Gone fishing

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by andrerav, May 8, 2011.

  1. andrerav

    andrerav Adventurer

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    There's a first time for everything, including ride reports (:

    After enjoying the flu for what seems like a month (actually a week and a half) I broke out my old fishing rod and took my queen for a ride along the mid-norwegian coast line.

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    She has some simple mods like MRA windscreen, H4 bulbs, tooltubes all around, and some nifty electric gadgetry (which is still work in progress). I have also added a self-inflating pillow to increase the peg-seat distance. The tripmeter is dead though, pending new capacitors to see if that helps.

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    Not the most interesting scenery in Norway, but adequate for me who hasn't seen the outside of my apartment for days.

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    I don't think WD40 is gonna cut it.

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    Old industrial houses and abandoned docks.

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    This is my cod rig (I actually caught a cod at this dock, but I forgot to photograph it).

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    I believe this is some old german fortification? Not quite sure.

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    The rail runs around the islet into some bunker installation (there were some people there so I was polite enough not to photograph them).

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    Mr. porpoise says good bye after chasing away all the fish. Well good riddance, I had already caught dinner.

    All in all a perfect feel-good trip. The queen felt good after doing some suspension adjustments. She's 18 years old, after all. I hope everyone here had a nice weekend, I sure did (:
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  2. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    more?
    denamrk and norway are two wonderful places for me!!
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  3. alekkas

    alekkas Long timer

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    Nice. I always traveled with a pole in my past. Still do sometimes.

    Last summer, I was coming home from a two night stay on the mississippi. Hot day, so I pull into a country bar for a quick cold one. On the way out, I see all the Harley guys come over to look at my Kawasaki Fake harley. I'm thinking they were making fun of the Jap bike. Instead, when I get there, they seemed amazed I have the pole on the bike. Dude, you catch anything???

    However, our waters around here are nowhere near a beautiful as your pics. Thanks for posting and reminding me of a fun trip.
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  4. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Beautiful Country. I'd love to visit someday.

    Those anchors look like 17th Century? I recently saw a bunch just like those found on the bottom of the Zuider Zee in Holland.
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  5. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    great photograpyh!! :clap
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  6. andrerav

    andrerav Adventurer

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    Thanks for your comments guys, hopefully I will get my photography workflow running from here on out and post more reports this year.

    @Rhino081460: thanks!

    @dave6253: I don't think those anchors are that old, although I cannot know for sure. They are very rusted though, I'd guess there's not much actual iron left.

    @alekkas: travelling with a fishing rod has its advantages and disadvantages. You can catch dinner, and you can completely blow your schedule at the same time.

    @seriousracer: hopefully there will be more (: There are plenty spectacular places to ride around here (especially back home in Nordfjord), so my next reports will probably be more interesting than this one.
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  7. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Great pictures of a country I'll probably never see except though ride reports such as your. Thanks for the time and effort to share.
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  8. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    just go you will not regret it.
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