Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 16:24
When I was in Lymington last Sunday there was a Santa dash planned. I saw more Santas' then people in normal clothing. If I ever decide to take part in such a run I might go dressed as a demon. When people complain I will say "I am dyslexic, and I thought it was a Satan run!". :D


That would be brilliant James :lol: Lots of kids today were dressed up as elves :)
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17 Dec 2017, 16:12

You'll be needing one of these to cross the water then :lol:
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:lol: Love it! That would be perfect for the return journey across the Straits of Dover ;)

Outbound we're booked on the Harwich to the Hook of Holland ferry...

On the return leg I plan to travel by train through the tunnel to get back to Blighty...

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For some reason seeing a photo of a park full of people in costumes didn't register as even slightly unusual a situation to me...only thing that eventually triggered my brain to double check the image was that they were all wearing the *same* sort of costumes.

I can forsee a situation where I could quite possibly wind up getting pulled into the occasional bit of fundraising work in future. If so Willen Hospice certainly would be on the list. Even if it's usually Age Concern I think who get most of my money these days on account of their charity store having a large selection of cheap vinyl in usually! Just looked at the shelf in front of me and I reckon a good third of it's come from their shop up in Kiln Farm. Willen Hospice do get some now as I've discovered that their shop in Buckingham has vinyl in... it's also cheap enough that I'll grab stuff that just looks interesting too, which is always good fun.

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I'm vaguely tempted to join you on the ride but I'm not sure I know enough people to raise the required amount! That, and it would mean being sociable for more than an hour!

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Michel wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 22:20
I'm vaguely tempted to join you on the ride but I'm not sure I know enough people to raise the required amount! That, and it would mean being sociable for more than an hour!



It would mean you'd need to be sociable for at least four days Mike ;) :lol:
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I can forsee a situation where I could quite possibly wind up getting pulled into the occasional bit of fundraising work in future. If so Willen Hospice certainly would be on the list.
Zel, you could always join me in some of the stuff I do for them... I tend to do all the fundraisers that have a bit of energy about them... Their shops are bloody excellent too and Buckingham will definitely be worth a look if it has vinyl... Best for vinyl around here is Oxfam in Olney...

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Just seen, via the Old Skoda Owners group on Facebook, this article recently published by the Daily Telegraph all about the Skoda Estelle...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/classic ... lle-at-40/

It makes very interesting reading and it's positive too :)
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CitroJim wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 05:16
Michel wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 22:20
I'm vaguely tempted to join you on the ride but I'm not sure I know enough people to raise the required amount! That, and it would mean being sociable for more than an hour!



It would mean you'd need to be sociable for at least four days Mike ;) :lol:


My brain would melt! I shall stick to living the experience vicariously through you and donating..

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Michel wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 09:36
CitroJim wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 05:16
Michel wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 22:20
I'm vaguely tempted to join you on the ride but I'm not sure I know enough people to raise the required amount! That, and it would mean being sociable for more than an hour!



It would mean you'd need to be sociable for at least four days Mike ;) :lol:


My brain would melt! I shall stick to living the experience vicariously through you and donating..


I have heard that you are very social to female family members who are siblings of your parents.
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VERY auntie social!
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Michel wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 09:36
CitroJim wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 05:16
Michel wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 22:20
I'm vaguely tempted to join you on the ride but I'm not sure I know enough people to raise the required amount! That, and it would mean being sociable for more than an hour!



It would mean you'd need to be sociable for at least four days Mike ;) :lol:


My brain would melt! I shall stick to living the experience vicariously through you and donating..


Donation will be most welcome Mike... Nearer the time I'll be getting that side of things sorted out...

I'm likely now, after a lot of deliberation, unless I have experienced company to ride with on the way home, to travel home by train all the way from Amsterdam to Milton Keynes... The trip includes free bike return so I can travel easily to Milton Keynes station and then run home from there...

If you book well ahead, the cost of the train is not much more than flying SleazyJet into Luton and for me, a far more preferable way to travel... Plus Luton is a bit too far for me to run home ;)

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17 Dec 2017, 15:38

And finally, I've entered a MK to Amsterdam and back bike ride today. It will take place in late June and is again a fund raising event for the same hospice..

I was looking for a big cycling challenge in 2018 and now I've found it :) can't wait to get cracking on it...

https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/get-i ... -challenge

Anyone fancy joining me and making a gentle, social holiday-type return journey through Belgium and France?


You (and any companions) are welcome to return via chez-nous in Beaune. I think that I can invent a suitable itinerary (including a few very good technical museums).

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xantia_v6 wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 10:50
CitroJim wrote:
17 Dec 2017, 15:38

And finally, I've entered a MK to Amsterdam and back bike ride today. It will take place in late June and is again a fund raising event for the same hospice..

I was looking for a big cycling challenge in 2018 and now I've found it :) can't wait to get cracking on it...

https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/get-i ... -challenge

Anyone fancy joining me and making a gentle, social holiday-type return journey through Belgium and France?


You (and any companions) are welcome to return via chez-nous in Beaune. I think that I can invent a suitable itinerary (including a few very good technical museums).


Mike, that would be brilliant and I'd love to take you up on that offer please :) I can get a train down to you from Amsterdam... It'll make a brilliant holiday!

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Fired-up the Skoda this afternoon... It's been a while...

After priming her fuel system via the little lever on the side of the fuel pump she started on the button :)

Hoping the weather will soon be good enough to start getting some jobs done on her and to get the new fuel pump into Sally the Saxo...

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CitroJim wrote:
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xantia_v6 wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 10:50
You (and any companions) are welcome to return via chez-nous in Beaune. I think that I can invent a suitable itinerary (including a few very good technical museums).

Mike, that would be brilliant and I'd love to take you up on that offer please :) I can get a train down to you from Amsterdam... It'll make a brilliant holiday!

I would suggest that you get a train from Amsterdam to Freiburg (there is a direct DB express), then I can meet you at the station and we can hop across the border to Mulhouse and spend the afternoon at either http://www.citedutrain.com/?lang=en or http://citedelautomobile.com/en .

If your itinerary allows, we could overnight nearby, and do the other the following day, then back to Beaune, for a day or two of well earned rest. There are at least 3 other good museums to visit as a day trip, but we will see how your stamina is.

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We stopped over in Beaune on our way down to the South Coast last May, it's a lovely place. So nice, we stopped there on the way back too!

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xantia_v6 wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 21:52

I would suggest that you get a train from Amsterdam to Freiburg (there is a direct DB express), then I can meet you at the station and we can hop across the border to Mulhouse and spend the afternoon at either http://www.citedutrain.com/?lang=en or http://citedelautomobile.com/en .

If your itinerary allows, we could overnight nearby, and do the other the following day, then back to Beaune, for a day or two of well earned rest. There are at least 3 other good museums to visit as a day trip, but we will see how your stamina is.


Excellent :) This just gets better and better Mike :) Big smiles here!!!

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How's your CD player repair going, Jim?

Got mine working again last night - I think the belt is a bit too long really, but it works OK for now. Having not used it for over 2 years whilst building work was going on, had forgotten how good it sounds :-D We have a Bose Soundlink Mini which produces an amazing sound from such a small device, but it is not a patch on the 'proper' hi fi. I need a lead to connect the phone headphone jack to the HiFi so we can stream music via it.... :lol: