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by oldmanonabike
17 Sep 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Can only one man replace me? It will take at least three
Could luck Chris
by oldmanonabike
8 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Nick...with your big thermos, you are spoiling us..... Have you got a normal 3 pin socket so I can charge my phone??? :wink: I don't think Nick has mains hook up at either camps if I read the original script correctly from Oldman. ? Flash could always ask one of the riders staying in the caravans t...
by oldmanonabike
8 Sep 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

:lol: :lol: The Oldman went via Cockermouth the last time he did it. That’s the easy side :) AFAIK he’s not been up from Lorton :lol: could be a smell of electrical burning :P Easy Side !! There's an easy side !!!! :shock: ...... and we're not taking it !!! :shock: :lol: It's not that easy I rememb...
by oldmanonabike
7 Sep 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

landsurfer wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:And that's not the hardest climb


Your confidence building and encouragement is electrifying ....... :lol: ... Morecambe Bay 80 miler anyone ..... :D

Yep it's not just bikes I can electrify
by oldmanonabike
7 Sep 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

For those of you that may have been terrified by the plot of Whinlatter Pass on Plot-a- Route .... "we're all going to die !!" Note the much gentler / different scale version from Google Maps ... However i suspect " we're all going to die" still applies ...... :lol: fullsizeoutp...
by oldmanonabike
7 Sep 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 159389

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Looking at the responses to the 3 week Jogle and being reluctant to effectively stopping some Wimps from taking part may I suggest For next year do a Wimps tour of Scotland including some of the islands. this could be 7 to 10days depending on the Wimps availability. The following year we could comp...
by oldmanonabike
6 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

I used to ride every Sunday with the club, we used to meet up and decide where we were riding to it was always a cafe.
Invariably we decided to ride into the wind on the way out so that we could have a tailwind coming back. It Never Happened
by oldmanonabike
6 Sep 2019, 9:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

landsurfer wrote:Should get the heart results after I get back from the ride... I'll know the answer by then ... One way or another ......

Looks like we will have a tailwind for the ride .... which is nice. .... :)

I don't worry about my heart, Sue captured it years ago
by oldmanonabike
5 Sep 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Are you taking a spare battery for the trip ken ? Yes I am staying in a caravan both nights so I should be able to recharge them. I need to workout with Phil to contact him if I need to swap one. I am a bit concerned about your 24hour monitor I hope the results were OK this is not an easy ride or w...
by oldmanonabike
5 Sep 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Nickeveson wrote:I don't know.....but it could be fitted if you had the time, money, and inclination

Just curious I have enough bikes two light road bikes if ever I get fit enough to ride them and two e Road bikes one with butterfly bars. I just need some muscles
by oldmanonabike
4 Sep 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Is there a disc brake version?
by oldmanonabike
2 Sep 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

A week to go seems like a good time to relist the daily route maps as they have been revised due to road closures and someone building a housing estate across the route. I have retained the same route numbers. Day 1whitehaven to little Salkeld 58m ascent 5043 ft http://www.plotaroute.com/route/85645...
by oldmanonabike
31 Aug 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Keswick it's not far from the last stop but if we can safely store the bikes in the van it's a nice place to look around. I'll give the tourist bit a miss ... i'll probably be on oxygen by then .. :D ... and the last 20 visits to Keswick where enough ... :lol: It's not my favorite place but others ...
by oldmanonabike
31 Aug 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

You’ve missed out Threlkeld village hall :D I’ll be favouring that to Whinlatter. And plenty of caffs in Keswick. "Roosters" is only about 6 miles from the end of day 1. A "cream tea" stop possibly. :lol: Yes we are booked in for an evening meal at 7pm so a Tea before the finish...
by oldmanonabike
31 Aug 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 362
Views: 16543

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

Paulatic wrote:You’ve missed out Threlkeld village hall :D
I’ll be favouring that to Whinlatter.

I agree its nicer but it's not a talking point like winlatter so not on my list of iconic stops