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Old 07-16-2010, 09:47 PM   #91
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I've really enjoyed the report and the pictures. Keep them coming!
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #92
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really enjoying following your ride. I am so impressed by single women that do trips like this solo, Ride safe and have the time of your life... till your next awesome trip !!!!
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:00 AM   #93
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Hi All!

Thanks for your posts!


Quick update of the last 3 days (and then some pics, of course! )



15th July: Molsjoen – Oppdal (538 Km).
E6 was a bit stressing (too much traffic) so I left it as soon as I could.
In Grong took road 17 (it was like riding in the Swiss Jura!) and from there took road 720 up to Rorvik. Gorgeous road this last one! Pity it started to rain...
Took the ferry from Rorvik to Flakk, avoided Trondheim thanks to back road 707 and got to Oppdal via E6.
The last E6 stretch was a pain. Raining, lots of traffic that were spraying muddy water, speed controls, my left knee was aching... Ouf!
But I made it to Oppdal, my goal for that day and got a very nice appartment there.
Had a delicious salmon portion for dinner (the Lofoten one I buy in Coop!) and got to bed early, because next day I was going to be hiking in Dovrefjel, home of the Musk Oxes!!!




16th of July: Hiking in Dovrefjel (Heidi had a rest!)
No motorbike today.
Hiking in Dovrefjel (guided hike) to spot musk oxes.
Gorgeous landscape, gorgeous weather (a bit windy, but good because it frightened all bugs), great group (I was adopted by a Norwegian family – the two daughters were so nice and cute!!!)... And we saw some musk oxes!!! (from a security distance – not to disturb the animals).
They were massive!!! And cuuute!!! I wanted to hug them!!!
We also saw a group of nice Icelandic horses. They were beautiful! And some of them really sociable!
We were back to Oppdal late afternoon.
Filled Heidi with oil and bougth a new bottle (had finished the 'posh' Castrol I had).
At night I joined a moose safari. At the beginning was a bit boring, but then we started spotting mooses and everything went much better.
Went to bed around 2 AM.
Great day!!!




17th July: Oppdal - Lom (plus road 55 stretch) – 282 Km
Woke up late.
Took it easy for breakfast, packing...
E6 from Oppdal to Otta. Expected another traffic nightmare, but was completely mistaken!
Few traffic and nice views.
In Otta took road 15 direction Lom.
Beautiful!
Got a hotel in Lom (expensive!) and decided to do road 55 (Sognefjellet). Considered one of the nicest roads in Norway.
Oh my God!!!
What a landscape!!! Had to stop every few meters to take pictures!!!
Awesome!!!
I spent some time sitting next to a stream listening the water flow... That was peace...
With so many pics and stops it took me a while to get to the top (just 50 Km but I invested hours!).
Temp was going down (10ºC less than in Lom) and started getting windy so decided to come back to Lom the same way (was going to take too long if I did a complete loop finishing 55 and taking 5 and 15 again).
What an afternoon! So happy I decided to come back do this road (hadn't had time on my way North).
Once in the hotel, had a warm shower and went out to get something to eat.
I took the opportunity to visit Lom's stave church. Was closed, but the building & graveyard were beautiful! Was very black and you could smell tarr. Then I saw a sign explaining that had been recently 'tarred'.
And that was Saturday!


And now the pics!
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:03 AM   #94
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Pics 15th July (Mosjoen-Oppdal)

E6 road – Riding South:





E6 road – Riding South:





Road 17: Like riding in the Swiss Jura. Even the cows were there:





Road 720: very nice and... quiet!!!





Road 720: very nice and... quiet!!! (now riding along the fiord)





Back in the E6. Getting some food for dinner:





My daily dose of Lofoten salmon. Delicious!!!
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:05 AM   #95
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Pics 16th July (Dovrefjel)

Dovrefjel. Beautiful nationa park and home of the Musk Oxes!





Lichens forming a carpet on the floor.





Dovrefjel:





Dovrefjel:





Male musk ox (my camera can't make miracles...):





Dovrefjel:





Two male musk oxes cooling down in the river:





Icelandic horses grazing quietly:





More oil for Heidi:





Moose (at night, my camera, has even more difficulties...):
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:09 AM   #96
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Pics 17th July (Oppdal-Lom-Road 55 stretch-Lom)

Road 15, somewhere between Otta and Vagamo:





Road 15, somewhere between Otta and Vagamo:





Road 15, somewhere between Otta and Vagamo:





Road 55 (Sognefjellet):





Road 55 (Sognefjellet):





Road 55 (Sognefjellet):





It was cold!





Road 55 (Sognefjellet):





Road 55 (Sognefjellet):





Road 55 (Sognefjellet):





This is me!





Road 55 (Sognefjellet) - Fantestein:





Road 55 (Sognefjellet) - Fantestein:





Road 55 (Sognefjellet) - Fantestein:





Road 55 (Sognefjellet) – Fantestein:





Road 55 (Sognefjellet) – Fantestein:





Our hotel in Lom:





Lom's Stave church:





Detail of Lom's Stave church:
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:33 AM   #97
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fjords kick ass
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:51 AM   #98
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What a beautiful travel....great landscape and great will to do it by yourself......
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:14 AM   #99
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #100
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Great pictures & ride report.

You have an eye for taking good pictures.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:43 PM   #101
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Quote:
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You have an eye for taking good pictures.
That's very easy in Norway!
Everything is so beautiful!
Great country, I'm so glad I came!
Cheers,
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:48 PM   #102
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Incredible shots! Love that area, especially along 15 and Vågå
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:54 PM   #103
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hehe i was in lom 4 weeks back and looks liek we stayed at the same hotell. looks liek you had a awsome trip but you realy need to turn around and go back down the west coast. -bergen-stavanger-kristiansand. its some of the best parts of norway. I found Gubrandsdalen down to oslo boring after lom.
have a nice trip on and hopfully the weather is improving.


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Old 07-18-2010, 05:29 PM   #104
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Very nice!

Looks like you're having a GREAT time!

Thanks for sharing, Mark H.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:22 AM   #105
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keep it coming....
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