Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

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If you ever find you have had to park a car under trees for a while, and your glass is now opaque, I have found that Anti Static Foaming Cleaner is very good at getting the glass clean (provided you let the foam go back to a fluid state).

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

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 16:39
If you ever find you have had to park a car under trees for a while, and your glass is now opaque, I have found that Anti Static Foaming Cleaner is very good at getting the glass clean (provided you let the foam go back to a fluid state).



Yes. agreed James. Foaming Cleaner has many uses and I love it... Years back there was version called 'Carterclene' and that really was the bee's knees..

sadly, it was banned from sale but not before I bought as many cans of it as I could... I still have a couple...

I believe the active ingredient they didn't like much was ammonia - it certainly stank of it by by golly, did it ever clean... Even greasy old cooker hoods was no bother for it!

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

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bobins wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 19:40
There's a whole series of holes joined by bits of tarmac near where I work. I'm so tempted to put up a sign saying 'Caution, Road Missing Ahead' :lol: I don't think they're going to get repaired any time soon as the county boundary goes down the middle of the road, so there'll no doubt be lots of squabbling about whose responsibility it is going on in both highways departments :roll:


They do actually have signs like that in the US: one is "Pavement Ends" where, in 'Mer'can, "pavement" = surfaced road, theb other is something to the effect that beyond this point the highway (in the loosest possible sense) is no longer maintained.

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

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I remember a friend who, upon encountering a road in poor condition, would say something like "I see they have freshly ploughed the road again!".

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

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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I remember a friend who, upon encountering a road in poor condition, would say something like "I see they have freshly ploughed the road again!".


Or that the RAF have been doing bombing practice again...

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A particularly wet winter a couple of years back, I was driving up-stream on a Devon lane - & there were pieces of tarmac, about 1 sq ft, being washed towards me.

BUT, we don't really have potholes here: on my Indian road trip, in an old Hindustan Ambassador taxi, I hit what I thought was another large puddle/minor flood only to find it was a water filled hole, leaving which badly damaged the lower bull bar mountings. (cost me about £40 I think, for a new one & I didn't even get to keep the old one - & I would've dearly liked the 6" chrome horns mounted on it!)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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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

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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

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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!



Potholes, rain and bikes - not a good combination! [-X

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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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!



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

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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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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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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

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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

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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".