Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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daviemck2006 wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 21:17
I may have plans. Secret at the moment, but I know if I do these plans you will approve!


I'm intrigued now Davie! Well, she's mechanically very excellent indeed so 600 miles will be no problem to her at all..

Really looking forward to seeing you :)

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Chris knows of these plans. If prompted when you see him it's possible he will let you know :-D

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daviemck2006 wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 07:40
Chris knows of these plans. If prompted when you see him it's possible he will let you know :-D


I will be prompting him Davie ;)

Chris, really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow :)

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And if he doesn't then I will let you know next week. It's funny that I am just away to go home from Inverness today, and at this time next week I shall be heading for Inverness to board easy jet to Luton!

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Davie, you get around a bit! We never know where you're going to pop up next :lol:

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While I am still capable of getting about and driving i am taking the good of it. Untill I did the IAM driving I actually thought it was going to be my mental ability that was going to stop me before long. Who knows how long I will be capable of getting about so,,,,,,,I will keep doing it untill then!

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Jim, you've got me thinking about packing now.

I'm off for my biennial run (no, not in your sense of the word) down Route 66 next weekend & the budget airline I found charges for all luggage - except a 17" x 13" x 10" bag; now that should be an interesting challenge AND it means I won't be dragging a selection of Jeep & Cadillac parts home this time. My priority at the moment is remembering the stuff I want that's down here in Devon when I return to London on Tuesday. I remembered the book I want to return to the hostel in Alberquerque - & in it were the dollars I couldn't find when I went to Memphis in May, so that's a few more cheap $'s than I knew I had.

The first time I travelled light to the US it attracted the attention of customs but when I explained that by the time I'd left out what I couldn't take on the plane + what they wouldn't let in, he did have the good grace to grin & admit he'd never thought of it like that & wave me on my way.

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daviemck2006 wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 14:12
Who knows how long I will be capable of getting about so,,,,,,,I will keep doing it untill then!


Good stuff and an excellent attitude Davie :) I may not get around much in a car any more but I certainly get around a bit on my bikes...

My mantra of making each day count and doing things whilst you can was reinforced just this week - a dear friend of mine, a lifetime non-smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer less than a month ago. Only two weeks ago she ran, albeit slowly, her last parkrun - she died on Tuesday :cry: At just 54 years old.

So, live each day to the absolute full always and enjoy life... You never know when it's going to be snatched away...

On that basis, I've just enjoyed an excellent bike sportive today and will be doing another big one down in the New Forest next Saturday...

Now I'm starting work at 06:30 in the morning I've treated myself to some bike lights that are more up to the job. My new headlight is a 1100 lumen job and more powerful than a Xantia headlight :lol:

I'm more like a searchlight! LED technology is amazing now...

It's a real bad-boy but with its matching rear light I'll both be able to see on dark roads and be seen...

This is the beast :)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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PLEASE make sure you have the front light correctly set up, Jim. Recently I came round a corner to be 'punched' in the eyes by a cycle light that was so bright I had to pull over and stop. I was taught (during the CPT course) that the front lights (on all vehicles) are there to first illuminate the road, and second make them known to other road users. That cyclist was letting aeroplanes know where he was!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 16:24
PLEASE make sure you have the front light correctly set up, Jim. Recently I came round a corner to be 'punched' in the eyes by a cycle light that was so bright I had to pull over and stop.


Oh, don't you worry about that James... I've been the victim of the same too many times now and I think it's dangerous in the extreme...

Mine can be switched to a variety of light levels all the way from 50 lumens to the full whack. I'll only ever use enough for the prevailing conditions.

Not only that, battery life is a consideration... The brighter the light the shorter the battery life...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Enjoying a little holiday in one of my most favourite parts of the world at the moment...

Had a good drive down in the Pug and all my kit fitted in beautifully...

I am finding long drives like this more and more difficult but the end result is worth it even if the drive down took perhaps a hour longer than it would if driven at 'normal' speeds. You know you're slow when all lorries overtake you :lol:

I'm all settled in and just returned from a lovely 5K run along the sea front and with a view of the Isle of Wight to my right :) Gorgeous!

Here's the route I took:

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activ ... 1972820206

I needed that run badly after being cooped up in a 207!!!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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I hope the weather's kind Jim.

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demag wrote:
12 Sep 2017, 13:50
I hope the weather's kind Jim.


It's starting to blow up very windy now Dave but still lovely and sunny :) Been out for a lovely bike ride already and rode past the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum. Looks an interesting place.
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If we have a wet day I'll visit it properly...

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Speaking of bike rides...

Delighted to see this picture of me from the recent Wiggle Steeplechase sportive I took part in...
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I can now hear the beach calling me... I need some (more) lungfuls of that lovely sea air :)

Off out for a brisk walk in the brisk weather...

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It's definitely windy down on the beach and glad I'm not out in a boat on it today!

Had a lovely walk along the beach...
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Today I've walked and ran 10 miles and cycled 20 miles...

Not bad. It's been a excellent day :)