plans for 2009

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mac111051
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plans for 2009

Postby mac111051 » 6 Feb 2009, 8:11pm

any plans for this year

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Postby Neil Fat Man On A Bike » 6 Feb 2009, 8:24pm

I'm doing LEJOG with a mate of mine vai the Western Isles.

Cant wait.

What are your plans?

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Postby mac111051 » 6 Feb 2009, 8:34pm

for the last few years we have spent two or three months abroad in the camper van , last year we went down to Italy but it got to hot and the dog was not enjoying it so we came back over the alps to a village called Allemont, from here I climbed the col de Glandon and Alp Du huez. What this year will bring i am not sure

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Postby Mick F » 6 Feb 2009, 9:15pm

I will be doing SOMETHING.

Dunno what, yet. I do have this Raleigh Chopper (in bits now) and want to rebuild it with some wider gear ratios, possibly tow my trailer, and do LEJOG on it.
It is probably the first attempt at an E2E on a Chopper. Problems at present with gears and bottom brackets, so I may not be ready in time for organising the trip.

Other than that, I've an idea for a Grand Tour 2 on my Mercian. I've not been South Coast with it yet, perhaps LE to Great Yarmouth via St David's Head and World Naked Bike Ride in London!

As you can tell, I have all my options open .....
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Postby random37 » 6 Feb 2009, 10:02pm

Today, I became the owner of a 1948 Raleigh Clubman.
A period styled tour is calling.

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Postby vernon » 7 Feb 2009, 7:09am

Eurovelo 6 is particularly alluring though I'll only do 2/3 weeks' work
Several short weekend tours in the UK are also on the cards - coast to coast crossing lend themselves to this quite well and there's several that I've yet to ride.

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Postby Ambermile » 7 Feb 2009, 11:18am

Calais-Montpelier sometime before summer on the Beastie, and coast to coast Scotland in a canoe!

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Postby pq » 7 Feb 2009, 1:24pm

Kirgyzstan and Tajikistan probably.

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Postby patricktaylor » 7 Feb 2009, 1:42pm

pq wrote:Kirgyzstan and Tajikistan probably.

Can't match that! Denmark in May, and if all goes well, Belgium, Holland, or France later in the year. Plus long weekends in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Postby garybaldy » 7 Feb 2009, 2:37pm

Solo LEJOG 30th May - 9th June. First one.

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Postby takeonafrica » 8 Feb 2009, 4:09pm

From here to Cape Town - although i'll probably only be as far as Sierra Leone or Mali by the end of the year.

And a few trial long weekends in the UK before i go - peak district, wales and one other but not decided yet.
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Postby mac111051 » 8 Feb 2009, 7:48pm

Some good trips on here but could you put a bit of meat on the bone. takeonafrica, what bike and kit are you using, pq where the hell is Kirqyzstan and why go there

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Postby takeonafrica » 8 Feb 2009, 10:54pm

I thought brief would be intriguing, but here goes...

Basically, I'm quitting work to spend 2-years cycling from the UK to Cape Town, via Western Europe, the Sahara, West Africa and East Africa.
I'll be indulging in my interest in photography and shall be documenting the trip and also stories about the people I meet online (www.takeonafrica.com).
Two years should give me plenty of time to see and do other things and am hoping to do some volunteer work - so long as I can actually be useful.
I'm cycling to raise some money for a charity my friend has set up, the Welbodi Partnership.

If you're interested, check out the site (and subscribe if you want to be updated).

Oh, and the bike is a Thorn Raven Tour - picking it up in a couple of weeks... I'm working on the kit list currently and should have it published soon.

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Postby zenzinnia » 11 Feb 2009, 11:25am

Much respect to the world travellers. I'm just planing to do Felixstowe to Berwick-on-Tweed - the English bit of the North Sea Cycle Route. I've never travelled on that side of the country so I'm looking forward to it.

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Postby garybaldy » 13 Feb 2009, 2:03pm

WOW!!

After reading about all the trips planned here

my LEJOG seems boring and commonplace. [/b]