The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Dropbear20 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:00 pm

My wife won't let me...no I can't use that one.

Tomorrow is back to school day and it is my youngest son's first day at a new school. He asked me to catch the train with him.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:02 am

I'm still not commuting due to road conditions. I'm going to do a recce this weekend and see if conditions have improved since the council cleanup.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:54 am

Oxford wrote:my legs just felt toasted last night and even worse this morning, I know myself well enough to know losing one commute is better that losing many from an injury from over exertion.

It's interesting you say that. I've had a few quite fast rides of late and my legs weren't the best. I took a super gentle 15k ride along KBB this morning. Average HR 110. I think they actually feel better for it. :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby JohnJoyner » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:54 pm

It's Friday.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Kalgrm » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:54 pm

Haven't commuted for three weeks now.

(Annual leave ... ;) )
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:12 pm

Oxford wrote:well no excuses now, the backup gearie commuter is set up. riding the bus today was enough to cure me of public transport for a while. besides not running on time, some people now seem to think that using deoderant in sub tropical climates is optional.Image

They are horrid aren't they? :evil: :evil:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ft_critical » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:53 pm

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Doctor said no road riding for 6mths.... and he left his button in there...
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:17 pm

*shudder* heal quick, mate.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby tim on skin » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:09 pm

It's going to be 40 the Next 3 days :x :x
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby martinjs » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:48 am

I had a good excuse this morning, my bike has a buckled back wheel caused when chasing a good average speed. :(
But I forgot to use it and pinched the wife's hybrid to ride to work. :twisted:


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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:18 pm

Max wrote:I'm still not commuting due to road conditions. I'm going to do a recce this weekend and see if conditions have improved since the council cleanup.


Yay! The roads to work are rideable! :D

But.. boo! I hurt my back on the ride today and will be off the bike for a few days until it heals. :(

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby CommuRider » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:47 am

Last day of my lengthy holiday (after accummulating annual leave as didn't take any 2 years straight). Took the sprog back to school for his first day :( . They grow up so fast.

Took the machine out for a ride last night after spending a couple of weeks at the LBS. Still not resolved the internal hub issue. It will have to be a "one weekend in the future" job. Ride last night felt good but the humidity this week is going to be a killer. A later evening commute is beckoning and with the daylight still around, it shouldn't be too bad.

I have new panniers to try out so have stored the Brooks for now. Something to look forward to. Hope they have fixed the car park as the workmen late last year were using the women's changing room and leaving general messiness in the toilets (don't they know how to flush? not to do #1s on the floor?) *shudders*

So back to commuting again tomorrow. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby hannos » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:45 am

Even though the weather this morning was conducive to cycle commuting, I didn't particularly feel like a 2 hr commute home in 39 degree temperatures.

So i sat alone in my air conditioned parking lot ;)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:33 am

My first and hopefully last post in this thread.

I hit stop instead of snooze on my alarm this morning :x
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:47 am

Mugglechops wrote:I hit stop instead of snooze on my alarm this morning :x


LOL that'll get ya, won't it. If I hit snooze even once on a commute day, that's it, I can kiss my ride goodbye. I envy your snooze-amenable schedule :D

Well, I'll soon be out of excuses. I checked out the roads to work over the weekend and they are finally navigable. The council also cleaned up the Glass Gauntlet as part of their overall flood cleanup. Happy days! This morning, I finally, finally got my Crud Road Racer 2 mudguards fitted onto my road bike. Don't believe the marketing. It won't take you five minutes to do. It will take you five days of cursing, adjusting, tweaking, fiddling, cursing, tweaking, cursing, adjusting, cursing, tweaking, cursing, fiddling and more cursing. Don't forget the cursing. It's an important part of the ritual. I have just one last fairing to install, which hopefully won't affect the overall fit of the mudguard, and I'll be good to go. And my back and knee are feeling better too, so all things being well, I'll be riding to work tomorrow!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby martinjs » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:26 am

Using this thread for real today, felt I'd be ran over by a train this morning but had some important Computers to fix, drugged myself up and got the wife to drive me to work.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby goodlookingcyclist » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:11 pm

martinjs wrote:Using this thread for real today, felt I'd be ran over by a train this morning but had some important Computers to fix, drugged myself up and got the wife to drive me to work.

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So your excuse was , you wanted to spend some quality time with your wife ? :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Missy24 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:12 pm

Didn't have to work today :mrgreen:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:17 pm

Missy24 wrote:Didn't have to work today :mrgreen:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:11 pm

ft_critical wrote:Image

Doctor said no road riding for 6mths.... and he left his button in there...



That looks nasty.

I spent 5 months off the bike after doing this.

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And then it took me another 3 or so months to be able to do any sort of decent distance again.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby CommuRider » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:18 pm

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:05 pm

Oxford wrote:can you buy those staples at OfficeWorks?


Not sure, but I am sure I have seen the staple remover they took them out with at the $2 shop :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:12 pm

Well I'm being sent off to Dalby for community recovery work tomorrow. No riding for me for a week and a half :o
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Sydguy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:50 pm

Tried to put a right side pedal on the left side crank using 1% brain and 99% brawn.

Obviously destroyed the crank, bike in shop for few days for new part.

Lesson learnt, hottest freaking days for train.... sucks to be me.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:07 pm

New bike still not here over 2 weeks late.

I'm having a tantrum and refusing to ride either of my other perfectly good bikes! :mrgreen:
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