The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby eldavo » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:41 pm

On behalf of all Perth excusers who are silent here, it's a week of humidity, lightning, thunder and a dash more humidity. Returning Thursday when the weather is back to the dry old summer we know and love.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:56 pm

eldavo wrote:On behalf of all Perth excusers who are silent here, it's a week of humidity, lightning, thunder and a dash more humidity. Returning Thursday when the weather is back to the dry old summer we know and love.

That's me! Yesterday arvo I caught the train and bus home because of lightning. Then I had to walk three blocks from the bus to home in the lightning. It was way to close for comfort. I should have ridden.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:51 am

Blew up my back tube at the bottom of the street, walked home to change it (which I'm still not good at). Tortured my poor BF by insisting he limit his input to watching me struggle, got into a fluster, omitted the "partially inflate before putting the tyre back on" bit, blew it up again. Racklefrazzle.
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Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:17 am

lizzy - 10 tubes and free delivery from bikebug for a good price
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Robinho » Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:45 am

eldavo wrote:On behalf of all Perth excusers who are silent here, it's a week of humidity, lightning, thunder and a dash more humidity. Returning Thursday when the weather is back to the dry old summer we know and love.


I've ridden all week and can honestly say that this morning is the wettest I've been, purely from the 90% humidity. The wet days were refreshing compared to today

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Postby westab » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:06 pm

Robinho wrote:
eldavo wrote:On behalf of all Perth excusers who are silent here, it's a week of humidity, lightning, thunder and a dash more humidity. Returning Thursday when the weather is back to the dry old summer we know and love.


I've ridden all week and can honestly say that this morning is the wettest I've been, purely from the 90% humidity. The wet days were refreshing compared to today


Mate you should take a break - for all of next week; while I am at the sales conference for work. No room for a bike and no opportunity to ride even if I could.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Robinho » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:09 pm

westab wrote:
Robinho wrote:
eldavo wrote:On behalf of all Perth excusers who are silent here, it's a week of humidity, lightning, thunder and a dash more humidity. Returning Thursday when the weather is back to the dry old summer we know and love.


I've ridden all week and can honestly say that this morning is the wettest I've been, purely from the 90% humidity. The wet days were refreshing compared to today


Mate you should take a break - for all of next week; while I am at the sales conference for work. No room for a bike and no opportunity to ride even if I could.

I'm saving my days off the bike for the cold rainy days of winter, going to continue cramming in the commutes while I can do them in the warm and daylight

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ball bearing » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:26 pm

The smoke from the bushfires in Northcliffe, 175 kilometres away, is so thick I can hardly see the house from my workshop/flat. There is no way I am going to ride in this stinky soup.

"HUNDREDS of firefighters continue to battle two out-of-control bushfires that have destroyed property and continue to threaten lives in WA’s south — and could “burn till the end of summer’’. "

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western ... 7208684207

Till the end of summer? Nooooo!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:46 pm

jasonc wrote:lizzy - 10 tubes and free delivery from bikebug for a good price

Well I always hope its not going to be that regular a thing, but nice tip, ta [emoji14]
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby fat and old » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:33 pm

More holidays :)

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Overspeed » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:50 pm

Rain.
Fitting some mud guards asap

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby PatNZ » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:31 pm

Flu. Struggling with it. But no bike riding today.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TonyMax » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:47 am

I'm launching a pre emptive strike for today and possibly most of this week.

I've got some discomfort in a calf muscle and I'm targeting one of those obstacle course mud run things last weekend in March and a 10k run two weeks after that, so I'm looking after my body and not doing lake laps today. Probably not riding to work tomorrow either.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Overspeed » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:45 pm

incoming cyclone and no mudguards. :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TonyMax » Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:59 pm

Stay safe Overspeed.

Physio has denied me any exercise until at least next Friday :(.

Long term goals for the end of March and mid April have me listening to her though.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bigtbafe » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:25 am

Didn't sleep a wink last night, so no cycling this morning. Probably would have fallen off D:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby poohkies » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:41 am

Well roadie shifter decided to not work (due to wet commuting last week) so nearly cancelled then thought stuff it I'll try to do the ride on my mtb
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby trailgumby » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:31 pm

Rolled my ankle last night on the Sydney Harbour Bridge steps. I may have pulled some ligaments off the bone - there's what looks like a small bone fragment floating in the area where they typically attach.

Minimum of 4 weeks off, maybe six.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby find_bruce » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:03 pm

Nasty trailgumby. I presume the doctors refused your request to attach a cleat to the plaster, moonboot or whatever instrument of torture they fitted

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:27 pm

Wasp nest in the walls of the house, by the time the dog came back from the vet and suitable agents for eradication were bought and the tiny hole in the flyscreen that let them inside had been dealt with, I'd run outta time :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby poohkies » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:11 am

Checked weather radar and could see warning so thought I better not risk it, now after sitting here with my coffee and not a drop of rain yet at home probably relaised I would have made it :( so now I ponder do I take the 1000cc 2 wheels all the car, decisions decisions
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby TonyMax » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:23 am

Told at physio this morning I can go for a gentle bike ride in 4-5 days :(.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:00 pm

Sigh, two in a row :(
12 hr shift, 0200 finish. I aint riding ANYWHERE in Melbs CBD at 0200 on a Saturday morning.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:46 pm

My lame excuse is that I am working out twice a week and running twice a week and my poor legs aren't keeping up with that and riding 5 days a week. I am cutting out my wednesday commute to try to rest my legs :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby tez001 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:20 am

Work drinks tonight so though I better be responsible and not ride home afterwards :)

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