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Old 08-09-2010, 08:39 PM   #16
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Awesome ride report. Gorgeous scenery. Neat bike.

Where are the chicks?
Chicks?!?
Ain´t chicks the ones who makes you to do other things like, carpentry, cleaning, buy jewels etc etc.....

Here´s your chick I wouldn´dear more(married)
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:56 PM   #17
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......continue to Trollstigen.






Trollstigen a head










Trollstigen. Z asks -"will I do that V?"







Bridge over the waterfall





Up to the brigde. Z doing well






At the bridge. Z founds couple of buddys to pose with





Now up











Same waterfall again










Waterfall also on the other side





Film: Trollstigen with Z




At the top. Viewplace






To be continue.....behind the Trollstigen
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:45 PM   #18
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....behind the Trollstigen













Now, it can go only downhill









Fog is comming. When it comes, it comes fast








Gudbrantsjuvet. Must stop at this place and check out this area.
Me? I just sit on Z´s saddle







Ferry between Linge(Valldal) and Eidsdal
The ferry takes me to Geiranger, my nightstop







To be continue.......Geiranger
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:45 PM   #19
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this is brilliant!!! really like the translation into english one question would you do it again? am really looking forward to my trip next year now but i have to wait till then
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:59 PM   #20
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this is brilliant!!! really like the translation into english one question would you do it again? am really looking forward to my trip next year now but i have to wait till then
regards stuart
Great! I have difficulty to find the english words, but I feel with your input that I´m doing allright. Big to you

What plans do you have with your trip?
Me self, I really don´t like plans. Important is to have a target with trip. How you will get there....is another thing.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:19 AM   #21
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....to Geiranger





Leave the ferry and some kilometers to Geiranger. Stop at "Örnsvingen", just
before downhill to Geiranger. Örnsvingen is a nice place for great views.
You see the other side of rise up from Geiranger, you can se Geiranger and
of course....the great Geirangerfjorden.






Geiranger. Small village, but usually lot of tourists











Geirangerfjorden









Down to Geiranger it looks twisty on GPS










More Geirangerfjorden








Always big passengerships visiting Geiranger







Geiranger camping. Best place for take a walk in the touristcenterarea






Not first time I´m here.
"My" chear, my table, my view, another beer







.....and walk in the area












To camping and fell in sleep. From here I should now turn back and go home, but.....?!?

....I will ride further



To be continue....
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:13 AM   #22
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Day 4
Geiranger to Lom
http://maps.google.se/maps/ms?hl=sv&...2f8280ec499eb5




Wake up early, it´s raining. Wait and wait and wait. Waiting to rain it stops, but instead
it escalates. Give up and pack all stuff and tent in a wet heap. Everything is wet!

Now the south rise from Geiranger. It´s a long uphill to do for Z and me and Z does very
well. Do some stops after the road and check out where I´m coming from.











Stop at the viewplateu and check out Geiranger down there







I see the camping near the water






The second plateu






Last check before the fog takes over the view







Little bit up









Entrance to Dalsnibba 1500 metres. Costs 80NOK. I really don´t know what I´m doing
there. It´s amazing scenery from there, but today is raining, foggy and the road up is
muddy and slippery


Foggy at the top










Film: Preparing for Dalsnibba

Shorty one







Dalsnibba was to much, I´m wet and freezing. Straight ahead to Lom. It´s early
afternoon and I hire a cottage.
Instead of riding today I start to drink beer.
Warming up my frozen soal, drink beer and dry up everything, includind the tent.




Nice cottage



Lom roundabout. Weekend and sunny weather here are lot of tourists and others passing.





Felt sorry for Z. If I had room in the cottage.....?
Well, nice afternoon and evening. Just take it easy, take walks and drink beer. Even the
rain stoped. I get in the bed early




From Lom is my turn back home next day, but..........??


To be continue...........................
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:07 AM   #23
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this would do great in ride reports, but you are welcome to keep it here if ya like.

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Old 08-10-2010, 02:52 PM   #24
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The art of travel

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What plans do you have with your trip?
Me self, I really don´t like plans. Important is to have a target with trip. How you will get there....is another thing.
You know how to travel, mate.

Thoroughly inspiring journey you're taking---I
look forward to every post/pic/video along the way.

And I love that shot of your glass of Carlsberg, my favorite beer in the whole wide world!

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Old 08-10-2010, 08:31 PM   #25
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Angryscot: thank you :o) .... and thank you for keeping me here

Zagando: I drink only beer, so every beer is my favourite, as long is not to dark. First beer is mostly a desperate on, then I get to a taster

Of course....Carlsberg is a good beer
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:28 PM   #26
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Day 5

Lom to Odda
http://maps.google.se/maps/ms?hl=sv&...4db3228fc76abb



Today was my turn back home. Instead I go to opposite direction. It happens often
to me :o)
Day starts with little bit rain and fog. At the roundabout I ride round two-three times
around.....wich direction???? ....and turn southwest.



Jotunheim coming. Have ride this roads on motorcycle many times and on, not going
on so fast thing, I´m surprised all that small things I´ve missed before.

Beginning of Jotunheim






I decide to do a shortcut(not in time) over the road Turtagrö. Just before downhill and
turning from Turtagrö, there are great scenerys. I know I can see the road climbing up after
Turtagröroad, but......todays fog don´t let me see nothing.




Turned on the Turtagrö.






Going uphill. Foggy





Same place one minute later. The fog moves fast.





Almost at the top




Down now....or doesn´t it looks there are more climbing? It´s five years since I was here






Technology has become also to Turtagrö. Just pull your Visacard. Last time I rode here
you have to put money in an envelope






Down now. Out of gas. Weather is chanching now, warm and sunny is coming. Need that,
unfortenly the fog destroyed Jotunhem and Turtagrö :o(







Lot of small cosy meanders downhill.






Stop and think..........




.........going now for the Laerdalstunnel. I know that I have abaout 70 kms tunnel to
do,(.....*hosth*) longest is the Laerdalstunnel, 24,5 kms.
Little bit worried to how the cars will take my slow ride through the tunnels.
Am I in way of theme??



.....to be continue....tunnels wich takes me to Hardangervidda and Odda
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:53 PM   #27
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Fine Report

This is one fine report. thanks for your epic well Photographed travels it make one want to make the trip.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:19 PM   #28
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Nice windburn :o)




......continue

The tunnels, my worries



First long one, Laerdaltunnel 24,5 kms.
Wide and straight, this one gives me no problems






There are three parkingplaces in the tunnel. Blue lights in theme, from distance before
they look like ranbows.






Film: Z parks in the Laerdalstunnel

Shorty one, you don´t even manage to turn it off before it ends





Tunnel ends. Took me almost 45 minutes to get through it. Laerdaltunnel is fairly new
with good ventilation and didn´t feel much from exhaustfumes





Heavy stuff! Strange when very big passangerboats turns up middle of nowhere in
the fjords?!?







Passing thrue many small tunnels. I learn to look behind, stop....and wait
until there are no cars comming. Sometimes I´m in way anyway, but the
cars are very kind and patient.
Instead I feel from the smog. Tunnel uphill where a big diesellorry has
drive........
One long tunnel more, Gudvannstunnel, this one 11,4 kms







Middle of nowhere again, in a small village, a BIG vikingfestival, checked out
it a while







Keep on forward to Odda




....after small nice roads










I´m riding a moped, so we both can drive at same time






Ferry from Bruravik, it takes me to area of Hardangervidda





My new hobby, founding free internetaccess. Here´s one outside a guesthouse :o)






Camping Odda







Take a walk berore bed. State that tomorrow will I follow this mountain.
Låtefossen, famous waterfall, is also not far away





Next day....continue to Låtefossen
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:02 PM   #29
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Talking Nice ride

Thats an awsome ride! That is a long way at a top speed of 42 Kph! That scoot must have some restrictions, as 60-65 kph would be average for a regular Honda 50 cc scoot. But you get to see a lot more cruising at that speed rather than flying down the road at 105 kph. Those are great pictures, and it looks like an amazing ride! I would love to ride that ride!
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:53 PM   #30
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btcn thank you!
Yes, swedish restriction for scoots are 52 kms/h. But you are allowed to ride only 45.

Thes swedish Zoomer(Ruckus) have restriction at 45 on speedo. GPS shows the speed 42.


Zoomer is a strong maskin, 4 hp. They say that Z do 45, matyer if it´s up....or down. That´s not true! :o)
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