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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:00 AM
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Posted By XC Rider
Monday, August 4th, 2014. Hirtshals, DK to Vejle,...

Monday, August 4th, 2014. Hirtshals, DK to Vejle, DK. Highlights: amazing pork loin sandwich and the Uno family!

The plan for today was simple. First, swing through Odder to go by the hot dog...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:20 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
:lol3 It's truly sad how we in the US often...

:lol3 It's truly sad how we in the US often take a good idea and push it past the ridiculous.

Yeah this place is in no way, shape, or form handicap accessible. But I think most anyone can make...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Sandnes, Norway to...

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Sandnes, Norway to Hirtshals, Denmark. Rain, more rain, and some torrential rain! Chance encounter with some Belgian (and 1 Dutch) bikers with mechanical troubles.

Woke...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. Stavanger to Sandnes....

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. Stavanger to Sandnes. Short day mileage wise, but full of excitement and good luck!

Woke up in the morning glad that it was not raining; we did get some rain during the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Friday, August 1st, 2014. Driving south in...

Friday, August 1st, 2014. Driving south in Norway, ending up in Stavanger. Recap: morning rain, afternoon sunshine, slight drizzle in the afternoon, and a chance encounter with a guy from Finland...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Me too! It's kinda nice to be going through the...

Me too! It's kinda nice to be going through the pictures and posting them up a week or two after having gone through there; you get to relive the moment.

Another update coming up shortly! :deal...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Thursday, July 31st, 2014. Rolling south through...

Thursday, July 31st, 2014. Rolling south through Norway. Highlights of the day: the Atlantic Roadway, and the Trollstigen road!

After a restful night's sleep I awoke to partly cloudy skies. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 322
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Posted By XC Rider
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. In Norway, heading...

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014. In Norway, heading south, some distance past Trondheim.

Woke up to greyish skies and knew that it was simply a matter of time before the rain came so I packed up and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
I had the same thought multiple times along the...

I had the same thought multiple times along the way this summer George. Just goes to show how blessed we are with the areas with have to ride! :deal

Yep, hard to believe that it's almost time to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. Ramberg on the Lofoten...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014. Ramberg on the Lofoten archipelago, ferry to Bodo on the mainland and heading south!

Woke up to cloudy skies, but no rain for the time being. Within a short bit I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 322
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Posted By XC Rider
Monday, July 28th, 2014. Tromso to the Lofoten...

Monday, July 28th, 2014. Tromso to the Lofoten archipelago of Norway.

So I woke up bright and early this morning; after all my whole reason for coming to Tromso was to find a new front tire, so I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Hey Jeff. Similar, yes, but it's not the same. I...

Hey Jeff. Similar, yes, but it's not the same. I found that the arctic region in Alaska and Canada invoked a much greater sensation of being "out there"; you truly felt far removed from civilization...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-17-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By XC Rider
Congrats Skippii! :clap:clap

Congrats Skippii! :clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Just a quick note to let everyone know I'm alive...

Just a quick note to let everyone know I'm alive and doing well. I'm in Belgium and visiting family that I have not seen in a while so RR updates are on the back burner for the time being. However I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-14-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 28,978
Posted By XC Rider
Wow! You sir are an artist! :clap. Can't wait...

Wow! You sir are an artist! :clap. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Burfjord to Tromso. A...

Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Burfjord to Tromso. A beautiful ride down to Tromso under clear, blue skies!

Being very well rested, I woke up nice and early, ready to tackle anything that came my way...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Saturday, July 26th, 2014. A day of rest in...

Saturday, July 26th, 2014. A day of rest in Burfjord, Norway.

I decided to take a day off to rest and recuperate here in Burfjord. My two reasons for doing this were: 1) I currently had free...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Spending a day or two in Munster, Germany with...

Spending a day or two in Munster, Germany with some former students of mine. Spent the morning enjoying a nice walk around the city and checking out the sights. Will try and get an update or two put...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Hi Ard & Tess! A huge thank you to the both of...

Hi Ard & Tess! A huge thank you to the both of you for your hospitality! The invites I get from people I meet on my travels are always the highlights of my trips that I remember years later. Made it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Monday, July 25th, 2014. North to Nordkapp,...

Monday, July 25th, 2014. North to Nordkapp, Norway and then back south a little ways past Alta.

Woke up bright and early, more than likely because I knew that I was just shy of 300 kilometers from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Yep; luckily though I don' think the mosquitoes...

Yep; luckily though I don' think the mosquitoes are as bad up here in Sweden & Norway as they were up Alaska.



Yeah, a little longer than normal this trip, but nothing I haven't done before....
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
It's a beautiful sunny day here in Germany today,...

It's a beautiful sunny day here in Germany today, but I have only a few hundred kilometers to get to my destination today so I'm going to take advantage of the WiFi here this morning and churn out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. Storvik, Sweden to...

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. Storvik, Sweden to some points north in Sweden. Highlight of the day: miles and miles of dirt and gravel roads! :ricky

Woke up and had a few cups of coffee with my bro...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. Just another day...

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014. Just another day hanging out in Storvik.

So I ended up hanging out another day in Storvik. Like I said my buddy Hasse has a bike and we'd been talking about him joining...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Monday, July 21st, 2014. A trip to a local copper...

Monday, July 21st, 2014. A trip to a local copper mine and riding around in Sweden.

The really cool part about meeting up with my buddy Hasse is that just over a year ago, he got his motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Sunday, July 20th, 2014. Destination, Storvik,...

Sunday, July 20th, 2014. Destination, Storvik, Sweden to meet up with an old friend.

Seeing as how I was pushing the envelope with my choice of camping spot for the night, I woke up bright and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Southern Sweden. ...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Southern Sweden.

Woke up to another beautiful, sun-shiny day! No special plan for the day other than to keep heading north. Having gone to sleep rather early, I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Friday, July 18th, 2014. Odense, DK to somewhere...

Friday, July 18th, 2014. Odense, DK to somewhere in Sweden. Highlights: the little mermaid in Copenhagen, and the ability to legally wild camp anywhere in Sweden!

Unfortunately Camila once again...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
On the outskirts of Hamburg, Germany today....

On the outskirts of Hamburg, Germany today. Stopped early because: 1) I'm in no rush, 2) Ride report is in dire need of an update, and 3)I've been invited to a German ADVrider's house tomorrow a few...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Thursday, July 17th, 2014. Ride around Denmark...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014. Ride around Denmark with Esben, BBQ, and bike night in Odense.

I tell you, it's nice having the luxury of time and hospitable friends. Since Esben didn't have to work...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 322
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Posted By XC Rider
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. Seeing a bit more of...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. Seeing a bit more of Denmark, looking at a bunch of old bikes and cars, and a great dinner with good friends.

Maybe I should have put this in the previous update, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
You two would get along great. I'm trying to get...

You two would get along great. I'm trying to get them to come visit the east coast next time they're over in the USA. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Hanging out in the Burger King in Molde, Norway,...

Hanging out in the Burger King in Molde, Norway, seeking shelter from the rain, recharging camera batteries (it's hard to find a place to plug-in while wild camping!), and uploading pictures. Figured...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Hey Michhub! How's everything out west!? Glad you...

Hey Michhub! How's everything out west!? Glad you found this. And consider this payback for you posting pictures of you riding out west while we were snowed in this winter! :deal:D

Hope you're...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Monday, July 14th, 2014. Germany to Maribo,...

Monday, July 14th, 2014. Germany to Maribo, Denmark. Highlight: the sun makes it's comeback!

Once again, nothing crazy exciting or special; just another good day on the bike, especially since the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Sunday, Julu 13th, 2014. Northern Netherlands to...

Sunday, Julu 13th, 2014. Northern Netherlands to near Hamburg, Germany.

Just another plane Jane day on the road. Nothing special, just taking my time, enjoying the little roads, and riding along...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Saturday, July 12, 2014. Ostend, BE to northern...

Saturday, July 12, 2014. Ostend, BE to northern Netherlands.

Nothing too special about today; just a good day on the road. Found some nice little roads and enjoyed a leisurely pace northwards. It...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Friday, July 11th, 2014. Highlights: Riding...

Friday, July 11th, 2014. Highlights: Riding around Kent with Nick, and the Chunnel Train!

Woke up in the morning and was once again treated to a hot meal courtesy of Nick. After breakfast and a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Thursday, July 10th, 2014. London to Kent...

Thursday, July 10th, 2014. London to Kent (ADVrider Beer's place). Highlights: Some great rain when leaving London! The quaint town of Canterbury and it's cathedral, and a wonderful reception at...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 33,123
Posted By XC Rider
Wow it's been a while since I've put up a new...

Wow it's been a while since I've put up a new update. Sorry, but internet access is not easy to find when you're 'stealth' camping in the wild! :deal However, I'm in Tromso today, and I've got some...
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