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by Jamesh
5 Jul 2019, 10:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuter for touring or tourer for commuting?
Replies: 47
Views: 1563

Re: Commuter for touring or tourer for commuting?

My ideal tourer / would be a cheap 501 / 531 or more expensive 525 / 725 frame. Dual pivot brakes or canti or disk brakes No more than 8 or perhaps 9 speed. 2 pairs of wheels one lighter rs11 / askium And a heavier 319 / 719 etc pair for touring and winter commuting. Gearing I wouldn't mind trying 1...
by Jamesh
5 Jul 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Great day today. Glencoe to nr Tain. Started out a 7.30 from Glencoe indie youth hostel. Low cloud and drizzle with a sw wind strengthing through the day. Arrived at fort William for breakfast at 8.30 but all shops were shut. Ended up in Morrisons for cooked breakfast. Chose the Scottish breakfast w...
by Jamesh
4 Jul 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Day 6 Left paisley at 8.30 having had breakfast with relatives. Rode into paisley on the disused railway line and then dropped down into paisley then Renfrew to pick up the ferry across the clyde. I then serendipitously met an old chap named Roy who showed me the ncn74 route up to balloch we had a n...
by Jamesh
4 Jul 2019, 12:24am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Conclusion to day 5 Puncture between Abington and lesmahagow quickly sorted prob pinch flat. Pasties and grapes. At Tesco Lesmahagow. Took the road from Lesmahagow to strathaven then paisley wind still blowing strong on the nose! Hard work and then into east Kilbride etc. Road surfaces were dire. To...
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

No course not lost in translation!
Felt tired

Long slog from Carlisle to Abington is the hardest yet
Shap yesterday was easier!

Don't mind proper hills but slogs onto 20mph wind is no fun!!!

2hours to paisley!

Cheers
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Bailed out into Abington tea room!!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

No I had lunch at the lorry park.

My legs said enough as soon as I saw the sign.

Meat pie veg and chips...!

This stretch is the worst so far mile after mile of nothingness.

My leather saddle is giving me gip!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 1:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 4349

Re: WIMPS Coast To Coast 2019

It was in my bar bag and I forgot to give it to you... !

Great truck stop up the road from you.

Great to see you earlier and put a face to the name.

Sign me up for wimps 2040 or when ever I'm lucky enough to retire!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 1:16pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Just bumped into wimps lejog old man on a bike Ken lovely to see him and chat for a couple of miles.

Will watch the coast to coast with a personal attachment.

Bettock for lunch.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Nice ride from Penrith to Carlisle not too strenuous.
Breakfast in spoons poor compared to the sainburys yesterday. Came too quickly in my opinion!
Beans cold hash browns and sausages too crispy etc

Caint imagine last night's Kendal spoons cooking breakfast like that!!

Cheers James
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 7:21am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

I know!! It's the way I got it passed the accountant that I would be staying with family! It's actually a bind as to be in a place for a specific time is quite hard! I've got into a level of routine and pain tolerance.... Does it get any easier? Or do most people just push though it. Perhaps lejoger...
by Jamesh
3 Jul 2019, 7:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wedded to her phone....
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Wedded to her phone....

I have a bag with clear plastic top on it which fits to top of top tube.

On my last tour it had a habit of turning turtle so this time I have doubly secured it with Velcro.

They are easily available online and I'm sure decathlon would sell something suitable if your not to remote.

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Jul 2019, 11:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Boardman Team Carbon C7 or e4p?
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Boardman Team Carbon C7 or e4p?

Are they different frames?

Are you sure the e4p is engineered for performace and dosen't describe the frame.

The c7 is a good budget carbon bike.

Here are still some new previous gen ones around for £600

Cheers James
by Jamesh
2 Jul 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Solo 6 day LEJOG route
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Solo 6 day LEJOG route

Do you really want to do it in 6 days? You see relatively little except the A30, A49, A6 You cannot relax as you constantly watching the time. Your in the bike before breakfast and till after tea. You don't see any of the places you stay in. Your bum is constantly sore..... But feel free too! I'm in...
by Jamesh
2 Jul 2019, 10:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.
Replies: 68
Views: 2400

Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Day four. Left Ellesmere port at 7.30 ride up to Birkenhead in tandem with two lads on city bike each with a single but matching pannier! We t to Woodside ferry terminal but found out it only does tourist ones had to go half a mile through the city to sravale to the other one. £2.80 a bargain with a...