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Old 07-23-2008, 05:36 AM   #1
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The chief bluesmoke travels far north..

Last year we (my 1944 indian chief and myself) went to Iceland, and a ride report was posted here after the trip.

From a bad start of the riding season, with delays and a troublesome transmission, everything got sorted in early July.
After longing for the open road for months and months, I just loaded up the indian and headed north on tuesday july 8th.
Actually I got the flu the night before, so I waited until 1400 to start my travel. Really I should have stayed at home, not feeling well at all.
But sooo fed up by the small hometown....
I've been to the north of Norway several times, and worked there as an officer for 1,5 year. I love the nature and the friendly people up there.

Since I left late and was not feeling well, I only rode some 475 kilometers the first night. And stayed at my brother in law's grandmother's house.
She is 90 years old, and still drives a car! She knows lot's of stories from the ww2 and earlier.

At the Aukrust museum in Alvdal. Abroad he's probably best known for the Pinchcliffe Grand Prix movie (

The next day I first had to ride back to Tynset to replace the front brake cable that broke the night before.
After one hour of ride or so, I reached RÝros. One of the Unesco World heritage towns. RÝros is known for the copper production, and the buildings and remains of the copper production still stands today.
I spent several hours in the narrow streets and the museum.

Big piles of remains from the copper production

The museum with the church behind

Old houses

The old pharmacy

Ride reports:
The "Chief bluesmoke" travels far north ..(71 degrees north):
The "Chief bluesmoke" do Iceland :
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