Honourable reasons thread

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby eldavo » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:27 pm

You should remove the Bike Journal ticker off your sig CS, looks like you're not using it and diminishes your first impression to the hard nuts here =D
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:54 pm

eldavo wrote:You should remove the Bike Journal ticker off your sig CS, looks like you're not using it and diminishes your first impression to the hard nuts here =D

Cheers. Been meaning to do that for a while. My sig is now enigmatic. :wink:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bychosis » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:21 pm

Does taking the car in to pick up a 2nd hand electric mower count as honourable? It's aimed at reducing fuel use.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby find_bruce » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:44 pm

bychosis wrote:Does taking the car in to pick up a 2nd hand electric mower count as honourable? It's aimed at reducing fuel use.

Nah, apparently you shoulda bought a backfeets :wink:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:27 pm

find_bruce wrote:
bychosis wrote:Does taking the car in to pick up a 2nd hand electric mower count as honourable? It's aimed at reducing fuel use.

Nah, apparently you shoulda bought a backfeets :wink:

A Bullitt would do that job better, less lifting :D
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:11 am

Does having a gastro bug and going BLAH in both directions (once at the same time) and having the day off work count as honourable? If so then that was me yesterday.

Lost 5kg (have put 2kg back on now as fluids are staying put) and should be back to normal tomorrow hopefully.

Rode today at 1/2 speed as there was no petrol in the tank. It will be rolling home tonight.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby oxonabike » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:23 am

Sounds fair to me, but you have some more catching up to do for 'the team' cumulative kms in the commuting challenge. ;)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm

You're lucky I have 2 weeks off! Btw yours and colin's reasons are definitely approved reasons
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:22 pm

oxonabike wrote:Sounds fair to me, but you have some more catching up to do for 'the team' cumulative kms in the commuting challenge. ;)


I hear you and will still pass 500kms this month (without further illness or injury) - and hopefully the same next month.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby oxonabike » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:26 pm

westab wrote:
oxonabike wrote:Sounds fair to me, but you have some more catching up to do for 'the team' cumulative kms in the commuting challenge. ;)


I hear you and will still pass 500kms this month (without further illness or injury) - and hopefully the same next month.


Oh good, because due to Euro Holiday starting next week, I'll get no more than 120 commute kms done next month. Unless I hire a bike and 'commute' to some touristy places - does that count? :)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:32 pm

Hmmmm. I'd say no
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Lizzy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:48 am

Was supposed to go camping down south last week, but a "hrmn lemme just check something" visit to the GP on the way led to an appendectomy with a couple of "added bonuses" I won't horrify you all with. They put me back together OK in the end but it all got a bit too close to my worst nightmare for comfort. Well, that's me rah-tooted for the rest of the year I'm guessing :|
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:58 am

geez Lizzy. you get the good ones! take care. you've got at least 2 weeks off the bike, probably up to 4
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:12 pm

Heal well Lizzy - hope you have a speedy recovery.

Jason - why not include Ox's holiday kms - he is commuting from attraction to attraction. You don't have to be a party poooper :lol: :mrgreen:even if we are cheating
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Leiothrix » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:52 pm

But I like horror . . .
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby eldavo » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:52 pm

Appending a deck doesn't sound like it was all that it's cracked up to be, surely not worth missing out on camping!
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:44 pm

westab wrote:Heal well Lizzy - hope you have a speedy recovery.

Jason - why not include Ox's holiday kms - he is commuting from attraction to attraction. You don't have to be a party poooper :lol: :mrgreen:even if we are cheating

you're cheating and I'm a party pooper. That makes it fair me thinks.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby westab » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:55 am

jasonc wrote:
westab wrote:Heal well Lizzy - hope you have a speedy recovery.

Jason - why not include Ox's holiday kms - he is commuting from attraction to attraction. You don't have to be a party poooper :lol: :mrgreen:even if we are cheating

you're cheating and I'm a party pooper. That makes it fair me thinks.
happy for it to be taken to the endomondo thread and for gretaboy to have the final call


I'm so ashamed :oops: :oops: - mum aways said if you don't have something nice to say then say nothing at all. Sorry Jason :(

BUT

Why would I let gretaboy have the final call (he will just correctly say no - and this is more fun) instead I will just have to ride to Tweed Heads to my mother in laws at Christmas time as that has to be classed as work for it doesn't seem like a holiday - hope Mrs Westab doesn't mind driving the three rug rats - The reutrn leg won't count as that will be just fun. :lol: :wink:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:21 am

all fun and games. anything that motivates you to ride more is ok with me!

and gretaboy didn't say no to a query re TW I recently had
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby gretaboy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:44 am

jasonc wrote:all fun and games. anything that motivates you to ride more is ok with me!

and gretaboy didn't say no to a query re TW I recently had


I think it all comes down to this...doesnt matter where you are...if you use a bicycle to get from point A to point B in place of a car...then I would classify it as commuting k's...thats just my take
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Lizzy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:17 pm

Thanks for the good wishes guys.

jasonc wrote:geez Lizzy. you get the good ones! take care. you've got at least 2 weeks off the bike, probably up to 4


Yep, surgeon said pretty much nothing but gentle walking for a month. He said although riding normally is probably OK after a couple of weeks it wouldn't be worth the risk of having to put my foot down hard & fast during an emergency stop, etc.

And weirdly, it looks like what they tore out might account for the lower back pain I've been kvetching about for months -- because touch wood, it's vanished (well, it still hurts because I can't unfold myself all the way yet, ... but it's a totally different beast).

Leiothrix wrote:But I like horror . . .


Mate if you're into that kind of horror I'm not about to indulge that predilection I'm afraid! :lol: *

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:25 pm

Lizzy wrote:And weirdly, it looks like what they tore out might account for the lower back pain I've been kvetching about for months -- because touch wood, it's vanished (well, it still hurts because I can't unfold myself all the way yet, ... but it's a totally different beast).


could be the good drugs too. fingers crossed

i've had my appendix out too. i understand the pre-op pain.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Leiothrix » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:54 pm

In my defense, I'll say that I like horror to have a plot and rely on story telling and suspense to be scary, as opposed to torture-porn like the Saw series.

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:30 pm

Leiothrix wrote:In my defense, I'll say that I like horror to have a plot and rely on story telling and suspense to be scary


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099864/
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:22 am

daughter gets to have a play at her primary school for next year today. i get to go along and have a look. good excuse for a day off me thinks
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