Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What can I say?! I love the white stuff...






Here in the south of Norway we have been blessed with the white stuff from above to give us the proper holiday spirit ;o) And of course the opportunity to get out and play with mother nature… The pictures are taken today as me and my brother went for a spin with the KTM and the Sled. A perfect day and some nice shots from my backyard ;o)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Huuummm.....







Ok.. About time to post something here on this fabulous blog! Been busy with the holiday blues the last couple of weeks. I personally think the x-mas holidays has turned into this stupid commercial happening with more or less no reflection on the real reason we celebrate Christmas! Ok I understand that this is a special time for many people and specially children. Which is a good thing.. But remember that the suicide rate in the world goes up during this shopping craze we call Christmas! The less fortunate once in our society that don’t have any family or friends have an extra hard time during x-mas. Remember this when you spend thousands of dollars, yens, euros or kroners on useless things for people that actually don’t need them! With this moral speech in mind you can enjoy these bike pictures from the campsite at the 2009 Custom Bike Show ;o)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

What's up! Side down..



Crazy.... What's next??? Backflip on a Electra Glide!! Anyone??

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sad Mans Tounge..


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Since we are in Denmark this Friday (last post) it’s appropriate to dedicate today’s Friday Metal to Volbeat from Denmark. They incorporate Rockabilly and metal in a way that you can’t dislike! At least I love it… Enjoy..

Swap meet..






In 2005 me and my pal Øystein“Doctor” went to a swap meet in a town called Herning in Denmark. The Herning Stumpmarket (Swap meet) is one of the biggest second hand markets in Scandinavia. Here you can by everything from motorcycle parts to porcelain!
50.000 people attended the market this Saturday in March and it is only for one day.
Afterwards me and Doc where invited to the local Harley-Davidson club for a nice party with live music from the house band and some exiting dancing from a local beauty queen!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday Metal...

www.visit-x.net/rammstein/

X-Rated!! Enter at your own risk.....

German metal....

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Homeward bound...










Some old pictures from our tour with our bikes from Norway to Iceland in 2001. The rain was pouring down when me and my lovely girlfriend started from Kristiansand and drove to Bergen on the Norwegian west coast. Had to change some gasket’s on the Panhead at a place called Hovden (more about that somewhere else in this Blog:-) Took the ferry to Iceland and drove half way around the island to get to my home town of Mosfellsbær, which is about 440 miles. About 100 miles from home the anchor in the generator on the Panhead short circuited and left my stranded with no battery power. Well knowing that the charging system on old bikes is a weakness I fortunately had an extra battery in the saddlebag. When safely at home, we went to my twin brothers wedding (he is divorced today even thou they used the ’69 FL from the church ;o). The wedding was of course one of the main reasons for the trip.

On the way back to Norway we drove the other way around Iceland (north side) and went back with the ferry to Norway with a tree day stop at the Faroe Islands. Drove around the Faroe Islands (which you can manage, without a problem, in 3 days ;-) The whole trip from approx. 100miles from Reykjavik and home to Kristiansand in Norway (about 2000 miles and 5 days of riding) I drove with 2 extra batteries and had the alarm on 2 times each night to switch over the battery charger so that I would have enough battery power for the next day. Came approximately 100 miles per 8 amp battery without lights (which was a bit scary in all the dark tunnels in Norway;o). The reason for this was that you couldn’t get parts for old Harleys in Iceland without waiting a few weeks! Well I didn’t have time for that ;o)

A little info on Iceland and the Faroe Islands:

The Republic of Iceland is a European island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of about 310,000 and a total area of 103.000 km² (40.000 miles²) which is slightly smaller than the state of Kentucky. Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík, whose surrounding area is home to some two-thirds of the national population. Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale; this defines the landscape. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterised by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate climate relative to its latitude and provides a habitable environment and nature

The Faroe Islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands some 400 miles or 650 km off the coast of Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Iceland and Norway, the closest neighbours being the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland. Its area is 1,399 square kilometres (540 sq. mi), and it has no major lakes or rivers. There are 1,117 kilometres (694 miles) of coastline. The only major island that is uninhabited is Lítla Dímun. Population 49.000

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Metal...

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Friday Metal is back after a short break… :o) In today’s episode you will se one of Norway’s best Black Metal act to date! And one of the ugliest frontman in history! Sigurd Vongraven is one ugly motherfucker! Well the music is brilliant and the women look good so enjoy… Satyricon King!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Three and Four Wheel Action...







More ATV blast from the past… The 1990’s has started and the hair is getting longer ;o) Grunch music has taken the world by storm and we have advanced from the little Mojave thumper to more competition style ATV’s with 250cc two-stroke engines. The riding area is still the same in our backyard at home in Iceland. ATV’s where very popular in the 90’s and we started racing them in the Icelandic championship 1991! More from that era later….

Ps. The Sævar you see in the photo, is the same person that you can see with the PanTail elsewhere in this blog ;o)

Frederica 2008








A few more pictures from Super-Rally 2008 in Denmark. Many cool bikes and people at the Rally.. Had two words with Cole Foster. He was there with one of his bikes and the rest of the Grease Monkeys! Enjoy…

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Pan tail...






Well, I promised that I would post some pictures of my best (and only) friend latest project. He’s the one with the Sporty Chop somewhere else on this blog… This time he started with an aftermarket Softail frame bought on E-Bay. Chopped it and welded in a solid “twisted steel” downtube. Then he bought a pile of new Panhead part from another pal in Iceland and somehow managed to put that together and get it running ;o) Chopped and welded the gas tank. Made the oil tank and fender and so on… Short story long, another true garage build from my friend Sævar. Not bad for a second bike and the first one to be build from scratch. You rule my (only) friend…

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Late Summer Run...

Vikafjell
Trollstigen
Late Summer Run
R.I.P
Me at Lillefjell (little mountain)
Back in 2003 I went on a road-trip on my brother in law’s Shovelhead Chopper. We drove around the west coast of Norway and went to a Harley meeting in a place called Åndalsnes.
A great trip with good friends… The sad part was that it was the last trip I had together with my good friend Egil Røsstad who died of cancer two years later. Well he was alive and well at that time so the memory lives on…
What can I say? Choppers Rule!