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by flash
2 May 2017, 8:16am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: 29 incher - all hype?
Replies: 63
Views: 70421

Re: 29 incher - all hype?

I did the Gravel Dash on Sunday, 100 miles and 8000 feet of climbing, mainly off road but v mixed terrain. I was v pleased I rode the 29er, my 26" would have made it even tougher......
by flash
2 May 2017, 8:13am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Fine by me. As I say happy to join the ride on the basis of less miles and lumpy bits....
by flash
1 May 2017, 7:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Charlie who organised the Dorset ride is planning a Devon 100 miler for the end of the year, it's lucky Devon is flat.....
by flash
1 May 2017, 6:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

So practicing has started, 40 miles last Sunday, 65 miles on Tuesday and the Gravel Dash yesterday, 100 miles off road, with about 8000 feet of climbing, now having a lie down......
by flash
23 Apr 2017, 10:04am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Just for clarity, I'm easy on the route. I'm joining you lot so will be happy to go with which ever is chosen. I'm still hoping I can spend a night in my own place as we go through, but if it's not practical, no problem.....
by flash
21 Apr 2017, 6:01pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I cycle up Park Street most evenings after work. It's a good climb and you get most of the climb out of the way in one go.....
by flash
21 Apr 2017, 4:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

See Raleigh Chopper, that makes my idea of doing it on a 1946 fixed gear bike look relatively normal......
by flash
20 Apr 2017, 8:12pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Living in Bristol I've ridden both a reasonable number of times. I know which I prefer....:)
by flash
20 Apr 2017, 5:24pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

The A38 from Bristol is pretty grim. Fast road which cars pass by too close, can I suggest looking at going over the origional Severn bridge then up via Monmouth. There are some hills but it has cracking views.....
by flash
19 Apr 2017, 6:22pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Looks good, although I'd be tempted to ride on and sleep in my own bed that night and catch you up in the morning. What route are you proposing for the Chelvey - Leominster stint???
by flash
16 Apr 2017, 5:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

If we're going over the old Severn Bridge and up to Monmouth, a nice road, there's always Beeches campsite...
http://beechesfarmcampsite.co.uk/
by flash
16 Apr 2017, 4:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Land surfer. I live in Bristol and as far as I know
that is the only site actually in Bristol. I'm going down there to scout it out when I get a chance...
by flash
15 Apr 2017, 8:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Currently I'm available (I'm in Bristol) will travel.......
by flash
1 Apr 2017, 5:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2035
Views: 158500

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I don't have a smart phone or Garmin, never felt the need.....