is the story of three man, one dream and 80 years of cycling in Iceland…
"Rough stuff begins where the tarmac ends"
"Long before bikes got fat tires, full suspension and carbon fiber frames, the urge to push the pedals off road found its way into the hearts of riders. One group, the UK-based Rough Stuff Fellowship has united such riders for decades, since a time when crossing rugged terrain was truly for the dedicated adventurer. "Horace and the Rough Stuff Fellowship" tells the story of Horace Dall, an astronomer who—80 years ago—single-handedly crossed Iceland's moonlike central desert in his suit and tie, solo, with just a napkin-sized map and the stars as his guide. The film tells Dall's story as well as the like-minded adventurers who came after him, only to find it had (sort of) been done before. The film, with its stunning high-definition shots of the landscape, examines the eternal questions: Why do we go off road? Why leave the comforts of home? Are there any new adventures to be had? The answers of course (if there are any) lie in the hearts of individuals. And if you keep looking, you're already there." COOLHUNTING.COM
Check out Magne from icebikeadventures.com for some truly epic trips
I've got a full-time job, a mortgage, a wife and three kids, so why not just call it a day and sit on the couch? Because there's 24 hours in a day and there's always time to get out there if you make it a priority (a very understanding wife helps too). Originally, mountain biking was something I took up to get in great shape and pass the time until ski season, but I've come to appreciate the similar sensations that riding single track can provide. While nothing can compare to a powder day, this is about as close as it gets.