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by Enigmadick
18 Sep 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lowest Traffic Route?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Lowest Traffic Route?

Cycle Travel is the "dog's b_____x" of route planning apps. No need to discuss.
by Enigmadick
17 Sep 2020, 11:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lowest Traffic Route?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Lowest Traffic Route?

As I understand it most of the route planning apps automatically select a low traffic route.
by Enigmadick
16 Sep 2020, 7:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Nocturnal End2End
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: Nocturnal End2End

As there would be fewer vehicles one would have less nocturnal emissions.
by Enigmadick
14 Sep 2020, 11:21am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Which part of you hurts most on a LEJOG?

I find it always pays to seek out overnight accommodation with a spa, sauna and swimming pool.
by Enigmadick
12 Sep 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2092

Re: And I’m off!

Was it actually noticeable that Crawford was in lockdown? I doubt it. There have been several versions of "lockdown". I wonder which one it is. If it were the sort currently operating in Caerphilly it would prevent you passing through unless your journey were "essential". I'm gu...
by Enigmadick
12 Sep 2020, 8:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: And I’m off!
Replies: 61
Views: 2092

Re: And I’m off!

Was it actually noticeable that Crawford was in lockdown? I doubt it.
by Enigmadick
2 Sep 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ride Booking system
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Ride Booking system

Eventbrite for us
by Enigmadick
2 Sep 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Edinburgh alternative?
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Edinburgh alternative?

I rode Crawford > Abington> Thankerton > Carnwath > Livingston > Queensferry last year and thoroughly enjoyed it including the bit through Livingston which is on good fast paths.

https://cycle.travel/map/journey/124893
by Enigmadick
31 Aug 2020, 10:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: NCN7 over Drumochter
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: NCN7 over Drumochter

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Not that far from the madding crowds but totally excellent
by Enigmadick
30 Aug 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a gravel bike ?
Replies: 98
Views: 3193

Re: What is a gravel bike ?

"The gravel bike was invented the the Rough Stuff Fellowship in the 1950's."

Discuss.
by Enigmadick
29 Aug 2020, 3:36pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Right arm pain
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Right arm pain

Difficult to know the problem but ensure you keep your arms relaxed, move the position of you hands on the bars regularly - and keep your elbows slightly bent rather than locked out straight.
by Enigmadick
23 Aug 2020, 2:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who has had a frame made ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1874

Re: Who has had a frame made ?

I have but I doubt it was worth it as the frame maker told me I was a perfect medium so could have made do with an off-the-shelf bike. However I was able to have the finish I wanted and have my son spec and build it for me. But unless you're gangly or similarly oddly proportioned, it probably isn't ...
by Enigmadick
23 Aug 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: North from Nantwich
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Re: North from Nantwich

[What’s a realistic mph to expect to manage?]

Other than the towpath around the east side of Wigan I remember it as a fairly fast day. Can't tell you exactly but I generally estimate rides at 12mph + 400m/hr VAM. But I travel light and usually beat my estimates.