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by F70100
8 Jun 2019, 12:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 797

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

My motorbike has 2 panniers of 20 litres each and a top box of 45 litres. More importantly, the manufacturer specifies 10kgs maximum for the panniers and 15kgs maximum for the top box. Having the top box fitted (even if empty) invokes a manufacturer recommended maximum speed of 120mph to maintain st...
by F70100
28 May 2019, 11:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2019 JOGLE route advice
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: 2019 JOGLE route advice

Not sure where I've gone wrong there... which route planner do folks prefer? I'm leaning towards Komoot, but that's only because it makes the route shorter and flatter! Personally, I prefer ridewithgps.com Another way round the A82 and Glasgow is the big bypass via Arran. Route details are in the v...
by F70100
28 Feb 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?
Replies: 31
Views: 5937

Re: LEJOG: would I enjoy it?

I'd love to do it. But I am 51 and all too aware that there are a limited number of summers left to me. How many days are you thinking of taking to do the route ?? 3 weeks works out to be roughly 50 miles per day. But the more back roads you use, the longer and more lumpy the route tends to be. Als...
by F70100
6 Feb 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1715

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

Would a one day, one-way car hire do the job?
by F70100
4 Jan 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UK camping without a reservation
Replies: 24
Views: 1346

Re: UK camping without a reservation

It takes a bit of finding, and the wording actually renders the clause effectively worthless, but the following is extracted from the Camping & Caravanning Club "UK Club Site Policies"; 2.5 - Backpackers wherever possible will be accommodated – please advise us at the time of booking. ...
by F70100
13 Dec 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: Lejog

I did a Jogle this year using exactly the sort of numbers you're thinking about; I did 1160 miles over 22 days, which averages at 52 miles per day. Whilst you do need to get on your bike and ride in preparation, I found this trip was more of a mental than physical challenge. At the risk of sounding ...
by F70100
6 Dec 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE, actually.
Replies: 4
Views: 4675

Re: JOGLE, actually.

althebike wrote:I enjoyed that, thank you for sharing


teamonster wrote:Scotland looked fantastic - you might have inspired me to try and give this a go next year. Cheers for sharing


puffin wrote:Great video, thanks for sharing.


Very welcome.
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE, actually.
Replies: 4
Views: 4675

JOGLE, actually.

I've finally got round to editing and uploading the footage I shot whilst riding my Jogle in August/September. I must admit that although I felt I should get the camera out more often, I also just wanted to enjoy the trip primarily just as a cycle trip. Maybe I'll shoot more footage next time I do i...
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1562

Re: Cameras on tour

Any people who try to make short films about their tours? Just wondering what lenses people would bring. Do they bring a separate HDD for uploading (which seems very bulky). I've finally got round to editing and uploading the footage I shot whilst riding my Jogle in August/September. I must admit t...
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1562

Re: Cameras on tour

For my taste the biggest limitation of the system is that of the great depth of field of most images. It takes away an important part of the creative possibilities in low light. Surely the lens is more likely to be wide open in low light, reducing the depth of field? Either way, a reduced depth of ...
by F70100
1 Dec 2018, 12:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cameras on tour
Replies: 33
Views: 1562

Re: Cameras on tour

I quite like my Canon G15. It’s compact, has an effective 28-140mm range of focal length, manual control, and its battery can be charged via usb using a charger similar to the one above. Only available second hand now; mpb.com have a couple. 9A1819F9-19F3-4FD3-9593-AE726F8BA328.jpeg 12BCF209-A1AE-4F...
by F70100
6 Nov 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

The Twin Otter aircraft used for the Barra flights has about 17 seats I think, and although I don't have personal experience of how big the baggage hold is, I'm not sure a bike would fit in it if the flight was full and other passengers had baggage. Even getting a bike through the hatches might be a...
by F70100
19 Sep 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these signposts mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: ... what these signposts mean?

gaz wrote:
RodT wrote:But I don't know the meaning of the circular hieroglyphcs.

The Millennium Time Trail.


Thanks gaz, that answers my question.
by F70100
19 Sep 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... what these signposts mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 893

... what these signposts mean?

I've been home for a few days since finishing my JOGLE tour (more on that story later) and have started sorting through my photos. I saw a few decorative signposts along the way and have tried Google to find out what the circular designs (example in second image) are all about. Does anyone know? sus...
by F70100
15 Aug 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Norfolk Coastline
Replies: 36
Views: 1124

Re: North Norfolk Coastline

If you did fancy fish & chips in Hunstanton I can recommend Fishers, opposite the Tourist Office at the top of the green. I ‘ve been there twice in the last month and they were great on both occasions.