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spinnnout

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Oct 2019

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    Download maps locally to your phone in the Google maps app, easy enough. We got around fine with our phones, didn't need a sat nav.

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    I've no comparison with the non-grooved track - once you've spent X you as well spend Y.
    On Tax, pay upfront, I've done 2x orders (each with a different approach) and after customs/handling fee the cost is the same but with added hassle and time.
    Though I don't know the odds of getting through unchecked..

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    forums favourite yomper trolling? suspect not, doesn't seem like one of his personas but someone odd going on..
    https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3398­68/

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    Unlikely, it's pretty fresh out but would be interested in hearing also. It's got better geometry (for me) vs their other bikes.

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    I only mentioned it because riding on Route 1 in peak season is a bit like choosing to ride on the m25 but there is 1 lane and no hard shoulder. I'd feel much safer riding around reykjavik.

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    I can't think of anything worse (OK I can) than riding on Route 1. Endless brutal wind and tourists wizzing by on a narrow road at 80kph. Did they ride in the night to get pictures of empty roads?! Think that's the only way I'd do it, middle of summer but flip the time and ride in the 'night'.

    Do really want to go back and ride through the middle though.
    https://bikepacking.com/routes/iceland-d­ivide/

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    Thanks ordered a couple

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    Working in a sector related to sustainability also, I can see scope for XR to have a positive impact, even if just raising awareness as (in my sector) consumer sentiment does also drive decision making toward sustainable practices.

    You need many things from market intensives, strong voices and good policy makers. XR will have some influences on a few of those. Without them I'd imagine the news and politics would be all Brexit and Trump dominated (i've not read the news in years, can only guess).

    edit: sorry missed a whole page of chat!

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    It probably saves them money on dev costs (which must be pretty low already). It's a data mining app.

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    I could go on for ages, we tried to drive Route 1 but they had the worst rainfall in years and flooded the roads to save the bridges. So tip 1, always have a plan B and dress for whatever weather and crack on.

    Also, depending what time you land, get your 4x4, ideally from the airport and do not go to reykjavik, do it at the end if you must- it'll suck up loads of time.

    Here are some ideas on places... many depend on your parents fitness and weather but we found all the good stuff required a little effort - places where the tourist buses could not get.

    • Go snorkeling in silfra (we drove straight here from the airport)
    • Hike to the Reykjadalur hot springs
    • Walk to the Sólheimasandur plane crash - I enjoyed this but it's a long flat and very boring walk.

    Don't go to the blue lagoon - seek out other pools/springs. I've been told Sundholl is good in town but was being refurbed when we visited. There are plenty of other hot springs and pools in the golden circle area (and the entire country!).

    There are endless waterfalls and things to see off Route 1 and in the Golden Circle but you might also want to consider going North instead. Though it sounds like you have already booked some hotels, so maybe an idea on area and we could name a few more places..

    Also http://www.road.is/ check this website every few hours.

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