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by amaferanga
15 Jun 2009, 4:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOhn O Groats to Lands End & back record
Replies: 58
Views: 11051

Re: JOhn O Groats to Lands End & back record

He was averaging 14mph on PBP you only need average 8-9mph. Both events are WAY WAY WAY above my level but even so I can see that there is little comparison between holding 9mph and 14mph. Yes, you only have to average 8mph, but most finishers don't take 90 hours. There are a hell of a lot of folk ...
by amaferanga
15 Jun 2009, 2:06pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOhn O Groats to Lands End & back record
Replies: 58
Views: 11051

Re: JOhn O Groats to Lands End & back record

I don't understand. Why did he quit?

And the comment about having company next time, didn't someone say that that would invalidate any 'record' attempt?

Not a bad effort by the guy, but nothing more extraordinary than what thousands do on PBP every 4 years....
by amaferanga
10 Jun 2009, 2:47pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG - Fastest route
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: LEJOG - Fastest route

Hi Jamie, Well here're some links to my probable route. I'm not a fan of busy A-roads and not afraid of hills so I've opted for B-roads and minor roads as much as possible. Certain A-roads (e.g. the A6 from north of Kendal to Carlisle) make sense to me though. My route has little to do with scenery ...
by amaferanga
10 Jun 2009, 9:45am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Why do it?
Replies: 26
Views: 1707

Re: Why do it?

I kind of agree with pq. I think that it appeals to the cycling masses as the non-cycling masses know what it is, but also because there is so much information avaliable on LEJOG now that its incredibly easy to organise. Its kind of like the cycling equivalent of the London Marathon. I'm baffled by ...
by amaferanga
22 May 2009, 6:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Had to stop halfway with knee pain (V. Dissapointed)
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Had to stop halfway with knee pain (V. Dissapointed)

You need to get your bike set-up right. Knee pain usually means somethings not right with the set-up or you have some kind of muscle imbalance.

Cleats and saddle height are the things I'd check first.
by amaferanga
19 May 2009, 1:32pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 75 miles from LE
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: 75 miles from LE

Now i know im not bike fit but i go to the gym 2 nights a week and swimming another two nights and then at weekends i'll try to get out on the mountain bike, i know i have to get some mileage under my belt and if i had the luxury of time..... You need to get bike fit, so why not ditch the gym and s...
by amaferanga
15 May 2009, 7:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting to JOG
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Getting to JOG

They take it as sports equipment so don't weigh it so all you need is one pannier as hand luggage and the rest is jammed in the box protecting your bike. Are you sure? It may be that the check-in staff don't bother weighing bikes, but I don't think that's Easyjet policy. Paying for a bike only incr...
by amaferanga
10 May 2009, 9:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Accommodation suggestions
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Accommodation suggestions

I'm after recommendations for accommodation at or near Nantwich

Looking for cheap and cheerful, don't mind youth hostels. I'm doing a 5 day LEJOG so I just need somewhere to sleep that's as close to my route as possible.

Thanks.
by amaferanga
8 May 2009, 4:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Stupid Train prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2366

Re: Stupid Train prices

If I can get hold of one of the cheap advance tickets from Thurso - Edinburgh (18th and 25th July have not been released yet for some reason) then my total cost for Sheffield - Penzance and Thurso - Sheffield should be about £45. I actually consider that to be cheap, which is a word not often associ...
by amaferanga
8 May 2009, 9:18am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG B&B Route for Garmin
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: LEJOG B&B Route for Garmin

You probably know this, but if not.... You will have to be wary of the track point limit on an Edge 205 for such a long route. I believe the limit is 10000 points. You will also need to break the route down into sections of no more than 500 track points otherwise they'll be truncated (i.e. you can h...
by amaferanga
7 May 2009, 1:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A68
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: A68

I'd say that a whole day on the A68 would be a pretty miserably experience. I'm only familiar with the bit from the borders up to Edinburgh, but this is a busy and in many places fast (particularly over Soutra hill) road. I've cycled the A7 from Hawick to Edinburgh and though it wasn't much fun, I'd...
by amaferanga
5 May 2009, 9:15pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Stupid Train prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2366

Re: Stupid Train prices

I've just booked tickets for Sheffield - Penzance on the 18th July (£15.50) and then from Edinburgh - Sheffield on the 25th July (£16). Still no sign of cheap trains from Thurso - Edinnurgh for the 25th. Do I just need to be patient, or might there just not be any cheap tickets for trains leaving Th...
by amaferanga
15 Apr 2009, 9:02am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route research, Borders, Cumbria, Worcester
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: Route research, Borders, Cumbria, Worcester

For the Borders I'd recommend the B709 as being by far the most enjoyable route. It is a little hillier, but the hills are gentle, long drags. Its also a much more scenic route. The A7 isn't a bad road and if there was no good alternative then it certainly wouldn't be a bad road to take, but there i...
by amaferanga
8 Mar 2009, 10:23am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog bike for £350?
Replies: 24
Views: 2419

Re: Lejog bike for £350?

That Dawes audax would be ideal for the trip you're planning. But there's absolutely no reason why you couldn't do it on you mtb. Swap the suspension forks for some cheap rigid forks and get some mtb slicks. Anyone claiming that an alu mtb frame isn't strong enough for touring and you need a steel f...
by amaferanga
16 Feb 2009, 1:11pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: JOhn O Groats to Lands End & back record
Replies: 58
Views: 11051

Have you ridden a properly long ride yet - say 600km non-stop? I guess an intermediate aim would be to ride 600km in less than 24 hours. I think if you can do the distance (2880km) then breaking the record time won't be such a big deal, but what you're doing now (100 mile rides) isn't really prepari...