Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
This summer I went to Iceland for my vacation. When there I borrowed my twin brothers KTM 525EXC. I explored some of the old routes we used to ride on back in the day. Many of those routes are used by horse riding people. That sunny summer day there wasn’t a horse in sight! Strange.. Later I found out that most of the Icelandic horses were locked in their stables because they had the horse flue! Well I had a blast riding on old grounds and almost managed to trash both myself and the bike hitting a chain stretched across one of the roads.. It wasn’t there back then!! It all went well and I had to buy a new riding jacket for my brother…
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thank god it’s Friday! After a busy week it’s about time to relax and look through some pictures from yesterdayz gone by! This time around I found some pictures from a small motorcycle rally in Iceland in 1994. There where maybe 20 people attending the rally but we still managed to have a good time!
This was probably the first time I met one of Iceland most dedicated biker Heiddi. He was one of few people who had a Harley that wasn’t an old police bike. We all looked up to him and admired his biker lifestyle.. Sadly he passed away in an accident riding his Buell on his way home from a motorcycle rally on the 2nd of July 2006. RIP!
Friday, August 27, 2010
The weather was perfect and the feeling was good.. The party was, as usual, lots of fun.. On our way home we drove on some winding back roads I have never been on before and the landscape was breathtaking! Great riding experience with good friends.. What more can a man ask for?? (well we all know the answer to that one.. But we were pretty damn close!! ;-)
How about some Friday Metal? About time to post something here you think? Been busy whole summer riding bikes, both here in Norway and in Iceland. The riding season is not over yeat, but it's getting there.. Todays Metal video is from a band I like alot.. Old school trash metal if you like.. I like!! Skeletonwitch rules the trash metal world these days.. Enjoy;o)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Well now it’s riding season here in Norway and I don’t use much time in front of the computer screen :o) I have traded my trusty old Sporty with yet another Panhead.. This time it’s a Scandinavian style chopper with 16” over Springer front end, just enough stretch & rake, suicide clutch, jockey shift, and a 15” car tire in the back! A fun bike to ride, but it was strange letting go of the old Sporty that has been with me for the past 15 years! But life goes on and Panhead is what makes my heart pound these days! Went on a little trip to Ski in Vestfold here in Norway with my chop. Drove past the remains from the big forest fire two years ago in Froland. Nature has its way, but recovery takes time..
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
In 2008 Harley-Davidson Owners Club Norway arranged a road trip called ”Norway Run”. The trip started at Lindesnes which is the southernmost part of Norway. The route went from there along the west coast of Norway and all the way up to the Harley gathering “Run to the Arctic Fun” in Storfjord Troms. Twenty something bikes started the trip and on our way almost 40 more joined the group. Me and Peggy drove the whole way and on the returning trip we visited Vesterålen, Lofoten and took the coast road from Bodø to Namsos.. Look it up if you don’t know what I’m talking about ;o) In other words, some of the most beautiful roads in Norway! The whole trip was over 4000 mile (6500km) long. A recommended trip which I would gladly do again ;-) Pictures of some of the rides participating in the Run and and some of the scenery.. Enjoy!
and some of the scenery.. Enjoy!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Today’s metal is from my own way of making a living in this screwed up place called world;o)
Every day I make metal parts for the oil & offshore industry. I work with a 2001 model Deckel Maho DMC 80U Duo Block 5 axis milling machine. In this video you see the machine doing some tolerance cut on a spindle. Enjoy ;o)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Back again after a short break from this blog stuff.. This time around, a few more pictures from our ATV riding days in Iceland. We are still in the early 90s and this time around we are doing some free-riding! Listen kids! Doing wheelies in the neighborhood street is NOT legal!!! Don’t do this at home!!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Congratulations to the people of the United States of America!! You have just passed 1000 visitors on this totally meaningless blog site ;o) Thank you for your visit and I hope you enjoy your next one thousand visits as much as the first!! Hopefully I will keep posting some meaningless bullshit here so that you, and everyone else from around the world, still want to come around from time to time;o) Best regards from Ozzy c”,)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
In the end of May 2009 I went on a little road trip. The goal was to get to the annual Bike Fest in Trondheim and Oslo Open in the capitol of Norway Oslo! The events where held the same weekend, that is Bike Fest on Saturday and Oslo Open on Sunday. I arrived in Trondheim on Friday evening (which is about 1000km or 621 miles from my home) and attended the Bike fest on Saturday and then drove to Oslo on Saturday evening (which is about 550km or 342 miles) Enjoyed the Oslo Open bike gathering and the Norwegian Championship of Custom Bike Building, and then drove home on Sunday evening.. A trip to remember with loads of cool bikes, interesting people and many nice hours in the saddle ;o)
Friday, March 19, 2010
In Iceland there is a long tradition in building 4x4 cars! The most known concept is “Arctic Trucks” which actually is a company specializing in rebuilding Toyota jeeps and pick-ups. The tradition in changing other kinds of cars is much older and goes way back to the seventies. Back then there were mostly US cars people chose. Now days they rebuild almost any kind of car from any country. And they use them to get in to the back country and on to the glaciers. Check out more of Arctic trucks and other 4x4 on youtube.com ;o)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This weekend I have been busy in the garage. My good friend Benn Peter came to visit and we did some finishing touches on his Sporty Bobber. I welded the exhaust (again) and he did some gas tank repair. We also did some serious drinking on Friday night which included some fine Cognac from a guy named “Hardy” and some Norwegian booze called “Gammel (dirty) Oppland” Akevitt ;o) On Saturday my buddy Helge dropped in for a few hours to work on his Panhead chopper. The pictures are taken with Benn’s unique photo setup. There is no Photoshop effects used to get the pictures this way only a digital Canon camera and a 60 year old Kodak camera!! Check out the equipment and some more unique photos from Benn at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennpeter/