Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 May 2017, 05:44

Thoroughly enjoyed the bus adventures :D
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 20 May 2017, 13:43

The code breakers book seems promising so far. Only managed a chapter, it is not a relaxing read for a tired mind at all. So much information in this book it needs a tentative reader. I have no intention of putting it down, just deferring until I'm fully awake.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 May 2017, 14:36

I well understand that those sorts of books need an alert mind to appreciate and enjoy properly.. I like to read autobiographies when the brain is fading... Currently reading Bradley Wiggins' auto... It's a good, easy, entertaining read and very revealing too...

On the other hand the history of Wharfedale speakers is taking a while to read...

Must recommend Wiggo's auto for the PE Library soon...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 May 2017, 18:04

It's been a brilliant day today :) Ran a total of 15K today between parkrun and a 10K run later - in the rain! No worries as I love running in the rain; it's a free shower and a clothes wash for me :lol:

If you add the 5K I walked around the parkrun course to set it up then I've done a total of 20K on my legs today - Half Marathon distance!

Or to put it another way, a total of 25,500 steps!

The parkrun was made special again today as I ran with Sian, my youngest daughter and her pal Gabs - she loves that I have a car named after her ;)

This was Sian and I last week:

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My rider number for the Tour of Wessex bike sportive arrived in the post today... Now attached to my sportive bike.

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This afternoon I serviced my sportive bike. Most important was a very fine set of adjustments to the rear dérailleur mechanism to ensure all gears engage smoothly and accurately... It is going to get a lot of use during the 85 hilly Somerset miles I'll be riding next Saturday!

I also cleaned and re-lubricated the chain with the special wax-based lube...

Tyres I'll do on the day...

It was great to have a visit this afternoon from both Zel and James (Hell Razor) this afternoon :D

It really has been a very good day...

Tomorrow I hope will be even better when I plan, after karate training, to go out on a long training ride in final training for the ToW next Saturday...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 20 May 2017, 18:10

Weather is forecast to be in the low 20's and sunny Jim.......hydrate !
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 May 2017, 18:18

Stickyfinger wrote:Weather is forecast to be in the low 20's and sunny Jim.......hydrate !


That will be perfect Alasdair :-D In that case I'll need both my water bottles then...

Must remember to bring both and make sure I have two bottle cages on my bike... Remind me ;)

I shall still bring my rain jacket, leg and arm warmers though ;) I know Somerset weather too well!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by van ordinaire » 20 May 2017, 18:31

Makes me tired just reading, never mind thinking, about your endeavours - & of a man who pleads ill health; it's all so depressing.

Still we all have to do what we do best/like most - & no one should ever try to understand an other's hobby/pastime! :?

Long may you enjoy your running & cycling! :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 May 2017, 18:45

van ordinaire wrote:Long may you enjoy your running & cycling! :)


Thanks Van :D Not ill-health in the usual sense... I suffer a condition called ME and my running, cycling, swimming and Xantia spannering is my therapy and treatment...

It works too but it does not resolve all and as a result my life is necessarily very tightly controlled and restricted in order to keep the lid on it... If I stray beyond the bounds I find myself in a whole world I don't want to be in and it can take a while to extricate myself...

But for the physical training, the good home-cooked food (another passion of mine) and a life largely free of stress I'd be a fat, housebound invalid unable to work and struggling against the benefits system to live... I know this for sure as it almost happened...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 20 May 2017, 19:28

We can get your water bottles in the freezer overnight Jim....your pants however are banned
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 20 May 2017, 23:50

Don't forget the second water bottle and 2 cages.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by van ordinaire » 21 May 2017, 01:23

Jim, have you ever thought of writing a lifestyle book, to help extricate, or at least save, others from the fate you, apparently, narrowly escaped? Or, ironically, might that be too stressful?
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'96 Cadillac Eldorado
'99 Cadillac STS :|
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 May 2017, 05:34

van ordinaire wrote:Jim, have you ever thought of writing a lifestyle book, to help extricate, or at least save, others from the fate you, apparently, narrowly escaped? Or, ironically, might that be too stressful?


Van, that's a good idea and if I thought it might help others in a similar situation then that would be excellent :)

I love writing, people and communicating so no stress there, it's just a case of finding time!!!

Stickyfinger wrote:We can get your water bottles in the freezer overnight Jim....your pants however are banned


They'll never thaw out in time Alasdair! Fridge will be perfect ;)

I shall put the second bottle cage on today - later this morning in fact... Thanks for the reminder James :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 May 2017, 07:02

elma wrote:Don't forget the second water bottle and 2 cages.


Done!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 May 2017, 07:04

They'll never thaw out in time Alasdair! Fridge will be perfect ;)


One may......you do not drink both at the same time...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 May 2017, 08:18

Stickyfinger wrote:
They'll never thaw out in time Alasdair! Fridge will be perfect ;)


One may......you do not drink both at the same time...


You'd be amazed at what us cyclists can do :wink:
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