Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Metal...

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Todays episode of Friday metal:

In Flames from Sweden! One of the best live bands I have seen to date!

Enjoy...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ATV history...





In 1988 me and my twin brother bought our first ATV. ATV’s where getting very popular in Iceland at that time and we wanted in on the fun. ;o) Our first ATV was a 1987 Kawasaki KSF250 Mojave. Rear wheel drive only and 30 something horses. We rode the hell out of it! Because when one was riding the other was waiting.. well you get the picture c”,) We traded what was left off it a year later for a Yamaha YZ 80 motocross bike. The Kawasaki Mojave was produced unchanged from 1987 to 2005.

Tattoo time...

Last spring my niece went to a friend of mine who is a Tattoo artist and got her first Tattoo. Nice to se that the Tattoo interest continues in the family! I went with her to give here some moral support, or mainly to capture the moment in pixels ;o)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dans på Ose...





The year is 1997 and Harley-Davidson Owners Club Norway arranged one of its Summer Rallies for the first time at Ose in Setesdal. There were not so many participants but the Rally was a success. In 2002 the Rally was moved a few miles longer up the valley to a place called Valle. A few snap shots of some of the bikes and people at the rally. The “hog head” throwing competition is alive and well at the Rally in Valle...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Metal...

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This was one of my favourites back in 1996! And what do you know.. It still rocks after 13 years! I can’t say that I’m Bored these days. Just came home after 14 hours at work and I should have had the day of today… Well that’s how it goes ;-)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

At the gas station...

In 1994 I went to Norway and Denmark with my bike (a Suzuki Intruder) to visit my brother in Kristiansand and to go to a Pink Floyd concert in Copenhagen. I took the ferry from Iceland to Bergen in Norway, which is a 2 day trip. I rode from Bergen to Kristiansand via a little mountain village called Hovden. At the local (and only) gas station I saw this bike. A nice looking Pan-Shovel. A quick snap shot of the bike and off I went. Well in 2001 I went with my Panhead the same way, but this time to Iceland via Hovden. And I stopped again at the same gas station to fix some oil leak from the push-rod covers on the pan. Well out came a big man with an even bigger smile and asked if I needed some engine oil.. It turns out that he was the manager at the gas station and had a Harley Fat-boy. Well I told him about the nice Pan-Shovel I had seen in 1994 and he told me that it was his and that he had sold it.. Well a short story long, we are good friends today and he still has the Fat-Boy but not the gas station ;-)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back in the day...





Let’s take a trip down memory lane… The year is 1995 and I’m still living in Iceland. I took a trip to a place named Lýsuhólar and the annual Sniglar Rally called Landsmót (country meeting). It was the third time I went to Landsmót and it was here I made the deal to buy my first Harley, the Sporty I still have.. Nice times in good company ;o)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Metal...

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Many may not know that the Norwegian metal band ”Black Debbath” have been the frontiers of heavy metal here in Norway for the past ten years! They, as the name states, (Debbath means debate) have been singing about government issues and politics, and at the same time seriously taking care of the “little man” and making Norway the best country in the world to live in! At least according to the United Nations selection a few days ago… Here is a song about the how they have more influence here in Norway than any given political party!

Enjoy ;o)

More info on Black Debbath at http://www.blackdebbath.com/

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Super Rally Ink..






When I’m at motorcycle rallies or other gatherings, I like to take pictures of Tattooed people. Both the motorcycle community and the metal fans have great Tattoos and I like that! Here are some shots from Super Rally in Denmark last year.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Metal...

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How about some British boy band for today’s episode of ”Friday Metal” ;-)
The metalcore band “Bullet For My Valentine” from Wales started in 1998 under the name “Jeff Killed John”. Back then the boys where only 18 - 19 years old. 11 years later I actually think they rock. Not bad for some young English blokes…. A video from the 2005 album “The Poison”. Enjoy…

RTTAF 2008







Last year we took a trip with H-DOCN (Harley-Davidson Owners Club Norway) to the northern most motorcycle rally in Scandinavia. The tour, which H-DOCN arranged, was called “Norway Run” and started in a tow called Lyngdal almost as far south you can get in Norway. About 15 riders started from Lyngdal and the group got bigger every day, as the group travelled alongside the Norwegian west coast, and was counting 55 bikes when we got to the rally six days and 1600 miles later. The rally, called “Run To The Arctic Fun”, is held the third weekend in July each year. The atmosphere is unique as the sun never sets during the night and the rally site is surrounded by some breathtaking nature. The event takes place at location called “Storfjord” and is approximately 69 degrees north. The rally gathers many people from Finland, and one of the old blokes from Blackout MC had been to the RTTAF on his old Panhead chopper every year since it started 10 years ago. He had also been to 17 Super Rallies on the same Panhead. And for those of you who don’t know, Super Rally is held in a different country in Europe every year! Those fins are some hard boiled crazy fuckers.… And by the way I did NOT tell him that I was driving a borrowed 2000 mod. Ultra and had a Pan at home in the garage.. Go figure ;-)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ljungbyhed 2004





In 2004 we went to Super Rally in Sweden. A nice trip with good friends from all over Scandinavia. A few cool bike pictures from the rally and one picture I took of my good friend Jens at 60mph. on the Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Metal...

Twilight of the Thunder God


Swedish Amon Amarth are the rulers of Viking Metal! Had there been electricity and the right instruments back in the Viking days, this is what their music would sound like ;o)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thunder Valle..





A few pictures from the 2008 International Rally in Valle Setesdal in the south of Norway. The Rally is held at a beautiful camping place called Flateland. There is usually between 250 and 300 participants at the Rally and it has a nice atmosphere. Live music Friday and Saturday and a road trip on Saturday to the mountain road between Brokke and Suleskar. Even though the Rally is in the middle of June there are usually a few meters high wall of snow along side the mountain road, which only lays a half an hour drive from the Rally site.

Out of Exile...

Ok… Been away for a few days. About time to post something on this blog of mine ;o)
Shot the “Exile” inspiered bike at Sweden Rock Festival a few years back. I’ve always liked the "satin" style!
What can I say? Choppers Rule!