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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: 2035
Views: 158529

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: 2035
Views: 158529

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: 15091

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: 15091

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: 43
Views: 10594

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: 13701

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: 1475

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 stupid phone. If you contact Carl by phone or email I believe you will find that he does bespoke tours. You tell him what you want and he will do it. So contac...
by denniswpearce
11 May 2016, 9:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 43
Views: 10594

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: 43
Views: 10594

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 ...
by denniswpearce
10 May 2016, 9:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 43
Views: 10594

Re: How many miles of training

rareposter wrote:
denniswpearce wrote:I think I just have to persevere and put up with the pain. No pain, no gain.



You need to stop riding completely and allow yourself to heal. .


Thanks, good advice which I will take.
by denniswpearce
10 May 2016, 7:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 43
Views: 10594

Re: How many miles of training

Thanks again guys. I do use Assos chamois cream on my rear before the ride and it is sores I have not bruising. The bike is in for servicing and a good checking over at the moment so I will not ride tomorrow and give my body a bit more time to heal. Also my weekend is a three day weekend so my longe...
by denniswpearce
9 May 2016, 10:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 43
Views: 10594

Re: How many miles of training

Anyway, I believe I am getting there but my main issue at my age is saddle soreness. As we get older we lose muscle mass and the bones in my rear end, which are close to the surface and thus no padding. I wear two sets of lycra padded shorts to create more cushioning. It's more likely that your pos...
by denniswpearce
9 May 2016, 7:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How many miles of training
Replies: 43
Views: 10594

Re: How many miles of training

Thank you to all the above contributors for your excellent views which I have found very enlightening relative to my preparations for my Lejog starting on 6th June. I am 69 and I thought reasonably fit. I have built up my miles steadily since Feb of this year to the point I am doing two rides ( 50 t...
by denniswpearce
29 Mar 2016, 8:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling Clothing
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Re: Cycling Clothing

Thanks for your thoughts Paul
by denniswpearce
28 Mar 2016, 9:38am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling Clothing
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Cycling Clothing

Is there much difference between expensive cycling clothes and say cheap eBay stuff in terms of comfort level. I am thinking of typically lycra bib shorts with padded seat. I have probably made a few mistakes over the years with cheap gear and have just bought some expensive Mavic bib shorts which a...