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by BrightonRock
26 May 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 14752

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

Single rooms are usually nearly as expensive as double ones, though - a YHA is probably the best value for a lone traveller if you can stand them ( I can't!). Coming back from the Hebs I got a single room with all the trappings ( towels, soaps, tea coffee) in Glasgow for £25. A guest house in a sub...
by BrightonRock
26 May 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?
Replies: 136
Views: 9702

Re: Keeping your brain alive in retirement - what do you do?

A while to go yet for me, but I was quite a decent amateur landscape and portrait painter when I was young. Been a long time since I held a brush though..
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 9:12am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Looking for an E-bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1781

Re: Looking for an E-bike

Cube ebike (a very good make) for £1450

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3226563729
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Looking for an E-bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1781

Re: Looking for an E-bike

For a Bosch powered bike you're going to struggle on 1500 budget. But it's not impossible. EBay is good for new ebikes at massive discount. Best bet.
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 9:06am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 42
Views: 2683

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

I lost about 16lbs last year on the 5:2 fast diet. So, you fast on 600cals a day (egg or omelette breakfast, fruit for lunch and normal 300-400cal dinner) two days a week. They can't be consecutive days. I normally picked Tue/Thu. The evening from 8pm till bedtime can be tough but I nibbled my way t...
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route suggestions - Northern France
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Route suggestions - Northern France

St Malo down towards Quimper is stunning, mostky small villages and quiet little roads, with the odd chateau thrown in. I did it maybe 25 years ago when it was very cheap (pre euro). We spent about 10 quid a day between two of us for restaurants. I would imagine eating out in France is a lot more co...
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 8:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Eggs thrown from passing vehicle
Replies: 27
Views: 4392

Re: Eggs thrown from passing vehicle

Whilst cycling in a group to York Rally from Cambridge a few years ago, I've of our number got thunked on the head with an open carton of milk.. The original milkshake challenge!
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 8:47am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7274
Views: 358081

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Length wise
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Dead cleats?
Replies: 9
Views: 595

Re: Dead cleats?

I say there's at least one more ride in those cleats - to the Shimano shoes graveyard!
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 31
Views: 6972

Re: Best time for LeJog

I'm hoping for at least dry weather. I've cycled through Lake District into Scotland last year, as far as Fort William and I got mostly very dry and bright overcast days from around end June to mid July. Even though the temperatures were high last summer, it was still very comfortable 25C in Scotlan...
by BrightonRock
25 May 2019, 8:40am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Iain's 2019 LeJog
Replies: 56
Views: 14752

Re: Iain's 2019 LeJog

I have booked about 70% of my lodgings via Airbnb. I've only had good experiences with them, and I've been able to get individual apartments or houses for me and my partner for roughly the same price as a night for two in the YHA or independent hostel. All the comfort of home for around £40 a night.
by BrightonRock
23 May 2019, 6:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Best time for LeJog
Replies: 31
Views: 6972

Re: Best time for LeJog

My adventure starts in 37 days.. :D
by BrightonRock
23 May 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Longridge cycle jumbles 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Longridge cycle jumbles 2019

I've been to this a few times before. But usually advertising till the last minute. But it's been a fixture for over 30 years now. Some great characters at it
by BrightonRock
8 May 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7274
Views: 358081

Re: It's about time we had more fun

John Barleycorn
by BrightonRock
4 May 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Road bike design load limit vs My starting weight
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: my weight

Most big box road bike makers have suggested limits of 120kg. But thr bikes and the wheels can usually handle much more than that. I think you're weight is quite fine, for good quality road bike.