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by mcpasty
3 Jan 2013, 10:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Fixed Wheel LEJOG
Replies: 9
Views: 1624

Re: Fixed Wheel LEJOG

Did it from north to south on Charge plug single speed, travelled fairly light, unsupported but weather was grim in April and we had to carry extra layers. Stayed at b&bs mainly. Knee went with day n half to go so swapped to road bike. Took us 9 days. Fairly straight forward, tho not fixie, unti...
by mcpasty
14 Jun 2012, 5:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 1st time Lejog. Any last minute tips/advice??
Replies: 5
Views: 15336

Re: 1st time Lejog. Any last minute tips/advice??

If you're supported it should be a breeze but funnily enough your only problem may be wind as there's little you can do about it. I'd take an extra front wheel and a few tyres (maybe even a bike?), as well as advice above, if I had a car along. The map option on my smart phone was invaluable.
Enjoy
by mcpasty
13 Jun 2012, 5:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 10 Day Route advice
Replies: 37
Views: 33916

Re: 10 Day Route advice

Probably just a quirk of BRT but you know that bikes are not allowed on the Edin Ring Road?
by mcpasty
27 May 2012, 6:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOG to Inverness Taxi share
Replies: 4
Views: 12666

Re: JOG to Inverness Taxi share

You can a get a b&b in wick, a train to wick and it's only 16 miles to Jog, which if you give her a few quid your landlady may well drive you to.
A lot less hassle and probably cheaper too. I think the train is about £12 single?
by mcpasty
10 May 2012, 4:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Chamois Creme ???
Replies: 11
Views: 6835

Re: Chamois Creme ???

No matter what you use, if doing around a 100mile days, you're going to get chaffing. The asos stuff gets great reviews and I've also used the butter recommended above. Sudocreme is good for the evening to get a bit of the sting out :)
mc
http://mcjogle.wordpress.com/
by mcpasty
19 Apr 2012, 6:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Training for sub 10 day LEJOG
Replies: 14
Views: 15211

Re: Training for sub 10 day LEJOG

Having just returned from doing the Jogle in 9days on a single speed (well apart from Cornwall where things didn't go to plan) I'd say fitness wise a 50 mile and 70 mile each week for last 4 or 5 should be enough if you're fairly fit- I'm 42 and fairly fit but no iron man. Prior to that I was doing ...
by mcpasty
14 Apr 2012, 6:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Weather in April
Replies: 3
Views: 8771

Re: Weather in April

Ha, on our JoGLE last week we were constantly asked by people why we hadn't done it the week before when the weather was glorious :) If we'd delayed it by two days we would have been trapped in snow drifts in Scotland As it was, one of the scariest days of may life was just 8 miles from Moffat where...
by mcpasty
12 Apr 2012, 6:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 8 day LEJOG in August - COMPLETED
Replies: 54
Views: 58280

Re: 8 day LEJOG in August

I think it adds 4 miles or so, but avoiding the hilly section of the a38 as it enters Bristol by going via weston super on A370 was a good move, else seems ok to me. Shap is harder northwards apparently but it, like much of cornwall, is just a hill drag
mcpasty
http://mcjogle.wordpress.com/2012/
by mcpasty
10 Apr 2012, 8:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Carry that weight
Replies: 10
Views: 9378

Re: Carry that weight

Don't understand why you're taking a towel when you're not camping? We've just returned and I took similar to you- with lotions :oops: it weighed similar on a saddle bag and rucksack. Some nasty weather too. A merino jumper was gd lightweight warm option for evenings, and wore jeans- couldn't bring ...
by mcpasty
10 Apr 2012, 8:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Clothing advice
Replies: 15
Views: 9781

Re: Clothing advice

Just bought a gore oxyygen jacket, waterproof, breathable small- survived that nasty storm that we timed our trip through and was great as windjacket on warmer days- not cheap but quality.£90
by mcpasty
10 Apr 2012, 3:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JoGLE Done- Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 6014

Re: JoGLE Done- Thanks

Ha- to the physio for the leg, the scrap yard with the bike, and the chemist for some bottom easing cream... :D
by mcpasty
10 Apr 2012, 3:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JoGLE Done- Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 6014

JoGLE Done- Thanks

Big thank you to all that contributed to my posts. I will endeavour to return the favour to others too Travelled approx 900 miles in 9 days (plus 55 min from JoG to Wick) Last few days pretty painful on the knees and had to leave the Single Speed at Bickleigh- so only the 759 on the Single Speed sad...
by mcpasty
28 Mar 2012, 9:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: squeaky bum time
Replies: 7
Views: 8617

Re: squeaky bum time

Weather turning.
Cheers, hopefuly post again from a happy place
mc
by mcpasty
27 Mar 2012, 5:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: squeaky bum time
Replies: 7
Views: 8617

squeaky bum time

Only a few days to go now and the sleeping is getting nervy. Any last minute top tips? e.g.is getting a new saddle that I won't break-in madness? My current one is not as comfy anymore- (Charge Plug single speed standard) Thanks for all previous support and I can be followed below- will post back Ea...