Come on, let's drag our old bikes the length of the country

The Ken

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It can't be that bad if this guy can win it on a rod braked singlespeed like this :) ...

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therealkw15

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I'd forgotten this thread!

The postcript is that I did do the LEJoG in 2015, on a road bike, unsupported, using the Cicerone route, and took 13 days. In ten days on a mountain bike? I wouldn't have enjoyed that, what fool suggested it?
 

velomaniac

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I have, its cold, its wet, its windy in summer!
I can see why my Great Granny left it in the early 1900's.
Great beaches though, very scenic and very empty.
 

epicyclo

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Mr Panda":yhx2n1ud said:
I've never been to the Western Isles........just saying :D

You are missing out on this









That's just Sth Harris. Then there's the beaches on the west of the islands. So good that photos of them have been used to advertise tropical islands.
 

therealkw15

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I did Stornoway to Barra over two days back in 2013, and enjoyed it although the face wind that you couldn't turn away from was a killer. And I got soaked to the extent that I had to put the clothes that had been soaked earlier back on as they were still drier than my newly wet clothes.

Thence to Oban and over to Aberdeen to get the ferry back home.
 

jimo746

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velomaniac":315mu24k said:
I have, its cold, its wet, its windy in summer!

Great beaches though, very scenic and very empty.

I can confirm all of the above, last time i was there our tent took off and we ended up sleeping in the van :LOL:

But when it's nice it is very very nice....
 

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