Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by MikeT » 26 Jul 2017, 10:30

Morning Jim, I'm wiating on a delivery I need to sign then run a quick errand for mum at which point I'll be free to run up to you if you're around?
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jul 2017, 11:32

That'll be perfect Mike... Just responded to your text ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jul 2017, 11:38

Holiday is going brilliantly... A bit wet today but it didn't stop me running 7 miles in the wind and rain :D

https://www.strava.com/activities/1101977355

Got soaked but it saved me showering :lol:

The caravan has a very leaky skylight in the kitchen but not fixed that yet... I don't think I have enough kit with me... I returned from my run to find a very wet kitchen floor... A bucket is now catching the drips :lol:

I have fixed a leak in the kitchen sink this morning though...

Drier now so off out on my bike in a bit for a little ride...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by MikeT » 26 Jul 2017, 12:10

I think I would have chosen to go swimming rather than running when raining but that's me.

Just went to look at a (S plate) petrol pug 306 GLX for my nephew to replace his knackered VW caddy. Doesn't look too bad for it's age (mileage 125K) though I'm not sure what engine size. The MOT history doesn't give that info. Can't view until tomorrow eve and he's chasing a couple of Fords locally (one in Walkford the other in New Milton).
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 26 Jul 2017, 13:26

CitroJim wrote:
26 Jul 2017, 11:38

The caravan has a very leaky skylight in the kitchen but not fixed that yet... I don't think I have enough kit with me... I returned from my run to find a very wet kitchen floor... A bucket is now catching the drips :lol:

What do you need Jim, I can drop it to you on thursday.
Got silicon, flashing tape etc, just give me a list.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jul 2017, 14:03

James, I really appreciate the offer but it's a job well beyond me as it means getting up on the roof and that's something I can't do due to my severe vertigo...

Just returned from a bike ride... It was so windy along the seafront I was cycling in italics....

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

Post by van ordinaire » 28 Jul 2017, 00:04

French or German is largely a matter of taste (or comfort-v-engineering) but, as versatile as a 306 might be - as a replacement for a small van???

Stlll VW to Ford seems a retrograde step - or am I letting my prejudices show?
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jul 2017, 09:14

van ordinaire wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 00:04
French or German is largely a matter of taste (or comfort-v-engineering) but, as versatile as a 306 might be - as a replacement for a small van???

Stlll VW to Ford seems a retrograde step - or am I letting my prejudices show?



What? Think you may have the wrong thread Van ;)

Last day of my holiday today :( It's been absolutely excellent and rounded off perfectly enjoying a meal out with James (Elma) in a cliff-top restaurant overlooking the sea ;)

Best holiday I've had in years :D

Done me a world of good and a big, big life decision has been made ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by MikeT » 28 Jul 2017, 10:13

van ordinaire wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 00:04
French or German is largely a matter of taste (or comfort-v-engineering) but, as versatile as a 306 might be - as a replacement for a small van???

Stlll VW to Ford seems a retrograde step - or am I letting my prejudices show?


His work no longer requires a van so just a cheap runabout will suffice. His predicament is desperate so any car will suffice. To quote him on Wednesday, "even a corsa will do.."
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by MikeT » 28 Jul 2017, 10:18

CitroJim wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 09:14

What? Think you may have the wrong thread Van ;)

Last day of my holiday today :( It's been absolutely excellent and rounded off perfectly enjoying a meal out with James (Elma) in a cliff-top restaurant overlooking the sea ;)

Best holiday I've had in years :D

Done me a world of good and a big, big life decision has been made ;)


The problem with multi-topics in single threads Jim. My fault :-D

Was that the Cliffhanger restaurant at the crowsnest? The view is stunning for sure and it's not a bad eatery if a little small. In the evening as dusk descends, millions of rabbits begin appearing all over the greens, which in turn brings in the foxes looking for dinner.

Glad you're feeling the benefits of this break Jim.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 28 Jul 2017, 10:33

I guess that (in light of how your holiday appears to have helped you) your major decision is to move down to the New Forest area? Good luck, whatever your decision is, and I hope that everything works out well for you.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jul 2017, 12:15

Thanks James :D Appreciated!
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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I guess that (in light of how your holiday appears to have helped you) your major decision is to move down to the New Forest area?


No, it's not that ;) I have no plans to move from my present locality yet...

I may reveal later when plans are a little more advanced...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 28 Jul 2017, 12:24

It was indeed a fantastic meal.
Tasty food and excellent company which I also enjoyed greatly.
Thank you Jim.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jul 2017, 12:37

MikeT wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 10:18
Was that the Cliffhanger restaurant at the crowsnest? The view is stunning for sure and it's not a bad eatery if a little small. In the evening as dusk descends, millions of rabbits begin appearing all over the greens, which in turn brings in the foxes looking for dinner.


It's the one up on the cliff in Highcliffe overlooking and nearest to Naish Mike...

http://www.cliffhangercafe.co.uk/

Well recommended and I think James will agree ;)
elma wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 12:24
It was indeed a fantastic meal.
Tasty food and excellent company which I also enjoyed greatly.
Thank you Jim.
:D

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

Post by van ordinaire » 29 Jul 2017, 23:12

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 10:33
I guess that (in light of how your holiday appears to have helped you) your major decision is to move down to the New Forest area?


Funny that, the selfsame thought crossed my mind.
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'96 Cadillac Eldorado
'99 Cadillac STS :|
& the numerous "abandoned projects" #-o