Life on the edge - returning to the fold!!!

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What bicycle race is that then?

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Velo Birmingham which is touring the Black Country and causing chaos.....

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Xantianut wrote:
23 Sep 2017, 12:03
Velo Birmingham which is touring the Black Country and causing chaos.....



Ahh yes! I did not immediately realise it was being run over closed roads... It's a biggie and if the roads were not closed there would be even bigger chaos ;)

I'm sure last weekend we caused a bit of it on the New Forest 100 at times...

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Any up!

If the roads were not closed then yes, it would be worse. One hotel on the route has had to cancel 2 wedding receptions and both Bewdley and Kidderminster are virtually cut off and on the Severn Valley Railway's Autumn Gala......

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Hello, friends!

That was an interesting trip out.

Papa has bought a length of scaffolding pole to sort my front suspension out which involved a trip to Wednesbury to collect it. Hex the SatNav took us to the place but there was too much traffic for papa to look all around him so Wembley drove past the place. Then reprogrammed Hex and we went back. The postal address is for the street at the side but the entrance to the place was from the main road. Papa did not blame Hex but the Post Office for being "bloody stupid."

However, all is not well here. Papa had a bad fall on Monday, knocking himself out and cracking a rib so he is wincing even with my smooth oleo suspension.

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Xantianut wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 16:01

However, all is not well here. Papa had a bad fall on Monday, knocking himself out and cracking a rib so he is wincing even with my smooth oleo suspension.


Oh, poor papa :( I know exactly what that's like... I suffered rib and intercostal injuries a couple of times as a result of karate injuries...

I hope papa will soon be pain-free but he must not expect the pain to ease any time soon. Ribs take ages to heal :evil:

He has my empathy... Mine was bad enough to stop me swimming for a week or so :(

What;s he planning to do with a scaffold pole?

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I think he is going to try and train Otterchops in the art of Pole Dancing (and no, I don't mean an Eastern European folk dance!).

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Or maybe pole-vaulting James. A great way of bypassing blocked roads ;)

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I think it's something to do with lower ball joints.

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elma wrote:
29 Sep 2017, 20:28
I think it's something to do with lower ball joints.


They can be painful too :twisted:

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Hello, friends.

Papas rib still is not up to sorting my balljoints so they are on hold.

He has, however, joined the ranks of Old Gits and bought some reading glasses. He says they're for delicate work on his modelling workbench but I have my doubts!!

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Hello, friends.

My recent MOT has shown a water leak down the back of my powerful engine. This is now using a lot of water and Papa is saying naughty words. The leak is towards the driver's side and has cleaned the back of the block beautifully!

Where should the old fool look? Any ideas?

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Sounds like you're suffering a problem common in old age - that of being incontinent :lol:

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Oooh! Please don't go there :rofl2: .

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Pretty sure on the HDi engined Xantia there's a plastic coolant elbow in that area that's prone to cracking after a certain age... certainly possible it was carried over to the C5.