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

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

Postby Wheeledwidewebb » 16 Dec 2018, 7:35pm

Just an observation, but this event is referred to by the organisers as a ‘race’.

Any insurance you have will need to include cover for you participating in racing events, no?

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

Postby landsurfer » 16 Dec 2018, 7:53pm

Wheeledwidewebb wrote:Just an observation, but this event is referred to by the organisers as a ‘race’.

Any insurance you have will need to include cover for you participating in racing events, no?


Just like everyone that time trials and road races i suppose ...?

My main concern is that the company that is organising it consists of just one person, with a total share capital of £4, based in a very nice house in residential Llandudno.
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flash
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Postby flash » 16 Dec 2018, 8:15pm

Great, what could go wrong???

So are you thinking, credit card / B&B or full monty bike packing / camping???

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

Postby landsurfer » 16 Dec 2018, 8:22pm

flash wrote:Great, what could go wrong???

So are you thinking, credit card / B&B or full monty bike packing / camping???


Bike packing / camping ... spent an awful lot of time under polyester ... and without the support of Julie and Hattie the camper van ... i'd rather have the ability to stop when I want, or have too, without prior planning. Food from garages and fast food outlets ...
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flash
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 16 Dec 2018, 8:25pm

That's not for me, looks like a pretty good route, but definitely not designed by Wimps.....

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Postby landsurfer » 16 Dec 2018, 8:30pm

flash wrote:That's not for me, looks like a pretty good route, but definitely not designed by Wimps.....

I've mailed the organiser with a few questions i need answering... and probably a few others will as well .... Really hope it's genuine ....
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Postby oldmanonabike » 16 Dec 2018, 9:32pm

flash wrote:That's not for me, looks like a pretty good route, but definitely not designed by Wimps.....

Not for me either if I can fall off in Huntspilll goodness knows what would happen in a country with a place called Killkenny :cry:
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flash
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 16 Dec 2018, 9:34pm

Boom, tish.....

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Postby landsurfer » 17 Dec 2018, 5:56pm

Been in contact with the organiser and am happy to proceed ... all appears kosher .. but i'll still pay by credit card ... :lol:
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 17 Dec 2018, 6:17pm

So 100 miles a day with camping gear??? I just did 73 miles today and that was enough to make me think of having a day off the bike tomorrow....plus if there's a party at the end how are they going to cater for riders arriving on a verity of dates, or is it a 4 day party??? That might be interesting..... :shock:

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Postby landsurfer » 17 Dec 2018, 7:14pm

I'm doing the shorter route of 824 miles ... probably of the maximum 14 days allowed .... possibly not a race in my case ...but an adventure.
Yes, the "Party" ... so the super triathletes are going to wait around for the old guys to turn up 7 days later .... Swiss cheese comes to mind ...
However !!! lets see as we get closer to the actual event ...
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby sbcoombs » 18 Dec 2018, 8:33pm

landsurfer wrote:
flash wrote:Great, what could go wrong???

So are you thinking, credit card / B&B or full monty bike packing / camping???


Bike packing / camping ... spent an awful lot of time under polyester ... and without the support of Julie and Hattie the camper van ... i'd rather have the ability to stop when I want, or have too, without prior planning. Food from garages and fast food outlets ...

That sounds great David. Worth some research for lightweight kit and basic cook sets.
Having hot drink and basic food options makes camping so much better.
I managed 23kg loaded for the alps but reckon I could now shave around 5kg off that. There is something very nice about bikepacking where the only things that matter are riding, finding sustenance and somewhere to camp for the night.

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Postby landsurfer » 18 Dec 2018, 9:55pm

Thanks Steve any advice you can give will be appreciated. For me it's about miles in my legs and losing the amount of mass i have to carry up hill :lol:
At the moment reducing my body mass is an imperative, especially at this time of year. I've given up alcohol, and and paying close attention to my calorie intake.
I'm planning a " little but often" approach to getting miles in over the xmas period, 20 miles each day, and probably continuing that during January and February on the road or the Turbo.
As the temperatures rise during March the long days begin.
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Postby flash » 25 Dec 2018, 10:49am

Happy Christmas fellow Wimps.......
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Postby flash » 11 Jan 2019, 8:19am

Morning Chaps and Chappessess, does anyone have our complete route they can email me in some form? A friend is tempted...ta