2021 LEJOG

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2021 LEJOG

Postby puffin » 21 Dec 2020, 1:23pm

There's only one thing to do during a Tier 4 Lockdown...plan LEJOG.

1) I've booked my sleeper ticket, now I'm back tracking down the calendar booking accommodation.

2) I've finally joined the elite, I've bought a 15 year old Dawes Ultra Galaxy (anybody wanna buy my Spa 725 Tourer? Its gotta dynamo and lights)

3) I've finalised my route, same as before to be honest. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31517493

And so it begins.... :D

Keep safe everyone and have a safe Christmas and New Year.

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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby Paulatic » 24 Dec 2020, 3:10pm

Something to look forward to :D
Made me check CS website and amazed to find you can book a full year ahead that’s good.
Looking at your route in my area you might want to take the cycle path from Cardrona to Peebles. Brings you in at right end and is tarred the whole way.
Forth road bridge you’ve a bit of untidy routing. Take the East side and there’s a path along the side of A9000. You’ve routed around a high speed roundabout.
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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby Wheeledwidewebb » 24 Dec 2020, 5:24pm

Agreed, it has got me planning as well

Merry Christmas.

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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby cycleruk » 25 Dec 2020, 10:04am

Hi' Puffin.
Mile 53 looks to be a rough lane ? (Google street view.)
May want to carry straight on and take next right for a smoother ride. :)
You'll never know if you don't try it.

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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby Jamesh » 26 Dec 2020, 8:23pm

What size is the spa tourer?
Not that I need another bike!!

Cheers James

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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby puffin » 27 Dec 2020, 12:28am

Paulatic wrote:Something to look forward to :D
Made me check CS website and amazed to find you can book a full year ahead that’s good.
Looking at your route in my area you might want to take the cycle path from Cardrona to Peebles. Brings you in at right end and is tarred the whole way.
Forth road bridge you’ve a bit of untidy routing. Take the East side and there’s a path along the side of A9000. You’ve routed around a high speed roundabout.

Thanks for taking the trouble to look at this, that is really useful. Riding through Cardrona once i startled a sleeping bunch of horses (apart from the one keeping watch) who shot to their feet amidst much snorting and farting. I don't know if you have any influence in your neck of the woods, but could you msntion to the powers that be about the road surface between Peebles and Edinburgh???? :)
Spot on re; the Forth Bridge routing its a quirk of software, and i always use the East side
Thanks agaig
Bill

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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby Paulatic » 27 Dec 2020, 8:58am

Bill,
we build roads with boulders up here none of that namby pandy fine grit. :lol:
It’s a toss up which way is rougher but I think the A701 through Broughton might trump your choice.
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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby puffin » 28 Dec 2020, 6:02pm

Jamesh wrote:What size is the spa tourer?
Not that I need another bike!!

Cheers James


Hi James,
its 57cm.

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Re: 2021 LEJOG

Postby puffin » 28 Dec 2020, 6:04pm

cycleruk wrote:Hi' Puffin.
Mile 53 looks to be a rough lane ? (Google street view.)
May want to carry straight on and take next right for a smoother ride. :)


Hi Cycleruk, thanks for that, I'll update it. I think the route planning software alters what I put in if I join all the days together. I think round there I use a disused rail track round there. Thanks again

Best wishes

Bill