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 flash » 12 Oct 2017, 5:47pm

I used to use one of the motorbikes to balance on to get up and running, fixed is best. However I found it so boring I preferred to get muddy mountain biking instead.......

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Postby Nickeveson » 15 Oct 2017, 6:00pm

That was an expensive Sunday! New tent(Vango Soul 100....1.73kg), new sleeping bag (OEX Roam 100...950g) and sleeping mat (Vango Trek 3 standard....940kg) purchased......all from Go Outdoors and total weight of only 3.6 kg.....not too bad. LeJog is coming together for me

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Postby RickH » 15 Oct 2017, 7:03pm

Nickeveson wrote:sleeping mat (Vango Trek 3 standard....940kg)

Now that is one heavy duty sleeping mat - with the emphasis on heavy! :wink:

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Postby Nickeveson » 15 Oct 2017, 7:15pm

What a bell end I am! It's meant to be 940 Grammes lol

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Postby Paulatic » 15 Oct 2017, 8:40pm

softlips wrote:I've just bought a set of rollers. Impossible first try, bloody hard the second. Away with work since so not been back on them but when I do I'll set a fan up to cool me!!


Apparently it’s childs play https://youtu.be/jLZhfCIuXx0 8)

I’ve never used them and I did try a turbo about three times. The boredom killed me. Winter fitness for me is a couple of squash games a week it’s warm and dry and only takes 40 mins. :D I tend to mtb more in the winter as I reckon one mile off road is as good as three on the road.
My own LEJOG plan is to up my mileage from the end of April and in particular get used to riding consecutive days. Though no doubt Rabbie might well be right.

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In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley,
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Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Oct 2017, 4:54pm

Wimps Strava leaders
Cycleruk was untouchable at the top of the leaderboard this week
Softlips Landsurfer and Oldmanonabike shared the rest of the places

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Postby cycleruk » 17 Oct 2017, 7:23pm

oldmanonabike wrote:Wimps Strava leaders
Cycleruk was untouchable at the top of the leaderboard this week
Softlips Landsurfer and Oldmanonabike shared the rest of the places

It,s marvelous what 2 weeks in Majorca will do. Day after day of boring sunshine and good roads.
Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try!

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Postby landsurfer » 17 Oct 2017, 7:32pm

cycleruk wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:Wimps Strava leaders
Cycleruk was untouchable at the top of the leaderboard this week
Softlips Landsurfer and Oldmanonabike shared the rest of the places

It,s marvelous what 2 weeks in Majorca will do. Day after day of boring sunshine and good roads.


Jules and i had 7 nights in Alcudia, Majorca in September .... not a single cycling mile was attempted ... it was "Jules Time" .... there's lots and lots of "David Time" ...
The problem with common sense is that it's not that common .....
Highest gear, 80.74. Lowest gear, 28.44. 11-32, 9 speed Cassette. Single ring chainsets rule !

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Postby cycleruk » 17 Oct 2017, 7:57pm

landsurfer wrote:
cycleruk wrote:
oldmanonabike wrote:Wimps Strava leaders
Cycleruk was untouchable at the top of the leaderboard this week
Softlips Landsurfer and Oldmanonabike shared the rest of the places

It,s marvelous what 2 weeks in Majorca will do. Day after day of boring sunshine and good roads.


Jules and i had 7 nights in Alcudia, Majorca in September .... not a single cycling mile was attempted ... it was "Jules Time" .... there's lots and lots of "David Time" ...

Currently re-hydrating in a bar in Can Picafort. Unfortunately have to ride my bike again tomorrow.
Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try!

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Postby oldmanonabike » 17 Oct 2017, 8:39pm

cycleruk wrote:
landsurfer wrote:
cycleruk wrote:It,s marvelous what 2 weeks in Majorca will do. Day after day of boring sunshine and good roads.


Jules and i had 7 nights in Alcudia, Majorca in September .... not a single cycling mile was attempted ... it was "Jules Time" .... there's lots and lots of "David Time" ...

Currently re-hydrating in a bar in Can Picafort. Unfortunately have to ride my bike again tomorrow.

It's a hard job but somebody's got to do it

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Postby landsurfer » 17 Oct 2017, 9:32pm

cycleruk wrote:
landsurfer wrote:
cycleruk wrote:It,s marvelous what 2 weeks in Majorca will do. Day after day of boring sunshine and good roads.


Jules and i had 7 nights in Alcudia, Majorca in September .... not a single cycling mile was attempted ... it was "Jules Time" .... there's lots and lots of "David Time" ...

Currently re-hydrating in a bar in Can Picafort. Unfortunately have to ride my bike again tomorrow.


About 1km from our hotel .... go for re-hydrating max ...lol
The problem with common sense is that it's not that common .....
Highest gear, 80.74. Lowest gear, 28.44. 11-32, 9 speed Cassette. Single ring chainsets rule !

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Postby cycleruk » 20 Oct 2017, 9:29pm

Just 3 miles and will crack 500 for the 2 weeks.
Just need to double it for the E2E :roll:
Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try!

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Postby flash » 20 Oct 2017, 10:36pm

Wow. I really need to stop working and pick up the pace......

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Postby landsurfer » 20 Oct 2017, 10:51pm

Stop working ... That's funny, no really funny... It is.....
My family group ..5 adults + 3 .5 children = 1 wage earner .... ME.
Stop working .... I wish ...
The problem with common sense is that it's not that common .....
Highest gear, 80.74. Lowest gear, 28.44. 11-32, 9 speed Cassette. Single ring chainsets rule !

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

Postby oldmanonabike » 21 Oct 2017, 10:22am

cycleruk wrote:Just 3 miles and will crack 500 for the 2 weeks.
Just need to double it for the E2E :roll:

The lengths some people will go to get to the top of the Strava leaderboard


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