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by horizon
17 Jun 2018, 11:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Thanks for that. That's only two then really, maybe four. God knows how he did it.
by horizon
17 Jun 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?

I have 19 inches (24/34) but I still couldn't get up to the top of Pork Hill from Tavistock with a load of luggage. . Do you know anyone who can? I guess that 70 is just too old and I've always found hills tough! I can push the cranks round but I just get out of breath Well, at half that age most p...
by horizon
17 Jun 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anti-insect mouth protection?
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: Anti-insect mouth protection?

Thornyone wrote:Yesterday I had a somewhat alarming experience.


Enjoy it while it lasts:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... on-decline
by horizon
17 Jun 2018, 10:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

When I went to bed (at about 1.30 am) he hadn't quite arrived at CP51 and was unable to hold his head up so it really was touch and go to the end. He was also slowing down (even on the downhills) as a result so it wasn't in the bag even if he had kept going. So pretty amazing. Question: does anyone ...
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 11:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

He's struggling so he's not there yet:

He’s still having to prop his head up on his hand / elbow (resting on the aero bars) hence the slower pace even on flats / downhill. Scary to watch him descending in that position at speed.
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

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

That could be a good thing or a bad thing.


LEJOG2.jpg


He should just be passing this about now I think.
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 10:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

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 horizon
16 Jun 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

thirdcrank wrote:He's through Tore roundabout which I think = 112 miles to JoG. I'm not on twitter so I don't know anything about what state he's in but he's making good progress.


AFAICS there hasn't been a tweet for about an hour. Maybe they're holding their breath . . .
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?

the lowest gear you can cycle without toppling sideways. Which is . . . .? Don't know. I've never found it. I know I'm stable at around 20 inch. I agree with you that staying on is better but walking does give your bum a break and there is very little loss of speed. I think I read somewhere that 17...
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

1982john wrote:Anyone staying up for the finish?


Well, we don't exactly know when that might be ... :shock:
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?
Replies: 32
Views: 873

Re: Anyone using an 11-speed 11-42t (or similar) with a triple chainset?

pwa wrote: the lowest gear you can cycle without toppling sideways.


Which is . . . .?
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 8:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

LollyKat wrote:I can't get the map zooming to give speed to work...


Click on the plus sign until you see small black dots then click on each dot.
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 8:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

I've just given him a big cheer from Inverness at 20:17...he was looking good. I actually popped into the local hospital to try and scrounge a neck brace. The lady at the desk had 2 ready and apparently it is sorted. I hope he makes it. If he's already in Inverness he's well ahead. Update: through ...
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 8:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

thirdcrank wrote:It's probably the zooming right in that I had missed.

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It took me all day to realise it! :D

Anyway, he's passed Daviot so under seven miles to Inverness I think


It's a bit tight but if he's still going he could get to Inverness with a minute or two to spare - the last bit is all down hill.
by horizon
16 Jun 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 280
Views: 9499

Re: Record attempt scheduled

It's taken me a long time to work this out, but if you click the box in the top right hand corner of the Free Route track, chose the fourth option - Open Street Map, then zoom right in, it gives all sorts of info including current road speed. You can also link to streetview for a view of the terrai...