Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 11 Nov 2016, 18:45

I hope your peasant drive took in some interesting scenery, such as some pleasant peasants plucking some pheasants.

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

Post by CitroJim » 12 Nov 2016, 06:55

Sadly No James, it was just a tour of the Newport Pagnell Bypass and a trip to the top of Chicheley Hill and back into town... The only remotely interesting views on that route is an almost aerial view of the Northern parts of Milton Keynes, including some landmarks in the City Centre and the remains of a Royal Observer Core bunker right on top of the hill...

I did see a pheasant yesterday afternoon when I went out on my bike but it wasn't a very pleasant pheasant as it had earlier had an unpleasant - for it - intimate contact with a vehicle... It was very much an ex-pheasant...

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

Post by myglaren » 12 Nov 2016, 12:44

I vividly remember Eamon Andrews, on "What's My Line", saying to a contestant who was a Pheasant Plucker "I'll have to be very careful how I say that"
BBC in the late 50's/early 60's.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 12 Nov 2016, 14:07

Now in all of you tube, unless I am mistaken, there is only one video of "The Wurzels" version of "The pheasant pluckers son"

Its an odd video though Highway 57 in the USA. Strangely addictive driving music! and a decent sing-a-long even if you dont know the exact words :-D


I'm NOT a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant pluckers son and I'll sit and pluck the pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes...... Come on all you pheasant pluckers you!!!!!.............. I made this video while on the way home from my Dads house in Ovette Ms. This is Hwy 57 South just south of Bendale. It's typically a boring ride BUT with good music and a good attitude it can go rather quickly!!! Hope you enjoy!!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 13 Nov 2016, 12:05

Err I did have a quick look for ten seconds. That was enough thanks. [emoji16]

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 13 Nov 2016, 17:32

I saw a phew feasants today. 2 females were running across the road (they REALLY don't like flying, do they?), and did not judge it properly. I did not hit either of them, but they decided to leave crossing the road to chickens. A bit later I saw a couple of males, but they were eating, and not playing chicken.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 13 Nov 2016, 17:50

My chickens, such messy eaters............peasants !

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

Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2016, 18:12

During a long bike ride today I saw none at all. In fact I saw nothing of interest whatsoever which is unusual... At least it was lovely weather for it... Making the most of these fine autumn days as there can't be many more to come in 2016...

Today I've entered the 2017 Milton Keynes Half Marathon on May Day Bank Holiday - my next major challenge... I have dreams of doing a full marathon one day...

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

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 13 Nov 2016, 18:19

CitroJim wrote:During a long bike ride today I saw none at all. In fact I saw nothing of interest whatsoever which is unusual... At least it was lovely weather for it... Making the most of these fine autumn days as there can't be many more to come in 2016...

Today I've entered the 2017 Milton Keynes Half Marathon on May Day Bank Holiday - my next major challenge... I have dreams of doing a full marathon one day...
When you have done that you will have to look for a Triathlon. Then, after that, an Iron Man challenge!

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

Post by Zelandeth » 13 Nov 2016, 19:24

Hell Razor5543 wrote:I saw a phew feasants today. 2 females were running across the road (they REALLY don't like flying, do they?), and did not judge it properly. I did not hit either of them, but they decided to leave crossing the road to chickens. A bit later I saw a couple of males, but they were eating, and not playing chicken.
They were everywhere around us when we were back up north - and I can vouch for the fact that they are about as close to flightless as birds get while still being actually able to fly. I have honestly had to herd one about a quarter of a mile up the road with the car at walking pace before he eventually decided to take off. Not an isolated incident either!

Pretty birds indeed...but definitely not the brightest!

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Nov 2016, 21:12

CitroJim wrote:During a long bike ride today I saw none at all. In fact I saw nothing of interest whatsoever which is unusual......
On an ornithological note Jim keep your eyes open on your bike rides for Turdus Pilaris very much a feature of fields and hedgerows at this time of year often in considerable numbers.

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

Post by myglaren » 13 Nov 2016, 22:56

Piles of turds?

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Nov 2016, 23:26

myglaren wrote:Piles of turds?
Yes that could very well be one interpretation Steve :) and probably quite accurate too.

I think Paxman tested out the country's finest student brains on Turdus in a recent episode of University Challenge.

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

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2016, 04:55

James, triathlon is on the list ;)

Saw a few piles of turds as there were many horses out enjoying the sunshine, with riders of course...

Lots and lots of fellow cyclists too!!! It really is the swansong for a lot of cyclists and soon their bikes will be put away until spring. Not me. I'm year-round in all but heavy rain...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 Nov 2016, 07:35

CitroJim wrote:
Lots and lots of fellow cyclists too!!! It really is the swansong for a lot of cyclists and soon their bikes will be put away until spring. Not me. I'm year-round in all but heavy rain...
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regards Neil