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Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/bQDM9jO.png The ferry was...

http://i.imgur.com/bQDM9jO.png

The ferry was jam packed with vehicles, and we waited around an hour to get off and into Denmark.
http://i.imgur.com/oKQfv10h.jpg (http://imgur.com/oKQfv10)

I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/HemI4l9.png My last day...

http://i.imgur.com/HemI4l9.png

My last day in Iceland was to ride 20 miles to the town where I fitted my tires, and then to the ferry port.

Leaving another lovely hostel:...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/mbrB6c7.png I left the...

http://i.imgur.com/mbrB6c7.png

I left the hostel and headed north along the coast to set myself up for the return ferry.
http://i.imgur.com/OWCtJpmh.jpg (http://imgur.com/OWCtJpm)

Along the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
After the last day's attempt I spent that evening...

After the last day's attempt I spent that evening studying maps. The Open Map project had an interesting lead:
http://i.imgur.com/4EkZVcC.jpg (http://imgur.com/4EkZVcC)

You'll notice the white...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/HcqAbQN.png Star 25 of...

http://i.imgur.com/HcqAbQN.png

Star 25 of 25. Lnsrfi.

This star was the one to worry about. The F980 is famed for having a challenging river crossing...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks Saso, I really hope the weather clears up...

Thanks Saso, I really hope the weather clears up for you. Today was all about star 25 which was zero fun in this weather riding across wet boulders, but that's for another post...!

I'm heading...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/LOAqcZU.png An early...

http://i.imgur.com/LOAqcZU.png

An early start at 7am, I left my tent and gear at the campsite and backtracked to reach stars 22 and 23. With two river crossings marked on my map, and with much...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/hWTyUJS.png Overnight the...

http://i.imgur.com/hWTyUJS.png

Overnight the weather had become severely wet and windy.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/x8Y8l12.png Packing up...

http://i.imgur.com/x8Y8l12.png

Packing up camp last night I noticed I was missing an essential item! This photo should include a picture of a bicycle pump.
http://i.imgur.com/yzrkwOdh.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/ZCeRmw0.png After a...

http://i.imgur.com/ZCeRmw0.png

After a relaxed evening in the hotel I aimed at my next star - number 16 Hraunfossar.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Nope, though I'm not sure I'd notice it form the...

Nope, though I'm not sure I'd notice it form the vibes riding on a 640 Adventure! :bash
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/ODTi3dah.png I left the...

http://i.imgur.com/ODTi3dah.png
I left the North West hoping for a break in the weather. Nonetheless I still put on my full waterproofs, just in case.

Riding back along the same route I came in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/hRMBJei.png I left the...

http://i.imgur.com/hRMBJei.png

I left the hostel and took route 690 to join the southern road that winds west.
http://i.imgur.com/ih1G1L6h.jpg (http://imgur.com/ih1G1L6)

Two stars were on my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/tWtmQqY.png <object...

http://i.imgur.com/tWtmQqY.png
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Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
I'll order the Bridgestone ones when I get back,...

I'll order the Bridgestone ones when I get back, thanks for the tip woods wizard. It was a Michelin UHD I pinched at 20psi, they are 4mm, and yes I didn't think it was worth patching because of that....
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/OMO04ai.png Leaving...

http://i.imgur.com/OMO04ai.png
Leaving Laugervatn on the F35, the road is a regular gravel track that progresses north, without much in the way of scenery above what Iceland's landscape normally...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/3eC6Ev9.png...

http://i.imgur.com/3eC6Ev9.png (http://imgur.com/3eC6Ev9)

Back on the star hunt, I left the hostel and headed for Haifoss.
http://i.imgur.com/riGgdtjh.jpg (http://imgur.com/riGgdtj)
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Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
It's all part of the adventure. Yes bad karma on...

It's all part of the adventure. Yes bad karma on the whiskey, but hey I'm 1kg lighter on the rear shock now :) Pannier is holding on with one clip, which I'm checking every time I stop... it should...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
The closest which any road passes that is the F26...

The closest which any road passes that is the F26 and that point is exactly the point where I had my puncture :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks :) I don't think the closures will...

Thanks :)

I don't think the closures will make much difference; the campsites are already busy with tourists, but remember you can wild-camp here.

The trails aren't that busy. Maybe one other...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/t19XW8u.png A 'relaxed'...

http://i.imgur.com/t19XW8u.png

A 'relaxed' start at 11am, as I needed to find a new inner tube to carry as a spare. Heading out of the hot springs toward Selfoss.
http://i.imgur.com/LAy1tZHh.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/11C9l4zh.png...

http://i.imgur.com/11C9l4zh.png (http://imgur.com/11C9l4z)

Leaving Akureyri for a second time, with a forecast for good weather an opportunity to collect more stars in the south.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/hLG081x.png...

http://i.imgur.com/hLG081x.png (http://imgur.com/hLG081x)

Leaving Askja this morning, after a very blowy and cold night camping, we were informed that the F910 that I had joined was now closed...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
It's great to have you on board Blader, the gap...

It's great to have you on board Blader, the gap has been too long! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
http://i.imgur.com/JShnJRV.png...

http://i.imgur.com/JShnJRV.png (http://imgur.com/JShnJRV)

Today I turned back a little to collect one star at Godafoss.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
'Formula Offroad' came to Akureyri this weekend,...

'Formula Offroad' came to Akureyri this weekend, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see it.
http://i.imgur.com/pOxm8AYl.jpg (http://imgur.com/pOxm8AY)

The buggies have around 600-800hp,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 6 - Stars galore

http://i.imgur.com/qFcX2NS.png (http://imgur.com/qFcX2NS)

Star 2! First stop the Asbrygi cliffs.
http://i.imgur.com/XFcVVSbh.jpg (http://imgur.com/XFcVVSb)
http://i.imgur.com/a2h2Zl1h.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 5 - Iceland!

http://i.imgur.com/pw4Q49C.png (http://imgur.com/pw4Q49C)

Iceland arrived in the morning, a clear, perfect day.
http://i.imgur.com/K1jHlCBh.jpg (http://imgur.com/K1jHlCB)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 4 - Spotting the Faroes

There's not much to do on the ferry.
http://i.imgur.com/tZjLgUrh.jpg (http://imgur.com/tZjLgUr)

And the couchette option packs nine beds into a tiny room. Bring your own bedding too....
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 3 - Catching the ferry to Iceland

The vast majority of bikes have some kind of knobbly tire fitted, and there were two other 640 Adventures in the queue as well as this Swiss couple on two Yamaha XTs.
http://i.imgur.com/hhUFc7Xh.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 2 -Slog to Hirtshalls

http://i.imgur.com/hGw7GVW.png (http://imgur.com/hGw7GVW)

An uneventful slog up the motorways, through Holland, Germany, and into Denmark.
http://i.imgur.com/iJuyaQ4h.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Day 1 - Getting to Harwich

http://i.imgur.com/CCHnUJjh.png (http://imgur.com/CCHnUJj)

Leaving my house in London to catch the Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry, via Oxford to pick up some bits....
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Preparation

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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,117
Posted By whereisgibson
Iceland Star Grab

A journey around Iceland in August 2014. The only plan is to visit as many of the stars (points of interest) on my paper map as I can. There are 25.
http://i.imgur.com/eqJC6Ekh.png...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,486
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks for the kind comments, especially as they...

Thanks for the kind comments, especially as they are reminding me of the fun I had in 2013.

I've increased the resolution of the photos as a thank you :)
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,486
Posted By whereisgibson
Thanks. Maybe I did :D

Thanks. Maybe I did :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-17-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,278
Posted By whereisgibson
+1 Crossfires. Very good, can be used off the...

+1 Crossfires. Very good, can be used off the bike surprisingly easily and get you 'leg day' for free :) 5 Years and 90000 miles later, three metal toe caps were all that needed changing.

I tried...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 24,674
Posted By whereisgibson
Try the postal road South from Alta if you like a...

Try the postal road South from Alta if you like a break from the tarmac. Link in my sig.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-10-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,661
Posted By whereisgibson
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Meoni%2...

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Meoni%20Bike/Meoni%20Bike%20Naked.jpg

The guys who competitively raced our bikes in the Dakar didn't go for the open foam filters. If all these...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,265
Posted By whereisgibson
I'll be sure to document the next - should be in...

I'll be sure to document the next - should be in the next few weeka. Thanks for your kind words.
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