Where in Norway are you? My in-laws live in Bergen. My wife has a cousin there that rides a Ha***ly of some sort, not cafe! We are probably at about the same latitude as you. I am at 60.5'N. It is cold and blowing and I don't have any bikes here at all. They are at the summer place, waiting for school to end.
Rainy old Bergen is where I am too, small world isn't it? Is your wife from here? Try my best to avoid the Hardly Ableson crowd, not feeling that old yet and also, if I just want to be carried around, I can always take the bus...cheaper,faster and more reliable than a Harley, hehe...biking should be an active experience! What are your summer rides then?
as a Northerner turned Damn Yanky(yankys that stay down south).I realy do feel for you guys ,ice storms and cold wet dark crappy weather.I watch the news and weather channel.look around at the windows open with the air coming in from the screens go outside in my tee shirt in the evening ,to get something from my truck ,bracing myself for the cold(natural instinct for a Northener)and Still get surprised ,after a year thats its warm even at night after the sun has long been down, even the faint breeze is warm.My body goes from bracing my self for a temperature change to pure ahhhhhh relaxed ,Oh yeah Im in Florida damn I dont miss the cold.My few weeks(sometime days) a summer rides have grown into any time day or night rides year round .I should have done this years ago.Weather is no longer an issue in my car and bike building equation.its sunny to day sunny tommorrow even when its RAINY season the sun is out while its raining Man if you like cars and bikes this is IT.And this IT you cant find on ebay.I have a 450 I ride and a 360 Im building to sell.
just found a 750 honda for 150 that was on the road last year the guy is now disabled and wants to sell.I just like twins better so another bike Ill build and sell.
I'll probably end up doing what you did at some point down the line, just got to get those kids out of the house first, then I can sell nearly everything and spend all my money on bikes! Too hot to go skiing, too cold and rainy to go for a ride, just rain and storms and shipwrecks covering the coastline in oil, better get out of here as soon as I can. I certainly will visit the American South at some point, hopefully on a bike.Never been there, been to New York, Boston and California, the South is high up on my list of places to visit in the future.Great twisty roads along the west coast of Norway,though, fantastic place to ride a bike when the weather is good.