Citrojim's AX, Saxo, Pixo, Running and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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He is not expecting people to keep up for long, he is setting this up so other cyclists can 'join' him on his tour. It could be worth having a look to see what is involved. He is (for two 'stages' each day) taking it slowly for anybody who is interested in joining him.

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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CitroJim wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 07:36

Bobins, RGT Cycling has Mont Ventoux... It looks brutal :twisted:
Take a tip from me, start at the top of the mountain and coast downhill - no one will notice :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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bobins wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 10:10
CitroJim wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 07:36

Bobins, RGT Cycling has Mont Ventoux... It looks brutal :twisted:
Take a tip from me, start at the top of the mountain and coast downhill - no one will notice :-D
That is a very good plan 😂😂😂

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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I'm sure you already know about this but if not well worth a look:


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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Are you fairly fully recovered from your 'incident' now Jim?

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Peter.N. wrote:
29 Apr 2020, 18:54
Are you fairly fully recovered from your 'incident' now Jim?
Almost Peter :-D I'm still wearing a neck brace and my orthopaedic consultant continues to ban me from running but has sanctioned as much walking and static cycling as I want... So I've been power-walking loads, including a half marathon distance power-walk this morning...

I'm also riding huge miles on my bike via the Turbo Trainer and Zwift, I've even ridden Mont Ventoux :D

Happy, I'm now 99% pain-free :D

I'm so busy with organising and hosting virtual Group Rides for my cycling club and myriad other activities I have very little spare time and this forum suffers a lack of attention from me running out of time and mental energy after a busy day... Besides, I do nothing with cars these days apart from run up Sally every couple of weeks just to check her and I'm sure none of you are remotely interested in my athletic activities...

Next week I'm off for a CT Scan and then after another orthopaedic consultation in June I should be free of the neck brace and be able to drive again and regain some more of my independence...

If anyone wants to more closely follow my non,automotive adventures, may I suggest you follow me on Instagram, Strava and friend me on Facebook ;)

Take care all :D

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Hi Jim

Not very good on social media I'm afraid but very pleased you are recovering well and almost out of pain.

We are not disinterested in your athletic accomplishments Jim, just that we are not all built for that sort of thing and other interests take up our time, or like me some of us are old and arthritic :wink:

Glad to hear you are getting organized for the time when we are able to get out and about again - I'm sure you're not bored anyway. This lock down has made very little difference to us. Living deep in the countryside with no close neighbors gives us a lot of freedom and there are plenty of jobs to be done here.

We miss seeing our son and grandchildren on a regular basis, and also our holiday in Scotland which we should be going on in a couple of weeks but hopefully things will improve later in the year.

Keep up the good work Jim

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Peter.N. wrote:
11 Apr 2020, 18:57
Nice neat job Jim. Potted electronics are a pain to work on but nothing ever moves and breaks.

Heard on 2m last night ' at least metrication has some benefits, I would feel a idiot calling CQ CQ 6 foot six'.

Peter
Bahahaa! (laughter directed at both the potted electronics quote & the CQ call).

Wow, Jim, it's a while since I've had time to have a read through the forum much & it seems you've been in the wars? :( What on earth happened? (I can roughly guess it was a "sorry mate, didn't see you" job?) Glad to read that you're on the mend though and I'd echo what others have said, that this forum wouldn't be the same without you here. I dare say if I didn't expect to find news of yourself here I might not find time to visit at all!

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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I cannot help but notice the irony of ekjdm14's 2nd and 3rd car in his profile sums up Jim's recent events :wink:

ekjdm14's Cars: '95 Xantia 1.9D automatic - 102k/150+k on replacement engine
'02 206 Style 1.4HDi - hit by Audi, still alive
'06 206 Verve 1.4i - 98k *not dead just yet!!!*

:lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Just to let people know that (according to his Instagram pictures) CitroJim no longer has to wear a neck brace (although he still has to take things carefully).

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Pleased to hear that.

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Good to see the brace has gone, just need to get on your bike have a ride again.

With retirement and covid I've managed to start building up my bike legs again out twice weekly coming up to 50 km per ride. Mostly on the flat with some bumps but I'm lucky to have some good climbs in range. Building up to going to France and cycling around my new project in the Haute Garonne, with the Preyennes nearby.
Last year in my village the Tour came through had my granddaughter was there to see. A must for a cyclist to see the Tour live, it's quite simply incredible to watch and witness.

Wishing you a speedy recovery and back cycling again.

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Happy Birthday, Jim.

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 06:38
Happy Birthday, Jim.
Thank you James :-D I had a most excellent one :)

Just like Slartybartfast (of HHGTTG fame) I've briefly come out of retirement to do one more Xantia Activa job...

To set the scene... Many weeks ago I went for my usual run in the dark of the early morning and in the light of my head torch I spotted a red Xantia and thought 'Gosh! You don't see many of those about these days' Then i saw the number plate and realisation dawned it was Zel's in for MoT at our local garage...

Many, many mornings I ran past it and days turned into weeks and it was still there unmoved...

Fast forward early this week. I booked my Saxo in for an MoT and the garage said 'You don't fancy doing a suspension bush on a Xantia do you Jim?'

After a bit of careful thought I said yes...

The car had been standing so long the battery was totally flat and after borrowing my Saxo battery it was finally on my drive ready to have spanners applied :)

Here it is...
Awaiting Spanners...
Awaiting Spanners...
And here it is this morning after my early run... All in bits at the front... The car, not me although still have a slightly niggly knee after running my first marathon of 2020 a couple of weeks ago...
Run 27082020
Run 27082020
To be continued...

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Re: Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Nice to see you back again Jim. I fancy a ride up to see you one day for a brew and a bit of cake! Can never work out when you’ll be in!