Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Apr 2018, 09:56

The Skoda is now sold and gone to a new home in Herefordshire :)

Sold to an enthusiast...

Down to just two cars now... And the Pixo, which is in truth is the family spare car...

I'm not expecting any change in my cars now for a long time to come...
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 02 Apr 2018, 09:57

CitroJim wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 09:56

I'm not expecting any change in my cars now for a long time to come...


You say that almost as often as I do Jim!
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Mandrake » 02 Apr 2018, 10:27

CitroJim wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 17:46
Discovered this lovely pothole on my bike ride this afternoon - before the rains came on...

It is perfectly placed to catch an unwary cyclist and although it's on a very quiet and rural lane it is a very popular cycling road...

follylanepothole.jpg

Robyn suggested the glove by the side of it was the last remains of someone who drowned in it :lol: It was certainly deep enough!

Just be thankful you're not this guy!

https://twitter.com/YouHadOneJ0B/status ... 6802574336

Potholes, rain and bikes - not a good combination! [-X
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Apr 2018, 10:33

Michel wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 09:57
CitroJim wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 09:56

I'm not expecting any change in my cars now for a long time to come...


You say that almost as often as I do Jim!


:lol:

The last change was unexpected and unintentional Mike... Someone gave me a Ka :roll: :wink:

And I went and fell in love with the bloody thing!

No, this time I mean it...
Mandrake wrote:
02 Apr 2018, 10:27
Just be thankful you're not this guy!

https://twitter.com/YouHadOneJ0B/status ... 6802574336

Potholes, rain and bikes - not a good combination! [-X
Ohh ouch! I felt that :twisted:

Rule of cycling No. 31: Never ride through a puddle on a road you're not intimately familiar with ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Apr 2018, 08:36

Nothing much to report. Cars little used at the moment and apart from Ka welding, nothing much to do in that respect... In fact I'm barely able to drive safely at present :(

Although I'm reading the forum the best I can I'm not posting very much as my intellectual/cognitive/mental health is currently very poor and I'm having trouble doing anything remotely intellectual... I have a bright(ish) few hours or so in the early mornings but by mid-morning I'm mentally exhausted to the extent my brain no longer functions...

Physically I'm great and I'm running, swimming and cycling longer and further than ever... If only my mental health was as good :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 08 Apr 2018, 12:46

I'm the opposite of you Jim, mornings are a total waste of time for me and I only start being remotely mentally human after a few hours. At least you are physically good.
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 08 Apr 2018, 13:10

Sorry to hear you've been struggling Jim.

Not much I can do really I know, but you know where I am if there's anything I can do.

Looking forward to actually being home now...between hotel idiocy an airline unhelpfulness (we're not even on the first flight yet!) I'm already fed up with the return trip!
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Apr 2018, 13:28

Zelandeth wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 13:10
Not much I can do really I know, but you know where I am if there's anything I can do.


Thanks Zel, appreciated :D Things are deteriorating and that, as you may have already realised, is why I sold the Skoda :( Not through choice...

Hope the airlines sort themselves out soon and get you happily home and in comfort [-o<
daviemck2006 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 12:46
I'm the opposite of you Jim, mornings are a total waste of time for me and I only start being remotely mentally human after a few hours. At least you are physically good.
We need to combine out strengths Davie... With your afternoon mental abilities and my physical abilities we could make one nearly-functional human :wink: :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 08 Apr 2018, 16:03

CitroJim wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 13:28
daviemck2006 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 12:46
I'm the opposite of you Jim, mornings are a total waste of time for me and I only start being remotely mentally human after a few hours. At least you are physically good.
We need to combine out strengths Davie... With your afternoon mental abilities and my physical abilities we could make one nearly-functional human :wink: :lol:

That was how Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman wrote "Good Omens". The last paragraph on the rear fly sheet reads "Terry Pratchett gets up early in the mornings, Neil Gaiman early in the afternoons. This book was created in the four or five hours every day when both of them were awake".
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 08 Apr 2018, 16:55

CitroJim wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 13:28
Zelandeth wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 13:10
Not much I can do really I know, but you know where I am if there's anything I can do.


Thanks Zel, appreciated :D Things are deteriorating and that, as you may have already realised, is why I sold the Skoda :( Not through choice...

Hope the airlines sort themselves out soon and get you happily home and in comfort [-o<
daviemck2006 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 12:46
I'm the opposite of you Jim, mornings are a total waste of time for me and I only start being remotely mentally human after a few hours. At least you are physically good.

We need to combine out strengths Davie... With your afternoon mental abilities and my physical abilities we could make one nearly-functional human :wink: :lol:



Well we've made it to Atlanta at least. Now getting some breakfast, then hopefully figure out where on earth we check in for the next flight. ...and pray we get seats together.

Jim, for what it's worth my father in law suffers from a variant of the same condition as you, so I do have a bit of experience with it. He tends to find that he's far worse in the winter, and given how grey and horrible the weather has been lately that can't help. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that when things brighten up a bit that you might find you perk up a bit.

Please don't be afraid to ask for a hand with stuff when you're having a bad period. It's not admitting defeat, it's recognising that there are better things to focus your energy on. I don't care if it's a lift over here for a coffee and a change of scenery, helping pick something up from a supermarket, extra pair of hands for a job etc, please give me a shout if I can be useful. Our door is always open (well... except for when I'm out obviously) for you.
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 08 Apr 2018, 17:24

Yes, same here Jim. If you need a hand just shout. I'm always up for a ride up There!
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Apr 2018, 17:55

Thanks both :)

Bizarrely, I'm far better in the depths of winter - Illogical I know but that's how it's been for a number of years now...
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 08 Apr 2018, 21:29

you'll be one of the few people loving this weather then Jim ! :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 08 Apr 2018, 22:10

CitroJim wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 17:55
Thanks both :)

Bizarrely, I'm far better in the depths of winter - Illogical I know but that's how it's been for a number of years now...


Interesting!

Well I guess it's true that everyone is different.

Either way Jim I hope that this bad spell is just that and you're back to feeling more like your old self again soon.
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 08 Apr 2018, 22:11

I wonder how easy it would be for us to purchase a property in each of the Arctic Circles so that CitroJim could alternate between zones of his optimal temperature and performance?
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