Thursday, 14 July 2011


Modell 170, 1924, 550cc

Modell 180, 1925 550cc. Spot the differences.......

Sunday, 10 July 2011

The new generation.

Oskar pulled out my Bultaco today; he wanted to try it out in the garden.  A good initiative, so I had to teach him how to ride it

Oskar and Kristian posing with the 1975 Bultaco Sherpa 350.

A “hare and hound” race in the garden. My neighbors are not so impressed; they are having coffee and cake outside today….

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Triumph LW, 1914

This good looking Triumph did “Skogsløpet” last weekend.  The oldest bike in the rally but not the fastest….I must have passed it five or six times. The 225 cc two stroke was ridden by owner Harald Raaken.
The bike has an interesting history, once owned by Olympic ice skating champion Ivar Ballangerud.  He had the bike on display in his sports shop.

I had to read me up on this model: the Model LW - Light Weight also called the Junior and by some the “Baby” (hence the smallest of Triumph`s motorcycles).
Made between 1914 – 1922. 225cc 2-stroke 2¼ hp. 64mm bore X 70mm stroke.
Two-speed gearbox. No clutch or kick start.

It is a small bike with low saddle height and easy starting. I read that that caused the model to gain popularity in Britain amongst District Nurses, Ministers of the Church, and schoolboys with wealthy parents! (The legal minimum riding age in those days was fourteen).


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Skogsløpet 2011, # 2

Skogsløpet are allowed for all bikes that are more than 30 years old so there was some variety in the starting area. A Puch moped and Rolf Vold with a 1916 Indian Powerplus.

                                                        Mean looking rigid BSA Goldstar.

                                                     Sprockets for on and off road…..

Petrol and a grenade will probably solve most of the situations you can find yourself in at a motorcycle rally…..

NVMC`s (Norwegian vintage mc club) nice Norwegian made Atlanta. 1927, 350cc JAP engine.

Per Walle are doing some last minute adjustment to his 1923 Harley Davidson.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Skogsløpet 2011, # 1

I am just back from Skogsløpet.  I am posting a few photos today. I will sort out some more pictures next week.

Non Skid tires. Makes me wonder…….When did tire manufactures stop texting brand name in the tire patterns? Did Non Skid also produce underwear?

We are high up in the mountains, the highest point of the route was 1200 m.a.s.l.

Have you ever been to a motorcycle rally where you can borrow fishing rods from the local fish and hunt club? I did not see anybody catch trout’s.