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by mattraisin
4 May 2010, 8:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Pannier Problems.
Replies: 9
Views: 2244

Pannier Problems.

I have a pair of old Karrimor panniers the same as these http://static.lfgss.com/attachments/11536d1245918401-dsc01807.jpg. Recently the elastic and metal hook separated from each other (this was used to attach the panniers at the bottom) which led me to worry about a few things despite it being eas...
by mattraisin
30 Apr 2010, 6:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Chopper JOGLE companions please?
Replies: 40
Views: 2807

Re: Chopper JOGLE companions please?

Will hopefully be available for Inverness to Pitolchry leg.
by mattraisin
9 Apr 2010, 2:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 1125 mile JOGLE route.
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: 1125 mile JOGLE route.

Yes I know my route is hilly, and from my training around Aberdeen at a simulated half/two thirds weight (estimate) I have been able to average 10-12 miles an hour over some quite hilly routes with no complaint the next day. I like the hills as a challenge and am comfortable I can do it. If worse co...
by mattraisin
31 Mar 2010, 4:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Camping all the way!
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Camping all the way!

I read somewhere that YH's, independent and probably not YHA but you can probably ring them up an see will apparently allow you use of facilities and camping in their grounds in some places for a cut price. I am also camping it this summer on a solo 1125 mile JOGLE.
by mattraisin
27 Mar 2010, 5:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC forum you have been priceless.
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: CTC forum you have been priceless.

Haha, well at my uni the art students don't even have what you call a workload. I am friends with some...they are quite lucky. Thanks for the good luck.
by mattraisin
27 Mar 2010, 7:17am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC forum you have been priceless.
Replies: 3
Views: 514

CTC forum you have been priceless.

Just thought I would mention how grateful I am for this communities invaluable help throughout my planning stages of my first ever cycle tour. You have been absolutely brilliant and your advice has been better than I could of ever expected. I haven't been on here as much as I hoped due to heavy stud...
by mattraisin
27 Mar 2010, 7:10am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Using an iPhone on a JOGLE
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Using an iPhone on a JOGLE

Why do I have a pottentially brilliant tool for cycling with such a rubbish battery life. There are many tools for navigation (Google Maps, TomTom) and recording (MotionX, Cyclemeter) that it would make the perfect companion if it didn't last just 4 -6 hours while using GPS. Anyone know of any decen...
by mattraisin
27 Mar 2010, 7:00am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Kit List post. Where did it go ?
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Kit List post. Where did it go ?

Yeah that was mine, I'm not an experienced cycle tourist so pay attention to the excellent advice given by the ctc community underneath. I did do my research though. Glad it can be of help.
by mattraisin
21 Mar 2010, 3:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best OS maps to use for JOGLE/LEJOG?
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Best OS maps to use for JOGLE/LEJOG?

I was just wondering whether the detail on a Tour Map is good enough for planning and for use when out cycling. If not what maps do you suggest as I don't want to carry to many but don't want to get lost either. I need detailed enough contours and roads for routing through towns, campsites/YH would ...
by mattraisin
21 Mar 2010, 3:41pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 1125 mile JOGLE route.
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: 1125 mile JOGLE route.

Thanks for all your suggestions, I know I should listen to you all and avoid the A82 but I really want to go through Fort William, I love that town and have a friend who has offered me free accommodation/shower there and by going onto Skye and back to Fort William seems a really large detour to avoi...
by mattraisin
12 Mar 2010, 4:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 1125 mile JOGLE route.
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

1125 mile JOGLE route.

The route is here in google maps detail: http://bit.ly/Halfway and http://bit.ly/thelasthalf Please have a look and see if their is any roads I should avoid and anything I'm missing that I really should route through. I understand that it is a very long route but I hate cities when cycling and the r...
by mattraisin
6 Mar 2010, 7:03am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Routing - Through the Lake district
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Routing - Through the Lake district

and if your interested my rough route for the whole jogle is in its two halves here, Its a massive 1125 miles and covers some very hilly terrain, lets hope I haven;t bitten off more than I can chew! http://bit.ly/Halfway and http://bit.ly/thelasthalf for the two halves.
by mattraisin
6 Mar 2010, 5:07am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Routing - Through the Lake district
Replies: 10
Views: 915

Re: Routing - Through the Lake district

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=100270243975887149880.000481192c63e61b73720&ll=54.386156,-2.903824&spn=0.212719,0.617294&z=11 This is half of my planned jogle which takes me into the Lakes, It currently stops at Windermere but something I definitely ...
by mattraisin
4 Mar 2010, 11:16am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Sport Relief Jogle
Replies: 11
Views: 864

Re: Sport Relief Jogle

I did a quick 20 mile training ride dismorning in Aberdeen and I couldn't feel my feet by the end, I was wearing thick walking socks but still froze so I feel the celebs pain. But frozen tongue? Have they not heard of Buffs? get them a polar buff and they would be fine. Cyclists in Scotland shouldn'...
by mattraisin
28 Feb 2010, 6:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Rough equipment list, any ideas and help?
Replies: 26
Views: 2655

Re: Rough equipment list, any ideas and help?

Thanks very much for all the help, much more than I had expected being new to this forum but it turns out that everyone likes to help. Any one recommend a good value pair of front panniers? I'm on a tight-ish budget so not too expensive. I won't be using a Garmin as I am very apt at map reading desp...