Adventure Days 2011

Adventure Days 2011

In my previous post I wrote about my planned route to Adventure Days 2011, however, I ended up doing some minor changes. Changes for the better I like to believe.

Day 1

First of all, I left home only an hour or so after completing the 91 km dirt bike ride Nordsjørittet. I did the race in 4 hours 11 minutes – including a puncture – so I am happy! I got my motor ready to go in no time and left Bryne in beautiful, warm summer weather.

Packed and ready to leave for Sweden and Adventure Days 2011

Packed and ready to leave for Sweden and Adventure Days 2011

I cruised through the afternoon and ended up in Dalen where I spent the night.

A short coffee break close to Suleskar on my way to Dalen

A short coffee break close to Suleskar on my way to Dalen

I was quite tired after the ride (both of them!), and food prepared outside the tent has never tasted this good!

Getting ready for dinner

Getting ready for dinner

The Tur Mat meal “Pasta Bolognese” is highly recommended!

Pasta Bolognese - yummy!

Pasta Bolognese - yummy!

At the camping ground I met up with a fellow biker who gave me some valuable advice on where to go the next day to find nice motorcycle roads.

The camping ground in Dalen

The camping ground in Dalen

The Helsport Nordmarka 2 tent is ideal for motorcycle rides – only 2,3 kg. If you are really good friends, it will fit two people OK. It could be yours for only NOK 999,- from XXL.

A really good sleeping pillow

A really good sleeping pillow

The Ajungilak Air Pillow was a really nice addition to my travel equipment. Strongly recommended at only NOK 199,- from XXL.

Day 2 – Sunday 12th June

Sunday I woke up to another beautiful morning and got on my bike at around 9 am. My trip continued from Dalen towards Seljord where I turned east towards Bø – based on advice from my biker friend the previous night. From Bø I went north towards Notodden along splendid motorcycle roads. From there my trip continued through Kongsberg, Hokksund, Hønefoss and Jevnaker. From Jevnaker I went north on the east side of Randsfjorden – these roads are magnificent motorcycle roads! From Dokka I went through Moelv and Hamar, continued through Elevrum and ended the day at a camping ground in Trysil. After preparing yet another great meal outside my tent, I went for a nice dirt road ride near the Trysil ski resort which was beautiful.

Camping near Trysil

Camping near Trysil

 

Dirt road riding near the Trysil ski resort

Dirt road riding near the Trysil ski resort

 

Self portrait overlooking the numerous cabins at Trysil

Self portrait overlooking the numerous cabins at Trysil

 

Day 3 – Monday 13th June

Finally, on the third day, I crossed the border to Sweden. I intentionally chose not to ride the fastest route, but to enjoy the ride and get the most out of the trip. However, it felt good to be back in Sweden!

Crossing the border to Sweden

Crossing the border to Sweden

 

My Norwegian map will no longer help me while in Sweden

My Norwegian map will no longer help me while in Sweden

 

A Swedish mailbox

A Swedish mailbox

 

Finally there! My brother Tommy, Marius and Marcus (right)

Finally there! My brother Tommy, Marius and Marcus (right)

 

My most recent nephew - Eric (22 days old)

My most recent nephew - Eric (22 days old)

 

Motorcycle riding with uncle Edgar

Motorcycle riding with uncle Edgar