Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 31 Mar 2016, 09:53

With me doing less than 3K a year I'm hoping it'll be a long time before I have to do my C1 clutch!

I'm really looking after my C1 as it's now got to last me a very long time...

I could end up still having mine when they become a classic car!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Apr 2016, 16:58

What a gorgeous day it's been. Kicked off with some excellent karate training and them as it was such lovely weather I wheeled out my best bike (The TCR), dressed in just cycling bib-shorts and short-sleeve jersey and went for a lovely 30 mile ride along one of my favourite routes...

There were loads of bikes out today and I guess a first time out in 2016 for many as I was flying past them at great (relative) speed... Either that or I've vastly improved over the last few months but then I do cycle to work and back every day and that has made a difference... It's been just over a year now that I've been seriously cycling...

I then came home and got another load of work done on Davie's Activa clutch job :D

Now I happily tired and now relaxing for the rest of the day before tucking into an curry I cooked at 05:00 this morning...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 03 Apr 2016, 18:25

LOL Jim, 5am ?, thats when I normally eat last nights curry remains :).......umm.... cold curry and chewy nan yummy
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Apr 2016, 18:33

I was up at 4 this morning baking bread ;)

Late night last night too.. It was 9PM before I went to sleep...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 03 Apr 2016, 19:28

I was just about getting to sleep when you were baking your buns :(
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by bobins » 03 Apr 2016, 20:13

Stickyfinger wrote:LOL Jim, 5am ?, thats when I normally eat last nights curry remains :).......umm.... cold curry and chewy nan yummy


Last night's curry should always be made into a large omelette for Sunday breakfast. It needs to be cooked slowly as it's normally an inch thick. Just about everything except the naan and poppadums should go into it :-D
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 03 Apr 2016, 21:36

myglaren wrote:I was just about getting to sleep when you were baking your buns :(

Think I was about that too Steve!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by BenC5HDi » 03 Apr 2016, 21:53

I was up at 5:45am, had breakfast, then rode 17 miles on my bike before 7 :30am, then went to work for 12 hours.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 Apr 2016, 04:10

BenC5HDi wrote:I was up at 5:45am, had breakfast, then rode 17 miles on my bike before 7 :30am, then went to work for 12 hours.


Not too much different to my day then! I saw your ride on Strava... Looks a great spot for a ride :)

I won't say I worked for 12 hours but yesterday did have plenty of work in it....

And here I am now. Up bright and early today at 03:45 :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 04 Apr 2016, 09:59

Ye Gods, and here's me thinking that at my age 2am should be an academic exercise.......
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 04 Apr 2016, 10:23

Jim, you NEED to reset your body clock mate....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 Apr 2016, 10:36

Xantianut wrote:Ye Gods, and here's me thinking that at my age 2am should be an academic exercise.......


Ahh well it all boils down to some of us being larks and others being owls...

Or in my case, a very faulty body clock :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by BenC5HDi » 04 Apr 2016, 10:40

I think Jim does it the right, natural way. Sleep when it's dark, wake up when it comes light like most creatures that aren't nocturnal.
The only reason we do it another way is because we invented time.

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

Post by CitroJim » 04 Apr 2016, 10:46

BenC5HDi wrote:I think Jim does it the right, natural way. Sleep when it's dark, wake up when it comes light like most creatures that aren't nocturnal.
The only reason we do it another way is because we invented time.


Actually yes, I go to bed when my eyelids get heavy and I get up when I wake up... Never use an alarm clock and never really have a set time to go to bed. It just when I'm ready and that's normally about 19:30 - 20:00

Fact is though, I'm powerless to change it...

For instance, on Friday after Karate I went to bed at the unimaginably late time of 22:45! I was still up with the lark at 04:00 next morning...

I just can't sleep past what my body clock says is time to wake up...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 04 Apr 2016, 11:08

Which is why god invented the Siesta ....it solves a lot of that problem:)
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