The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Blackrock » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:32 pm

JBark wrote:Ugh, appendix out on Saturday, no riding for me for a couple weeks. It's killing me not being able to ride, especially after I bought a new bike literally hours before ending up in the ER.


Appendix out for me on Saturday too!!
Went up to Newcastle for work, supposed to overnight, steak dinner and all that, but had to go to 'walk-in medical clinic' instead. Doc said, go up to the hospital and at 2330hrs I was admitted. One day making way for car crash victims and op was on Sat.
Off work for a week and no heavy lifting for six weeks. Guess I won't be up for riding for at least two...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby tomness » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:43 am

I had my appendix out 2 years ago and was doing very gentle rides a week after the op and a short mtb race just over 2 weeks after. I was able to have keyhole surgery though, which is a much less invasive procedure. Plus I was pretty fit then, so I healed well. And I was very careful to watch for post op infection.

Obviously your situations could vary and you need to be realistic about what you can do after an operation. No point in rushing back onto the bike and causing even worse problems. I definitely avoided heavy lifting for quite a few weeks after my operation.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:23 am

Flew over the handlebars at 42 kph at a race yesterday through my own stupidity, smokeboxing to work for a few weeks now :(
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:55 am

Mrs Westab slipped on some coke in the local shopping centre after dinner on Saturday and has fractured her elbow - Managed to get rides in on Monday and Tuesday but today no chance today as I have to take the kids to swimming so it might be a ride tonight if I am lucky. My mum & dad have been great getting kids to or from school - great to have good help. :)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:01 am

Was going to do my bit for national ride to work day but it's raining. And i'm allergic to rain. :) .
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:09 am

Cyclone warning.

It's cancelled for Darwin now that I'm at work, but still wet and windy.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:04 pm

:shock: I think WestcoastPete wins this thread!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:16 pm

Max wrote::shock: I think WestcoastPete wins this thread!

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Ah, it snot that big of a deal really. A front had finished passing through when we drove to work so it was quite still, cool and only slightly raining - great conditions really. But We didn't know what it would be like by the end of the day. It'll probably just be wet and a bit windy. There are road closures around, but not any that I need to worry about. One of them will stop people being able to drive home to some suburbs, but those on their bikes can ride the shared path through the coastal reserve to get home, bypassing the flooded road (this is the usual route to these suburbs from my work). Win for cyclone cyclists!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:48 am

Max I agree - Pete is the winner.

Still no ride again for me Mrs Westab still sore (they will probably set her arm next week when the swelling goes down) and no one to drop off / pick up from school.

Plenty in the legs and no time to make the most of it. Still there are some more things important than riding.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby gretaboy » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:24 am

westab wrote:Max I agree - Pete is the winner.

Still no ride again for me Mrs Westab still sore (they will probably set her arm next week when the swelling goes down) and no one to drop off / pick up from school.

Plenty in the legs and no time to make the most of it. Still there are some more things important than riding.



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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby find_bruce » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:40 am

AndrewBurns wrote:Flew over the handlebars at 42 kph at a race yesterday through my own stupidity, smokeboxing to work for a few weeks now :(

Owww, that sounds painful
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:55 pm

AndrewBurns wrote:Flew over the handlebars at 42 kph at a race yesterday through my own stupidity, smokeboxing to work for a few weeks now :(



Sorry to hear that.


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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:25 pm

Thanks guys, yes I am healing well and my roadie was not majorly damaged (front brake broken, have to order a replacement and front wheel out of true, mostly trued now). With any luck I'll be back on the bike for a nice gentle ride next weekend.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:32 pm

AndrewBurns wrote:Thanks guys, yes I am healing well and my roadie was not majorly damaged (front brake broken, have to order a replacement and front wheel out of true, mostly trued now). With any luck I'll be back on the bike for a nice gentle ride next weekend.

need someone to ride the boardman in the mean time? :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby dynamictiger » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:15 am

Got the bike out at 5.45am to ride to spin class before riding to work today, and realised it felt a little odd. Looked down and noticed the round black thing on the front is broken...only on the bottom...but thats it, gotta buy a new bike...the current one is wrecked.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:37 am

dynamictiger wrote:Got the bike out at 5.45am to ride to spin class before riding to work today, and realised it felt a little odd. Looked down and noticed the round black thing on the front is broken...only on the bottom...but thats it, gotta buy a new bike...the current one is wrecked.


The round black thing? Wheel?

Jasonc: I'd be fine with that if you were in Sydney :P
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby dynamictiger » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:46 am

AndrewBurns wrote:
dynamictiger wrote:Got the bike out at 5.45am to ride to spin class before riding to work today, and realised it felt a little odd. Looked down and noticed the round black thing on the front is broken...only on the bottom...but thats it, gotta buy a new bike...the current one is wrecked.


The round black thing? Wheel?

Jasonc: I'd be fine with that if you were in Sydney :P


Not the wheel...the black squishy thing on the wheel
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:18 pm

dynamictiger wrote:Not the wheel...the black squishy thing on the wheel


Oh I understand now :P

Well if your round black thing is ruined I have a new bike you can buy, it was made by Aldi so it's fantastic. I'll give it to you for whatever your current bike cost plus a small fee to haul it away for you...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:21 pm

AndrewBurns wrote:Jasonc: I'd be fine with that if you were in Sydney :P


no location info - was being hopeful.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Stevejb87 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:03 pm

Stayed up too late the night before looking at articles on this forum and couldn't get up early enough to ride.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:22 pm

Stevejb87 wrote:Stayed up too late the night before looking at articles on this forum and couldn't get up early enough to ride.



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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby westab » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:02 am

Good wife still not functional - seeing orthopedic guy or girl on Wednesday about her elbow. She is hoping that they say start getting it mobile - but lets wait and see it might be another two or three weeks till she is driving and I am back on the bike.

It's funny I do miss riding in the rain. :roll:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby bosvit » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:10 pm

It's my birthday.

I've got a cold.

I'm car sick from being the passenger in the spray cart all day......

I just couldn't be bothered LOL

mmmmm beer.....
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:15 am

Very crappy weather predicted in Brissy today. Used it as an excuse to bring in some more food as was running low on supplies.
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:16 am

jasonc wrote:Very crappy weather predicted in Brissy today. Used it as an excuse to bring in some more food as was running low on supplies.

The best thing about all this water is that you can add CONCRETE to it ;) :mrgreen:
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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