Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

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CitroJim wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 14:40
Michel wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 14:02
And well done for you for coping with wearing a tie :)


From the picture it is clear I really don't wear a tie or a formal shirt very well at all - which is why I don't, except on such auspicious occasions as this...

My choice of tie was difficult... I was tempted to wear this one....

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I only possess three ties... This one, a black one and the one I wore yesterday!

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I am much the same Jim. I'm not sure of the logic of tieing a piece of material around one's neck to look smarter!

You scrub up well though!

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

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A great day Jim and something to treasure.
Congratulations to Robyn and to you for giving her the encouragement and opportunity to gain her degree.

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My how the girls have grown and you don't seem to have aged (much) Jim! Great to see this. :)

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

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MikeT wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 17:52
My how the girls have grown and you don't seem to have aged (much) Jim! Great to see this. :)


I first met Jim back in 2011. He looks a lot younger now than he did then!

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Glad you had a good day Jim .

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

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The three of you look amazing and I'm so pleased you got to enjoy such stunning weather on the big day.

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

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Wonderful memories to cherish Jim. Its one of the proudest days for a dad, seeing your daughter graduating. Many more oroud days to come im sure.

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

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Thanks All :D Very much appreciated!
Michel wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 19:21
MikeT wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 17:52
My how the girls have grown and you don't seem to have aged (much) Jim! Great to see this. :)


I first met Jim back in 2011. He looks a lot younger now than he did then!


I was not a well person back in those days Mike... Looking at photos from back along that time I really do look terrible. That you can make such a comment really does mean my hard-fought quest to regain health and fitness has been a success :D

A big smile sits on my face - again!

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Just checked the auxiliary belt tensioner on the Pug of Love. It was rattling a bit last time I drove the car. It's no longer rattling now but it's clear watching the belt at idle it's not 100% happy... Not to my mind anyway...

It's got some lateral play in it but is in no danger of failing...

I don't 100% trust it though. It's OK for local use but for any longer journeys it'll be Gabriel who does them...

I looked into getting a new one and find they're over £100! Luckily, as it's only the pulley bearing there's a mob in Lithuania who sells just the pulley and bearing for a more reasonable £15 on fleabay... One is on order...

I gave both the Activa and Gabriel a good check-over this morning and all is happy with both of them. Neither are so bloody needy as that little 207 :twisted:

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

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Tomorrow I shall be doing this:

The British Heart Foundation MK50 Bike Ride

https://www.bhf.org.uk/mkbikeride

This ride celebrates 50 years of Milton Keynes...

Bike serviced and all ready :)

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Looking forward to it...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Is that a new bike Jim? I don't remember seeing it. Looks like a 2 wheeled stealth bomber.

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elma wrote:
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Is that a new bike Jim? I don't remember seeing it. Looks like a 2 wheeled stealth bomber.


New'ish James... I bought it in January... A special treat to myself and a little spend of dad's legacy ;)

It's a heck of a bike... A Giant TCR Pro 0 with carbon wheels, tubeless tyres, Dura-Ace groupset and very little weight...

I love it to bits :)

It's a cracker of a bike...

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

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Good luck Jim!

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Zelandeth wrote:
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Good luck Jim!


Thanks Zel :D Just about to set off...

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

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That was a real cracker of a bike ride :)

Best yet...

Here it is on Strava... Exactly 50 miles!!! very well planned indeed!!!

https://www.strava.com/activities/1073465010

A few pictures:

Part of the queue waiting to start. There was a lot of us!

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One of the Rest Stops:

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The Finish Line which I crossed after 3 hours and 35 minutes of riding...

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A very refreshing orange :)

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And my medal...

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