Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

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Postby cycleruk » 11 Jan 2019, 9:27am

flash wrote:Morning Chaps and Chappessess, does anyone have our complete route they can email me in some form? A friend is tempted...ta

I can Email "RidewithGPS" routes for each day. There should also be Strava/Garmin Connect records as well.
I think I have your Email ######"@fixed"######.
Let me know :D
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Postby flash » 11 Jan 2019, 10:25am

Thanks John, Paul beat you to it.
It's for a mature friend who's hoping to do it on a vintage rod braked, 3 speed bike.....sounds good, I'm quite tempted.... :D

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Postby cycleruk » 11 Jan 2019, 1:34pm

flash wrote:Thanks John, Paul beat you to it.
It's for a mature friend who's hoping to do it on a vintage rod braked, 3 speed bike.....sounds good, I'm quite tempted.... :D

Make sure that his brakes work and that the gearing is low enough for some of the inclines we encountered. :wink:
Just to add that the two groups didn't always stick to the planned route but that shouldn't matter. :roll:
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Postby flash » 11 Jan 2019, 4:03pm

He’ll be fine. It’s equipped with Sturmey Archer’s finest. If I can get up St Michaels Hill in Bristol on my similarly geared 1936 F W Evans light tourer I’m sure he’ll be OK in Cornwall, Devon, Shap, etc. The brakes on the other hand.... :shock:

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Postby Paulatic » 11 Jan 2019, 5:48pm

flash wrote:He’ll be fine. It’s equipped with Sturmey Archer’s finest. If I can get up St Michaels Hill in Bristol on my similarly geared 1936 F W Evans light tourer I’m sure he’ll be OK in Cornwall, Devon, Shap, etc. The brakes on the other hand.... :shock:

Did we use brakes? :)
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Postby flash » 11 Jan 2019, 6:14pm

I'm sure I used my brake otherwise my legs would have been spinning like a tumble dryer on the descents..... :lol:

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Postby cycleruk » 11 Jan 2019, 7:43pm

Paulatic wrote:
flash wrote:He’ll be fine. It’s equipped with Sturmey Archer’s finest. If I can get up St Michaels Hill in Bristol on my similarly geared 1936 F W Evans light tourer I’m sure he’ll be OK in Cornwall, Devon, Shap, etc. The brakes on the other hand.... :shock:

Did we use brakes? :)

Not very often but there was a sketchy section (A49 Scenic route) where I could have done with a bit more retardation. :roll:
In the shade of trees, hardly able to see due to have sunspec's on and gravel in the middle of the road.
Made for a bit of buttock clinching. :mrgreen:
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Postby cycleruk » 11 Jan 2019, 7:49pm

flash wrote:He’ll be fine. It’s equipped with Sturmey Archer’s finest. If I can get up St Michaels Hill in Bristol on my similarly geared 1936 F W Evans light tourer I’m sure he’ll be OK in Cornwall, Devon, Shap, etc. The brakes on the other hand.... :shock:

Has friend given any thought to the logistics?
(Logistics definition:- The careful organization of a complicated activity so that it happens in a successful and effective way) :D
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Postby brynpoeth » 11 Jan 2019, 8:10pm

cycleruk wrote:
flash wrote:He’ll be fine. It’s equipped with Sturmey Archer’s finest. If I can get up St Michaels Hill in Bristol on my similarly geared 1936 F W Evans light tourer I’m sure he’ll be OK in Cornwall, Devon, Shap, etc. The brakes on the other hand.... :shock:

Has friend given any thought to the logistics?
(Logistics definition:- The careful organization of a complicated activity so that it happens in a successful and effective way) :D

'Lejostics' you mean :wink:
Hope the SA has a back-pedal brake too
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Postby Cours » 22 Jan 2019, 6:30am

I must admit I wouldn't attempt it on anything less than a multi geared lightweight tourer that can carry least three water bottles. We did it 9 years ago now, and didn't have a single 'easy' day. Got scorching sunshine the first leg and cold fine rain the last 4 days. I wad very glsd of those gears and cantilver brakes riding through Scotland.

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Postby landsurfer » 9 Feb 2019, 10:12pm

Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding ... the bell has rung for our Ken ... Happy days ... :D :D
Best regards Ken ...
David & Jules ....
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Postby softlips » 9 Feb 2019, 10:33pm

landsurfer wrote:Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding ... the bell has rung for our Ken ... Happy days ... :D :D
Best regards Ken ...
David & Jules ....


Great news!! Really pleased.

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Postby sbcoombs » 9 Feb 2019, 10:35pm

landsurfer wrote:I'm doing the shorter route of 824 miles ... probably of the maximum 14 days allowed .... possibly not a race in my case ...but an adventure.
Yes, the "Party" ... so the super triathletes are going to wait around for the old guys to turn up 7 days later .... Swiss cheese comes to mind ...
However !!! lets see as we get closer to the actual event ...


So have you signed up David. I had a good look at the route and the shot route looks lovely. I might consider this for next year.

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Postby landsurfer » 9 Feb 2019, 10:46pm

No Steve i've not ..
The reality of looking after and caring for 3 young children (14, 9, 7) at our age has kicked in ...
Matt at PanCeltic has been in touch with me, and a real help, and i have left their fold.
As well as our new family we are regularly providing respite care for Riley ..
There is no prospect of our grandchildren's parents ever being their primary carers again.

The house is full of giggles, arguments and stroppy girls ... and boys ... :lol: .. of all ages ....

Best regards to you and Cally ... we could do with a catch up ...
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.

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Postby sbcoombs » 9 Feb 2019, 10:49pm

A house full of giggles is more fun than a bikepacking trip any day. There is always another trip.
Maybe we should arrange a wimps bikepacking coast to coast.