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#502297 - 08/18/13 6:22 pm EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International
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Standing by....
Wait for it.
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#502298 - 08/18/13 6:29 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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OK, Now that I have your attention?
I'll begin with a bit of a rant:

Opened a new PB account t'other day... Boy is it cumbersome, and unfriendly now. In a word, Photobucket SUCKS.
SO, I'm gonna just do this the hard way. Have some stuff already in a "word" doc in my PC and can resize pix on the iPad, so I'll hop back and forth til I get things kicked off here, eventually just posting off the pad.

I hope y'all enjoy reading the forthcoming yarn, even one tiny iota
(seen THAT word used in a sentence lately?)
as much as I enjoyed living it.
Stay tuned.


Edited by ricochetrider (08/18/13 6:52 pm)
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#502302 - 08/18/13 6:51 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Cats are reputed to have nine lives.
I have but one.
And boy howdy!
What a life it is.


Cats may indeed have nine lives; I'm busy living nine lives worth, in but a single pass.
To live fully, if one were to inquire, is to really LIVE, to live each day, each moment, as tho it may be the last...

Of course how can one really do this, say, at work? Many work moments you really wish could actually be the last ones! Few people actually live for their work. Some love their work, as do I. But to LIVE for work? Absurd. So, we live for those "other" moments. Later in life, when we look back, these other moments are going to be the ones we see. No one is going to look back and relish that one really awesome day of work. Looking forward, you dream of the other moment. You live for that other moment. Sometimes the moments are created through careful planning- and sometimes they burst into your world like a fiery bolt.

If you've done it right, this is what you'll see at the end of your life's journey- a lifetime of "other" moments... My life seems to made of many wonderfully "other" moments; I'll have a LOT to look back at when I am done.

I'm lucky that way, I guess.

This trip had its beginnings. I must confess I've been dreaming of Northern Europe, specifically Norway, and must have said as much out loud... well, on line anyway. Our buddy Dieter heard me, I guess, and invited me to come for a visit, and a journey. I agonised about it, thinking of all the work I would most definitely miss while away. But of course, we just covered THAT, a paragraph or so earlier. I bought my ticket and secured my flight from Newark NJ to Hamburg, Germany.
Boom. Simple, yes?
MAAAAYYYBBEEE.
OR, maybe not.

NOT so simple if the designated plane seems to fail at the time to load passengers.

NOT if said passengers must shuffle hurriedly from gate to gate, damn near from one time zone, to another (or so it seems!-modern airports are SO huge!)

NOT if you FINALLY get on the plane, then sit for two hours while they do all that which probably had been done to the plane that broke.

Not so simple if then, you sit on the tarmac awaiting your "turn" at a runway, behind all those other planes already waiting...

BUT eventually, you DO take off, you DO cross the "Big Water", and you DO land in a foreign land, to find all your bags AND your friend waiting.

And so, as Dieter already reported, it came to pass that we sped excitedly thru that German speed-cam... oops.
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#502307 - 08/18/13 7:17 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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As it was early in the morning, we spent the day noodling around on the bikes.
Dieter showed some of his local lanes, and I can say that the area near his home is quite lovely indeed. Here are some pix of my first ever ride in Germany:


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Description: A sweet little railroad tunnel near Dieter's home

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Description: The bikes: Dieter's Dark Star, and his 79 Yammy XT500, my designated ride

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Description: Da Man

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Description: A pretty typical old style German structure with thatched roof

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Description: Local lanes

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Description: Cool old Mill

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Description: Mill

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Description: Local German countryroads

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Description: ICE CREAM!


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#502351 - 08/18/13 10:38 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Next day, Dieter and Biggi appeased my desire to see a bit of their city, Hamburg.
We launched out pretty early, taking bicycles down to the waterfront, where there is an open air market, and plenty going on! I enjoyed it completely, aspects of the market are really pretty much a show, with vendors selling things off big trucks - yelling, hawking and BSing back and forth with the crowd in an entertaining way. We ventured into a large building- the former fish auction house for breakfast. Turned out, there were stages at either end of the giant, bustling room, with full-on rock bands playing alternating sets! Between the bands and awesome people watching, breakfast was a total hoot! Hamburg has a history of having a raucous all night party scene- think The Beatles 1962- this tradition is quite alive today, and many of this early morning's market customers were still obviously carrying on from Saturday night! Woo and a big rowdy HOO. Here Re some pix for your viewing pleasure.

A word about these pix here: I'm resizing each one in a photo app, and posting them with File Manager. So, each pic has its description posted below it. Not how I normally do it but HEY! laugh


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Description: Locking up the bikes for breakfast

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Description: Hamburg's industrial waterfront

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Description: The Historic Fischmarkt

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Description: Breakfast party!

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Description: Awesome people watching here in Hamburg!

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Description: Dutch plant sellers had everyone entertained

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Description: Local and imported produce. Much of the area near Dieter & Biggi's home is farm land.

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Description: Just before close of market, and the vendors are making every effort to attract final buyers.

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Description: Since this place often floods, some buildings have industrial marine hatch style closures on their windows. Cool, eh?

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Description: Couldn't resist this image of small plastic forks having been tossed, used, onto the old cobble stones.


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#502367 - 08/18/13 11:52 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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We had a great day biking around the waterfront. They took me into the Elbtunnel, an old tunnel that crosses under the Elbe River, formerly used by dock and harbour workers of Hamburg waterfront district. This thing is COOL! It has old lifts which were used to drop cars into the tunnel for the crossing. Here are a handful,of pix of the tunnel.


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Description: The building that houses the lifts and access to the Elbtunnel

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Description: The car lifts

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Description: Lifts and structure

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Description: We took the steps down into the tunnel

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Description: There was lots of ornate decoration

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Description: The tunnel

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Description: Down deep.

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Description: Us in the tunnel

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Description: We came out to view the city from the other side of the river.

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Description: Modern tugboats on the Elbe


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#502381 - 08/19/13 12:32 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Here are a few more random shots from the couple days in Hamburg before we move on to the road trip.



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Description: The XT500

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Description: The upside down house- after a quick Internet search, turns out there are a few of these around Germany!

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Description: Fruit baskets at the market

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Description: A tribute to sailors overlooks Hamburg's harbor

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Description: Really cool Fiat 500

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Description: Beyond the waterfront district and market are the beach clubs along the Elbe River, adding yet another element of interest to the local scene.

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Description: I love this sort of urban "decoration"... If that's what you want to call it. hamburg, and the surrounding area has more graffiti than anyplace I've ever been, including Rome, and the U.S. north east.

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Description: I love colorful old boats!

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Description: The Dancing Towers of Hamburg




Edited by ricochetrider (08/19/13 12:47 am)
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#502398 - 08/19/13 1:31 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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All looking good so far, can't wait to see the next installment.

"Dark Star" is absolutely the coolest custom bike I've ever seen. Something about it is just "right" - 99% of the customs I see I just go "oh well, I'm glad HE'S enjoying that", but I fell in love first time I saw it at the IOM ....

You're right about Photobucket - when they "improved" it earlier this year, they made it almost unusable and VERY user-unfriendly. I need to move my pictures somewhere else. Like "the New Coke" or "Crystal Pepsi", some young Harvard Business School hotshot screwed the pooch royally on this one ....

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#502402 - 08/19/13 1:47 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Part II: Germany into Denmark
After taking a day to load the bikes, and pack the truck, we got up early on Tuesday and took off on a cross country jaunt towards Sweden. The countryside was absolutely fabulous, with few vehicles out on the roads- tho with speed cams about, it's not like you can really fly. This is one of the primary differences between the U.S. and Europe. The end result, however, is a generally slower pace that adds to the quality of life IMO. Our trip began with a quickie hop along the motorway- where, in Germany, it IS permissible for private vehicles to run at incredibly fast speeds, in the left lane- as long as the drivers aren't doing anything rude, that could be perceived as "aggressive".

This day of travel was to be a long one. we went thru Northern Germany into Denmark- stopping at a beach on the Baltic Sea along the way! We then crossed the second of many ferries over to Sweden, winding up finally at the house of Matt, Dieter's friend and a member of the Swedish BSA club.



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Description: The countryside of Northern Germany is beautiful, and largely rural.

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Description: Nice roads to roll along.

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Description: The first of many ferry crossings- this one across the Nord-Oste-Kanal, an industrial canal of about 98 KMs (61 miles), linking the North Sea to the Baltic Sea- saving a trip of roughly 250 nautical miles around the Jutland Peninsula.

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Description: A container ship on the Canal, moving somewhat slowly and completely silently. Almost spooky how big, quiet, and up close it was.

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Description: We stopped in a small Danish town for snacks and coffee.

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Description: Rolling thru Denmark. Fabulous countryside here!

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Description: Cool sculptural aspect on an ordinary bridge, somewhere in Denmark

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Description: A Nimbus we saw at another stop in Denmark. The guy was traveling with his wife, she on a modern cruiser.

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Description: We stop at a beach along the way. I waded and hung out taking pix while Dieter rested for a short while. Afterwards, we crossed a LONG bridge, which Dieter has posted pix of before.

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Description: Colorful lifeguard tower at the beach!




Edited by ricochetrider (08/23/13 11:52 pm)
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#502407 - 08/19/13 2:12 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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More pix of the road trip into Sweden. A long day- we covered many miles.


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Description: Lighthouse on an island on the long bridge crossing

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Description: Viking museum!

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Description: Viking longboat

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Description: More colorful boats

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Description: BTDT

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Description: Ferry to Sweden

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Description: Boarding the ferry

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Description: First pic in Sweden!

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Description: Swedish farm country. Lots of golden wheat fields, green grass, and blue shies with big white puffy clouds.

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Description: Our destination for the evening- Swedish BSA club member Matt,s place- with his cool old BSA he's owned since the 60s, and a newly restored BMW R100.


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#502409 - 08/19/13 2:15 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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I'm out of battery here folks. Sit tight. This story to be continued sometime SOON.
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#502412 - 08/19/13 2:32 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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HEY!
What about that cool little Zundapp hiding to the left!???

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#502451 - 08/19/13 12:28 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: Rickman]
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Originally Posted By: Rickman
HEY!
What about that cool little Zundapp hiding to the left!???


HA! I was so taken with the blue Beemer, I missed the Zundapp altogether! Matt did have a small assortment of old mopeds tho, and was in process on a couple of them. Seems there is a trend now up there, with mopeds.
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#502456 - 08/19/13 1:24 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Nice Tom! I've enjoyed reading the report so far...looking forward to more!
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#502459 - 08/19/13 2:01 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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uploading to Flickr now... It's an entity connected to Yahoo, so maybe I'll love it... Not finding the link/sharing to be too easy, but they offer a whopping terrabyte of free storage!
Here goes a test image:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39109234@N06/9544746933/
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#502460 - 08/19/13 2:02 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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OK that sux. let's try THIS instead:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39109234@N06/9544746933/" title="P1040374 by ricochetrider, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/9544746933_d5ca63fe88.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="P1040374"></a>
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#502461 - 08/19/13 2:03 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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I mad flickr.


Edited by ricochetrider (08/19/13 9:23 pm)
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#502490 - 08/19/13 5:47 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Use any photo site but forget Flickr. It's an open gate to spam and pop up hell.
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#502495 - 08/19/13 6:29 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Originally Posted By: ricochetrider
uploading to Flickr now... It's an entity connected to Yahoo, so maybe I'll love it... Not finding the link/sharing to be too easy, but they offer a whopping terrabyte of free storage!
Here goes a test image:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39109234@N06/9544746933/


Your link works afor me Tom, highlight & right click on Open in new tab.
Nice pics Tom, I liked seeing familiar faces - Lorenz clan, Wim & Christine etc
I do agree however that Flickr is not easy at first but I was coherced by family into using it and that Photobucket has been screwed up.
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#502515 - 08/19/13 9:27 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: BeezaBryan]
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Originally Posted By: ricochetrider
uploading to Flickr now... It's an entity connected to Yahoo, so maybe I'll love it... Not finding the link/sharing to be too easy, but they offer a whopping terrabyte of free storage!
Here goes a test image:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39109234@N06/9544746933/


Your link works afor me Tom, highlight & right click on Open in new tab.
Nice pics Tom, I liked seeing familiar faces - Lorenz clan, Wim & Christine etc
I do agree however that Flickr is not easy at first but I was coherced by family into using it and that Photobucket has been screwed up.


After reading some stuff on the FAQ pages and blog sites RE: Flickr, turn out they won't give an IMG code to post a photo directly; they want to redirect you to their site, no doubt to collect your IP address, and glean all possible info to then target you.

I know it's been said before, but to repeat- if something is "free" on the internet, then the user of the service is the product. Sorry Flickr. I'm out.
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#502626 - 08/20/13 5:14 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Tom Bro Dude, chill my man, I've TOLD ya the answer, all ya gotta do is DELETE 10 photos a day from your Photobucket account, and BANG, you're good to go.. bigt Been doing it for a while now lad, and I'm on top of it now, it's not an easy way of doing stuff, but I'm NOT paying, and I can't be bothered to hook up with another Photobucket wanna be.. grin

Keep Yarn spinning lad, you da man.. bigt
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#502668 - 08/20/13 10:50 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Well, dudes, I done deleted several hundred pix from my Photobucket account with no change in status, so let's slog along in Sweden, then, shall we? Indeed, let's shall.

So after hanging out at Matt's house, and walking down the lane a short ways to meet a guy, Lars, who became a good friend at the Rally, we rolled on north'ards, thru absolutely fantastic farm land! Mostly wheat fields with a mix of some dairy cattle, and the occasional horse- the scenery was just about all fields of gold with interspersed patches of green, and the occasional brilliantly red barn. The skies were of the bluest blues, with the biggest, whitest, puffiest cotton-ball clouds prancing merrily above the seemingly endless vistas. Soon enough, tho, up & over an actual hill (who knew? Sweden has hills?) we rode, coming back down to the coastal plain, where made a left, and headed for the Melbystrand- apparently a famous stretch of beach, where we drove on out, parked the truck, and hung about for a short while, soaking up the negative ions, and enjoying the salt air.

Then, it was back to the "grind"- such as it was, with all the tedious open country, endless roads, fabulous colors, and those goldarn epic skies. Not sure how we did it, but we thrust our chins stubbornly forward, and soldiered on in as stalwart a manner as we could muster. I mean, you know- under the conditions and all... grin


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Description: Coastal Sweden. It mostly looks a lot like this pic. I could post the endless photos I took- but they would all look pretty much exactly like this one! In a word, fab!

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Description: Up and over what may be THE only hill in southwestern Sweden. And HEY! I was there!

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Description: Melbystrand!

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Description: Local residents weren't too put off by us humans. Business as usual for these guys. Whatever! :laugh

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Description: In the distance, there was obviously a town, a harbor, and this regatta. It was a ways off, yet all the sails were somehow enticing. Too bad- it was back to the south, we were going north. I shot this on max zoom.

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Description: Few people out on this part of the beach- the driving permissible section of The Melbystrand.

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Description: Sticking to the smallest roads, for as long as we could, we made our way north

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Description: Windmills??? Did we take a wrong turn somewhere?

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Description: More open coastal plain. Pretty awesome, really.




Edited by ricochetrider (08/20/13 11:00 pm)
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#502670 - 08/20/13 11:30 pm Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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We drove on, eventually arriving at Johann's. He is another member of the Swedish BSAOC, and boy he sure has some suh-WEET BSAs! He & his lovely family were very nice and hospitable, and we had a great stroll down to the water's edge, to see the boats and COWS... (WTF. over.) then had a really nice supper, and some English Ales! This hopped up Goldie, Johann apparently inherited from his dad- who used to be active in vintage racing. Dad even raced this bike at some pretty famous places, including the Isle of Man! These are super nice folks, and we had an absolutely lovely visit with them. Johann is quite the cook, and the food all came from local farms and sources.


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Description: Dieter and Mrs Johann (my bad- can't recall her name? Camilla? Not certain) shoot the breeze while we chill in The Stable.

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Description: She rides a Sportster, and his every day rider is a Honda, a model we can't get here in the U.S.

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Description: GoldStar race bike. This thing is HOT!

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Description: Walking down to the village harbour.

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Description: Love these colors!

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Description: Love these wooden fences too!

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Description: There was a herd of dairy cows grazing at water's edge. Salty milk, anyone? I had to talk to this one, to get her to look my way for the perfect pic. Gotten a lot of mileage out of this shot!

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Description: This was painted on the gable of the small museum building- which apparently housed the local fishermen's rescue operation back in the day.

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Description: Wonderfully peaceful down here, at the docks, at sunset.

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Description: More boats. Tedious, I know. Hope I'm not killing you here. :grin


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#502675 - 08/21/13 12:06 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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Next day was a biggie. We had a short drive to Gothenburg, and would then stop for an over night at Morgan & Anki's! We again noodled up the coast, sticking to small roads, taking the scenic routes.

In the next nearest larger town north from Johann's, we had to go right thru town center. There was a nice park, everyone was out, and there was some sort of vintage bike display near the pedestrian zone, just off the park! Well. We couldn't get the truck stopped quickly enough, lemme tells ya. Good thing we didn't roll it in our zeal! But we had a nice time stretching our legs, and shooting the breeze with the local "Veteran's Club" while drooling over the really nice old bikes they had out.


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Description: Here is a really neat old structure. No sure what this is, but it looks like some sort of defense post... Can anyone enlighten us?

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Description: More endless coastal plain!

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Description: This small town was jumping! I guess it was about lunch time, on a Thursday afternoon. Everyone was out.

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Description: There were a handful of absolutely fabulous bikes, including a Sunbeam, a Rex, a sweet BSA, a Triumph, and a BMW with a chrome-sided tank, among others!

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Description: Is this an A10?

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Description: This Rex was maybe the nicest bike there. Awesome!

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Description: Cool Sunbeam. I've seen a few of these, but none as nice as this one. I thought of our brother Stephen(?) of BB.Com, who has one and rides it all over the place.

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Description: Sweet BMW. You NEVER see them with chromed tanks here in the U.S. so I was pretty excited to see this one.

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Description: Sweet yellow Honda, the Triumph (?) Tiger, and some awesome mopeds. Think I mentioned it already, but Mopeds are hot in Sweden right now.


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#502679 - 08/21/13 12:23 am Re: EU Adventure/ 50th Annual BSA International [Re: ricochetrider]
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More bike pix for ya.


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Description: Monarck and mopeds. Check that seat cover!

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Description: Not sure what this is... Too small to see it in the resizing app.

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Description: Triumph. I think it's a Tiger?

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Description: More of this Rex

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Description: Rex a Rama

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Description: T Rex

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Description: Don't recall what this was, but it was interesting.

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Description: Another shot of the A10

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Description: This was a really great stop!


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