Selaat arkistoa kohteelle LEL2017.

Differences between LEL and PBP – very short version

22.1.2017 Maantiepyöräily, Pitkänmatkanpyöräily, Yleinen

I have ridden half LEL (fail – rode with one leg) and the whole PBP. Shortly PBP is well organized and LEL less. LEL needs much more navigating skills and its ”self-sufficient” what ever it means. For a first timer PBP is better.

LEL: Check-in and the start is simple. No need to strain the brain. Left hand traffic is very difficult to handle when you are tired. Roundabouts are awful. Traffic is less lively. Food is on the house, but last time as running late all I got was a quite greasy stuff. Last time signs to Brampton check point were missing when I arrived there middle of the night (someone from staff said stolen?) and I got wrong address. This eventually got me to drop out even I had some time and energy left to ride futher Likely nothing similar will happen.

My opionion is less positive before start. But I am sure that this time I am pleasantly surprised after the trip.

Photo: Moffat – Summit Post – After Moffat by bus to Edinburgh. (LEL2013)

LEL2013 – LEL2017

9.11.2015 Maantiepyöräily, matkustaminen, Pitkänmatkanpyöräily, Yleinen

The next goal is LEL 2017. Last time was disaster. Why – I had very bad leg problem. I rode only a couple of hundreds km before the start June and July – I was totally unfit. Didn’t sleep at all three days before the start. No sleep during two days and nights what I could ride. As very full value rider I got only food what was left – some greasy staff.

I rode with a group. Too fast and spent too much time during the breaks. In Brampton check point the signs were missing middle of the night. Lost almost one hour looking for the place. This is a short version of the failures. There were lot of more ;) I quit in Moffat. It was very pleasant town. Nice pub ;) With a friend we took a bus to Edinburgh. The bikes were luckily transported to London by organisers. That was the main reason to quit too early than needed. I had some time in hand still at that moment. From Edinburgh by night train to London at the rest is history.