Honourable reasons thread

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Lizzy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:27 pm

Welp, I was geared up to do my first commute on my shiny new road bike tomorrow, and I've just hacked the criminy whatsits out of the base of my thumb cooking dinner. So, yeah, not looking too positive. Respect the Global knives, people, never ever get complacent with them ... :roll:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:07 pm

BUM! Heal well Lizzy.

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:09 am

airport run this afternoon so bus to work. grrr
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby TigerFilly » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:26 pm

Not riding tomorrow because I'm taking my year 1 and year 5 children to the first day of school for the year. Year 5er will still ride while I take his very heavy bag in the car - he has a new bike so is dying to ride to school as usual. I'm hoping I'll still get in my 2 commutes this week -it's forecast showers for some of the week so we shall see.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:57 am

daughter sick, wife only been new job for a month so I'm doing the daddy thing (did go for a blat this morning though)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Last 5 weeks without any commuting. Or riding for that matter :(

Had some hardware removed from shoulder and my bicep tendon moved and it needs time to heal.

Slowly going insane from not riding to work.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby wombatK » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:05 pm

Could time on a stationary trainer in upright position be a sanity saver ?

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:47 am

wombatK wrote:Could time on a stationary trainer in upright position be a sanity saver ?

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Would lead to insanity. I hate those things. Hopefully back riding in 2 wks
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby find_bruce » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:40 am

Mugglechops wrote:
wombatK wrote:Could time on a stationary trainer in upright position be a sanity saver ?

Would lead to insanity. I hate those things. Hopefully back riding in 2 wks

Well it does explain Norbs :mrgreen:

I had to drop my wife off this morning, so no commuting for me - I think that makes it twice this year that I have missed a day.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Fri May 31, 2013 8:37 am

yesterday was sick daughter while the wife was at work. today is sick wife AND daughter.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:47 am

I seem to be the only one on this thread lately
wife has to work today, so daddy daycare again
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:32 am

jasonc wrote:I seem to be the only one on this thread lately
wife has to work today, so daddy daycare again


so working from home or actual day off work?
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:33 am

gretaboy wrote:
jasonc wrote:I seem to be the only one on this thread lately
wife has to work today, so daddy daycare again


so working from home or actual day off work?


day off. i may log in to clear out the emails
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Stoo » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:13 pm

i pack my bag, set out my winter gear and pack my work lunch last night.

i got geared up to ride to work this morning.

i opened the back door to head off to work.

i closed the door, got dressed for work and caught the train in cause it was cold.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:15 pm

Stoo wrote:i pack my bag, set out my winter gear and pack my work lunch last night.

i got geared up to ride to work this morning.

i opened the back door to head off to work.

i closed the door, got dressed for work and caught the train in cause it was cold.


sorry stoo. that's an excuses thread response. honourable reason denied.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Dropbear20 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:35 am

Does this count? My office is over there somewhere. Smoke from fires burning in Indonesia is drifting across Singapore. The PSI reached 150 overnight, in the middle of the "Unhealthy" range. The bus is air-conditioned and the government says avoid strenuous exercise...

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bychosis » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:51 am

Finally getting over a chest infection with significant cough. Last week at home, mon, tues at home. Cough still lingering and has caused a significant injury to lower rib cage. Strong pain killers prescribed, imbibed and I'm not riding to work coz I'm off with the fairies for the first hour or so after taking the meds.

Sucks to see my year target drop behind this morning.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:58 am

Dropbear20 wrote:Does this count?


borderline me thinks. I've ridden in smoke before and just cruised. I could feel the crap going into my lungs
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Summernight » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:05 pm

jasonc wrote:
Dropbear20 wrote:Does this count?


borderline me thinks. I've ridden in smoke before and just cruised. I could feel the crap going into my lungs


Is it borderline? I'd say buy a medical face mask and ride with that on. :P
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bychosis » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:11 pm

Summernight wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Dropbear20 wrote:Does this count?


borderline me thinks. I've ridden in smoke before and just cruised. I could feel the crap going into my lungs


Is it borderline? I'd say buy a medical face mask and ride with that on. :P


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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Dropbear20 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:46 am

Summernight wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Dropbear20 wrote:Does this count?


borderline me thinks. I've ridden in smoke before and just cruised. I could feel the crap going into my lungs


Is it borderline? I'd say buy a medical face mask and ride with that on. :P


OK, it may have been borderline with a PSI of 150. Tonight it is 290. 300+ is considered hazardous. I'm sitting this one out. :cry:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Summernight » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:50 am

Dropbear20 wrote:OK, it may have been borderline with a PSI of 150. Tonight it is 290. 300+ is considered hazardous. I'm sitting this one out. :cry:


:shock: Have you got a gas mask handy? That's pretty high.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:22 am

both daughter and I home sick. not the nicest day by she's enjoying my little pony.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bychosis » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:19 pm

Still can't make it around the house without running out of puff, pneumonia sucks the breath out of you. One day I might get back to work, then I can start working on cycle commuting again.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:52 pm

bychosis wrote:Still can't make it around the house without running out of puff, pneumonia sucks the breath out of you. One day I might get back to work, then I can start working on cycle commuting again.


maybe we should issue a decree for you - no cycling til the doctor says its ok. pneumonia can send you downhill fast.
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