RAD RACE x AURORA Tour D’Iceland 2015 - Stage 4 - Akurey-Myvatn
103,2K, 1.301m of altitude // The STRAVA track is HERE
Everything about today was just pure fun. 7 riders started and we left our campsite on top of a little mountain only to stop for a quick coffee in the tiny but beautiful "city" of Akurey after we only rode 10k or so. Perfect start!!
When we left Akurey we almost immediately hit a hill that was 300m of altitude. Some loved it, some hated it. Especially for our bus driver, cook and good soul Ali who is more or less a beginner on the saddle it was a tough rollercoaster uphill ride. But he made it and was superhappy and proud. We were too. Well done mate! And very special thanks from the whole group for taking such good care of us when we're rollin' and need a drink or some Clif Bars.
The downhill ride was pure magic and you really had to be so careful not to fall down a clif since the scenery is just too beautiful. Compared to our roadbikes the Bombtrack crossers are not so fast but way more comfy and perfect for the gravel roads on Iceland. If we ever make it back to Iceland we'll ask Bombtrack for the exact same bikes again...
The lunchbreak was right next to some unbelievable waterfalls with some amazing single trails to check out our bikes even more and take some pics and footage for our upcoming documentary about this trip. We all felt like sleeping rather than taking the second bigger climb of the day. On top of that Iceland was showing us one element that we haven't seen before: rain. Not too bad though so we didn't have any bigger problem to finish the 100k and 1.350 meters of altitude.
The campsite in Myvatn was lying next to a huge lake and while we're typing this it's still not getting dark. It's 1am in the middle of the night and Iceland still shines. We heard so much about this island and it really is better on all levels. The landscapes are changing so fast and behind every single corner you experience something you haven't seen before.
After Oslo and Mallorca chapter 3 of RAD TRAVELS lead us to Iceland and we cannot be happier to be here. Whenever you can grab a bike, your best friends and travel the world on your bike. It gives you the best possible speed to explore new places. It's painful sometimes and there's no referee to stop the game but seriously. It's what we love and the only thing that fucks us up is that there are only 2 stages left.
The kids all ride.