In 2009 Ian and his good friend Rick Goodfellow circumnavigated Iceland by bicycle.  What was intended to be a 1,600 KM bike tour around the island in summer, turned into a battle for survival against winter-like weather.  Ian and Rick encountered winds that blew them both off their bikes and frequently stopped them mid pedal stroke.  The pair coped through perseverance, taking advantage of some "unusual" accommodations but above all by seeing the humour in their plight.