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by Douggie954
5 Apr 2016, 10:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Planning trip and route for end of May 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2482

Re: Planning trip and route for end of May 2016

Here are a few I loved on my LEJoG Duchy House in Princetown Dartmoor is fantastic. Great people and great breakfast. Excellent pub up the road for an evening meal. Cheers View Farm Somerton is fantastic although you have to travel to eat dinner. Unbelievable breakfast. Cycling past Tintern Abbey be...
by Douggie954
29 Mar 2016, 7:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: TRAINING for LEJOG
Replies: 20
Views: 3660

Re: TRAINING for LEJOG

I did LEJoG last year with my brother at the end of July although we did a few more miles overall. I had a training plan like yours but by the end of May it had gone out of the window due to work. We did it unsupported and we both found it tough physically but the hardest bit is the mental toughness...
by Douggie954
27 Mar 2016, 5:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: booking accomodation for LEJOG
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: booking accomodation for LEJOG

I booked all of ours before hand, most of it through Booking.com and three through the YHA website. Through Booking.com I booked it with the ability to change it up to 24 hours before which was a good thing because we change our route in Scotland. This worked really well though. Some of the YH in th...
by Douggie954
5 Dec 2015, 6:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG2016 or 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: LEJOG2016 or 2017

NO!!!! There are roads to that more or less follow to the side which are much nicer going through Evanston, Dingwall to name a few.
by Douggie954
5 Dec 2015, 3:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging Devices Whilst Touring - Options??
Replies: 39
Views: 2764

Re: Charging Devices Whilst Touring - Options??

My dynamo charger packed in half way through a tour. I now use an Anker charger although it is a bit heavy but it charges my phone and garmin quite a few times. However, I would agree with you that one of the main reasons for touring is to get away from lots of gadgets that need charging.
by Douggie954
5 Dec 2015, 3:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG2016 or 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: LEJOG2016 or 2017

Having had a look at the roads on google maps now, I am planning to be doing the northern route in 3 days and starting slowly with 3 50 mile days (JoG > Bettyhill > Invershin > Inverness), rather than heading down the A99... That is a great route. Nice easy days with that distance. Look out for the...
by Douggie954
25 Oct 2015, 8:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 4 or 5 day LEJOG
Replies: 74
Views: 23833

Re: 4 or 5 day LEJOG

Thats what I love about this forum. You post a silly questions like can you do a 4/5 day Lejog and there are enough nutters who have either done it or been involved in it. Not only have they answered the question but they have planned the route, given you a training plan and told you everything else...
by Douggie954
26 Aug 2015, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Replies: 45
Views: 4959

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus

They were Schwalbe but not marathons. They probably should have been changed before we started.
by Douggie954
26 Aug 2015, 6:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Replies: 45
Views: 4959

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus

I recently did LeJoG on my VSF Fahrrad TX400 with M+ on. My brother had different tyres on his bike and had four punctures, I had none. I do think they drag a little but I was happy not to get any punctures.
by Douggie954
22 Aug 2015, 4:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crask Inn is it still open?
Replies: 22
Views: 14042

Re: Crask Inn is it still open?

I had a great coffee in there two weeks ago towards the end of my LeJog. We had a good chat with a few others who were in there as well.
by Douggie954
19 Aug 2015, 6:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finished
Replies: 5
Views: 4699

Re: Finished

Well done
by Douggie954
17 Aug 2015, 8:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: VSF Fahrradmanufaktur
Replies: 32
Views: 11042

Re: VSF Fahrradmanufaktur

I've just cycled LeJoG on on a VSF T400 without the Rohloff and it is a great bike that is comfortable all day and can carry lots of kit.
by Douggie954
17 Aug 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Inland route north of Inverness
Replies: 22
Views: 7143

Re: Inland route north of Inverness

You could cycle up to Tongue, past Cask Inn, where there is a great hostel and then cycle to JoG the next day. The route is very quiet, very scenic and the hostel is fab.
by Douggie954
10 Jan 2015, 5:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike
Replies: 20
Views: 3362

Re: carrying luggage on a carbon road bike

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This is a carbon road bike with no rack fixings. The rack is fitted through a a special hub on the back wheel, not sure if thats what it is called. It cost about £80 fitted at the LBS. On my tour last year two of my friends, this is one of them, used them.