First JOGLE in May 2019

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First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby puffin » 23 Oct 2018, 7:47pm

I'm doing my first JOGLE next May. I have done LEJOG a few times already but was told apparently this was "getting boring" and I should "think of something new". So I did. The idea came to me when I found a reverse route feature on my sat nav. Cool or what?

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby sizbut » 23 Oct 2018, 8:26pm

Downhill, makes perfect sense.

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby Paulatic » 23 Oct 2018, 8:43pm

Just as well you’ve a sat nav. It’ll look entirely different going the other way you’ll get lost easily.
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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby Mick F » 24 Oct 2018, 7:28am

Major issue with reversing a GPS route, is that one-way systems and roundabouts cause a problem! :lol:
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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby althebike » 24 Oct 2018, 11:16am

One way systems and roundabouts are no problem, just explain that you have reversed a route on your gps and everyone will understand.

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby puffin » 24 Oct 2018, 5:26pm

althebike wrote:One way systems and roundabouts are no problem, just explain that you have reversed a route on your gps and everyone will understand.

Exactly. People, especially 4wd drivers are always really understanding, and are just happy to see cyclists enjoying themselves. We've all received that benign smile and the metaphorical pat on the head as we hamper their rights of navigation. Their divine rights of navigation.

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby FasterFerret » 24 Oct 2018, 5:59pm

Does your GPS have an option to reverse the wind also?

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby Mick F » 24 Oct 2018, 6:00pm

althebike wrote:One way systems and roundabouts are no problem, just explain that you have reversed a route on your gps and everyone will understand.

:lol: :lol:
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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby puffin » 24 Oct 2018, 7:13pm

FasterFerret wrote:Does your GPS have an option to reverse the wind also?


Hang on, is there something I should know?

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby FasterFerret » 25 Oct 2018, 11:48pm

puffin wrote:
FasterFerret wrote:Does your GPS have an option to reverse the wind also?


Hang on, is there something I should know?


Well, there's a reason that the traditional way is LE>JOG and that all the records set go South to North.

The prevailing wind is a factor to be considered. Yes, you could get a still fortnight. You might well get Northerly winds, but the prevailing wind is Southerly. It is definitely a factor to be considered in planning.

You have done more LEJOGs than most. I am sure that you didn't have the wind at your back all the time on all of your rides. Something to bear in mind in planning daily distances and maybe also route choice.

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby althebike » 26 Oct 2018, 10:58am

When I did jogle this year, I had a strong head wind from jog to Bettyhill , but talking to some riders in the cafe that had come up from the south, they said they were also in a headwind and had lost around 2 hours to the wind that day.
Reversing routes on a sat nav is an easy way of routing, but I think tweaking a route gives that bit of uniqueness to a route .

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby Ajax Bay » 28 Oct 2018, 11:57pm

FasterFerret wrote:Well, there's a reason that the traditional way is LE>JOG and that all the records set go South to North.
The prevailing wind is a factor to be considered. Yes, you could get a still fortnight. You might well get Northerly winds, but the prevailing wind is Southerly. It is definitely a factor to be considered in planning.

See this article:
Seasonal variation of the prevailing wind direction in Britain
https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d ... 02/wea.301
"Conclusions
The main conclusion to be drawn is that in Britain, northeasterly winds are at least as
common in spring as southwesterly winds, and in some years are considerably more so.
. . . this has implications for a [cyclist] making the journey . . . . from Land’s End to John O’Groats."

So the OP choosing to undertake JOGLE in May is choosing the month least likely to have headwinds (on balance).

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby Spinners » 29 Oct 2018, 8:40am

Tackling those steep Cornish hills right at the end? Ouch!
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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby puffin » 29 Oct 2018, 5:09pm

Spinners wrote:Tackling those steep Cornish hills right at the end? Ouch!


..but by then I should be at my fittest???? What do you reckon??

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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby puffin » 29 Oct 2018, 5:10pm

Ajax Bay wrote:/posting.php?mode=quote&f=22&p=1287699sidered in planning.

See this article:
Seasonal variation of the prevailing wind direction in Britain
https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d ... 02/wea.301
"Conclusions
The main conclusion to be drawn is that in Britain, northeasterly winds are at least as
common in spring as southwesterly winds, and in some years are considerably more so.
. . . this has implications for a [cyclist] making the journey . . . . from Land’s End to John O’Groats."

So the OP choosing to undertake JOGLE in May is choosing the month least likely to have headwinds (on balance).[/quote]

Thank you thank you thank you. I am going to sleep better now. I didn't know this so thanks.