The first pics and videos from last weekend’s Primus Rally is hitting the web. What a rally they had!
(Video published by permission of Roger Visser)
Roger Visser and his crew from the Netherlands rode some of the ca 80 bikes from several countries that rallied together in the Fjorda area of Bjoneroa last weekend for the annual Primus Rally. Alas, due to duties for the Norwegian Motorcyclists’ Union, I couldn’t participate myself this year. But the video from Roger shows some of the good things that goes on in the frozen period in Norway. Reportedly, it was a mild venue this year, only -16C during the night, and around 0C in the daytime. Nothing scary, in other words.
You can also see some pics if you tune into the Primus Rally Facebook Page. Enjoy!
Categories: Winter rides
Tags: bike, bikes, bjoneroa, camping, guzzi, krystall, mc-addict, motorcycle, motorcycles, norway, primus, rally, tent, touring, winter
To pitch a tent wherever you want on uncultivated land is a right for everyone who roams this country – Norwegian or visitor. And it adds to the experience of Norway.
To find a nice spot and pitch your tent somewhere in the uncultivated land adds to the experience of Norway.
With a country such as Norway, with so many beautiful areas and scenery, you might think that the access is restricted or commercialized by someone. But that isn’t the case. To Norwegians (and visitors) it is a long-standing right to roam the land without restrictions. It is actually the law: It is forbidden to deny anyone access to uncultivated land. You can freely ride your bike onto a forest road, find a nice spot, and pitch your tent without the fear of doing something illegal. You can read the fast facts about this act here.
More often than not, I bring my tent when I ride around. It gives me the ultimate sense of freedom. With a little food and a stove in my pannier, I am totally independent – at least for a couple of days – and can choose my home for the night at my whim. To me, it adds to the experience of this country. Sure, it can be nice to book into a hostel, or rent a cabin or pitch your tent at a camp site. But to really feel the tranquility and vastness of this nature, a night or two in the wild is good. And that’s what we motorcyclist are all about, right? Wild and free and all that?
Besides, it saves me for a couple of hundred NOK each night I spend wild camping…
Categories: Good to know
Tags: bike, bikes, camping, guzzi, mc-addict, motorcycle, motorcycles, norway, pitch, public access, quota, rondane, tent, touring