Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby fossala » 22 Jul 2019, 8:41am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I will still be doing the route I posted further up.
I'll be trying to do at least 100 miles a day.
That might be hard in my present condition.
Each map I posted is 100 miles.
So Thursday I will hope to be in lands end.
I will update regularly on here so you can see where I am.
It will be nice to see anyone en route :D

So thurs polpero to lands end.

I'll ride some of that with you if you wish. Don't know if I'll head down to Lands end, depends on pace as I'll be riding back the same day. Drop me a PM if you're keen.

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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 22 Jul 2019, 8:45am

Hi,
No problem, will do when I get there.
Pace? Don't worry I'm relying on you :mrgreen:
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby Mick F » 22 Jul 2019, 4:19pm

What day are you doing Plymouth/Launceston?
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby whoof » 22 Jul 2019, 4:31pm

If you are going around the coast perhaps you could consider some ferries rather than going inland.

Plymouth - Crmyll
Polruann - Fowey
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 22 Jul 2019, 4:56pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:What day are you doing Plymouth/Launceston?

i am doing it twice.
60 miles in 17.8% and walking :)
update later, in seaton stopped for an ice.
misty and cool but still sweating. :P
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 23 Jul 2019, 6:42am

Hi,
Managed 100 miles yesterday.
Started late yesterday so finished in the dark.
But it down in the bus shelter. Misty this morning.
I think I'm alright.
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Jul 2019, 9:20am

hi
2nd night fo free in bus shelter
started at 7.30, star riding at mid night :(
five minutes later thunder and lightening :?
at heartland
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Old lighthouse Lynmouth

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Cant Remember Where For Now, Hence The Blank Look

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What happens if you try to get off your bike when stationary
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Jul 2019, 9:22am

Hi,
Just before I left a mounted policewomen rode by and said good morning right past the door.
The pic Fairy Cross is across the road but identical to the one I stayed in and was set back on the grass verge.
Some neighbour probably phoned them and reported a homeless person inside :?
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Jul 2019, 9:25am

hi
In heartland
3rd day 200 done
yesterday horrendous
7.30 - midnight
on third leg so going south
pm if you need progress Mick
both trips to plymouth are n to south
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Jul 2019, 11:22am

Hi,
18 miles to Launceston.
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Jul 2019, 8:37am

Hi,
Three nights in a row finished at midnight. The
Very hard work, feet ache times much.
Just oiled the chain after 300 miles :P
Just passed Saint Germans.
Struggling on, not sure how long I can keep it up.
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Jul 2019, 11:49am

hi,
300 miles in 73 hours, one hour off schedule.
Last night another bus shelter nice and breezy, Surrounded by houses.
Laid in till about 7 o'clock.
awake when the Sun come up but I needed my rest.
Another cooked breakfast and for cups of tea.
Later single cone ice cream, so big it fell off the bloody cone.
Yesterday for 50 miles average cadence 50.
Today average cadence 45.
Don't know what to say really apart from its hard work.
Need to have a wash and clean the teeth.

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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby armadillo » 26 Jul 2019, 8:02am

Average cadence 45 and 50; sounds like you might benefit from lower gears! Anyway, good luck with the rest of your adventure...

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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Jul 2019, 1:15pm

Hi,
400 miles in 98.25 hours
or is it midnight finishes and 7.30 starts :)
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Re: Cornwall & Devon Coast & Borders

Postby skyhawk » 26 Jul 2019, 1:19pm

Paulatic wrote:3.5 Kg of water :shock: I’d never dream of carrying that much. Earlier this year I was filling my bike bottle and flask before finding somewhere to pitch. Got me overnight and a hot flask for a second coffee mid morning.
No cemeteries, no farms, no garages, no houses, etc on your route?


Please avoid cemeteries, the last thing anyone wants are people assuming it is ok to camp in cemeteries, it is NOT
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