The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby AndrewBurns » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:12 pm

I've had a cold and a flu/chest infection type thing for the last three weeks so haven't ridden in about a month now. Driving my bike to work tomorrow and riding it home (I have lots of stuff to take in).
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby __PG__ » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:57 am

Our family has lice again (the joys of sending your kids to school) so I've put my helmet aside for the week.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Big_Red » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:05 pm

I had a 8-10cm wide lipoma removed from my back yesterday under general anesthetic, so no riding for a bit lest i pull the stitches. <sigh>
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:24 pm

I'm just old. :cry: Beat that!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:30 pm

KonaCommuter wrote:Although walking is an experience. You see more when you’re riding than when you drive. But you see and hear even more when you walk 8)

When you are playing the part of a sightseeing tourist a bike makes heaps of sense. For those reasons (as well as the usual feeling of wellness that we get at home).

I took my toy to Mauritius last Christmas and it made the holiday. :D Best choice I ever made.

I will again be taking it with me when I do a few weeks in France living on a barge.

And when I visit my bro in Adelaide.

And...
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Marto » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:01 pm

It's rest day!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:50 pm

I've got a sore back and the physio has prescribed me one week of life without cycling. BIATCH! :evil: :evil:

Now where the hell did I put my gocard???
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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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:50 pm

Big_Red wrote:I had a 8-10cm wide lipoma removed from my back yesterday under general anesthetic, so no riding for a bit lest i pull the stitches. <sigh>


Recover quickly!!!

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:43 pm

Comedian wrote:I've got a sore back and the physio has prescribed me one week of life without cycling. BIATCH! :evil: :evil:

Now where the hell did I put my gocard???


you're just teasing me - the weather isn't helping my cause (riding, but no extra KMs). Not looking good for the start of this strava challenge on Sunday either
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby marinmomma » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:04 pm

Comedian wrote:I've got a sore back and the physio has prescribed me one week of life without cycling. BIATCH! :evil: :evil:

Now where the hell did I put my gocard???


Damm, Steve...my GoCard has had a workout this week due to the rain, I'm not prepared to get wet before I gett to the end of my driveway!
Two wet winters in a row is doing my head in....
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Marto » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:35 am

marinmomma wrote:
Comedian wrote:I've got a sore back and the physio has prescribed me one week of life without cycling. BIATCH! :evil: :evil:

Now where the hell did I put my gocard???


Damm, Steve...my GoCard has had a workout this week due to the rain, I'm not prepared to get wet before I gett to the end of my driveway!
Two wet winters in a row is doing my head in....


If your bus trip was like mine yesterday morning, it might make your back worse! The driver was alternating between 100% accelerator and 0% accelerator in a 2-second cycle all the way, apart from when he was texting. His eyes were also rolling around as if he was trying to watch the gravitron. I was thinking, "and I'm paying for this?!?".
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby marinmomma » Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:32 pm

I'd be putting in a complaint especially with regard to the texting!

Another bus day, a whole week of the wet stuff, it better be fine next week :evil:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:08 pm

marinmomma wrote:Another bus day, a whole week of the wet stuff, it better be fine next week :evil:


I rode every day - 1.5 hours cleaning the bike tomorrow is my punishment
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:20 pm

jasonc wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Another bus day, a whole week of the wet stuff, it better be fine next week :evil:


I rode every day - 1.5 hours cleaning the bike tomorrow is my punishment

you need a wet weather bike. I never clean Kermit...just occasionally wipe and lube the chain.
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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Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:43 pm

Comedian wrote:
jasonc wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Another bus day, a whole week of the wet stuff, it better be fine next week :evil:


I rode every day - 1.5 hours cleaning the bike tomorrow is my punishment

you need a wet weather bike. I never clean Kermit...just occasionally wipe and lube the chain.


currently discussion n+1 with Mrs JasonC. But the +1 would be a weekend (only) bike leaving the Giant for the CCR action and would still be ridden in all weather (have been discussing mud guards with InTheWoods)

can I justify a +1 for less than 2000kms a year?
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:11 am

I've got a very sick daughter - she won't be allowed at day care all week.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby KonaCommuter » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:08 pm

jasonc wrote:I've got a very sick daughter - she won't be allowed at day care all week.



I hope she gets better soon
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:52 pm

jasonc wrote:I've got a very sick daughter - she won't be allowed at day care all week.


That's a reason not an excuse. Your presence here is unnecessary.

I do hope your lass comes good, much rather be sick meself than have one of the kids that way.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:44 am

Mulger bill wrote:
jasonc wrote:I've got a very sick daughter - she won't be allowed at day care all week.


That's a reason not an excuse. Your presence here is unnecessary.

I do hope your lass comes good, much rather be sick meself than have one of the kids that way.


Maybe the excuse should state "the daughter has something that is possibly contagious and lots of people at work have young kids"

trust me - I'd much prefer to be sick than her too
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The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Max » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:26 am

Mulger bill wrote:
jasonc wrote:I've got a very sick daughter - she won't be allowed at day care all week.


That's a reason not an excuse. Your presence here is unnecessary.

I do hope your lass comes good, much rather be sick meself than have one of the kids that way.


Agreed. This thread is for people who are too soft or lame to ride; not for people who are being good parents. Begone.

Oh, and yes, I hope your little girl feels better soon. ;)

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:33 pm

Got out of bed at 11am after riding home last night at 2am. Have to leave at 1pm, far too tired so it was on the moto this arvo.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:43 am

Turns out fitting my own new brake pads is fiddlier than I'd anticipated. I need about five more very tiny hands?! ::le sigh:: Off to YouTube tech ... :oops:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:42 pm

One of these will help you out Lizzy. Go for the 4" variety.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:07 pm

I'm out for tomorrow. Had a short leg stretcher ride on the MTB this evening and faceplanted into a ditch :oops: Mainly bruising to the right arm that took the brunt of a very undignified landing but I musta banged the left knee going OTB, it's tender and a little swollen.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby find_bruce » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:46 am

Taking your handle a bit too literally there Mulga

He turned the cycle down the hill and mounted for the fray,
But 'ere he'd gone a dozen yards it bolted clean away.
It left the track, and through the trees, just like a silver steak,
It whistled down the awful slope towards the Dead Man's Creek.

At least the two-wheeled outlaw hasn't shaken all your nerve
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