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by heathfield55
25 May 2019, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mysterious falling off bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1443

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: 1443

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: 1443

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: 3006

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: 1443

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: 3318

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: 3318

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: 3318

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: 3318

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: 4979

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
by heathfield55
19 Sep 2018, 3:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone
Replies: 8
Views: 3318

My Le Jog Video 17 July 2018 14 Days - Cicerone

Hi, Recently completed my first ever Le Jog Solo via Cicerone Guide Book in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Was a tad apprehensive about doing it at the ripe old age of 63, was dam hard for me but so so thrilled at completing it. I got most of my inspiration by watching other Le Jog videos foun...
by heathfield55
24 Jun 2018, 11:29pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Hi, I have a bit of a techie question regarding downloading of GPX files to my Garmin 820. Just downloaded above files to my PC in preparation for my Le Jog trip next month and then simply dragged and dropped them to the ''NEW FILES'' Folder of My Garmin 820 whilst it was connected to my PC by the U...