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by albal1
3 Oct 2013, 8:05am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE companion needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 31388

Re: JOGLE companion needed!

CycleBon wrote:Cheers for the reply. I intend to leave John O Groats on the morning of the 6th October, would that fit in with you? And do you reckon you'd be going at a slightly slower pace on the way back if you did cycle it?
Good luck on your trip.Its very windy here from south east.
by albal1
1 Oct 2013, 8:49am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE companion needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 31388

Re: JOGLE companion needed!

Sorry for the late reply, currently at Inverness, and will arrive JOG on 4 OCT, so prob too early for you, + I may only ride to Inverness and train home. Sorry for the vagueness!! Good luck
by albal1
18 Sep 2013, 4:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE companion needed!
Replies: 7
Views: 31388

Re: JOGLE companion needed!

Hi,

I'm starting LEJOG, friday, aiming for JOG in 2 wks, may ride back most of the way, if conditions suit.Solo Male tho' prob not what your after.
by albal1
16 Sep 2013, 9:08am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: route needed
Replies: 2
Views: 25962

Re: route needed

thanks mick,
I ;m going to do it in one day , then start remainder of my tour Gib to jog.
by albal1
16 Sep 2013, 8:42am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: route needed
Replies: 2
Views: 25962

route needed

Hi guys,
I'm looking for advice on a route to lands end from Plymouth.
I am arriving on the ferry wednesday. Do I take the coast road or up over bodmin?

Thanks in advance
by albal1
13 Jul 2013, 11:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferries
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Brittany ferries

Thanks guys, it will prob be a day or two, late, not hours. Seems best to go online when i know my arrival.
by albal1
11 Jul 2013, 5:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany ferries
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Brittany ferries

Anyone know if you can alter your ferry booking? if so is it free? Plan is to reach Roscoff and take ferry to Plymouth< but unsure of when it will be as heading north from Spain.
by albal1
16 Jun 2013, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Something to cover the bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 2206

Re: Something to cover the bike.

I have just purchased a CTC poly travel bag AND a lightweight rain cover. The difference = Nowt. So the CTC bag will go back as it was 5 times the price of the rain cover.
May be of some help to someone on here.
by albal1
9 Jun 2013, 5:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 3g or 4g in the US while touring
Replies: 14
Views: 1581

Re: 3g or 4g in the US while touring

As Tony r says, my experience with T-Mobile was basic NO 3g coverage all way across usa, you get used to waiting for pages to load.Good luck.
by albal1
31 May 2013, 11:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Switzerland questions #2 Gotthard Pass
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Switzerland questions #2 Gotthard Pass

Think i'm going through next week (work) en route to Lugano, i'll enquire at the office if I remember.
by albal1
27 May 2013, 6:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Newbie long tour kit / equipment questions
Replies: 40
Views: 3020

Re: Newbie long tour kit / equipment questions

I'm departing Gibraltar 24 Aug , heading for Cherbourg, tho I doubt we'll cross paths even if start dates are similar , as it's 50 mile per day average for me. You can use your 'apps' on the phones just check your data allowance in EU. I'm using x2 paper maps, France and Spain. Good luck.
by albal1
20 May 2013, 11:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in Devon?
Replies: 21
Views: 2525

Re: Cycling in Devon?

Having done the Transam and Lejog, Devons roads do compare with that of the Appalacians in VA and KY, they are old steep roads. Missouri or Misery :) where similar too in that short and steep, tho' nothing like a few 25% grade I come across in Devon. Good luck.
by albal1
9 May 2013, 6:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Got the police coming out...
Replies: 20
Views: 2242

Re: Got the police coming out...

I wish you the best of luck. I often post on my local newspaper's forum, and while many comments are pro cycling, some display a total arrogance to us. The usual arguments come up about us not paying for the roads, so we shouldn't be there, etc... :shock: Yes usual b@&**x. Same in my and I susp...
by albal1
9 May 2013, 3:18pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Charging
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Charging

My e werk has arrived, now i'm confused why do you need a cache battery? That is not supplied! at the price it cost me i'm disappointed.
by albal1
9 May 2013, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Paneurasia
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Paneurasia

Thanks for the advice,