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by puffin
5 Sep 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 4947

Re: Route for LEJOG

philvantwo wrote:Desk worker hands?

Hell no, I'm a male model.
by puffin
5 Sep 2020, 10:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 4947

Re: Route for LEJOG

Paulatic wrote:Constant wet hands?
Can’t be sun burn :lol:
Obviously killed a layer of skin is it both hands?

Yep, both paws. My wife is walking round the house making sucking sounds going "I'm not an animal, I'm a human being".
by puffin
5 Sep 2020, 10:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2116

Re: And I’m off!

LE/Penance/Hayle/Connor Downs/Camborne/Redruth/Blackwater. A30 for a bit, then off through Zelah and back on again for a bit, then off to St Newlyn East. St Columb/Wadebridge/Camelford/Davidstow A39. A395 for Hallworthy and turn off left for Egloskerry/St Stephens, down the hill to the Spar Shop an...
by puffin
31 Aug 2020, 9:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 4947

Re: Route for LEJOG

Paulatic wrote:Err no..What on earth caused that?

Its where I was holding the handle bars. On reflection...is the photo much information???
by puffin
31 Aug 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 4947

Re: Route for LEJOG

Post LEJOG shedding...does this happen to everyone??
by puffin
30 Aug 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 4947

Re: Route for LEJOG

philvantwo wrote:Always reminds me of the time I got on the ferry there to go to the Orkney islands, when the boat got out of the harbour I thought it was going to tip up!

We always wanted to do that trip, was it good?
by puffin
28 Aug 2020, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely

Thanks for sharing your knowledge, I'm free tomorrow and will start working through your ideas. I really appreciate your help, again many thanks.
by puffin
27 Aug 2020, 9:38am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely

Thanks all, this is all useful stuff. I'll check the brake levers (might post a photo if I can't work it out), I'll check if I can get both arms onto the middle holes...but it seems that the one on the left won't fit....is that possible? Thanks again, I'll get back to report progress. Thanks again.
by puffin
26 Aug 2020, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely

With the cable disconnected does the pivot action feel smooth? And do the bearing surfaces look and feel smooth? I wouldn't be bothered if it ended up with the tension set at different holes... as long as I knew that the pivot action wasn't sticky on one or both sides. Jonathan Thanks Jonathan, goo...
by puffin
26 Aug 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Spa Tourer Rear Brake Not Releasing Completely

I have a Spa Tourer. A while back a new rear brake was fitted, and recently I've noticed the left hand pad does not clear the rim completely when the brake is released. Today I took the brake arm off and noticed there were three holes into which a pin can go to alter the angle the arm is mounted at....
by puffin
12 Aug 2020, 8:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 4947

Re: Route for LEJOG

Yea
by puffin
29 Jul 2020, 8:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG
Replies: 60
Views: 1935

Re: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG

I think it’s starting to come together - largely common ground through Cornwall and Devon but some differences near Bristol. Mickf seems to favour sticking with the A38 for a long stretch while others are diverting all around. Is there an onward route that takes in Cheddar Gorge or am I diverting t...
by puffin
28 Jul 2020, 7:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG
Replies: 60
Views: 1935

Re: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG

Here is my route, its mostly quiet roads with some exceptions and a few too many hills. The software may have recalculated bits when i joined all the days together so if you are still interested i can link to the daily ones. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31517493

Best wishes.
by puffin
27 Jul 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?
Replies: 42
Views: 1114

Re: Which navigation gadget or app for LEJOG?

I've used an Edge 1030 last few LEJOGS and have found the battery life to be fine. I use ridewithgps to plan, download and store my routes. The Edge's screen interfacee got a bit fussy during a recent downpour but its data recording and mapping were fine.
by puffin
27 Jul 2020, 9:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route for LEJOG
Replies: 84
Views: 4947

Re: Route for LEJOG

Surely I have offended the cycling gods. Got home about 10 days ago after the reat hub broke 2 days into LEJOG. Finally got the bike fixed but decided enough was enough and bought a new bike off Ebay. Got it home yesterday to find it was the wrong size, drove it back to the seller this morning, stuf...