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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Out of interest 'crazy lady' :D , what route do you use to do the 1000 miles and how many hours actual riding?
I imagine Scotland is the only place to find generally decent roads with little traffic.

My mate has just done LeJoG on a 1943 Indian but he did take 4 days each way - I think he's entitled though.
A friend of his has ridden from Devon to JoG in one day but that probably accounts for his lack of sense of humour.

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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:46 pm 
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I've done kendal to LE in 15 hours to go on hols so was only pootling.
I usually do the northern anticlockwise. The idea being to not be doing any twisty roads in the dark. 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Twisty roads keep you awake but tyer

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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:51 pm 
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Sorry
I'll continue
Tire you out.
Ive not done the southern route....too much motorway for my liking

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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:53 pm 
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If you look on the iron butt site you can do a saddle sore 1000 or any of the others from a start point and time of your choice. Much easier. But the rblr1000 is for a good cause.

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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:06 pm 
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I think I'll stick to a nice run around now.
250 or so in a day should be sufficient for my office butt.
I'll have a look at the site out of interest though.


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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:22 pm 
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I have a few long day days- and nights.........I really cant be bothered with mileage...........I have read about too many incidences............running behind miles......pick boring roads and ride faster to keep awake, yeah great idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:34 pm 
Everyone seeks challenges in different ways, I'd no idea how popular this was until CBL brought it up.
It's not my thing either but then neither is a round the world bike trip or having the latest enduro machine for pootling about on but each to their own.

I'd be interested in a green laning equivilent though, I wonder what that could be. I think 1000 miles could be done in a week of daytime riding.


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 7:58 pm 
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Everyone seeks challenges in different ways, I'd no idea how popular this was until CBL brought it up.
It's not my thing either but then neither is a round the world bike trip or having the latest enduro machine for pootling about on but each to their own.

I'd be interested in a green laning equivilent though, I wonder what that could be. I think 1000 miles could be done in a week of daytime riding.



If it can it would be a disappointment as it would demonstrate that there is only 3 and half weeks of legal riding in the UK.

An interesting proposal though :?

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 Post subject: Re: Are you man enough?????
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:13 pm 
You've lost me there Mike.

I was just thinking of something similar for the trail rider and took the 1000 mile approach and reccon it would take 5 days riding every day for say 10 hours. I'm not sure 24hr trail riding would be so smart or sociable.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 am 
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Maybe the PDNPA will let us ride the lanes after dark!!!
We won't meet anyone then.

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