"Adventure is just bad planning."
My GoLite jacket has proven less than waterproof or breathable in my first 24 hours in Iceland. Pertex does not equal Gore tex. I've been soaked to the bone since arriving.
Great cafe in the city center with refills on coffee and free concert at the skate park out back.
As we set out to escape the city, progress was slow due to navigating the urban turmoil of weekend traffic. Ultimately we were able to find an excellent bike path that snakes southward out to the countryside.
Cockpit. Insulated mug, dry bag with clothes & sleeping pad, 2 person tent, stove, fuel, pots, and snacks.
Once we were outside the city, catastrophic failure of Velocity rear quick release. Cam lever decided to fall apart.
Fortuitous place to break down, fairy-land bike workshop complete with natural bike stand.
A reliable strong QR is necessary for the rear horizontal dropouts of the Surly Travelers Check to maintain proper wheel placement. A loner shimano QR from my bike does the trick.
The sky was bright for a 4 am bedtime back at the Reykjavik City Hostel Campground. Thankful that the mechanical difficulties were still within a day of resources.