Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Mandrake wrote:
RichardW wrote: and part of Simon's V6 that hasn't found its way to the tip yet
That remark could be easily misinterpreted! :lol: :twisted:
Gosh, you have to be so careful on how you say things these days....

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CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:
RichardW wrote: and part of Simon's V6 that hasn't found its way to the tip yet
That remark could be easily misinterpreted! :lol: :twisted:
Gosh, you have to be so careful on how you say things these days....
Yes, especially when wags from down under are reading... :mrgreen:

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Mandrake wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Gosh, you have to be so careful on how you say things these days....
Yes, especially when wags from down under are reading... :mrgreen:
You're so right Simon... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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An excellent run down to Somerset and back in the Activa today :D Really enjoyed the car and came home the more twisty and scenic route rather than the rather straight and tedious A303 and A34.

The Activa really does drive like a little roller skate. Its agility belies the size of the car and despite the roller skate handling and fun it really is amazingly comfy - a fur-lined roller skate.

The only downside is its prodigious thirst for petrol when full fun mode is engaged. It drinks the stuff :twisted:

Nearly got wiped out by a kamikazi taxi driver near my house this evening as he dodged around parked cars at breakneck speed. I was a passenger in a Vauxhall and I'm still shaking now. How we didn't head-on I don't know. We were returning from our usual Saturday evening shopping run.

The general standard of taxi driving around here is like Activa fuel consumption - atrocious :evil:

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That taxi driver reminds me of a time I had to do a couple of calls in Slough. That day I suggested to my Controller we had an armoured car made available to engineers who had to work there. When she asked why, I told her that I had had to make 3 emergency stops in 10 minutes, and I was now feeling nervous. She laughed (the right way!), and said she would look into it!

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Did you ask for a change of underwear as well James? :lol:

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I had already dealt with that issue (there is a very large Tesco in the centre of Slough!). :lol:

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I have done it! The thing everybody automatically associates with Karate..

I have chopped a tile in half with my bare hand :)

There is a technique to it..

We're preparing to do demonstrations at some summer shows this year and tile breaking is just a small part of it. The demonstrations focus much more on the attack/defence techniques rather than simply reducing a pile of tiles to rubble...

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Somebody cut a deep groove across the tile to start with? :lol:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Somebody cut a deep groove across the tile to start with? :lol:
Absolutely not! That would be cheating... :evil:

I can confirm all tiles chopped today were fully intact and not tampered with in any way James... :)

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Polystyrene tiles don't count Jim :twisted:

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myglaren wrote:Polystyrene tiles don't count Jim :twisted:
:lol: They'd just bend rather than snap cleanly...

The tiles we use are proper roof tiles...

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So. Had a night on the tiles :)

When do you graduate to breezeblocks?

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myglaren wrote:So. Had a night on the tiles :)

When do you graduate to breezeblocks?
Just before we move on to RSJs and Lintels :lol:

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Jim Jim Jim...

How many times do we have to tell you?

Practice on someone else's roof!

And make sure your escape is planned before you start.