wtf Iceland I thought this was supposed to be your summer season.

wtf Iceland I thought this was supposed to be your summer season. I'm not cycling in this shit ;_;

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    August isn't much better either. The flights from my local airport to here are so damn cheap too 🙁

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just returned from biking through Iceland for two weeks. These temperatures are ideal, you'll overheat pretty quickly otherwise. Wind and rain are more significant potential gamechangers.

    Also, for what it's worth, I almost never got as much rain as predicted.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >55F
      >overheat
      fat anglo detected

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It runs in the family, my bf% is quite low.

        Random pic from trip. Vik, the southern tip of Iceland. Tried to bike that day but the wind was so strong it picked me up along with my bike several times within the first 5km, depositing me either on the other side of the road - straight through traffic - or in the ditch on the same side. Called it quits 5km later and hitchhiked instead. Got a ride from two Aussies I met 10 days earlier at the other side of the island, goes to show how small the populated areas are.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >55F
      >overheat
      fat anglo detected

      Wow. Never thought I would see someone who already did what I want to do. Yeah I know cooler temps are great, but I like it just a bit warmer. I prefer 60 or higher. 65 is perfection. So close yet so far.

      I'd love to hear more about your trip. How long where you there? Did your record your routes on any apps like RideGPS? Did you rent a bike or bring one with you? Stayed in the same spot or hopped from place to place?

      There’s a saying in Iceland: you can have all four seasons in a single day. And that’s what makes this country fantastic. Can’t wait to go there for a fourth time next year.

      We say the same thing in New York lol

      God damn I thought Iceland was cold, how the fuck is it so hot? I don't think I've ever experienced temperatures over 45 degrees in my life.

      I looked up the average weather for Iceland throughout the year and apparently it's supposed to be hotter. That's what surprised me.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Did your record your routes on any apps like RideGPS?
        Did you rent a bike or bring one with you? Stayed in the same spot or hopped from place to place?
        Can maybe get them online on Komoot or somesuch, would have to look into that. Long story short I did Reykjavik-Borgarnes-Stykkisholmur-ferry-counterclockwise tour through the fjords, back down to Stykkisholmur-Borgarnes. Bus to Reyljavik, then to Jokulsarlon, then to a friend who works as a glacier guide there, then hoped to bike to Thorsmork in a 270km ride, which prematurely ended when I got hit my a bigass storm in Vik after 170km. Hitchhiked and bussed back to Reykjavik. So clearly went from place to place, used campsites and did some wild camping. Used a bike I built myself as I'm a bike mechanic. If you stick to tarmac and easy gravel you can use just about any bike though, I met a Dutch couple who just used their 90's city bikes and a 1985 map. They didn't mind pushing their bikes and tackled some pretty roigh terrain.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's incredible man. Thanks for sharing. I'll be working remote so I'll aim to stay in or near Reykjavik.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Wow. Never thought I would see someone who already did what I want to do.

        touringfags do the ring road all the time

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I mostly did the Westfjords, I was looking for something more challenging while training for an ultra race next month. Wanted to do the Iceland divide but the highland roads were still closed when I arrived.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          So it has a name too. Awesome. Looking at some newer bikes right now. My current one is too small and I can feel it. I'll keep it on my list. Hope it's on Ride GPS.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Unless you're doing some genuine offroad touring, you don't need a gps for touring Iceland. The lack of roads and presence of road signs means it's quite hard to get lost. If you stick to the ring road it's dead easy actually.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              will do. Thanks a lot.

              I'm pretty sure I'm doing Israel this summer/fall instead so Iceland I will aim for next year. Thanks for the info everyone.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There’s a saying in Iceland: you can have all four seasons in a single day. And that’s what makes this country fantastic. Can’t wait to go there for a fourth time next year.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    God damn I thought Iceland was cold, how the fuck is it so hot? I don't think I've ever experienced temperatures over 45 degrees in my life.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    moron you'll warm right the fuck up after pedaling for 10 minutes and that's not even below zero. grow a fucking pair
    actually post tits, there is no way you're not a woman

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I still consider myself new to cycling long distances, especially in colder weather. I'm actually the kind of guy that heats up quickly and sweats a ton, but overall I enjoy warmer temps more, period.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you want to cycle long distance, you'll grow to appreciate colder weather. Sweating tons during long bike rides isn't fun. I biked around in two layers most of the time, just a long sleeve jersey and a windstopper/raincoat. You'll have to figure out what works best for you, but you'll want to be ever so slightly chilly before starting to pedal, and pack a small warm layer for when you take breaks.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Still learning and adjusting. Thanks.

          You cannot trust Icelandic forecasts more than a few days out. Rain is also not normally too bad; it is normally bands of heavy showers which are OK compared to constant rainfall I find. Book a ticket and hope for the best.

          Wind is a bigger problem for cyclists than rain. Sometimes you’ll just have to abandon it until the wind dies down. Roads are also sometimes very rough

          Good to know.

          ""accu""weather is fucking shit. However you should've known that Iceland weather is utter garbage, look where it's positioned

          I've never been in that part of the world before so how would I know that?

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    You cannot trust Icelandic forecasts more than a few days out. Rain is also not normally too bad; it is normally bands of heavy showers which are OK compared to constant rainfall I find. Book a ticket and hope for the best.

    Wind is a bigger problem for cyclists than rain. Sometimes you’ll just have to abandon it until the wind dies down. Roads are also sometimes very rough

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    ""accu""weather is fucking shit. However you should've known that Iceland weather is utter garbage, look where it's positioned

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why can’t nonwhites handle oceanic climates?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Something something nostrils

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Looks normal for there?

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