Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 13:28
Zelandeth wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 13:10
Not much I can do really I know, but you know where I am if there's anything I can do.


Thanks Zel, appreciated :D Things are deteriorating and that, as you may have already realised, is why I sold the Skoda :( Not through choice...

Hope the airlines sort themselves out soon and get you happily home and in comfort [-o<
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08 Apr 2018, 12:46
I'm the opposite of you Jim, mornings are a total waste of time for me and I only start being remotely mentally human after a few hours. At least you are physically good.

We need to combine out strengths Davie... With your afternoon mental abilities and my physical abilities we could make one nearly-functional human :wink: :lol:



Well we've made it to Atlanta at least. Now getting some breakfast, then hopefully figure out where on earth we check in for the next flight. ...and pray we get seats together.

Jim, for what it's worth my father in law suffers from a variant of the same condition as you, so I do have a bit of experience with it. He tends to find that he's far worse in the winter, and given how grey and horrible the weather has been lately that can't help. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that when things brighten up a bit that you might find you perk up a bit.

Please don't be afraid to ask for a hand with stuff when you're having a bad period. It's not admitting defeat, it's recognising that there are better things to focus your energy on. I don't care if it's a lift over here for a coffee and a change of scenery, helping pick something up from a supermarket, extra pair of hands for a job etc, please give me a shout if I can be useful. Our door is always open (well... except for when I'm out obviously) for you.

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Yes, same here Jim. If you need a hand just shout. I'm always up for a ride up There!

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Thanks both :)

Bizarrely, I'm far better in the depths of winter - Illogical I know but that's how it's been for a number of years now...

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you'll be one of the few people loving this weather then Jim ! :-D

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CitroJim wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 17:55
Thanks both :)

Bizarrely, I'm far better in the depths of winter - Illogical I know but that's how it's been for a number of years now...


Interesting!

Well I guess it's true that everyone is different.

Either way Jim I hope that this bad spell is just that and you're back to feeling more like your old self again soon.

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I wonder how easy it would be for us to purchase a property in each of the Arctic Circles so that CitroJim could alternate between zones of his optimal temperature and performance?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 22:11
I wonder how easy it would be for us to purchase a property in each of the Arctic Circles so that CitroJim could alternate between zones of his optimal temperature and performance?

A property in Scotland (I already own it) and one in new Zealand and Jim and I can stay 6 months in each. I'll be in Scotland may June July August and September when Jim is in new Zealand (winter) and swap for the other 6 months lol

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CitroJim wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 17:55
Thanks both :)

Bizarrely, I'm far better in the depths of winter - Illogical I know but that's how it's been for a number of years now...


I'm not. The cold weather does me in. I got cold today up a bloody hill looking at a Basilica in Marseille. It was still 18c but *very* windy. I wasn't dressed for it. I knew that it would cause problems later on in the evening and I was right. I felt the shoulder pain and upper back tightness and burning forearms of the old thyroid symptoms coming on, so rushed the 140km back to Frejus which took every ounce of brain power I had, and now I'm a wreck. In a lot of pain, burning arms, painful joints and terrible mind-fog. I hate it. It'll last for a few days but I'll have to ignore it as I'm on holiday with an 8 year old!

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Oh Mike, that's not good :( I know the brain-fog problem so well.. I wish you a very speedy recovery and may the rest of your holiday be absolutely brilliant and very enjoyable...

I like the idea of moving around to take advantage of a perfect personal climate! I know I'm odd as as I'm happy cycling in sub-zero temperatures and the wet and just love running in the rain...

New Zealand wouldn't work for me though - I can't fly... Maybe Northern Scotland in the summer and Deepest Somerset in the winter!

Brain is still dead today and it looks like it may be for some time. Despite that, I'm physically good and very happy and content... The only issue is a non-functional brain and being unable to work because of it...

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OK, we will try and dig you your own private tunnel between locations, well lit and with rest points at suitably regular intervals so that you can cycle between your summer and winter home!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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OK, we will try and dig you your own private tunnel between locations, well lit and with rest points at suitably regular intervals so that you can cycle between your summer and winter home!


Perfect :D

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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OK, we will try and dig you your own private tunnel between locations, well lit and with rest points at suitably regular intervals so that you can cycle between your summer and winter home!

A straight through tunnel from here to NZ. Jim and I can meet in the middle for a natter on the way. Save me braving airports, don't mind the flying bit but hate the airport bit.

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It would not be possible to do it as a straight through tunnel, Davie, as Jim has to be able to CYCLE through it, not freefall to the other end!

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daviemck2006 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 11:54
don't mind the flying bit but hate the airport bit.


Same here! I decided I'd rather drive the 11 hours to the South of France with a stopover halfway than deal with bloody airports, obtuse arrangements and worst of all - other passengers. Then I had to hire a car and I was in the queue for an hour despite pre-booking, simply because the British cockwits also in the queue hadn't been bothered to read the T&Cs and went all shouty Eastenders style on the desk staff. Of course, when I got to the desk I had all my docs and booking papers ready, and it took me no more than 5 mins to be on my way.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 12:00
It would not be possible to do it as a straight through tunnel, Davie, as Jim has to be able to CYCLE through it, not freefall to the other end!

But once past the centre point then gravity will take effect the opposite way so it will be an endurance uphill stretch that Jim excels at :rofl2: