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by tbessie
9 Mar 2016, 8:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation

Thanks for all of the great comments, folks! I like how many knowledgeable people this forum has on it! After a lot of thinking, I am contemplating buying a Long Haul Trucker and having a local shop put S&S couplers on it, so that 1) I don't have to pay VAT for a bike bought in the UK (so it'd b...
by tbessie
9 Mar 2016, 8:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation

I've got a Thorn Audax in about 21 - 22 inch (never measured it) that you can borrow for the summer - Its a triple with downtube shifters and is my 'winter' bike. Good mile muncher - If it fits you are welcome. Well that's exceedingly kind of you! If I end up not buying one, I may contact you about...
by tbessie
8 Mar 2016, 4:17am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Where have all the end to enders gone?
Replies: 72
Views: 4740

Re: Where have all the end to enders gone?

We do still get the hard core riders like the guy who rode all the way from Gibraltar to John o' Groats in three weeks - on a mountain bike... and we've had a few unsupported cyclists on a five day schedule. We didn't get the bloke who was walking backwards but some lunatic did turn up a few years ...
by tbessie
8 Mar 2016, 2:14am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation?
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

American wants to do LEJOG - equipment and accommodation?

Hi all... I'm in San Francisco, and want to do the LEJOG. Originally I had wanted to do coast-to-coast in the US (as this is the 20th anniversary of the time I did it as part of a fundraiser), but don't have the 3 months to spare; I figured I could spare 1 month and do this one. I'm planning maybe a...
by tbessie
10 May 2014, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best places to hire a touring bike around London?
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Re: Best places to hire a touring bike around London?

Thanks for your suggestions, folks! Just after I posted that, I mapped out a general route and planned a day-for-day schedule... and it looks like I am being overambitious with the time I've got available. :-( To do the kind of trip I really want to do, I'd need a solid 2 weeks or more, and I just d...
by tbessie
10 May 2014, 3:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best places to hire a touring bike around London?
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Best places to hire a touring bike around London?

Hi folks... I live in San Francisco, CA (USA), and am planning a bike tour from around Eastbourne to Cornwall and 'round back to Bath, for this July. I have quite a few nice bikes, but don't want to box one up to ship around for this trip; so I've been looking around on the web for places I could hi...