The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:03 pm

rheicel wrote:
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:

You are a machine :)

I did it! 9 km in 1 hour 30 mins. I rode in this morning and my legs felt good. :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:04 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:I did it! 9 km in 1 hour 30 mins.


6km/h. good walking pace

I'll put in my nomination for tomorrow. I have a daddy daughter day because of school holidays.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:39 pm

jasonc wrote:
casual_cyclist wrote:I did it! 9 km in 1 hour 30 mins.


6km/h. good walking pace

I'll put in my nomination for tomorrow. I have a daddy daughter day because of school holidays.


Mate in my books that counts as an Honourable reason - time with family is always important to me. May not always be as enjoyable as riding but is important.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:48 pm

whoops. sorry westab. wrong thread.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby kPrdfHTb » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:41 pm

I had multiple mechanical failures 20km into my commute; dealing with them at the time would have made me unacceptably late so I headed for the train.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:19 pm

kPrdfHTb wrote:I had multiple mechanical failures 20km into my commute; dealing with them at the time would have made me unacceptably late so I headed for the train.


that's not a total failure. you didn't turn around and not use the bike at all
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby isabella24 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:24 am

After my ride home on Monday night, I got hit with a sore throat. Woke up Tuesday with a full blown cold :-(

No riding since, I feel miserable :-(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby kb » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:35 am

That's me today. Feeling sorry for myself with first sun in ages.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TonyMax » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:24 pm

Six degrees at 3.25pm, it was too cold (again) to go for some laps of the lake at lunch time. I'll go tomorrow instead...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:32 pm

Taking the wonderful Mrs Westab to the Lion King in the city so no ride home tonight for her birthday.
My parents will be looking after the three rug rats - should be a great night.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby kPrdfHTb » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:38 pm

Riding to work on the weekend, I ended up hopping on the train halfway there both days because OMGosh THE TRAIN IS HEATED. So good.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby BoardRider » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:44 pm

Commuting to work Garmin was registering 1.7C ,fogged in .Extra wet rain drops getting in the ones that bounce and fall sideways. Derailleur snaps off . Start over .
Walked back to go.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:35 am

Woke up with a headache. Boo, its the only nice weather morning this week probably :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ohexploitable » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:27 pm

my car is warm
I DIDN'T EAT FOR THREE DAYS SO I COULD BE LOVELY
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby geoff_tewierik » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:47 am

Today is the first day I've not spat up green phlegm since the 13th - damn asthmatics and their propensity for chest infections after a night up late on the sauce and SFA sleep i.e. rundown.

Looking forward to getting on the bike for a commute tomorrow.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby rangersac » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:18 am

Tuesday night MTB group ride. Over the bars at about 40kph on a downhill fire trail. Result: One destroyed helmet and jersey, but thankfully just a fair bit of skin loss and bruising and most importantly the bike appears to have survived unscathed. Did the commute fine on Wednesday but both yesterday and today woke up feeling like I'd been beaten by eight dwarves wielding thick broom handles.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:26 am

Have been fighting off back to back colds for what seems like months. Have finally succumbed & took the bus of shame today :cry:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:32 am

rangersac wrote:Tuesday night MTB group ride. Over the bars at about 40kph on a downhill fire trail. Result: One destroyed helmet and jersey, but thankfully just a fair bit of skin loss and bruising and most importantly the bike appears to have survived unscathed. Did the commute fine on Wednesday but both yesterday and today woke up feeling like I'd been beaten by eight dwarves wielding thick broom handles.


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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby oxonabike » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:15 am

rangersac wrote:Tuesday night MTB group ride. Over the bars at about 40kph on a downhill fire trail. Result: One destroyed helmet and jersey, but thankfully just a fair bit of skin loss and bruising and most importantly the bike appears to have survived unscathed. Did the commute fine on Wednesday but both yesterday and today woke up feeling like I'd been beaten by eight dwarves wielding thick broom handles.


Surely that's an 'Honourable Reasons' candidate!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby rangersac » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:50 am

oxonabike wrote:Surely that's an 'Honourable Reasons' candidate!


I thought about it, but given I managed the commute the day after, they pulled out on the next two I figured it fit the excuses bracket pretty well!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:55 am

Clown-shoes junk at work is scrambling my sleep pattern. Yes, that's me drooling against the train window. Sorry.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bychosis » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:52 am

Opportunity to cycle school bus this morning. Denied due to said school kids wanting to walk. No riding, but I suspect they'll be opting for pedals next time!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby poohkies » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:22 pm

still way way to cold :)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:34 pm

poohkies wrote:still way way to cold :)

no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TraceyG » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:31 pm

I bailed on Tuesday and Thursday because the headwinds would have sent me backwards at a greater rate than I could have pedalled forwards. Went for a short walk at lunchtime and genuinely had difficulty walking forwards at one point!

But I did get in 50km from Licola almost all the way to Cowwarr (hubby arrived in car to pick me up with a promise of coffee - how could I say no) - took serious concentration to stay safe with the wind blown debris all over the roads.
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