Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 May 2017, 09:01

I am amazed every time I follow them Jim :)
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by mickeymoon » 21 May 2017, 09:14

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...

I agree. In my younger days summer cycling, I always took one very cold and one frozen bottle. That second one has to stay cold for 5 or more hours sometimes! It'll be well thawed if it's a warm day.

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

Post by CitroJim » 21 May 2017, 11:14

mickeymoon wrote:
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...

I agree. In my younger days summer cycling, I always took one very cold and one frozen bottle. That second one has to stay cold for 5 or more hours sometimes! It'll be well thawed if it's a warm day.


OK, we'll chill one and freeze the other but if I suffer dehydration as a result I'll sue you both ;) :lol:

Stickyfinger wrote:I am amazed every time I follow them Jim :)


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

Post by elma » 21 May 2017, 14:25

Don't freeze it, thats not good for you anyway when exercising. Get a thermal bottle and use chilled water if temperature is an issue.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 May 2017, 14:41

elma wrote:Don't freeze it, thats not good for you anyway when exercising.


Good point James... Come to think of it, there has been some famous cases of riders becoming ill and having to abandon the TdF after drinking too-cold drinks...

Anyway, it's not a problem. It turns out I'll barely need two bottles anyway as frequent feeding stations are being provided - every 25 miles...

I'll not need to carry much food either as plenty will be available at the feeding stations...

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

Post by mickeymoon » 21 May 2017, 17:33

elma wrote:Don't freeze it, thats not good for you anyway when exercising. Get a thermal bottle and use chilled water if temperature is an issue.


William Evans, director of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Exercise Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences....

According to Evans, there are no adverse effects from drinking ice-cold water after exercising. He points out that cold fluids empty from the stomach faster than warm fluids, which means cold liquids work faster to replace fluids lost from perspiration. Drinking ice water after exercise, says Evans, can have an immediate effect on cooling the body’s core.

It's never done me any harm!

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

Post by elma » 21 May 2017, 17:50

That's after.
During it takes much needed energy from the body and causes a decrease in performance. If you are pushing hard enough it can have prity dire consequences.
The science is all out there, I'm not going into it.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 May 2017, 18:36

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

Post by elma » 21 May 2017, 19:25

That'd do me.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 May 2017, 18:00

Amongst many other tasks today, I gave Robyn's C1 a pre-MOT as it's due it's first one...

No problems at all except the front nearside tyre is on the tread-wear limits whilst the OS still has a fair amount of tread...

This is 'MK Roundabout Syndrome' and is common on cars that spend their life driving around Milton Keynes :)

Apart from that, I'm very gratified and pleased to note how the car is wearing... Apart from being a bit grubby, it's still immaculate...

Interestingly, Robyn briefly drove the Pug of Love to make space on my driveway for her C1 and she assured me in no uncertain terms she would never want the 207 back; both of us rate the C1 as a far superior car in every possible way...

She does still bemoan the lack of 'toys' in it but puts its general character and eco
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 22 May 2017, 19:49

May I suggest uniroyal rain expert if you are getting two new tyres for it Jim. They are brilliant on our 107 despite the absolute abuse it gets from Shaun. The fronts done 14k now and still more than 1/2 tread left. Thats the standard 155/65x14 size although its on alloys, they are the same size as the steels.

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

Post by van ordinaire » 22 May 2017, 23:00

P'raps MK cars should have different size tyres side-to-side, a la NASCAR.

A Toyota's better than a Citroen, never thought I'd read that, here of all places!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 May 2017, 04:38

daviemck2006 wrote:May I suggest uniroyal rain expert if you are getting two new tyres for it Jim.


Thanks Davie, always grateful for a good recommendation :)

van ordinaire wrote:P'raps MK cars should have different size tyres side-to-side, a la NASCAR.


Good idea!

van ordinaire wrote:A Toyota's better than a Citroen, never thought I'd read that, here of all places!


Well, sorry but it's true in this case. I can't speak for any other Toyota but the late series 1 Aygo/C1/107 are absolutely brilliant little cars in every way...

It's a pretty much universally held opinion...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 23 May 2017, 10:20

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


As was my uncle one year when he was spectating the PruTour & got a faceful of low-flying 20mph urine! :rofl2:
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 23 May 2017, 10:23

Stickyfinger wrote:Whiskey then :)


elma wrote:That'd do me.


It "did" Tom Simpson as well, if what I recall about his death on Ventoux is true... :(
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