LE JOG and Back - The Story

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LE JOG and Back - The Story

Postby Mick F » 3 Feb 2007, 3:47pm

I've nearly finished my long discourse telling the tale of my 1800 mile MegaBikeRide from LAND'S END to JOHN O'GROATS AND BACK over three weeks during last July.

Would it be well received if I posted each day's journey on this board, perhaps at the rate of one day per week?

I can easily cut and paste from my document, and I think people would find it interesting and informative.

Shall I do it?

Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby robgul » 3 Feb 2007, 4:49pm

Spare us !

But, seriously, create it in a format that can be uploaded to the web (Word or better still .pdf) - then have a word with Ian at the Ultimate Links site http://www.users.waitrose.com/~ianclare/links.htm and he may be able to advise on getting it on his list and hosted somewhere.

(If you want it converted to pdf then PM me and I may be able to help)

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Postby Mick F » 3 Feb 2007, 5:15pm

Thanks, Rob.

That's why I wanted to sound out peoples' ideas.

As for pdf and any other format, I can do them all. I don't want to publish on a website at all, I want to 'serialise' and get a discussion going on a 'day by day' basis. I would hope it will go down well, but if the balance says NO, I'll not do it!

Anyway, either way, I'm going to publish in hard copy for friends, relations and my sponsors, not forgetting any interested parties that want a copy.

Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby Penfold » 3 Feb 2007, 5:26pm

You guys have some great stories to tell.

You may not be aware of this self publish service

www.pabd.co.uk

For an outlay of £300 you have your journey captured in a 'proper book' it is then available for anyone to buy. Worth a look?

Re Mick F's original post......I for one would be interested in reading about your capers about the country :lol:
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There is a forgotten, nay almost forbidden word, which means more to me than any other. That word is England.
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Postby MLJ » 3 Feb 2007, 6:14pm

Try contacting Stephen Dyster, editor of Cycling World magazine, to see if he would be interesting in publishing your traveller's tale. He can be contacted on cw.editor@yahoo.co.uk

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Postby Starfire » 3 Feb 2007, 6:48pm

Mick, I'd love to read about your trip.

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Postby Mick F » 4 Feb 2007, 7:21am

Hi everybody.

I've thought long and hard, and decided to publish via a blog. If I put my story on this forum, I think the whole thing would become too big and difficult.

So, please see http://lejogandback.blogspot.com/ for the first installment of my thrilling adventure!

PLEASE READ IT !! And please post your comments ON THIS MB.

The first parts are "The Introduction" and "Chapter One"

Next part will appear soon!

Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby Lusting my Pinnarello » 4 Feb 2007, 11:58am

More, more, moreeeeeee

I have just read the first instalment. An excellent start and I'm sure will give me plenty of help when I do my e2e this year.

I'm glad you wrote a little of going through Bristol. Not being a person who has visited - I was a little worried of going through the City and its bridge.

It is better to use the lower bridge or higher bridge (coming from North)??

All in all - cant wait for the next installment. :D

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Postby Mick F » 4 Feb 2007, 1:21pm

Glad you liked it! Next installment next weekend. Watch this space ...

The bridges of Bristol, I suppose you mean the Severn Bridges? The southern bridge (Second Severn Crossing) is wholly motorway, but the "old" bridge to the north has a cycleway on its northern side.

Coming from the north, follow the Wye Valley A466 to Chepstow.

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Postby Starfire » 4 Feb 2007, 11:48pm

I enjoyed the first installment. Look forward to the next one. I've done a lot of cycling around the Arnside area as thats where my ex-outlaws live. I know what you mean about the steep hill to the YHA, its quite a climb!

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Postby 2Tubs » 5 Feb 2007, 8:50pm

Mick F wrote:Hi everybody.

I've thought long and hard, and decided to publish via a blog. If I put my story on this forum, I think the whole thing would become too big and difficult.

So, please see http://lejogandback.blogspot.com/ for the first installment of my thrilling adventure!

PLEASE READ IT !! And please post your comments ON THIS MB.

The first parts are "The Introduction" and "Chapter One"

Next part will appear soon!

Mick F. Cornwall


Good read Mick!

I'm working on mine at the moment and can report that I'm up to day 10 of 13 days.

Gazza

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Postby Mick F » 6 Feb 2007, 12:49pm

Hi y'all!

I've been typing away furiously, and have now published Parts 2 AND 3!

Please take a look at http://lejogandback.blogspot.com

Enjoy!

Mick F. Cornwall