Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

Tell us your ongoing tales and experiences with your French car here. Post pictures of your car here as well.

Moderators: RichardW, myglaren

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

Me caught in action during Saturday's Evans Cycles MK Sportive :D

This was quite early on in the ride and it was still perishingly cold but warmed up a treat as time went on...

It was a great ride and I finished in a very satisfactory time and at a very good pace... Thoroughly enjoyed :D
Courtesy Evans Cycles. In Public Domain via Facebook
Courtesy Evans Cycles. In Public Domain via Facebook

Peter.N.
Moderating Team
Posts: 9894
Joined: 02 Apr 2005, 16:11
x 330

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by Peter.N. »

Well done Jim but looking at that picture makes my knees ache. 8-[

Peter

User avatar
Xantianut
Posts: 710
Joined: 07 Aug 2012, 19:50
x 42

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by Xantianut »

Ay up!

Thinks. If I plant a C5 bumper would that germinate?

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

Just got home from the MK Rocket 5K. A 5K race that forms part of the Milton Keynes Marathon weekend.. I ran it with my girls..

Here we are on the finish podium at the MK Dons Stadium...
Photo Courtesy of Greg Pape, Robyn's partner...
Photo Courtesy of Greg Pape, Robyn's partner...
I'm running the MK Half Marathon tomorrow...

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 10005
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 732

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by Stickyfinger »

MK Dons Stadium........ah, the good old days of Vinne and Wimbledon FC

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

Stickyfinger wrote:MK Dons Stadium........ah, the good old days of Vinne and Wimbledon FC


Indeed, when the Dons were first established as the old Wimbledon there was much argy-bargy and I believe some bad feeling still exists to this day..

Stadium is a great venue though - real premier league stuff.. Hosted some Rugby World Cup games back along...

I'll be back there tomorrow...

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

Just completed the MK Half Marathon (my first) in 1 hour and 53 minutes :D

https://www.strava.com/activities/965913113

It was a most awesome experience and I loved every second of it and every inch ran...

Got a rather lovely medal and a teeshirt for all that work!
Own Work May 2017
Own Work May 2017
Now I want to do the big one ;)

Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10345
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 944

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by Hell Razor5543 »

Well done, Jim. My Mum ran the London Marathon in 2000, completing it in around 6 hours 40 minutes.
Last edited by Hell Razor5543 on 01 May 2017, 16:34, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

Thanks James :-D
Hell Razor5543 wrote:My Mum ran the London Marathon in 2000, competing it in around 6 hours 40 minutes.


Excellent and a good time too. I can imagine she still feels very proud of her achievement to this day. I know I would. The London Marathon is my big ambition and one I'm now seriously working on ;)

I have a lot of training to do though...

Hell Razor5543
NOT Alistair or Simon
Posts: 10345
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 944

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by Hell Razor5543 »

She has 2 T Shirts from the London Marathon. One she got at the end of the Marathon itself, and I got her the other a couple of years back. Virgin Money (who now sponsor the London Marathon) worked out (in 2015, IIRC) that they were due to have their 1,000,000 runner cross the finishing line. They then came up with the idea that (if you knew the year and finishing time) people could buy T Shirts with their position in that 1 million. Mum was somewhere in the 400,000 group (but I cannot remember where).
Last edited by Hell Razor5543 on 01 May 2017, 19:53, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Zelandeth
Donor 2016
Posts: 3547
Joined: 17 Nov 2014, 00:36
x 330

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by Zelandeth »

Well done Jim!

I'd be dead after a tenth of that I reckon.

I can walk all day or sprint at a decent pace for a couple of hundred metres, but beyond that I've had it!

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

Thanks Zel :)
Zelandeth wrote: I'd be dead after a tenth of that I reckon.


A year ago, I'd have been exactly the same! A year ago I'd not even started seriously running...

Like me, if you get the training in you could easily do it ;)

The secret is slow and steady... I was averaging just under 9 minute miles... The say the best way to approach it is to start slow and get slower... Not a bad policy in practice...

As a runner I'm a bit of a tortoise but toward the end of any run I end up passing an awful lot of hares!

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

Gabriel is back on (occasional) daily driver duties this week and the Pug is resting...

So lovely to be back in Gabriel, she's so comfy and laid-back :D

Love her to bits :D

She won't be going anywhere next Thursday as that's International Cycle To Work Day ...

User avatar
demag
Donor 2016
Posts: 1436
Joined: 18 Oct 2004, 05:03
x 77

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by demag »

I know how you feel Jim. The new C4 is so easy to drive and relaxing.

Sent from my Wileyfox Swift using Tapatalk

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41632
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1080

Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Unread post by CitroJim »

demag wrote:I know how you feel Jim. The new C4 is so easy to drive and relaxing.


Yes, Same sort of ethos! The 207 is not built for comfort and is far from laid-back.. It demands to be ragged everywhere :lol:

I presume you mean C5 and not C4!