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by JohnWL
13 Oct 2014, 8:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOGLE completed
Replies: 11
Views: 8329

Re: JOGLE completed

Great blog, especially as I have a similar sense of humour. Congrats on doing the ride. I did it the other way round last June and like you had never done any cycle touring before. I did find it hard at times ( one day with 30mph headwinds in hillyDevon v v hard ! ) . I'll put a link to mine now. John
by JohnWL
28 Sep 2014, 8:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Carlisle to Inverness via Glasgow/Fort William
Replies: 5
Views: 8442

Re: Carlisle to Inverness via Glasgow/Fort William

I decided to avoid Glasgow and that awful road the B7076. After Gretna I took the B roads to Dumfries then B729 through Monaive to and up the A78 ( horrible in a few bits ) to the ferry to Dunoon. Then it was superb cycling - great scenery and quiet - for A roads - up the A815 and via lots of lochs ...
by JohnWL
16 Aug 2014, 6:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tyre Choice.......
Replies: 4
Views: 3565

Re: Tyre Choice.......

I agree re M+ being overkill. I fitted them for my LEJOG and on the plus side they just don't seem to wear - now after 1,400 miles. No punctures and they coped well with the canal and other tracks I was on.

But they are a stodgy ride, very heavy and slow.

John
by JohnWL
17 Jul 2014, 9:11am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A6 - how busy?
Replies: 13
Views: 7739

Re: A6 - how busy?

I would not use it from Penrith to Carlisle. Last June on my LEJOG I used the road to the west of the motorway as Paulatic says. This unclassified road is I think the original road to Carlisle. It is very quiet, well surfaced and far flatter than the A6.