The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. norseXL

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    243 to Aurland is best option, if closed you can go down again and take the tunnel. If vikafjellet is closed you must take the ferry back again the way you came.
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    Sorry fishing intervened!! Photos courtesy of Wild Ginger!!

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    We’ll take a look at website and road in AM!

    Worst case we ride the world’s longest tunnel!
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    Thawing out in Voss! We gave the mountain a good go this morning but the temperature and ice on the road saw us turnabout at the top!

    Pictures to follow!
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    Pics as promised! We started out full of love and hope and even met the men putting in snow poles! They lied!!

    It was fukn freezing! The road was covered in ice and it was snowing!

    But the scenery was INCREDIBLE!

    So green and gentle on the way up!

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    Then it got cold!
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    And colder!
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    Really quiet cold!!
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    So we spun around and hit 50 tunnels back to Bergen!

    So much more civilised!!

    This was a big one!

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    Popped out here!

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    We found an old farming village!

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    Love this place Bergen is a nice city!!

    Essential Viking riding gear, easily available!!

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    The old port area!
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    BOTD time ... we found the BEST bar in Bergen!
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    Julie pretending vodka is water!!
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    We returned to the best bar and also visited the local booze shop! There are only two (2) Beer shops in Norway’s 3rd biggest city! (How the F does that work ... there are 3 in 2 kms of where we live!)! Anyway

    BOTD shots!

    Jesus, Beer is expensive here! This Aussie beer is made 5’kms from where we live, but at 100NOK was a bridge too far!! A JV with local. Norwegian brewery.

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    I did drink these puppies!
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    Bergen is lovely even when it’s shutting down for winter and raining!

    We visited the art gallery to see the Norwegians paintings this am! Ed Munch, Weird and good!

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    His famous Screams!
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    We rode the funicular!
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    Julie was trolled!
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    Sadly, this gave me pleasure!
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    Our fav bar in Bergen “Folk oh Robere”
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    Fun at the local bar (so good!)!

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    Before returning home for BOTD!

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    Amazingly we found this beer made 5km from where we live in the bottle shop!

    @NOK100 I was happy not to buy!

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    Opps some duplication! Beers working!
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    Congrats on javelin gold medal in the world championship tonight
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    Super chilled day today, but sadly J has to go home as her Dad is sick. She managed to get a flight from Oslo to Sydney so we’ll head there tomorrow!

    Bummer!

    Some random pics from our day!! Visit g museums and local sites!

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    I love this sign!
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    Old Bergen museum....
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    Fish museum!
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    Classic Bergan!
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    Sorry to hear about the bad news, hope you get a good ride to Oslo, wich route you planning?
    There's a moderate chance of snow both over Haukeli and Filefjell tomorrow.
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    Bummer about J's father. What a dampener to an otherwise great time you guys have been enjoying. I hope it is not too serious.
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