Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday metal...

On December 13th 2001 the metal community lost a true hero.. Chuck Schuldiner founded a band in 1983 under the name Mantas. A year later they changed the name to Death. The band was one of the pioneers in death-metal and Chuck was a great guitar-player and songwriter.. Here is one from the 1991 Human album.. Enjoy ;o)

Monday, September 21, 2009

In 2004 I went home to Iceland for the president meeting of the Harley-Davidson clubs in Scandinavia. I used the opportunity to go and se one of the events in the Icelandic Enduro championship series. The race was held just outside of a small village called Hella in the south of Iceland. At that time there were only 15 to 20 competitors in the championship. Now days there are more than one hundred competitors and the sport has been growing tremendously for the last five years. Well the financial crisis has struck Iceland hard these days, so the growth will probably not continue at the same rate. Anyway Iceland is the one of the greatest places in the world for Enduro riding!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Rock...

Icelandic Brain Police is one of the best Stoner Rock bands in the world today!
When they played at Landsmot, which is the main motorcycle rally in Iceland, a few years back. Someone pulled the plug on them, because they thought the band was too loud and the music was too heavy! Well that is plain stupid if you ask me and Brain Police swore to newer play at a MC rally ever again. Which is a damn shame because they rock big time?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Once up on a time in Iceland..

There was a bike show.. The year is 1993 and I’m only 20 years young, dreaming about having a Harley. In those days there were not so many Harleys in Iceland. (20-30 maybee) The Police had a few and most of the private once where old Police bikes. With a few exceptions. The Ironhead chopper in the picture is actually rebuilt in Iceland that same year. The bike was imported from Sweden a few years earlier with a Honda CB 750 engine in it. The Pink FLH is not a Police bike either. The bike came to Iceland when it was new and it was originally pink & white (got to love the sixties ;o). The person, who owns it today, saw the bike when it was standing at the Reykjavik harbour in 1969. He, at a fairly young age, decided that this was the bike to have! A few years later he bought the bike and had it for a few years before he sold it. Well, as we all know, motorcycles should not be sold only bought! So he had his regrets and after many years he found the bike again in rather poor condition. After 6 long years of restoring every single part, the bike finally looked the same as it did when it came out of the factory (or even nicer)! He still owns the bike today and it’s still in mint condition! The Henderson is another story. That bike was found buried in the ground. The bike was imported to Iceland in 1918 by Espholin Co. which was the Henderson dealer in Iceland at that time. The bike was registered until 1938 and found again in the early 90s. The photo of Ingólfur Esphólín on the Henderson is from the book “Þá riðu hetjur um héruð” The history of motorcycles in Iceland.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rodding around

Just got back from a few hours ride on my brothers 2008 Night Rod Special. I have never ridden a bike from the V-Rod family before. Sounds strange but true anyhow ;o) The Night Rod Special has a 1250cc (Porsche) engine and a 250 rear tire. I have always said that Americans are good at making things that should go straight ahead.. That is also the case with the Night Rod. The power is good and the brakes are good but the handling is not! This is most likely because of the wide rear tire and fairly long wheelbase. Anyway a fun bike to ride but not the bike I would buy. Another ting I noticed is the poor quality of the Milwaukee horse.. (Not that it’s made there! More Japanese and European parts on this thing than American I suppose) Harley has not come far when it comes to quality of their product. This bike has always been stored in a garage and has only 2000 miles on it, and already all the nuts, bolts, brake rotors and outer races of the wheel bearings are rusted, and one of the signal light glasses fell off during the trip!! Get your act together Bill!!

Ready to race...

Found this picture on the www. One sick BMW hillclimber from Germany.
I have always liked the BMW bikes. They are innovative and think outside the box when it comes to design. And the BMW boxer’s are a blast to ride! This cool climber has the parallel twin F800 engine and a 2WD system.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday FUCKING Metal...

Ok.. Been trying to post this video from my computer, but the sound and motion did not follow each other! The solution (I thought) was to find the video on the internet and post that from there (like Youtube or something) No problem... Well as we all know, Americans can’t say FUCK or DIE or HELL in public, so most of the videos have pause when Fez screams FUCK etc... What’s up with that?? Well anyway... here I am writing this shit, drinking beer and trying to tell the world that Devildriver FUCKING rules! Friday FUCKING metal...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Storming the castle..

In 2003 I went to a museum in Denmark at a place called Egeskov. The museum is private and is situated in several barns around Egeskov castle which dates from 1554 and is now owned by Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille the 11. generation of Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille to own the castle. The museum dates from 1967 and has one of Europes biggest collections of motorized vehicles. I liked the ceiling area best where they store all the things not restored yeat. A place worth wisiting.. more info on Egeskov here:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Factory photo..

Picture of my pal Spessi from Iceland. He is an artist and photographer by lifestyle and has now found his place in the chopper community. Maybe if I’m lucky I will get some photos from him to post here on my blog ;o)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Norways first Evo chop..

John ”Jonna” Lillegård is, with out a doubt, the godfather of the chopper culture here in Norway. The last 8-9 years I have had the pleasure of being able to call him my friend ;o) The man is a wandering history of the Scandinavian chopper culture. He started his chopper carear in Carolina MC Sweden in the seventies. In 1979 he started Carolina MC in Oslo (capitol of Norway) later they chanced their name to Customizers MC. In 1983 Customizers MC dissolved in to 2 clubs, Rabies MC and Company MC which is the club Jonna rides with today. The bike he rides is a 1952 hardtail with a 1340cc Evolution engine. Jonna ordered the engine from the Factory in August 1983. The springer forks are designed by Jonna and build by Calles in Sweden. They are 29,5 inches over stock.
A true chopper hero in my books!!

Click on the Joe Bar drawing at the bottom of the blog, and you will find out more about Jonna ;o)

Rulpers Hog..

Well this weekend I went to Rulpers Hog in the town called Ski in eastern Norway. We had an NFSOK board meeting and some nice chopper conversations ;o)
Thanks to Rulpers Hog for the hot dogs and the soda, and of course lending out their clubhouse for the occasion.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Metal...

Angela Gossow is, with out a doubt, the coolest female metal screamer in the world today!
I saw Arch Enemy live at Norway Rock Festival this summer and they blew me away.. Swedish metal and a hot German chick with a scary voice! Can you beat that? I always wonder how it would be like to be living together with her and deny to do the dishes or vacuum clean ;o)

Found this video on the www.. The footage is from London a few years back..

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More of the old style...

A few more pictures from A-Bombers in Sweden. I took some 666 photos at the Old Style Weekend. Hope you like some of them… ;o)
What can I say? Choppers Rule!