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  • Tjs recovery ride: advice, routes, rides n beer
  • tjagain
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    In Inverness now having ridden ncn7 today.

    scotroutes
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    You didn’t fancy the Garbole road then?

    tjagain
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    No. Too many memories and it would have been climbing into the wind

    tjagain
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    Today i rode from Inverness to Drumnadrochit. Unexpected horrid climb on the great glen way but also a fabulous unexpected single track descent that was great if a wee bit butt clechinly scary in places. Best days riding for a long time

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    Poopscoop
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    Fantastic tj!

    Keep us updated and it’s great you had an epic ride today.

    tjagain
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    Camped up beside loch Oich. Tough headwinds today but the first day with less than a thousand fet of climbing. Fort William tomorrow

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    matt_outandabout
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    Ace looking camp spot.

    tjagain
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    Fort William tonight where the lovely Jojo (occasionally of this place) is looking after me
    [url=https://gasstation-nearme.com/]nearest fuel station to my location[/url]

    creakingdoor
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    Likes. Likes a lot. North Bucks twixt Milton Keynes and Buckingham if you’re ever in the area.

    tjagain
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    Getting the Camusnagaul ferry from FW in a bit. Gentle potter down to the Corran ferry and back across. Ballachulish or kinlochleven tonight. Hoping to meet some folk for beers

    molgrips
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    Can we have a kit list? How are you charging your phone?

    tjagain
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    Phone charging has been a pain. I do have a pwer pack so can go 3 days. Charged it all at jojos last night but have also had to use plugs in toilet blocks
    Kit list blooming heck. Ill take a photo when i camp up tonight

    molgrips
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    You want a solar charger, that’s what you want. Bit heavy though.

    Something like this – you flip out the panels, stick it on top of your trailer and it charges its own battery during the day. Then you plug in at night and recharge.

    tjagain
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    In Scotland?

    squirrelking
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    Probably better with a dynamo 🤣

    molgrips
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    Or if you want reliability, there’s an Anker folding panel only that you can plug into your own battery. Just done a calculation on the efficiency.

    It says it’s 70x34cm unfolded, less a bit for borders. Assuming 20% efficiency and you’re at 50N ish, that’d give a peak of about 40W on a sunny day. If you integrate for the angle of the sun from 0-180 degrees over say 12hrs (it’s more than that in summer obvs) I make that about 80Wh of power that you could generate, in Scotland, in the sunshine. Li-ion batteries charge at near 100% (apparently) so I’m going to say 80Wh of available power in to the battery, which is about 6,600 mAh. Plenty for a phone, on a sunny day (which is about 3,000 mAh ish, and that’s a conservative estimate since you have more than 12h of light – much more, in Scotland. As you move south later in the year there’d be less daylight but more chance of sun and higher intensity. And even if it’s not enough on dull days, you can still get some, and it’d make your power bank last longer. You might only need to charge it every 10 days instead of 3.

    Yes, he’d be way better off with a dynamo but he’s already on his way, so that might be harder to organise 🙂

    EDIT someone check my maths I have forgotten how to integrate

    tjagain
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    First time i have relied on elektrickery for navigation.

    Not seen much sun this trip

    BikePawl
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    Surely for Scotland, a waterwheel would be better than a sun collector 🙂

    molgrips
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    I think I have ballsed up this maths a lot so ignore those numbers.

    mugsys_m8
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    Not sure if it works for you TJ, but as an avid reader, more than poster for the ohhhhhh….18 years or so I have been hanging around here would be really happy to share a few beers with you, have a chat in person and offer you somewhere to stay and a wee ride. Based in the Chartreuse mountains. Between Grenoble and Chambery.

    tjagain
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    Mugsey beware i might turn up

    mugsys_m8
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    Au top!

    tjagain
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    I think this might be how horror stories start. Tartanscarf has invited me to stay in his bothy in the woods. He and the great ape promise me “a good time” tonight. Is that banjos i hear?

    tjagain
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    Its actually a really nice bunkhouse. Well recommended. Glencoe independent hostel
    I think i will be safe

    thegreatape
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    Is that banjos i hear?

    Don’t worry, the sound of the feral dogs will soon drown that out.

    mugsys_m8
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    ha ha excellent.

    @tjagain
    : sent you a message

    tjagain
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    The great ape and tartan scarf. Bought me beer nice chaps

    thegreatape
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    Nice to meet you in person after all these years. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    tjagain
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    Ta

    tartanscarf
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    Enjoyed that last night, sorry I had to cut it short! Great to meet you, might see you this morning if you’re not away bright and early in the drizzle :0

    tjagain
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    Ta. Slow start for me today. Its foul out there

    Nice to meet you guys and have a bleather and the bunkhouse is very nice

    matt_outandabout
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    Where are you tonight @tjagain?

    tjagain
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    Not decided yet. Brudge of orchy ish or oban ish deoending if i can face glencoe

    wingnuts
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    This is an inspiring thread. A great personal adventure and the kindness of strangers.

    If you are passing near Stony Stratford (Milton Keynes, North Bucks, South Northants) please call in. B&B&Beer available. Let me know when you’re Netherlands bound as we’ve got family and regularly there. Blaricum just east of Amsterdam. They can also provide accommodation – luxurious accommodation and beer! I’d be happy to join you for a poodle from the ferries if you are going in that direction.

    Keep posting this is wonderful!

    tjagain
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    Thanks for that wingnuts.

    I was wondering if i was boring you all or if this would be seen just as an ego stroking thread.

    Ill carry on updating if folk are still interested

    wingnuts
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    Well you’re not so keep doing the job!

    scotroutes
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    Oban direction has the advantage of NCN78. Cafe at Benderloch.

    I guess it depends on where you’re headed next 😃

    weeksy
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    Don’t worry about boring us, but some nice pics wouldn’t go amiss.

    molgrips
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    I was wondering if i was boring you all or if this would be seen just as an ego stroking thread.

    No it’s good. The ego stroking ones are the pages of existential verbiage. This just feels like keeping up with what you’re up to, it’s about right. We need to show you how to get photos on the thread though.

    scotroutes
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    We need to show you how to get photos on the thread though.

    But only after we’ve solved the phone recharging issue 😂

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