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    Default Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    I am contemplating doing this race, which would be the kickoff of a week's vacation in Iceland next Jul/Aug.
    (Sponsored by Lauf forks, so my Slate w/ Lefty may get me DQ'd from the start...)

    Who's with me?

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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    This looks fun - I am a definite 'maybe'!
     

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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    This sounds like a great event...or at least has the potential to be a great event.

    When reading the info on the site I was wondering about the winds and strong weather that are prevalent there and then I read this:
    The highlands of Iceland can be unpredictable. When a storm comes through it can be violent – but usually short. It is for this reason that we will institute a floating start time which will be announced 48 hours prior to the race. This time could vary by up to 12 hours. If the start time is moved all cut-off and finish times will be moved accordingly.
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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    I ran the Reykjavik marathon. It was breezy and 50 degrees in August. Right after I finished it was raining sideways. Man, would I love to do this event. The countryside there is the most visually spectacular place I've ever been.
     

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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    This looks like so much fun and Iceland is a future riding destination for me! Unfortunately, this won't work out for me this year but I'm going to add it to the list of must-dos.
     

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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Bewheels View Post
    This sounds like a great event...or at least has the potential to be a great event.

    When reading the info on the site I was wondering about the winds and strong weather that are prevalent there and then I read this:
    I noticed that- eek!

    Going to decide by the new year as to whether I can actually make this work...
    my name is Matt

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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    If the soil has pumice in it you better bring some extra brake pads.
     

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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    Awesome. The Davidson would do it with 700x35s. Would I be able to do it, that's the question. Should this be done before a repaint rather than after, probably.
    Dan Fuller, local bicycle enthusiast

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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    Hmm. This might need to happen. I was thinking about Paris Roubaix, but I've ridden many of those roads. One trip is likely all I can swing.

    The Rift looks suitably epic.
    iceland.jpg
    iceland 2.jpg

    If ppl decide to go, call out here.
    Geoff used to race around on a Brodie Sovereign
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    Default Re: Iceland - 200km Gravel Race

    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign View Post
    Hmm. This might need to happen. I was thinking about Paris Roubaix, but I've ridden many of those roads. One trip is likely all I can swing.

    The Rift looks suitably epic.
    iceland.jpg
    iceland 2.jpg

    If ppl decide to go, call out here.
    My wife and I are going to talk logistics over the holidays, so I will have a decision by early-Jan...
    my name is Matt

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