In the spirit of "Ride 'em don't Hide 'em" here is my latest ride.
Technically, I am still on it, since I am in Stockholm for the next 3 days.
This is my 1991 BMW R100GS PD. Not quite an antique, but definitely already in the classic category. For you Tolkien fans, it's kind of the "Shadowfax" of adventure bikes. Another few years and it will rank as a true AMCA member! But for now, it's just a bike that I can take anywhere because there are no computers, no ABS, no electronics... nothing that can't be fixed without onboard spare parts and basic tools.
The picture was taken a couple of days ago on Nordkapp, Norway. The northernmost road in the world (at least that you can get to w.out putting your bike on a boat or a plane...). It's more than 400 miles above the arctic circle. It was a 4 day ride from Oslo. And a 3 day ride back to Stockholm. The bike never missed a beat, though the odometer died on me, so I can't give an exact count. But it's somewhere approaching 4500 KM in the last 10 days. A lot of riding.
This one was taken at the Arctic circle.
Ride was rainy every day... but when I got to Nordkapp, the weather was perfect. The only perfect day they had in about a week and the next day, they were socked in again.
Unbelieveable ride! The West coast of Norway is a motorcyclists paradise, BTW.