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by lauriematt
13 Jan 2009, 11:59am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice on spares for a LEJOG
Replies: 18
Views: 2244

ps might be best to bring a spare set of brake pads too :lol:
by lauriematt
13 Jan 2009, 11:57am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice on spares for a LEJOG
Replies: 18
Views: 2244

instead of treating it like that special ride...just treat it like a normal ride - but longer :lol: . what run-of-the-mill problems would you expect to happen on a normal ride??? punctures? cable wearing out??? etc... its rare for something just to suddenly break - normally it will rattle or the lik...
by lauriematt
10 Jan 2009, 10:18am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: biggest group of LEJOGers???
Replies: 0
Views: 453

biggest group of LEJOGers???

just wondering what the largest number of people who've cycled LEJOG, or other way round, as a whole group????

would be amazing to see a group of 100+ cyclists riding the country
by lauriematt
9 Jan 2009, 11:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: energy gels / powder.....do they actually work???
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

energy gels / powder.....do they actually work???

hi guys

just wondering what your thoughts and experiences with using energy gels and powders etc....what benefits do they offer

i personnally drink a glass water & a banana which by all accounts has exactly the same effect
by lauriematt
9 Jan 2009, 10:36am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Help around Bristol and further North
Replies: 21
Views: 2761

the route i did was bristol to Glouceter via A38....be warned tho i got lost in bristol :lol: then upto Hereford via A417 - B4215 - B4221 - B4224 then Hereford straight up the A49 thro Ludlow upto Shrewsbury i took a slight detour around shrewsbury as i live there...but ended back on the A49 to Whit...
by lauriematt
9 Jan 2009, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why so sore..?
Replies: 21
Views: 1546

i think the oil helps out by lubricating the joints...
by lauriematt
8 Jan 2009, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: american wheels.....
Replies: 1
Views: 543

american wheels.....

have picked up a set of 26" wheels with 'Made in USA' sticker on them... they had a set of schraeder ( car ) valves on them but this was a REALLY snug fit....scrathing the valve tube as i took the tube out.... do american wheels use a different valve size....or is it just intended for presta va...
by lauriematt
8 Jan 2009, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: can't cycle because of the snow and ice
Replies: 21
Views: 3038

the last few years ive used the hybrid thro summer & winter...
but last year i picked up a MTB aswell

so after a fair few falls off the hybrid on the ice...ive swithed to the MTB with knobblies until the weather warms up
by lauriematt
8 Jan 2009, 9:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why so sore..?
Replies: 21
Views: 1546

i used to have sore knees...and at the time took fish oil capsules - from boots- ( not cod liver ones tho)

it helps relieve the pain as it helps your joints out...
by lauriematt
7 Jan 2009, 10:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: commute 10 miles +
Replies: 48
Views: 5039

Re: re

I am going to plan to cycle from next week every day its around 12 miles each way which I do sometimes, also catch train in and cycle home but going to do the full monty. good luck! just try to resist the lycra clad cyclist who whizzes past... ...i never can....and although legs start to feel dead ...
by lauriematt
7 Jan 2009, 10:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: commute 10 miles +
Replies: 48
Views: 5039

Re: commute 10 miles +

peter236uk wrote:I know we have had this before however I am interested to find how many people cycle to work.

A, in excess of 10 miles each way
B, How many times a week.
C, All Year


a - 10+miles each way to college / or 8+miles each way to work
b - 6days a week
c - ALL YEAR :(
by lauriematt
5 Jan 2009, 2:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Can you camp anywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 4520

Of course you can camp anywhere! Turn up late, camp out of view, leave early and leave no mess behind, there shouldn't be an issue. I've found France particularly easy, even in the Tourist Hotspots I.e. Mont St Michael sound advice - this is exactly what i did on a LEJOG last summer. as the light s...
by lauriematt
5 Jan 2009, 2:10pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice Route from Bristol to Lancashire
Replies: 27
Views: 3728

According to my calculations, the most direct route north from Bristol is over the bridge to Chepstow, then Monmouth. I avoided the A40 by going via the A466 instead, which takes you to the A49 just before Hereford. I'm sure that the all English route would be flatter though. just for the record th...
by lauriematt
5 Jan 2009, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seized front mech.
Replies: 13
Views: 927

i use shimano front mechs but find the new ones wear quite quickly....the pins get loose so the mech cage rattles like mad

the lbs puts some waxy grease on the pins to stop it rattling tho when it gets serviced once in a blue moon