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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Thanks Jake, I really should get this...

Thanks Jake, I really should get this finished.....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-01-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,176
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Great RR, wonderful colours in the rocks, thanks....

Great RR, wonderful colours in the rocks, thanks. What is the best time of year to go there on a bike?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
That night the telephone booking office had...

That night the telephone booking office had closed so I called my wife and she was able to book me on to the next mornings ferry for Bodo online. All I had to do was show the reference number she had...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,834
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Great stuff Owen

Great stuff Owen
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-23-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Hopefully we can get some Norwegians to answer ...

Hopefully we can get some Norwegians to answer
The grass roof problem. I would think it was insulation originally
But nowadays with modern building materials it's probably
A style choice or maybe...
Forum: Europe 10-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,343
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Does it have a pub?

Does it have a pub?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Hi Stanbloke, its been a while, wish I could do...

Hi Stanbloke, its been a while, wish I could do the Stella Alpina every year....
Shipping Ireland to Rygge, Norway and back was 700euro return. Very well done and handy to Rygge airport for the...
Forum: Europe 10-19-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,343
Posted By ChubbyThumper
That's one I haven't been to yet, passed the...

That's one I haven't been to yet, passed the turnoff a few times....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-19-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Next day I rode 75mls to see Svolvaer. There is a...

Next day I rode 75mls to see Svolvaer. There is a book (Into the light) in which an American family sailed there and overwintered on a small steel yacht. The town itself is quite nice but didn't...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,731
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Thank you, I would love to see Preikestolen for...

Thank you, I would love to see Preikestolen for myself although I wouldn't go as close to the edge as you :eek1
Forum: Photos 10-09-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,233
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Not yet, this is an oldie. I do remember the...

Not yet, this is an oldie. I do remember the roads being clear and dry, lots of salt of course but that doesn't stop a 640ADV....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-07-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Cheers FotoTex we did a cruise there also, thats...

Cheers FotoTex we did a cruise there also, thats where the inspiration came to go back and do it on a bike. I was able to work overtime to get the extra leave required and funding.

From the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Thanks YRU and Owen. Hi Bob, its been a...

Thanks YRU and Owen. Hi Bob, its been a while..... no Marmottes this trip but we did have a run in with some reindeer. Pics later.
Forum: Photos 10-05-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,135
Views: 822,600
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Donegal ireland

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/UKKTM/i-vwtSrLD/0/L/IMG_0257-L.jpg (http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/UKKTM/i-vwtSrLD/A)
Forum: Europe 10-04-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,670
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Well done Paul/Louis and great pics Nicky :clap

Well done Paul/Louis and great pics Nicky :clap
Forum: Photos 10-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 47,233
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Elliotts hill from the Battery Inn near...

Elliotts hill from the Battery Inn near Ballymena. Right the summers over lets have a decent winter,,bring it on

...
Forum: Photos 10-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,287
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Elliots hill near Ballymena, N Ireland ...

Elliots hill near Ballymena, N Ireland

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/GSer-stuff/i-Npnh7jv/0/XL/IMG_8122-XL.jpg
Forum: Photos 10-04-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 824,401
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Ascending R258 to Grotli Norway ...

Ascending R258 to Grotli Norway

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-Norway-2014/Roadrun-Norway/i-LWzwsqj/0/X3/d4%20258%203_5532-X3.jpg


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,835
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Really enjoyed that thanks. I do like to know...

Really enjoyed that thanks. I do like to know where the pics have been taken as they are inspirational,,,
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By ChubbyThumper
good start keep it coming :clap

good start keep it coming :clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-04-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Route 12 going west from Mo I Rana to join 17 ...

Route 12 going west from Mo I Rana to join 17

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-Norway-2014/Roadrun-Norway/i-McwHFrR/0/L/d6%20after%20mo%20i%20rana_5887-L.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-04-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Grong to Mo I Rana is a pleasant run, don't let...

Grong to Mo I Rana is a pleasant run, don't let anyone tell you the E6 is boring. You can join route 17 from the turn off North of Mossjoen but David Rynhart of <!-- m -->http://www.overlanders.ie...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-04-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
That night I wild camped on the seashore beside a...

That night I wild camped on the seashore beside a stream. The drizzle didn't keep the midgies away so I got the tent zipped up as quickly as possible and the cooker going in the small porch area....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-28-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Thanks Famous. One of the highlights of my trip,...

Thanks Famous. One of the highlights of my trip, I had two targets, one to see the Eagles at Smøla and the other to reach Lofoten
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-27-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
There was an eagle eye kept on us until finally...

There was an eagle eye kept on us until finally out of sight.

If you are interested in doing this visit the website

http://www.smolanaturopplevelser.no/ (http://www.smolanaturopplevelser.no/)
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-27-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
The evening went on and light started drawing in....

The evening went on and light started drawing in. When we saw lightning in the distant hills and the beginning of a rain shower we called it a day,
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-27-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-...

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-Norway-2014/Roadrun-Norway/i-tt94jmg/0/X3/E12_5762-X3.jpg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-...

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-Norway-2014/Roadrun-Norway/i-tFXRLJp/0/L/E5_5724-L.jpg (http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-Norway-2014/Roadrun-Norway/i-tFXRLJp/A)
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
The photo session got under way. I started with a...

The photo session got under way. I started with a cropped sensor canon 50D

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-Norway-2014/Roadrun-Norway/i-Gh9Z65C/0/L/e2_5468-L.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-27-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
It wasn't long before we were being checked out ...

It wasn't long before we were being checked out

http://chubbypix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-run-Norway-2014/Roadrun-Norway/i-wm5zhfx/0/L/e1_5413-L.jpg...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-27-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Thanks I'll have to google that location to see...

Thanks I'll have to google that location to see what the attraction is..............

Across a few bridges joining the islands in Kristiansund two short ferries and I was on the island of Smøla....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-26-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,746
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Enjoyed that thanks

Enjoyed that thanks
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
After the leisurely morning it was saddle up and...

After the leisurely morning it was saddle up and head into the harbour at nearby Kristiansund (not to be confused with Kristiansand much farther south) to visit the boatbuilding museum. It was easy...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Next morning was sunny and warm. I had a few lazy...

Next morning was sunny and warm. I had a few lazy hours to wander around Lysø camping and take some pics. There is free coffee and wifi on the decking so I also got caught up with messages and photos...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-24-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Excellent, thank you. I would love to go back and...

Excellent, thank you. I would love to go back and see that and Trollstigen.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
From sea level at Geiranger it was back up into...

From sea level at Geiranger it was back up into the cloud and rain past Eagles bend <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
I drove through a mothballed ski resort which...

I drove through a mothballed ski resort which looked depressing and did not merit any pics. At least you have the reassurance that, should you break down, there will be some traffic on this road...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
Cheers Gav, its a bit like Iceland, even Ireland....

Cheers Gav, its a bit like Iceland, even Ireland. Great when it aint raining.
Forum: Europe 09-17-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,161
Posted By ChubbyThumper
You've a great way with the words Jim. Well...

You've a great way with the words Jim.
Well done to all of you.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,393
Posted By ChubbyThumper
And on to the 258 which had been recommended by...

And on to the 258 which had been recommended by Liv. There is a shorter route but its via a long tunnel and I was here for the scenery…
Turn off just before the tunnel avoiding the hotel which has...
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