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by LindaB
7 Sep 2017, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camino of St James
Replies: 15
Views: 1717

Re: Camino of St James

My husband and I cycled the Camino from Pamplona to Santiago in 2008. This was before the 2 movies came out - and I've heard there are many more people on the walking route, still haven't heard about more cyclists. I bought lots of books and spent a lot of time planning, and learned that it isn't ea...
by LindaB
2 May 2016, 5:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Has anyone cycled the Camino?
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: Has anyone cycled the Camino?

Hard to believe it was so long ago, but my husband & I cycled the Camino in 2007 - from Pamplona to Santiago. A great experience! Here's a link to our trip report: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ourcamino

LindaB
by LindaB
15 Apr 2016, 9:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Guarded cycle parking
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Guarded cycle parking

Original poster here... Thanks for the information. The parking I'm looking at in the The Hague is very near the Binnenhof, and is marked as having 100 spaces (not near the Ibis). We hope to visit the Mauritshuis (museum) while our bikes are parked. Having to take panniers, etc with us wouldn't make...
by LindaB
13 Apr 2016, 9:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation?
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation

Hi Tim - Don't have anything to add on your bike choice, but as a "neighbor" (I'm in Davis, California) who, with 3 others, rode a wonderful LEJOG in June 2014, felt I should tell you how wonderful an experience we found it! The help from the generous people on this forum was invaluable. I...
by LindaB
13 Apr 2016, 8:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Guarded cycle parking
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Guarded cycle parking

Hi - Has anyone used the supervised cycle parking lots (“fietsenstalling”) in the Netherlands? I’m concerned about theft in some of the cities we’ll want to visit during our cycling days. I’ve located these lots in The Hague and in Haarlem right near the sites we’ll want to stop and visit, but I’m i...
by LindaB
25 Mar 2016, 4:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation?
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation

As an American (Davis, California) who rode LEJOG in June 2014 with 3 others, we found taking our bikes (packed in boxes, as always) to be a fine choice. Admittedly they arrived in London a day late (due to runway work at San Francisco airport which put us on a different flight than our luggage). Fo...
by LindaB
25 Jan 2016, 11:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in the Bordeaux region
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Cycling in the Bordeaux region

Don't know if you've already booked your accommodation for the Bordeaux area, but you might want to check out the hotels/B&Bs mentioned in the blog of our 2012 trip around the Aquitaine region. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/circleaquitaine2012 We booked all ahead, no worries the day-of, and...
by LindaB
12 Oct 2015, 4:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buen Camino!
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Buen Camino!

Fun to stumble on this Camino post; thanks John! We biked Pamplona to Santiago also, though in September, 2008, and had a wonderful time. I believe there were fewer on the trail then, since it was well before the two Camino movies were released (here in the US, anyway, though I imagine you might hav...
by LindaB
21 Jul 2015, 4:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cornwall and Devon
Replies: 28
Views: 10905

Re: Cornwall and Devon

Our LEJOG was in June 2014, first nights in Newquay, Launceston, Tiverton, Glastonbury. All of us 66 years old and up at the start, and self-supported. We did take longer than you're planning, but coming from the US we wanted lots of time for sightseeing! The blog I kept has links to all our Garmin ...
by LindaB
8 Dec 2014, 4:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My First LEJoG.
Replies: 10
Views: 10508

Re: My First LEJoG.

Enjoyed reading your blog! We (four of us from the USA) also completed LEJOG in June 2014. We took our time, and did lots of sightseeing along the way. The weather was incredible! You mentioned about 2 hours of rain on your whole trip - don't think we had that much! Just a few light showers a couple...
by LindaB
17 Sep 2014, 3:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: recommend cycle holiday company?
Replies: 5
Views: 7913

Re: recommend cycle holiday company?

On our June, 2014 self-supported LEJOG we "played tag" for several days with a group from "Saddle Skedaddle" (http://www.skedaddle.co.uk). Those we spoke to were all happy with the company, and the guide we rode with for a time was very nice. Not exactly a personal recomendation,...
by LindaB
29 Jul 2014, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Burgundy, Holland or Germany?
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Burgundy, Holland or Germany?

Slightly prejudiced here, since France is always my favorite place to ride! We (4 of us, unsagged, staying in hotels) did a loop trip in 2002 in Burgundy, beginning and ending in Dijon. It was fabulous! I got much of the routing from Lonely Planet Cycling France (2001 edition) and a book called Cycl...
by LindaB
23 Jul 2014, 11:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A9 or NCN between Inverness and Pitlochry?
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: A9 or NCN between Inverness and Pitlochry?

We rode through this area just last month on our LEJOG (June 2014). From Perth we followed NCN 77 and NCN7 to Blair Atholl (abt 6 miles north of Pitlochry). then NCN 7 up Druochter and on to Kingussie, then the B9152 into Carrbridge. From Carrbridge we took NCN 7 again, stopping at Clava Cairns and ...
by LindaB
11 Jul 2014, 5:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Train issues at both ends of LEJOG
Replies: 35
Views: 38961

Re: Train issues at both ends of LEJOG

Original poster here... reporting on our train journeys now that LEJOG is done. I had reserved London to Penzance and Wick to London for 4 people and 4 bicycles using East Coast's web site. I did book the second journey as 2 separate reservations (Wick-Edin. and Edin - London) since it was much chea...
by LindaB
8 Jul 2014, 4:06am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route Overload
Replies: 8
Views: 4506

Re: Route Overload

I truly understand your title "Route Overload" - I felt that way for most of the last year! The time I spent on the routes was really worth it, though. Four of us (average age 68) completed our LEJOG on 1st of July. Took us 21 riding days (plus 3 days off) and 1,022 miles between Lands End...