First JOGLE in May 2019

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FasterFerret
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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby FasterFerret » 29 Oct 2018, 7:56pm

Ajax Bay wrote:
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).


That's a really interesting read. Thanks for posting.

You are always going to be in the hands of the weather gods, but it seems that they might be a bit more on your side if you do JOGLE in spring, and that is definitely worth knowing.

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Spinners
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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby Spinners » 29 Oct 2018, 10:08pm

puffin wrote:
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??


At your most fatigued more like :wink:
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puffin
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Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

Postby puffin » 31 Oct 2018, 11:31am

Sheeez Spinners, you're in a glass half empty mood today! :)