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by NEvans
26 Nov 2018, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have you set up Zwift and is it worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Have you set up Zwift and is it worth it?

A: Have you set up and use Zwift and B. how much does it actually cost to set up? During the winter I occasionally find myself with the bike up on a trainer, which I get bored of pretty quickly. A lot of hype is currently around about how great Zwift is as an aid. For those who don't know, its a com...
by NEvans
27 Oct 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and we had an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)
Replies: 16
Views: 3182

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

The only mistake I made was suggesting to the missus that I wanted to do it some years back. She decided that was a great idea and she'd join me, but I'm lucky to get her on her bike more than half a dozen times a year. Do you think you might need a van driver/support crew? :wink:
by NEvans
26 Oct 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and we had an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)
Replies: 16
Views: 3182

Re: Cycling UK (CTC Tours) LEJoGs 2019 (and an 85 yr old rider in Sept 2018)

Chris; your version of the LEJoG is a ride I've been wanting to do for a long time, but still don't think I will be able to fit it in in 2019. Do you think you're likely to be doing it in 2020? Your idea of spreading it over a few more days and decent beds at night, definitely sounds more desirable ...
by NEvans
6 Aug 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 462
Views: 16483

Re: Is Trump Mad?

As I briefly mentioned last night, Ed Balls' programme"Travels in Trumpland" is worth watching. It brings alive some of the discussions I have had with my US friend about Trump and his support base. That, and being good TV in its own right made buy an ex politician who has overturned many...
by NEvans
19 Jun 2018, 8:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

... I first alerted this forum in February https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=120240&p=1209627&hilit=Broadwith#p1209627 As is usual with record attempts the rider doesn’t state his start day weeks ahead. You had notice here over 24 hrs before the off https://forum.cyclingu...
by NEvans
17 Jun 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Fantastic achievement, makes you proud to be British, sing Rule Britannia and God Save the Queen .... HUZZAH !! Top chap ... such effort. We're off on our LEJOG in 6 days time ... somewhat longer (14 days) and still discussing how many support vehicles we need ... :) +1 And 14 days definitely sound...
by NEvans
17 Jun 2018, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My strava is talking cr@p
Replies: 2
Views: 274

My strava is talking cr@p

Having used strava for many years I've always been happy with it. But for the last four/five rides it's just churned out rubbish. Picking up only a few random points on route, generating stupid distances and speeds. Today picked up first and last point, which are over twenty miles apart, it shows th...
by NEvans
16 Jun 2018, 10:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Its a shame this wasn't advertised more in advance. I stumbled on this post yesterday. If I knew in advance I would liked to have gone along and cheered at some point.
by NEvans
16 Jun 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Paulatic wrote:I just hope he can stay warm and does make it. I doubt he’ll turn around for the 1000 though.


I think he'll reach JoG, stop and just fall off the bike. Needing others to pick him up.
by NEvans
16 Jun 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

So has he already seen a Road sign stating John o'Groats and distance?

That could be a good thing or a bad thing.
by NEvans
16 Jun 2018, 10:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Go, go, go... a couple of hours ago I though it was all over, edge of seat stuff, hope he makes it. It's pretty amazing that we can follow all this from our sofas. Speak for yourself - I've been on a turbo trainer in the backyard since 8.00 am on Friday morning with Mrs H throwing buckets of water ...
by NEvans
16 Jun 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Paulatic wrote:
NEvans wrote:Am I correct there is no Facebook or twitter feeds going out with this?

Twitter feed @endtoend2018


Cheers
by NEvans
16 Jun 2018, 9:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Am I correct there is no Facebook or twitter feeds going out with this?
by NEvans
16 Jun 2018, 9:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Silly question from someone who hasn't been in this from the start if I may; I'm assuming now he is doing 1000 miles and seeing if he can beat both the overall distance achieved, 24 hour distance achevied and time for doing LEJOG. Is this correct? (My initial thought was what he could achieve in 24h...
by NEvans
15 Jun 2018, 9:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23789

Re: Record attempt scheduled

horizon wrote:It's quite fun reading this thread in parallel with this one:
viewtopic.php?p=1242686#p1242686
Same journey, different take on it.


An enjoyable read, same route over 19 days, I think I know which one I'd be doing.......