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by braz
21 Jul 2009, 3:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Do i ? or don't i
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Do i ? or don't i

It's a swine, that flu! Off you go, get riding, and take it steady for the first couple of days - whichever way you go they will be the hardest - don't try and break any records, don't worry about mileage - just keep riding steadily along and see where you end up - we all go at different speeds. 10 ...
by braz
20 Jul 2009, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle rails sheared!
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: Saddle rails sheared!

If you might be able to tell us the manufacturer we may be able to offer more advice.

Bet the saddles were not Brooks!

regards to all, Braz.
by braz
19 Jul 2009, 12:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Just Finished
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Just Finished

Another 'well done' for you!

regards, Braz.
by braz
19 Jul 2009, 12:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Done my first JOGLE (:
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Done my first JOGLE (:

Can I add my congrats too - would that more teenagers did something like this. Character forming, and you will remember the first time that you did the ride for the rest of your life. Never worry about breaking records - if you do the ride again. Go a slightly different way, learn something else, ha...
by braz
17 Jul 2009, 6:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knobbly bits for Karrimor panniers
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Re: Knobbly bits for Karrimor panniers

! Make sure when fitting them that the screws provided are the correct ones - they recently sent me some that were too long, which I realised as I tightened them up!

regards, Braz.
by braz
17 Jul 2009, 4:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: They looked so weary!
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: They looked so weary!

Get on the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath from Chorley to Leigh and avoid Wigan completely!

regards, Braz.
by braz
17 Jul 2009, 11:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Are you doing, or want to do, JOG-LE this July/ August?
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Are you doing, or want to do, JOG-LE this July/ August?

Good luck on your ride - you will be fine solo - but just a little tip - don't start today, because it's howling rain down here in Cornwall, with a very strong North east wind. Try JOGLE instead, if the wind is the same in Scotland you will be here by tomorrow!! My usual advice - don't try and do to...
by braz
16 Jul 2009, 5:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A38
Replies: 21
Views: 1657

Re: A38

Lancaster University. You, me, and the back of an envelope could do it better................

regards to all, Braz.
by braz
16 Jul 2009, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Muddy sustrans paths and a broken wrist
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Muddy sustrans paths and a broken wrist

Tough luck - I hope that you heal quickly! Regrettably, you have learnt the lesson that many of us have known about for ages - no-one maintains cycle paths! Sustrans? Non. Council? - you really do have to be joking! Who to talk to? - well, try the council - if the problem has been reported before an...
by braz
16 Jul 2009, 12:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family friendly parts of france
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Family friendly parts of france

Forgot to mention http://www.af3v.org.

regards, Braz.
by braz
16 Jul 2009, 11:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family friendly parts of france
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Family friendly parts of france

Try southern Brittany. Cycle lanes on old railway lines (http://www.randobreizh.org), the Nantes-Brest canal towpath, and lots of quiet lanes. If you cross to Roscoff there is a cycle path all the way from Morlaix to Carhaix, and from Carhaix to St Meen (from where it's a short hop on the lanes to M...
by braz
15 Jul 2009, 10:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Adventure Cycling Route Network Maps (USA)
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Adventure Cycling Route Network Maps (USA)

Hello, there are books of most of their routes: look at http://www.falcon.com.

I'm not sure if there is a retailer who stocks them in the UK yet, but if you have any trouble getting a copy please PM me.

regards, Braz.
by braz
15 Jul 2009, 9:55pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A38
Replies: 21
Views: 1657

Re: A38

Mind you - if you are thinking of joining it at Bodmin and riding through to Plymouth - don't! Bodmin to Liskeard can get very busy at times, especially around the rush hours. Liskeard to Plymouth has some serious hills, lots of lorries, and you have to go through Plymouth! If you can get to Okehamp...
by braz
15 Jul 2009, 4:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: They looked so weary!
Replies: 10
Views: 835

They looked so weary!

On the A390 between Liskeard and Callington earlier today, on that long hill up towards St Ive - two brave LEJOG'ers going very, very slowly! The young lady at the back made me want to get off and go and push! I doubt if they even spotted me going (downhill) the other way, such was the concentration...
by braz
15 Jul 2009, 4:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route Planning - Local Knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Route Planning - Local Knowledge

Hello: your day 1 - stay on the main road to Penzance - your route is extremely pretty but tortuous! Your day 2: Penzance, Marazion, then follow route 3 through St Erth to Hayle, through the town to the large roundabout then follow up through Connor Downs to Camborne, Pool and Redruth. Your trip wil...