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by KFT
8 Jan 2018, 9:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

Really sorry to hear this Softlips, but again totally understand the reasons.
by KFT
24 Dec 2017, 8:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

Happy Christmas to all - hope you all have a great one.
by KFT
9 Dec 2017, 9:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

Likewise, had a very enjoyable ride with great company. Lynda had a nice relaxing day with Jules (thanks to Connor for all the drinks).
by KFT
8 Dec 2017, 10:47am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

We are hoping to be with you around 9 - 9:30.

Lynda will be bringing a dozen of her famous mince pies - trust me, they are seriously good.
by KFT
18 Nov 2017, 10:41am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

Have you got the route sorted now?
by KFT
16 Nov 2017, 9:43am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heavy Bikes make for fitter cyclists???
Replies: 57
Views: 4042

Re: Heavy Bikes make for fitter cyclists???

tatanab wrote:
Go for comfort. If it weighs a little more it really does not matter. Comfort will get you out riding more often and therefore you will gain in fitness.


Totally agree with this
by KFT
15 Nov 2017, 10:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Heavy Bikes make for fitter cyclists???
Replies: 57
Views: 4042

Re: Heavy Bikes make for fitter cyclists???

I also have a Vaya that i use daily for commuting - in fact it's my only bike. I recently removed the rear rack and associated pannier (along with the accumulated junk that was in it and replaced with a Carradice saddle bag - total weight saving was 2kg or thereabouts. The first couple of times out it felt really sprightly and I felt I was going a lot quicker than before. After a few rides it felt just as it did before and my average speed or perceived effort hasn't changed from when the rack was fitted, so in my experience any feeling of the bike feeling lighter are short lived.

I also remember hearing the commentators talking in this years TdF about the difference in speed between current bikes and those of the '70s. Someone had calculated that the difference in speed only equated to around 1 hour for the top riders over the whole of the race - around 0.1 kph.
by KFT
5 Nov 2017, 9:45pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

looking forward to this - it'll be nice to meet up again and also to see another part of the country
by KFT
26 Oct 2017, 3:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

But ok for this trip if you dont intent do use them again as we won't be carrying them.
by KFT
9 Oct 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Galibier Water proof jacket
Replies: 8
Views: 3646

Re: Galibier Water proof jacket

I have the Galibier Tourmalet jackets and have used it a couple of times in quite heavy rain with no ingress of water. I have also found that it doesn't have much of a boil in the bag effect. It's also packable enough to fold into a rear jersey pocket.
by KFT
7 Oct 2017, 8:30am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2051
Views: 167269

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

Hi John,
The Rotherham ride is December, not this weekend.