The "Excuses" Thread

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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:04 am

The heat is killing me. No riding of any kind the last few days :(

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Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:17 am

Max wrote:The heat is killing me. No riding of any kind the last few days :(


am contemplating having tomorrow off the bike - am doing coot-tha for the first time on saturday. and it was hard work last night
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:45 am

My excuse is that Ive already done 5 commute this week and that I had to start earlier today than usual but didn't get up any earlier. Feel a bit slack to be honest. Especially after my bad(ish) results yesterday at the company health fair (poor resting heart rate, bmi in the obese category and 112 cm waist)
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Postby bosvit » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:10 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:My excuse is that Ive already done 5 commute this week and that I had to start earlier today than usual but didn't get up any earlier. Feel a bit slack to be honest. Especially after my bad(ish) results yesterday at the company health fair (poor resting heart rate, bmi in the obese category and 112 cm waist)

If you keep commuting 5 times a week you won't have to worry about the company health fair next year. You will be a star performer :D

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:16 am

Raining this morning and I still have my car so.........
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby wizardhat » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:24 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:Raining this morning and I still have my car so.........

And now it's not raining. Wish I'd just ridden through the light rain now.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:51 pm

I braved the light rain this morning and now it's looking like being an OK afternoon to ride home in and a good day for riding tomorrow.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:12 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:Raining this morning and I still have my car so.........

no car, but i took the bus
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Postby Max » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:12 pm

It's been pissing down rain all day today. But that's not why I didn't ride today. I didn't ride because I'm lazy. :cry:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:25 pm

Max wrote:It's been pissing down rain all day today. But that's not why I didn't ride today. I didn't ride because I'm lazy. :cry:

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I didn't ride because it was wet. simple.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:31 pm

+1 to the rain being my excuse.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Abby » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:33 pm

I'm a fairweather commuter (feel free to heap scorn upon me...). And the weather is far from fair in BrisVegas at the moment... Hopefully tomorrow tho'... :roll:

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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:08 pm

I'm just glad there's a company supplied bottle of sunscreen at work, mine was empty after the weekend 57kms on the MTB. :oops: Todays sun in Melbs coulda been put on sharks for Dr Evil.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:30 pm

Not going to commute tomorrow or the next day, I'm telling myself it's because rain is predicted and I'm having a rest after riding today and yesterday (still supposed to be recovering from a bad knee). Definitely be back on for Friday commute though.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ave a go » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:58 am

I didn't ride today - Wife is picking me up this arvo to go to her OB appt :) so I got her to drop me off this morning and took the opportunity to bring a heap of gear into the office.

No riding tomorrow either as I'm working from the City :(

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:05 pm

I was going to ride this morning but caught a “Severe Weather Warning for SEQ” on the telly. So I drove and no storm, no rain, no riding :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bychosis » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:24 am

The stop button doesn't work the same as the snooze button on my alarm. extra 45min sleep but too late to ride.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:49 pm

I didn’t ride today because I genuinely feared I’d bare the brunt from a Warnie inspired bogan.


Seriously - Warnie should be charged but Victorian Police clearly give sportsman preferential treatment. That’s messed up
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:32 pm

Was crook Sunday night and my sleep was atrocious. Didn’t have the energy to ride so I drove. Felt bad about it all day until it was home time and the heavens opened up.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:08 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:Was crook Sunday night and my sleep was atrocious. Didn’t have the energy to ride so I drove. Felt bad about it all day until it was home time and the heavens opened up.

it's going to be wet all week. not going to cry about it. just happy I got in lots of riding the first few weeks of the month.
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:07 am

It's pissing down. My missus has told me I'd be crazy to ride. Who am I to argue? :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby deekrockingbeat » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:21 pm

i stacked yesterday and got road rash all over my shins and my knee is still bleeding a little, but still commuted in today. :)

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby beauyboy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:52 pm

Max wrote:It's pissing down. My missus has told me I'd be crazy to ride. Who am I to argue? Max


I got told the same by my otherhalf,
I road anyway. I just stuck a teatowel down my pants to dry them out when I got to work.
Mind you I do smell a bit musty now

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Dropbear20 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:30 am

Max wrote:It's pissing down. My missus has told me I'd be crazy to ride. Who am I to argue? :lol:


It was raining heavy this morning and I didn't have to be told...SWMBO was stalking the lounge room waiting for the opportunity to tell me what I fool I would be if rode in the rain. So I went back to bed.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Xplora » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:32 pm

Bike got serviced last week, didn't want to undo that by riding through the downpour. I have decided that if I'll soak through within 5 minutes, it's raining too hard. The concern is definitely more protecting the bike than me though.

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