What this image shows - and it wasn't even the worse time - is how it turns out when you cycle on dirty tracks in a volcanic area: the ground is covered with sand and ashes in which wheels get drowned. You simply can't cycle anymore - I mean the bikes were like 50 kilos. And you "dismount", and push the bike. Once, twice, ten times a day, hundered times a day. We were said that there was a path from Myvatn to the Kj÷lur were one has to push the bike on 40 kilometers! We briefly thought about it and decided to avoid such a torture... There are such moments where you don't enjoy a trip anymore, because the pain and the exhaustion are too big a hassle to even look at the landscape - in Iceland, the worse was the first week under the rain and against the wind, not the sand! - and the mind which is strong is the mind which is able to endure these moments, thinking that it sooner or later will be a pleasure again, knowing that the memory forgets easily any bad souvenir and keeps the good ones. But it's easier to say...
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Oldtree (2457) 2004-10-07 5:34
Yes Dams. The mind tend to forget such enoying situations (at least if they don't exceed a certain level).
I like the creative POV you chose here, and the soft color tones you can make out in the distance.
gioy (425) 2004-10-07 9:22
Very nice!| Original idea and it give you the sense of travel, freedom. Very very good job!