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by 1982john
21 May 2019, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone with experience of railsail?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Anyone with experience of railsail?

Looking to do a tour or Ireland coast in August and it's much cheaper to use rail sail than do it separately.

Just wondering about booking a bike after the transaction. Will I get charged a load more fees?
by 1982john
17 May 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A9 Perth to Inverness
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: A9 Perth to Inverness

Im guessing if this special road status came into place it would be the end of any lejog records for the foreseeable future.
by 1982john
6 May 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone End to End route review
Replies: 17
Views: 1566

Re: Cicerone End to End route review

We have just completed LEJOG following the cicerone end to end book & gps files. It was fantastic! We had gravel bikes loaded with bike packing style bags (rather than panniers) carrying tent, sleeping bags and clothes between 2 of us. It certainly wasn’t the flattest route but the climbs were ...
by 1982john
23 Apr 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 14414

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Booked my train tickets back - Thurso to Brum. Around 13 hours on the train for £30. Don't know how Scotland can run its train so cheap?
by 1982john
21 Apr 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full length tights for summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Full length tights for summer?

I use Ron Hill Bikesters for spring riding. I don't think they make them any more, but they do Tracksters, which are similar. More bike specific (and more expensive) are the Polaris ones - I've not tried them. https://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/Bikeze-Multi-Sport-Cycling-Tight-p/pol01-1008-p.htm?Cl...
by 1982john
21 Apr 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full length tights for summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Full length tights for summer?

Paulatic wrote:Are you looking for these to provide sun protection? If so I’ve found very thin leg 'warmers' sold to provide uv protection, the answer, worn with usual shorts.


Yes in part but also I find shorts of any type just dont fit me that well so I really don't want to go down that road if I can avoid it.
by 1982john
21 Apr 2019, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Full length tights for summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Full length tights for summer?

Could someone recommend some full length tights that are usable in temps up to 20ish degrees? They need to be padded but preferably not bib tights. Bonus if they have foot stirrups.
by 1982john
21 Apr 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 561
Views: 35643

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Good luck to Ian To, and indeed anybody else who plans a record attempt this year. My only plea is please, pretty please keep us armchair supporters updated with progress. We are on your side. Apologies if this is just me being dull-witted, but what the significance of "Project 44"? IIRC,...
by 1982john
20 Apr 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Rebecca Twigg
Replies: 34
Views: 1404

Re: Rebecca Twigg

This is Angels Fear to Tread territory but I'll go there anyway. In Brucey's pictures Rebecca isn't wearing a helmet and the one she is wearing in the article looks more decorative than functional. An article in the New York Times got me wondering if she had had any head injuries which may have con...
by 1982john
16 Apr 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you transfer a Rohlaff hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Can you transfer a Rohlaff hub?

Contemplating getting a Shand Stoater but would like to use the Rohlaff I have on a Thorn bike. Is that viable or are these set up for certain types of frames. The Stoater is a Rohlaff frame.
by 1982john
14 Apr 2019, 10:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 14414

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Just been Looking at trains from wick to Leeds £163!!! Has anyone tried the coach? Stagecoach - Inverness city link - Edinburgh? Can you get bike on the coach? Then train Edinburgh to Leeds £36 Logistics is worse than riding!!! Cheers James have you tried breaking the journey down into seperate tic...
by 1982john
9 Apr 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 139
Views: 8039

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

That may be the root of this attitude: people hate few more than those who resemble one's discarded past selves. I don't particularly "hate" anyone.I just think it's all a bit pointless.Some people don't see the irony in what they're doing...protesting about one thing but directly funding...
by 1982john
8 Apr 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 139
Views: 8039

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

I can't see it having any real effect. Chatting about this with my cycling friends/club mates and generally they all have similar views to me and that is we don't particularly care who sponsors Team Sky/Ineos,or any other Team for that matter,so long as British riders are winning GTs 8) Its just a ...
by 1982john
8 Apr 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 139
Views: 8039

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

You can include local councillors in South Yorkshire and elsewhere in God's own then. The "usual suspects" represent areas that were decimated by pit closures- and what happens- proposals for fracking that would potentially have major environmental implications. Yes, I think they are righ...