanks to Fritz and Harleysons buddies for making this true.

The boss at the Frankfurt airport train station.

Dinkelsbuhl, a part of the city wall.

"Kinderzeche" in Dinkelsbuhl

Tante Emma, the Bonbon shop with a taste of Harley`s

Scenery from Dinkelsbuhl

Dinkelsbühl, Zum kleinen Obristen where we spent a night, super nice.

What amazing buildings to see

Friday night people gather in town to drink beer and dance.  

The dance.

Cristoph serves weissbier, good stuff.


The archives, Fritz, Paul, me and Norbert

Next HD to be restored?

Norbert listen to a humming Wichita

Wichita, Fritz, Norbert, me and Paul

Fritz and Øyunn

Out for a ride

Riding, that is what the vintage bike interest is all about to me.
If you do a good job during the restoration of an old bike, you can enjoy years of riding when your finally done.
Like my WL bobber, I have ridden that bike for 8-9 years now after completion. I have been as far south as Sancerre - France when at Linkert Attack in 2012, and I have had numerous rides in the mountains in Southern Norway.
Of course oils need to be replaced, breaker points too, and general service needs to be carried out, but other than that; no worries - go riding.
This summer have been crappy for the most, rain and wind from North. Then a good trip on the bike in great weather is even more valuable. Below is some photos from what I find being one of the best trips this summer, not that long a ride, just 250km`s in a day, still just GREAT!

In a canyon like this there is a limited time of the day with real sun light.

Looking across one of the larger inland lakes.

Spotted this old bridge across a river, it was really "alive" when I rode to the other side. Its steel construction was all riveted, real black smith work from days gone by. Discovered a gravel road I had never ridden before!

Another bridge across the same river further down in the valley. This one is crossing the river canyon just a few meters above an amazing waterfall. The center of the bridge is supported on an enormous rock that have got stuck in the canyon during the ice age.

A view of this cool bridge and the rock it is resting  to.

Below the bridge is the waterfall and more of this pretty rough canyon.

Another view of the big rock stuck in the river canyon.

Road behind the bridge. This is a truly amazing dead end gravel road, climbing steep up the hill with a bunch of serpentine curves. No rails, just a rock every now and then between yourself, the bike and the deep canyon.

Having finished the ride down this valley I got to an end of a fjord that is connected to the sea.
Due to algae this fjord have a very special green color, at certain times of the year water looks as if it is not real.
Now the temperature both in the air and in the sea water was perfect for a swim, and due to the amount of algae there was no burning jellyfishes who are a pester when swimming in the sea during summer.

Clothes off!

A-Bombers 2015, some of the good guys and girls.

OK, OK, I know I have sneaked into a bunch of the pics, but that is because Øyunn took them all.

On our way to the hillclimb, cramped inside a roof chopped 50ìes sedan.

Audun and daughter (in pink dress) came by.

Terje learn to know the locals in Udevalla during our mechanical entertainment session.

OK, a few bike pics too!

Panhead from Copenhagen!

Mechanical entertainment in Udevalla.

Turbo powered HD 45", this was an insane bike!!

Fredrik`s -39 Knuck.

A-Bombers 2015, The ride

OK, things seems to have come out of hand with this blogging.
As I am currently back offshore and the rig seem to work as intended without to much problems, I will try to recapture some of the events where AMcN have been present.
This might not necessarily be in a chronological order, but still.

First out, two pics from our ride down to A-Bombers. I rode my Bessie from south Norway to Oslo where I teamed up with Patrick on his Matchless 500. The two of us rode further down to Østfold where we met Ronald and his friend on their 37 W 45"`s. After crossing the Swedish border Patrick (the foreigner) showed us some great small country roads to ride, at times so small that the Panhead had a problem catching up with the three smaller bikes.

Ronald and bikes.

The wild ones in Halden.