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Old 03-17-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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Kim and Mike's Most Excellent 2009 Icelandic Adventure

Well 2009 is upon us and we have a chance to do another installment of Kim and Mike's Most Excellent Adventure #?. Last year it was Alaska and the Canadian Yukon and in 2007 it was NH, VT, Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and ME via the Trans Labrador Highway (see the links below).

So where to this year? How's your geography? Does this look familiar?



Well we weren't lying about where we are headed in the title of the thread. We're headed to Iceland in late June/early July.

We're in the process of renting machines and I'll have details on them shortly, but a a nice tidbit is that they are somewhat exotic machines that are NOT available for sale in the US (tasty!). We'll keep you all up to date as this trip firms up. We are psyched!!! More soon...

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Old 03-17-2009, 06:05 PM   #2
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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Enjoy!

You're going to love it.
I lived in Iceland for almost 3 years. It really is beautiful enough to take your breath away.
In the summer the days are very long so you get extra time for exploring, and excellent chances for photos because the sun is always at a very low angle (creates dramatic colors and shadows).
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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Sounds like an excellent adventure.. and you've started this thread 3 or 4 months before it starts!

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Old 03-18-2009, 05:16 PM   #5
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We're just so psyched!

GB,

We're just so psyched, we can't wait. We thought the planning process might be a bit interesting to all as well.

Later,

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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GB,

We're just so psyched, we can't wait. We thought the planning process might be a bit interesting to all as well.

Later,

Mike and Kim
Mike and Kim

Absolutely brilliant what you're doing! Can't say that I envy you....nope, not one bit!
Drink some "Brennevin" and get into an alternate universe

I hope you're going to have a great time, in fact I know you are.

Take care.

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:08 AM   #7
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GB,

We're just so psyched, we can't wait. We thought the planning process might be a bit interesting to all as well.

Later,

Mike and Kim
Mike & Kim,
I am psyched for you as well.. looking forward to the planning and the "official" report when you get on the road...

Looks like a great Adventure!

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Old 03-22-2009, 05:45 PM   #8
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Eek The "Mysterious" Non US Machines

So what will our mounts be for this Most Excellent Icelandic Adventure? Can't get 'em in the US... What could they be? What could they be?

I give you Mrs. 2TTW's:


Yamaha XT660R




and 2TTW's:


Honda TransAlp





Neither of us have ridden either of these bikes so we are hoping they are as tasty as reported. You Europeans have had all the fun on these bikes so we're rarin' to try them out. For those of you in the same boat as us, we'll let you know what we think.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #9
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:32 PM   #10
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Oh yeah, here you go again making us all jealous. What happened to your invite for the TAT?
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:45 AM   #13
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Oh yeah, here you go again making us all jealous. What happened to your invite for the TAT?
If you think they make you jealous.. I live just down the street and have to listen to this!!

Actually, I travel to places I would never see without their ride reports!!

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Old 03-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #14
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Guys, you are renting??? I am off to Iceland May 16 to 21 and found one rental place with BMW and the Yamaha 660. I did not seem to find anyone with the Transalp renting. If you could drop me a line be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-23-2009, 05:45 PM   #15
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Yup, we're renting!

Flueger,

Yes we are renting. You have a PM.

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