Manx Cat does the End to End :)

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Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby Manx Cat » 26 Aug 2011, 2:13pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWuM3sb5boc

Vid of my pictures of the trip. Had a fab time once I got past the busy bit down south.

Glad I ve done it tho.

Mary

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Re: Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby PW » 26 Aug 2011, 2:33pm

Good on you Mary. Glad you're still active. :D
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Re: Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby diapason0 » 26 Aug 2011, 3:37pm

Fantastic video - well done!

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Postby eileithyia » 26 Aug 2011, 5:13pm

Hoooray well done, wished I'd known then work allowing would have come to meet you. :lol:
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Postby ferrit worrier » 26 Aug 2011, 6:03pm

Congratulations Mary very well done, brilliant video. I bet your still grinning now :D

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Postby tomp734444 » 26 Aug 2011, 7:44pm

Great stuff Mary.

I'm just packing my gear ready to Go to Scotland, tomorrow. I start my JOGLE on Monday.

Your brilliant video has made me realise what a wonderful adventure I've got coming.

Thank you and very well done.
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Postby cidermartin » 26 Aug 2011, 9:16pm

I am also beginning to pack panniers in preparation for next week. This video was just the thing. Just completely thing right thing for me right now. Thank you.

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Re: Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby Manx Cat » 26 Aug 2011, 9:18pm

Tomp, the Scottish part in my opinion, will be the best bit! We thankfully avoided the A9 up the West coast, and thankfully so thankfully Saddle Skedaddle chose a nice little road up through Altnaharra to Tongue. A nice alone road... perfect .... Got super pictures taken, and in 2012 I shall repeat this part, but in the opposite direction.

Good luck.


You will LOVE Scotland.




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Re: Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby Mick F » 27 Aug 2011, 9:37am

Well done Mary!
Curly Hetchins looked good and so did your photographs.
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Postby geocycle » 27 Aug 2011, 12:24pm

Well done, a beautiful video. Looks like you had great weather and did a much more picturesque route than some. But maybe that was selective editing!

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Postby burnsie » 27 Aug 2011, 3:06pm

Respect Mary....respect!! Out of interest...didn't you have a bike with a rohloff hub? What happened to that....you seemed really happy with it if I recall??

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Re: Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby Manx Cat » 27 Aug 2011, 4:51pm

Dave, yes I do have the Amazon tourer still.

I have kept her just incase for some reason I shall go back to the hub gearing. But, I have 2 road bikes and in Spring next year I shall be selling the Amazon. Hettie does the touring dandy and can hold my panniers well, so no need for the heavier tourer any longer, just hanging on for now, but personally I feel I have 'outgrown' my touring bike now.


Glad you all liked the little vid of the trip, nothing photographed in the cities as I was concentrating too much in survival techniques and had no time to click my camera :)


It was a great ride up, but next time, I shall choose my own routes (keeping the route similar from Garstang upwards, for the southern aspects of the ride I would prefer to keep off A and B roads if possible, imo

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Postby eileithyia » 27 Aug 2011, 5:17pm

So is it a new hetchins or a vintage one if it's a vintage lUcky ole you? They had some wonderful lug owrk.
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Re: Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby loafer » 29 Aug 2011, 8:08pm

hi mary
wow great vidio looks like you had a great trip.well done .. :D

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Re: Manx Cat does the End to End :)

Postby rapidfire72 » 2 Sep 2011, 1:48am

Thanks Mary for the wonderful You Tube stuff. I would love to do the LEJOG, but money is really short and @ £2.565 + 630 it's only a dream for a poorly paid manual worker :( mind I would camp it no problem. But, plans are on for the Southern Upland Way (walking) up in bonnie Scottish borders next year. Ahh, but, there is a coast to coast mtb ride planned too :D

Thanks Mary :P