"If I can offer you only one advice in
life, Norway would be it...
In the end of may I left for a 10 day trip to Norway with my
PC800. The route I took followed the Atlantic Ocean / Northsea (same water, isn't it ?)
via the Dutch, German, Danish and Norwegian coast to Ålgård near Sandnes. I would meet
my host, Arvid there and ride the anual
Moto Guzzi ralley there on Saturday. On Sunday we would both leave via his home in
Stavanger to a cabin in Hemsedal as seen on the map:
The first day (Thursday) to Norway started out very blue and
very warm, a real summer day in spring, so far so good. To stick with the Atlantic Coast
theme, I decided to take the route via the 30 km long Afsluitdijk crossing the IJsellake:
After 1000 kilometers I finally arrived at the ferry in
Hirsthals in Denmark. Because it was a slow nightcrossing I was able to get a few hours of
sleep to be ready for the last 250 km to the Moto Guzzi ralley site at Ålgård.
Tieing up the PC800 wasn't difficult. Keep it on the
sidestand in first gear with the steering lock engaged and a single rope tied from the
outer footpeg over the saddle to the railing. It didn't touch the tupperware and kept the
bike solid as a rock. After waking up and rolling into Norway at Kristiansand I was
greeted with blue skies and stunning scenery. Or at least I thought that was stunning,
little did I know of the motorcycle paradise awaiting me.
Around noon on friday I was able to meet my host Arvid and his '89 PC800 "SOS"
(Scooter On Steriods):