James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 3 Jul 2019, 9:48am

Hi,
philvantwo wrote:A derelict airfield? :|

Camped there several times in the camper :)
Aircraft museum close by is quite interesting.
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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby oldmanonabike » 3 Jul 2019, 12:10pm

Great to meet up with someone planning to do Lejog. At 8 days the man is nearer superman than wimp
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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Jamesh » 3 Jul 2019, 1:16pm

Just bumped into wimps lejog old man on a bike Ken lovely to see him and chat for a couple of miles.

Will watch the coast to coast with a personal attachment.

Bettock for lunch.

Cheers James

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Paulatic » 3 Jul 2019, 1:21pm

Jamesh wrote:Just bumped into wimps lejog old man on a bike Ken lovely to see him and chat for a couple of miles.

Will watch the coast to coast with a personal attachment.

Bettock for lunch.

Cheers James

What, you rode straight past the Lorry park?
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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Jamesh » 3 Jul 2019, 3:24pm

No I had lunch at the lorry park.

My legs said enough as soon as I saw the sign.

Meat pie veg and chips...!

This stretch is the worst so far mile after mile of nothingness.

My leather saddle is giving me gip!

Cheers James

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Paulatic » 3 Jul 2019, 3:35pm

Jamesh wrote:No I had lunch at the lorry park.

My legs said enough as soon as I saw the sign.

Meat pie veg and chips...!

This stretch is the worst so far mile after mile of nothingness.

My leather saddle is giving me gip!

Cheers James

:lol: :lol: The surface improves when you get into Lanarkshire :D
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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Jamesh » 3 Jul 2019, 4:52pm

Bailed out into Abington tea room!!

Cheers James

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby charliepolecat » 3 Jul 2019, 5:04pm

Bailed out into Abington tea room!!


Gulp! He exclaims as he sips his morning tea, you haven't quit have you?

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Jamesh » 3 Jul 2019, 6:58pm

No course not lost in translation!
Felt tired

Long slog from Carlisle to Abington is the hardest yet
Shap yesterday was easier!

Don't mind proper hills but slogs onto 20mph wind is no fun!!!

2hours to paisley!

Cheers

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Paulatic » 3 Jul 2019, 7:34pm

Jamesh wrote:Bailed out into Abington tea room!!

Cheers James

I think you’re being kind calling it a tea room but at least there is something there. :)
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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Spinners » 3 Jul 2019, 8:36pm

Good work James and I'm just loving the frequency of your posts. The memories are flooding back - all good!
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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Jamesh » 4 Jul 2019, 12:24am

Conclusion to day 5

Puncture between Abington and lesmahagow quickly sorted prob pinch flat.

Pasties and grapes. At Tesco Lesmahagow.

Took the road from Lesmahagow to strathaven then paisley wind still blowing strong on the nose!

Hard work and then into east Kilbride etc. Road surfaces were dire.

Tomorrow up the a82.;

Cheers James

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby charliepolecat » 4 Jul 2019, 12:42am

Still on schedule?

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Jamesh » 4 Jul 2019, 10:46pm

Day 6

Left paisley at 8.30 having had breakfast with relatives.

Rode into paisley on the disused railway line and then dropped down into paisley then Renfrew to pick up the ferry across the clyde.

I then serendipitously met an old chap named Roy who showed me the ncn74 route up to balloch we had a nice chat and was good company.

After a hot choc at Balloch

I pressed on around loch Lomond stopping for a ham and cheese panini at Tarbet cafe on the loch.

Then headed up to Crianlarich stop at the toilets opposite the Best Weston hotel and a bottle of pop in londis

I left in good spirits aiming to catch up with a couple of Dutch tourists with 4 panniers each on koga mita bikes but didn't see them they were looking for a quiet route. I didn't see them.

The start of the climb over rannoch moor was pleasent with fantastic views over the Moors and mountains with a following wind but as I turned the bend to come down to glencoe the wind picked up and it was a slog till I passed the Glencoe ski resort. Once through the gap on the rocks it freed up and I defended with my best Peter Sagan bike impersonation.

Made it into Glencoe indie youth hostel by 6 pm and back up to Crianlarich Inn for Aberdeen Angus burger, I was tempted by the game pie but thought it BB might be too rich.

Highs scenery

Lows headwind coming down Glencoe

Tomorrow a longer but flat ride up to Tain.

Cheers James

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Re: James's 8 day lejog 28th June - 7th July.

Postby Mick F » 5 Jul 2019, 4:47pm

Jamesh wrote:.......... at Balloch ............
We lived there for a couple of years 1983-1985.
Know the area well! :D

Keep going, and keep posting. Great to hear how you're getting on.
Good luck, and God Speed.
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