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by FasterFerret
21 Jul 2019, 11:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)
Replies: 21
Views: 4266

Re: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)

Don't underestimate the amount of chain lube you might need if you get wet weather...
by FasterFerret
21 Jul 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)
Replies: 21
Views: 4266

Re: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)

Paulatic wrote:Something warm ?


Good suggestion.

I took a relatively cheap down jacket from Decathlon - was light, packed down small, was good for evenings and reassured me that I could stay warm if I had a crash or mechanical and needed to await rescue...
by FasterFerret
21 Jul 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)
Replies: 21
Views: 4266

Re: Kit check - 11 days to go (1st August)

Are you not doubling up on a few things here: Tools multi-tool - if this is any good, do you really need the following? chain tool very thin screwdriver (removing shards out of tyre if I puncture) disc brake allen key saddle bag allen key Electricals phone and charger gps and charger anker (spare ba...
by FasterFerret
14 Jun 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 4481

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Seems like I got my start and finish mixed up!

Paid for picture at Land's End.

The finger post at JoG is there all the time - just a normal signpost in the visitor car park.
by FasterFerret
14 Jun 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 4481

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Random question alert! – how do you get your picture next to the JoG monument? I think I read somewhere that some chap charges a tenner and then takes the sign down and takes it home! Anyone know? That one I can answer quite quickly, the others might take a bit longer... Yes, there's a chap there w...
by FasterFerret
13 Jun 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 4481

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Thanks all this is terrific. What a great forum. Thanks a million @FasterFerret. You’ve convinced me that I need a shorter first day. Can I ask, what do you mean by a ‘heavy’ road? Any recommendations where to stay? I’m am using Beds For Cyclists but haven’t booked any accommodation yet except for ...
by FasterFerret
9 Jun 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 4481

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Looks like an interesting route. A couple of things from me... That is a massive first day! I did JOG to Bonar Bridge for my first day and that was enough of a day one for me. I went via Dunnet Head so it was a tad over 100 miles for my first day. I did do a 135-mile day (Edinburgh to Penrith) so I ...
by FasterFerret
3 May 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 12810

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Best of luck!

Looking forward to hearing how you get on.
by FasterFerret
30 Apr 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 22929

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

I probably went a bit lighter than most... Bike SKS Raceblades Helmet Skull cap Technical sports/"baseball" cap - good for keeping the rain out of your eyes! Sunglasses cycling shoes (SPD-R, no walking in those!) Waterproof jacket (Goretex cycling specific) 2 x 500ml drinks bottles Small B...
by FasterFerret
26 Apr 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route: A few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: Cicerone Route: A few questions

Oops. Should read "I'm not sure why the cafe is the only thing mentioned either but thanks etc" Don't worry, I figured that's what you meant. If you are going that way I can also recommend the beautiful remoteness of the road alongside Loch Navar and also the Banana bread in the Crask Inn...
by FasterFerret
25 Apr 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route: A few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3009

Re: Cicerone Route: A few questions

Go to the hotel instead. Great food, reasonably priced and the view is great.

Not sure why the cafe seems to be the only thing mentioned in discussions on places to eat in Bettyhill.
by FasterFerret
21 Apr 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 682
Views: 50998

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Fair play to him for having another go. Project 44 im guessing is just leftover from last year. They need project 43 now! The twitter feed of Ian is active today while out training. There was something on Twitter last summer (when he did his second attempt) suggesting that they should change to Proj...
by FasterFerret
15 Nov 2018, 9:20am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 22929

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

10 days certainly gives you lots of options and if you can do 10 x 100 mile days you will not have to take the most direct or 'fastest' route. As has been said above, the fastest route is probably unlikely to be the most pleasant. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... Do you plan to hav...
by FasterFerret
14 Nov 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 22929

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Really?! I think you are being deliberately argumentative, but whatever rocks your boat. No doubt someone thinks you are clever. Mmm, I guess I am being argumentative. Probably because I believe that some routes are simply slower than others. Hills will slow most people down, as will traffic lights...
by FasterFerret
14 Nov 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 22929

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

charliepolecat wrote:
any route can be ridden fast or slow


... the actual route doesn't impact the speed at which one rides.


Really?!