Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 06 Nov 2016, 03:25

Surprisingly quiet up here in Livingston actually, was expecting to hear much more of a racket to be honest.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 06 Nov 2016, 05:59

demag wrote:Bloody Guido Fawkes has got a lot to answer for! :lol:

He certainly does :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 06 Nov 2016, 10:25

It actually went very quiet after 11pm was quite surprised.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 06 Nov 2016, 12:16

It must have been good from 9 here as I got a good night’s sleep :D

Must have done as I've done a 5K run and attended karate training this morning...

Meant to say earlier that when I checked Gabriel over yesterday she'd used no water, oil, LHM and not lost any air from her tyres... She's definitely a keeper :D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Nov 2016, 15:12

I think me turning up and talking so much must have bored you to exhaustion, which is why you got a good nights' sleep despite the fireworks!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 06 Nov 2016, 16:13

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I think me turning up and talking so much must have bored you to exhaustion, which is why you got a good nights' sleep despite the fireworks!
No, just the reverse James, I thoroughly enjoyed your visit and I really do mean that :D

I'd already exhausted myself earlier in the day by running the 5k Parkrun race of my life and then going out on a 21 mile bike ride in high winds ;) Cycling into the teeth of an Arctic gale (or that's what it felt like in some exposed parts) is hard work and it takes a lot of energy; it's excellent resistance training...

James, I reiterate - you are welcome to drop in for a tea and a chat any time you're passing...

Speaking of bikes, we called into our local bike shop for a drool over the new 2107 models when my daughter, her other half and I wandered up to the town for a Costa coffee. So tempted to blow £3.5K on a new bike but I must resist :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Nov 2016, 16:15

I know, but I don't mind taking the mickey out of myself. I really enjoyed our chat, and I will see about getting that book to you in some way.

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Post by CitroJim » 06 Nov 2016, 16:16

Excellent James, will be looking forward to that :D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Nov 2016, 12:14

An excellent run down to Heathrow and back in Gabriel today to meet Sian from her long Aussie adventure and bring her home :D

Missed all the queues on the M1 and M25 !

Makes me realise and understand the only car I'm truly happy with is a Xantia. Goodness only knows what I'll do when they are no longer viable as an everyday car...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 07 Nov 2016, 18:04

Campervan time then Jim, it's the only other vehicle that puts the same smile on my face. Could work for you too.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Nov 2016, 18:17

Ahh yes, I've always had a desire for a C15-based Romahome ;)

Davie, on FB, has suggested a Berlingo may suit me. I reckon he may be on to something there...

One of those could be converted to a camper I reckon... Do proper Berlingo based campers exist?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 07 Nov 2016, 18:21

They do indeed Jim, I've seen a few with pop top type roofs.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Nov 2016, 18:24

Ahh, now that's very interesting James :) Thanks!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 07 Nov 2016, 20:07

There's various kits for the berlingo, from around £1500 new price I think, but it doesn't look difficult to DIY something a lot cheaper. The back becomes a bed, and get a driveaway awning for a couple hundred for the side. I'm going to investigate if there's a tailgate awning where the tailgate becomes the roof with canvas sides. I think it could become a super little one person camper.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Nov 2016, 06:33

I now clearly see a retirement project ;)

I will not be looking any further into this until Gabriel needs replacing and I have a feeling that's not going to be any time soon :)

Just as my (full) retirement is not planned to be any time soon...