August 2012, Crossing Iceland

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by 2712, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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    Hey,

    I didnt really get to the picture and text part of my journey but i did already make a 8 minute movie to give an impression about how i experienced iceland on my motorbike. A small teaser, i drop the bike 2ce in the water.:evil

    Now comes the difficult work of processing 1500 pictures.:lol3

    anyone knows how to embed a youtube vid here?


    The Little Movie
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  2. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NGfL7-Jb8bI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Great video! We were just talking about Iceland last night. It's on the list.

    Great tutorial here. Good place to test your new mad skills is here.


    Post up the pics as you can.

    :lurk



    edit: tell us about this ferry.
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  4. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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    So i was thinking about making a trip for august 2012.
    I had still 5 weeks of vacation to plan and at first i wanted to ride to azarbijan and back, 14000 km true eastern europe and russia. But then i met Göran here on advrider.com and eventually i just booked my ticket.

    I would leave for the 7th of august in Denmark and stay in Iceland for 3 weeks until the 28th of August!

    Booking the ticket was fairly easy, as you only have one company, Smyril Line to book from.
    I paid 910 euro's for a return ticket in a 4 bed berth including 4 meals.
    Its a 2 day and 2 night trip each way. Afterwards i noticed that you could get the ticket for less if you booked from the .is or a scandinavian site instaid of the .com site. Even better conditions if you have an adress on Iceland to book for.

    anyways.

    Let the planning begin! I started to read about iceland and the preparations people make, especially the ford crossing made me nervouse in a positive way. I was going to cross and i was going to be prepeared!

    So i made myself a snorkel and installed it about a month before departure in July.

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    Basicly what i did was cutting off a piece of swimmingpool vacume cleaner hose and by chance it fittet like a glove with the snorcle of bmw. It took me a while to figure out how to mount it in a way that i could easaly check the airfilter. But i did it and made a pretty decent job.:clap

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    I alsow bought a foam oiled airfilter from touratech, just be be sure, you dont want your paper stocker to be wet and since they warned me about hip deep water to cross, i just made sure that i was prepared.

    Now thinking about that tought, i would have never crossed a hip deep ford, i dont have the skill, its to scary and i dont want to mess up my bike or luggage:1drink
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  5. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Very good vid.....looks like a good ride w/ 2wd Ural & your snorkle.
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  6. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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    i would update this topic every day, but because of problems in the family, i put it on hold for a few weeks.
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  7. 2712

    2712 Been here awhile

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    So since my last post, my father died.

    anyways, im starting to feel a bit better by now and i'm wondering if it would be interesting if i picked up the topic again and told the story?

    Better late then never?:freaky
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  8. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Sorry for your loss.

    And for the record, I'm subscribed! I'd love to hear more about this trip! Great video too!
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  9. oldNbold

    oldNbold Been here awhile

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    Cant wait to read more. I would love to go to Iceland.
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  10. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Sorry for your loss.

    Please continue...

    :lurk
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