Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Jan 2019, 07:19

Just enjoyed a great weekend :)

Lots of running and cycling :) Already this year I have cycled 850 miles and run 150 miles!

Highlight was a very windy and hilly 40 mile club ride to our local Emmaus Village on Sunday...

It was so windy we nearly got blown away a few times... All had to help one of our number to stop her very light bike blowing away when we stopped at the Emmaus cafe for coffee and cake...
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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Feb 2019, 08:25

Been working on this... The latest addition to my vintage audio collection :)
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It was in a hell of a state... It had been out of use for years and parts of the tape transport mechanism were seized from dried-out grease...

A strip, a clean and a bit of other TLC now sees it working :)

It came with a pile of NOS tapes and one used one... The used one was fascinating as it contained a long recording of Radio Northampton from February 1985! The news bulletin containing a piece on Margret Thatcher, coal mines in Scotland being in fire and the Libyans moaning about a memorial to PC Yvonne Fletcher allowed it to be dated fairly accurately!

A real time-warp and how BBC Local radio has changed in the past 30 years!

The mains lead is a bit iffy though... I think I shall have to do something about that... Not to my standard... I'd have used a choc-block and sellotape :lol:
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Last night I attended our cycling club annual awards evening...

I was shocked and stunned by this - the cycling equivalent of an Oscar :D
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Hugely proud, humbled and honoured :)

It was a late night for me and I didn't see bed until near midnight... Up this morning and just been out and ran 8 miles!!!

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 03 Feb 2019, 08:29

Well done, Jim. You have earned it!

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Feb 2019, 17:03

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 08:29
Well done, Jim. You have earned it!


Thanks James :D

Here's a pictorial equation to solve...

What does...
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add up to?

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Bliss :D

Truly, it was a magical ride out today... Cold and still icy in parts but beautifully sunny and the perfect therapy for the cabin fever I've been increasingly feeling whilst bad weather kept me off my bike...

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by KennyW » 03 Feb 2019, 17:22

Well done Jim on your award and fixing the reel tape recorder.

You are making me jealous with the amount of bike riding.

But having to leave the current job due to family circumstances, more cycling hopefully soon.

When's the bliss trip taking place and enjoy.

Kenny

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 03 Feb 2019, 17:59

Great to hear from you Kenny :D

The particular bliss mentioned above happened earlier today although for me bliss happens several times a week now I'm retired...

Never happier when I'm either running or cycling :D I generally run upwards of 10K every morning nowadays...

I trust those family circumstances are good ones? I guess they must be if may lead the way to more cycling...

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by KennyW » 03 Feb 2019, 21:38

Yes, they are allowing me more time with family, looking after grandchildren and cycling.

Also giving me time for my French project, converting a large garage into a house. With the additional fun of cycling in France.


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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by xantiamanic » 03 Feb 2019, 22:06

Been a while since i've been here but good to see you're still keeping active at your age Jim ..... oh, and well done on your 'oscar' 😀

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 04 Feb 2019, 07:18

KennyW wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 21:38
Yes, they are allowing me more time with family, looking after grandchildren and cycling.


Kenny, that's excellent :D Whats the project?
xantiamanic wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 22:06
Been a while since i've been here but good to see you're still keeping active at your age Jim ..... oh, and well done on your 'oscar' 😀
Mike, brilliant to hear from you :-D It's been a while... I trust all is good in your world? Certainly hope so [-o<

This morning was a bit different from previous ones... Warm, wet and rather windy :o

I enjoyed a great run though... I love running in the pouring rain but not so keen when I run through a deep puddle, get soaking wet feet and have to run another 4 miles like that :evil:

Especially when it results in a blister on my toe :twisted:

This morning's run brought to you by the great people at Strava and sharing by Android!
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A bit slow due to the wind and sodden feet... It still very much hit the spot 👍💛😃

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by van ordinaire » 04 Feb 2019, 20:56

Have to say your award makes my 2 "long distance" trophies for attending the Cadillac Big Meet (in Austria) pale into insignificance - not that it'll stop me trying for the hat-trick next year.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by KennyW » 05 Feb 2019, 22:18

Jim,,

It's converting a large garage into a house, having lots of fun submitting the plans but hope to start in April.

The house is in the Haute-Garonne region, with Toulouse being the biggest city and very near the Pyrenees.


Hence the need to get my bike legs back


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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 06 Feb 2019, 07:30

KennyW wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 22:18
Jim,,

It's converting a large garage into a house, having lots of fun submitting the plans but hope to start in April.

The house is in the Haute-Garonne region, with Toulouse being the biggest city and very near the Pyrenees.


Hence the need to get my bike legs back


Kenny


Wow :D Lovely... That sounds like heaven to me Kenny :D

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by van ordinaire » 06 Feb 2019, 23:27

Although the trend here for some time now has been converting the garage into a spare room, just love the idea of converting a garage into a house (even if it has been done on a smaller scale in Princetown) - my son has long thought what I need is a (decommissioned) village garage with small cottage on site!

The very same son who, at 6 months, was taken in a carrycot in the back of my 1st P6B to a gite near Toulouse, to Andorra, on into Spain, back into France, & the gite (a day out, turned into dinner too late/far away to return, overnight in Andorra & a 200 mile Spanish excursion). Still my only car to have crossed the Pyrenees AND the Alps.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by GiveMeABreak » 13 Feb 2019, 14:41

CitroJim wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 12:48

Monday's may be my last bike ride for a while I fear :( At least until this silly weater goes away... I love my cycling and not much stops me but the risk of ice and falling with broken bones as a very likely outcome is not for me! I'm not completely mad... Not Quite 😂
Are you sure it's just the risk of ice and falling off Jim? :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 Feb 2019, 16:51

GiveMeABreak wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 14:41
CitroJim wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 12:48

Monday's may be my last bike ride for a while I fear :( At least until this silly weater goes away... I love my cycling and not much stops me but the risk of ice and falling with broken bones as a very likely outcome is not for me! I'm not completely mad... Not Quite 😂
Are you sure it's just the risk of ice and falling off Jim? :-D

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:rofl2: They must have tough a perineum :o

Been doing lots of riding this week... Just shy of 200 miles so far :)

I'm having a rest day tomorrow and then a weekend of running :)