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by oldmanonabike
28 Jul 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG
Replies: 60
Views: 1997

Re: All of a sudden I'm doing a LEJOG

Look up the Wimps lejog it was designed to avoid hills and busy roads where possible.
It follows robs passage and numerous forum members especially MickF contributed.
by oldmanonabike
26 Jan 2020, 10:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The WIMPS JOGLE 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 2663

Re: The WIMPS JOGLE 2020

Hi Guys, Happy New Year to all. Thinking we need to start sorting out our campsites fairly soon...feedback on previous ones is a good call. Personally 2 I would avoid are Okehampton ( miserable owner) and Blair castle ( to regimented). Feedback is appreciated..... Speak to you all soon Please tell ...
by oldmanonabike
17 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Can only one man replace me? It will take at least three
Could luck Chris
by oldmanonabike
8 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Nick...with your big thermos, you are spoiling us..... Have you got a normal 3 pin socket so I can charge my phone??? :wink: I don't think Nick has mains hook up at either camps if I read the original script correctly from Oldman. ? Flash could always ask one of the riders staying in the caravans t...
by oldmanonabike
8 Sep 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

:lol: :lol: The Oldman went via Cockermouth the last time he did it. That’s the easy side :) AFAIK he’s not been up from Lorton :lol: could be a smell of electrical burning :P Easy Side !! There's an easy side !!!! :shock: ...... and we're not taking it !!! :shock: :lol: It's not that easy I rememb...
by oldmanonabike
7 Sep 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

landsurfer wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:And that's not the hardest climb


Your confidence building and encouragement is electrifying ....... :lol: ... Morecambe Bay 80 miler anyone ..... :D

Yep it's not just bikes I can electrify
by oldmanonabike
7 Sep 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

For those of you that may have been terrified by the plot of Whinlatter Pass on Plot-a- Route .... "we're all going to die !!" Note the much gentler / different scale version from Google Maps ... However i suspect " we're all going to die" still applies ...... :lol: fullsizeoutp...
by oldmanonabike
7 Sep 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 165042

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Looking at the responses to the 3 week Jogle and being reluctant to effectively stopping some Wimps from taking part may I suggest For next year do a Wimps tour of Scotland including some of the islands. this could be 7 to 10days depending on the Wimps availability. The following year we could comp...
by oldmanonabike
6 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

I used to ride every Sunday with the club, we used to meet up and decide where we were riding to it was always a cafe.
Invariably we decided to ride into the wind on the way out so that we could have a tailwind coming back. It Never Happened
by oldmanonabike
6 Sep 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

landsurfer wrote:Should get the heart results after I get back from the ride... I'll know the answer by then ... One way or another ......

Looks like we will have a tailwind for the ride .... which is nice. .... :)

I don't worry about my heart, Sue captured it years ago
by oldmanonabike
5 Sep 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Are you taking a spare battery for the trip ken ? Yes I am staying in a caravan both nights so I should be able to recharge them. I need to workout with Phil to contact him if I need to swap one. I am a bit concerned about your 24hour monitor I hope the results were OK this is not an easy ride or w...
by oldmanonabike
5 Sep 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Nickeveson wrote:I don't know.....but it could be fitted if you had the time, money, and inclination

Just curious I have enough bikes two light road bikes if ever I get fit enough to ride them and two e Road bikes one with butterfly bars. I just need some muscles
by oldmanonabike
4 Sep 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Is there a disc brake version?
by oldmanonabike
2 Sep 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

A week to go seems like a good time to relist the daily route maps as they have been revised due to road closures and someone building a housing estate across the route. I have retained the same route numbers. Day 1whitehaven to little Salkeld 58m ascent 5043 ft http://www.plotaroute.com/route/85645...
by oldmanonabike
31 Aug 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17585

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Keswick it's not far from the last stop but if we can safely store the bikes in the van it's a nice place to look around. I'll give the tourist bit a miss ... i'll probably be on oxygen by then .. :D ... and the last 20 visits to Keswick where enough ... :lol: It's not my favorite place but others ...