Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 29 Oct 2018, 08:38

Thanks Puxa :D I will search out Louise - she and I would appear to have the same sort of attitude...

I read a book a while ago about an ex-soldier who developed early-onset Alzheimer's at 35 and decided to cycle around the world whilst he still could... Inspirational!

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by KennyW » 29 Oct 2018, 22:37

Jim,

Nice to know your still up and running!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenny

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 30 Oct 2018, 06:54

KennyW wrote:
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Jim,

Nice to know your still up and running!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenny


Likewise Kenny :D

I trust you're well?

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Re: Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Post by KennyW » 31 Oct 2018, 22:43

Jim,

Thanks for the kind thoughts, occasionally I get the chance to go out on my bike. Not enough time to put the miles in.
Currently have a couple of projects on the go, plus the C5 is needing some maintenance work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So plenty to keep me going.

Kenny

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 Nov 2018, 07:45

Life goes on rather well, lots of running, although that's temporarily off the menu as I did a silly then other morning and twisted my ankle on a kerb close to home - a kerb I run over every morning :twisted: :evil:

It doesn't stop me cycling though... I'm taking great advantage of the continuing fine weather - the amount of cyclists out on Sunday was legendary :D

Yesterday we cycled out to an absolute treasure of a place :D It was a long ride but well worth it... The destination was Ashpoles Tearooms in the village of Sharnbrook somewhat north of Bedford just off the A6...

The place is simply a time-warp from the early 50s or even earlier... The only modern thing - that looks totally incongruous - is the till and card reader for electronic payments! Even the wireless is vintage and the clock is from Clapham Common railway station!

Tea is made with loose tea, served in proper teapots with knitted teacosies :D

With that lot I was in heaven :-D

When you visit it feels more like you're visiting family for high tea on a Sunday afternoon... Truly, it's just lovely :D

Here's a few photos of the place:
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The welcome is incredibly warm and the food is truly delicious... If you ever find yourselves near Sharnbrook dive off the A6 and pay the tearooms a visit...

I mentioned the clock... Sadly it does not work and that infuriates me :twisted: I've promised the tearoom owner I'll revisit and see if I can fix it...

All this cycling is taking a toll on my bike - it's needing a weekly service now... This year I'm currently on 7,200 miles and should comfortably exceed 8,000 miles before the year end... Aiming for 10,000 next year :)

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 07 Nov 2018, 10:06

Nice looking place Jim

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Gibbo2286 » 07 Nov 2018, 11:47

Your story about the ex soldier Jim reminded me of an Australian chap who developed arthritis and decided to 'walk it off' he set off with his dog and a wheeled trolley thing to walk the entire coastline of Oz.

He completed the trip and, interviewed by a reporter, said he felt fit and well but was now frightened to stop in case it all came back.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by RichardW » 07 Nov 2018, 13:20

Jim

You should visit the tea room at Sibsey Mill (https://www.sibseytraderwindmill.co.uk/country-tearoom/) which has a fine tea room, with an amazing selection of clocks - only about 100 miles from you, should be a gentle day out :lol: . I had to Video this one for the boys, I thought it was a real jem!!


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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Nov 2018, 07:14

RichardW wrote:
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Jim

You should visit the tea room at Sibsey Mill (https://www.sibseytraderwindmill.co.uk/country-tearoom/) which has a fine tea room, with an amazing selection of clocks


Excellent!!! That's on the list Richard :)

Funnily enough I was looking at potential rides out that way just yesterday - a great destination and with all those clocks I'd be in heaven :D

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Nov 2018, 19:09

Finally, something about cars :)

After a most excellent bike ride today that took me past the Millbrook Proving Ground, I came home and gave my little Pixo her winter service...

All was fine and she's doing well :) She's now good for another six months...

My cars are now serviced on a time basis... Every 6 months or every 100 miles :lol:

This is her little engine - all three pots-worth :)
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Alasdair has told me in no uncertain terms the engine bay is filthy and needs a good clean... It does and I must do so... I did start cleaning it in a small way today whilst chatting to my neighbour...

Alasdair has also told me I need to give my Saxo some love... She'll be getting some very soon as I properly put her to bed for the winter :)

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 08 Nov 2018, 21:52

Would that be the same 3 pot as in Mum in Law's 2011 Micra Jim? 1198cc? Goes well.

Nissan or Renault ancestry?

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 Nov 2018, 05:15

Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur wrote:
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Would that be the same 3 pot as in Mum in Law's 2011 Micra Jim? 1198cc? Goes well.

Nissan or Renault ancestry?


Neither Puxa, it's a Suzuki Alto in disguise ;) The engine is a 1000cc job and goes well enough but nothing like the little three-pot in the Citroen C1/Pug 107. It's a bit rougher too but lasting well...

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 Nov 2018, 22:37

Jim, on the "Yesterday" channel (on Freeview, channel 19) there will be a new series of "Impossible Engineering" starting 20th November, and the first episode will be about the new sarcophagus for the Chernobyl reactor.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Michel » 09 Nov 2018, 22:51

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 22:37
Jim, on the "Yesterday" channel (on Freeview, channel 19) there will be a new series of "Impossible Engineering" starting 20th November, and the first episode will be about the new sarcophagus for the Chernobyl reactor.


I forsee an issue here.

Jim has no telly.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 09 Nov 2018, 22:53

True, but it normally is available on the Web not long afterwards.