Norway, West Coast Stavanger area Loop trip report

Discussion in 'Global Trip Reports' started by bard, May 21, 2011.

  1. bard

    bard Ol'Timer

    As many of my friends know I moved back to Europe after several years in Thailand, it is impossible to stop biking so I founds some nice loops in the nearby area from where I now live.

    I wanted to share one of my loops I can take from my house, the whole loop is about 150 km from house to house, very nice and very much worth it.

    The view today from my balcony, let’s go… whohoooo…

    The start of the good stuff, from here riding is awesome…

    After a good bit of hilly stuff this valley is a pretty place to rip before you hit the hills again.

    This is a beautiful view from the road, absolutely great place to stop and take a picture.

    Here is another view from the same point of the road, if you are afraid of height don’t ride here…

    Here is a great pitstop ½ way through the loop, very nice pastry, yummy.

    Another nice view of road behind me.

    Another view of yet another valley to ride.

    Looking back from the same spot as above.

    Further down the valley, still a nice view.

    Just for fun, old horses meet modern horse…

    Cheers Bard
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  3. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Beautiful Scenery Bard! How long is the Riding Season there before the Cold or Snow sets in? How Long are You planning to Stay over there?
  4. bard

    bard Ol'Timer

    The season really for most bikers is May to October, some nutters ride all year (they use winter tires). Like me Season start in March and ends in November. In the area I live (South West Coast) you are ice free most of the winter, you will have risk of frost and ice November to February so only total hardcore bikers ride then with winter spiked tires.

    For bikers you really love the roads here, it is just amazing roads and views right outside the cities. I would never think I would ever say this, but I really prefer the cooler temperature while riding a bike. You use really nice Goretex space age insulated stuff and you are really comfortably warm in a t-shirt under. Should you get a little warm, just open a vent and voila you have a perfect temperature. Riding with Goretex is amazing, comfortable, and if there is rain just ride, you stay perfectly dry. When I left Europe last time the rider gear was not really up for the job keeping you warm, and definitely not to keep you dry so there has been a fantastic development with this.

    Right now I can see myself staying here for a long time, we are planning a trip to Thailand in January though so I'll be around every ow and again. Also I still keep my house, so one day I can see myself return again. The bonus up here is the money, I don't make the North American pesos (US$) here, money and work is very good.
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    They sure are beautiful blue skies, roads & scenery.
    I'm glad you're still able to get out & ride, plus write 'em up on GT Rider.
    Great stuff & many thanks.
  6. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

    Great scenery. Where are the hill tribes? ;-)
  7. bard

    bard Ol'Timer

    Hey guys and thanks.

    Hilltribes, believe it or not we do have hilltribes in Norway they're called Sami people. They are originally a nomad people who lives in Lavo tents and breed reindeer. However you will only find the ones who still stay in the traditional ways up in Northern Norway, the ones around were we live have normal lives just like anyone else.

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