After talking with a local in a small town over dinner, we decided to take another "short cut" nicknamed The Big Nothing. Now doesnt that sound interesting?
It was sweet! We were out in the middle of the island riding between two very large glaciers! The views were spectacular! And plenty of river crossings there as well!
We stayed in a hut out there for the night. Sure glad we decided to do that instead of tent it. The winds picked up thru the night, to over 100mph!!!!!
Came out in the morning and found this:
The wind actually blew the bikes up and OVER the kickstands. First time Ive been in a wind that actually physically put me into a run. After waiting a couple hours in the morning waiting for the weather report, we decided to hit the road. That has to be some of toughest riding Ive done. ALL day fighting 80mph winds on windy dirt roads. Needless to say we spent sometime "offroad". Now this photo is obviously staged. But we thought it was funny. I have no idea what moved that rock that far without leaving any tire or track marks!
This one unfortunatly wasnt staged. After all day fighting wind and completly tired, I got off the bike and forgot to put down the kickstand! Good grief I need a nap!
Ended down by the Ocean on the souther part of the island. Stayed at a cabin on the ocean. Man, what a ride!
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