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    Flight booked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug View Post
    Flight booked.
    Is that your front wheel stop on your photo? When we meet in iceland I’ll be pleased to explain how the slow application of pressure to the front and rear brakes can be employed to avoid this situation.

    Ha ha look forward to meeting you Sir !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe narvey View Post
    Is that your front wheel stop on your photo? When we meet in iceland I’ll be pleased to explain how the slow application of pressure to the front and rear brakes can be employed to avoid this situation.

    Ha ha look forward to meeting you Sir !!
    I wish. It is a Dave Halsall.
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    Getting from Keflavik Airport to our meeting place in Reykjavik Dummies guide

    Since our meeting place is the Greyline Bus terminal getting there from the airport is both simple and cheap.

    Use the link I'm showing below to book the bus, watch out for the 5% discount code and the price should be 18 Euros.
    You will need your flight details.

    As you come out of the airport building look for the Greyline booth, often staffed with beautiful Icelandic women, give them your booking details and they'll issue you with your ticket.



    Remember you only want the ride to the Greyline bus terminal, it takes about 40 mins, I'll meet you there.
    (Most tourists will then be transferring to a mini bus for their onward journey).

    I will have arrived a couple of days earlier and sorted the customs paperwork etc. for your bikes and it's a 5 min walk to be reunited with your baby.

    There's no need right now to worry about your return to the bus terminal and on to the airport.

    You can book that when you arrive at the terminal, as by then you will know where your accommodation is for the final night in Reyjavik.
    When the return is booked a mini bus will pick you up and take you to the Greyline bus terminal for transfer ...... as long as you've given them the correct details

    Here's the link:

    https://grayline.is/tours/keflavik-a...minal-8706_67/
    KEA

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    Except of course I was spelling Grayline incorrectly
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    Here's a little video of a trail in the Westfjords I made a few years ago ..... this is of course riding at 'wifey speed' but trails like this one in particular as so special it would be a shame to rush them although i did ride it alone last year at a 'slightly' quicker pace.



    KEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Here's a little video of a trail in the Westfjords I made a few years ago ..... this is of course riding at 'wifey speed' but trails like this one in particular as so special it would be a shame to rush them although i did ride it alone last year at a 'slightly' quicker pace.



    Well done Tim. Was that hardwork making that trail a few years ago? You must have been there a few years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Here's a little video of a trail in the Westfjords I made a few years ago ..... this is of course riding at 'wifey speed' but trails like this one in particular as so special it would be a shame to rush them although i did ride it alone last year at a 'slightly' quicker pace.



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    Can you give an overall estimate of the cost please. Even a guestimate will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesterzzzzzzzz View Post
    Can you give an overall estimate of the cost please. Even a guestimate will do.
    Pm'd you as trip is provisionally full but there may be one place available, will confirm that shortly.
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    What sort of range fuel tank wise is needed for this type of trip?

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    What sort of range fuel tank wise is needed for this type of trip?
    The route for this trip doesn't require the range we've needed on previous trips but 150m+ is good.
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    Ok. Thanks. Are you going to be doing another trip like this to Iceland in the near future? I quite fancy a gentle tour!
    Also, is it better to use a smaller lightweight type of bike rather than an 1150 GS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udders View Post
    Ok. Thanks. Are you going to be doing another trip like this to Iceland in the near future? I quite fancy a gentle tour!
    Also, is it better to use a smaller lightweight type of bike rather than an 1150 GS?
    A bit early to say just now as it would be good to do a 'full on' trip in the future but also enjoy the more chilled rides.

    Smaller bikes are always 'better' than a GS on the majority of trips I do these days but I've seen a few that have been ridden very well, so much of it comes down to the rider.

    KEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timolgra View Post
    Although to many the 4th July is Independence Day for me it's the opposite, my wedding anniversary .... perhaps Ange would like a day out in the van.
    Does Ange realize that she’s livin’ the dream?! 🤪
    Definitely a trip I’d be interested in next year👍🏻 We’ll be in Mongolia 🇲🇳 We’ve been re reading your ride reports😉👍🏻

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    If anyone is thinking of doing a trip to Iceland my advice would be, just do it, and don’t keep putting it off. I would strongly advice that you consider joining a trip with Tim and Mark you’ll see much more of the country than if you were planning your own trip. I’ve been on two trips with the guys and I’ve loved every minute, even the rain, the only negative is seeing Hatto in his underpants first thing in the morning.
    The cost?? It isn’t cheap to go to Iceland, so remember that and don’t moan about it. This sort of trip is the most cost effective way to see a beautiful country with fantastic people on your own bike.

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