The "Excuses" Thread

Beating the system - the cycling commuting section

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby blossy84 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:29 pm

I couldn't ride today because I had an appointment after work. It wouldn't have been a problem getting there, but I had to get back home and then to my netball game within 40 min of the appointment finishing. That wasn't going to happen, so I drove instead. Turns out appt finished 50 mins earlier than expected so I could have rode after all.

I missed my bike :(
i love my bike(s)

Image
User avatar
blossy84
 
Posts: 327
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:33 pm

by BNA » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:17 am

BNA
 

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:17 am

blossy84 wrote:I couldn't ride today because I had an appointment after work. It wouldn't have been a problem getting there, but I had to get back home and then to my netball game within 40 min of the appointment finishing. That wasn't going to happen, so I drove instead. Turns out appt finished 50 mins earlier than expected so I could have rode after all.

I missed my bike :(

But as they say in the classics erin, it's the thought that counts....
User avatar
bosvit
 
Posts: 1577
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:47 pm
Location: Port Lincoln

The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:04 am

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

Max


----------
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk. All typos are Auto-Correct's fault, not mine ;)
One of the best things about bicycle commuting is that it can mitigate the displeasure of having to go to work. - BikeSnobNYC
Cycling is sometimes like bobbing for apples in a bucket full of dicks. - SydGuy
User avatar
Max
 
Posts: 2895
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:29 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: The

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:17 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
Image
jasonc
 
Posts: 5141
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:40 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:45 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)
2012 Oppy A4 | 200x Hard tail Kona Blast Deluxe
User avatar
KonaCommuter
 
Posts: 976
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:10 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
User avatar
bosvit
 
Posts: 1577
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:47 pm
Location: Port Lincoln

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:16 am

Raining this morning and I still have my car so.........
2012 Oppy A4 | 200x Hard tail Kona Blast Deluxe
User avatar
KonaCommuter
 
Posts: 976
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby wizardhat » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:24 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.
Image
User avatar
wizardhat
 
Posts: 176
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:25 pm

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:51 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.
Image
AndrewBurns
 
Posts: 992
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:36 pm

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:12 pm

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

no car, but i took the bus
Image
jasonc
 
Posts: 5141
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:40 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:12 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:

Max
One of the best things about bicycle commuting is that it can mitigate the displeasure of having to go to work. - BikeSnobNYC
Cycling is sometimes like bobbing for apples in a bucket full of dicks. - SydGuy
User avatar
Max
 
Posts: 2895
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:29 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:25 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:

Max


I didn't ride because it was wet. simple.
Image
jasonc
 
Posts: 5141
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:40 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:31 pm

+1 to the rain being my excuse.
2012 Oppy A4 | 200x Hard tail Kona Blast Deluxe
User avatar
KonaCommuter
 
Posts: 976
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Abby » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:33 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:

Cheers,
Abby
Abby
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 11:41 am

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:08 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.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 25275
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:30 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.
Image
AndrewBurns
 
Posts: 992
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:36 pm

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ave a go » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:58 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 :(

Back into it Friday though :D
Riding: 2009 Giant CRX Four

Image
ave a go
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:25 pm
Location: Blacktown (Western Sydney)

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:05 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 :(
2012 Oppy A4 | 200x Hard tail Kona Blast Deluxe
User avatar
KonaCommuter
 
Posts: 976
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bychosis » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:24 am

The stop button doesn't work the same as the snooze button on my alarm. extra 45min sleep but too late to ride.
bychosis (bahy-koh-sis): A mental disorder of delusions indicating impaired contact with a reality of no bicycles.
User avatar
bychosis
 
Posts: 1737
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:10 pm
Location: Lake Macquarie

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:49 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
2012 Oppy A4 | 200x Hard tail Kona Blast Deluxe
User avatar
KonaCommuter
 
Posts: 976
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:32 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.
2012 Oppy A4 | 200x Hard tail Kona Blast Deluxe
User avatar
KonaCommuter
 
Posts: 976
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: Brisbane Northside

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:08 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.
Image
jasonc
 
Posts: 5141
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:40 pm
Location: Brisbane

The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:07 am

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

Max


----------
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk. All typos are Auto-Correct's fault, not mine ;)
One of the best things about bicycle commuting is that it can mitigate the displeasure of having to go to work. - BikeSnobNYC
Cycling is sometimes like bobbing for apples in a bucket full of dicks. - SydGuy
User avatar
Max
 
Posts: 2895
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:29 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby deekrockingbeat » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:21 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. :)
deekrockingbeat
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:21 pm

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby beauyboy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:52 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

Donald
BCC give us some more bikeways fore safe travel!!!!
Upgrade the NCL now QR!!!!!!
http://nakedcyclistbrissy.blogspot.com/
My views do not represent any organisation I may be apart of unless otherwise stated
User avatar
beauyboy
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1334
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:45 pm
Location: New Farm, Brisbane

PreviousNext

Return to Commuting

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AndreB1972, Calvin27, cancan64



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist