The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby martinjs » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:26 am

Using this thread for real today, felt I'd be ran over by a train this morning but had some important Computers to fix, drugged myself up and got the wife to drive me to work.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby goodlookingcyclist » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:11 pm

martinjs wrote:Using this thread for real today, felt I'd be ran over by a train this morning but had some important Computers to fix, drugged myself up and got the wife to drive me to work.

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So your excuse was , you wanted to spend some quality time with your wife ? :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Missy24 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:12 pm

Didn't have to work today :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:17 pm

Missy24 wrote:Didn't have to work today :mrgreen:

Lucky!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:11 pm

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Doctor said no road riding for 6mths.... and he left his button in there...



That looks nasty.

I spent 5 months off the bike after doing this.

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And then it took me another 3 or so months to be able to do any sort of decent distance again.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby CommuRider » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:18 pm

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Oxford » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:58 pm

can you buy those staples at OfficeWorks?
I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:05 pm

Oxford wrote:can you buy those staples at OfficeWorks?


Not sure, but I am sure I have seen the staple remover they took them out with at the $2 shop :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:12 pm

Well I'm being sent off to Dalby for community recovery work tomorrow. No riding for me for a week and a half :o
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Sydguy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:50 pm

Tried to put a right side pedal on the left side crank using 1% brain and 99% brawn.

Obviously destroyed the crank, bike in shop for few days for new part.

Lesson learnt, hottest freaking days for train.... sucks to be me.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:07 pm

New bike still not here over 2 weeks late.

I'm having a tantrum and refusing to ride either of my other perfectly good bikes! :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby DaveOZ » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:27 pm

I just had 4 wisdom teeth out and my head hurts really bad. I think I have a valid excuse for not riding to work - I'm not going!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby goneriding » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:44 pm

Missy24 wrote:Didn't have to work today :mrgreen:


What's that got to do with not going for a ride? I would have thought it would have meant an extra long ride.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:36 pm

DaveOZ wrote:I just had 4 wisdom teeth out and my head hurts really bad. I think I have a valid excuse for not riding to work - I'm not going!

You pussy! :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby k3bab » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:22 pm

I've been fixing my bike!

Used that one for about November. Hopefully I'll finish soon...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby trailgumby » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:29 pm

It's too hot.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:53 am

Sigh. I'm too tired to ride today. I spent half the night being bitten by mosquitoes and the other half waking up and scratching. :evil:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby lethoso » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:18 pm

k3bab wrote:I've been fixing my bike!

Used that one for about November. Hopefully I'll finish soon...


this is why you need more than one bike!

I'm with you on the long-term fixing though - It took me about 4 months to build up my commuter :oops: That's especially embarrassing considering there was maybe... 8 hours work in it at most?
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby sturmey archer » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:17 pm

Aspendale gardens after 150mm of Rain...
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Its the speed humps in there that worry me...
1.370" x 24 tpi - what sort of stupid standard is that?
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Oxford » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:26 pm

sturmey archer wrote:Aspendale gardens after 150mm of Rain...
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Its the speed humps in there that worry me...

the sign definitely says watch for cyclists, I'd be careful through there. :mrgreen:
I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby stinhambo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:43 pm

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby k3bab » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:04 pm

lethoso wrote:this is why you need more than one bike!

I'm with you on the long-term fixing though - It took me about 4 months to build up my commuter :oops: That's especially embarrassing considering there was maybe... 8 hours work in it at most?


Just got back from a quick spin around the block! The FD might need a bit of a tune but otherwise, I have a bike again. Also, I just picked up a new frame :D

And, yeah, about three months do about 8 hours work. :roll:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:13 am

My excuse du jour: I'm travelling interstate. Just when I was getting back into the swing of commuting! :roll: Oh well. I'm pretty sure riding the stationary bikes in the hotel gym doesn't count. :(

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby goneriding » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:46 am

Max wrote:My excuse du jour: I'm travelling interstate. Just when I was getting back into the swing of commuting! :roll: Oh well. I'm pretty sure riding the stationary bikes in the hotel gym doesn't count. :(

Max


Noting that you are in Sydney Max there are a couple of options you can exercise:
1. depending on where you are staying, fellow forum member mikesbytes teaches spin classes around the traps. PM him for times and places.
2. if you ask really nicely someone might be able to lend you a bike!

Then you don't have an excuse ;)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby hannos » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:57 am

Did something to my back on sunday morning...

Seeing the quack today to fix it.
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