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by WoodyWheeler
27 Feb 2013, 8:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: recommend a pump : 100psi + gauge
Replies: 27
Views: 2608

Re: pump

Lezyne road drive. No gauge and quite expensive but an item of beauty that will easily get you up to 100psi and higher with little effort.
by WoodyWheeler
16 Feb 2013, 8:26am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Road bike unsupported?
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Road bike unsupported?

I don't think you need luck. You just don't need any bad luck! The circumstances you mention are few and far between. If we went around expecting the worst we'd never go out on our bikes at all! Injury from a crash is the most likely thing to happen and that would affect your timescale whether you'r...
by WoodyWheeler
14 Feb 2013, 8:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Road bike unsupported?
Replies: 15
Views: 1772

Re: Road bike unsupported?

Lots of pessimistic comments. Not sure why. I did JOGLE unsupported on a road bike in 6 days. I certainly felt I could have continued for a few more miles at the end of each day. But I did do a lot of training and was fitter than I have ever been either before or since! But I am just a normal bloke ...
by WoodyWheeler
4 Jan 2013, 3:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Anyone recommend a good guide?
Replies: 23
Views: 1612

Re: Anyone recommend a good guide?

Boggie's link has lots of useful stuff to help people think about what they want to do, as does Robgul's site . I am the owner of the site Boggie has linked to. I agree with Rob, there is just too much to cover in one simple guide, especially when it come to the route. I deliberately did not try to...
by WoodyWheeler
8 Nov 2012, 9:13am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Opposite diagonal
Replies: 16
Views: 59342

Re: Opposite diagonal

This is quite a good site which has some information about the route and a downloadable list of accommodation used which could be helpful - http://www.dover2capewrath.moonfruit.com/. Their ride was 2011 so should be relatively up-to-date. General End-to-End advice - http://www.landsend-to-johnogroat...
by WoodyWheeler
30 Nov 2011, 12:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Training Schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 3689

Re: Training Schedule

I think most of it has been covered really. Just build up slowly until you can comfortably cover your average daily distance at least two days in a row (and not wake up on the third day to tired and achy to move!). Try and train with the same sort of set up you will be using on the ride and over sim...
by WoodyWheeler
10 Nov 2011, 10:25am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: what bike for LEJOG
Replies: 58
Views: 7141

Re: what bike for LEJOG

I agree with the comments that the best bike is the one you are comfortable with - you are going to spend a lot of time in the saddle - and that you can do it on any bike. I rode JOGLE unsupported on a road bike using B&B accomodation and managed to pack everything I needed into a carradice sqr ...
by WoodyWheeler
2 Nov 2011, 4:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Extremes of Mainland UK and GPS Tracking
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Extremes of Mainland UK and GPS Tracking

Stuart, thank you very much for your reply. When I get a moment I will check out your site and have a look at your suggestions. If I can do it on a smart phone that would be ideal becasue I can make it multi task for photos, music and a book viewer as well. Will save some weight and space in my bag....
by WoodyWheeler
2 Nov 2011, 4:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Extremes of Mainland UK and GPS Tracking
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Extremes of Mainland UK and GPS Tracking

That's not much time for that undertaking, and I'm skeptical of your mileage estimate. You could add the exact centre of the British mainland to your list.........and waste days trying to visit about 15 different claimants to the title! Anyway, best of luck to you. Thanks Mike. The mileage was base...
by WoodyWheeler
2 Nov 2011, 10:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Extremes of Mainland UK and GPS Tracking
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Extremes of Mainland UK and GPS Tracking

Hi all I am starting to plan a JOGLE with a twist. The idea is to take in as many extremes of the UK mainland as I can. I'll be flying into Wick and then on the Duncnasby Head (NE) JOG (becasue it is there and good for charity support) to Dunnet Head (N) Cape Wraith (NW) Point of Ardnamurchan (W) Lo...
by WoodyWheeler
30 Oct 2011, 10:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Do i go thru wales/ via edinburgh/getting bike to wick?
Replies: 13
Views: 1559

Re: Do i go thru wales/ via edinburgh/getting bike to wick?

I am starting to plan a JOGLE with extras (Duncansby Head (furtherest NE), dunnet Head (furtherest N), Cape Wraith (NW), Point of Ardnamurchan (W), Lowestoft (E), Lizard Point (S), Lands End (SW) passing through Prickwillow (lowest) and climbing Ben Nevis -without bike) highest). Because I am going ...
by WoodyWheeler
30 Oct 2011, 7:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Do i go thru wales/ via edinburgh/getting bike to wick?
Replies: 13
Views: 1559

Re: Do i go thru wales/ via edinburgh/getting bike to wick?

I haven't used the A9, only the A82. Personally I didn't find the A82 too bad, although I did bypass Inverness through via Muir of Ord to Drumnadrochit. And from the end of Loch Lomond I used some back roads to get me as close to the Erskine Bridge, where I made my escape, as possible. Those last tw...
by WoodyWheeler
25 Oct 2011, 10:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Expat LEJOG
Replies: 30
Views: 3478

Re: Expat LEJOG

Would it make any sense for me to join CTC (aka pay them) in order to access the Bike Routes I see mentioned on the website (only accessible to members)? It's not unprecedented. That was exactly the reason I joined. :D Me too! When it came to it though I didn't use any of the routes provided and fo...
by WoodyWheeler
21 Oct 2011, 3:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Expat LEJOG
Replies: 30
Views: 3478

Re: Expat LEJOG vs JOGLE

The only roads you cannot use as a cyclist are motorways, designated with an M, eg M1, M25 etc.. For a router that incorporates cycling routes try: http://www.cyclestreets.net/journey/ A good one for elevation details (as a chart) is : http://bikeroutetoaster.com/ For the best of both, create a rout...
by WoodyWheeler
21 Oct 2011, 9:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog Map my ride help
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Lejog Map my ride help

Hi Craig

I haven't used ridewithgps and will give it a go. If it saves exporting to a another site to get the gpx it would be a blessing!