GO FRY THE ICE IN SWEDEN– The need for speed could be a vintage drive on Daytona Beach shores, a blistering hellride on Bonneville’s salt, now there is a third choice icerace on a frozen lake!
For the fifth time Glenn Ocklund the founding father invited daredevils to the middle of Sweden in the small city of ORSA Dalarna. He and his volunteers of 100 had been preparing several courses since Christmas! By removing snow everyday the ice thickness increased to 80cm (30 inch) with snow left 40cm (15 inch).
Ola Sveen from Norway came with 20 over springer and handshift!!! 141 km/H with his out of the box S&S Panheadseries engine, Ola is a showman some screams could be heard from the 5000 spectators while he was snaking his way through ice and snow, BIG BALLS!
Still I feel like it´s more lika a rendezvous like the ol’ trappers who came down from the mountains of the wild west in USA and discussed what happened during the winter. BBQ on ice and to hear the mix of so many languages is a mindblower in the dark. My wife complained for several days that I was speaking english with her..
When an event like this turns 5, there is choices for the future. With more and more people with a professional view things have to have a good flow. Spectators want to look at jetengines and weird stuff that move and unfortunality brake and take time to clean after. And with a gigantic staff workin around the clock it take it´s toll. For me after 2 years I also notice that 80% is the same vehicles, more new riders, how to get them??
Whatever 295 km/H was the topspeed, and I got sick over and out!!