Finally, after secretly being without a motorcycle since November 2014, May 6th 2017, I picked up my new toy. And what a beauty she is. A 2017 model BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black, used, but in absolute mint condition!

A new life is about to begin. And tomorrow, my girlfriend and I set of for our first adventure: the season opening of the Suleskarvegen. Here is what our planned route looks like, departing from my current home town Sandnes towards Helleland, Sirdal, Suleskar, Rysstad. Evje, Sveindal, Skeie, Kvinlog, Gyland, Flikka, Flekkefjord, Jøssingfjord, Egersund, Bryne, Nordsjøveien, and back home to Sandnes.

Suleskarvegen

I plan to update this site accordingly, as most information regarding my previous 2010 model BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is now less relevant. Stay tuned!

Vårsleppet 2014

Posted: 30th July 2014 by Edgar in Adventure Photos
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For the 24th time, Jæren MC again threw a party for all bikers in the Stavanger region on May 1st when the traditional and possibly largest motorcycle gathering in Norway took place. Approximately 1500 bikers are believed to have taken part in the ride going from Bryne, via Sandnes and Stavanger, to Egersund and back to Bryne.

This year, equipped with both my two GoPro HD Hero 3, I was well set up to document the ride both forward (on my helmet) and backward (on my top case). The shot of the day was most definitely a well documented crash by a wheely idiot right behind me. With thousands of people along the road, and 1500 fellow bikers on the road, 1st of May is a terribly wrong day for wheely training! 🙂

Enjoy more of my photos on the Photos page!

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Shot of the day! Wheely crash.

For the 23rd time, Jæren MC again threw a party for all bikers in the Stavanger region on May 1st when the traditional and possibly largest motorcycle gathering in Norway took place. This year, blessed with no rain at least, somewhere between 1000 and 1500 bikers are believed to have taken part in the ride going from Bryne, via Sandnes and Stavanger, to Egersund and back to Bryne.

Equipped with both my Canon EOS 7D and the GoPro HD Hero 2, I was well set up to document the ride. Below are some samples. Please make sure you visit the Videos page for a video I put together of all the still photos shot with my GoPro!

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Photo galleries from My 2012 Summer GS Adventure are now out! Check out the Photos page for all photos – below you will find some samples.

It was indeed a memorable trip – although shortened somewhat due to bad weather. I did however achieve my main goal for the trip, to visit Jotunheimen and climb the majestic Galdhøpiggen at 2469 metres. We were indeed very lucky with the weather on Thursday June 26th – sunshine from a blue sky, no wind and t-shirt and shorts temperatures. I had never been to this region of Norway before, and I must say, being a tourist in my own country is underestimated. It is simply a beautiful country with postcard sceneries across every turn. And for bikers, I can hardly imagine anywhere more suited for bike riding with all the curvy and narrow roads.

Be inspired, get out riding, and ride safe folks! 🙂

A short stop at the scenic Suldalsvatnet

A short stop at the scenic Suldalsvatnet

 

Snow in summer

Snow in summer

 

Night scenery in Jotunheimen

Night scenery in Jotunheimen

 

Postcard scenery from Jotunheimen not far from Galdhøpiggen

Postcard scenery from Jotunheimen not far from Galdhøpiggen

 

Geirangerfjorden

Geirangerfjorden

 

Crossing the glacier towards Galdhøpiggen

Crossing the glacier towards Galdhøpiggen

 

On the top of the world! Well, at least on the tallest peak in Norway.

On the top of the world! Well, at least on the tallest peak in Norway.

I have replied to numerous e-mails, declined several meetings, and finally closed down the lid of my work laptop. I’m on vacation! 🙂 To keep it short, I have planned to go for a ride, and without going into the details, here’s an outline of where I plan to go.

My 2012 summer trip itenerary

My 2012 summer trip itenerary

It’s a plan. The only thing true about plans is that they will change. So stay tuned for some actual updates!