Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Mar 2018, 17:59

Sometimes you have to 'abuse' things to make them work better. Take an Italian Tune Up, for example. By abusing the speed limit you clear the dross from the engine, making it burn more efficiently (hence why it should be done just before an MoT). Having a pint of beer each month can help the kidneys and liver. Abusing your ears probably helped clear any build up of ear wax. If anything, Jim should charge YOU for his medical assistance!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 18:02

^^^ Many giggles!

I was well rewarded James, I left with a lovely clutch of eggs :D

Several of which are now in a quiche and a batch of special scones :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 18 Mar 2018, 18:05

Nice simple recipe for you, Jim (and it can be tweaked, should you so desire);

Two tablespoons of plain flour,
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch salt
3 eggs,
Milk
Small tin of sweetcorn

Sieve the flour, bicarb and salt together. Add the eggs, and beat until smooth. Add sufficient milk to make a batter consistency of double cream. Drain the sweetcorn, add to the batter. Fry (small pancakes). Mum uses a serving spoon amount per pancake.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2018, 18:11

Only one problem James... Of all the vegetables in the world, sweetcorn is the one I dislike the most after ordinary potatoes :twisted:

I'd substitute shallots I reckon...

I may well give it a go tomorrow sans sweetcorn. I was looking for something a bit different for lunch tomorrow and I reckon that will fit the bill a treat!

Thanks :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Mar 2018, 18:12

I'm back :) It's been a very rough, difficult week and I needed to go offline for a while...

I've sort of caught up on happenings on here but I may well have missed some very important things as my brain is still not back to full working order... Actually it's unlikely it ever will be now but it's normally a bit better than it is at present!

No car news but today has been rather special. I ran my 'milestone' 50th parkrun in a personal best (PB) time this morning :D

That and another piece of excellent news I'm not yet able to publicly reveal has really make my weekend!

This was Sally earlier doing what she does best - being a light van and transporting a load of parkrun kit!
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Tomorrow I'm off with my best bike to Newmarket Racecourse to take part in the Wiggle Spring Saddle sportive around rural Suffolk... It'll be somewhere totally new for me - never been to Suffolk (knowingly anyway!)...

Bike and kit all ready to go :)
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Tomorrow morning all this plus food will be loaded into Sally for the trip to Newmarket :)

She really is a great little car :D

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 24 Mar 2018, 21:12

Good luck with that Jim!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 24 Mar 2018, 23:14

CitroJim wrote:
24 Mar 2018, 18:12
Tomorrow I'm off with my best bike to Newmarket Racecourse to take part in the Wiggle Spring Saddle sportive around rural Suffolk... It'll be somewhere totally new for me - never been to Suffolk (knowingly anyway!)...
Like Norfolk, Suffolk is big on interesting village signs Jim and if you are "doing" rural suffolk, no doubt you will pass a few tomorrow. You could of course have your head down concentrating on your cycling rather than looking at the scenery :-D

Regards Neil

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 25 Mar 2018, 00:24

Good luck Jim. I may join you on one of these jaunts one day. I've just ordered my new roadie..

Also must do the MK Redways thing on the hybrid with you very soon!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2018, 04:33

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Mar 2018, 23:14
Like Norfolk, Suffolk is big on interesting village signs Jim and if you are "doing" rural suffolk, no doubt you will pass a few tomorrow. You could of course have your head down concentrating on your cycling rather than looking at the scenery :-D


Normally these rides do take us through some lovely villages and scenery Neil but sadly there is no opportunity to really stop and take photos or absorb it properly..

What I need is a camera attached to my bike, something like a GoPro, to capture the best bits!
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Good luck Jim. I may join you on one of these jaunts one day. I've just ordered my new roadie..
Mike, that would be brilliant :D What bike are you getting?

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 25 Mar 2018, 12:24

A Cannondale Jim, I shall look up the exact poncy name upon my return..

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 25 Mar 2018, 13:47

CitroJim wrote:
24 Mar 2018, 18:12
I'm back :) It's been a very rough, difficult week and I needed to go offline for a while...

...Sally doing what she does best - being a light van and transporting a load of parkrun kit!
empathy Jim, I (and I'm sure most of us) know 'difficult times / weeks'. Look after yourself! :-D

NB: further to your advice a while back, I'm off to sort myself a nickname of some sort, which will appear as a 'Signature'

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2018, 18:03

Michel wrote:
25 Mar 2018, 12:24
A Cannondale Jim, I shall look up the exact poncy name upon my return..


They're rubbish Mike.... I kept on dropping Cannondale rides today :wink: :lol:

Actually, that's unfair, I was dropping riders right, left and centre and on all sorts of bikes too - from Pinarellos down :-D

Truth is that all bikes at a given price-point are very similar in performance and the biggest performance item is the person riding it...
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NB: further to your advice a while back, I'm off to sort myself a nickname of some sort, which will appear as a 'Signature'
Excellent!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 25 Mar 2018, 18:08

Might be different now, or just down to the model but one of my son's first bikes was a Cannondale and he found it very heavy - it was a downhill racer so could be different to a road bike.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Mar 2018, 18:16

myglaren wrote:
25 Mar 2018, 18:08
Might be different now, or just down to the model but one of my son's first bikes was a Cannondale and he found it very heavy - it was a downhill racer so could be different to a road bike.


No problem with them these days Steve, not if you're paying in excess of a couple of grand for one anyway ;)

Which is the going rate for something decent now...

Cheap(er) bikes do tend to be rather heavy... Great for downhill but rubbish for going up!

Generally, these heavy bikes are made of aluminium... people think that has to be lighter than steel but not so... A good steel bike can be nearly as light as a carbon one.. And a steelie is a joy to ride too... Aluminium bikes are often quite harsh...

With all bikes, the more you pay the better they are as a rule... Whatever they're made of...

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Gibbo2286 » 25 Mar 2018, 18:38

I only ever bought one bike, built a few myself as a lad, bought a Rudge Pathfinder when I was fourteen and used it daily until I was twenty four.(Nationals Service excepted.)
When I was sixteen I hit a dog in the dark on my way home from work (I don't remember, told that by the cops) fractured skull and a couple of weeks in hospital, Some say that explains a lot. :-D