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by charliepolecat
24 May 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 40
Views: 7131

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Ian, what kind of lodgings are you finding each day?
by charliepolecat
21 May 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Cafes as Audax controls

ATM receipts, photos taken of the stop with a time stamp, open location control points are all possibles. I have signed the card myself if the control is busy. I have never ridden a brevet where a volunteer sits at a control, it's always petrol stations or the like or an information control.
by charliepolecat
20 May 2019, 12:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Best time for LeJog

Plan all you like, in the end it's going to come down to luck


Well isn't all that true, it's supposed to be an adventure anyway, isn't it? :P
by charliepolecat
19 May 2019, 3:34am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 102
Views: 2735

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

There is no question that a lot of these anti helmet comments are silly. If you don't want to wear a helmet and the organiser says you should, don't ride it.
by charliepolecat
16 May 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Best time for LeJog

James,

Good fortune, good weather, good roads and careful drivers on your LeJog.

Ken.
by charliepolecat
14 May 2019, 11:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte route
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Deloitte route

I generally have a list of villages and go from one to the next to the next That is not a bad way to navigate, as long as the villages are signposted. I think I'll probably lurch from one village or town to another without concerning myself if there another way when the obvious and well signposted ...
by charliepolecat
14 May 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 14424

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Just be pleasant and polite to the driver and it will be fine


I'm a lovely person and friendly with everyone. :D
by charliepolecat
14 May 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 14424

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

Looking up the Wick- Inverness route on the Stagecoach site regarding bikes it says this: "In some areas, you can take your bike on the bus. Please contact the local team in your area and they'll be happy to advise." It doesn't sound particularly positive. On the other hand; it's only abou...
by charliepolecat
14 May 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte route
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Deloitte route

I'm finding that a major issue with trying to create a cue sheet list of turns is the lack of road names. A cue sheet requires a description such as: at mile X turn left onto something road, but the something road has no name shown on the route map or on google maps or on RWGPS (which is based on go...
by charliepolecat
14 May 2019, 2:37am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Mick F route fast but safe.
Replies: 128
Views: 14424

Re: Mick F route fast but safe.

James, have you finalised your return transport from JoG and if so could you share what they are please.

I understand you may have told all this in various threads, but a recap would be useful. Thanks.

Ken.
by charliepolecat
14 May 2019, 2:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 19
Views: 796

Re: Best time for LeJog

Thanks RP. My current plan - always open to changes - will be to probably start during the last week of August and be finished the end of the first week in September. I have a weekend of bike races to organise for the beginning of October, so I have to be done early enough to finalise that. I should...
by charliepolecat
10 May 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A9 Perth to Inverness
Replies: 3
Views: 337

A9 Perth to Inverness

On LeJog: The A9 between Perth and Inverness is going to be a series of roadworks for at least the next 10 years; there's been rumblings along it of the possibility it will gain special road status in the process, as the bridges on the current NMU route from Calvine to Dalnaspiddal that are blocked ...
by charliepolecat
9 May 2019, 1:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Deloitte route
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Deloitte route

It’s nigh on impossible to anyone out on the road without internet access.


I agree. I'm going to trace and create a cue sheet from it - same as I will do with Mick F's fast and safe route. That way knowledgeable folk can offer recommended suggestions for variations to them.
by charliepolecat
8 May 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European summer cycling tour
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: European summer cycling tour

I was backpacking in the Sierras a couple of years ago and met a young person who was heading for Joshua Tree, I asked how he was getting there since he had no means of transport and he said, he was just going to head in that direction. It was going to be at least 300 miles as the crow flies from wh...
by charliepolecat
8 May 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European summer cycling tour
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: European summer cycling tour

Student98, you are young, healthy, got a few good mates, so I suggest just go with it and make it up as you go along. Europe is sort of civilised < SNIP > so there is not much that you need to worry about. Find a good starting point, head east and see how it all goes. That's the best way to have an ...