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

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flash
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Postby flash » 1 Aug 2019, 7:35pm

Again, sounds good. You’d love riding the hill I live at the top of.... :lol: :lol:

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Postby oldmanonabike » 1 Aug 2019, 8:34pm

David also lives on top of a hill
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby sbcoombs » 1 Aug 2019, 9:54pm

Sadly I can’t get 3 weeks away from work. I did this year but it caused some uproar. I will try to join you for a week or some weekends.

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Postby oldmanonabike » 1 Aug 2019, 10:25pm

sbcoombs wrote:Sadly I can’t get 3 weeks away from work. I did this year but it caused some uproar. I will try to join you for a week or some weekends.

At the moment 3 weeks is guesstimate how long can you get? landsurfer would have to decide when, I would guess August September but all is flexible I'm just looking at possibilities. Length of time would depend on the route and everybodies preference would be considered
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby Nickeveson » 2 Aug 2019, 8:51am

I agree that 3 weeks is difficult.....as most bosses will agree to 2 weeks max. I possibly will have to take the third week as unpaid, but am prepared to do it if neccessary

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Postby landsurfer » 8 Aug 2019, 11:38am

Also think we should do this as an unsupported ride.
Having a vehicle shadowing us for 3 weeks, it will be hard to get a driver ...
And to be honest my vans need to be working .... 3 weeks is a long time for my guys to be without the big van ...
Personally i'd rather just carry my kit ... not 3 weeks kit, Jules has suggested weekly supply meets which reduces the amount of kit considerably and i would not be cooking ... cafes, pubs, garages would do fine.

Your thoughts fellow conspirators .......
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 8 Aug 2019, 2:11pm

Even carrying a tent, sleeping bag, mat, toiletries, clothes, etc alters the ride a lot. I’ve done little rides loaded up, I’m not sure I’d want to do it for 3 weeks, but that’s because I like to ride with as little extra weight as possible..but I think your point on getting a driver for 3 weeks is a good point...

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Postby landsurfer » 8 Aug 2019, 4:31pm

flash wrote:Even carrying a tent, sleeping bag, mat, toiletries, clothes, etc alters the ride a lot. I’ve done little rides loaded up, I’m not sure I’d want to do it for 3 weeks, but that’s because I like to ride with as little extra weight as possible..but I think your point on getting a driver for 3 weeks is a good point...


High Level Plan;

The van would do the pickups and drop off at JOG.
Meet the party at the end of week one with spares, clothing and any other essentials, again at the end of week 2 then collect and do drop-offs at the end of week 3.
Riders would carry a minimum of a tent and sleeping bag or tent share and split the load, one set of spare clothing plus wet weather jacket.
Anything else is your own choice.
Personally i would eat from cafes, pubs garages etc. So no cooker, fuel, plates ... no food to carry.
However i will come armed with a plastic mug and my faithful titanium Spork ... :)
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby charliepolecat » 8 Aug 2019, 5:00pm

Meet the party at the end of week one with spares,


Conversely, you could do the whole thing in the week. :P

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Postby landsurfer » 8 Aug 2019, 5:51pm

charliepolecat wrote:
Meet the party at the end of week one with spares,


Conversely, you could do the whole thing in the week. :P


Or we could enjoy ourselves .... :D
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Postby cycleruk » 8 Aug 2019, 6:27pm

charliepolecat wrote:
Meet the party at the end of week one with spares,


Conversely, you could do the whole thing in the week. :P

126 miles per day. :shock:
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby sbcoombs » 8 Aug 2019, 6:48pm

landsurfer wrote:
flash wrote:Even carrying a tent, sleeping bag, mat, toiletries, clothes, etc alters the ride a lot. I’ve done little rides loaded up, I’m not sure I’d want to do it for 3 weeks, but that’s because I like to ride with as little extra weight as possible..but I think your point on getting a driver for 3 weeks is a good point...


High Level Plan;

The van would do the pickups and drop off at JOG.
Meet the party at the end of week one with spares, clothing and any other essentials, again at the end of week 2 then collect and do drop-offs at the end of week 3.
Riders would carry a minimum of a tent and sleeping bag or tent share and split the load, one set of spare clothing plus wet weather jacket.
... :)

And a sleeping mat and a pillow. Nick would not be happy to forgo a pillow again
A morning coffee is essential for me but a lightweight stove and meths weighs nothing.
It’s surprising how little difference the weight makes unless climbing steep hills.

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Postby landsurfer » 8 Aug 2019, 6:57pm

sbcoombs wrote:And a sleeping mat and a pillow. Nick would not be happy to forgo a pillow again
A morning coffee is essential for me but a lightweight stove and meths weighs nothing.
It’s surprising how little difference the weight makes unless climbing steep hills.


So thats one stove and fuel for morning coffee between us ... :)
If staying at campsites we could carry an electric kettle and a 2 metre lead and pinch lecky for that morning brew ... like the "mature" chap at Launceston doing his JOGLE .... didn't pay for a pitch with power ... just found an empty power pitch and plugged in long enough for his morning coffee ..... :lol:
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby landsurfer » 8 Aug 2019, 7:20pm

sbcoombs wrote:.
It’s surprising how little difference the weight makes unless climbing steep hills.


What effect will it have when walking up steep hills ......... :D
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby landsurfer » 8 Aug 2019, 7:43pm

sbcoombs wrote:And a sleeping mat and a pillow. Nick would not be happy to forgo a pillow again


So ... we only book campsites with grass to pitch on ...

AH ... The pillow ....
1. Purchase one box of wine or cider.
2. Drink wine or cider.
3. Remove bag from box.
4. Dispose of cardboard box in an environmentally sustainable manner.
5. Inflate bag as pillow.
6. Deflate and pack in morning.
7. Resist desire to deliberately puncture pillow to allow purchase of another box of wine ...
:D
It's just like that, it's just the way it is.
The road goes on forever.