Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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CitroJim wrote:That's a good thought Alasdair :) I find it odd this issue has never been looked at in the cycle world... heated grips on motor bikes work well and heated bar tape would be wonderful.

One just needs a hub alternator to run it and sadly nobody makes therm for the sort of wheels my bikes have :(

You're right ttaht we generate our own heat when pedalling well and that keep all but our extremities as warm as toast! The extra power expended in generating the necessary for heated bars would only assist in keeping us warm!

This has got to be an area ripe for some experimentation ;)
12 volt heating elements inside the bars ?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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I was up in Northumberland until late last night. Had to scrape thick ice off mine and my daughter's cars - completely forgot about the gloves - as usual.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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You may have come across this Jim, recently published by an author described as "the Bill Bryson on two wheels" so may be reasonable entertainment value and a light read...

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Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike bought off German e-bay for 65 euros. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland.
Yes and he's a bloke in his 50's, and I like his start off point with the totally inappropriate bike and odd choice of route.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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I want to read Tim Moore's latest book Neil. I've read a good review of it and it looks well up to his usual high standards :D

I like his style and attitude a lot...

Alasdair, yes. Heating elements in the bars or perhaps better, in the bar tape...

It's given me something to think about!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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That book sounds good, I'll be reading it over christmas.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:NO!!! :yikes:

Phew. The speeches would go for quite some time! :rofl2:

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elma wrote:That book sounds good, I'll be reading it over Christmas.
I think I'll be hinting about it for Christmas too James...

Have you read his hilarious account of his ride around all the Tour de France stages solo and on another unsuitable bike?

He also did a tale about riding the Giro D'Italia on yet another unorthodox bike which I'd like to read...

I love his style and humour...

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mickeymoon wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:NO!!! :yikes:

Phew. The speeches would go for quite some time! :rofl2:
I giggled at that :lol:

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CitroJim wrote:
elma wrote:That book sounds good, I'll be reading it over Christmas.
I think I'll be hinting about it for Christmas too James...

Have you read his hilarious account of his ride around all the Tour de France stages solo and on another unsuitable bike?

He also did a tale about riding the Giro D'Italia on yet another unorthodox bike which I'd like to read...

I love his style and humour...

Spoiler Alert:


goes like this:

Travelled to this great road, got on bike, pedalled a bit, thought "wish I had driven my Activa on this road", finished pedalling, gets in car thinking " should of brought my Activa, that road was great"....the end.

Sorry if I spoiled the books..

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You know Alasdair, it would not surprise me in the slightest if it turned out Tim Moore had an Activa..

He is a car enthusiast and occasionally he writes about road trips in various exotica; his latest was an account of driving the iconic Coast to Coast route in Northern England in a Tesla. This was published in the Boundless (CSMA) members magazine... It was written in the same style as his cycling yarns...

The Coast to Coast route is a real favourite with hard-core hikers and bikers - it runs from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire and is one of Wainwrights famous walks...

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:)

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CitroJim wrote:
He is a car enthusiast and occasionally he writes about road trips in various exotica; his latest was an account of driving the iconic Coast to Coast route in Northern England in a Tesla. This was published in the Boundless (CSMA) members magazine... It was written in the same style as his cycling yarns...

The Coast to Coast route is a real favourite with hard-core hikers and bikers - it runs from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire and is one of Wainwrights famous walks...
Everythings online now Jim even the CSMA magazine...page 34 to 45!

http://fliphtml5.com/uuuh/mnvy/basic

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: Everythings online now Jim even the CSMA magazine...page 34 to 45!

http://fliphtml5.com/uuuh/mnvy/basic

Good gracious! Never knew that!!!

It's a pretty good magazine and I enjoy it immensely... Being a member also gives useful discounts with LV Insurance and Britannia rescue..

I believe membership is pretty widely open now to anyone who works in the public service; the definition of 'public service' being pretty wide... It used to be just Civil Servants but a few years back it was considerably widened... I'm hoping both my girls can become members and enjoy some LV discount... As one is a nurse and the other works for the same mob as me then they should be able to...

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I've never heard of Tim Moore but love quirky books like that. Maybe we should start a club/forum library so that we can all get to read something interesting. It would be easy to just post them on to the next recipient and keep track of them.

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