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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2011, 10:40:45 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.

nah, a blip on the radar

that place is heaven, just a bit shit weatherwise in winter
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2011, 10:56:11 am »
Highlander, what seems to be a little off-putting is the low speed limits. Did that get to you at all?
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2011, 01:58:09 pm »
Highlander, what seems to be a little off-putting is the low speed limits. Did that get to you at all?

man that was hectic, highest is 90km/h on freeways, and 50 outside towns with 30 inside
to travel like 300kms take the whole freekin day almost, but I was there for a month and in no rush

Going up the Lysebotn pass a super fast Porche without plates passed me, far out of town and winding up the pass I was in no mood to let him go. So we played for a bit, but for the rest I took it very easy.
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2011, 02:57:33 pm »
It's hard work to travel at those speeds. I also heard rumours that the fines are hectic - like 900 EU for 20kph - is that so? A few of those could mess with your holiday value prop.

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2011, 10:00:19 am »
Jip heavy fines, but I didnt get any speeding fines in a month. I used a friends bike, and didnt want to send her any surprises through the post. Did get a parking ticket for 30E outside the YMCA in Bergen.

All in all, not a big issue, just take care

Also remember that motorcycles dont pay at toll gates, so dont stop, just drive straight through. Otherwise someone might drive all over you. The first time I stopped at toll gate, all automated by the way, a voice came on: GO SIR GO SIR, MOTOS FREE. Most toll gates do have a small slip lane on the far right for bikes, but you can use any lane and just gooi mielies.

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2011, 10:26:35 am »
...Feb - Apr is the best months to go for biking.

Yes skijöring ::)

Things to consider are hefty speeding fines, prices for booze just as hefty. Accommodation isn't exactly cheap either. Most bikers take 2 sleeping bags and a tent (all of good quality please)
Norway is FAR north it's freakin' cold most of the time even in summer and it rains rains rains, then storm, then fog, then again rain. Not for the woosies.
From my experience (climate) Ireland & Scotland are much more biker friendly, just as wet but much warmer in summer.

Euro biker heaven IMHO is the Alps. I grew up & lived in Munich, rode a LOT and by far have not done all passes. Whilst you still have a good chance of kark weather in summer it's much better in general and the sunny coastlines of the Adriatic, the Ligurian sea and the Cote d' Azur are never more than a brisk days ride away :thumleft:
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2011, 01:34:15 pm »
just watch out for crazy right wing assassins
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2011, 02:13:03 pm »
This is the best winter riding up there :thumleft:
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2011, 02:58:04 pm »
Norway is FAR north it's freakin' cold most of the time even in summer and it rains rains rains, then storm, then fog, then again rain.

I had no problem at all.
Was a little cool at places, but nothing hectic. Even rode till 11:00 at night till just before dark.

iecap, when did you ride there?
 

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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2011, 12:44:26 am »
...Feb - Apr is the best months to go for biking.

Yes skijöring ::)


Why not May to Oct like the rest of Europe's prime Summer period?
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
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What happened to the Norway trip, did you go?
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2014, 11:16:58 am »
What happened to the Norway trip, did you go?
Not yet - still on the cards - this year is full of local travels.
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2014, 09:51:58 pm »
Norway is cool,tar roads,best in warm weather,can only confirm previous psts.been there twice,hunting.better to spend money elsewhere I think.
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Re: Norway - They say is biking heaven - help needed
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2014, 10:20:24 pm »
I rode (cycled) Norway, up the Lafoten islands, to see the 'midnight sun', 15-odd years back...

1. I had ONE (large) beer at night. It cost twice as much as our camping site, be warned...
2. Can be wet in Summer, you need good gear to stay dry...
3. Take a SAA-style eye-mask OFF the plane with you when disembarking...., when the sun rises again at 3am, it can be a bitch getting back to sleep again in a thin nylon tent... :imaposer:

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