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by denniswpearce
7 Jul 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog starting this Thursday
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Lejog starting this Thursday

Take care and I wish you all the luck in the world, oh, and good weather of course
by denniswpearce
19 Jun 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Thanks for posting and I enjoyed watching it. Brought back memories of my attempt. Some really nice footage with your comments. My attempt failed because of kidney stones near Fort William. Well worth the watch Thanks Thank you. Hope you recovered in the fullness of time and did you have another sh...
by denniswpearce
19 Jun 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Absolute beginner needing advice
Replies: 41
Views: 2334

Re: Absolute beginner needing advice

You might want to think about a supported ride, mentioned in some posts. I used Great-bear-tours, it’s organised by Karl. He is brilliant, books all the accommodation, takes your bags each day so that all you do is ride. I believe he does a 10 day ride and a 12 day ride. I did the 12 day with a day ...
by denniswpearce
19 Jun 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Chamois Creme ???
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

Re: Chamois Creme ???

Interesting reading all the posts on this thread. I have tried the creams mentioned, countless different saddles including Brooks, had two different bike fits, numerous different bib shorts, I know which ones chafe me. Have seen the Dr. Have done Lejog four years ago and had to give up at Fort Willi...
by denniswpearce
19 Jun 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 10
Views: 704

Re: Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Thanks for posting and I enjoyed watching it. Brought back memories of my attempt.
Some really nice footage with your comments.
My attempt failed because of kidney stones near Fort William.
Well worth the watch
Thanks
by denniswpearce
19 Jun 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 44
Views: 11446

Re: How many miles of training

It’s been a few years now since I tried and failed the Lejog 2016 in fact, it’s well documented on here regarding my sore bum. The ride was both pleasurable and painful all at the same time. I tried many suggestions, countless saddles, clothing, two different bike fits. In fact the riding position o...
by denniswpearce
19 May 2018, 5:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 166397

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Hi, I am curious, are you thin / slim and oldish, also was it a leather saddle? Overweight could also explain, that's similar to extreme riding of course.........like a heavy rucksack ouch. On the turbo it can be uncomfortable after an hour , feels like a day, sweat and heat and lack of ventilation...
by denniswpearce
16 May 2018, 7:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 166397

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Have just read most of your posts regarding saddle soreness. I did Lejog back in 2016, never completed it due to a kidney stone when I got to Crianlarich in Scotland. However, I tried many saddles before the ride as I suffered and still do with my sit bones becoming very painful after I get to 25 mi...
by denniswpearce
12 Sep 2016, 10:13am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone route - what would you change
Replies: 18
Views: 15245

Re: Cicerone route - what would you change

Did not find the A38 road too much bother at all. Inevitably you will have to go through towns and possibly cities which I think is much more hazardous. We stayed at hotels which were on the edge of towns/cities and of course starting off in the morning, we would get caught in the morning rush hour....
by denniswpearce
10 Sep 2016, 9:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone route - what would you change
Replies: 18
Views: 15245

Re: Cicerone route - what would you change

Or you could look at this route :- http://www.great-bear-tours.co.uk/#/12-day/4581521863. Click on the route to show a map. It is a nice route and takes in some nice areas and not too many main roads, does go through some large towns and cities, which is part of the charm. Avoids the A30 in Cornwall...
by denniswpearce
3 Sep 2016, 4:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 44
Views: 11446

Re: How many miles of training

Just thought I should give an update on my supported Lejog back in the beginning of June this year. I read lots of posts and prepared myself with a gradual build up of miles each week so that I was fit for the endurance the it is. The event was a twelve day ride which I found to be both enjoyable an...
by denniswpearce
5 Jun 2016, 8:34am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Who's setting off when
Replies: 60
Views: 13889

Re: Who's setting off when

Setting off today for Cornwall ready for the start tomorrow.
A 12 day supported ride with a group of others. Fortunately a bed to sleep in each night, at my age I need that.
Looks like the weather will be kind to us for a few days.
Looking forward to it.
by denniswpearce
13 May 2016, 1:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Re: JOGLE

Great Bear Tours are doing an 11 day trip on 3rd September. Very sensibly priced compared to others. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels If you contact Carl by phone or email I believe you will find that he does bespoke tours. You tell him what you ...
by denniswpearce
11 May 2016, 9:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 44
Views: 11446

Re: How many miles of training

Thanks Vorpal, I have not had sores before last weekend and yes they are where the briefs were. Lesson learned for that bit, so thanks. Two of my saddles are gel seats and obviously you can push them in with your fingers, One is a "Charge" saddle and the other is the "Whyte" sadd...
by denniswpearce
11 May 2016, 7:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 44
Views: 11446

Re: How many miles of training

Once again thank you all for your input. I have several points on the above posts. All my lycra padded shorts are a snug fit and do not understand how they can move around if they are a snug fit. Unfortunately my last 60 mile ride last sunday was when I developed the sores and I did try some briefs ...