Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 04 Aug 2018, 23:25

I communicate with Jim two or three times a week and he seems just fine and happy to me, even if his ME grabs him now and again.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 05 Aug 2018, 00:11

I'm still in pretty regular contact with him, I try to get over to see him at least once every couple of weeks.

He seems to be doing a good job of managing his life. While it's a vast over simplification, and I don't want to feel like I'm speaking for Jim or giving too much detail, but with his ME it's essentially the case that he's got a limited number of hours a day where his head is properly clear. Time spent parked in front of a computer will vastly reduce that time, so it's very easy for him to wind up frazzled in no time flat when trying to deal with places like this.

It's sad - I for one really miss talking with Jim on here (even if my keyboards are far safer from getting inundated with finely atomised tea or coffee when his humour managed to cause explosive laughter). In person though, he seems to be doing a lot better for having heavily curtailed his online activities...so I salute the decision.

I do hope that one day we might see him back now and then, but if he needs that time away from the keyboard then he needs it.

Still need to get him over here to see what he makes of the C5 with all his cycling experience - probably be the worst piece of pedal powered equipment he'll ever have seen!

I don't have many friends who are within travelling distance, but those who know me will tell that I tend to be fiercely loyal and take trying to look out for those I call friend seriously. Jim is very much in that category.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Oct 2018, 08:14

Hi All :D

Just a quick update... Life is good, I'm very physically fit and enjoying life immensely now I'm fully retired :D That doesn't mean I'm living a life of leisure - far from it :lol:

I'm kept busy with my running, swimming, cycling and cooking/baking :D

Cycling especially takes a lot of my days now - I'm very involved with my local cycling club and have recently qualified as a Ride Leader - something I'm very proud of given my cognitive issues :)

I'm hardly driving, just very occasionally when I must and have no alternative. I've recently SORN'd my Saxo after popping a new MOT onto it - it passed with just one new tyre needed :D

I still have use of Sian's Pixo should I be desperate...

This year so far I've cycled well over 6,000 miles... Far more than I've driven for years now!!!

This forum is now very complex and confusing to me and I'm having massive trouble getting to grips with it again so please bear with me... I may try and give it a bit of Percywhatsit and see if I can make a small return... No promises but I'll try...

I'll leave you with a picture of me recently enjoying a cafe stop on a club bike ride and me at parkrun - an institution very close to my heart!... The board says it all for me.. I've become a cream-tea and cake critic for the club :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Oct 2018, 08:43

Great to hear you are well, Jim. I hope that you will pop in every few months just to let us know how you are.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Skull » 10 Oct 2018, 09:12

Banana & Walnut :bl:

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Oct 2018, 13:22

Skull wrote:
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Banana & Walnut :bl:


Their cream teas are rather good too...

I can offer recommendations for good cafes in North Bucks, South Northants and Central Beds... Us cyclists are a very choosy bunch and only visit establishments that serve excellent coffee and cake along with a very warm welcome and brilliant service :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by white exec » 10 Oct 2018, 16:33

Really glad to hear the good news, Jim.

Your 6000 cycling miles a year puts my 2000 (as a teenager) in the shade. Lived in Ealing in the '60s, and used to 'escape to the country' - by way of Uxbridge, Denham, Chalfont, Wendover and the Chilterns. Did a good few sorties out towards Oxford, sometimes following the Grand Union Canal from Brentford. Longest treks were up to the Cotswolds - Chipping N, Broadway - and once to Malvern. Come seventeen, did a lot of it again by a 250cc Norton Jubilee (least said about that machine the better).

Notable achievement of yours, too, in getting someone to use that unbelievable Banana emoji! \:D/

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Oct 2018, 16:47

My C5 has not done 6,000 miles this year! Mind you, my company van certainly has done that, and more.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 10 Oct 2018, 17:10

It's great to hear from you Jim .

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 10 Oct 2018, 17:19

Good to see you are doing well and posting again Jim, keep it up! :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Oct 2018, 17:23

Oh, I managed to find your birthday card for next year! It should make you grin.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Michel » 10 Oct 2018, 19:43

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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My C5 has not done 6,000 miles this year! Mind you, my company van certainly has done that, and more.


Must have taken you ages. We've got one of those vans at work and it's the most tedious thing I've ever driven!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 10 Oct 2018, 23:03

Nice to see you making an appearance here Jim. You have been missed!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 11 Oct 2018, 01:28

Bloody good to see you back, even if only in brief bursts.

Hasn't been the same without you.

I need to get in touch and pop round some point soon for a proper catch up if life will cut it out and co-operate for long enough!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Oct 2018, 06:31

CitroJim wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 08:14
Hi All :D

...This forum is now very complex and confusing to me and I'm having massive trouble getting to grips with it again so please bear with me... I may try and give it a bit of Percywhatsit and see if I can make a small return... No promises but I'll try...

I'll leave you with a picture of me recently enjoying a cafe stop on a club bike ride and me at parkrun - an institution very close to my heart!... The board says it all for me.. I've become a cream-tea and cake critic for the club :lol:


Welcome back Jim.....keep it simple and just follow 2 threads

the simplest thread on the forum.....Picture (s) of the Day! Shove up any old picture, no need for any words!

and your own Blog!

In time maybe shove up a new thread......."Favourite Coffee and Cake stops" certainltly a favourite pastime of ours these days. :-D

Great to see your contributions again

Regards Neil