systems lejog

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Re: systems lejog

Postby oldmanonabike » 6 Nov 2018, 7:29pm

mjr wrote:
Mick F wrote:I put them straight about always going through town centres - shops, bike shops, cafe's, toilets, water etc.

I see no reason to ride through a town centre when you have a back up vehicle carrying food drink bike tools and spares meeting you at regular intervals, except of course when you have guest riders who need rest and refreshment
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Re: systems lejog

Postby Mick F » 7 Nov 2018, 9:03am

:lol: :lol:

Nice cafe in Crediton eh?
Ice lollies in Tiverton?
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Re: systems lejog

Postby oldmanonabike » 7 Nov 2018, 9:34am

Mick F wrote::lol: :lol:

Nice cafe in Crediton eh?
Ice lollies in Tiverton?

I think you were doing a different ride to me.I remember you leaving the campsite while some of us were getting ready and seeing you sitting outside a cafe with the fast lads but by the time we got served you had all gone.

All that is irrelevent to the theory of not needing to go through town if you have good backup. Smokey Joes was fine though :)
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Re: systems lejog

Postby charliepolecat » 7 Nov 2018, 3:20pm

I think "systems" was an autocorrect (Automangle™ strikes again! ) of "Sustrans".


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Re: systems lejog

Postby charliepolecat » 7 Nov 2018, 3:25pm

Not to derail this excellent thread, but most of the above confusion of opinions as to where to go reminds me why it is so much nicer to ride solo. :P

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Re: systems lejog

Postby Mick F » 7 Nov 2018, 3:32pm

+1

Done all sorts of long cycling rides, and always been solo. Maybe why I know that being unsupported, you have to support yourself. :wink:
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Re: systems lejog

Postby mjr » 7 Nov 2018, 4:16pm

I feel that these two quotes may be connected:
oldmanonabike wrote:I think you were doing a different ride to me.I remember you leaving the campsite while some of us were getting ready and seeing you sitting outside a cafe with the fast lads but by the time we got served you had all gone.

Mick F wrote:Done all sorts of long cycling rides, and always been solo.

Social cycling and some solidarity is so much nicer IMO - better a symphonic experience than a cacophony of soloists :-)
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Re: systems lejog

Postby whoof » 7 Nov 2018, 4:35pm

Mick F wrote:Yes, tough choice, but I would err on the side of the town centres. Not necessarily city centres though.

Same ride, previous day.
Turned off the A395 for Egloskerry and Launceston as per the route, but some of them wanted to go straight on through Lanstephan up the hill and over to the Old A30 for Okehampton as it was shorter and more direct.
It's best to follow the road downhill to the right and down to the mini roundabout in Newport as there's a Spar Shop, and then you can go left then right and to the Old A30 ...............

One, it's easier, and two, they will fill up your water bottles and they sell pasties! :D


Last time I went through I had something to eat at Laura's Baps in the yard of Jewsons on the Newport Industrial Estate.

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Re: systems lejog

Postby landsurfer » 7 Nov 2018, 4:40pm

In Camborne there is a cafe van on the ind est. that sells sandwiches .... it's called ... "Birds with Big Baps" .... really .... :lol:
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Re: systems lejog

Postby Mick F » 7 Nov 2018, 4:47pm

Newport Ind Est.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newpo ... d-4.358811

After leaving the RN, I had a job diving a delivery van for a local firm delivering car parts and body re-finishing stuff plus body panels and bonnets etc. Used to deliver to Pat Williams, Chris Davy, and Truscotts.

Nice chippy there just as you turn in from the main road. :D
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Re: systems lejog

Postby oldmanonabike » 8 Nov 2018, 7:30am

Mick F wrote:Newport Ind Est.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newpo ... d-4.358811

After leaving the RN, I had a job diving a delivery van for a local firm delivering car parts and body re-finishing stuff plus body panels and bonnets etc. Used to deliver to Pat Williams, Chris Davy, and Truscotts.

Nice chippy there just as you turn in from the main road. :D

Not a job I would like to do still if you're used to submarines diving a van might be easier :lol: :D
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