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by Lilyf
27 Jan 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: march lejog cycling partners
Replies: 25
Views: 4700

Re: march lejog cycling partners

Aw, congratulations!
by Lilyf
15 Jan 2018, 3:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 159263

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

I was ok with the painkillers but they were only over the counter ones and taken when necessary. However, I had forgotten about the sudden coughing/sneezing fits and the jarring when hitting bumps! Ouch, it’s just brought it all back to me. On the plus side, it will get you out of vacuuming and any ...
by Lilyf
15 Jan 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 159263

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

I injured my ribs in Jan last year. Not by falling off my bike but by falling full length, hard, out of the car. I was in a lot of pain, couldn’t turn over in bed and struggled to get off the settee, needed help with upper clothes etc etc but didn’t bother going to see the GP for about 2 weeks as I ...
by Lilyf
11 Dec 2017, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)
Replies: 50
Views: 2836

Re: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)

Fortunately, this lady can usually hang on! Pity the women wearing bib longs who have to practically undress when caught short. Not good, especially in winter when there is nowhere to hide!
by Lilyf
11 Dec 2017, 11:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)
Replies: 50
Views: 2836

Re: Electrically-heated underpants (Women need not read this)

Despite your advice, Thornyone, I have had to read all the posts and you’ve made this lady smile (and laugh) :D :lol: this morning!
I look forward to reading more comments.
by Lilyf
28 Nov 2017, 3:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Warning Newton Abbot Race Course Cyclepath Black Ice!
Replies: 48
Views: 4267

Re: Warning Newton Abbot Race Course Cyclepath Black Ice!

How are you today NA?
Hope the pain is easing and hope you’ve managed to get to A&E to be checked out.
Lily
by Lilyf
7 Sep 2017, 12:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Jasmijn Muller - LEJOG record attempt- abandoned
Replies: 31
Views: 6809

Re: Jasmijn Muller - LEJOG record attempt- abandoned

Gutted for Jasmijn!!
Kept checking up on her progress throughout yesterday and was so disappointed when, this morning, I saw she had abandoned.
Get well soon Jasmijn.
by Lilyf
4 Sep 2017, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heated Gloves
Replies: 25
Views: 10266

Re: Heated Gloves

I suffer from Reynauds and posted in the following linked topic in January this year. I find Nifedipine helps me but not everyone wants to take medication

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=111434&p=1084839&hilit=Nifedipine#p1084839
by Lilyf
26 Aug 2017, 3:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: have train tickets, but not for bike
Replies: 7
Views: 3179

Re: Help needed!

Have you actually contacted the rail companies on the off chance that there is space for your bike? That's what I would try first. Good luck with it all!
by Lilyf
7 Aug 2017, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist
Replies: 75
Views: 6241

Re: Never Appreciated I Was Such a "Slow" Cyclist

Yet article from CUK says an average cyclist rides between 15-20 mph! I've never managed a ride averaging even 15 mph. Maybe I should be "trying harder" and never appreciated I am "below average". I've just re-read the first post (part of which is above)and I now think it has be...
by Lilyf
7 Aug 2017, 11:53am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership change
Replies: 6
Views: 9753

Re: Membership change

+1 for Gaz's reply.
I was just beaten to answering - I'd certainly ring the membership dept.
An email might take a little longer to be responded to.
by Lilyf
6 Aug 2017, 8:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Saddle cream - can I cut the weight down?
Replies: 43
Views: 2698

Re: Saddle cream - can I cut the weight down?

I'm intrigued, why does anyone need a shower cap? If you need a shower then surely you'd wash your hair.
Or is it to be used as a saddle cover - for when you're not on your bike and it's raining?
by Lilyf
19 Jul 2017, 9:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Orkney ferry, parking, outer islands, camping
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Orkney ferry, parking, outer islands, camping

If you are getting the early ferry from Stromness to Scrabster you can book an overnight stay on the ferry. http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/offers/hamnavoe-bed-and-breakfast/ We did LEJOG last year and then spent a few days on Orkney coming back on the above route. We booked a premium cabin which,...
by Lilyf
17 Jul 2017, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike on train replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: Bike on train replacement

For our LEJOG last year we booked tickets (for us and bikes) to get us from Stockport to Newton Abbot and then Newton Abbot to Penzance. Arriving at Stockport station we were informed that there had been a bridge strike north of Bristol and bus replacements had been laid on to get round the problem....
by Lilyf
1 Jun 2017, 10:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Actual cost of the ride
Replies: 24
Views: 10999

Re: Actual cost of the ride

I see a link has been posted, which shows the total cost of our LEJOG in 2016. We certainly didn't skimp on cafe stops and evening meals. One tip I would like to add is regarding booking rooms in Travelodges. Once you have booked your room via 'central booking' then ring the 'actual' Travelodge to r...