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by cakefiend
27 Jun 2017, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: LEJOG on ebike
Replies: 61
Views: 4333

Re: LEJOG on ebike

Hello wife and I, in our 60s, are considering LEJOG June 2018. Does anyone have any experience or advice doing this on an ebike? We live in Australia so would also need to either rent or buy bikes (including helmets, panniers, lights, lock etc) for a 4-5 week period. We have the Sustran...
by cakefiend
8 Sep 2015, 11:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why don't more cyclists use hydration back packs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: Why don't more cyclists use hydration back packs?

Reaching down for a bottle stops my torso from being locked in one position, and compared with the flies that find a way into my mouth what harm is a bit of road grime going to do?
by cakefiend
7 Sep 2015, 6:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Berridale braes
Replies: 53
Views: 81261

Re: Berridale braes

Remember this road from JoGLE in 1986. Southward descent quite interesting on fully laden tourer but going up out of it caused problems for the rest of the trip. I was out of the saddle and the strain pulled the back wheel out of the forward facing dropouts. I came to an inelegant halt turning the a...
by cakefiend
21 Apr 2015, 7:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: If only I had...........
Replies: 18
Views: 8934

Re: If only I had...........

Made sure that my steed was THOROUGHLY checked and serviced by a proper bike mechanic. ( I usually did my own maintenance and it just wasn't good enough). Taken less stuff. Built an extra 2 days into the schedule to allow for unforeseen circumstances. I did my Jogle in about 1986, some parts were wo...
by cakefiend
9 Apr 2015, 11:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sciatica
Replies: 21
Views: 2045

Re: Sciatica

I've had problems with my back for years, mainly low back spasms, which were painful and sometimes very worrying. I would not be able to stand up straight and the pain would actually take my breath away on occasion, however chiro/physio would normally sort it. Then sciatica struck, the pain was unbe...