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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:57 am
by Comedian
find_bruce wrote:
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 ?

this one is a euro compliant ebike so governed to 27. No KOMs on it. :)

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:29 am
by jasonc
Mulger bill wrote:
jasonc wrote:daughter sick. daddy day care.


Denied! Looking after family falls into the "Honourable Reasons" category.


can we start a thread as it seems to be my only reason not to ride atm.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:23 pm
by Mulger bill
Go nuts mate. I'd start a "I didn't ride today because..." thread but I did fit in a spin on the FG today after the rain finally stopped.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:42 pm
by Lizzy
Yeah, can we have a "Dishonorable but unavoidable reasons" thread for when you're not really making excuses because you actually really wanted to ride? If not I'll just have to go here.

Industry Networking Event of Joy last night, suits all swanned off to Lamont's or wherever in their Audis afterward leaving a great big banner and sack full of abandoned company-themed trinkets for me to schlep home, Office of Schmooze needed the banner back first thing on pain of death. And it's such a nice day too :(

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:32 am
by jasonc
playing golf this afternoon. Unfortunately it worked out easier to drive.

Though I did do a short ride this morning

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:58 pm
by Chris249
My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:18 pm
by jasonc
Chris249 wrote:My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:



it's an injury, so it counts. there's a separate thread.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:32 am
by hannos
Chris249 wrote:My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:



pfft. Soft.


Wind was blowing 40km/h with gusts up to 55km/h this morning (4:30am) so I reset my alarm and drove to work. I don't need to ride in traffic with those sorts of wind.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:56 pm
by J-Tim
hannos wrote:Wind was blowing 40km/h with gusts up to 55km/h this morning (4:30am) so I reset my alarm and drove to work. I don't need to ride in traffic with those sorts of wind.



Was riding to work around 6.30am and it wasn't all that bad. Certainly rode in worse conditions.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:54 pm
by Comedian
hannos wrote:
Chris249 wrote:My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:



pfft. Soft.


Wind was blowing 40km/h with gusts up to 55km/h this morning (4:30am) so I reset my alarm and drove to work. I don't need to ride in traffic with those sorts of wind.

That sounds sensible to me. Safety first!

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:14 am
by __PG__
Too smoky today in Melbourne.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:07 pm
by master6
__PG__ wrote:Too smoky today in Melbourne.

Fair enough, even perhaps, wise.
Call it a rest day, but make sure you catch up later in the week. We cant have you slipping behind in your training program :D

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:54 am
by jasonc
lots of rain forecast for Brisbane today (suggestions of up to 200mm). could have got to work, probably would have had to swim home.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:09 am
by gretaboy
jasonc wrote:lots of rain forecast for Brisbane today (suggestions of up to 200mm). could have got to work, probably would have had to swim home.


isnt that snorkel and goggles were invented for :)

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:14 am
by tubby74
got out of bed too late yesterday to make the cycle in to work/shower/get to desk on time. was regretting it not long after I got on a train with fixed windows and useless airconditioning. Would much rather have been sweating on the bike than in the squashy carriage.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:56 pm
by ColinOldnCranky
I may have to come back here and make my excuses.

Saturday morning my right hip was giving me grief. I cut my usual long weekend ride into half. Has remained fairly sore since and am spoiling myself with some limping, reduced activity generally, ice packs and NSAIDs. I am thinking (hoping) it was from some lunges I did without concentration as I would hate to see something chronic coming long or having surgery or long recovery time.

I have Monday at home and I will be using public transport a lot more over the next several days.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:27 am
by __PG__
I'm giving my knees a rest. I rode Donna Buang at the end of January and had sore knees the next day. Last week on the commute home I got a bit of knee pain on the way home, and it flared up on the way home from Kinglake on Sunday morning, and on the commute home last night.

So I think I'll take a week off.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:41 am
by BrisVegas
Didn't do my normal river loop or commute this morning. :oops: My wife cracked it at me last night when I put the alarm on for 4:30. Something along the lines of you're not going out in this rain, don't be stupid. So, anyway, had a late night and slept thru til 7am! Must have needed it. As it was still pouring rain, I drove the kids to school and I caught the bus to work. I will try again tomorrow!

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:06 pm
by twizzle
First time since... I can't remember when.

I had to drop a kids bike and some booster seats off to a guy at work, so it just seemed like a good time to have a day off the bike and drive in.

Weird.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:48 am
by find_bruce
Left directly from the office on Friday so had to bus it in today - just horrible, waiting waiting for the bus, waiting waiting for the traffic.

Beautiful morning for a ride & I can't enjoy it.

On the plus side it should be a good ride home

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 am
by __PG__
Too rainy today.

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:07 pm
by find_bruce
Bleah, laid low for 2 days with some horrible lurgy. Am intending to struggle in to work tomorrow, but as I get light headed walking from one end of the house to the other, think I might have to take the bus. Bleah !!

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:04 pm
by Lizzy
Drove in today due to combination of laziness, resentfulness at not having got my leave app in before the rest of my dept, and needing to do a grocery haul bigger than the panniers.

I think the universe is punishing me though; I innocently sat down on the grass in the courtyard with my lunch and halfway to the ground my quad went bang :o Had the wheat bag on it all afternoon and made a few gentle attempts to stretch it out and it seems to be settling down. Humph!

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:10 pm
by Apple
Lizzy wrote:Drove in today due to combination of laziness, resentfulness at not having got my leave app in before the rest of my dept, and needing to do a grocery haul bigger than the panniers.

I think the universe is punishing me though; I innocently sat down on the grass in the courtyard with my lunch and halfway to the ground my quad went bang :o Had the wheat bag on it all afternoon and made a few gentle attempts to stretch it out and it seems to be settling down. Humph!

I don't often read this Excuses Thread, but Hey Girlfriend 'you lost me"I have no idea what you just wrote. 8) maybe I am just to ethinic to get it. :mrgreen:

Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:36 pm
by Lizzy
Hmm, ok maybe that was a little stream-of-consciousness ... :lol: To break it down a bit: the one day of the week I lamed out of riding to work due to poor planning, I pull a muscle doing something completely routine. Hmm. Even less interesting than it sounded the first time ... I'll get my coat ------> :wink: