mnichols wrote:I've done it three times now, the first time in 14 days on a paid tour with about a dozen people. The second time in 5 days with 2 people, the third time was 8 days with 1 other person
Some enjoyed it some didn't. The difference is the individual, not the ride, the weather or the daily mileage. It's more about your personality.
Without getting too philosophical, wherever you go, there you are.
If you're the kind of person that enjoys stuff you will enjoy LeJoG. If you're a bit grumpy and moany (no offence) then LeJoG won't change that.
How did you find the 8 day lejog compared to the 5 day one. Was it slow enough to be enjoyable or was it a gel fueled marathon of pain?!
8 days (might have been 9, can't remember now) was on a 1,000 mile route was ok. Got in each day late afternoon, so enough time to clean up, have a good meal and a chat, time to stop for lunch and coffee in the day, normal wake up time and breakfast. So it was good
By comparison 5 days, on a different 1,000 mile route was tough. Early starts, late finishes, and so much more of a treadmill. It was also a hilly, tough route. I actually think that 4 days on the more direct route would have been easier - its on my things to do list.
14 days is also ok, you just get to wake up later, finish earlier and spend longer in the coffee shops. That said, i only needed one stop each day and often finished by lunch time and so spent a bit too much time off the bike