The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:34 pm

poohkies wrote:still way way to cold :)

no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TraceyG » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:31 pm

I bailed on Tuesday and Thursday because the headwinds would have sent me backwards at a greater rate than I could have pedalled forwards. Went for a short walk at lunchtime and genuinely had difficulty walking forwards at one point!

But I did get in 50km from Licola almost all the way to Cowwarr (hubby arrived in car to pick me up with a promise of coffee - how could I say no) - took serious concentration to stay safe with the wind blown debris all over the roads.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:01 am

I got maimed by the edge of a chamois last week. Missing bark where leg becomes cheek, its currently in the "keeps popping back open" stage. It happened once before when I got saturated in the rain and I thought it was an isolated incident, but it happened again in dry weather. Those pants are so going in the bin. Bad scene!!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:32 pm

I'm now on leave for eight weeks and almost all of it is away OS.

While the iron lump is coming with me for company, mostly I will be doing "touristy" things and there is no way will I get to replace the every-morning distance that I do to and from work. Though I will certainly be trying.

I'll try and post a few pics of the both of us as we wander the paths and tracks of Europe. :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:42 pm

definitely jealous colin. enjoy and have safe travels
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby nezumi » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:42 pm

Leaving my bike at work tonight.

Aside from the fact that I will be working late and won't have sufficient layers for the night air, my phone died on the ride in today - this means no Strava, and as we all know - if it's not on Strava, it doesn't count.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TonyMax » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:02 am

It's still too cold. I know I'm falling way behind in my quest to do 6000km this year, but the plan is for twice weekly commutes starting September (when it's a little warmer) which will give me at least 150 commuting km per week until the end of the year.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Sweeper59 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:51 am

ColinOldnCranky wrote:I'm now on leave for eight weeks and almost all of it is away OS.

While the iron lump is coming with me for company, mostly I will be doing "touristy" things and there is no way will I get to replace the every-morning distance that I do to and from work. Though I will certainly be trying.

I'll try and post a few pics of the both of us as we wander the paths and tracks of Europe. :mrgreen:


Colin, I've just come back from an 8 week tour of the UK and Europe. Before our holiday, I got online and checked out the hotels involved with our tour, and was happy that most of them included a gym. But despite vowing to exercise as often as possible, the bottom line is ..... I used the gyms a total of ZERO times in 8 week !! Sure, our tour involved plenty of walking, but it also involved too many good beers, an excess of good food and many hours sitting on buses, trains, planes and ferries!

We had a fantastic holiday, saw plenty of amazing sights and met some great people - but I came home with quite a few extra kilos and very unfit. Two months later, after lagging at the back of the pack almost ride, I'm only just starting to get back to some reasonable fitness. I've been riding 2 or 3 times a week, as well as a couple of circuit & weights sessions with a fitness group, but the first few weeks back were bloody hard work. I'm happy that I've loss 3 of the 6 kilos I gained on our trip, but I've still got a long way to go fitness-wise.

Enjoy your trip! :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:46 pm

My lame excuse of the day is that my foot is sore from running on the weekend.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bychosis » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:10 am

Lining them up this morning
1: cold
2: wet, not raining but plenty last night
3: sore back
4: junior got up early so too hard for me to get ready and leave early
5: cars lonely in the driveway
Almost forgot
6: windy, although for half way it'd be a good tailwind.
Edit: further rain forecast for home time
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:01 pm

Been stress-eating crap, ipso facto feeling like it, therefore failing to procure appropriate fuel and ride. Yargh
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby fat and old » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:14 pm

I have ebola :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Farmer Elvis » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:52 pm

I've got bad hay fever
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby rheicel » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:57 pm

Meeting this morning and visitors this afternoon. I'll top up tomorrow, promise :)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby isabella24 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:21 am

After 3 days of battling headwinds on my commute both there and back (how does that work??), and feeling very sore last night, I drove to work today. Still feeling stiff this morning, but what do you know, the wind has gone! Grrrr!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bychosis » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:09 pm

Stacked it yesterday.
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Plus added to already tender back.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Bentnose » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:56 pm

Got a puncture in the first 10 minutes of my commute, couldn't pump up the new tyre, road home on a flat tyre, pumped it up, grabbed another pump and still road to work, very late, no excuses not to commute for me.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby __PG__ » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:26 am

I decided it was too wet this morning in Melbourne.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Bentnose » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:44 am

__PG__ wrote:I decided it was too wet this morning in Melbourne.


Yeah what he said, wettest day of the year, I'm piking out.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby CXCommuter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:14 am

Sore throat- no sleep- no workee- DVDs to hire
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby tez001 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:07 pm

Commuter left at work yesterday
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby fat and old » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:02 am

Soft :(

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TailWind » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:08 am

No sleep, working from home :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby oxonabike » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:11 pm

Can't wait till Jason reads that.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:13 pm

oxonabike wrote:Can't wait till Jason reads that.


maybe i've already read it :mrgreen:
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