Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Post by addo » 30 Nov 2014, 13:24

I check in about four times a year. More often and it starts chewing at me.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 30 Nov 2014, 15:57

CitroJim wrote:My problem is I drift in and out of it. One reason for me is to keep in touch with my family and friends who don't frequent the FCF or drive Citroëns. I have plenty of both!!

Same here Jim..... though I've given up using my real name... as you're about to see. I'm a bit fruity..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Nov 2014, 16:05

Mike, I've just deleted you... Sorry, would you like to try again please?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 30 Nov 2014, 16:29

That's what my wife wishes she could say, but without the last bit..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Nov 2014, 17:03

LOL. All now good Mike, we are friends... If only I'd looked at the picture first time I'd have realised it was you..

You just can't get the staff any more...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Dec 2014, 14:44

Took my Activa out for a very enjoyable blast today....

Likely the last one of 2014...

She's soon going to be tucked up for a winter hibernation...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Dec 2014, 14:24

No spannering for me this weekend :( or anything else energetic for that matter...

I took a very hard kick to the ribs in karate last week. We were freestyle sparring which for the most part is great fun. I

thought all was Ok but seems it's not and in trying to exercise and do all the things I consider normal for me I'm repeatedly aggravating the injury to my ribs and I'm told now I must have a few days of full and proper rest...

I really must learn to block kicks. I must admit the one I took was a real cracker - possibly literally... :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 05 Dec 2014, 18:01

CitroJim wrote:I really must learn to block kicks. I must admit the one I took was a real cracker - possibly literally... :twisted:

Either that or kick your opponent in the nuts first, always worked for me :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 05 Dec 2014, 19:09

DickieG wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I really must learn to block kicks. I must admit the one I took was a real cracker - possibly literally... :twisted:

Either that or kick your opponent in the nuts first, always worked for me :twisted:


Not allowed :(

Although there is a technique to rip them off..... :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Dec 2014, 17:19

No car work at all this weekend. Yesterday was spent doing nothing and that's certainly made today an excellently active day, especially on the karate front.

My ribs seem a lot better after a special warm-up this morning....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 13:43

The Activa has now been formally put to bed for the winter.. The battery is off and now subject to regular top-up charges in the comfort of my workshop.

It was a nice day yesterday so both the C1 and V6 got a good check-up ready for any bad weather in the next few weeks.

The emphasis is now very much on karate, getting very fluent in the Python programming language and continuing planning and evaluation work to upgrade the forum to the latest version of phpBB. Cars are taking a distinct back seat for winter with essential care only being carried out.

Before doing anything else I have a Christmas cake to ice and a very sweaty karate gi to wash and iron. The last job is fun as the gi is made of 14oz cotton canvas - almost the same material as a convertible car roof is made of - and my iron is barely up to the job...
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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 14 Dec 2014, 14:16

I shall keep my eyes open for a steam roller then, Jim.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 14:20

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I shall keep my eyes open for a steam roller then, Jim.


Now that's just what I need James :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 14 Dec 2014, 14:23

Why is an elephant large, grey and wrinkled?

Have you ever tried to wash, dry and iron an elephant? No. Neither have I!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 14 Dec 2014, 14:23

Send it to the laundry Jim :)

I thought they had all died out but not so it would appear.
I also had a leaflet drop through the door advertising a local ironing service :shock:
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