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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 02:01:48 PM »
Brilliant - some inspiring photos you have shared - thank you  :063:
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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 03:43:40 PM »
Never, EVER, underestimate the Scottish midge. I stopped for 10 mins by Loch Lomond one days. "I'm OK in full biking gear" I said to myself. That night I did a really good impression of The Elephant Man.

Given the choice I'd go for swimming naked with sharks with pork chops tied to my old man.
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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 04:01:43 PM »
Your old man is lucky to be given pork chops, mine gets :087: nothing!!

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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 05:47:58 PM »
My honest opinion, sorry not sorry:

With 7/8 days to do London > LE > JOG > London, it sounds more like an ordeal than an adventure. I'd rather do SW & Wales over a week, and take a separate week to do Scotland. If there's one thing I've learned from touring, it's to enjoy the journey and not get stuck chasing the mileage.

Even if you were to punch it up the M5/M6 from Cornwall to Glasgow, you're still already looking at 3 big days on the motorway of your 8 day trip. I'd rather do a there & back to Edinburgh, do the NC500 and explore the west coast. Or spend a week bimbling around Dorset / Devon / Cornwall / Somerset / Wales / Cotswolds. There's a huge amount to see in both corners of our fair isle, and it seems to me like a big ask to do justice to both in a week!
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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 05:52:55 PM »
Well said that man  :046:

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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 07:32:40 PM »
Whatever road trip you do it's always yours to enjoy,your bike ,your timeframe , your budget. No matter where we go or how long we take we never see it all.
Has anybody seen " garbage run 2017" on YouTube? ,that's a different way of getting from bottom to top or top to bottom which ever way
You prefer ,there's a lot of places to see just never enough time.

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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 11:23:49 PM »
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Never, EVER, underestimate the Scottish midge. I stopped for 10 mins by Loch Lomond one days. "I'm OK in full biking gear" I said to myself. That night I did a really good impression of The Elephant Man.

Given the choice I'd go for swimming naked with sharks with pork chops tied to my old man.

To be honest the welsh midge is very similar. I thought I was going to scratch myself to death!

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Re: Lands end to John o'groats
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 11:30:33 PM »
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My honest opinion, sorry not sorry:

With 7/8 days to do London > LE > JOG > London, it sounds more like an ordeal than an adventure. I'd rather do SW & Wales over a week, and take a separate week to do Scotland. If there's one thing I've learned from touring, it's to enjoy the journey and not get stuck chasing the mileage.

Even if you were to punch it up the M5/M6 from Cornwall to Glasgow, you're still already looking at 3 big days on the motorway of your 8 day trip. I'd rather do a there & back to Edinburgh, do the NC500 and explore the west coast. Or spend a week bimbling around Dorset / Devon / Cornwall / Somerset / Wales / Cotswolds. There's a huge amount to see in both corners of our fair isle, and it seems to me like a big ask to do justice to both in a week!
Thank you, Wise words. I was aware of the challenge involved with the milage and part of this was can this be done with a small (ish) bike, packed lightly, knowing that there was quite a distance to travel.
I have done alot in Wales already. Most of South and Midwales done off road on my enduro bike, so not looking for that sort of a ride.
I feel unsure now but was thinking 300 miles a day may be bit too much. Most of my riding is full off road where 100 miles can be a very long day, with speed averages very low and crashing averages very high.....
Perhaps east to west rather than north to south instead?

 


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