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Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« on: July 18, 2011, 05:29:13 pm »
I'm told that Norway has some of the most spectacular terrain to ride.

From the South all the way to the North to see the northern lights.

Anyone got any suggestions or have any experience?

I'm looking at scheduling a trip there, maybe next year ....
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 05:37:45 pm »
I have a mate outside of Oslo with a 800GS, he keeps complaining about how full of crap they are about where you are allowed to ride... Offroad is a no-go... dirt roads limited. The tar riding in Summer will be epic though.
I havent ridden there but I have driven there and it is spectacular.
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 05:44:37 pm »
Thanks Usurper, I'll take tar, if that's the way to go. Is he a member of WD?
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 08:44:11 am »
There is a WD member on the forum, I met him in Oslo 2 years back - will try and find the forum name -  snow mobiles in the winter :thumleft:
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 08:47:20 am »
PM Highlander. He did a trip there on a 1100GS recently RR is on WD's  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 01:47:30 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=12963.0

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2011, 01:59:26 pm »
, he keeps complaining about how full of crap they are about where you are allowed to ride... Offroad is a no-go... dirt roads limited. The tar riding in Summer will be epic though.
I havent ridden there but I have driven there and it is spectacular.
Agreed - Tar riding in summer is jaw dropping beautiful, but off road would be dirt tracks on private ground, so you need to have contacts to be able to plan something.
Traveling South - North would be 99.9% good tar roads, can do it on any road bike with decent wind protection.
Take the Coastal route, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen up to Nord Kapp.
Travel back via Sweden to Oslo.
Feb - Apr is the best months to go for biking.
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 02:30:15 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=12963.0

Here we go Baron van Waffel is his forum nic :thumleft:
Thanks Pistol.  :thumleft: I have sent him a message. FYI his last active time was some 8 months ago.

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Agreed - Tar riding in summer is jaw dropping beautiful, but off road would be dirt tracks on private ground, so you need to have contacts to be able to plan something.
Traveling South - North would be 99.9% good tar roads, can do it on any road bike with decent wind protection.
Take the Coastal route, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen up to Nord Kapp.
Travel back via Sweden to Oslo.
Feb - Apr is the best months to go for biking.

Thanks Bergie.  :thumleft: Do you know anything about the hiring of bikes from Oslo or Sweden?

Hey Francesco - nice pictures.  :thumleft:  It was on your recommendation that I'm looking at Norway.  ;D
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2011, 02:45:36 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=12963.0

Here we go Baron van Waffel is his forum nic :thumleft:
Thanks Pistol.  :thumleft: I have sent him a message. FYI his last active time was some 8 months ago.

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Agreed - Tar riding in summer is jaw dropping beautiful, but off road would be dirt tracks on private ground, so you need to have contacts to be able to plan something.
Traveling South - North would be 99.9% good tar roads, can do it on any road bike with decent wind protection.
Take the Coastal route, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen up to Nord Kapp.
Travel back via Sweden to Oslo.
Feb - Apr is the best months to go for biking.

Thanks Bergie.  :thumleft: Do you know anything about the hiring of bikes from Oslo or Sweden?

Hey Francesco - nice pictures.  :thumleft:  It was on your recommendation that I'm looking at Norway.  ;D


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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 03:18:40 pm »
Thanks Bergie.  :thumleft: Do you know anything about the hiring of bikes from Oslo or Sweden?
Nothing more than Google would tell you - and that it might be cheapest to buy one and sell it again, rather than rent one for a week or 2
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 03:31:59 pm »
Beers Fookin expensive there :o
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 04:33:24 pm »
PM Highlander. He did a trip there on a 1100GS recently RR is on WD's  :thumleft:

Thanks Biesie, spotted the link: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=67434.0
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2011, 04:35:15 pm »
 
Beers Fookin expensive there :o

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 04:50:57 pm »
Beers Fookin expensive there :o

Yikes R90 a beer! :o
And if you are a smoker you WILL want to quit.


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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2011, 08:16:50 am »
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I'd better slow down, the addiction is taking hold  ;D
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2011, 09:38:37 pm »
I'd hold on with Norway for a while, bit of trouble there.
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2011, 12:00:57 am »
I'd hold on with Norway for a while, bit of trouble there.

Lone operator. He's caught. Now is probably as safe as it will be in the next 10 years.
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2011, 03:07:11 am »
Anders Behring Breivik (the Norway killer) should have joined the Wild Dog forum. He could have let off some steam on the political and religious threads instead of resorting to physical violence.

One nutter shouldn't tip the scale. Norway is still on the cards.   :3some:
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2011, 08:37:01 am »
As it should still be, I was just saying that a gunner and a bomber would possibly make it slightly less than the haven people describes.