The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Peter640

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    Amazing Lobster soup lunch, boiling mud and more incredible roads ...

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    Great Viking long house ....
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    Then the run into Gjayn falls

    How good is this!

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    Chris from Explore 360 a very nice man and good at his job ...
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    Does my truck look big in this?
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  3. Peter640

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    Haifoss amazing place and a great cabin and dinner tonight!

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    Bike porn!!
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    Fermented shark! Aquavite shot! Weird and mostly unpleasant ...
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    Toasting and hosting!
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  4. Wild Ginger

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    A great day on the bike. Southern shores Iceland.

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    Reykjavik lighthouse

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    Peter logouts at the Geysers

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    Old Long house, Peter plays the horns!

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    Hoifoss waterfallls

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    Our bike team of 10 bikers on tour

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    A great day on the bike. Iceland, southern shores.
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    MrKiwi Love my Tranny Super Supporter

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    That looks like a fantastic day out. You'll remember this one for quite sometime I am guessing.
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Un beleiveable!

    We have momentary wifi so a jock check in to say we’re alive, it’s quite rainy we rode up a volcano this am!! Hekla didn’t go off on us even though it’s 10 yers over due!

    AMAZING riding! Big rivers, small rivers, volcanos and remote cabins

    Climbing glaciers ...
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    Waterfalls ...
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    Amazeball roads!
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    Wet feet from river crossings!
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    How good it this!
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    More pics from last couple of days!

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    And a few more from this morning ...

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  9. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Love my Tranny Super Supporter

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    :clap
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  10. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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    I was wondering how your bike was so clean...
    Ride, rinse, repeat.
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    Again and again and again!
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    Big tough day on the highlands in less than perfect conditions that I found quite tough. Light rain/drizzle that blocked your visor and glasses making it hard to read the surface. I bounced from baby head rocks to pot holes via the odd soft spot! My new front rim isn’t new any more!!

    Dramatic lava fields and temp in the 37-40 F 2-3 C range ... not too many pics as I was happy trying to stay alive!

    Here’s a few shots of the day ...

    Rare blue skies!!

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    They trained for the moon landing here!
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    Last nights cabin! 12 in a room and one light globe! 0.5 C overnight!!
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    Keeping warm (really!) at a road side stop!
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    Grabbed lunch next to this amazing waterfall!

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    Love this place!

    Rest day tomorrow and 2 nights in same bed with wifi and a bar! Expect (infact demand pics from Wild Ginger!)

    Fresh snow on hills this morning!

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  14. AngusMcL

    AngusMcL Been here awhile

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    Loving the pics @Peter640! My wife arrived in Reykjavik this morning so I'm starting to see her pics too. I've gotta get there someday!!

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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Thanks Angus ... is she touring or riding?

    Direct shipping here from Halifax! Not expensive!
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    AngusMcL Been here awhile

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    She's touring... she and two friends rented a car.

    I'll look into it! Thanks!

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    Eimskip are shippers to use.

    Remind your wife that there is no insurance cover when crossing rivers in Iceland!!

    We’re travelling with group organised by Explore 360. Don’t normally join group tours but wanted to get into highlands which meant multiple river crossings. Glad we had 10 sets of hands to help for some of them!

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    A few pics ..... gathered from last few days (thanks Chris) whilst we have good wifi ...

    Chris Wilthuis from Explore 360 in action!

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    A few of these on the back roads ... we saw one with a 1200GS on back a couple of days ago!!
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    Haven’t seen this happening for real yet!
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    Morning briefing ...
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    How’s this for the road shot!
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    We’re blessed to have Lal Pavey (Simon’s son) riding with us. A delightful man, super talented rider and instructor, and he’s making a movie of the trip! This is him summiting Hekla Volcano!
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    A so called “rest day” saw us spend the morning doing calls home and catching up on admin in good wifi before we set out to be tourists!

    Geyser fields, waterfalls an volcanos !

    Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall was incredible ...

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    We were like a Klim advert here! Waterproofing was needed!!

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    But I preferred it’s smaller cousin, Selfloss ...
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    Nice new roads around the lake we’re fun!
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    Massive harvesting of geothermal power...
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    Posing in a cauldron! “Viti”
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    Then we climbed up Hverfjall, dark and moody!
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    The steep path caused a sweat!
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    A very weird and beautiful landscape
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Been here long enough to feel like a local!!

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    The thermals May come in handy as the week unfolds!

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    Back into the dirt tomorrow!! We’ll post in a couple of days I hope!

    P & J
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