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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 7:35pm
by Wheeledwidewebb
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?

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 7:53pm
by landsurfer
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.

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 8:15pm
by flash
Great, what could go wrong???

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

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 8:22pm
by landsurfer
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 ...

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 8:25pm
by flash
That's not for me, looks like a pretty good route, but definitely not designed by Wimps.....

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 8:30pm
by landsurfer
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 ....

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 9:32pm
by oldmanonabike
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:

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

Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 9:34pm
by flash
Boom, tish.....

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

Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 5:56pm
by landsurfer
Been in contact with the organiser and am happy to proceed ... all appears kosher .. but i'll still pay by credit card ... :lol:

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

Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 6:17pm
by flash
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:

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

Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 7:14pm
by landsurfer
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 ...

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

Posted: 18 Dec 2018, 8:33pm
by sbcoombs
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.

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

Posted: 18 Dec 2018, 9:55pm
by landsurfer
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.

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

Posted: 25 Dec 2018, 10:49am
by flash
Happy Christmas fellow Wimps.......
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Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 8:19am
by flash
Morning Chaps and Chappessess, does anyone have our complete route they can email me in some form? A friend is tempted...ta