Honourable reasons thread

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bychosis » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:46 pm

jasonc wrote:
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.


I like going downhill fast....
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:20 pm

bychosis wrote:
jasonc wrote:
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.


I like going downhill fast....

Not if the climb outta the valley is gonna kill you.

BTDT re pneumonia. Life was sucky for way too long when even a short ride has you wheezing. :(
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:21 pm

I have made it a point since November 6, 2008 only arive at work and leave work via unicycle, doing, in the process, at least the basic 10km to and from the station. Though for a couple of years now I mostly I do the full ride in daily and half the time the full ride back so the value of that resolution now seem questionable anyway.

However I managed to screw up my knee which got infected. Had to take a couple of days off, still on antibiotics and it was well nigh impossible to bend the knee for long.

So, regrettably, my unbroken sequence of 1692 has been cut short by about 390 days. Bummer.

Much as I hate to fall back on excuses I think I'll give myself a free pass on this one.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby ShogunHy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:26 pm

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby kb » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:16 am

Was feeling really good on Monday. Pulled up well after my hardest ride so far on Sunday. While half asleep lazily stretching Tuesday morning my neck went crack! Very limited range of movement and pretty constant discomfort / mild pain since. Grrrr... legs still feel good.

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby __PG__ » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:45 pm

I've shot shingles..thanks to Mulger bill for directing me to the appropriate thread.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:35 am

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Lizzy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:50 am

Lumbar disc is still giving me lip, it's been two weeks since it officially became unmanageable and I've been off the bike. I've had to fill my car up twice this month now. It is just a low-level drag and my tolerance for everything and everyone is rice-paper thin. I keep having to stop myself at work mid-sentence and say to people "I'm usually much nicer than this I promise". I McGyvered myself a standing workstation out of a wheely bin and I've started having dreams about my wheat bag. Physio is helping, my mortal horror and impatience with this kind of old-lady problem isn't. Spring corporate challenge starts next week. Suckity, poo, bum, wang :cry:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:18 pm

had wednesday off with a sick daughter
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby nezumi » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:27 am

As well as a hand injury from a low-side (almost healed) I am being kept from commuting on my bike because of the fact that the bike is in the shop for servicing.

While being looked over, the mechanic took the brake pads out too heat them and drive any water out of them as they were squeaking. While he did this, the brake pad separated from the metal plate, so now that's a warranty claim to process.

Hopefully I will get it Friday?
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:42 am

nezumi wrote:I am being kept from commuting on my bike because of the fact that the bike is in the shop for servicing.


Almost healed? almost healed as you can ride? OR not healed enough?

If it's healed enough and you're just waiting for a bike, then DENIED

N+1 is the answer

if you're still not physically well enough, then ok

geez, I'm tough
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby nezumi » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:02 pm

jasonc wrote:
nezumi wrote:I am being kept from commuting on my bike because of the fact that the bike is in the shop for servicing.


Almost healed? almost healed as you can ride? OR not healed enough?

If it's healed enough and you're just waiting for a bike, then DENIED

N+1 is the answer

if you're still not physically well enough, then ok

geez, I'm tough


Almost healed as in I can put pressure on the palm, but a rough surface would be.... unpleasant... to say the least.

Plus, the Financial Controller has nixed any suggestions of a "backup" bike (endurance road bike) for the moment.

My theory is that she likes riding her terrible rescued steel Repco MTB, and will like riding rail trails even more if we get her a suitable steed.... Which means *I* can then get a new bike, too!
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:06 pm

honourable reason granted
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby CXCommuter » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:24 am

Feeling off Monday and Tuesday (sore throat) escalated to full blown head cold with no sleep last night, coach DVD, tea, garlic bread etc on the cards today- weather in Perth is similar to my nose condition
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:54 am

I feel compelled to seek forgiveness as I didn't ride into work today :( Last week I injured my heel /Achilles tendon at work while undertaking a yearly fitness test (of all things)..... Anyway, it didn't 100% heal on the weekend and the last two days I've taken the roadie into work because it's cheating (so easy to ride compared to the commuter), but my heal was only slowly healing, so decided to take the day off riding and try and get it to mend properly.

Damn work getting in the way of things again. :x
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby nezumi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:51 am

Baseball training today, where I am going to be attempting to work with some pitchers.

Didn't think transporting my full catcher's kit on the bike was going to be viable. Train instead.

Do I get a pass?
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:52 am

it's a 50-50 nezumi. how heavy is the full catchers kit?
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby nezumi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:25 am

jasonc wrote:it's a 50-50 nezumi. how heavy is the full catchers kit?


It's less a weight issue than a bulk issue. My kit bag is 36.5" long x 12" high x 14.5" wide. Weight is probably around 12 kilos (Bat, 2 x batting helmets, chest guard, catching helmet, leg guards, 2 x catcher's mitts)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:43 am

hmm. just sounds like you need a decent duffle bag
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby nezumi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:21 am

jasonc wrote:hmm. just sounds like you need a decent duffle bag
:mrgreen:


More like a BOB or an Xtrawheel/cargobike. :P
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby barefoot » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:37 am

nezumi wrote:
jasonc wrote:it's a 50-50 nezumi. how heavy is the full catchers kit?


It's less a weight issue than a bulk issue. My kit bag is 36.5" long x 12" high x 14.5" wide. Weight is probably around 12 kilos (Bat, 2 x batting helmets, chest guard, catching helmet, leg guards, 2 x catcher's mitts)


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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby eldavo » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:11 pm

nezumi wrote:It's less a weight issue than a bulk issue. My kit bag is 36.5" long x 12" high x 14.5" wide. Weight is probably around 12 kilos (Bat, 2 x batting helmets, chest guard, catching helmet, leg guards, 2 x catcher's mitts)

Get a 42" long board ratchet strapped on for a base, bonus chill out kick and glide before getting serious with the catchers kit.

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby find_bruce » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:21 pm

Ah yes I can see why they call this the honourable reasons thread. Full of tea & sympathy, except of course for poor nezumi :)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby eldavo » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:25 pm

Oops, it's so easy to confuse it with the Excuses thread ;)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:06 pm

I had an honourable reason yesterday. 4 1/2 hours sleep, a very heavy backpack full of food for a team morning tea and it was raining when I left home. But since it was ride2work day, I had to ride anyway. I got an oversized fluro yellow jacket and wore it over my backpack so my work shirt wouldn't get wet. I rode all the way to ride2work day looking like a glorious fluro yellow camel. :mrgreen:
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