Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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My allergies are worse than I realised :( Robyn needed new wipers for her C1 today so we went into Halfords....

I had to leave pronto... Robyn thinks the cause was the paint aisle... I can still taste it and feeling the effects now :evil:

Halfords is now strictly out of bounds...

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Sounds like you need a trike Jim. Ice then is annoying, but at least you're less likely to wind up in A&E if you hit a patch.

Ever tried riding one?

We've got a TW Bents recumbent one here which is a nice comfy thing to ride, and if I didn't have the C5 it would probably see a lot more use. Folds up too which makes it slightly less of a pain to store and transport - as it's LONG. Only real complaint of it is that has the turning circle of the Titanic.
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It's a heavy old thing, but you don't really notice that once you're moving...it really is quite a different experience to riding a bike.

If you'd like to give it a try feel free to let me know as you're most welcome.

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Zelandeth wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 22:23
Sounds like you need a trike Jim. Ice then is annoying, but at least you're less likely to wind up in A&E if you hit a patch.

Ever tried riding one?
No, that's something I've been wanting to try for ages...

Zelandeth wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 22:23

If you'd like to give it a try feel free to let me know as you're most welcome.


Yes please!

Right now I'm off out into the onservatory to ride an hour to nowhere... Far too risky to run this morning :(

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Re: Citrojim's Pixo, Saxo and Cycling Tales

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have a look at zwift.com - you may find you are not alone.

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It's about bloody time I actually cycled more than a few miles from home...methinks I need to dig the trike out this coming week and bring it over to you Jim.

99% of what I do is just going out and riding around in the same circle with the dog time after time...so a new journey might be a good thing.

I think one thing it really could do with is better tyres...my favourites are the City Jets by Schwalbe - for trikes anyway where the structure works really well to give a decent degree of shock absorbing without needing really wide cross sections and the associated rolling resistance. They transformed the C5 anyhow.

Jim - if you need anything grabbing for you or yours from anywhere local please don't hesitate to drop me a text or something. I really don't mind taking the odd five minutes out here and there to save you hassle. I'm pretty much smack in the middle between anywhere you're likely to need stuff from. I don't care if it's Halfords, IKEA or ECP, you know where I am - I like being able to be helpful, so it's really not a chore. If I'm busy and can't manage I'll just let you know.

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van ordinaire wrote:
24 Jan 2019, 22:54
have a look at zwift.com - you may find you are not alone.



Problem is Van, Zwift costs and on my retirement budget I cannot justify it... There are less costly alternatives I'll be looking into as time goes by... For now I'm content to ride it wearing the bone conductors and enjoying the wireless or music :)
Zelandeth wrote:
25 Jan 2019, 02:28
It's about bloody time I actually cycled more than a few miles from home...methinks I need to dig the trike out this coming week and bring it over to you Jim.
Zel, please do and I'm always very happy to go out for a cycle with you... I know loads of lovely rides around MK and many that go nowhere near the roads and are a bit off the beaten Redway tracks too :)


Zelandeth wrote:
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Jim - if you need anything grabbing for you or yours from anywhere local please don't hesitate to drop me a text or something. I really don't mind taking the odd five minutes out here and there to save you hassle. I'm pretty much smack in the middle between anywhere you're likely to need stuff from. I don't care if it's Halfords, IKEA or ECP, you know where I am - I like being able to be helpful, so it's really not a chore. If I'm busy and can't manage I'll just let you know.
That's very much appreciated Zel :D Especially as some retail establishments such as Halfords, are now strictly off-limits for me...

I'll soon be needing some new running shoes but that's something I must do myself... Happily, not allergic to Up and Running yet but the Trek bicycle shop next door is always a risk - to my wallet :lol:

I was able to run again this morning :D Weather totally different... I ran in warm rain and so loved it I ran 8 miles...

I thin came home and did a further 20 minutes of weights and a session on the Turbo :)

Now resting up and reading the forum before going out for a proper bike ride :)

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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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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

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Well done, Jim. You have earned it!

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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 👍💛😃