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

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

Postby KFT » 4 Aug 2017, 8:49pm

Wow - how on earth did that happen - is it ok?

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Postby landsurfer » 4 Aug 2017, 11:34pm

Rule #5 is my mentor.
"May the road rise with you" PIL.

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 7 Aug 2017, 2:02pm

Lejog Strava
Sbcoombs cycleruk John100 and oldman on a bike all showed well on the leaderboard last week with Sbcoombs at the top.
It must be said that my altitude is a bit suspect, on Sunday's groupride I was 300 ft higher than anyone else

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Postby softlips » 9 Aug 2017, 9:54am

I will be attending the Durham ride. However the campsite doesn't accept dogs so we've booked at Barnard Castle, ill either cycle to your site or my wife will drive me.

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Postby landsurfer » 9 Aug 2017, 6:44pm

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The Spa has landed ...... :D
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Postby oldmanonabike » 10 Aug 2017, 8:42pm

I am changing the Durham ride to the Barnard Castle camping and Caravan club site.
The route will now start and end from there and I will post it in the next couple of days

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 17 Aug 2017, 9:46pm

Wimps Strava
Cycleruk Softlips oldmanonabike and Sbcoombs dominated the leaderboard last week.
I am not riding this week due to a strained leg muscle

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Postby landsurfer » 17 Aug 2017, 9:52pm

oldmanonabike wrote:I am not riding this week due to a strained leg muscle


I am not riding this week due to the bl**dy railway industry !!!!!
:)

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

Postby flash » 18 Aug 2017, 8:12am

Only a few rides this week, 50 miles tow path ride followed by my second BMX evening, off to the Forest of Dean later for a few circuits at the wonderful trail centre. It's Titanium racey beastie time......

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Postby oldmanonabike » 18 Aug 2017, 9:34am

flash wrote:Only a few rides this week, 50 miles tow path ride followed by my second BMX evening, off to the Forest of Dean later for a few circuits at the wonderful trail centre. It's Titanium racey beastie time......

Did you know that Hamsterley forest has a a number of rides. It seems that mountain bike riders risk life and limb going up and down them

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Postby oldmanonabike » 18 Aug 2017, 10:57am

I was hoping to post an alternative wimps Durham ride. We rode the original last weekend and all was well until we were on the exposed moorland between Teasdale and Weardale when the headwind made it very hard to ride. We have a couple of alternatives in mind but I won't post a route until we have ridden them

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Postby sbcoombs » 21 Aug 2017, 5:38pm

oldmanonabike wrote:Did you know that Hamsterley forest has a a number of rides. It seems that mountain bike riders risk life and limb going up and down them


Hamsterley does have some good bits but also a lot of fire trail if following the official red trail.
The latter part is possibly the best of any UK trail centre.


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Postby landsurfer » 21 Aug 2017, 6:34pm

SPA blown over in the wind in Cornwall .... now has a very fetching dent in it's top tube :twisted:

Coast road to Hayle in the morning then back through Connor Downs and the biggest climb of the first day between Connor Downs and Camborne.
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Postby oldmanonabike » 22 Aug 2017, 2:36pm

landsurfer wrote:SPA blown over in the wind in Cornwall .... now has a very fetching dent in it's top tube :twisted:

Coast road to Hayle in the morning then back through Connor Downs and the biggest climb of the first day between Connor Downs and Camborne.

Big climb but how difficult?
How's the electronic front wheel working out for Jules?

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 22 Aug 2017, 2:40pm

sbcoombs wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:Did you know that Hamsterley forest has a a number of rides. It seems that mountain bike riders risk life and limb going up and down them


Hamsterley does have some good bits but also a lot of fire trail if following the official red trail.
The latter part is possibly the best of any UK trail centre.


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I've only ridden the river path from the cafe for a couple of mile than back nicely flat tarmac surface