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by misterrea
5 May 2020, 7:06am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European bike express
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: European bike express

I was going with bike express this year and they have communicated well about the delays, everything is changing any holiday delayed. I think they are updating their customers when they can
by misterrea
24 Feb 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cape Wrath
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Cape Wrath

a little boggy can be avoided , but you are walking through heather with no path as such,if two sheep have followed each other thats your path and it will disappear. So gps or compass for general heading picking a way for eight to nine kilometres
by misterrea
23 Feb 2018, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cape Wrath
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Cape Wrath

i walked this area a couple of years ago the firing range has red flags to show use , but as to path not really you just pick your best way south
or towards the bothys some paths near and south of sandlewood bay
by misterrea
27 Mar 2015, 1:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog using googlemaps biking option
Replies: 20
Views: 6152

Re: Lejog using googlemaps biking option

when I did lejog used the route help of mick f to escape Cornwall route instructions were in a notebook. each days points to aim at, road numbers included. then back of book bike shops gleaned from internet, accommodation and options for bad weather routes all in one notebook
by misterrea
27 Mar 2015, 1:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Glastonbury to Clun
Replies: 11
Views: 5297

Re: Glastonbury to Clun

going up the A466 wye valley road isn't too bad Monmouth would be about halfway with accommodation options ,from Hereford I'd take the a4110. not a fan of the a49 until it gets on towards
Leominster. plot your options on bike hike until you get a profile you like.
by misterrea
27 Mar 2015, 8:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Glastonbury to Clun
Replies: 11
Views: 5297

Re: Glastonbury to Clun

Going up the wye valley is probably the easiest way big elevations to usk. From Glastonbury go, cheddar, yatton, clevedon, sheepway just past portishead cycleway by m4 avonmouth bridge
through part of avonmouth to aust/severn bridge cycle path Chepstow then wye valley
by misterrea
26 Feb 2015, 4:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spa saddles
Replies: 26
Views: 3114

Re: spa saddles

2000 miles on a spa wharfe now, 200 k rides and its still hard, no dimples not uncomfortable but never really comfortable , brooks b17 never suited so will keep going with the spa
by misterrea
31 Aug 2014, 9:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Satmap Protective Case anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Satmap Protective Case anyone?

I use one has been water tight so far, got it for the extra protection .does make using the buttons a bit of a fiddle On satmap 10 taking off the protective lens to add the cover generally means
if you us the waterproof cover you have to leave the other protector home
by misterrea
13 Aug 2014, 7:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: local knowledge for my LEJOG - tku.. days to do!
Replies: 14
Views: 2995

Re: local knowledge for my LEJOG this weekend - GLASGOW

How I crossed Glasgow on lejog was carried on farther on the B7078 to Hamilton took A724 thru cambuslang A749 crossing the clyde took the cycle trail along clyde to Dumbarton passing under
the Erskine bridge
by misterrea
12 Jun 2014, 7:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG next month
Replies: 4
Views: 10987

Re: LEJOG next month

On your day 3 route at the start of Gloucester a38/m5 roundabout heading north you quickly bear left into quedgeley cyclepath to ring road cycleway all the way to highnam/newent turning
and pedestrian traffic lights to cross dual carriageway to newent, dymock, Leominster and a49 not a bad ride
by misterrea
25 Mar 2014, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to stop a saddle slipping back?
Replies: 15
Views: 5510

Re: How to stop a saddle slipping back?

had a problem with a brooks myself, overtighten was plan A -ended up wrapping emery paper around rails clamped on that cured it. rails ended up rougher and now
don't move without emery
by misterrea
27 Feb 2014, 8:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Day 1 route using quite a bit of A30 - is that wise?
Replies: 10
Views: 24191

Re: Day 1 route using quite a bit of A30 - is that wise?

i used the A30 from blackwater to zelah hill which is not the worst , would not do wheal rose to three burrows a30 again
by misterrea
5 Dec 2013, 8:52am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: April 13 day Lejog*COMPLETED! READ THE BLOG!*
Replies: 61
Views: 71853

Re: April 2014 13 day Lejog (UPDATE - MONMOUTH DIGS AND A49

i did lejog may/june this year A49 /A6 OK all the way to carlisle well signposted, easy navigation. acceptable for traffic good for time/cafe's/accomodation
by misterrea
10 Nov 2013, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cold sweat
Replies: 30
Views: 8048

Re: cold sweat

use a merino wool as baselayer. will be a lot less uncomfortable even if damp
by misterrea
16 Jul 2013, 12:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Gloucester to Shrewsbury - best route?
Replies: 1
Views: 7628

Re: Gloucester to Shrewsbury - best route?

used the a49 on my lejog fast but drivers ok the roundabout on the ring road at shrewsbury i'd worry about in a car