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by heathfield55
26 Jun 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Novice needing advice, please!
Replies: 27
Views: 1004

Re: Novice needing advice, please!

Hi, Before I set off for my 14 day Le Jog I did a quick video of the gear I was taking with me, it maybe of help to you. My trip was unsupported and I stayed in pre-booked inns, b and b’s and hotels. Having completed the challenge, I think I took just the right amount of gear and even managed to pac...
by heathfield55
23 Jun 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Thanks for posting and I enjoyed watching it. Brought back memories of my attempt. Some really nice footage with your comments. My attempt failed because of kidney stones near Fort William. Well worth the watch Thanks Thank you. Hope you recovered in the fullness of time and did you have another sh...
by heathfield55
19 Jun 2020, 5:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Thanks for posting and I enjoyed watching it. Brought back memories of my attempt. Some really nice footage with your comments. My attempt failed because of kidney stones near Fort William. Well worth the watch Thanks Thank you. Hope you recovered in the fullness of time and did you have another sh...
by heathfield55
19 Jun 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route - my updated Video
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Cicerone Route - my updated Video

Hi, Some of you may have seen the video of my trip before but I have now updated it with some new footage. It's my account as 63 year old of the struggle to complete my Le Jog in 14 days in July 2018. Hope it's of interest to potential Newbie Joggers and brings back memories for those that have alre...
by heathfield55
20 Feb 2020, 9:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Video - Le Jog - Cicerone Route
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Video - Le Jog - Cicerone Route

Hi,

A while back I made a video of my Le Jog from July 2018. I have now added some more clips and changed it around a bit. So if anyone is interested here is a link to the Updated video. https://youtu.be/tEcMe2RoaWI

Pete R
by heathfield55
25 May 2019, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mysterious falling off bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Mysterious falling off bike

Marcus Aurelius wrote:Acorns are good for this. I’ve had a SUD or two because I’ve hit an acorn on a corner. The offending Acorn tends to get fired into the undergrowth as well, so it’s like being wiped out by a Ninja.


Thanks, that’s a possibility I guess. Excuse my ignorance but what is a “SUD” ?
by heathfield55
21 May 2019, 7:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mysterious falling off bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Mysterious falling off bike

Ah ha! Here is another possible factor in the crash. Were you striving so hard for the strava that you took a speed-risk of some kind that lack of strava-pressure might have seen you be more circumspect? I have seen this syndrome too many times in certain lads. There was even one who killed himself...
by heathfield55
19 May 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mysterious falling off bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Re: Mysterious falling off bike

Thanks everyone for your theories. I do have disc brakes so will check discs for any evidence of stone jamming. I will revisit accident spot when my wounds have recovered and study a bit more, there was quite of bit of blood there to mark spot ouch... on a lighter note during all the haze after the ...
by heathfield55
18 May 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone Route: A few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

Re: Cicerone Route: A few questions

I did cicerone last july, my pitstop at bettyhill was abt 5o metres past the hotel, on the left, where there is village post office that sold hot snacks and I think had a hot drinks machine\, certainly had ample snacks anyway.
by heathfield55
18 May 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mysterious falling off bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1643

Mysterious falling off bike

The other day I was road testing my new Gravel Bike on reasonable tarmacked country road , dry conditions (30 mm tyres), in good light conditions and was abruptly unsaddled after I hit what I thought must have been a pothole or similar. I was doing 20mph at time, so I was fairly bruised and cut as I...
by heathfield55
22 Sep 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone
Replies: 8
Views: 3433

Re: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone

Great achievement and brilliant video of your trip which has saved me from having to watch/suffer Strictly Come Dancing. Would really like to to do the route before I get much older and just wondered if you pre booked your accommodation or found it on the day? Cheers Alan Well Alan I decided to pre...
by heathfield55
22 Sep 2018, 10:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone
Replies: 8
Views: 3433

Re: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone

francovendee wrote:OOOps!! A case of 2 and 2 making 5 :oops:
I never fail to be amazed by the goodness of people. Far, far more decent people in the world than the papers and news would have you believe.

Don't worry francovendee . I can see how you got the wrong end of the stick, made me chuckle in fact...lol.
by heathfield55
22 Sep 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone
Replies: 8
Views: 3433

Re: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone

Hi, Glad you enjoyed the video. I was puzzled for a minute when you said “Wife and Son”, I guess you refer to the mother and son who were strangers I bumped into at the Crask Inn who doing the reverse trip to Lands End. I found out later that they managed to do their Jogle in 11 days. This was quite...
by heathfield55
20 Sep 2018, 3:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone
Replies: 8
Views: 3433

Re: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone

Hi,

Thank you. I used Cycberlink Power Director 16 software (costs abt £ 60). Think you will need a pretty high spec pc set up to get the best out of this software. Just went to Cycberlink website and copied these minimum pc requirements to run software. All the best on putting your clips together.
by heathfield55
20 Sep 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Commemorative Map?
Replies: 11
Views: 5137

Re: Commemorative Map?

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I bought a large laminated map and added marker pins to where I stayed. Possibly with right laminated surface and marker pen you could draw your route. Just an idea