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Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:05 am
by jasonc
This thread is for honourable reasons for not cycling to work (i.e. wet weather goes in the excuses thread, cyclone can probably go in here).

1. Sick family member
2. Funeral

Anyway, post away

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:55 am
by Kenzo
My back muscles, sometimes it hurts just to hold a cup of coffee and walk with it. When it's like that, I don't ride for days and bus it to work instead (where even the stop start motion of the bus causes pain).

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:54 pm
by ColinOldnCranky
It hasn't happened in over four years.

The only honorable reason I am looking for is RETIREMENT!

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:44 pm
by rkelsen
Had a fall while commuting home a few weeks ago and damaged some ligaments and tendons in my left arm and shoulder. It's healing, but the GP reckons I'll be off the bike until at least the end of this month. PT sucks.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:58 am
by Just*managing
My motorbike only has a small battery so I need to keep it charged ?:)

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:01 am
by Rhubarb
Oxford wrote:spinal injury.


Is a recumbent an option?

I'm aware of your incident but don't know the details of your ongoing situation.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:11 am
by bosvit
My wife has changed jobs so I have to pick the kids up.

They are on the bus waiting list but it may well be 2 years before they get a seat!

I have just come off of a 4 week workcover lower disk problem so hopefully I can start racking some Km's before and after work.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:59 pm
by bychosis
+1 on the days I dont commute buy bike are those that I need to pick up/drop off the kids. (the other days I drive are few, but fit into the other thread)

Also drove for the last couple of weeks of my wifes pregnancy "just in case", turned out to be some rides missed, but didn't fancy the thought of racin got the hospital in my riding gear and a lather of sweat.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:58 pm
by jasonc
Oxford wrote:so I guess my other honorable reason is I'm crazy. :?


it's the rest of us that are crazy - unprotective clothing at what speed?

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:24 am
by simonn
3. The rider being sick
4. Broken bicycles (having only one bicycle is not honorable :)).

Just recently we (me, wife & bub) all had a nasty cold. I drove in a few days after I was better just to make sure I did not make myself sick again. My Dr has told me off for riding with a mild fever before.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:41 pm
by deekrockingbeat
neck surgery and couldnt ride for a month. safety reason, couldnt do head check.

broken ankle

after radiotherapy, wasnt allow to sweat excessively for afew days.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:42 am
by bosvit
deekrockingbeat wrote:neck surgery and couldnt ride for a month. safety reason, couldnt do head check.

broken ankle

after radiotherapy, wasnt allow to sweat excessively for afew days.

Sounds like you are having a good run :shock:

Let's hope you only have excuses from now on and not so many honourable reasons :wink:

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:51 am
by jasonc
is having a sore as hell knee where walking is painful an honourable reason?
if so, i'm here

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:31 pm
by beauyboy
No full time job :cry:
until the econmey turns around
Part time job 400m down the street quicker to walk.

Donald

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:07 pm
by jasonc
physio says no riding til at least saturday. :(

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:05 am
by gretaboy
jasonc wrote:physio says no riding til at least saturday. :(


and whats the current status of the injury/time out??

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:18 pm
by sogood
My neck hurts! :|

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:22 pm
by JohnJoyner
Eye surgery 3 weeks ago... Haven't ridden in about 5 weeks (feels longer)... Hopefully will be given the all clear to be back commuting by the end of next week.
I miss it. :(

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:24 pm
by Baalzamon
frayed suprasinitus tendon, then forefeet bursa
Back to winning again and commutes start next week, planning for wednesday but looking like it's going to be a warm one :)

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:03 am
by Lizzy
Just coming out the end of a full week of too many places to go, too far apart, with too much stuff. Two days I've even helped cause peak hour traffic, retch. And throughout, I've been lethargic, stressed, forgetful, indecisive and whiny. Wonder if there's a connection?! And so many other people do that to themselves daily, week in, week out :shock:

I get my proper commuting life back next week though, yay.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:07 am
by fionahills
Took a day off and went to the beach - work for myself so not too bad.... :D :D :D

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:47 am
by Kenzo
My back is gone again... Hurts to sit, stand, lie down, get up.... Even hurts just floating in the pool.

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:56 am
by jasonc
Kenzo wrote:My back is gone again... Hurts to sit, stand, lie down, get up.... Even hurts just floating in the pool.


that sucks kenzo

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:27 pm
by Lizzy
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:

Re: Honourable reasons thread

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:07 am
by Mulger bill
BUM! Heal well Lizzy.

Shaun