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Old 05-24-2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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Just moved to Oslo, Norway and looking for some local trails to ride as well as any must-ride locales in the country. Planning on doing the bulk if riding in July, but will be here a little over a year. Any insider tips are greatly appreciated!
As for me, riding a 13 CRF250L with the 305cc big bore kit. Fairly new to the dual sport scene, but have been riding asphalt for the past 16 years.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
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Can you read Norwegian? If look for OTC, Off-road touring club. They are both on Facebook and a forum.
They will have a little bigger event later this summer.

Gravel in Norway can be a little bit tricky because it's many private roads.

If you have little more time or a weekend Vämland in Sweden i great.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info! I can read norwegian so I'll have to give otc a try... Who knows, maybe I'll find myself in Sweden this summer too
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
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give me a shout if you are planning on coming to vestlandet, i live on stord
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:39 AM   #5
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Just moved to Oslo, Norway and looking for some local trails to ride as well as any must-ride locales in the country. Planning on doing the bulk if riding in July, but will be here a little over a year. Any insider tips are greatly appreciated!
As for me, riding a 13 CRF250L with the 305cc big bore kit. Fairly new to the dual sport scene, but have been riding asphalt for the past 16 years.
Keep in mind that it is illegal to ride outside of "roads" (meaning single track and logging tracks) in Norway. NOK 15 000,- fine if caught.

But there are lots of gravel roads. Like puuh_racing says, many are private and gated (often just a chain), but many are toll roads. Pay anything from 0-30 for a bike. Alot are also public roads and are usually clearly marked on maps.

The annual OTC gathering "Bukkerittet" is usually a good place to meet like-minded people, though most bikes are 600cc and up.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:53 AM   #6
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i didnt know about the whole fine thing for riding on grusveg, i have only lived here a couple of years, there doesnt seem to be so many police where i live
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:47 AM   #7
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"Grusveg" or gravel road is ok, you won't get fined as long as it's considered a road, paved or not doesn't make a difference, but the depth of the tracks in the mud can. If you can't drive a normal family car there it's considered off road, but it's up to the cop on site to decide.
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