Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday Metal...

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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…

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Metal...



MACHINE HEAD | What can I say! They sure as hell beat the hell out of most metal bands these days…and have been doing so for the past seventeen years! Compared to for instance Metallica (which many say is the biggest metal band ever?!) they beat the shit out of those sippers,, that’s for sure! The 2008 album ”the Blackening” is one of history’s best metal albums! Now I lay thee down… or, I rest my case ;o)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Custom Bike Show Special...






How about a few more pictures from Sweden’s one and only Custom Bike Show!
This time around we have photos of some special bikes spotted at the campsite during the weekend and one of many visitors who travel a great distance to get to the Bike Show at Norrtelje.
What can I say? Choppers Rule!