Exploring the neighbourhood: Up to Trollkjerka and home over Basteheia

May 8th, 2016

Very nice weather today, first time "short/short" when biking. Headed to Tyrihjell and then up to Trollkjerka on the forest road.

A bit steep at the beginning, but still possible to ride the bike.

View south towards Hølands Varde.

Still easy to ride the bike

Almost at the top, single track, had to push the bike every now and then, but mostly it was possible to ride the bike.

Heading down from Trollkjerka, passing by Langvannet

Now down from Basteheia towards Fosser

Still Basteheia, very fun to ride the bike here. All dried up, very good conditions today.

Garden tending

May 8th, 2016

The retaining wall for the flower bed needed some maintenance. Must admit that I would most of all prefer to remove the whole flower bed, but to much work doing that now. Added to my to-do list for next year or the year after.

Woke up this morning...

April 29th, 2016

To this view...

The yearly pasture preparation

April 29th, 2016

I have now cutted down all the small trees and branches, and thrown them all down in the hole at the bottom of the hill.

I'm a wannabe...farmer

April 29th, 2016

Early bike ride: Tunsjøen - Gurihøldalen - Svanmoåsen - Aurskog - Bjørkelangen

April 24th, 2016

Yet another chance today. Started out the same direction as yesterday, but when at Tunnsjøbotten I headed north towards Aurskog. Here at Tunnsjøbotten, the old barn is no more

View from the old croft (I do belive that's the correct word) - small farm, towards Tunsjøen

Quite steep up from Tunnsjøbotn up towards Gurihølsæter, see the workout analysis for details, link below.

Up at Svanmoåsen where I was able to ride my bike for some short distances. But since there had been done tending of the road not many years ago there was plenty of small tree stumps so I decided to carry and push the bike to avoid the gear shifter to be torn off by a stubborn stump.

All names along the route found thanks to Norgeskart. See all details at Sports-tracker.com

Early bike ride: Tunsjøen - Skottdalen - Korsbekken - Langfoss

April 23rd, 2016

Woke up 06:30 today, very nice weather and the youngest one at his grandparents - got up and had a quick breakfast and headed out. A bit chilly, sometimes when walking over bog's the water froze to ice on the tyres when I stopped. Apart from that, all fine.

First picture - the barrier at Tunsjøen

An old house by Tunsjøen

A cabin on a small island

At the end of Tunsjøen

End of the road and now on to the road less travelled.

Passing just by the border of Prestehesten nature reserve

No road, had to carry the bike. 3-4 km which I had to push and carry the bike over bog. Tried to avoid to get wet since it was chilly and therefore it was a bit of ups and downs - mostly ups.

Bog

Skottdalen, a bit to wet to ride the bike, had to push it.

Small map, see all here http://www.sports-tracker.com/workout/rhellem/571b1b6de4b0543237d46716

First bike ride this year

April 22nd, 2016

Yesterday I had the first bike ride this year, and actually the first bike ride since the 31'st of July 2014 (!!!). A bit chilly, but apart from that really nice weather at Korsbekken.

Renovation step 2

April 22nd, 2016

Pictures from Wednesday, three days of hard work and they almost done tearing away the old stuff

Renovation step 1

April 22nd, 2016

Sunday evening, all ready for the handymen to arrive on Monday morning