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The main roads have become quite busy so I'm taking some little paths instead, although I didn't actually go down this one. I'll be walking most of the way today anyway, partly because I only have to go 18 km and the next hotel won't let me check in for nearly three hours yet, and partly because the bike isn't in a good way. When I checked it this morning, I found that the wobbliness is because the back tyre seems to be about to burst but more importantly, there is something wrong with the bearings in the back wheel and it's not turning smoothly at all. also, the brakes aren't perfect, the saddle is moving in a way which it never used to and there are some other funny clanking noises. In addition, I've got no spare chain at the moment, one of the eye holes supporting the panier rack broke off a few days ago and I've never been quite sure about the strength of the hole which I'm now using instead, and now the WiFi adaptor in my laptop seems to be failing.
There is a bike shop in Reykjavik, where I expect I would be able to replace the chain and the tyre easily but it's only open for four hours over the weekend and I've known enough bike shops to know that there's no chance of getting a wheel replaced in less than a week so I've decided not to carry on with this trip. Apologies to anybody who was hoping to see Canada but I think I'll be going home in a few days.
UTC Time: 11:23, Friday 07 September 2012
Local Time: 11:23, Friday 07 September 2012
Estimate of longitude: 21° 44' 5.28" W = -21.734800°
Estimate of latitude: 64° 9' 33.98" N = 64.159440°
Possible error on position estimate: 20 metres