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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