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by LittleGreyCat
21 Jan 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GPS Computer with Maps etc
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: GPS Computer with Maps etc

Garmin Edge Explore does that.
About £180 to £190 at the moment, I think.
by LittleGreyCat
21 Jan 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bike carriers safe?
Replies: 35
Views: 982

Re: Are bike carriers safe?

I have Thule carriers on the Thule roof bars for when we are towing the caravan. Front and back wheels strapped down and frame held by central arm. All clamps have locks, including clamps for the carriers to the roof bars and for the roof bars to the roof channel. So far it has seemed solid as a roc...
by LittleGreyCat
20 Jan 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 769
Views: 112634

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I've just searched back through the topic to try and confirm that I haven't asked this before. I have a strong track record of not noticing features unless they are pointed out to me, but here goes anyway: At the moment the planner seems to, quite sensibly, optimise the route so that if there is a C...
by LittleGreyCat
8 Jan 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals and big feet in trainers
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Pedals and big feet in trainers

I take a very broad shoe (New Balance Size 11 Width 4E) and that seems to fit fine with my bog standard MKS pedals and half toe clips. However as others have already said it depends more on the shape of the shoe. The trainers that I use allow my toes to come very close to the front and the ball of m...
by LittleGreyCat
7 Jan 2020, 7:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 7 day route
Replies: 38
Views: 4338

Re: 7 day route

Me again! Don't worry, i'm not one of those who make grand plans never to be heard of again :D All booked up for May. One other thing i've been wondering... A lot of talk about how tough the first day our of Cornwall is and the nature of the hills. North Yorkshire is my backyard and they never seem...
by LittleGreyCat
7 Jan 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Europcar Penzance lift to hotel.
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Europcar Penzance lift to hotel.

I plan to hire a car from London to drive down to Penzance and I'm thinking of staying at the Lands End YA. I can easily ride there, but in the Cicerone guide it mentions that Europcar will drive you and bike to your accommodation as part of their service. Has anyone done this? How does it work? I ...
by LittleGreyCat
6 Jan 2020, 4:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Itching all over
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: Itching all over

As others have already said: Washing powder/liquid; I traced itching to Biological washing powders and liquids. Non-Bio seem generally fine. Recently in Winter I get itching around the lower legs and feet which I blame on dry skin (the air is dryer in Winter, apart from anything else) and I find tha...
by LittleGreyCat
5 Jan 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.
Replies: 166
Views: 7127

Re: Hub Dynamo for winter commute.

<snip> Ignoring SA products I’m not sure when Hub Dynamo’s started to be in common use but my best guess is the turn of this century - so circa twenty years ago. Not ignoring SA products I can recall having a front hub dynamo around 1963/4. I also had a battery tube which could be used to power the...
by LittleGreyCat
4 Jan 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 53
Views: 2958

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

I would recommend going across to the Orkneys for both the ferry to Aberdeen and there are some fantastic archaeological sites if you have time. Skara Brae for one. Something that hasn't been mentioned thus far, and is very relevant to camping in Scotland, is the Scottish midge. Do you have a route...
by LittleGreyCat
4 Jan 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accommodation for LEJOG
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Accommodation for LEJOG

I think another issue with meeting others is that there is no standard mileage per day for EtoE. So it may be difficult to pinpoint a single location where a lot of people will be stopping for the night. There are also several routes which only converge at the ends. I am planning to do JOGLE (oppos...
by LittleGreyCat
4 Jan 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What's your opinion of the Sustran Route
Replies: 17
Views: 656

Re: What's your opinion of the Sustran Route

<snip> Thanks v much for this detailed response. I never make rules about not drinking on tour and when I did my cross US trip a few years ago I really enjoyed a couple of cold beers after the day's ride, nothing too heavy, just a generic American larger which was cold and refreshing. Mow much data...
by LittleGreyCat
4 Jan 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accommodation for LEJOG
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Accommodation for LEJOG

I think another issue with meeting others is that there is no standard mileage per day for EtoE. So it may be difficult to pinpoint a single location where a lot of people will be stopping for the night. There are also several routes which only converge at the ends. I am planning to do JOGLE (opposi...
by LittleGreyCat
4 Jan 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG on a mountain bike
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: LEJOG on a mountain bike

If you've already got the MTB and you are comfortable cycling your planned mileage on several days back to back then that should be fine. I bought my touring bike because I wanted higher top gear and, well, shiny.... However I still ride my old steel MTB and could, I think, do the miles. There is/wa...
by LittleGreyCat
4 Jan 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?
Replies: 49
Views: 1458

Re: Turbo trainers - how much use do you get?

Thanks for all the detailed information. Looking at https://www.halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/tacx-blue-matic-t2650-smart-turbo-trainer? and the front wheel stand which comes to £109 (haven't checked if you can get a further reduction for CyclingUK membership). Also looking at the loc...
by LittleGreyCat
26 Dec 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has anyone bought wide shoes recently?
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Has anyone bought wide shoes recently?

NUKe wrote:<snip>
Why do you say Shimano wide are not wide. I recently bought a pair of Shimano MT089 which are an e width. They had plenty of room for me. They also do a road shoe on a similar last.


E fitting is three Es too narrow.
Certainly for someone who takes shoes in 4E.