The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bychosis » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:46 am

Rainy day, combined with potential attendance at school assembly (requiring swift, sweat free travel during the workday) and bike parts (wheels) pickup this arvo detour ont he way home. No bike for me today.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:25 am

Its hella windy and I'm in a strop .
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:44 pm

Nastiest saddle sore I've ever had. Big and dead centre. Riding home last night felt like the saddle had dropped off and the post was mid notcher :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Aushiker » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:08 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Nastiest saddle sore I've ever had. Big and dead centre. Riding home last night felt like the saddle had dropped off and the post was mid notcher :(


I don't feel so bad now having to pull out of my tour last week for similar reasons (after four or five days of riding it was just getting to much) plus I managed to do a slow speed crash and damage my shoulder which has still not healed ... hope to find out Friday if I have hairline fracture or just ligament damage.

Heal quickly ...

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:18 pm

Damn :(

Thanks Andrew, same to you.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:54 am

ouch! for both incidents
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby cancan64 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:24 am

Woke up early this morning wind was still blowing from last nights storms...looked out the window and still pools of water...looked at the bike and noticed the front tyre was flat...stayed in bed
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Timeonabike » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:51 pm

Is "hate my job" an excuse?
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:56 pm

Timeonabike wrote:Is "hate my job" an excuse?


nope. makes commuting by bike to and from the best part of the day
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Timeonabike » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:59 pm

Agreed, I hope my job never gets so bad that I don't want to ride anymore.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby kPrdfHTb » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:10 pm

I had a considerable amount of Oporto for lunch. Too full to exercise now.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby nezumi » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:06 pm

Melbourne weather.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TonyMax » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:01 pm

kPrdfHTb wrote:I had a considerable amount of Oporto for lunch. Too full to exercise now.

What time was lunch and how much did you have? I love Oporto as much as the next man but you must have gone hard at it...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby wgc138 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:11 pm

SE Qld weather these days are just too easy to come up with another excuse in the morning. Its been extremely humid and chances of rain/thunderstorm is forever looming.

Hopefully it wont pour down this arvo
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:12 am

WET. Seriously wet. It's been 12 months since I haven't ridden to work. :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby warthog1 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:43 pm

My wife has ordered me to clean my car out as we are taking it to Bright. Did that during smoko and lunch.
Hasn't been done since we went to Bright 12 months ago. :oops:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby kb » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:18 am

A touch of hip soreness, calf cramping and a more than generous dollop of anxiety = Audax Alpine DNS. Fitness has come but everything else just feels way off kilter :-(. I figure if it feels like chore something's off.
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Postby redsonic » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:09 am

kb wrote:A touch of hip soreness, calf cramping and a more than generous dollop of anxiety = Audax Alpine DNS. Fitness has come but everything else just feels way off kilter :-(. I figure if it feels like chore something's off.

Some times you have to HTFU and ignore your body but sometimes you have to listen to what it's telling you and back off.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby tez001 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:37 am

Showers and rain forecast for Sydney. I didn't fancy another ride in the wet like yesterday. I did however put in extra kms yesterday to make up for the Sydney wet weather over the next couple of days
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TraceyG » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:02 am

Train cancelled and replaced by road coaches. I usually train it to the office then ride the 30km home but bikes are not allowed on road coaches. Oh well, brought the hubby's bike into town in my car so it can go to the bike shop for some extra work.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby fat and old » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:33 pm

Still on holidays :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bychosis » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:20 am

Well, yesterday morning was raining heavily, and I wanted additional time to get home early and prepare for the Asian Cup match so I drove.

This morning was raining heavily, combine that with preparing for first day of school for the biggest ones that incidentally didn't wake up until I had to leave due to the preceding nights match attendance.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby tez001 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:42 pm

Heavy rain again this morning. It's clearing up today so there are no excuses tomorrow :)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby fixedlegs2012 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:00 pm

Unmotivated and cold.
Then did a ramp test - then a quick ride to flush the legs.
Now feel a bit more motivated
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby isabella24 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:33 pm

Well, my excuses this year so far have ranged from househunting = no Saturday rides, stressful project at work which requires stupid hours and a car = reduced commuting, and yucky stomach bug = no riding at all! I've had my worst month for riding in ages.

Luckily I'm feeling better now and my crazy work project ends in 5 weeks time. Not sure what to do about missing Saturday rides though! Why don't agents have open houses at times other than Saturday mornings?!?
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