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by JamesF
12 Apr 2018, 10:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route advice for unsupported 4.5 day LEJOG
Replies: 32
Views: 3941

Re: Route advice for unsupported 4.5 day LEJOG

Thanks All, 4.5 is purely psychological i think, i had thought of 4 days but just can't save the extra time so this was the next best thing. I do want to front load the ride so by the time i start to tire the big days are behind me, i have done 200 mile rides before in around 10hrs but never back t...
by JamesF
11 Apr 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route advice for unsupported 4.5 day LEJOG
Replies: 32
Views: 3941

Re: Route advice for unsupported 4.5 day LEJOG

Hi, I've just done LEJOG in 8 days so not as impressive as your ambition! But I mostly steered clear of roads with cars going at 70mph next to me. The mornings were still very cold at the end of March so I also choose not to set off super early. I planned my route with RidewithGPS as you've done, an...
by JamesF
3 Apr 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Congratulations some achievement in that weather. I admire your motivation. Would be very interested in how you manage your calories as I am coeliac and cannot eat gluten. Yes it's not at all easy when choices are limited. NB I'm intolerant not allergic, so it's just a bad day or two on the bike if...
by JamesF
2 Apr 2018, 7:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158505

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

No miles for me this week. I'm in London with no bike....... :( You could hire a Boris bike. :mrgreen: I’ve started using them regularly. I quite like cycling in London, I’m thinking of getting a Brompton in fact. Speaking of which, I bumped into these 2 doing the JOGLE on Boris Bikes on Saturday -...
by JamesF
2 Apr 2018, 7:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

cycleruk wrote:Well done James.
Tough luck with the weather and glad Tyndrum was O.K. for you.
Thanks for the reports and overnight stops information.


Tynedrum is a great little place. Very glad to have stopped there. Thanks again for the advice.
by JamesF
2 Apr 2018, 7:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Paulatic wrote:Well done !
Not an easy thing to do and especially in the cold you’ve had to contend with.
Day 5 link appears to go to day6


Thanks. I've amended the link.
by JamesF
2 Apr 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Other posts I can write about if anyone's interested as they're all things I certainly spent some time thinking about: - What kit did you have, what was good, bad and what would you differently? - Would you recommend doing LEJOG vs JOGLE? - What's best for navigation: G Maps, Strava, Ride with GPS ...
by JamesF
2 Apr 2018, 7:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Congratulations. 8 days must be a challenge even without the artic weather. I would be interested to read your answers to those questions you posted. On keeping warm, for my feet I wrap toes (outside the socks) in foil. It really does work. I then use Velotoze overshoes to keep any water out covere...
by JamesF
2 Apr 2018, 7:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

thirdcrank wrote:Congratulations on completing this and silencing the siren voices in your ear telling you how stupid it all was. Well done!


You must have read my mind - there was a full choir of them!
by JamesF
2 Apr 2018, 1:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Thanks for all the advice. I finished LEJOG on Saturday (31st March) In 8 days which was my target so I'm happy with this time. It was also the anniversary of the incredibly inspiring ultra-distance cyclist Mike Hall's tragic death when hit by a car 5000km into the Indian Pacific race. He would easi...
by JamesF
29 Mar 2018, 9:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

That’s a fabtastic tip! And they’ve just reopened. I’ve booked myself in for the night. Many thanks!!
by JamesF
28 Mar 2018, 10:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Cycleruk thx for the tips. I haven’t followed my planned route all that much. I used G Maps a lot for better options. Will post what I actually did once back.
by JamesF
28 Mar 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Hi, yes you must have! I arrived in Abbington at 6.45. Bit slow on the last hill up here - struggling today with some stiffness.

Will try to follow my nose as you suggest tomorrow. Particularly as I’m going 6 miles less to Tyndrum instead of Bridge of Orchy. More options for accommodation.
by JamesF
22 Mar 2018, 10:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

All great advice! Thanks very much both of you.

i have a 5 hour train journey to Penzance tomorrow so will study your advice and make tweaks.
by JamesF
22 Mar 2018, 11:13am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE Setting off 24 March
Replies: 34
Views: 4349

Re: JOGLE Setting off 24 March

Thanks v much for the advice.

Yes I see now it's quite a climb between Kendal and Penrith of 8km. Would you be able to recommend a different route?

I've changed the route around Kendal to go through Sedgwick and Natland as you recommend.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27065159

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