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by rareposter
16 Feb 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2606

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

I'm surprised no-one mentioned the cable actuated hydraulic disk brakes. I don't own any, but from what I've read, they seem to be "best of both worlds". If I'd be onto getting a new bike/build, that's what I'd lean towards. They're not, they're the worst of both worlds. You get all the p...
by rareposter
15 Feb 2020, 1:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale

Hey thanks for all the replies! Rareposter - the route I planned in my Garmin is very similar to one you outlined in your post, with the expecting exception that I have took a right at slaidburn heading along the b6478 to take a left onto dugdale lane. Is this road ok for road bikes? Or is it grave...
by rareposter
14 Feb 2020, 9:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale

Oh and the second part of your question: From B-i-L, you can do a lovely loop around the Three Peaks (Ingleton > Ribblehead > Horton-in-Ribblesdale > Helwith Bridge > Austwick > Clapham > Bentham > B-i-L) or out to Arnside/Silverdale which is gently undulating, a lovely quiet set of roads and a nice...
by rareposter
14 Feb 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale

The direct route from Lancaster to Burton is only about 15 miles on a rather unpleasant main road. I'd suggest heading out of Lancaster past Williamson Memorial (the big dome thing on top of the hill) heading towards Quernmore and then up Jubilee Tower (it's a fair old climb biut there's nice views ...
by rareposter
28 Jan 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice needed - training programs
Replies: 22
Views: 858

Re: Advice needed - training programs

RAB / Deloitte publish several training plans on their rider hub, you might be able to find some of them? It'll stand you in good stead for following their route in about the same time. Depends a lot on your current level (in terms of fitness, experience of back-to-back rides, all-weather rides etc)...
by rareposter
27 Jan 2020, 9:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2418

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Yes. When people get to JOG from LE, they have all been fretting about how to get home. They are sitting on the best form of transport known to man. Turn round and ride home! :D Part of it is a mental thing. You're riding LEJOG - so when you get to JOG, you've finished. The idea of then riding anot...
by rareposter
18 Jan 2020, 9:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2418

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

One way car hire sounds interesting? Most car hire companies do it - they may not always advertise it since its a massive hassle for them to then return the cars to where they need to be and there's usually a "one-way surcharge" to accommodate this so it can be expensive. Someone I know w...
by rareposter
16 Jan 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2418

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

There's a couple of "bike taxi" services in that area specifically for LEJOG riders: http://www.johnogroatsbiketransport.co.uk/ http://www.highlandcycletransport.co.uk/ They'll take you/your bike to nearby stations, airports etc. Wick Airport does flights to Edinburgh (although obviously y...
by rareposter
7 Dec 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tenting/Camping LEJOG
Replies: 56
Views: 3338

Re: Tenting/Camping LEJOG

As I plan my route using some of the more available and popular guides, I find myself needing to decide on what GPS and Apps I want to use to find my way. I like simple, minimalist but reliable technology. I don’t need HR or cadence it’s such things. I’m leaning toward just using my iPhone 8 runnin...
by rareposter
6 Dec 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 35
Views: 1835

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

Yeah, I've got nothing against support vehicles - my comment was more about how it was deployed and to my mind, having it sitting there a few feet behind the rider for the entire day is the worst thing possible. I appreciate that in some events (like RAAM) and for record attempts it's a necessity bu...
by rareposter
1 Dec 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 61
Views: 2485

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

there peddle assit, so they will help and make the job easy. but not many 250w will take you up a step hill without some work. Yes, I understand that, but how much do they assist you up a one chevron hill at 5mph? How much of assistance is there to take the puff and strain away? Can you get up a on...
by rareposter
15 Nov 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Youngest to do C2C?
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Youngest to do C2C?

A mate did it both ways with his then 7-year-old lad in 2012. http://sometimesridesbikes.blogspot.com/2012/11/hadrians-cycleway-coast-to-coast-to.html The boy (Tom) went on to become the youngest person to do: the Festive 500 (pretty much the first few years he did it he got an honorary mention as &...
by rareposter
13 Oct 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 35
Views: 1835

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

Once when driving up to John o Groates we came up behind and extremely slow van doing maybe 8 mph uphill. In due course we passed, to discover it was the "support vehicle" for a John-o-Groates lone cyclist. Seemingly the van had driven the whole way 10 yards behind the cyclist. Bizarre ! ...
by rareposter
5 Oct 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sustrans Lejog route advice for south Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 3176

Re: Sustrans Lejog route advice for south Manchester

Why on earth would you ever choose to cycle through Manchester? It's actually not a bad option - depends of course what overall route you're taking, most people go further west and up via a corridor between about Runcorn and Partington but if you're going for a more easterly option, Manchester isn'...
by rareposter
11 Sep 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )
Replies: 98
Views: 32127

Re: Deloitte Ride Across Britain ( 2011 - ongoing )

A thousand cyclist? That's a bit much for any community, maybe the organisers should cut back the numbers in order to present a more welcoming stance. It isn't 1000. They like to claim 1000 and they do the usual marketing thing of saying "limited places left, sign up now!" to try to persu...