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by puffin
31 May 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7935

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Got back yesterday, all good. Strongish headwinds last few days.

The road through Tintern was closed, even to bikes, a nasty diversion over the hills. The canal towpath just south of Bridgewater is closed for a spell, diversion signs guide you round.
by puffin
10 May 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7935

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

...and the weather forecasts are really positive too.
by puffin
7 May 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7935

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

puffin wrote:
philvantwo wrote:Have you got Mick F's number in case you get lost on the Forth road bridge! :oops: :oops:


Huh???

Last time I crossed it I felt like I was in a post apocalyptic zombie movie, it was deserted.


Here's what it looked like
https://youtu.be/DCkYrBDuyDo
by puffin
4 May 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7935

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Thanks for all the good wishes, I'll keep the forum posted. Hope everyone eles's cycling is going well too.
by puffin
4 May 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7935

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

philvantwo wrote:Have you got Mick F's number in case you get lost on the Forth road bridge! :oops: :oops:


Huh???

Last time I crossed it I felt like I was in a post apocalyptic zombie movie, it was deserted.
by puffin
3 May 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 7935

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Got all my ducks in a row (where does that expression come from??) and am off on 13th. Had my bike serviced not by H'fords this time, but by a local mechanic...its now a Nija bike, silently gliding round local roads. Just bought my first ever cycling bib.....er, I don't think its for me. Off on the ...
by puffin
16 Mar 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 8129

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: 5636

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: 36
Views: 5524

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: 4680

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: 275

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: 275

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: 20653

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: 20653

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: 30
Views: 7935

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Sheeez Spinners, you're in a glass half empty mood today! :)