Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Oct 2018, 10:36

Thanks all for the very warm welcome back :D I'm really touched by it :-D
white exec wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 16:33
Your 6000 cycling miles a year puts my 2000 (as a teenager) in the shade.


2000 miles is still a bloody awesome mileage Chris :)

To date in 2018 I have currently ridden 6,389 miles and run 761 miles!

And I've swum 87,530 yards... That's nearly 50 miles :twisted:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 06:31
Welcome back Jim.....keep it simple and just follow 2 threads

the simplest thread on the forum.....Picture (s) of the Day! Shove up any old picture, no need for any words!

and your own Blog!

In time maybe shove up a new thread......."Favourite Coffee and Cake stops" certainltly a favourite pastime of ours these days. :-D

Great to see your contributions again
Thanks Neil :D I have a few candidates for pictures of the day... To be honest I don't know where to start I have so many but I'll soon kick off...

Robyn saw the AA box at Devil's Bridge the other day and sent me a picture of it... Would you like to see that one?
Zelandeth wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 01:28
Bloody good to see you back, even if only in brief bursts.

I need to get in touch and pop round some point soon for a proper catch up if life will cut it out and co-operate for long enough!
Zel, it'll be really great to see you! get in touch first as I'm out more than I'm in these days but i can always find some time for you... We need a while as there's a lot to catch up on :)

It's good to be back!

Just baked a loaf and currently my Christmas cake is busy slowly baking in the oven 8-)

Off out on the bike to enjoy this lovely unseasonal weather later this afternoon :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Oct 2018, 13:05

CitroJim wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 10:36
Robyn saw the AA box at Devil's Bridge the other day and sent me a picture of it... Would you like to see that one?


Of course, Its great when a little seed is sown in an FCF thread, and it produces some real world effects!
Crikey we had a holiday in Norfolk on the back of photographing the dog next to the Brancaster AA Box!

You may not have seen this Pic taken by Eifion (who made a trip to Devils Bridge) and came back with this prize

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Oct 2018, 17:39

I did see that one Neil and as a great lover of Imps it very near made my day :D

It was worth coming back on the forum just to see that picture :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Oct 2018, 05:47

The cake is now baked and maturing for Christmas :D

Next task much nearer the day will be to ice it with royal icing...
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Oct 2018, 18:03

It's been raining a bit today around here... In fact it has been coming down like glass stair-rods for most of the day :evil:

Torrential did not cover it - monsoonal more like!

Most of our club bike rides were cancelled as a result but two of us leaders decided to combine our rides and go out despite the biblical conditions along with four hardy souls who joined us...

At the start of the day we had about 20 riders between us but as the morning dawned that soon whittled down to just the very toughest...

We just rode a short 22 mile route and ended up at the Bike Bus near Cranfield for a very well-received coffee and cake...

The amount of standing water on the road and the depth and size of the puddles was amazing... The road was fully flooded at one point and we rode through a good four inches of water :lol:

I've spoken of the Bike Bus before and here it is in drier times :)
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It is a true cyclist's Mecca...

And here we are in somewhat wetter times :lol:
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And us sheltering inside enjoying a beverage or two :)
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We then had to leave the warm and (almost) dry of the bus and then ride home :)

Despite all, we immensely enjoyed it and found on our return we'd been christened the Official Nutters :lol:

Fair comment I think!

Happy days - The shame was that when I went out for a 4 mile run at 04:30 this morning it was lovely and warm and dry...

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 14 Oct 2018, 22:48

Your looking happy and really well Jim. Good to see!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Oct 2018, 04:12

daviemck2006 wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 22:48
Your looking happy and really well Jim. Good to see!


I must admit to both of those conditions Davie :D

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 17 Oct 2018, 17:27

It's been a bit of an unusual day for me... After some ten days of running and cycling every day along with swimming on weekdays I decided today would be a rest day... I didn't get up until 06:30 (as against my normal 03:45), I didn't run as I normally do, didn't swim and have not cycled :shock:

Instead I beavered away at some necessary admin work and totally mentally exhausted myself doing it :evil: Then fitted the new plastic moulding to Robyn's C1 before going shopping with her :D That revived me a treat!

I charged Robyn a Costa coffee for the supply and fit of the new moulding...

This afternoon I gave my winter bike some TLC. Yesterday when I rode it during a club ride I noted an odd intermittent ticking noise when under power... Investigation revealed this to be the rear gear cassette loose on the freehub due to a partially unscrewed locking ring...

This was a good excuse to give the cassette a strip and a thorough clean... here it is in bits:
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I also noted a rough sounding bearing in the freehub so that'll need attention soon... It's not a big issue as it's only noticeable on the over-run...

Then I replaced the brake pads front and rear... Both sets were worn right down to practically nothing... I definitely got my money's worth from the last set but yesterday it was patently obvious I needed to sort them as I'd almost run out of brakes... Not good...
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Tomorrow I'll be back to normal... Out running by 04:30, then swimming and then after breakfast I'll be leading a 40 mile bike ride out to a particularly lovely cafe :)

Looks like the weather will be fairly OK too...

And finally, I'm still very much enjoying being back on the forum :)

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by van ordinaire » 17 Oct 2018, 21:25

& we're enjoying having you back, Jim - or,is it only me who's noticed a change of ambiance? A little more nonsense/frivolity/bonhomie?

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by DHallworth » 17 Oct 2018, 21:42

Your exercise posts make me feel tired reading them, Jim :lol:

I get palpitations just walking past the door to the gym that Cheryl works in and I only tend to pop in there as they serve Costa Coffee :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by white exec » 17 Oct 2018, 21:54

van ordinaire wrote:
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We're enjoying having you back, Jim - or, is it only me who's noticed a change of ambiance? A little more nonsense/frivolity/bonhomie?
No, the recent difference is palpable - and long may it continue!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Oct 2018, 05:49

white exec wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 21:54
van ordinaire wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 21:25
We're enjoying having you back, Jim - or, is it only me who's noticed a change of ambiance? A little more nonsense/frivolity/bonhomie?
No, the recent difference is palpable - and long may it continue!


Yes, me too!! I think that it's all to do with my life finally getting nicely sorted and into a good sort of groove these days... I'm thoroughly loving each day and living each day to the maximum extent and doing my very best to extract the fullest from every one... By and large that works...

I don't take life very seriously - except where I must - and look for a good giggle wherever possible :)
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Your exercise posts make me feel tired reading them, Jim :lol:
:lol: It's one of the three cornerstones that keeps me more or less functional David... Exercise, good food and low stress... It seems to work too but then I do love it... In fact I'm addicted to it now :D I miss it terribly when I don't run and cycle especially...

Happy to report I'm back to normal today, I've not long since returned from a lovely 4 mile run :) Off swimming in a bit and then off for 50 or so miles on the bike...

I'll then see if my bike work yesterday has resolved the funny little noise issue I had...

It'll be good to have brakes again too :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by Mandrake » 18 Oct 2018, 08:48

DHallworth wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 21:42
Your exercise posts make me feel tired reading them, Jim :lol:

I get palpitations just walking past the door to the gym that Cheryl works in and I only tend to pop in there as they serve Costa Coffee :lol:

Ditto. :lol:

I knew Jim would be back sooner or later. Looks like it was sooner! Welcome back Jim. :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Oct 2018, 05:17

Mandrake wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 08:48
I knew Jim would be back sooner or later. Looks like it was sooner! Welcome back Jim. :-D


Thanks Simon :)

A bit more bike work yesterday afternoon after being slightly unhappy with the smoothness of the gearchange
during a long ride out to one of our favourite cafes where I enjoyed a most excellent Eccles cake :D
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I remembered that just before I laid up this bike for the summer it fell over in the wind one day onto the derailleur and slightly bent the hanger it mounts onto... I thought I'd fixed it with a bit of judicious on-bike bending but not so...

I had the hanger off - the bit between the frame and the derailleur proper in the picture - and carefully straightened it ad checking it was truly straight by laying it on the lathe bed. Seems OK now but the true test will be on my ride today...
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Derailleur adjustment and setup is more a black art than an exact science!

A picture taken of us on or ride yesterday at our cafe stop... We do rather enjoy our rides and we do try to get some good pictures...
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This morning, before I go for my next club ride I'm fitting some new tyres... Some of these lovelies :D
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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 19 Oct 2018, 15:34

CitroJim wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 05:17

This morning, before I go for my next club ride I'm fitting some new tyres... Some of these lovelies :D

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With Black Chilli Compound? You could always grow your own :-D

https://thehippyseedcompany.com/product ... ck-chilli/

Regards Neil