Honourable reasons thread

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Lizzy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:21 pm

Interstate travel to help arrange a funeral. (A merciful end to an amazing long life, so all's well with the world. ..). But blimey, what a mission
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Dropbear20 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:26 pm

I took 8 weeks off because I hit a car. 6 weeks because the hospital, doctors and physio said no riding. 2 more because I hadn't built up the courage to get back out there and I needed to get the bike checked out. Yes, N+1 means I have another bike to ride, but it was a mental thing that I am happy to say has been resolved in the last week.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:43 pm

awesome work Dropbear. the first couple of rides after a crash are the hardest
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby BorisBC » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:20 pm

3 months for me thanks to an Achilles tendon tear. 2 months off the bike, then another month trying to build up enough strength to do the 18km (each way) commute. Can manage about one ride a week but its taking bloody forever to get the strength back in the leg. Still one day a week is one day better than being in a car!
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby WhingingPom » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:20 pm

Hit the side of a ute on the way into work yesterday morning at 20-odd kph (only 3rd or 4th time I've ridden through the CBD instead of on bike trails). Can't decide whether to stay off the roads until I'm more confident again or get back on the bike (pun probably intended).

I was lucky to get away with a couple of bruised ribs and very bruised pride. The former is easily dealt with, the latter might take a bit longer.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby fat and old » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:29 am

That sucks Pommy. If you're going to Docklands each morning, maybe stick to the CCT. Or on-road, maybe down Canning, across Faraday, down Swanston the Queensberry/Arden?
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby WhingingPom » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:13 am

fat and old wrote:That sucks Pommy. If you're going to Docklands each morning, maybe stick to the CCT. Or on-road, maybe down Canning, across Faraday, down Swanston the Queensberry/Arden?


I was going on the CCT then tried Rathdowne and LaTrobe one morning - about 3/4 or the way down the ute driver decided to turn into one of the lanes off LaTrobe then stop across the bike path. Thinking of going back to the CCT anyway - it's an extra couple of Ks and I could well and truly do with the exercise.

Speaking of which, I'd better be off to see what awaits me this morning...
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby WhingingPom » Mon May 04, 2015 6:08 am

Went to see my usual GP on the weekend (as opposed to the 24/7, bulk billing, drug dispenser I saw last Monday. Got sent for chest x-ray with suspected broken rib. Nothing broken, but was told to take enough pain killers that my chest doesn't hurt or I don't care that it does.

On a pain scale of 1-10, coughing currently incurs a score of "natural childbirth". Looks like I'm off to the train again today :(
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby find_bruce » Mon May 04, 2015 6:48 am

Ouch WP, I have bruised rib cartilage a few times & as you can now attest it is every bit as painful as a broken rib, if not as dangerous.

On the plus side, it only hurts while you breathe.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby WhingingPom » Mon May 04, 2015 6:54 am

find_bruce wrote:Ouch WP, I have bruised rib cartilage a few times & as you can now attest it is every bit as painful as a broken rib, if not as dangerous.

On the plus side, it only hurts while you breathe.


Yep, my dear wife's suggestion was to "stop doing whatever makes it hurt, if that's breathing, then stop breathing. It's ok, I've checked that your life insurance is up to date"

Perfect timing for it to happen in this fine weather we're having in Melbourne this time of year. At this rate, suspect I'll be posting here next week writing that I can't ride my bike as I have a chest infection.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby shaky » Mon May 04, 2015 7:08 am

Had pleurisy many years ago so can relate to your 'it only hurts when I breathe' predicament. Id suggest you get plenty of sleep too. Do not allow yourself to be tired and at risk of yawning!! And definitely don't sneeze.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Lizzy » Mon May 04, 2015 12:53 pm

Went boat racing on Sunday, things got a bit sideways and I did the splits in the cabin as a result.

I have not been able to do the splits since I was 7.
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