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by keviboy
26 Jan 2011, 1:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Jogle, what to take???
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Jogle, what to take???

My advice is 3 tops, 3 shorts/trousers and 3 pairs socks. (1 to wear, 1 drying, 1 just in case.) 1 pair mitts and 1 pair waterproof gloves (Sealskin Ultragrip are good). 1 waterproof jacket, 1 base layer, 1 pair cycling shoes, 1 pair overshoes. Helmet and skullcap (to keep your head dry in a downpou...
by keviboy
10 Jan 2011, 4:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog .. quite a few queries
Replies: 15
Views: 1985

Re: Lejog .. quite a few queries

If you are planning to go in April I would make a couple of recommendations. The first would be to get some back to back rides in soon. Try to achieve 80 miles on consequetive days so you know what it is like and also to give yourself some confidence that you will achieve your goal. The second is th...
by keviboy
6 Dec 2010, 5:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 9472

Re: LEJOG Advice?

I did lejog in May with two friends. I used a steel Thorn Brevet with rack and Topeak trunk bag with foldout pannier bags without problems but I like steel frames. Thorn now do an Audax frame for £350 approx (last time I looked) and I think a full bike with lower end kit might be within your budget....
by keviboy
20 Oct 2010, 7:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 9472

Re: LEJOG Advice?

You have set yourselves quite a task. I did 935 miles in 12 days and enjoyed it greatly. Even so we did not do much other than ride, eat and sleep. We also had some easier days. I don't think you will have that luxury. On the hand problems I was given a tip by another long distance rider. Double wra...
by keviboy
21 Sep 2010, 2:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Official photographers at LE and JoG
Replies: 30
Views: 2490

Re: Official photographers at LE and JoG

I do'nt know if I'm mising the point here but my overall impression of doing Lejog was that we live in a fantastically beautiful and varied country. I spent 72 hours in the saddle and about an hour at each end taking photos and loading /unloading bikes. The end points were not the most memorable. Th...
by keviboy
23 Aug 2010, 4:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG training advice
Replies: 23
Views: 2451

Re: LEJOG training advice

I think the other issue here is how much do you want to enjoy it. I did it last May in 12 days with mileage ranging from 60 to 108 and found it enjoyable even though the wind was against us all the way. Prior to the ride I had done 100 miles and then 80 miles the following day as part of my preparat...
by keviboy
10 Jul 2010, 8:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Just under 2 months to go! Accommodation Reccommendations?
Replies: 27
Views: 3421

Re: Just under 2 months to go! Accommodation Reccommendations?

I'm afraid I can only support the "get booking" camp. I cant think of a worse ending to a tough day than frantic phonecalls or going door to door looking for a room. Sods Law states that this will happen after several "mechanicals", with the wind against and the heaviest rainfall...
by keviboy
4 Jul 2010, 11:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 12 day Lejog completed 13/5/10
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: 12 day Lejog completed 13/5/10

Hi Mark, Sorry for the delayed response. Route taken was: Landsend/Launceston. Launceston/Church Hill (south of Bristol). 109 miles- toughest day! Church Hill/Hereford. Hereford/Church Minshull(north of Nantwich) Church Minshull/Garstang. Garstang/Penrith. Penrith/Moffat. Moffat/Balloch. Balloch/Spe...
by keviboy
20 May 2010, 3:35am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Am I doing enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Am I doing enough?

I'm pretty sure you are doing enough. At 50 to 60miles a day there is sufficient spare time to slow down a bit and still meet your targets. I found that after about 4 days you have settled into a routine and the body seems to accept the demands put on it. The key thing is to train enough not to put ...
by keviboy
18 May 2010, 11:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 12 day Lejog completed 13/5/10
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: 12 day Lejog completed 13/5/10

Thanks for your comments Si and Mick. I was hoping I might see Mick at some point while he was doing his escourt duties. I was certainly looking out for the famous red Chopper with trailer attached! Anyway, thanks again Mick for all your advice. For anybody thinking of doing Lejog I would say that i...
by keviboy
17 May 2010, 10:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 12 day Lejog completed 13/5/10
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

12 day Lejog completed 13/5/10

[code][/code]I've just finished with 2 friends and feeling pretty pleased with myself. The God of Sod seems to have been operating as the wind has been against us all the way. Even when we got to Bettyhill the wind changed to fight us all the way to JOG. I have taken lots of advise from this forum a...
by keviboy
27 Apr 2008, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any SE London dwellers done the London to Brighton
Replies: 5
Views: 799

I've done DB several times and IMO it is not that steep. It is however quite long with a number of places where it plateaus out so that gives the opportunity for mini recoveries on the way up. The main problem with riding all the way up on L2B day is the number of less than well prepared riders who ...
by keviboy
25 Apr 2008, 10:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Washing breathable jackets
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Washing breathable jackets

Anybody know how to wash an Altura Nightvision jacket. Iv'e read lots of advice about tumble drying to re-activate the waterproofing but the label says "do not tumble dry". Any tips gratefully accepted before I wreck £50's worth of jacket!