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Documentary again

Postby wheneverican » 23 Apr 2009, 3:22pm

You may have seen previuos posts regarding a documentary in the making. We have interviewed a Physio, a dietician, a bike shop on preparation and now want to talk to someone who has done Lejog a few times in an effort to get some inside knowledge on how to choose a route, routes to consider and the different options depending on the time you have available - basically worldly advice to a newcomer to LEJOG/JOGLE

Anyone interested in 5-10 minutes of fame?
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Re: Documentary again

Postby Mick F » 23 Apr 2009, 3:41pm

I'm up for it. What do I have to do?

I've done JOGLE and LEJOG and Back.
http://www.lejogandback.blogspot.com

Also driven a van in support of others doing LEJOG.
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Re: Documentary again

Postby wheneverican » 23 Apr 2009, 4:05pm

Excellent - I'll send a private message to you.

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Re: Documentary again

Postby Super Mario » 24 Apr 2009, 4:34pm

I work in tv. Have done LEJOG and am going back this year. Be very interested to talk if you are making a doc.

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Re: Documentary again

Postby pwillis » 28 Apr 2009, 4:13pm

Would be really interested in seeing this documentary when its made. What are your plans for screening it? Will it be on UK TV / Satellite and what are your timeframes (please say before May next year which is when I have mine planned for).

This sounds like an excellent idea, good luck with it!

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Re: Documentary again

Postby wheneverican » 28 Apr 2009, 4:29pm

Don't worry it will be out later this summer with filming concluding in the next 3-4 weeks and post production / editing taking around 1 month.
I would anticipate further updates in a month, latest end of June.

You won't miss it :-)

Thanks for your interest
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Re: Documentary again

Postby Mick F » 6 May 2009, 6:50am

We had a great time yesterday, all we talked about was BIKES! I went on and on and on, and Graham-the-camera-man filmed and directed us a we chatted away. The riders, Simon and Trevor, listened intently to me as I enthused over my favourite subject.

We discussed the route in minute detail, and I gave many an overview of the pluses and minuses of options through Wales or staying on the A38 to Worcester. Also the ins and outs of A82 versus A9. I told them about Shap and Berridale too.

Later, outside, we catted about kit and tools, spares and come-in-handies.

Well, here we are, my input finished for now. Actually, I plan to meet up with them again as they come through Launceston to Okehampton next Tuesday. Possibly a bit more filming of me then.

A very worthwhile day, and I'm sure the documentary, when it's released will be a must for every prospective LEJOGer.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Documentary again

Postby EdinburghFixed » 6 May 2009, 8:15am

Excellent - I'm looking forward to seeing this (somehow - we don't have TV)!

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Re: Documentary again

Postby wheneverican » 6 May 2009, 8:45am

As Mick says it was a very "enlightening" day for both Trevor and I - to have a forum legend all to ourselves for the day is probably the best pre trip prep anyone can ask for, the DVD/docu is certainly enriched with Mick's input.
We leave on the 12th May (next week - eekk!) and you can follow our progress on www.followsimon.com. Not that it really matters but although we have the luxury of a camera crew car we are loading the bikes for an unsupported trip so again, for us novice tourers, Micks input was crucial in what we need and need not take.
Thanks again Mick

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Re: Documentary again

Postby Mick F » 12 May 2009, 11:13am

They're off!
At the time of writing, they've reached Penzance.
http://www.followsimon.com and click on "Live GPS bike tracking".

Weather is good, but with a strong headwind - so much for prevailing southwesterlies!

I'll be meeting up with them this afternoon on the A30 at Fivelanes as they drop off Bodmin Moor. I'll escort them through Launceston, and onto the Old A30 for Okehampton.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Documentary again

Postby jochta » 12 May 2009, 12:09pm

Mick F wrote:They're off!
At the time of writing, they've reached Penzance.
http://www.followsimon.com and click on "Live GPS bike tracking".

Weather is good, but with a strong headwind - so much for prevailing southwesterlies!

I'll be meeting up with them this afternoon on the A30 at Fivelanes as they drop off Bodmin Moor. I'll escort them through Launceston, and onto the Old A30 for Okehampton.


Yes the wind doesn't look helpful today looking at the wind map on...

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

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Re: Documentary again

Postby EdinburghFixed » 12 May 2009, 12:12pm

Wow, live GPS feature is very funky!

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Re: Documentary again

Postby Deckie » 12 May 2009, 2:29pm

Ooh, I'm feeling for them now - they've just topped out Hamburger Hill (the steep bit of the A30 up to Indian Queens, the only three lane section). I would hate to cycle that, especially passing the junction half way up... Even cars struggle up there!

Good luck all round!
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Re: Documentary again

Postby Mick F » 13 May 2009, 9:33am

I met them yesterday afternoon as they approached Launceston. I escorted them into Devon on the Old A30 and shepherded them to the Travelodge at Sourton, just short of Okehampton.

Yes. they'd had problems with the A30 hills - quite steep and long considering it's a modern road. "Hamburger Hill" - real name "Highgate Hill" - is a killer! But there are other rotters on the road too!

A good ride for me - 59 miles. They'd done 95 before they'd finished for the day, most of it against a strong wind. The weather held out for them too, but it drizzled for me on my way home after I'd left them - I had a 20 mile ride home from Souton. I was quite wet by the time I got back - about 8pm - late for me!

The weather seems better today, the wind has dropped and it's dry. Last time I logged into www.followsimon.com they were leaving Exeter. They're following my suggestion of heading up the B3181 (Old A38) out of the city, then up the A38. They're aiming at Tewksbury for tonight.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Documentary again

Postby RobM » 13 May 2009, 10:34am

im actually watching this quote closely to gain as much info as possible for my own trip

I think the GPS tracking is excellent
follow my trip http://robs-lejog.blogspot.com
Just in case your feeling a little generous http://www.justgiving.com/Rob-Mahony/