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Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by Simmy, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Simmy

    Simmy Well-Known Member

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    My brother lives in Norway and just sent me this reminder why I need to return for another tour.
    Back in the 90's I rented an XJ900 Diversion and joined him for a week long tour through the Norwegian countryside.
    This is the road at Lysebotn (near Stavanger), I remember stopping at the lookout centre at the top.
    Lysboton.JPG
     
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    going up looks ok going down must be quite a ride

    fantastic photo
     
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    hot brakes going down that's for sure.
     
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    Thats why you make use of engine braking.
     
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    Simmy was on a rental. As I always say " It's a rental don't be gentle "
     
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    Officially on my bucket list now
     
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    OMG that looks wonderful, I hope that is all solid road and not brick or stone. Some roads looks so nice and fun but with the surrounding weather can be a challenge. On Guam when it rained the roads were a death trap. The roads were made with coral and other materials. When they got wet they became slimy.

    What a great pic and so glad that you have fond memories when you see that pic. Does look wonderful.
     
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    I’d just stay in a lower gear and take my time
     
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    The Norwegian roads are in perfect condition. Surprising really, I would expect they see similar frost heaving to what we see in Canada.
    I do remember their roads are narrow, sometimes when a truck approaches you need to stick to the edge. They have tunnels everywhere, one was 11 Klms long, my brother said they just completed one 25 klms.
    I remember entering some which were not well lit, takes your eyes a second to adjust to the dark so you’re riding blind for a second, some tunnels had switch backs to.
     

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