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by LSD
23 Apr 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2020 Audax LeJog
Replies: 53
Views: 13360

Re: 2020 Audax LeJog

This rough route published by Andy seems to follow the A82 to Fort William, which is awful in summer, especially north of Tarbet https://mydonate.bt.com/images/fundraiser/6b5ce2c3-c2f9-44d0-8f51-ceee62308734_1489519142900.jpg The decription on the AUK website says about controls in Queensferry and ...
by LSD
12 Dec 2018, 4:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 37
Views: 9871

Re: Trailer users experience sought

I used a Carry Freedom when I did JOGLE in 2009. My bike didn't have any points to fit panniers and so I bought the trailer. I only had one problem with it and that was on the first day. While going around a mini roundabout coming back into Wick, I caught a kerb and flipped it. I think part of the p...
by LSD
5 May 2016, 8:40am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Logistics of getting to the tip of Land's End and JOG?
Replies: 16
Views: 1282

Re: Logistics of getting to the tip of Land's End and JOG?

The John'o' Groats photographer retired last year and took his sign with him. Don't know if anyone else has taken his place. There are other photo opportunities though. I think there is still a sign painted on the cafe wall. In place of the old post with removable arms, they have put a hefty fixed ...
by LSD
24 Nov 2015, 7:56am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: South to North - the 'easy' way?
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: South to North - the 'easy' way?

Having done both Jogle and Lejogle, I don't think that either way is easier than the other. What really annoys me is people who say that that Jogle must be easier because "it's downhill".
by LSD
4 Nov 2015, 8:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Trouble deciding on a tent upgrade
Replies: 85
Views: 4294

Re: Trouble deciding on a tent upgrade

Jimstar79 wrote:I wonder if it would have stood up to some of the winds (40+ mph) I faced in northern Scotland this summer?


I was looking at that tent recently (my view is that, at that price, it's worth a punt) and found this video while looking for reviews https://youtu.be/Cay-yQaInc8
by LSD
29 Oct 2015, 8:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Unusual bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Unusual bike

First of all I'd like to say that this isn't my video and I'd like to apologise for the swearing in the title and the film. I saw this on Facebook and wondered if anyone knew anything about it. It's filmed in St Austell and if you look at the blackboard it says "Land's End to" but I can't ...
by LSD
18 Oct 2015, 9:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: bike agro getting to JOG by rail
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: bike agro getting to JOG by rail

Sorry, I've quoted you when really i should have quoted the website. I was responding to the link where it says that you should let the train manger know when you want to get off and they'll help you I agree, I worries me leaving my bike at the end of the train and if I had a more expensive bike I w...
by LSD
18 Oct 2015, 8:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: bike agro getting to JOG by rail
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: bike agro getting to JOG by rail

I see that First Great Western is now called Great Western Railway. Here's their "advice" re bicycles. https://www.gwr.com/book-and-plan/journey-information/on-board/cycles On the GWR trains, the train manager should have a list of what bikes are getting on and off where (although I once ...
by LSD
18 Oct 2015, 6:00pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: bike agro getting to JOG by rail
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: bike agro getting to JOG by rail

This meant that a "cyclist" could go into the bike stowage at any stop and steal your bike and there would be nothing you could do about it except watch them wheel it off the platform! :shock: I'd not thought of this! - I'd now be keen to lock the bike to the train should use the train fo...
by LSD
16 Oct 2015, 4:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: bike agro getting to JOG by rail
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: bike agro getting to JOG by rail

If I remember correctly, the train is four carriages long with two carriages having bike storage, which should take at least three bikes each.
by LSD
16 Oct 2015, 12:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: bike agro getting to JOG by rail
Replies: 38
Views: 4227

Re: bike agro getting to JOG by rail

My JOGLE is still way off next year so I'm toying around with my planning, dry runs if you will. I'm hypothetically booking something as far in advance as possible using Virgin East Coast website, just to prove it's all possible. So far I can book myself and bike up to Inverness for a stopover OK, ...
by LSD
28 Sep 2015, 5:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOGLE Route Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 8183

Re: LEJOGLE Route Planning

Nice going although I still cannot understand why people take the A9. It's a soul-destroyingly awful road with little in the way of scenery. About it's only redeeming feature is the sheer number of distilleries along it. Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie, Dalmore, Tomatin and Glenmorangie plus a ...
by LSD
28 Sep 2015, 5:30pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOGLE Route Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 8183

Re: LEJOGLE Route Planning

Yes, congrats! I did the double in 2006, and it surprised me how hard it was. Going the one way is simple and relatively easy, but to turn round and head back makes it feel much more than double. Thank you. Yes, I did it one way in 2009 but having achieved the same two weeks ago and then to just tu...
by LSD
28 Sep 2015, 2:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOGLE Route Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 8183

Re: LEJOGLE Route Planning

Norman H wrote:Congratulations, that's some achievement. Next time, if you get a front dynamo hub, you could take an electric razor.


Thanks

Yes, I am looking a bit wild at the moment. I have a tan on the top half of my face, so I'm scared to shave now as I don't really want a two tone face.
by LSD
28 Sep 2015, 1:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOGLE Route Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 8183

Re: LEJOGLE Route Planning

I just thought that I would say that I completed my Lejogle on Friday, doing 1,784.5 miles in three weeks. I set off from Land's End in the afternoon on 5th September (in order to avoid the RAB), arrived at John O'Groats on 14th September and got back to Land's End on 25th September. Traffic wise go...