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About norwegian2015_2016

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  1. How are you doing!  I retire from my job this March.  I should have sometime to come out and visit you in the Spring.  I sold both of my BMW's  and bought a new BMW GSA to ride and I love it.  I would like to plan a trip to come out and visit you and ride Norway.


    1. norwegian2015_2016


      Hi Dan! Didn't notice your message until now. Good to hear from you. I'm fine. Hope you and your family are doing well, also. And congratulations with your new BMW! You are most welcome to visit!  We might have snow and ice until some time in April, usually. When you talk about spring, I guess you think about some time from medio April to some time in June, since you mention spring? Some information about riding motorcycles in Norway may be found for example here: https://ridenorway.com/ . http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/country/norway/norway-on-a-shoestring , https://www.adventurebikerider.com/riding-norways-atlantic-road/ . I'm living about an hours drive from the Swedish border, so it's also possible to go visit Sweden, if you like.

      I have bikes to offer. If you want some other type, it's also possible to buy a bike for the purpose, and sell later. I guess the cheapest option with respect to travelling is to fly between LA, SD or Las Vegas and Oslo. Buying tickets between California (or Nevada) and Trondheim probably adds disproportionally much to the price of the tickets. As soon as you are in Oslo, there are always opportunities to travel where I live, for example. That is Stjørdal, less than 10 minutes drive from Trondheim airport. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Salbergvegen+12B,+7500+Stjørdal/@63.4536841,10.6630821,9.19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x466d3e25665fcdef:0xcbaee52294af19e3!8m2!3d63.4852093!4d10.8910974

      Maybe it's cheaper to buy tickets from here, using the norwegian airline company, than from the USA. Anyway, that's something we can easily find out. I will be at a workshop in Japan that happens May 16-19. That's the only time I know that I'm out of the country.

      Roundtrips between Oslo and LA can be had for less than 350 USD some times in May, but if the dates do not fit your plans exactly, the price could also double. See for example this page: http://www.flybilligst.com/index.php?o=OSL&d=LAX&r=front_rt . http://www.norwegian.no often has the cheapest tickets, but still brand new and nice aircrafts.

      These days we are actually having thousands of your fellow countrymen here, as there is a large military exercise going on these days, called Trident Juncture https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/157833.htm .

      It could probably be useful talking to each other. I can call whenever it suits you, using skype for business, for example.  You can also contact me on email if you like; snorre.aunet@ntnu.no

      Hope to hear from you soon.

      Best Regards,



      P.S.  I attach a couple of pictures. One is with one of my daughters on a russian 2-stroke that I own. The 2nd is from a trip a friend and myself did recently. His bike is the Suzuki. Mine is the Kawa 250R.



  2. norwegian2015_2016

    Norwegian staying in SD/Carmel Valley until late June

    Robert - Thanks for the video! Haven't seen it until now.. Should you happen to be close to the Trondheim area, you are welcome to visit. I live 5-10 minutes from the airport. We have several hundreds among your fellow countrymen staying in our local community of about 23 000 people, in Stjørdal. They contribute both at different local arrangements like the world rallycross championship ( https://hellrx.com/program/ ), and to the local economy, besides having their military training. https://www.usmclife.com/2017/01/lejeune-marines-deploy-norway-irking-russia-first-time-since-wwii/ Jim Thanks for the nice photo from a great day in SD! I sent you an email with some pictures. If you haven't seen it (?) , check your spamfolder. Maybe it got trapped there..
  3. norwegian2015_2016

    Norwegian staying in SD/Carmel Valley until late June

    I got a message from Wierdrider a couple of days ago, and just logged in to this account, for the first time in many months. I have very good memories from SDAR meetings, as well as trips together with danrider, Wierdrider and Randy. Hope you are all doing fine. Would be great to see any of you in Norway, or other places in Europe. Best wishes from norwegian2015_2016, Stjørdal, Norway. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stjørdal
  4. norwegian2015_2016

    Successful sendoff

    Jim, you are right! Noticed one at Hell Station, a few days ago. Notice the can to the left in the picture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Station https://www.google.no/maps/place/Hell,+7517+Hell/@63.4484835,10.8854243,3304m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x466d16fb3ae6fd6d:0x1596b57897c52a6b!8m2!3d63.4451715!4d10.9052167 I'm thinking about San Diego and SDAR people about every day.. Hope to meet some of you guys again soon, in the not too distant future, on my side of the atlantic, or your.. Have a great weekend!
  5. norwegian2015_2016

    Norwegian send off !

    Thanks for the very nice Idyllwild / Escondido trip! A 10 minute video from when we left Idyllwild, is here: And Jim, regarding eating with the finger: You are welcome to Norway, to teach me how. ;-) Thanks again, to you, who took me to two trips during this last week, and provided bikes and great company. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future,and welcome to cross the atlantic..
  6. norwegian2015_2016

    Happy Father's Day to all

    Congratulations, Jim! Nice shirt!
  7. norwegian2015_2016

    Norwegian send off !

    Thank you very much! We had a great day, and Wierdrider has made a nice write-up yesterday, and today. Best wishes for you and SDAR for the future.
  8. norwegian2015_2016

    Norwegian send off !

    We had some really nice trips! Thanks a lot!
  9. norwegian2015_2016

    Successful sendoff

    Thanks for the nice write-up from a special and very great day, Jim! It was great to see more of the areas around here, and off course there is nothing like that of doing that on a motorcycle. It was also great to have Randy's company up to the top of Otay mountain among other places. A very memorable day, and very kind of you to lend out your bike(s) (after the XL250R sold much more quickly than what I expected). Hope to see you or some other SDAR people in Norway some day, and get the possibility to lend out a bike and take somebody around.. It has been really great to stay in SD for a year, and meet some of you SDAR members.Thanks again!
  10. norwegian2015_2016

    Norwegian send off !

    Yes! That was a great trip. Sunderland Dam and Black Mountain. And then a nice chat at Turkey Inn, Ramona, struggling to maintain fluid balance. ;-)
  11. norwegian2015_2016

    Norwegian send off !

    Thanks for the great initiative! I have really enjoyed being in San Diego, and would off course appreciate such a trip! Thanks for the picture above, also. That was a fine evening in Escondido, with some great food and people. And, as Dan mentioned, we had a couple of great trips around SD. One included Palomar Mountain. The other ride included Black Mountain. Plus much more. Really great!! Maybe see some of you in Norway some time, also..
  12. This seems like fun. I hope to be able to join in, coming to the gas station in Alpine at 9:00.
  13. I enjoyed it. It was a lot of classic cars driving up and down the main street in Ramona. Many spectators were sitting in their chairs, along the street, watching. There was also at least one place with some good, live music. I believe that it's similar every Thursday evening, for several months. Thanks for the Escondido recommendation. Youtube:
  14. Seems like there are many cars and motorcycles gathering in Ramona on certain Thursdays. http://ramonajournal.com/cruising-ramonas-main-drag-is-popular-on-thursday-nights-p7104-279.htm I plan to go there this evening. Want to be there not much later than 7 PM, which means I will probably leave Carmel Valley around 5.45 PM, go through Rancho Santa Fe and Escondido.. My phone number can be found in the members forum in case somebody would like to get in touch..
  15. norwegian2015_2016

    Monday 15th of February, from northern SD?

    It was great to meet you, and see the nice XL350, and to listen to the engine! Sounded like a very healthy and well tuned engine to me. :-)