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summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby jamez2 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:38 pm

Right just to let you all know, i am in the process of getting details of a dover to lands end off road route
its around 640 miles there and back i believe, and was thinking we could spread it out over 3-5 days

If there is any interest i will arrange stops for food, drinks and sleeps

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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby Retro Pedro on Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:48 pm

Will be watching with interest James. What time of year are you thinking?
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby jamez2 on Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:29 pm

i was thinking maybe during the summer hols so anyone who has kids could bring them along and make it a family trip? but open to suggestions. maybe also if theres any p&p sites along the way we could stop there.
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby bobbinsjob on Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:45 pm

defo interested Janes as I cant do the H4H rally now :(
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby hobsey on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:10 pm

Yep, I will also be watching with interest.
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby Krusher on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:08 pm

There will be interest from me too on this. Could be a really good one :wink: 8)
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby rospicer on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:16 pm

This sounds like a great plan, looking forward to all the details :D
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby gregster on Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:26 pm

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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby jamez2 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:33 am

yeah basically you know that site http://www.qwerf.com that i said about on the laning recce. They made a route all the way and im hopefully getting it off them. they did it on bikes and quads but the also said it was about 94% suitable for 4x4's

These are the videos for an idea





looks like fun
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby Sir-Doris on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:39 am

ooh... If its in the summer months Il be game ball!
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby jamez2 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:48 am

im thinking august time. all depends on if i can get this route, if not its gonna be a long time trawling maps
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby andytats on Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:30 am

i'll be watching with interest.
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby James Bass on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:28 am

Me too. Maybe I could meet up about half way, saying I'm up north anyway. :)
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby bobbinsjob on Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:12 pm

According to these guys, the route is 600 ish miles one way 8) 8) 8) 8)

http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=2626343

RAC route says 365 miles shortest rout by road yehaa
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby jamez2 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:11 pm

bobbinsjob wrote:According to these guys, the route is 600 ish miles one way 8) 8) 8) 8)

http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=2626343

RAC route says 365 miles shortest rout by road yehaa


just means more fun for us

Couple of hundred miles a day if were lucky
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby Sir-Doris on Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:16 pm

With an early start and say a 7pm finish Id say you would be lucky to cover 100ish miles a day ;-) depending on routes and the amount of on/off road stuff.
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby jamez2 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:27 pm

it took them 4 days i think and as you say depends on the muddy bits really
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby fudge on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:53 pm

i am up for this as well
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby jamez2 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:25 pm

right i've received the .gpx file for google earth and it has, wait for it, 2650 waypoints :shock:

also i've received a Memorymap file, trying to get a copy of it now, but pete you have it on your laptop dont ya?>
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Re: summer 2011 coast2coast trip

Postby bobbinsjob on Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:09 pm

I also have Memory Map. Could you email me the overlay please? Use the email link in my user panel on the right
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