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Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Eek Day 10 - Cats, tunnels and a crash

First a little P.S. from the night before...
We where already in our tents, but after hearing some non-riverlike sounds I opened the zipper just enough to stick my head out, only to see a women...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Talking Day 9 - More rain, trolls and a square-wheeled frenchman

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-t369jgC/0/O/Dag9-O.png

The first time I did not have a good night sleep this trip was that night in Geilo, the bed was just way too short :evil
Also...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Damn that actually is very close to where we were...

Damn that actually is very close to where we were :huh
If only I'd known, I would've put a waypoint there...:doh
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Thank you for your comment! I was watching...

Thank you for your comment! I was watching Vikings (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2306299/) before we went on the trip, so I was definitely in the mood to conquer some fjords :evil

Like I said...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 8 - Snow, rain and fog

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-tnzsjkg/0/O/Dag8.png

The road towards Lom is route 55, which starts in the fjords at Sogndal and ends at Lom after crossing the Sognefjellet at 1400...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Day 7 - Cruiseships, snow and back to camping.

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-nkDZc2K/0/O/Dag7.png

We awoke well rested, and the weather was still as perfect as it could be. Would we ever run into any bad days this trip? I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Thank you for the comment! I try to keep 'm...

Thank you for the comment! I try to keep 'm coming, but I started with the goal of one update every other day but right now it's already been two weeks:baldy Time flies when you don't have a lot of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 6 - Mountains, Fjords and Reindeerskin

We both had been a bit cold during the night, that'll teach us to camp so close near a river.
On the other hand, it was refreshing to be cold for once, the days had been very hot so far...
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
When not on vacation, that balance is always on...

When not on vacation, that balance is always on my mind as well :evil


Riding pillion with him on that bike years and years ago made me decide I had to get my license one day, so it'll be a sad...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Picture-heavy entry, won't be the last :evil ...

Picture-heavy entry, won't be the last :evil

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-VpccBk9/0/O/Dag5.png

Last year in Scotland Ben had some temperature-issues with some of the camping...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 4 - Fuel pumps, angry farmers and a very big lake.

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-bw4cRGP/0/O/Dag4.png

After a very good night sleep Ben's K75 decided to give us a second 'I-can-take-whatever-you-throw-at-me-but-beware'-warning. It...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 3 - Mermaids, bridges and Sweden

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-Fz8Z6sq/0/O/Dag3.png

The last time I was near Copenhagen I was on the bridge to Sweden before I knew it, so for this time we took a route through the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 2 - Getting to Scandinavia

It was still raining the next day, and we had been waking up to screaming in the streets throughout the night. Some kind of German holiday maybe? Through the wifi I found out there was a band of rain...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Eek Day 1, 28th of May

http://thijsb.smugmug.com/Travel/Norway-2014/i-zk9jjL5/0/O/Dag1.png

Like last year, we would start the trip in the ascension weekend. I left home for work the day before on a fully loaded bike,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,711
Posted By Thijs_B
Norway June 2014 - Another Father and Son trip

So after the RRs for my Nordkapp trip (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828929) and our Lap of Scotland (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=893753) here's another one :evil

We...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 1,308,353
Posted By Thijs_B
Hey guys, First of all thank you for taking...

Hey guys,

First of all thank you for taking everyone along on your awesome adventures. I've been following you guys for over a year now (not sure if I ever replied in this thread though, shame on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,583
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh I wish you all the best with your trip, have fun!...

I wish you all the best with your trip, have fun! There's going to be a RR when you get back I hope :evil:deal

Next week I'm going back to Norway. This time for a 12 day ride with my father...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,140
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Congratz on a great RR, with amazing photography!...

Congratz on a great RR, with amazing photography! I stole some photos for my wallpaper-folder:evil I also like the closing statement very much, nicely done.

However for me I don't think that last...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,002
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Great thread, subscribed! I'm planning to...

Great thread, subscribed!

I'm planning to ride Iceland coming August / September, so I'll be reading with great interest! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,405
Posted By Thijs_B
Nice RR! I definitely want to go to the...

Nice RR!

I definitely want to go to the Balkans in the not-so-distant future, so I'll be following this with interest :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,583
Posted By Thijs_B
Thank you! So when is yours coming? I'm...

Thank you! So when is yours coming? I'm subscribed and waiting :evil



I'm well aware of that :ear, seems like ages ago, but the memories are still very much alive for me.

Other than the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 1,308,353
Posted By Thijs_B
I've been following your RR for the last couple...

I've been following your RR for the last couple of months, but only casually so.

However I've found myself looking forward to each update, it's a great story!

Keep it up and good luck on your...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,598
Posted By Thijs_B
Looks good! I did the Nordkapp trip last...

Looks good!

I did the Nordkapp trip last year, and I certainly want to do it again someday...

Looking forward to the rest of the report, goed bezig!
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 11 and 12 - Doune, Falkirk and the Scottish borders

We started off with a nice Scottish breakfast at the Drovers Inn, after another good sleep. The inn is apparently haunted, but we didn't have any supernatural experiences that night.
But anyway,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Thanks everyone for you kind comments! I have the...

Thanks everyone for you kind comments! I have the post of the last leg of the trip almost finished, I'll hopefully get that online by tomorrow:D.



I get that question often enough... I removed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Talking Day 10 - Fort William, Glencoe and Castle Aargh.

After a good nights rest we set off towards Fort William. We didn't stop in the city (since it was only like 10min into the day's ride) but we made a small detour south to Castle Stalker, better...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Day 9 - Skye and Eilean Donan Castle

The camping was fun, and I had a good nights rest. Ben on the other hand experienced an improvement over last time with his new sleeping bag, but had still been freezing during the night. He had...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 8 - Applecross and camping at the Isle of Skye

During breakfast in Gairloch the weather was still very much overcast, but we watched the skies clear as we ate. When we were finally packed we even got some sunshine. Oh the Scottish weather!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Thanks again for the compliments!:clap The...

Thanks again for the compliments!:clap

The reason I don't really mention the bikes is that their performance is as expected, and were both very much up for the trip. One major difference is that...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 7 - The northwest coast and Ullapool

We stayed the night at Stonechats Croft BnB, run by 'Rocket Ron' as the guy likes to call himself. He didn't have a room in the house available, but something even better… A mobile home!

The view...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Day 6 - Going around the north

We started the day going to Duncansby Head, just to have a look at the north eastern tip of Scotland. There are cliffs and big bird colonies there.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Now you point it out, I can see it too. Thanks...

Now you point it out, I can see it too. Thanks for that :evil. I don't really know how to fix it, if I blur it it doesn't look right and if I sharpen it pulls to the front too much.

I think it's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Day 5 - Northeast coast, John o' Groats

We started of with finding the BMW Motorrad dealership in Inverness. The lead mechanic turned out to be a German, and was kind enough to drop whatever he was working on to have a look at my fathers...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
GO THERE, it's worth it :evil Maybe...

GO THERE, it's worth it :evil



Maybe I'll go back one day, I'll keep this in mind if I do :wave
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Eek Day 4 - Cows, Loch Ness and Inverness

Sleeping next to a river certainly has its advantages, if you can get over the noise of the thing. There is however the noise, and it drops the temperature a couple of degrees, and during the night....
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Cool2 Day 3 - Forth bridges, Braemar and wildcamping

After a full Scottish breakfast (bacon, mmm) we left with dry skies but wet tarmac and headed to Arthurs Seat. Suddenly you leave city traffic and are cruising on a hill/mountain, strange but...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Yeah, the TomTom Rider has an option to record a...

Yeah, the TomTom Rider has an option to record a gps track of a ride. I created one for each day, the very first map of the thread shows the combined result.



Hey Erik! I do know Peter from...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Thumb Day 1 + 2 - IJmuiden to Newcastle, Holy Island and Edinburgh

So the departure date finally came around but we could still sleep in, since the ferry to Newcastle Upon Tyne would depart at the end of the afternoon. Bonus is that the terminal is only a one hour...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,819
Posted By Thijs_B
Laugh Scotland May 2013 - A Father and Son trip.

After I went to the Nordkapp last year, next on the list for me was Scotland. I asked my father to join me, so it would be a nice father & son trip. We ended up riding a little over 3000km in 13...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 29,874
Posted By Thijs_B
Talking Great trip and RR! The alps are high on my...

Great trip and RR!

The alps are high on my to-do list, and this RR only strengthens my resolve to go there! And although I'm not a very big fan of HDR, you created a unique look in your...
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