The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby __PG__ » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:04 pm

My windstopper vest and bicycle jacket haven't come back from the alterations shop (broken zips in both cases) so no riding for me today.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby __PG__ » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:12 am

Too windy in Melbourne this morning :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:24 pm

__PG__ wrote:Too windy in Melbourne this morning :mrgreen:

:? Only if you were heading north, or west, or south, or east...

I got blown all over the place, seemed like there was no one direction it was coming from and damn gusty too, lean into a crosswind to track straight and BAM it's gone and you're riding in a circle :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:26 pm

Haven't been able to ride to work recently as I've been working 11 or 12 hour days every day this week (13 hour day today) :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:46 am

Been off work sick the last two days and didn't have any energy to ride this morning.

Saw the doctor on Wednesday - she wanted me to take the week off - but she said I could go in on Friday if I didn't ride :( . She then phoned my wife after I left informing her that I shouldn't and asked her to remind me that having bronchitis was not something to be messed with. :cry: Mrs Westab promissed to take bolt cutters to every second non drive side spoke in the house if I thought of getting on a bike this morning - its nice to have a great woman who cares - but I still missed my commute this morning.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Roinik » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:22 pm

Ruptured a ligament in my foot whilst playing volleyball. Swapped to the missus bike to be able to ride with a moon boot until some frisbee decided that not looking where she was going and turning directly into my path was a great idea :shock: . Bent front wheel and more pain. No riding until the front wheel was replaced. All good now though.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby DaveOZ » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:01 am

I woke up this morning and felt a bit crap. Red, runny eye and a bit flit. So I had a shower and drove to work. Now I feel great and guilty for not riding. :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:44 am

Mrs Westab had some surgery yesterday - so no riding yesterday, today, and at least to rest of the week as there are kids to drop to school and an working from home to take care of her. No driving for Mrs westab for 1-2 weeks but she is keen to walk the kids to school as soon as she feels fit enough. So no riding till then - man I am twitchy without my morning ride. :(

DaveOz hope you feel better soon - same to you Roinik (hope you heal well)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:13 pm

Geez, everyone's in the wars! I hope you all feel better soon.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:50 pm

Roinik wrote:Ruptured a ligament in my foot whilst playing volleyball. Swapped to the missus bike to be able to ride with a moon boot until some frisbee decided that not looking where she was going and turning directly into my path was a great idea :shock: . Bent front wheel and more pain. No riding until the front wheel was replaced. All good now though.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby g-boaf » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:10 pm

I did go out tonight - a little bit of wind can't hurt much can it?

Well, after 4km when the rain drops started falling I thought, stuff it - I've had enough of this and went back home. Dried the bike off, brought it inside to rest warmly on its stand.

Not so fun tonight with those winds, it was just all over the place and really changing direction all the time too. One moment head wind, next minute strong crosswind and then nothing. A bit scary actually.

So I chickened out and let mother nature win tonight. :lol:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:06 pm

Max wrote:Geez, everyone's in the wars! I hope you all feel better soon.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Jonno » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:07 pm

Sliced open the bottom of my foot on sharp reef.. :wink:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:55 am

KonaCommuter wrote:A whole winter ate up all my sick leave thanks to misdiagnosis


This is why I don't waste any time with GPs anymore - except to have them write scripts. So many misdiagnoses - one of them almost cost me my sight. Never again. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better, now that you're finally on the right course of treatment! :)

Jonno - I hope your foot heals quickly!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby mike95 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:20 am

need to pickup up a box full of goodies from ribble for the new build.
Have to ride the bus :evil:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby pacra » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:14 pm

Too windy in Melbourne.
3 months of NWesterly gusts, too much, spat the dummy.
What happened to the character building South/Southwesterly of the Melbourbe winter in olden days?
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby dynamictiger » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:35 am

For the last three weeks I have simply been working stupid means taking the car everyday as I have to go to sites all over the city to get the work done, and besides its been raining and I decided I don't need to cycle in the rain after i turned 50. Todays excuse is I have to go swim training tonight and get cramps if I do both.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:16 am

daughter sick. daddy day care.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby marinmomma » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:37 pm

jasonc wrote:daughter sick. daddy day care.


No ride on the new bike, then??? :shock:

But good on ya for being daddy daycare....now that's an excuse that you won't be able to use forever :wink:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:49 pm

My legs were slammed by yesterdays ride. No worries... I stole the wifes Gazelle Ebike for the commute. Beats the bus every time and the legs got a lovely light spin.
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 jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:41 pm

marinmomma wrote:
jasonc wrote:daughter sick. daddy day care.


No ride on the new bike, then??? :shock:

But good on ya for being daddy daycare....now that's an excuse that you won't be able to use forever :wink:


no. still no ride. swapped the pedals back over for tomorrows commute on the flat bar. friday's weather is looking good so it will hopefully get a shakedown then
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby marinmomma » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:06 pm

jasonc wrote:
no. still no ride. swapped the pedals back over for tomorrows commute on the flat bar. friday's weather is looking good so it will hopefully get a shakedown then



Can't get the Fuji's feet wet on the first ride....

Friday morning's looking good for a river loop... it's meant to be nice and cool in the morning!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:13 pm

marinmomma wrote:
jasonc wrote:
no. still no ride. swapped the pedals back over for tomorrows commute on the flat bar. friday's weather is looking good so it will hopefully get a shakedown then



Can't get the Fuji's feet wet on the first ride....

Friday morning's looking good for a river loop... it's meant to be nice and cool in the morning!


nah - it'll be a straight shakedown. riverloop is for saturday morning.
EDIT: and the Fuji is a fairweather bike
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby find_bruce » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:07 pm

Comedian wrote:My legs were slammed by yesterdays ride. No worries... I stole the wifes Gazelle Ebike for the commute. Beats the bus every time and the legs got a lovely light spin.

How many CCR hopefuls did you dash ?
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Marto » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:26 pm

Too windy for Felix Baumgartner today. Fair enough excuse when you are free falling for 36km! "Live" coverage: http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/
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