Honourable reasons thread

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Thrilloilogy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:30 pm

jasonc wrote:so you got an excuse for 1 day. last 2 weeks, no


Yes, and it was absolutely fantastic to be back on the bike today.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:41 pm

I'm on A/L so no commutes for a few weeks.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:48 pm

I am pleased that, while the last three weeks have been difficult (ankle problem) I have worked back to doing the sorts of distances that I normally do. I still have a little trepidation but I can carry that with me as long as I doing what I want to do.

Yes there are sometimes legit reasons to not cycle. But it's just so hard NOT to. :mrgreen:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:26 am

sick daughter, again.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby eldavo » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:04 pm

Work was quiet so took the chance to take my first week of annual leave since 2nd was born. That means first week of not daily commuting this year. Aim to finish pool fencing and assemble a cubby house and sand pit and hang shade sails, with only the children's Christmas joy riding on it, making diverted cycling energy seem justified, probably not honourable until I organise some Xmas gifts charity delivery to Good Sammys collection at work... There is a cargo commute excuse :)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:45 pm

Honorable reason, though I will not be using it too soon if I can help it: My GP yesterday gave me the good oil on my recent xrays and ultrasound and I have substantial osteo in the left foot. (I suspect the right is just the same.)

The good news is it is not rheumatoid anyway. Here's hoping the celebrex has some effect. Perhaps cortisone. There is never a good time to have surgery.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:27 pm

Colin - wishing you all the best for your foot (or feet) I hope you find a good method to maintain as mobility as possible.

hope it doesn't limit you from doing the things you love - not just cycling.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby __PG__ » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Turns out I have a slightly detached retina. Was caught at a routine OPSM checkup last week. I'm scheduled for surgery in two weeks. Until then I've been told not to do any strenuous exercise and elevate my heart rate.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Summernight » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:28 pm

__PG__ wrote:Turns out I have a slightly detached retina. Was caught at a routine OPSM checkup last week. I'm scheduled for surgery in two weeks. Until then I've been told not to do any strenuous exercise and elevate my heart rate.


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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:33 pm

I think long service leave is a pretty good reason not to ride to work... :P
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:37 am

__PG__ wrote:Turns out I have a slightly detached retina. Was caught at a routine OPSM checkup last week. I'm scheduled for surgery in two weeks. Until then I've been told not to do any strenuous exercise and elevate my heart rate.


Mate hope it heals well - thinking of you.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:39 am

casual_cyclist wrote:I think long service leave is a pretty good reason not to ride to work... :P


And get hate mail - why don't you share some with me - caring is sharing you know. :lol:

Enjoy your well earned rest. (or your sore legs from all the non commuting riding you are doing.)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby __PG__ » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:41 am

I've decided that if I can't ride in a normal speed I'll go 'European' and ride in wearing a suit (as long as its a nice day).
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby kb » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:20 am

Took a week off after crushing my hand under a cast iron bath tub. First ride back today - it was so good. Didn't realise I was that addicted ;-)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby CXCommuter » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:47 am

Mild cold from last week turned into full blown viral stomachy thing the day before the Swan Valley Cyclo-Sportiff. Been driving the porcelain bus since. Drugs from the doctor (good old panadeine forte) enabled a decent nights sleep and feel on the mend- unfortunuately the bus is still in service.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:49 pm

daddy daughter day tomorrow. no commuting and no working
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:02 pm

jasonc wrote:daddy daughter day tomorrow. no commuting and no working


Enjoy - have fun (and please take a few others with you from the commuting challenge us lowly ones need all the help we can get)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:39 am

sick daughter, so home being daddy doctor
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:31 am

jasonc wrote:sick daughter, so home being daddy doctor


Mate hope she gets well soon, and hope "the doctor" doesn't get it.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:32 am

westab wrote:
jasonc wrote:sick daughter, so home being daddy doctor


Mate hope she gets well soon, and hope "the doctor" doesn't get it.


hope so too
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby cancan64 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:42 am

Whilst I was working in Brisbane last week I thought I would not commute on Friday but go see the kids in the school parade and train in to work....Just got to school in time from a slow morning ride to find there was no parade that week, walked across the road to the train station to find the train was cancelled...and then coming home the train was packed when I hoped on it at Central (Cleveland line)...no wonder I commute.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby clydesmcdale » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:48 am

cancan64 wrote:... walked across the road to the train station to find the train was cancelled...and then coming home the train was packed when I hoped on it at Central (Cleveland line)...no wonder I commute.


God i hate public transport... first time in months had to catch the bus in today.

My honourable reason... new bike being built at home, transferring my groupset over to brand new Ti frame. Need an external bottom bracket cup tool so couldn't finish it last night. Killing me sitting here.. for 2 reasons; 1. knowing i could finish it within the hour with the tool, and 2. knowing i have to catch the bus home. :(
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:11 pm

and knowing if you asked, I have a shimano one here....
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:59 am

sick daughter again. temp hit 40 degrees yesterday arvo. it's better today but another day at home (mrs jasonc did the duties yesterday) is worth it
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bychosis » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:10 am

clydesmcdale wrote:
cancan64 wrote:... walked across the road to the train station to find the train was cancelled...and then coming home the train was packed when I hoped on it at Central (Cleveland line)...no wonder I commute.


God i hate public transport... first time in months had to catch the bus in today.

My honourable reason... new bike being built at home, transferring my groupset over to brand new Ti frame. Need an external bottom bracket cup tool so couldn't finish it last night. Killing me sitting here.. for 2 reasons; 1. knowing i could finish it within the hour with the tool, and 2. knowing i have to catch the bus home. :(


That's not honourable, you could have put all the gear back on your old bike? Surely?

**I'll just shove off over to the excuses thread now, it's been raining here.**
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