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Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By skyguy
Nice report and pictures! When were you...

Nice report and pictures!

When were you there? I was there back in July; perhaps we crossed paths.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,797
Posted By skyguy
Ah, New Zealand – still my favorite place to...

Ah, New Zealand – still my favorite place to ride. Great pictures!

Are all these fish native to NZ, or were they stocked from elsewhere?
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,338
Posted By skyguy
I'm a sucker for a good NZ ride report – Don't...

I'm a sucker for a good NZ ride report – Don't know how I missed this one the first time 'round. Some familiar sights and many new ones. How did you wrangle such perfect weather?

I need to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By skyguy
Thanks for the (quick!) suggestions, folks! I...

Thanks for the (quick!) suggestions, folks! I found the earlier thread here. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845626&highlight=skidplate+mount)

I think the tough one's going to be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By skyguy
Sheared off rubber skidplate mounts

Hello, folks – I'm a visitor from V-Strom Land who was helping a friend yesterday and (as usual) did more harm than good.

He's got a 2005 1200GS. While reinstalling the skidplate after an oil...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,827
Posted By skyguy
Nice report! I was just there myself, and many of...

Nice report! I was just there myself, and many of your images are very familiar-looking. You guys did a lot more off-road than me, and had better weather up north (but the same nasty winds between...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,110
Posted By skyguy
AZ was my home state for many years, and I've...

AZ was my home state for many years, and I've traveled a lot of those same roads, but never on a motorcycle. Thanks for sharing the great pictures!
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 83,016
Posted By skyguy
Great report! I came for the V-Strom (got an '09...

Great report! I came for the V-Strom (got an '09 DL-650A myself) and stayed for the snake story.

Please continue!
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Thanks! Yes, I recommend Iceland... but I don't...

Thanks! Yes, I recommend Iceland... but I don't have to tell you that. And where did you find bacon? I should've been paying better attention.

I'll keep an eye out for your ride report. Watch out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Ah, that explains it. Thanks! I figured it was...

Ah, that explains it. Thanks! I figured it was some long Icelandic M-word that translated to "Tourists Keep Out." Thanks again
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Thanks, folks! I've noticed that there are a...

Thanks, folks! I've noticed that there are a couple of other Iceland reports on ADV now, so I guess it was the place to be this Summer!

Fingers crossed that Bárđarbunga...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/I...

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/07%20Day%207/July13map_zpsbf737563.jpg
Day 7 – July 13 – 123 km

Wow – That was fast.

Uneventful last night on the road at Hotel...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Thanks for the nice remarks, folks! I do like...

Thanks for the nice remarks, folks! I do like making ride reports, as it lets one re-live the whole experience again.

For beewak – here are a couple more pictures of the Rolls...
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Thanks! And thanks for reading! I know I...

Thanks! And thanks for reading!

I know I have more pictures of that Rolls - I'll check as soon as I get home. It was "decorated" on all sides and surfaces, so I'm guessing there's a web address...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
DAY SIX: Failure & Fog

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/06%20Day%206/July12map_zps516d7cf5.jpg

Day 6 – July 12 – 324 km

Jiminy Christmas, what a day. This was supposed to be the easy...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
DAY FIVE: Akureyri and The Arctic

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Day 5 – July 11 – 86 km

Thanks for the kind comments, folks!

Sure enough. After...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Many of the guesthouses offered breakfast, but a...

Many of the guesthouses offered breakfast, but a HOT breakfast was hard to find. You'd have a selection of breads (often just a loaf of unsliced bread covered with a cloth), a couple of types of cold...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Thanks! It's definitely a cool country, in so...

Thanks! It's definitely a cool country, in so many ways. The bike had a temperature display (air temp) and it ranged from 8°C to about 17°C, which is around 46°F to 62°F. Daytimes were in the 50s,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
DAY FOUR: Into The Big Empty

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/04%20Day%204/July10map_zpsde0fcfcc.jpg

Day 4 – July 10 – 305 km

Day of more dirt and gravel. Slept well above the Post Office,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By skyguy
"This video contains content from WMG, SME,...

"This video contains content from WMG, SME, Warner Chappell and Fintage Publishing BV, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

That's the message I'm getting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,073
Posted By skyguy
Homer Tunnel

At the entrance to the Homer Tunnel, South Island, New Zealand. There's a traffic light because the tunnel is only one lane wide.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
DAY THREE: Over, Under, Around and Through

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Day 3 – July 09 – 271 km

Day of fjords and gravel roads. Slept fine in my little room. This...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 31,781
Posted By skyguy
Do it. Do It. DO IT! Your only regret will be...

Do it. Do It. DO IT!
Your only regret will be not doing it sooner!
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
DAY TWO: Why It's Called Iceland

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Day 2 – July 8 – 370 km

The day dawned sunny, but immediately the low clouds rolled in. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Hah! Were you going clockwise or...

Hah! Were you going clockwise or counter-clockwise? And you're absolutely right about the scenery, of course.

I did see a good number of adv bikes along the way, so I figured there'd be several...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Oh, yes, I didn't think about the money at all...

Oh, yes, I didn't think about the money at all when I was riding. I knew what the price would be going in, and just factored it into the budget. And the bike behaved perfectly; no complaints at all...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
OP here. I just re-checked the rental, and it was...

OP here. I just re-checked the rental, and it was actually more like $255/day for the BMW F800GS. (€192/day, if rented from 7-14 days) For some reason, Biking Viking quotes their prices in Euros.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 31,781
Posted By skyguy
Don't know if this sort of thing is permitted,...

Don't know if this sort of thing is permitted, but in case there are any leftover subscribers to this three year-old ride report... I've got a new one going!

If you like pretty pictures and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Day One: The Golden Arc

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/01%20Day%201/July07map_zps70ae5a28.jpg
Day 1 – July 07 – 247 km

Started badly, ended well. The sun had been up for hours (more on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Sorry, just saw this. Yes, I flew and rented in...

Sorry, just saw this. Yes, I flew and rented in Iceland (as noted above).
Iceland is a pretty expensive destination, as most things have to come in by ship or plane. I just checked my AmEx bill, and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
DAY ZERO – Reykjavík

Okay, so where was I? ICELAND. The planning started with finding a motorcycle. There’s no practical way to get a motorcycle from the United States to Iceland, short of crating it up and finding a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,450
Posted By skyguy
Where The Sun Don't Set – A Lap of Iceland

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 468,296
Posted By skyguy
Near Waitomo, New Zealand

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/New%20Zealand%202011/Day%2014%20Wanganui%20to%20Waitomo/25Waitomolastcampsite.jpg

I tried to frame it so it doesn't look like I'm in a campground,...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 58,326
Posted By skyguy
These are fun. I've got one. I think I was...

These are fun. I've got one.

I think I was in my early teens, on a solo backpacking trip in the Superstitions (mountains east of Phoenix). Found a spot off the trail to camp, and it was completely...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By skyguy
Day 4 Tuesday, 21 August 2013 324.8 miles ...

Day 4
Tuesday, 21 August 2013
324.8 miles
http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Toronto%202013/Day4map_zpsc0f30baf.jpg

Day four already? Time flies. We began stirring very early,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By skyguy
Thanks for the kind comments, folks! It's true,...

Thanks for the kind comments, folks! It's true, writing up the report lets you re-live the whole trip all over again.

Day four coming up - is it over already?
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By skyguy
Day 3 Tuesday, 20 August 2013 208 miles ...

Day 3
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
208 miles
http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Toronto%202013/ScreenShot2013-12-04at84945PM_zps7f726b73.png

My turn for the sofa-bed last night, and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By skyguy
DAY 2 Monday, 19 August 2013 195 miles ...

DAY 2
Monday, 19 August 2013
195 miles
http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Toronto%202013/TorontoDay2map_zps151b0233.jpg

From here on, the picture count starts dropping. Sorry...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By skyguy
Thanks, folks! Day two coming up. Very...

Thanks, folks! Day two coming up. Very international.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By skyguy
DAY 1 Sunday, 18 August 2013 373 miles ...

DAY 1

Sunday, 18 August 2013

373 miles
http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Toronto%202013/TorontoDay1map_zps5ab24eeb.jpg

Nothing like starting a ride in the rain. After a...
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