Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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I had an awesome morning at the NSPCC MK Half Marathon :)

It was perfect weather for the run, if not just a wee bit too warm... The atmosphere was great and the support from all the crowds along the route was sensational :)

This picture really sums up how much I enjoyed the event. It was taken about 10 miles in...
Sian Carter - Redway Runners
Sian Carter - Redway Runners
Another medal to add to my ever growing collection ;)
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And the result from Garmin Connect...

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1995659235

Not quite a sub two-hour run but I did not push it hard and the congestion at the start was very heavy... Main thing is, I did a good time and I feel great :D

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Ah ha, is that what the yellow signs I saw yesterday in Linford Wood were for then?

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Zelandeth wrote:
24 Sep 2017, 14:29
Ah ha, is that what the yellow signs I saw yesterday in Linford Wood were for then?



Yes, exactly Zel :) They were really big ones and most of them had a marshal on them too... No way you could either cheat by taking a shortcut or accidentally go the wrong way!!!

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Nice one, Jim! I like "taking it easy", and just over a 2 hour finish.... :lol:

I did half marathon distance yesterday - but it took me 7 hours! Mind you it did involve over 1300 meters of climbing, 3 Munros, 5km hacking down through heather and bog, and about 4 of the seven hours inside a cloud that was heaving down! Apparently we do this sort of thing for FUN!! Pretty stiff today, must get out more...

Got to drive over the new Queensferry crossing en-route to the start and the way back though 8-)

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Wow :D Well done Richard! I was only reading about running Munros the other day and got rather keen on perhaps doing it myself one of these days... It's a lot different to the standard Half Marathon and different in a very good way too...

I've been thinking about trying a bit of trail running recently and furthermore, the urge to visit Scotland is getting stronger and stronger...

What we do is FUN, you and I both know that ;) We'd not do it otherwise...

I hope there was a good medal and a fistful of freebies at the end, and not least something nice and warming to eat and drink!

Yesterday, we just had a banana, an energy bar and a bottle of water!

Actually, it seems I did do the run in just under two hours :D I got the official times through today and the official finish photo...
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Considering this was taken just before the finish I'm looking remarkably fresh!!!

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Today has been a cracker of a day :D I rode in the Rutland Arrivederci cycle sportive and really enjoyed every inch of it.

It was a supremely well organised event that did almost a perfect route. It was largely very quiet, deserted back roads and lanes. Simply fantastic :D

It had real coffee (decaff too!) and hot food at the feed station and on completion we were again fed a hot meal. The vegetarian Chilli I had was excellent :D

The scenery and landscape on all of the ride was breathtaking. I never knew that Leicestershire and Rutland were so beautiful. I do now..

The ride also incorporated several long and very steep hills to really stretch our legs and to attempt to bust our lungs! The ride saw well over 3,00 ft of elevation gain!

This is how my Garmin captured it :)

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2027025252

Due to the rain and very muddy roads my bike (and I) ended up filthy....

This filthy!
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This is how I got most of it off :) :lol:
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I finished her off by sponging her, drying her with compressed air and finally buffing with a soft and fluffy cloth :)

And not forgetting to lube her chain ;)

She's now all gorgeously clean again and ready for the next sportive we'll do. No doubt she'll end up just as mucky but it's a small price to pay for the pleasure I get from them.

Next one is at the end of the month...

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Sounds like a great day was had Jim .

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Wish I was there!

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Fake Concern wrote:
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Wish I was there!


Join me there next season ;)

I shall be doing more events organised by the company, ITP Events, in 2018. They really are very good :)

Just got to choose which ones now ;)

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I have a problem :( I'm just not feeling the love for my Activa presently. I want to but there is one big obstacle for me and that is its need of an MOT.

I dread MOTs and can hardly cope with them, if at all. I'm ill for days up to the dread day and then ill for days after even if the car passes.

I just can't face any more MOTs. In fact, they are making me so ill now just thinking about them I may well scrap the 207 when its MOT expires and get something else with a full MOT just to avoid it.

In truth, this was behind my decision to sell both the Activa and Gabriel. I was pretty rough yesterday when I heard Gabriel failed her MOT. That's how bad it is.

Anyway, that's life, it's how I am and I really would like to see another 12 months on my Activa and try to restore a bit of love for the poor old thing.

Is there anyone who can help me out by relieving me of the burden of going through the fuss and stress of an MOT please? I don't mind doing any work necessary at all but would love it if someone could just come and take my Activa away for a few days and return it with a new MOT.

It's currently SORN'd...

Any offers please?

If not then the Activa is likely to end up scrapped.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Sure I could help out there Jim. I've got cover for other vehicles on my insurance, and have a decent relationship with the same garage as you use.

I warn you though that it may also return valeted!

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Zelandeth wrote:
03 Oct 2017, 14:59
Sure I could help out there Jim. I've got cover for other vehicles on my insurance, and have a decent relationship with the same garage as you use.

I warn you though that it may also return valeted!


Zel, that would be very highly appreciated :D I'll check her over next week and then we can then take it from there :)

Meanwhile I've been taking a bit of therapy in my workshop making this:
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For a fellow forum member who's building a sphere tester...

Thoroughly enjoyed doing it but I'm very out of practice on the lathe. I need to do more of it...

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Just let me know when suits you Jim and we can figure something out.

I'll not be available for a couple of weeks between the 12th and 25th as we're away to the US for a family wedding, and I'll be up in Livingston between the 2nd and 6th November. Either side of that brief hectic envelope though normal service will be resumed.

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Good on you, Zel.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
03 Oct 2017, 21:49
Good on you, Zel.


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