Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Mar 2015, 12:54

My Activa just washed and wearing her new plates...

This was the first wash since her winter hibernation... Gosh was she mucky...

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Now off to karate... It's grading weekend and I'm going for my yellow belt...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 21 Mar 2015, 23:05

Very nice Jim 8-).

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 22 Mar 2015, 00:58

Oh to be a seagull :)

She scrubs up well mate

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Mar 2015, 08:03

Thanks both... She's a good twenty-pacer... Get up close and you start to see the blemishes...

I think the next job after the V6 conversion will be to get the cosmetics sorted... Not by me though. A job to be farmed out as I have absolutely no talent for that work at all and will make matters worse..

But for now I'm thoroughly enjoying her as a weekend car and happy that as he's my only cherished car now I can devote a lot more attention to her...

The C1 blessedly needs very little attention and does the job of daily driver absolutely beautifully... I do love my little C1... For me the perfect daily driver...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 22 Mar 2015, 09:45

CitroJim wrote:
enjoying her as a weekend car and happy that as he's my only cherished car now I can devote a lot more attention to her...
He/She is obviously a tran'y then, seems like a nice boy/girl, spoz its toooo much Camp coffee :yikes: :? #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Mar 2015, 10:26

Malcolm, all I can say is :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: and blame my keyboard on this old and worn-out laptop I use :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Mar 2015, 17:56

Yellow belt achieved :-D

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That was a difficult grading. Orange to yellow is a big transition from the last of the novice grades to the first of the intermediates...

I'm rather happy this evening and went for a 15 mile bike ride to celebrate...

It's been a lovely day...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by xantia_v6 » 22 Mar 2015, 18:59

Congratulations!!!

I don't suppose you reset now? :rofl2:

[Edit]. That was supposed to say rest :oops:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Mar 2015, 20:15

xantia_v6 wrote:Congratulations!!!
Thanks Mike!
xantia_v6 wrote:[Edit]. That was supposed to say rest :oops:
I still have to and very carefully too... I pushed it a bit a couple of weeks ago thinking (believing) I was better than I am and my world caved in upon me like a house of cards... :evil:

I had to take a week off and seriously rest... When I couldn't manage barely half a K in the pool I knew something was badly wrong...

I hate to think where I'd be now if I didn't seriously look after myself as I do now...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 23 Mar 2015, 06:34

Well done Jim or should I say Mr Miyagee :wink:.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 23 Mar 2015, 14:00

and i thought your favorite colour was Orange #-o :wink:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Mar 2015, 14:24

citronut wrote:and i thought your favorite colour was Orange #-o :wink:
It is but I cannot wear an orange belt for ever Malcolm!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Deanxm » 23 Mar 2015, 17:37

Well done Jim, your progressing really well, who would of thought!
Out of interest what do you get out of your C1 mpg wise? the Xantia is looking nice as ever, i wouldnt describe it as a 20 pacer, that is a tidy car!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 23 Mar 2015, 18:37

CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote:and i thought your favorite colour was Orange #-o :wink:
It is but I cannot wear an orange belt for ever Malcolm!
Buy a black one, who's to know :roll:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Mar 2015, 18:44

bxzx16v wrote:Well done Jim or should I say Mr Miyagee :wink:.
I have a long way to go before I'm him Mark... He's a Shihan (literally master) and there are very few of those... You will see our grading chief examiner is a Shihan and he is as close to god as it gets....

Thanks Dean! Indeed, I didn't ever think I'd get this far to be honest...

I get between about 55 and 65 out of the C1 depending if I'm running around town or on a run... These days it sees hardly any use bar work as if I can walk or bike to a destination and don't have too much to carry I will... The only other job it does bar work is as a shopping trolley once a week... The bike is highly economical - it runs on flapjacks and fruitcake....

Get close to my Activa and the patina of time shows. I'm thinking after the V6 conversion is done and the piggy bank is again fat enough I'll have the cosmetics nicely sorted...