The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:58 pm

I haven’t managed to commute for almost the entire past three weeks due to a seasonal spike in BS at work. I was foiled by at least two of the following on any given day:

- Multiple destinations
- Multiple wardrobe changes
- Excessive crap / people to ferry around

Combine all this with a stint of house-sitting, resulting in at least one thing I need being in the wrong house at all times.

As a result I am short-fused, lethargic and a snack machine desperado of the lowest order, harrrg Image

Should be able to gnaw through the ropes for a couple of hours this arvo to go and rescue the bike (which is one of today’s Things I Need That Are In The Wrong House) … wish me luck…
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby blossy84 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:07 pm

Good luck!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby master6 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:21 pm

I dont have a job, and nowhere to commute to.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:07 pm

:( Well, that's put my kvetching into some perspective, master6. Hope that situation improves for you soon.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby master6 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:51 pm

Lizzy wrote::( Well, that's put my kvetching into some perspective, master6. Hope that situation improves for you soon.

Sorry Lizzy, I have misled you. I am retired. Relying on you to keep the country running :)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:07 pm

Baaahhh! :lol: :P Ah well, it's food for thought nonetheless :)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby polishbiker » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:02 pm

2 reasons for me:

when i am oncall and need to pick up a laptop from work - once every 5 weeks
when the weather is quite bad

other than that i ride to work 5 days a week.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:01 pm

When I have to start at a different store and then get to the main office in a reasonable amount of time ie not 1hr but 30mins.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:18 pm

I didn’t ride today because I failed to set my alarm. So I woke with a start, got ready and drove to work. It wasn’t until I was clocking on that I realised that I was over an hour early for work :oops: (It only takes me about 15 minutes to get there). No wonder my wife was giving me a funny look this morning
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:30 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:I didn’t ride today because I failed to set my alarm. So I woke with a start, got ready and drove to work. It wasn’t until I was clocking on that I realised that I was over an hour early for work :oops: (It only takes me about 15 minutes to get there). No wonder my wife was giving me a funny look this morning

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Xplora » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:01 pm

Thursday I sooked out because my back was REALLY tight - going up to 40-45km a day from 18km has been tough, and then I had a virtual physical meltdown on Friday - trip to Chiropractor in the morning from a misalignment causing my rib to stop me breathing comfortably, came down with the flu and had incredible heartburn as well. Today I'm just sitting here doing nothing trying to recover :P
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Trepidious » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:18 pm

Had a good one on Thursday. Had a chap pass by when we were stopped at the lights which was done a little on the brash side, not enough to make an issue out of it but enough to make me determined to stay/pass him.

I tagged onto the back, realised he was on some pretty decent equipment. No problems, I can handle that - my commute is only short so I've passed more expensive bikes than that.

I look a bit closer, the bloke's got some well-developed calf muscles. I'm starting to have second thoughts about passing him at this stage, he wasn't really pushing the pace but it was a reasonable speed.

I look a bit closer again and caught sight of a tattoo on the inside of arm - olympic rings. Wasn't close enough to tell if it was a temporary tattoo but I was pretty sure by this stage it wasn't :lol: . I sat back and tried to keep with the rider through the hills before my turn-off. My pride didn't take too much of a beating, I kept an even distance behind him but I got the distinct impression he was cruising whilst I was coughing a lung up...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:34 pm

The GLW decreed that the conditions (Heavy if patchy rain, lightning, hail and stuff) mader riding an unsafe proposition.
She enforced this decree by not waking me from my pre nightshift nap until 20" after the time I would have had to leave.

I don't mind the wet. :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:41 am

I went to Christmas breakfast at a friends house. Christmas lunch at my sisters house. Christmas dinner at my brothers house on the Gold Coast. Drove back... nearly fell asleep. :( I woke up at ride o'clock, thought about it... and went back to sleep. :roll:
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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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby osrg » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:04 am

Didn't ride this morning...... Pretty much along the same lines as Comedian. The other part of the excuse is having to do the same route as Xmas morning....... What's wrong with that I hear you ask? Well yesterday roughly 8klms into the 35km ride at about 5.15am I was greeted by Santa out the front of a house........ Wearing nothing but a Santa hat and ringing a Cowbell!!!!

Still trying to remove the image from the memory!
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Postby Oxford » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:13 am

osrg wrote:Didn't ride this morning...... Pretty much along the same lines as Comedian. The other part of the excuse is having to do the same route as Xmas morning....... What's wrong with that I hear you ask? Well yesterday roughly 8klms into the 35km ride at about 5.15am I was greeted by Santa out the front of a house........ Wearing nothing but a Santa hat and ringing a Cowbell!!!!

Still trying to remove the image from the memory!

now I know why I live northside, you southsiders are just weird.Image

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby stinhambo » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:11 pm

I think I've broken my hand :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby master6 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:45 am

stinhambo wrote:I think I've broken my hand :(


Change hands........you might even gain a stroke...... :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Schmenz » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:02 am

ate too many indt balls for breakfast yesterday and then felt sick.... decided to stay on the couch all day to recover :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby PB12IN » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:07 pm

Page 1, Dec 14 2010

Comedian wrote:I don't have excuses because I commute virtually every day. I'm just putting this up as a subscription so I can see when you slackers phone in with a note from Mummy!


Page 16, Dec 26 2011
Comedian wrote:I went to Christmas breakfast at a friends house. Christmas lunch at my sisters house. Christmas dinner at my brothers house on the Gold Coast. Drove back... nearly fell asleep. :( I woke up at ride o'clock, thought about it... and went back to sleep. :roll:


How a year changes things :mrgreen:

btw, my normal excuse is that my little girl kept me up till 3 hours before the alam went off, so i was to tired to ride to work, not bad when i only work 2 days a week.

and my rear wheel on the flat bar is out of true and cant seem to straighten. and i'm not parking my road bike at southport, good by bike in less than 20 mins.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:59 pm

I smokeboxed to work today :oops:

Really hot and humid this morning. By the time I got home from my 0730 leg stretcher I was chafed to biggery and curash almost totally failed to do its magic.
Me leather saddle was more than a little damp too. :o
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby stinhambo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:32 pm

master6 wrote:
stinhambo wrote:I think I've broken my hand :(


Change hands........you might even gain a stroke...... :D


Profit!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby stinhambo » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:47 pm

Looks like I just busted some small finger ligaments and it doesn't hurt to rest on the bars! So it's time for me to buy some lights and bike shoes and start busting some kms and get fit!
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:27 pm

PB12IN wrote:Page 1, Dec 14 2010

Comedian wrote:I don't have excuses because I commute virtually every day. I'm just putting this up as a subscription so I can see when you slackers phone in with a note from Mummy!


Page 16, Dec 26 2011
Comedian wrote:I went to Christmas breakfast at a friends house. Christmas lunch at my sisters house. Christmas dinner at my brothers house on the Gold Coast. Drove back... nearly fell asleep. :( I woke up at ride o'clock, thought about it... and went back to sleep. :roll:


How a year changes things :mrgreen:

btw, my normal excuse is that my little girl kept me up till 3 hours before the alam went off, so i was to tired to ride to work, not bad when i only work 2 days a week.

and my rear wheel on the flat bar is out of true and cant seem to straighten. and i'm not parking my road bike at southport, good by bike in less than 20 mins.

hey... Cut me some slack here... I rode over 12,000k between those comments. :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

Postby blossy84 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:50 pm

Comedian wrote:
PB12IN wrote:Page 1, Dec 14 2010

Comedian wrote:I don't have excuses because I commute virtually every day. I'm just putting this up as a subscription so I can see when you slackers phone in with a note from Mummy!


Page 16, Dec 26 2011
Comedian wrote:I went to Christmas breakfast at a friends house. Christmas lunch at my sisters house. Christmas dinner at my brothers house on the Gold Coast. Drove back... nearly fell asleep. :( I woke up at ride o'clock, thought about it... and went back to sleep. :roll:


How a year changes things :mrgreen:

btw, my normal excuse is that my little girl kept me up till 3 hours before the alam went off, so i was to tired to ride to work, not bad when i only work 2 days a week.

and my rear wheel on the flat bar is out of true and cant seem to straighten. and i'm not parking my road bike at southport, good by bike in less than 20 mins.

hey... Cut me some slack here... I rode over 12,000k between those comments. :mrgreen:


BUSTED :P :mrgreen:
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