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by John100
23 Feb 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2972

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

Echo much of what has been said. We were up there about 10 years ago and noticed a definite change from South to North. Were somewhere on Lewis on a Sunday and what seemed even more Draconian was the local playground where the swings were padlocked so they couldn't be used! Maybe it's different now?
by John100
20 Sep 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acetabular fracture recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Acetabular fracture recovery

You need to get this one right. Any fracture through an articular (joint) surface makes the joint more liable to arthritic change earlier than might have happened otherwise. As a general rule 6 weeks to get reasonable strength in a fracture and 3-4 months before healed as good as it's going to get. ...
by John100
20 Sep 2019, 2:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17614

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Welcome to the asylum. Chief carer should be along shortly. :lol:
by John100
17 Sep 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17614

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Good choice - youngmanonabike!
by John100
26 Aug 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Alpine lake tour suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Alpine lake tour suggestions

Lake Balaton in Hungary? Not Alpine but would fit the bill.
by John100
20 Aug 2019, 4:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 165280

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

I agree. Sounds good and more doable. If we had a back up van would be more complicated with ferries etc if the van was to follow us.
by John100
16 Aug 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17614

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Likewise no problem with guest rider (sorry a few posts back). Also don't mind driving van back from pub as alcohol doesn't do much for me! Anyone staying b&b the night before? Had 1or 2 places earmarked in Whitehaven, but as we've got transport could stay in St Bees. As we've got transport back...
by John100
16 Aug 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 165280

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

Looks good. Agree about not retracing our original route. Always fancied including some of the Scottish islands even if just Arran, but I guess too tricky. I take it you've avoided Loch Lomond side as it's supposed to be pretty hairy. From my point of view 2 weeks would seem more doable and practica...
by John100
3 Aug 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17614

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

I'd like one if possible - pick up and drop off. Preston Tickled Trout? Haven't booked an overnight stay on the Monday yet. Waiting to see what was happening. Could make a pick up and drop off in Sheffield if it was easier.
by John100
13 Jul 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 165280

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

Great job Nick. I'll order another 8 please. Something to leave the kids as heirlooms! :D
by John100
8 Jul 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Give up flying?
Replies: 293
Views: 12740

Re: In-flight meals and veggie options?

Try getting a gluten free meal without pre-ordreing. Even when you do, they mess it up and admit they have (Emirates supposedly one of the better airlines). Never mind here's a lovely plate of lettuce, which needs more calories to eat than it gives. Vegetarianism / veganism are life style choices. Y...
by John100
7 Jul 2019, 8:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17614

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Very sorry to hear this. Thoughts with his family and John B.
by John100
5 Jul 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17614

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Well done Pete!
by John100
4 Jul 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 17614

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Fine athletes Nick........