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by charliepolecat
27 Jun 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Skipping a Stage of the End to End
Replies: 36
Views: 2971

Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

Good luck, I hope you are enjoying it. Taking the time is a good way to enjoy seeing Britain by bike. :D
by charliepolecat
26 Jun 2018, 11:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone End to End route review
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Cicerone End to End route review

It is the one by Nick Mitchell?? Scarlet, FYI: All Cicerone guides are written by someone who has walked/cycled/climbed, etc. a route and then has Cicerone publish same. For the End to End this person is Nick Mitchell and he is the copyright owner of it. Ergo, his is the only Cicerone guide for the...
by charliepolecat
26 Jun 2018, 2:52pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Skipping a Stage of the End to End
Replies: 36
Views: 2971

Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

When I say 'historic' I assume it was clear I was referring to the LeJog in general as an iconic ride, not any particular route.
by charliepolecat
26 Jun 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Skipping a Stage of the End to End
Replies: 36
Views: 2971

Re: Skipping a Stage of the End to End

I'm beginning to wonder if there are any parts of the route worth riding through. Maybe just get a train from one end to the other?

Sometimes traffic and road surfaces and urban sprawl just make some historic cycling routes no longer feasible. Is LeJog becoming that?
by charliepolecat
24 Jun 2018, 11:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Can't help you at all but I wanted to say that I will carry the Cicerone cue sheets as well as the GPS files 'cos I prefer to look at sheets rather than a tiny screen.
by charliepolecat
24 Jun 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOGLE on an ElliptiGO
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: LEJOGLE on an ElliptiGO

At least one ride did the LEL on one.
by charliepolecat
24 Jun 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 41
Views: 11267

Re: Drying your padded shorts

the dingos like to chew things


Over in the Sierras it is marmot's that are the main problem. There was a incident where a hiker found a marmot with its arm inside a backpack up to its armpit and with a look that said: "What?"
by charliepolecat
23 Jun 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Drying your padded shorts
Replies: 41
Views: 11267

Re: Drying your padded shorts

It is the system I always use when riding in damp climates, and with other clothing items as well. And agreed, a second towel helps.

If riding in arid areas, just hang them outside overnight - after the towel process.
by charliepolecat
16 Jun 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: grand depart
Replies: 43
Views: 2416

Re: grand depart

of all the campsites from Archie's.


Who he?
by charliepolecat
15 Jun 2018, 4:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: grand depart
Replies: 43
Views: 2416

Re: grand depart

Woody, are you planning to wild camp or have you selected camp sites?
by charliepolecat
14 Jun 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: grand depart
Replies: 43
Views: 2416

Re: grand depart

Not that it will affect you, but the usual means of taking bikes on planes is via a very cumbersome bike box which is always larger than the basic size allowance, but now with the shrink wrap service at most airports it is possible to make the whole thing smaller by taking off the wheels and pedals ...
by charliepolecat
14 Jun 2018, 4:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: grand depart
Replies: 43
Views: 2416

Re: grand depart

Well, good luck and happy cycling. Keep in touch as it all winds down to the start.
by charliepolecat
13 Jun 2018, 10:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 10 day LEJOG
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: 10 day LEJOG

By the way, and just for a 'Gosh', I have just finished a 40 mile ride and now at 4:00 PM the temperature has just hit 100 degrees. It is bloody hot and over the 2 1/2 hours for the ride, I lost 2 1/2 pints of fluid. At these temperatures it is impossible to take in enough fluid not to drag if not t...
by charliepolecat
13 Jun 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 10 day LEJOG
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: 10 day LEJOG

No LEJOG. Flying into Heathrow, then renting a car for the one way drive down to Penzance. At the other end, cycling back to Inverness (or finding some other means of transport) and renting a car to drive back to Heathrow. I had planned to take the Paddington Express from Heathrow and then the train...
by charliepolecat
13 Jun 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 10 day LEJOG
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: 10 day LEJOG

I'll do the Cicerone route - mainly because I really can't see any point looking at other routes until I've done it at least once and can comprehend the benefits of one route over another. Besides, I like the challenge of reaching a hill and going up it rather than working out before hand how to avo...