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\:D/ Nothing beats a fluid change, Jim!
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white exec wrote: 20 Mar 2020, 16:58 \:D/ Nothing beats a fluid change, Jim!
Not sure what service schedule Jim is on, full 3 year or an intermediate semi flush :)
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Just got up to speed - all the best Jim! Thinking of you!
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admiral51 wrote: 20 Mar 2020, 20:56
white exec wrote: 20 Mar 2020, 16:58 \:D/ Nothing beats a fluid change, Jim!
Not sure what service schedule Jim is on, full 3 year or an intermediate semi flush :)
Lets hope he did not have his spheres changed or get a leaky strut !
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Hi All :-D

I have only just seen and been able to read this thread! Thank you all for your very kind comments :-D I'm surprised any of you even remember me!

Time for an update...

Things went very bad for a long while and only now am I starting to properly recover. It all started well but it seems I may well have brought Covid home from hospital and went down with all the classic symptoms. That, along with a severe reaction to opoid-based pain meds nearly did for me... :evil:

I would have been happy to have ended it all there. Covid is bloody horrible.

Happily, thanks to my good base fitness and being generally tough as well as a Citroen owner, I pulled through.

The day before my accident I'd ran a 20 mile race in under three hours and had been running continuously for 80 days and racking up huge cycling mileage so fitness was OK!

Now I'm well on the road to recovery and walking every morning, taking full advantage of government recommendations. I can't quite run yet as the ribs still hurt if I try and running with a neck brace is not a good idea but I can walk :-D

I can also ride my bike on the Turbo Trainer and enjoy virtual rides around London courtesy of a piece of software called Zwift and some nifty electro-mechanical wizardry in the Turbo. It very faithfully replicates thee feel of a real ride...

Than's enough from me, I attach a few pictures to show progress!

Me after a brutal bike ride around London...
Own Work
Own Work
My bike mounted on the Turbo...
My bike
My bike
And London as seen from the bike on Zwift...
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Zwift Screenshot
The best computer game ever!


All the best all, keep safe and take care!
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Welcome back, Jim. While the Forum is doing well, it isn't the same place without you. Keep up with the exercise (as best you can), and get well soon.
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It is VERY good to hear from you again, Jim. Stay safe and enjoy the sights of London from the safety of home :)
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Great to feel you know someone when you've never actually spoken, even greater to see you have added beating Covid to your fantastic list of achievements and greatest of all to see you back on the FCF. Keep up the recuperation Jim and stay safe!! :) :) :)
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Good to hear you are making good progress with the recovery Jim. A damned shame that you had to endure the downside of it though.
I'm sure you are in good hands with your girls to keep an eye on you.
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Great news Jim =D>

That game looks great but I think there's someone in front of you :shock:
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Not much more that I can add. Nice to hear from you Jim.
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From the archives :-D
CitroJim wrote: 29 Jan 2019, 05:56 Image

Very welcome after a very chilly bike ride 😋 It was just too cold for cake...

I was full of beans after that :lol:
Great to hear you are full of beans once more Jim :-D

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Really good news, Jim. Here's to a complete recovery!
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Hey Jim.....STOP HIJACKING my thread with your "I'm better now etc etc..."

:)

So glad I am now redundant :)
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Stickyfinger wrote: 09 Apr 2020, 10:59 Hey Jim.....STOP HIJACKING my thread with your "I'm better now etc etc..."

:)

So glad I am now redundant :)
:rofl2: :rofl2: Sorry Alasdair! I won't do it again!

Thanks all, just enjoyed reading your replies :-D I guess I'm back on the forum now... I must try and catch up on what's been happening...

Another little milestone... Thought I'd better see if Sally was still alive... She's not moved for a few weeks...

She started up instantly and ran like a clock. What a car :-D

Here she is, back in the winter, in one of my special happy places - Salcey Forest - where I helped establish a new parkrun last year :)
Super Sally in Salcey
Super Sally in Salcey
Super Sally in Salcey Again!
Super Sally in Salcey Again!
Sadly, neither Sally nor I can visit this magical place but hopefully soon!
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