Hi all GRiSO friends in the world I live in Sirevåg, south west part of Norway. It's a miniatyre part of Norway with flat land by the sea and steep rock by the fjords. All nature and nice roads within a circle of one houre riding. However, the climate is harsh and the road salted in the winter season. In my garage, there is currentley three bikes. My daughter's Hyosung GT125 Comet and my old and highly loved Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1000. Close to the garage port there is my newest addition, the Moto Guzzi GRiSO 1200 SE 2015 model. I also have one old moped from 1957. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I spent a year in Strømmen when I was ten (1969). My father was doing a post-doctoral fellowship there studying air pollution research for the Norwegian government. He was also interested in tracing our Norwegian family roots back to the original homestead in Reiakvam (742 km north of you according to Google maps). As happened to so many immigrants who came through Ellis Island, New York in the late 1800's, the name was 'Americanized' to Reiquam. I've often thought of changing it back to its original form, but it would probably be a huge hassle and people already have enough trouble pronouncing Reiquam. I also dream of exploring Norway again, next time on a GRiSO!
Anyway, welcome to the Ghetto and congratulations on your new bike, you won't be disappointed.
I also dream of exploring Norway again, next time on a GRiSO!
Hi Pete. It's time to do something about your dream! Take a air-plane to Sola, Stavanger. Start your journey and ride from Sola to Reiakvam. The nature and scenery is stunning. You will meet a lot of nice people on the road. It is possible to rent a bike, but a GRiSO may be difficult. Expect rain, wind, hail, sun and glacier on the journey. There is a Guzzi event in Olden from 03.06.2017 til 05.06.2017. It's near Reiakvam. (3h riding). The video shows my first trip on my GRiSO. That was when I picked it up from my dealer in Hadeland. (One hour from Strømmen)
Sounds like a great plan, but I'm afraid it's not in the cards this year.
The Norwegian scenery and people are wonderful indeed. I remember that when we went to Reiakvam it was very interesting to see the old family name on gravestones in the local cemetery and on mailboxes along the road. My father knocked on the door of one house and was shocked when the man who opened the door looked just like his brother. The family resemblance was stunning. The gentleman spoke fluent English as he had worked for several years as a lumberjack in Canada. He invited us in and we spent about an hour listening to his stories. My father had no doubt found a distant relative.
I enjoyed your video, what a spectacular and varied landscape Norway has to offer.
Welcome Joloevaa. I am a new GRiSO owner and have learned a lot on this forum. I spent 15 days in Norway in February 1980. I was a U.S. Marine training with Norwegian and British Marines. Beautiful country and great people.