John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

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Mtaylor
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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:05 pm

125erCrazy,
Superb advice and thanks soooo much for taking the time to put all this in writing. There are a number of things I hadnโ€™t thought of taking and exactly why I made this post.
Thanks again and Iโ€™ll keep the group updated when we complete our mission ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Mtaylor
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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:06 pm

I just checked our page and thank you so much for the donation!! Very kind of you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by 125erCrazy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:15 pm

Mtaylor wrote: โ†‘
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:06 pm
I just checked our page and thank you so much for the donation!! Very kind of you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
A pleasure, sorry it's not more.

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:18 pm

125erCrazy
Not at all itโ€™s great and much appreciate.
If every member donated the same ... ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Newtsalad » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:15 am

Great idea, no problem linking to a Justgiving page, I wish you well, and look forward to an account of your adventure! :D

From a practical point of view, Carry fuel and oil. Check oil every other fill up, or 200 miles, more often if you know you have a leak, however small.

Have the tyres and tubes off before you go, check for rust and flaking chrome that could puncture the tube. 300 miles a day on a Cub, while doable, isn't for feint hearts, especially if you aren't using motorways. The inconvenience of a puncture could scupper the days plans.

A nice sheepskin to cover the seat for comfort. In heavy rain, the water drains down through the wool so you aren't sitting in a puddle.

300 miles a day is going to require some discipline. To stick to any plans, beware the 7 minute fuel stop turning into a 25 minute comfort break.

Good luck! :D

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:49 am

Newtsalad,
Thanks for the tips and advice.
we are planning a number of training rides. Sounds daft really but the key is just getting used to sitting in the saddle for long durations i'm sure (much like cycling) oh and hoping my glass back hold up :-/
I've not owned my C90 for long (did have them many years ago also) but i'm hoping the reliability talked of the bikes holds true :-)
thanks again and i'm sure we will be posting some photos in the near future.
Regards

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by ally » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:34 pm

the c90 is the most comfortable of all my bikes, did an 8 hour trip to surprise visit my folks (they weren't in, what a surprise...) from lincoln to caterham and back

no problems at all

similarly the innova (inj) was pretty good, my large bikes, not so much fun

:)

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:52 pm

ally wrote: โ†‘
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:34 pm
the c90 is the most comfortable of all my bikes, did an 8 hour trip to surprise visit my folks (they weren't in, what a surprise...) from lincoln to caterham and back

no problems at all

similarly the innova (inj) was pretty good, my large bikes, not so much fun

:)
Great story did make me chuckle to be honest ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ glad to hear the bike is comfy! May add some extra padding to the seat or my pants ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Thanks again

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Newtsalad » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:24 pm

Mtaylor wrote: โ†‘
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:49 am
Newtsalad,
Thanks for the tips and advice.
we are planning a number of training rides. Sounds daft really but the key is just getting used to sitting in the saddle for long durations i'm sure (much like cycling) oh and hoping my glass back hold up :-/
I've not owned my C90 for long (did have them many years ago also) but i'm hoping the reliability talked of the bikes holds true :-)
thanks again and i'm sure we will be posting some photos in the near future.
Regards
Yes absolutely, a very important point I forgot to mention, is some conditioning rides. Very sensible, could save you from the first 3 days being misery! :D

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Fordy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:53 pm

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I did a leisurely LEJOG via Ireland over a week, although I did the 600 mile return from JOG to Milton Keynes in 25 hours which was hard.

Definitely carry extra fuel, I needed mine a lot especially coming back through Scotland on a Sunday. 1.5 litre was just about enough. A screen will reduce fatigue, you can get a cheap universal screen for not a lot. Carry a brew kit, really lifts the spirits when you can stop for a brew roadside. Try and minimise whatโ€™s on your seat, I managed with just a Lomo 30 litre roll bag. Shifting multiple bags to fuels 20+ times will be tiring, also snap fit straps like Rok Straps are safer and quicker than bungees. Top box was essential for quick access storage, as was spine rack and hanging things off it with carabiners like my brew kit. Youโ€™ll need a gps and means of powering it.

Good luck, and have fun 8-)

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