The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:50 pm

Aw, thanks kids :) After several days of wheat pillow obsession I have my range of motion back, and can look over my right shoulder again, yay! As of this morning it was still giving me a neuralgic little errrk when I least expected it but I reckon I'll be back in the game on Monday, fingers crossed ...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:53 pm

made the decision not to ride (with nudging from the wife) due to forecast heavy rain. looking out the window now am happy with the decision.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Blackrock » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:00 am

struck down with man-flu this week. Have had to look at the bike hanging in the garage and it has been made harder by the glorious morning weather.

Damn you man-flu....
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby alkhoo » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:34 pm

No riding for me this week. The bike's in for a service and won't be back till Wednesday. On Wednesday, have to go check on the new house - final walkthrough before handover. Mother-in-law is also arriving from overseas tomorrow and my sister-in-law is about to give birth anytime in the next few days. Earliest ride might be Friday followed by Sunday.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:37 pm

Didn't ride today because I want to race this afternoon and the race is across Sydney from where I work, no way I could cycle there in time (or have anything left for the race if I did).
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:04 pm

I don't want to hear a peep from any of you in SEQ about free public transport tomorrow. Just because the bus/train is free does not constitute an excuse. :shock: :lol:

I've ridden to work every day this year and I have no intention of giving up tomorrow! :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 KonaCommuter » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:03 pm

Comedian wrote:I don't want to hear a peep from any of you in SEQ about free public transport tomorrow. Just because the bus/train is free does not constitute an excuse. :shock: :lol:

I've ridden to work every day this year and I have no intention of giving up tomorrow! :mrgreen:



But it’s freeee



Seriously though I was ROFL when I heard about it and then I was “Get a bike” :lol:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:11 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:
Comedian wrote:I don't want to hear a peep from any of you in SEQ about free public transport tomorrow. Just because the bus/train is free does not constitute an excuse. :shock: :lol:

I've ridden to work every day this year and I have no intention of giving up tomorrow! :mrgreen:



But it’s freeee



Seriously though I was ROFL when I heard about it and then I was “Get a bike” :lol:

Mate... every day this year commuting has been FREEEE for me. :D

Those bloody Vittorias won't wear out and I smear a little lube on the chain once every couple of weeks... I put some batteries in the light.. that's about it.
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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:57 pm

Add really bad weather to days off, the Kona stripped down for a birthday treat that hasn't gone smoothly and short notice chores for many family members and I haven't ridden since Saturday :( Brakes on the Kona still aint right so it's walk and train to and from work tomorrow.

All crap and no ride makes Mulger Bill a little crazy... :roll:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby CommuRider » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:37 pm

HTFU MB! :lol:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:15 pm

Oh I'm good now, even if it took me too many hours to get the rear brake just so :oops:

Took the long way in, just 'cos :D
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:43 pm

Good you're back on the saddle, MB. Now get back to the "how was your commute" thread :D

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:19 pm

Didn’t ride today because I’d set my alarm for my clock in time at work instead of get up in plenty of time to ride to work and cool down :oops:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:35 am

Aftera couple of days of hinting at it, my throat at last has hit me with a vengeance. Raging red and not at all nice to taste.

For what I think is the ifrst weekend of the year outside of Mauritius jaunt I will not be riding in to Sassys and the rest of the long ride I like to do.

At least I got out and about yesterday for a few errands to the hardware and so forth. But the ride back from a party at 2:00am was probably not such a smart idea.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby dynamictiger » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:53 pm

Not commiting tomorrow...NO WORK ...Best Excuse ever :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:40 am

Not riding today as I need the car to pick up my shiny new bike after work :D
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Not riding today as I need the car to pick up my shiny new bike after work :D


Now you will be creating a "behold my shiny new bike" thread, won't you??? :D. Congrats mate!

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Postby Mugglechops » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:12 pm

Max wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Not riding today as I need the car to pick up my shiny new bike after work :D


Now you will be creating a "behold my shiny new bike" thread, won't you??? :D. Congrats mate!

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Re: The

Postby bosvit » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:53 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
Max wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Not riding today as I need the car to pick up my shiny new bike after work :D


Now you will be creating a "behold my shiny new bike" thread, won't you??? :D. Congrats mate!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby CommuRider » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:28 am

Not today, not today....
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:39 pm

Both my Kona and my cycle computer are getting fixed. Kona being my wet weather ride is no biggie as it isn’t raining. The lack of computer sorta stymies my enthusiasm for being able to measure things (no dirty jokes thanks :) ) Thought I’d try to shoot over straight after work to WOW and see if any Contour gear was discounted but going by the news I didn’t bother
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby waramatt » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:59 pm

Couldn't ride yesterday or today due to:

1. Yesterday I needed to be at the bike shop in time to pick up my road bike before they closed and

2. Today because it was flogging down this morning and I am a giant softc#*k :lol:

The dumb thing is I would have made it home faster on the bike yesterday due to road flooding causing chaos and this afternoon the weather was great. :cry:

I'll need to pull my finger out on the weekend to keep my weekly mileage up.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby JBark » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:16 pm

Ugh, appendix out on Saturday, no riding for me for a couple weeks. It's killing me not being able to ride, especially after I bought a new bike literally hours before ending up in the ER.
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:55 am

JBark wrote:Ugh, appendix out on Saturday, no riding for me for a couple weeks. It's killing me not being able to ride, especially after I bought a new bike literally hours before ending up in the ER.


Oh, that sucks :( If you need someone to look after that new bike for you, though... I'm sure there's people here who'd be willing to help out ;)

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Xplora » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:41 am

I've got 165kms in the legs since Monday, and I always pull up really sore after riding through hard rain (and foot deep "puddles"). I feel that's justified :mrgreen:
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