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by delport
2 Sep 2011, 1:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikes in Venice
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Bikes in Venice

Why not just take the water taxi or water bus in Venice [not sure if they take bikes mind you], it's the equivalent of getting on a bus in the uk, cycling would be pointless really, it is packed with tourists. Plus it is a hard place to navigate, easy to get lost. If you took a bike you'd only bump ...
by delport
30 Aug 2011, 1:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Heartening Sight
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: A Heartening Sight

I cycle round the whole year, even in the snow and ice.
I think if you drop off, and take breaks for months, it's more difficult to keep your fitness, not that i am amazingly fit, but i like to do 50 to 100 miles every week at least, for 12 months a year.

Wasn't much of a summer really.
by delport
29 Aug 2011, 12:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Disturbing thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Disturbing thoughts

Young people do have a lot of money to spend these days, sometimes i wish they didn't, as so much is spent on these souped cars with the loudest sounding engines,the loudest speakers and they spend a fortune on all the bling for their cars. But i never think of them as drug dealers etc..I just think...
by delport
27 Aug 2011, 1:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: The Impossible Dream
Replies: 34
Views: 5495

Re: The Impossible Dream

Just keep your mind focussed and stay determined, you wil be fine. 3 years ago i was on 60 roll ups a day without filters, but i've never been overweight in my life. Gave up smoking before the real damage happened. Couldn't imagine smoking into my 50s and 60s and getting away with no health problems...
by delport
26 Aug 2011, 9:46am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Done..what next ?
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Done..what next ?

The road surfaces were awful in Scotland with many potholes and miles of broken and pitted tarmac. I found the road surfaces of a standard you'd see in eastern european, Serbia for example, from Glasgow onward, going south. Glasgow is my home city, i've got a feeling the money for road repairs is b...
by delport
25 Aug 2011, 11:39am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Human Kindness
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Human Kindness

I think it depends on how social you are, i think i just got help from one person on my trip. But i cycled alone, and was on A roads nearly all the time, so i'm not likely to meet many people. I certainly talked briefly to a number of people on my way to shops etc.. but it was just short conversatio...
by delport
24 Aug 2011, 10:46am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A little video
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: A little video

I did it solo unsupoorted but stayed in B&Bs... Don't think I could have done it without a good kip and breakfast each day. ) R It can be done,22 nights wild camping for me,no B+B.Barely any food either at times. If you want to get the trip done then where you sleep isn't all that important in ...
by delport
22 Aug 2011, 12:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: jogle completed! what was all the fuss lol
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: need help for webpage ideas!

just completed Jogle and want to make a webpage but do not know a trusted website for it this way is easier so anyone can have a look and it means i dont need to keep repeating myself haha write the lot in word and post it up to http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&...
by delport
21 Aug 2011, 10:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: jogle completed! what was all the fuss lol
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: jogle completed! what was all the fuss lol

well done Chris.
How did the wild camping go, did you wild camp all the time, or just now and then?What sort of budget did you use daily?
Your daily average was much better than mine, you did the same amount of miles as me, but finished faster.
I look forward to your story of the trip.
by delport
21 Aug 2011, 1:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: How to get there!
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: How to get there!

It's under £30 single up to Inverness from London by train if booked a bit in advance. And there are bike spaces on those trains which you can reserve. It would cost more than that surely paying someone else for petrol etc..Plus you'd probably need a van rather than a car for 2 cyclists with bikes. ...
by delport
19 Aug 2011, 10:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: pannier bags 2 or 4 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3180

Re: pannier bags 2 or 4 ?

The thing i noticed, if i pack too much in the panniers i forget where my items are. Clothing, i've now cut down to a maximum of one set of clothes to change into, i used to carry two to three changes of clothes for a 2 to 3 week trip. But the places i go to have launderettes, so there is no point i...
by delport
16 Aug 2011, 4:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Prague to Roscoff
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Prague to Roscoff

The Euro velo routes cover these country to country trips of thousands of miles. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/EuroVelo Euro velo 4 Roscoff-Kiev: Roscoff (EV1) - the French Atlantic coast - Le Havre - Calais (EV5) - Middelburg - Aachen (EV3) - Bonn - Frankfurt - Prague (EV7) What i ...
by delport
16 Aug 2011, 12:22pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paris Bordeaux in 6 days - wild camping
Replies: 7
Views: 3201

Re: Paris Bordeaux in 6 days - wild camping

Hi my friend and I Tim when following the Tour de France, take a large ground sheet tarpaulin from B &Q 4 x 6 meters, very light blue thing, we try to use the bus shelters in the small villages, they are brick built, they start at Alincthun D127 just south of the village, nice one, next fine ex...
by delport
14 Aug 2011, 10:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: quick update for those who helped me!
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: quick update for those who helped me!

Well done chris, keep going.
Mileage is very good too.
by delport
14 Aug 2011, 4:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG end of September
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: LEJOG end of September

I done it just after then, last year, and was cycling throughout October.[I may have started on the last week of September]The snow came a fortnight later, after i'd finished. If you are camping prepare for the worst temperatures, in my case i prepared for temperatures below zero and i was fine, col...