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Yes it's that time of year again.
I'm off to Norway for a short ride around Hardangervidda.
http://goo.gl/maps/npoJ8

Ride report with pictures will follow, and if any of you Norwegian guys from the area sees a green/white Softail Heritage, stop him and say hello!


/Kjell
 

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just popping out for a paper then :D
 

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Pictures here: http://s917.photobucket.com/user/CriticalKjell/library/Norway june 2014?sort=2&page=1


First day:
http://goo.gl/maps/Vs3Qv
Seven of us started out the day before, but the remaining five started one day late.

As usual I choose the high route Fv651 by the Gausta peak.
Highest point on the road is 1260 meters above sea level.














After checking in at the youth hostel and eating a quick dinner me and of the others rode back up the hills to meet one of the guys that came late.
+ 3 degrees, light rain and winds up to 20 meters/second prevented any sunbathing...





After Peter turned up, we took the windling road back to Rjukan and a good night sleep.
 

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Second day.

Weather is fantastic. However we had problems deciding where to go, so the group devided in to two groups, and we said goodbye each other and drove of.
My group decided to try and drive up on Hardangervidda.
Programmed the route in the Satnav and set off.
When the real climbing occurred the road changed from Tarmac to gravel.
Approaching a road gate we were stopped by a guy working for "Norsk Vegvesen" that informed us that the road was closed due to urgent needs of reparation since the road had been badly damaged by snow melting this spring.

I said I wanted to try anyway, and the guy just looked at my bike and shrug his head and opened the gate for us.
http://goo.gl/maps/yEfCG
Axel on his BMW R80G/S Paris Dakar had a minor spill as he and Peter on his Transalp left the rest of us catching some sun and resting from the tedious work of maneuvering our heavy bikes on the "road"

Morning preparation in Rjukan


Kalhoved Tourist station



There is a big lake there and a dam.



Peter fixing lunch on his Trangia field kitchen.









The Tourist station in the background.


After that ordeal we decided that we should go further north, and set off to Geilo.
Along the road we took the chance to take a break and cook some coffee.









 

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enough of Norway....I have been drooling over pictures from the Varadero International meet in Norway just a few days ago, what a stunning place!
 

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After we found some lodging just outside Geilo we had a quick rest.
While checking the maps and Satnavs we found a small road (again) that should take us into Skurdalen, http://goo.gl/maps/r5Jci .
Naturally we had to try this route and find out how far we could drive.





This is at 1200 meters above sea level.








Even the 1900 Yamaha made it up.





This was as far as we could go, since there were a chain with padlock across the road.



So we heade back to the cabin and tried to fix Axels old BMW.
He had bended the clutch lever badly, and the clutch wire were becomming a problem.



Battle scars!

 

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The third day saw us http://goo.gl/maps/GjFPh driving the scenic route 7 westwards in a blistering sun and heat.
Road 7 is a very entertaining piece of road. We had a coffee at Vøringfossen.
After that we plotted along on towards Odda and further south of Odda we stopped by at Låtefossen. (Fossen is Norwegian for Waterfall).











This is Vøringsfossen









And this Låtefossen







These "Spandex heroes" are everywhere


Me...




After all that water we had to eat something.



















The fourth day we drove from Skien to the ferry at Horten – Moss.
There we said Goodbye to two of our comrades while three of us continued south.



I used the TomTom function "Twisty roads" and it send us whirling all over the landscape.
http://goo.gl/maps/yv0US
 

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Cracking photos, stunning scenary and clear roads. Keep it coming.....

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Fantastic pictures, we are hoping to get there next year :thumbright:
 

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Damn, that's gorgeous. I really have to go there sometime...

And ouch, the tank on the G/S. Knowing the absolutely shocking prices that an unmolested one can go for on ebay, I can't help wincing a bit. Still. Those bikes should be used. :D
 

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Nothing that a bit of bondo should not cure.
Worse is that he flattened a bit of the frame passing down beside the battery...
Should take more then just bondo to clear that up.

As you all understand, Norway is a bit of ongoing love affair for me, with all them roads and fantastic scenery.
However, the roads have become worse and are in desperate need of new surfaces.


Also all the Porsche Cayenne always seems to cut corners and ends up to close for my likings.
 
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