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by Geofff
20 Feb 2011, 5:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How fast do you go down hills?
Replies: 256
Views: 14327

Re: How fast do you go down hills?

Well I had to go up Pork Hill on the E2E but got above 40mph a couple of times between Merrivale & Moretonhampstead. The downhills were great, but alarming due to the narrow roads, Sunday drivers and hidden bends - hence the 40 max.
by Geofff
19 Feb 2011, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lon Las Cymru
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Lon Las Cymru

Yes
Harlech and Barmouth for me as well.

Thanks for your comments
by Geofff
17 Feb 2011, 8:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about numb hands
Replies: 19
Views: 1293

Re: about numb hands

I had a pair of bar ends with those padded area things, which still made my hands go numb after 40+ miles, cured by a change of bar ends, which were wonderful from day one, but I couldn't tell you why one set were pants and the others lovely.
by Geofff
17 Feb 2011, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lon Las Cymru
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Lon Las Cymru

I'm planning on doing this in the summer, Holyhead to Cardiff rather than Chepstow as I have done the Chepstow to Builth Well section before. As the route is all NCR there is not much route planning to do, just wondered if anyone had any comments or recommendations for accommodation etc? My stages a...
by Geofff
17 Feb 2011, 7:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: route through Dartmoor National Park
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: route through Dartmoor National Park

I went across Dartmoor last year on my End to End, as day two of the trip it was a bit of a shock, also for the sunny Sunday picnickers who heard my language on some of the climbs! I went from St Austell - Tavistock - Moretonhampstead, hard work but very scenic and some impressive descents until you...
by Geofff
17 Feb 2011, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accomidation in Dingwall - recommendation
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Accomidation in Dingwall - recommendation

What you don't do is stay at Lochalsh B & B in Mill Street! I booked several months in adavance when doing end to end last year, to avoid the whole looking for somewhere to stay when tired at the end of the day routine, only to find that when I arrived they had re-let my room to a two women (pre...
by Geofff
24 Dec 2010, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti tamper fixings
Replies: 23
Views: 2914

Re: Anti tamper fixings

Is it possible to do what we do when putting up gates etc with my Conservation group? Put the nut on the bolt and then file the end of the thread so the nut will not come off.
by Geofff
19 Nov 2010, 4:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 9424

Re: LEJOG Advice?

I used a Trek 7.5 for LEJOG earlier this year, gears low enough for all the hills and comfortable enough for all day cycling. My only modification was to add bar ends to give me more alternative positions for my hands. The bike was great, no mechanical problems and no punctures. I reckoned to averag...
by Geofff
8 Sep 2010, 7:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Official photographers at LE and JoG
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: Official photographers at LE and JoG

At JOG use the fact that the official photographer uses an ancient film camera to your advantage. I was in the short queue, having just finished LEJOG, man disappears into his hut to change the film so I gave my camera to the next bloke, posed with bike by the sign, off and in the cafe / bar before ...
by Geofff
6 Sep 2010, 8:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Advice on new bike

Thanks to the theiving whatnames at Bristol Temple Meads I am in the market for a new bike, to replace my Trek 7.5 FX. Guess I am looking at similar price so £600 ish. and a similar bike - commuting mainly although I did do End to End on the Trek earlier this year. Definitely a flat bar bike, my bac...
by Geofff
12 Aug 2010, 9:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG finished, retrospective.
Replies: 13
Views: 2321

Re: LEJOG finished, retrospective.

I did my LEJOG in wonderful weather at the end of June / early July and had winds behind me for the last 3 days in Scotland. Found Cornwall OK - going Penzance, St Austell direction, the really bad plan was going across Dartmoor on the second day rather than my original route skirting Dartmoor throu...
by Geofff
12 Aug 2010, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post bolt shears!
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Seat post bolt shears!

My seat post bolt sheared of whilst I was riding in torrential rain on Tuesday, so a good day got even better! I had been aware that the saddle was making some squeaks but didn't get as far as checking anyhting out before it snapped. The bike is a Trek 7.5 FX. Doing a quick google last night I found...
by Geofff
5 Aug 2010, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handle bar bag
Replies: 32
Views: 4356

Re: Handle bar bag

Agree about the map holder on the Altura, a great bag otherwise. I used the oversize bar mount to fix it to my Trek. The velcro on the map case came away from the plastic first time out and the eventual solution was a small bungee around the whole bag.
by Geofff
25 Jul 2010, 9:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cost of End to End
Replies: 20
Views: 1435

Re: Cost of End to End

My guestimate would be around the £700 mark. I did it in fifteen days, staying at B&B's, eating in pubs etc and including a flight back from Inverness to Bristol.
by Geofff
8 Jul 2010, 9:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Just under 2 months to go! Accommodation Reccommendations?
Replies: 27
Views: 3384

Re: Just under 2 months to go! Accommodation Reccommendations?

The Barrasgate House - Springfield rather than Gretna is OK and cheap, cost me £20 for a single room last week
Rossmount guest house in Argyle Street in Inverness great value & very good eating / drinking at The Castle 5 mins away.