Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by daviemck2006 » 21 Jun 2017, 22:03

Wonderful memories to cherish Jim. Its one of the proudest days for a dad, seeing your daughter graduating. Many more oroud days to come im sure.

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

Post by CitroJim » 22 Jun 2017, 00:01

Thanks All :D Very much appreciated!
Michel wrote:
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MikeT wrote:
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My how the girls have grown and you don't seem to have aged (much) Jim! Great to see this. :)


I first met Jim back in 2011. He looks a lot younger now than he did then!


I was not a well person back in those days Mike... Looking at photos from back along that time I really do look terrible. That you can make such a comment really does mean my hard-fought quest to regain health and fitness has been a success :D

A big smile sits on my face - again!

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

Post by CitroJim » 02 Jul 2017, 12:33

Just checked the auxiliary belt tensioner on the Pug of Love. It was rattling a bit last time I drove the car. It's no longer rattling now but it's clear watching the belt at idle it's not 100% happy... Not to my mind anyway...

It's got some lateral play in it but is in no danger of failing...

I don't 100% trust it though. It's OK for local use but for any longer journeys it'll be Gabriel who does them...

I looked into getting a new one and find they're over £100! Luckily, as it's only the pulley bearing there's a mob in Lithuania who sells just the pulley and bearing for a more reasonable £15 on fleabay... One is on order...

I gave both the Activa and Gabriel a good check-over this morning and all is happy with both of them. Neither are so bloody needy as that little 207 :twisted:

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

Post by CitroJim » 07 Jul 2017, 17:53

Tomorrow I shall be doing this:

The British Heart Foundation MK50 Bike Ride

https://www.bhf.org.uk/mkbikeride

This ride celebrates 50 years of Milton Keynes...

Bike serviced and all ready :)

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Looking forward to it...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 07 Jul 2017, 17:58

Is that a new bike Jim? I don't remember seeing it. Looks like a 2 wheeled stealth bomber.

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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Jul 2017, 05:48

elma wrote:
07 Jul 2017, 17:58
Is that a new bike Jim? I don't remember seeing it. Looks like a 2 wheeled stealth bomber.


New'ish James... I bought it in January... A special treat to myself and a little spend of dad's legacy ;)

It's a heck of a bike... A Giant TCR Pro 0 with carbon wheels, tubeless tyres, Dura-Ace groupset and very little weight...

I love it to bits :)

It's a cracker of a bike...

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

Post by Zelandeth » 08 Jul 2017, 08:04

Good luck Jim!

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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Jul 2017, 08:13

Zelandeth wrote:
08 Jul 2017, 08:04
Good luck Jim!


Thanks Zel :D Just about to set off...

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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Jul 2017, 16:08

That was a real cracker of a bike ride :)

Best yet...

Here it is on Strava... Exactly 50 miles!!! very well planned indeed!!!

https://www.strava.com/activities/1073465010

A few pictures:

Part of the queue waiting to start. There was a lot of us!

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One of the Rest Stops:

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The Finish Line which I crossed after 3 hours and 35 minutes of riding...

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A very refreshing orange :)

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And my medal...

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

Post by elma » 08 Jul 2017, 16:21

Well done Jim.
Impressive time as well.

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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Jul 2017, 16:27

elma wrote:
08 Jul 2017, 16:21
Impressive time as well.


Would have been faster but for some very heavy two-wheeled traffic on parts of the course :twisted: Especially on the narrow cycleways within Milton Keynes; they're not made for pelotons of several hundred to ride along them at pace!!!

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

Post by elma » 08 Jul 2017, 16:46

Always the way on mass events. I used to like starting at the back and seeing how many positions I could make up. This tactic always saw me fall foul to traffic. Starting further forward was bad for me though as I'd keep pace with faster people and wear out mid event.

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

Post by CitroJim » 08 Jul 2017, 17:27

elma wrote:
08 Jul 2017, 16:46
Always the way on mass events. I used to like starting at the back and seeing how many positions I could make up.


I like to do that when I'm running James...

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

Post by Zelandeth » 08 Jul 2017, 19:51

Well done Jim!

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

Post by Michel » 08 Jul 2017, 20:11

Well done Jim