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Forum: Ride reports Today, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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 Today, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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 Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
Posted By skyguy
DAY FIVE: Akureyri and The Arctic

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/05%20Day%205/July11map_zps2be0889a.jpg

Day 5 – July 11 – 86 km

Thanks for the kind comments, folks!

Sure enough. After...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 08:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,848
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
Posted By skyguy
DAY THREE: Over, Under, Around and Through

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/03%20Day%203/July09map_zpse88bef96.jpg
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, 04:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,707
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, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
Posted By skyguy
DAY TWO: Why It's Called Iceland

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/02%20Day%202/July08map_zpsdc9dee2f.jpg
Day 2 – July 8 – 370 km

The day dawned sunny, but immediately the low clouds rolled in. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 06:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 29,707
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, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
Posted By skyguy
DAY ZERO – Reykjavνk

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, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,880
Posted By skyguy
Where The Sun Don't Set – A Lap of Iceland

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Iceland%202014/00%20Preamble/00Preamble-01_zps448ce400.jpg

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 387,086
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 37,721
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
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, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
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, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By skyguy
Thanks, folks! Day two coming up. Very...

Thanks, folks! Day two coming up. Very international.
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
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...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By skyguy
Over The Falls: DC to Toronto

Epic is in the eye of the beholder. Let’s face it, there are few among us who have the resources to light out for the far ends of the earth to spend a few months crossing the wilderness on two...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,321
Posted By skyguy
Good stuff - keep it coming! I've been up in the...

Good stuff - keep it coming! I've been up in the Maritimes, but never made it to Labrador & Newfoundland. On the list...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,321
Posted By skyguy
Please continue! The TransLab is on my list.

Please continue! The TransLab is on my list.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7,074
Views: 2,367,650
Posted By skyguy
Somewhere in central Virginia... ...

Somewhere in central Virginia...

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/Motorcycle%20miscellany/DirtRoad_zps7f9f43ed.jpg

And sure enough...
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,034
Posted By skyguy
Cool. I've been to Ocean City dozens of times,...

Cool. I've been to Ocean City dozens of times, and I always think about that sign with the mileage to Sacramento.
http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr159/eyeater/OceanCity_zpsd75cbfdc.jpg
I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 124,702
Posted By skyguy
I guess I haven't heard this story. Who was the...

I guess I haven't heard this story. Who was the famous Russian mototraveler and what were the circumstances of his murder?
(and what does the memorial say?)

Thanks for the ride report! Siberia...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,263
Posted By skyguy
Great report!

Thanks for taking us along on your adventure! I was in New Zealand two years ago - EXACTLY two years ago, come to think of it (see RR in sig) - and I've been hoarding my frequent-flyer miles so I can...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,895
Posted By skyguy
Wot, no gorse diving? (I remembered that...

Wot, no gorse diving?

(I remembered that from your Isle of Man expedition)

I salute you! Why are all the fun women an ocean away?
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By skyguy
+1 Yes. We come here to read the Ride Reports,...

+1 Yes. We come here to read the Ride Reports, not to get directions to somewhere else.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,052
Posted By skyguy
Looks like an Instagram overload. It's okay in...

Looks like an Instagram overload. It's okay in small doses, but I'd rather see the unaltered pictures. A generational thing, I guess...

Nice report though!
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By skyguy
+1 on GooGone. I've also had good luck with plain...

+1 on GooGone. I've also had good luck with plain ol' rubbing alcohol, but I don't know how that might react to your motorcycle's finish.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 240,488
Posted By skyguy
Truly an epic ride report - thanks for sharing!...

Truly an epic ride report - thanks for sharing! Sorry to hear about all the corruption in Egypt - sounds like you spent more to get out of Africa than you did circumnavigating it.

Are you heading...
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