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Old 06-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #16
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I'm in.

How about some bike info?
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- KTM 990 Adventure Dakar - stock other than Akras and a few pannier mods
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:23 PM   #17
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Are you going through Kungsbacka? It is just south of Gothenburg.

A friend of mine owns a nice cafe/restaurant there. It is called "Ester"

Say hello to the owner for me... Have an awesome trip.

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:08 AM   #18
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #19
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We're running
- BMW 1200GSA with quite a few touring mods - I'll let my friend talk about it
- KTM 990 Adventure Dakar - stock other than Akras and a few pannier mods
Thanks!

Also, if it would not be too much of a bother, it would be of interest to us backwards Colonist here on this side of the pond if you would explain traffic signals/signs/road markings and road conditions as you go.
Cheers and have a great safe trip!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:22 PM   #20
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Day 3: Norway!

Here's how far we got today


We got the 10am ferry from Hirtshals - clearly a popular option for bikers



Using the two hour crossing to our advantage:


Norway! Onwards.




So far everything was going great. Then a quick stop for this photo:


Just after that photo, the skies opened and we got drenched:




Taking shelter in a bus stop (!) we checked of the forecast, revealing that the rest of the day would be wet and overcast.


The start of our trip was meant to be very scenic. Part of the plan was to ride to Lysebotn via the high pass and take on the hairpins, but with poor conditions for both riders and cameras, we're taking an early tactical break to enjoy this tomorrow:


Plan B - wait out the weather. Tomorrow looks clear. Here's our hostel 'room' for tonight:



And in the meantime...




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Old 06-25-2013, 11:39 AM   #21
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Sorry about the weather...

Local weather forecast here: http://pent.no/forecast/Lysebotn;59.05560;6.65044
Just enter the place in the box "Søk etter sted" (search for location) and pick the one you're looking for.

It'll show you the forecast from both the major weather companies; YR.no is the government run site who gives your the forecast on NRK tv and Storm is a private company that has the weather for the other national broadcaster; TV2.

If both predict the same you'll know, otherwise you'll just have to choose which one to believe

Be careful in roundabouts and turns in general around gas stations, many trucks usually spill quite alot of diesel right after they've filled up and it's slippery as fuck when it rains. Also watch for buses and trucks in the hairpins and switchbacks. You'll lose. Every time.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #22
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Definitely subscribed. Looking forward to the rest and hoping the weather improves for you.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #23
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Day 4

Trip log:


We were waiting out the weather yesterday, was it the right decision? Yes!

Heading to Lysebotn:






















Once we got there the weather closed in...




But that doesn't stop us!


































And another hostel for the night:

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #24
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Awesome ride and pictures Martin....just wondering if Stace is producing an alternative video diary :)
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #25
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Day 5.

Here's our trip log. A great day, no rain - lots of twisties, snow, and gravel.


Every road trip in Norway seems to involve a ferry





















Found a little guy in my radiator - not dead, simply pining for the fjords.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #26
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Awesome trip and fantastic photos thanks so much for sharing
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #27
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"Found a little guy in my radiator - not dead, simply pining for the fjords."

Lovely plumage.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:27 AM   #28
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Saw you at the Ace Cafe, in fact we sat at the same table as you when we turned up having just ridden up from the eurotunnel. Looks like an interesting trip, have a safe ride! Andy.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:55 AM   #29
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Subscribed! Makes me want to go back and do the full round circuit
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #30
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Day 6:

Here's our track log:


We started off with a nice climb at Geiranger:







Then we took on the Trollstiegen:






We rode the Altantic highway:





Rode some more past Trondheim:









Finished off the day with some wild camping.




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