Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2016, 07:59

:lol: Last winter I felt like that a few times I can tell you!!!

Not yet experienced actually riding in snow... Maybe this winter....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 14 Nov 2016, 10:37

Snow ridings great fun Jim. Have you seen the studded snow tyres available for bikes? Run at low pressure they really maximise your chances of staying on your bike in snow and ice. They make a funny clicking rhythm as you ride too.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2016, 12:01

I must look for those tyres James, sounds perfect for the winter...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by RichardW » 14 Nov 2016, 13:17

My colleague had some. He said it was a) like riding on rice crispies and b) damned hard work as the drag was incredible! Good winter training then! I say for anyone serious about training hard they should get a bike trailer and stuff a couple of bags of sand in it - it's amazing how much harder work it is riding with a trailer on tow with a couple of kids in it!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2016, 15:10

RichardW wrote:My colleague had some. He said it was a) like riding on rice crispies and b) damned hard work as the drag was incredible! Good winter training then!!


Absolutely, Just like riding into a strong headwind.... I thought those tyres may not offer the very lowest of rolling resistance and I just love your colleague's description of them Richard :lol:

Not seen Gabriel's new V5C yet so today I phoned the DVLA...

They've lost it, claiming they never received it; I personally posted it to them so I know it got into the system :twisted: I've had to submit a new application for a 'replacement' V5C. Luckily at no cost...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 14 Nov 2016, 15:36

The snowmen down south tend to be a bit more adventurous;

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

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2016, 15:43

:lol:

Hells Freezing Over Angels....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 14 Nov 2016, 18:10

That's twice for one car! They lost it when I bought her originally too.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2016, 18:23

Zelandeth wrote:That's twice for one car! They lost it when I bought her originally too.


:rofl2: That's maybe some kind of a record Zel :twisted: I've had it happen once before with an XM but then with an XM you expect such things!

Maybe this is a subliminal message never to sell Gabriel again - not that I have any intention of doing so...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 14 Nov 2016, 20:24

They're terrible for it. Lost the V5 for the Skoda when I updated the address when I moved here...yet they definitely got it as the Saab's one was in the same envelope and I got that back updated just fine...

Be interesting to see whether I have the same game yet again when the Skoda finds a new home. Really need to actually get moving on dealing with that actually...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Nov 2016, 08:16

No help to me now Zel but allegedly you can do it all on-line now... Even then they have to post a paper one out so still plenty of opportunity for cock-ups...
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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 Nov 2016, 08:35

King Richard I of Hay-on-Wye rather dislikes bureaucraps ("a tiny place like Hay is swamped with dozens of government department at work, choking the life out of it") to the point where, on 5th November, they don't burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes but of one with a bunch of forms in one hand, and a cup of tea in the other. He also tried to ban the Welsh Tourist Board.

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

Post by demag » 15 Nov 2016, 10:44

I always wanted to go to Hay but as yet I haven't made it. One of those before you die jobbies. Its not too far from here either. Next year maybe.

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

Post by CitroJim » 15 Nov 2016, 10:52

I'd like to go there but I fear my Xantia would return home absolutely stuffed full of books!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Nov 2016, 11:16

naaa, go to Glastonbury and rock you brain cells out or go to the Sidmouth Folk Festival and kill them off with Cider......this reading thing is overrated.
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