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by puffin
16 Mar 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 24
Views: 6566

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Sheez! You reminded me to get mine, just done it. Inv to Wick with bike £6.35...with a rail card. Good value! We're going to pass each other around Compton Martin / Cheddar.
by puffin
15 Mar 2019, 8:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 5542

Re: Windy

Tee hee hee. I finished a LEJOG last summer during storm Hector. Downwind from Bettyhill to Lands End. Tee hee hee. And I have big ears so they helped out as sails. Got into JOG so early the surly hotelier said I was an hour early to check in so sent me away. Didn't matter, went for a coffee.
by puffin
4 Mar 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Supplies along the way
Replies: 31
Views: 5050

Re: Supplies along the way

There are a chain of stores called Co-op (Cooperative) and they do a Meal Deal (a sandwich / wrap, crisps/sweets, fizzy drink). This does me, and once I "Meal Deal'ed" the entire journey (the Scottish Co-ops are called something slightly different), and I almost managed it.
by puffin
6 Dec 2018, 10:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE, actually.
Replies: 4
Views: 4618

Re: JOGLE, actually.

Great video, thanks for sharing.
by puffin
1 Dec 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stevens San Remo, about 10 years old
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Stevens San Remo, about 10 years old

Thanks for getting back Brucey, I appreciate your help.
by puffin
1 Dec 2018, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stevens San Remo, about 10 years old
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Stevens San Remo, about 10 years old

I'm going to look at a Stevens San Remo tomorrow, does anyone know anything about these bikes???
by puffin
2 Nov 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 20569

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

horizon wrote:
puffin wrote: I was too old for YHA's


Or too well off.



Retired school teacher??? Really???
by puffin
31 Oct 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 20569

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

charliepolecat wrote:
I just felt the luxuries of life mattered more to me now. :)


Careful, that luxuriously silk lined coffin might become enticing as well. :P


Actually that's quite enticing; i used to be a Goth.
by puffin
31 Oct 2018, 11:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7152

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Sheeez Spinners, you're in a glass half empty mood today! :)
by puffin
30 Oct 2018, 11:01am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 20569

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

charliepolecat wrote:I didn't think there was an age limit for staying in YHA's or do you mean you were just too geographically old anyway for hostels :shock: ?

I just felt the luxuries of life mattered more to me now. :)
by puffin
29 Oct 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Some Observations by a YHA warden
Replies: 52
Views: 20569

Re: Some Observations by a YHA warden

Slaidburn is wonderful, I've stopped there most times. Last but one time a brilliant warden sat with me and took me through the history and the politics of the YHA, it was fascinating. That night I slept in the games room due to a snorer. In 2017 I checked in ..then had a Road to Damascus moment; I ...
by puffin
29 Oct 2018, 5:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7152

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

/posting.php?mode=quote&f=22&p=1287699sidered in planning. See this article: Seasonal variation of the prevailing wind direction in Britain https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/wea.301 "Conclusions The main conclusion to be drawn is that in Britain, northeasterly winds...
by puffin
29 Oct 2018, 5:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7152

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Spinners wrote:Tackling those steep Cornish hills right at the end? Ouch!


..but by then I should be at my fittest???? What do you reckon??
by puffin
24 Oct 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 7152

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

FasterFerret wrote:Does your GPS have an option to reverse the wind also?


Hang on, is there something I should know?