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by kyussmondo
20 Oct 2012, 12:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Keeping feet dry?
Replies: 28
Views: 46834

Re: Keeping feet dry?

I use some overshoe covers. I can't remember the brand but I found some that work really well. For my trousers I use some walking trousers which are windproof and quick drying. If it gets really wet then I put on my waterproof trousers, although these aren't ideal, but they do help keep you dry unle...
by kyussmondo
20 Oct 2012, 12:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Realistic Mileage per day?
Replies: 21
Views: 25533

Re: Realistic Mileage per day?

I did my LEJOG over 13 days. In England I did anywhere between 70-100 miles a day. I always finished with plenty of time although I did find it tough going into Exmoor on Day 2. In Scotland I had shorter mileages apart from Arran to Glencoe (about 100 miles). I really had no problems apart from hurt...
by kyussmondo
15 Apr 2012, 12:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Century rides
Replies: 54
Views: 14284

Re: Century rides

I did quite a few last year when training for my LEJOG. However, due to the birth of my son and general laziness and lack of sleep I haven't been out much at all this year.

Maybe in the summer I will get out again possibly with my son.
by kyussmondo
29 Jan 2012, 8:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: caledonian canal
Replies: 33
Views: 30700

Re: caledonian canal

I cycled this route on my tourer with 35 tyres. It was a pleasant route and fairly easy going, a bit hilly for parts in the middle but the flat parts are easy. Just watch out for walkers! I would definitely recommend it over the A82 which is very busy, specially in the summer months!
by kyussmondo
29 Jan 2012, 8:43am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Just Go For It - its easier than you think
Replies: 30
Views: 8791

Re: Just Go For It - its easier than you think

My training consisted of rides between 50-100 miles once a week. I live within walking distance of work so I never really commuted. I think with some moderate training that most people can complete LEJOG in 2 weeks.
by kyussmondo
29 Jan 2012, 8:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: least hilly cycle route
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: least hilly cycle route

If you take the A6 between Kendal and Penrith then the only hilly section is over Shap which really isn't that bad. There are not many big hills in Scotland, the roads in Scotland either go through vallies beside the Lochs and if there is a hill then it is fairly easy going as it doesn't just go str...
by kyussmondo
26 Sep 2011, 5:48am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Final Section from Glencoe to JOG
Replies: 16
Views: 2130

Re: Final Section from Glencoe to JOG

That climb from Drumnadochit on the A833 would be HELL. We came the other way = down it on my JOGLE and we spent the whole evening trying to imagine how hard it would have been if we had been going the other way!! Definitely one to avoid, IMO. I did cycle up it and it wasn't easy. It is steep and l...
by kyussmondo
3 Sep 2011, 5:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lands end to John-O-Groats alone
Replies: 15
Views: 2170

Re: Lands end to John-O-Groats alone

I did LEJOG on my own. Travelling supported is unnecessary, unless you are trying to do it as quickly as possible. However, I am not a racer, I wanted to see the UK not just race from A to B. If you don't camp then you can travel light anyway. When travelling alone then you can set your own pace and...
by kyussmondo
2 Sep 2011, 7:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Finished
Replies: 1
Views: 352

LEJOG Finished

Just completed my LEJOG in 13 days!

I really enjoyed it. The only bit I didn't enjoy was going through Liverpool.

All info is available at my website:
http://daves-lejog.com
by kyussmondo
20 Jul 2011, 8:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: On Hannibal's Trail ...new BBC4 TV series
Replies: 35
Views: 10982

Re: On Hannibal's Trail ...new BBC4 TV series

I couldn't see it on iPlayer. Looks like I missed it unless I can find it on YouTube.
by kyussmondo
20 Jul 2011, 7:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shorts and saddle advice please.
Replies: 59
Views: 6628

Re: Shorts and saddle advice please.

I use lycra Altura cycling shorts then put some Corrine Dennis Touring Shorts over the top. I firstly started with just the Altura which was comfortable. I then wanted to have a more casual look as I hate the lycra look plus my wife is not keen on the fact I don't wear underwear under my lycra! So I...
by kyussmondo
20 Jul 2011, 7:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog iPhone Navigation Options
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: LeJog iPhone Navigation Options

@ kyussmondo . We used routebuddy for our kent to lands end and found the same problem as you. The tracking kept going out which left us taking a few wrong turns but nothing too bad. The national cycle network app seems to do the same thing but for free. I don't know how good it is yet as we haven'...
by kyussmondo
20 Jul 2011, 6:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: planning on using my HTC desire HD as GPS
Replies: 10
Views: 1619

Re: planning on using my HTC desire HD as GPS

I use my iPhone 4 and it lasts fine throughout the day as long as the screen isn't constantly on and the GPS isn't constantly tracking. I am assuming the Desire HD will be pretty similar. Turning off stuff like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, push email etc will also help save battery life. Also as you have an An...
by kyussmondo
14 Jul 2011, 6:25am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LeJog iPhone Navigation Options
Replies: 20
Views: 3106

Re: LeJog iPhone Navigation Options

I use RouteBuddy exclusively now. I paid £90 for 50k OS for the whole of the UK. It locks onto my position quickly with plenty of detail that I can use for walking as well. The tracking is not great but I can use Cyclemeter or EveryTrail for this. To hold the iPhone I have an Ortlieb Bar Bag with an...
by kyussmondo
4 Jul 2011, 5:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Training habits and average speeds
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

Re: Training habits and average speeds

I got around 13.5mph unloaded and about 13.2mph fully loaded. Even though the bike feels heavier to lift I don't notice much difference when actually cycling it, although you do notice it if you get out the saddle to go up hills!! One thing I do find that helps is taking regular breaks say every 20 ...