Route for LEJOG

Specific board for this popular undertaking.
philvantwo
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby philvantwo » 1 Sep 2020, 7:48am

Desk worker hands?

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Paulatic
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby Paulatic » 1 Sep 2020, 8:42am

Constant wet hands?
Can’t be sun burn :lol:
Obviously killed a layer of skin is it both hands?
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Jamesh
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby Jamesh » 1 Sep 2020, 8:55am

Looks like you hands gave become quite tough with the need to hold the handlebars for long periods of time.

My feet behave in much the same way during marathon training. You get hard skin around the sole and tips of toes which goes after about a month. Usually with a couple of toe nails falling off!!!

Cheers James

bluelagos
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby bluelagos » 3 Sep 2020, 6:46am

puffin wrote:Post LEJOG shedding...does this happen to everyone??


Blimey, that's not good. Have done 3 week motorbike hols, you hold on much tighter on a motorbike as you have to hold the throttle.

Worse I would get were calluses just were my fingers start. That would be with 21 todays of 7 hours riding too.

puffin
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby puffin » 5 Sep 2020, 10:58pm

Paulatic wrote:Constant wet hands?
Can’t be sun burn :lol:
Obviously killed a layer of skin is it both hands?

Yep, both paws. My wife is walking round the house making sucking sounds going "I'm not an animal, I'm a human being".

puffin
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby puffin » 5 Sep 2020, 10:59pm

philvantwo wrote:Desk worker hands?

Hell no, I'm a male model.

Oldjohnw
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby Oldjohnw » 11 Sep 2020, 1:37pm

Anyone any experience of this alternative route from Cycletravel:

https://cycle.travel/route/lejog_east_coast
John

marlanuk
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby marlanuk » 11 Sep 2020, 6:32pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Anyone any experience of this alternative route from Cycletravel:

https://cycle.travel/route/lejog_east_coast

Doing it now, currently sat in a pub in Edinburgh! Have used the route as a template. Was going to post about how I got on afterwards. Also I’m camping, have found some sites that offer semi wild camping, very good one at Druridge Bay, and that coastline is stunning. Haven’t booked any sites, just turning up, no problems so far


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Jamesh
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby Jamesh » 11 Sep 2020, 8:19pm

marlanuk wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Anyone any experience of this alternative route from Cycletravel:

https://cycle.travel/route/lejog_east_coast

Doing it now, currently sat in a pub in Edinburgh! Have used the route as a template. Was going to post about how I got on afterwards. Also I’m camping, have found some sites that offer semi wild camping, very good one at Druridge Bay, and that coastline is stunning. Haven’t booked any sites, just turning up, no problems so far


I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels


Completely jealous mate!

Enjoy!!

Cheers James

Oldjohnw
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Re: Route for LEJOG

Postby Oldjohnw » 11 Sep 2020, 9:22pm

Thank you. I am awaiting major surgery at present - scheduled on the 24th. Should I have the good fortune to emerge reasonably healthy I had wondered about this next year. It appears to be longer but a bit easier. Plus I could stop off for a few days rest at home near Berwick en route.
John