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About tob

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  • Birthday 08/27/1952

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    Norway
  • In My Garage:
    VTEC 03, VFR750f 95 (crashed july, 05),
  1. Norway

    It´s nice to see "my backyard". Trollstigen (or Trollpath/rise i. e.): http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=62.458233,7.670259&spn=0.03679,0.145226&z=14
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    This is down from Gaular Mountain. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hella,+Norway&aq=1&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=63.255964,115.224609&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Hella&ll=61.354079,6.535149&spn=0.038143,0.112524&z=14
  3. Tales Of Zumo

    I had a software update on my Zumo 550 and found this screen:
  4. Motorcycle Routes in Western Norway.

    First of all, thanks for putting my blog on the opening page. If the road is so narrow that two vehicles can not pass each other without one has to give way, it is permitted to use the entire road´s width. We have roads with center lines, but as long as they don´t have a double line, one can cross without being fined. The roads with missing center lines usually has little traffic and we prefer to travel outside the tourist season, usually in late May (best weather). In July and most of August the roads are way over-populated by tourists and it's not as fun to drive, but compared to the traffic in the Alps, our roads are virtually empty. Suprises? We have had one situation, coming out of a corner, a car blocking the road, caused injuries to a rider and his bike, but thankfully we´ve been lucky so far, although there is only one of us who have not had any incidents at all. Fine levels in Norway are high, but police seldom checks on these roads. If you get caught, expect fines from $100 to $1200.
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fd02gNmQiY MC-routes in western Norway. The Fiord district. I´ve had several requests on what parts of western Norway is worth travelling on a motorcycle. In this blog, I´ll point to some of the more interesting routes for motorcycling in western Norway. Of course there are lots of other routes worth riding, not mentioned here. The Videos The videos are from the website RoadMC.com, a virtual clubhouse for me and my biker-friends. Since the site is not maintained anymore, I´ve got permission to publish the footage on YouTube. The quality could be better, as these videos are from pre- or early YouTube era, and the codecs from that time where not as effective as they are today. Click the projektor-icon, and then doubleclick the thumbnail for viewing in YouTube if you want to view in fullscreen. Full Size Sauda - Roeldal Full Size The Aurland Mountain Road The route from Aurland to Erdal is very scenic and if you want a rerun, you may take the Laerdal tunnel (15.3 mls long) back to the starting point. Banks of snow at the Aurland Mountain Road, (This bike is gone, crashed in 2005) The Laerdal tunnel Full Size The Sogn Mountain Road The Sogn Mountain Road is one of Norway´s more scenic roads, overlooking the peaks of Jotunheimen, the highest mountains in Norway. Sogn Mountain Road, Norway Full Size The Atlantic Road Full Size Lysebotn Having no footage from this route, I found this one on YouTube. Lysebotn, Rogaland, Norway The road down from the mountain is famous for its switchbacks including the tunnel at the bottom with its 180o corner, deep inside the rock. photo: Norwegian Tourist Office) Full Size Gaular Mountain Down Gaular Mountain, Norway Full Size
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    I wonder if Sbarro Design has been involved in this design. Sbarro Hubless Concepts
  7. I don't know if I need this one, but others in this forum might. More info in this link.
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    It is the Laerdalstunnel in western Norway. Being the longest tunnel in the country, it is more than 15 miles, the constructors made three of these halls, to counteract claustrophobia among the drivers.
  9. Down Gaular Mountain, Norway

    The best time to visit (western) Norway would be early June before the summer traffic sets in. The weather usually is better in June, but if I were to choose between July or August, I would recommend late in August. Here is a picture from another sweet place for mountain carving; Lysebotn in sw-Norway: I don't know how drunk the road engineers were when building this road, but it's a lot of fun to ride.
  10. The Fureberg Waterfall, Mauranger, Norway

    Hehe... It's the VENTURA Bike-Pack motorcycle luggage system. more info
  11. The Aurland Fiord, Sogn & Fjordane, Norway

    It's the Aurland fiord, part of the Sognefiord, world's second longest fiord, stretching more than 120 miles. More info here This route is possible to view in FlashStream on RoadMC.com. Select: Norway> Aurland-Laerdal 2003 in the menu. There is a new stream published, showing The Sogn Mountain Road - "Sognefjellsveien 2004", one of the most scenic roads in Norway.
  12. Banks of snow at the Aurland Mountain Road,

    I dont know how high they were, but the bank on the right was at least 15 feet high, maybe as much as 20. It was like driving through a corridor, not knowing what was around next corner.
  13. The Hesjedal Waterfall, Norway.

    Exhaust pipes are, on the R1: Yoshimura and on my VFR: G&G Bike. Hesjedal Waterfall is by the road from Dale (east of Bergen) to Modalen. Very narrow roads and very scenic.
  14. Trip to Stryn, Norway 2003

    The picture is taken from a rear mounted pen-videocamera, and it's a still from the Stryn video on www.roadmc.com.
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