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1Back to top Go down    Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:41 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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Hello to all the Northern Brothers

The wife wants to see the Northern lights either in Iceland or Canada

Do we have anyone in the group from Iceland ?

For the Canadians when and were is the best place ?

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:10 am

Dai

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I suppose this is a really stupid question, but wouldn't it be easier to position to see the Aurora Australis? Otherwise, Iceland is a good bet at almost any time during the northern winter in the next couyple of years. We're just over the hump of the current solar maximum and coronal activity is still on-going, but it will be starting to die away. However, being winter, do go with the knowledge you might be disappointed by cloud cover. Sunrise and sunset in Rejkavik at this time of year is approx 11.00 and 16.30.

We tried to go two years ago and got stuffed by an almightly snowstorm.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:19 am

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@Matthew-Brisbane wrote:Do we have anyone in the group from Iceland ?
If you type Iceland into the forum's search box on its main page, I think you'll find a few members' posts.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:23 am

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Whitehorse or Dawson City in Yukon Territory are ideal on the 'west coast', otherwise you'd be so remote as to make it prohibitively expensive to reach a viable place. Vancouver BC is cheap n easy to fly into from OZ first.

I note you distinctly don't mention the US, otherwise I'd say Fairbanks Alaska, since it's the furthest north of any major North American city, and easy to get to via Anchorage AK or Seattle WA, and you could have a squiz at Denali (formerly Mt McKinley) while you're at it.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:50 pm

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I've seen Northern Lights from Montana.

(No planning involved. It was just dumb luck.)


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86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
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86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
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6Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:30 pm

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So what do we call you now Dumb Luck Duck


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:31 pm

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@RicK G wrote:So what do we call you now Dumb Luck Duck

Go right ahead. Laughing

Unfortunately, my dumb luck swings both ways.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:57 pm

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Well I have always said that every body gets a one in a million chance come through but I have a feeling that mine will be getting eaten by a shark rather than a big lotto win


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:45 am

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10Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:08 am

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Just talking to my sister and she and family went to Whitehorse and had an amazing time


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:18 am

Dai

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Looks like the Cannucks are going all-out here for national promotion...

If you're at all interested in history to go with your aurora borealis, a trip to Iceland could also net you a trip to Thingvellir. Thingvellir is generally recognised as the birthplace of parliamentary democracy and yes, it was on our hit list for the ill-fated trip.


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:00 am

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About 10 years ago I went to Greenland, had an amazing time! We went in March so we had -40 degrees and Lights every night.

Spent some time travelling by dog sled on the tundra and doing some ice climbing up a glacier as well as just exploring and having fun.

Not an easy place to get to as it's only Air Greenland that fly there and I think they also only fly from Denmark (also a great place to visit), and flights at that time of year were 1 a week.

Bikes might be fun in the summer months but I wouldn't fancy it during the winter, You might want one of these instead!!!


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:06 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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Cheers all thanks for the replies

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:38 am

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sbs are hosting a special tonight 1-1-19 7:30
mystery of the northern lights

ok I guess for research ??


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Off topic question on Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:32 am

Matthew-Brisbane

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Thanks charlie
Had not seen that

    

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