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    October 16, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Our last road trip didn't go that well. That's another story for another time, but suffice to say a bit of redemption was in order. A rental car (something called a Duster) was secured a map acquired and an extremely loose itinerary established. Everything was loaded in the Duster an apropos soundtrack was engaged and our much need redemption tour was ready to commence. We put the Duster in reverse (manual transmission) and it lurched forward. A quick glance at the stick and we realized that reverse was slightly to the left of first gear on this six speed. No problem we've driven a stick shift our whole life. Into reverse we go. Instantly the Duster jumps the curb and threatens to take out the small wall and hedge its facing. A few panicked moments and it's decided that we have no idea how to get this car off the sidewalk. We were about to be the first rental car in history to call road side assistance in the rental car parking lot. We collected our selves and went to find anyone who may be able to tame this wild Duster. A few tense moments passed when causally someone informed us that our car was on the sidewalk and that there is a ring just under the top of the stick shift that needs to be lifted to put it in reverse. Oh thanks.Read more