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by Cookster
18 Feb 2009, 10:28am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accomodation Loch Ness
Replies: 3
Views: 446

On our JoGLE last year, we stayed at Invergarry at the end of day 2, having cycled down the B852/862 side of Loch Ness. We joined the A82 at Fort Augustus, then it was only 7 miles to Invergarry. Hostel was great, lock-up for the bikes, laundry and a big kitchen. well recommended http://www.invergar...
by Cookster
25 Jan 2009, 10:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice on Jogle Route
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

They sound like good times Mick, it's a truly beautiful part of the world. We we were blessed with good weather for our transit, which helped a lot!!
by Cookster
25 Jan 2009, 9:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice on Jogle Route
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

I wouldn't describe the Great Glen, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and Loch Lomond as boring!! We decided early on in planning our JoGLE that we had to go the A82 route mainly to take in Loch Ness (although we took the alternate B862/852 route round Loch Ness). Absolutely no regrets whatsoever. We did it at ...
by Cookster
9 Sep 2008, 10:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route recommendations - flat and scenic :-)
Replies: 77
Views: 10103

Hills make cycling a happy experience. For every up, there's a down. Couldn't agree more Mick. This pic was taken on the B862 at the Suidhe Chumein viewpoint. After a breather at the top, we had a 5 mile descent into Ft Augustus. Still makes me smile now :D http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4862/p...
by Cookster
20 Aug 2008, 12:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 41
Views: 3891

I still chuckle every time I see a roadie wearing a cycling cap. Is it meant to keep everything together after a crash? :roll:
by Cookster
19 Aug 2008, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Question from watching the Olympics....
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Yes only the last 200m is timed :D
by Cookster
19 Aug 2008, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Question from watching the Olympics....
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

It's all tactics Anna, the whole race is over 1000m, but the rider who is looking back is doing so to keep an eye on every move the other rider makes. As you've probably seen the sprint only usually happens on the final lap, with the time shown being over the last 200m
by Cookster
18 Aug 2008, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Prog on TV this evening
Replies: 38
Views: 5034

Thanks for the heads up on that, will definitely be recording that. It's part 1 of 4 :D

It's the guy that's in the Orange adverts on TV at the mo, Mark Beaumont.
by Cookster
6 Aug 2008, 10:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Altura dryline panniers-waterproof or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Used 2 Dryline rear panniers and a bar bag on our recent JoGLE with no leaks. Got home last Saturday afternoon, and they stayed outside until Sunday evening through constant rain without any of the kit inside getting wet.

Big thumbs up from me :lol:
by Cookster
6 Aug 2008, 10:31am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finished 2nd August
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Thanks guys. I certainly enjoyed all the training and most of all the actual E2E. It's been an ambition since I was a teenager when I got my first racing bike to complete it, so I'm glad that I had the opportunity and took it. Not sure I'll be planning any more tours just yet. With a young family, I...
by Cookster
6 Aug 2008, 10:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG...departing 13th AUG - now with pics
Replies: 35
Views: 4257

Good luck and most of all enjoy it :D
by Cookster
4 Aug 2008, 10:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Finished 2nd August
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Well done guys, we arrived at Land's End also on the 2nd Aug. I've a feeling we may have passed on Sat 26th Jul, just North of Preston mid afternoon? Don't think it's quite sunk in yet we've completed it!! Highlight for me was the Glencoe pass and up onto Rannoch Moor, great weather and stunning sce...
by Cookster
17 Jul 2008, 6:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Starting LEJoG on 18th July
Replies: 23
Views: 2953

Dave, we're (2 of us) setting off for JoG in the morning to leave there on Mon 21st. Will keep an eye out.

Have a good trip :o)
by Cookster
11 Jul 2008, 10:25am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A rather rude question
Replies: 18
Views: 3356

daveg wrote:Feel sorry for anyone following though!
I'll pack pegs!! :lol: