Faroer and Iceland 2012 -

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Christian RA40XT, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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    Hi Folks...

    Yeah.. What a holiday. That was kind of "Adventure" :eek1
    My first Plan was to stay three weeks on Iceland plus 5 Days on the ferry...
    But finally it was:
    1.) stuck one week in Danmar (Reason: defect Generator and a burst oilradiator)
    2.) 3 Days on Faroer: new booking of the ferry was fine..faroer is nice!
    3.) One Week on Iceland. After a Ccrash on gravel I decided to leave early.

    You can read about the whole adventure at

    http://iceland-2012.blogspot.de/

    But I want to post some nice picture...

    Danmark--- stuck in Aalbourg
    Oilradiator bursts. The right side of the bike including the aluboxes took a shower of hot oil. The day before the generator was damage and I just tried to get on the ferry in Hirtshals. But 50km before Hirthals the Radiator bursts...[​IMG]
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    Help arrived after 2 hours..
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    At this point I thought that my holidays are gone. But to my fortune I was able to book a the ferry in 5 days. So the bike was fixed in aalbourg. The oilradiator was not fixed bit I was lucky I bought a kind of oilbypass from touratech so I could ride on.
    At the ferry I met Karin (BMW F650GS) and Holger (Triumph Tiger 955i). We decided to drive together...

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    Departure from Hirtshals
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    Forst Campingsite and a waving Holger :-)
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    Beautiful Faeroer
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    After three days we took the ferry to Iceland
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    This is the video where you can see me diving into the gravel --
    After that my Bike got several damges and my right side hurts badly. So I decided to take the ferry some days later to get back. I was afraid that the bike didn't make it to the ferry. But at least it works...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEh1yvOL1BA


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    Everywhere the smell of sulfur...
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    Bike in sulfursteam :-)
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    Die Schneefräsen haben hier eine andere Dimension als zuHause im Ruhrpott..:-)
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    The geysirs.. The campingsite is just 50m apart....
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    My Helmet after the accident.....Graveldesign :-)
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    Burst of the Geysir
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  2. zozie

    zozie Been here awhile

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    Very nice:clap

    At least you didn't get hurt.....
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  3. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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    Thank you.. Yeah nothing broken but still painfull :1drink

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  4. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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  5. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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    So.. some last pictures... Hope you like it!!!



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    Diesel Bike !!! Incredible Sound!!!! Awesome

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  6. pip_muenster

    pip_muenster curious

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    Well for just one week you saw quite a bit of it. Geysir, the whale museum and the bay with the floating icebergs are all on opposing sides of Iceland.

    Where was this? Maybe I'll take some time and head back to the highlands this summer ...

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  7. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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    That was in the Nationalpark Jökulsarglijufur, I think they called the "Echo Rocks"....
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  8. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

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    Great report + pics.

    Thanks,

    JM.
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  9. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Thanks for the look at a fascinating place. Hard luck with the accident.
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  10. Christian RA40XT

    Christian RA40XT Don't Panic!

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    @ jmcg: Thank you

    @ Klay: Yeah the accident was not really necessary :cry But after all, nothing was broken and my bike was able to ride the rest without bigger problems.
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