The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:34 am

Yes. I admit it. I am claiming excuse!

Every work day for more than two years, I have ridden into work and back home again. Rain, hail, storms, heat waves, injury and illness, whatever. Riding to and from work has been the one unchanging constant. (oops, tautology)

But today, for the first time since November 6, 2008 I am not riding in to work. I am moving office to Freo, I do not have any clothes there and, atm, I have no showers. So, for this morning at least, I am heading in to work in comfort. Car. Aircon. Radio.

I am taking a couple of shirts in and hoping to arrange facilities for tomorrow. And I will be riding home.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby hannos » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:59 am

BB is stuffed. Replacement BB's at the shop appear to be from a dodgy batch...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:19 pm

Mrs Westab tripped over the dog while playing with the dog and children out the back on Friday and had a suspected fracture wrist. Got it checked out by a specialist today and the good news is that it wasn't fractured, just soft tissue damage, the bad new I had to take her to Auburn hospital to have it checked and didn't ride to work today (we live just west of Blacktown) 30 min drive away.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:46 am

No more riding for some time - the good news of no fracture in Mrs Westab's arm has just been washed away by the Goldern Staph infection she has picked up (most likely at Blacktown hospital). :( :(

Oh well - I enjoy riding but Mrs Westab (and the rug rats) are far more important.
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:16 pm

westab wrote:No more riding for some time - the good news of no fracture in Mrs Westab's arm has just been washed away by the Goldern Staph infection she has picked up (most likely at Blacktown hospital). :( :(

Oh well - I enjoy riding but Mrs Westab (and the rug rats) are far more important.

Sorry to hear. Look after the westabs- riding can wait
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:16 pm

Far out, Westab, that's not cool. :( I hope she heals quickly.

As for me, I'm still off the bike looking after my damn dogs! Puppy-proofing the fence can't come quick enough!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:05 pm

Max wrote:Far out, Westab, that's not cool. :( I hope she heals quickly.

As for me, I'm still off the bike looking after my damn dogs! Puppy-proofing the fence can't come quick enough!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:34 pm

Thanks for the best wishes everyone - it is much appreciated. Mrs Westab and the kids are so lovable, kind, ...... that its a real privilege to have to do more than usual for them. Small price to pay to be off the bike. :D
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:40 am

Oxford wrote:well I am going to make my excuses for the next couple of weeks. Wifey may (read will be) have to go on secondment to WA (we're in QLD) for 2 or 3 weeks to sort out safety systems before a site audit. Trouble is while I play single dad I have such little faith in the motoring public that I do not wish to chance being injured by a moron motorist, so it will be buses every day. I'm trying to look on it as an opportunity to catch up on uni' studies, but all I can think of is my Endomondo and BikeJournal kms disappearing and what really burns is that I still pay for my Cycle Centre facility I will not use and also pay for public transport.

That's no good mate. Even apart from the riding I'm sure you'll all miss her to bits. Video skype is great but doesn't rate next to a mummy/daddy cuddle at bedtime :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby CommuRider » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:42 am

Still raining and working late tonight. After my encounter with the 'ghost' last week, I have decided to use the polluting beast today for the first time this year. I am unsure if ghosts avoid the rain but I do not want to push my luck.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:36 am

My excuse is, as of today, i am 59. And everyone tells me I am to old for this!

Aaa, Say What - I gonna ride anyway.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:15 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:My excuse is, as of today, i am 59. And everyone tells me I am to old for this!

Aaa, WT? - I gonna ride anyway.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lark2004 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:08 pm

my excuse for tomorrow is that my freehub started making some funny noises on the way home today, and I can't be bothered changing it out tonight....
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:01 am

My excuse today.. I slept in! :x But my reason for sleeping in is a good one - I went to see the Doobie Brothers last night!!! :D

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:47 am

Max wrote:My excuse today.. I slept in! :x But my reason for sleeping in is a good one - I went to see the Doobie Brothers last night!!! :D

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Why?

Were you working there? LOL
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:49 am

Had a migraine yesterday arvo and still cant feel my lips properly or taste anything and I want to do the group ride tomorrow morning :cry:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:35 pm

Ooh, blerg, bosvit :( Hope you're on the mend.

Lost a whole week due to combo of i) house-sitting ii) non-cycling house guest iii) inordinate amounts of un-workaround-able ferrying about of people and large objects iv) a grody head cold v) biznatch of a schedule at work. I get my life back as of tomorrow arvo !!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:33 pm

Been rather sick since last Wednesday, haven't worked. I coulda ridden in today but pumping the front tyre deflated me so I drove :oops: Should be right for tomorrow, do the shortest variant...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:32 am

Sigh, at this rate, I'll never get back on the commuter. :cry: I'm working 12+ hour days at the moment, so tacking on another 5 hours in commuting time just isn't an option. :(

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby deekrockingbeat » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:39 am

ive been sick since tuesday, have been tramming in.... :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:30 pm

Still not right :(

I was gonna, really! Had everything ready to go, test ride last night and all. Then I stepped outside this morning to grab the chipwrapper and the cold air bought on a 5" coughing fit. The GLW smokeboxed me to the train :(

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:16 pm

My track bike doesn't have brakes :)

Missed two days commuting because I had to go to the Australian Master Track Championships. Apart from that, a perfect track (pun intended) record this year so far
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby maDKient » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:23 pm

I left my shoes at work!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:29 pm

My son has just started extra tutoring after school so I have to take the ute to pick him up after work! Sad but true...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ft_critical » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:37 pm

bosvit wrote:My son has just started extra tutoring after school so I have to take the ute to pick him up after work! Sad but true...


It's a ute. Ride to the ute. Then pick up the kid. Park it somewhere along the way. I can't count the number of times I have ridden to pick up the kids at the car.
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