The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mububban » Fri May 02, 2014 12:49 pm

I'm keeping a spreadsheet/calendar of when I ride, and when I don't I need to have a reason/excuse. I have spent a lot of this year so far sick. Thanks kids!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby clackers » Fri May 02, 2014 6:50 pm

Mububban wrote:I'm keeping a spreadsheet/calendar of when I ride,


Gotta love retentiveness, Mububban!

I'll be disappointed if macros in the cells don't trigger threshold warnings of when to service your hub, etc.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Aushiker » Fri May 02, 2014 8:13 pm

I am still off the bikes ... since February 16 .... thought I might get the okay to ride again Thursday next week, but no have at least another week after that. I really need to put some effort into the physio exercises so I get the big tick :)

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby cp123 » Fri May 02, 2014 10:24 pm

I had a couple of weeks off work due to frigging asthma. every winter it gets me and I go from ok and riding to work each day to barely able to get from my lounge to the bedroom. I hate it.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby eldavo » Tue May 13, 2014 10:23 am

It was cloudy delaying the sunrise, and it was probably cold outside too... nearly two weeks with a car has corrupted 3-4 years of everyday cycling routine :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby rangersac » Tue May 13, 2014 12:56 pm

Walk out to bike this morning thinking I'd better just check the rear wheel as the brake was grabbing strangely yesterday afternoon. Ah that 3cm crack in the rim with bulging metal is probably the cause. Might just be dropping that into the LBS onto the way to work then.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Fri May 16, 2014 10:28 am

Today no riding - had to drop the car off to be serviced near my work. Will most likely have to ride to soccer with the youngest kid tomorrow so all is well but boy I missed riding today.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Wed May 21, 2014 7:25 pm

Rent inspection today; being an Officer of the Order of Grots I had some last minute stuff to do in the morning and ran out of time. Arrived at work, phone rings, inspection is canceled. ::hiss, spit::

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby __PG__ » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:31 am

Had a big ride in the wet yesterday morning. Went to grab my shoes this morning...they are still damp. So I stuffed them full of paper and caught the train.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby BoardRider » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:27 am

"I am tired everything hurts "' three restarts ,six weeks of illness. Hopefully I on a good run now another restart,
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby poohkies » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:17 pm

havn't ridden since the weather got below 20 , seriously what's with this weather
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:21 pm

poohkies wrote:havn't ridden since the weather got below 20 , seriously what's with this weather


you're not in Darwin any more
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby poohkies » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:26 pm

tell me about it Jason, i can't believe i see you riding while i'm in the car with the temp set to 28 :) hopefully i'll get better, this morning nearly killed me, kept brakes on so i wasn't going to fast as the chill factor was insane
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:33 pm

poohkies wrote:tell me about it Jason, i can't believe i see you riding while i'm in the car with the temp set to 28 :) hopefully i'll get better, this morning nearly killed me, kept brakes on so i wasn't going to fast as the chill factor was insane


did you see what i was wearing this morning?
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby poohkies » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:47 pm

nar only last week, bet you just had shirt and knix on
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:56 pm

poohkies wrote:nar only last week, bet you just had shirt and knix on


apparent temp when i left home was 8 degrees

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:01 pm

Max wrote:... AKA "Why I didn't commute today". This thread is all about confession, and confession is good for the soul, right? ;)

It was too cold. Pretty slack, I know.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby rheicel » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:43 pm

Driving today as I need to park 3 bikes to my work place :D to leave more space at home.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:45 am

Have to rush home at 0600 to take the eldest to the airport.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby DavidS » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:31 am

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:16 am

I rode in tonight. Beat the rain by -10 seconds :-D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:30 am

Mysteriously summoned to morning tea at the Kremlin by the imperial overlord ... They are probably mistaking me for somebody else but nonetheless I thought best to look snappier than the trunk bag's capacity would allow ... :|
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TonyMax » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:57 pm

It's too cold here. 8 days since I got on a bike. Falling way behind my target kms for a 6k year :(.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:18 pm

I'm walking home after work, so I didn't ride. It's 9 km though, so I think that's a reasonable reason... :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby rheicel » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:01 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:I'm walking home after work, so I didn't ride. It's 9 km though, so I think that's a reasonable reason... :mrgreen:

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