All posts under Scandinavia 2008

Mileage

I have been working out the mileage from everyday whilst I was away. The last day worked out to be vastly more than I had done before on the journey. I was averaging 200 miles a day, some days more and some less but never more than 240. The last[…]

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Scandinavian Conclusion

Scandinavian Conclusion I’ve been back 4-5 days (depending on how you look at it), I’ve so far already gathered 2/3 punters for next years trip, I’ve planned the theme, a vague route, and honed down the bike for the job, which we all should get, figured out a supplier for[…]

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Photos

I’ve not yet perfected the way of putting photos on wordpress so I’m going to make a gallery for each place of interest… or country as it may be Hopefully they’ll all be in order. France & Belgium [nggallery id=23] Germany [nggallery id=24] Denmark [nggallery id=21] Sweden [nggallery id=29] Norway[…]

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Home, alive and well.

So the last leg of my trip was the longest I’ve had to ride in 1 day. 320 miles, and you’d think to add it up doing over 60 miles an hour you’d be home in under 6 hours. Sadly, with road works, and phantom traffic jams, It’s taken me[…]

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Last day in Bergen

After much messing around this morning by different people (including the tourist information in Bergen), being sent from one travel agents to another and then finally to the ticket office at the DFDS Seaways office in the port I finally discovered that I could only buy a ticket home by[…]

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Grass is greener in Norway

Finally found a place where I can write on my blog.  Been in Norway for 3 days and what can I say. This place is amazing!!!! Not enough exclaimation marks certainly. I’ve seen so many beautitful things but given this is probably the most expensive place I’ve ever been to[…]

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Swedish Miles

Did you know there are such things as swedish miles… that equate to about 10km? So when someone in Sweden is being helpful and telling something is only a few miles away… expect to be walking a while. Anyhow,  I made it to Karlstad, about 210 miles away from Stockholm[…]

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The Swedes have great Humour!

Well, I’ve done everything in Stockholm that I’ve wanted to. I have been up at the crack of dawn, checked the ferries, went to see the Stockholm Library, and drove down south to a place called Farsta where the Woodland Cemetery is, to see that. Both things were epic, the[…]

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Sorry Mum

Sadly (for my mum that is), I will not be rushing home just because I had no brakes. I’ve done a little asking around at car mechanics and then a Harley rider who reminded me of Martin (only a little chunkier and in his 40s), his English was superb and[…]

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You know when you're in Stockholm when…

All the males have combed their hair, with a wet look effect… straight out of a magazine cover The locals speak as if they have speech impediments. When you feel like you’re the ugliest thing on the planet. Well it took me just over an hour to get here today,[…]

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Ray Mears is….WRONG!

Title refers to the sun rising in the North (NNE to be exact) here. I feel I should fill you in on what I got upto on Tuesday. I kinda skipped that bit. It was a very eventful day. I was just feeling a little ill yesterday. Back on Tuesday…[…]

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Uggh from Norrköping

Hey, didn’t manage to use the internet yesterday. Sweden is brilliant, the roads are great and the women gorgeous and what else matters? Ok so I had a hellish time yesterday fighting the invisible enemy… the wind was really fierce and freezing and wore me out, although the day was[…]

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Day 2 and coping in Copenhagen..just about

I managed to get to bed last night with still not having met any of my room mates… from what i gathered in my sleepy-eyed state was that the couple who had put their beds together were italian… a gay couple. I thought it was a mixed sex room but[…]

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Ooops..

Did I say Denmark was cheap? …. [ding ding] ….WRONG!!! I had a good drive to Copenhagen despite the driving rain. It was like driving underwater: not fun. I have spent the whole afternoon looking for somewhere to eat, drink and internet… THIS PLACE IS SO EXPENSIVE. I’ve walked about[…]

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Hallo from Denmark

I had the coolest cruise into Ribe this morning, 3 hours that felt like half an hour and the roads were absolutely heaven as soon as I entered Denmark.  I took the B roads and did about 100km on these vast straight, smooth well signposted roads leading me all the[…]

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