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Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:05 am

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
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Kenzo » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:55 am

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).
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:54 am

It hasn't happened in over four years.

The only honorable reason I am looking for is RETIREMENT!
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby rkelsen » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:44 pm

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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Oxford » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:23 pm

spinal injury.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Just*managing » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:58 am

My motorbike only has a small battery so I need to keep it charged ?:)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Rhubarb » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:01 am

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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bosvit » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:11 am

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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bychosis » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:59 pm

+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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Oxford » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:57 pm

Rhubarb wrote:
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.

to be honest I haven't tried. but its not just physical, the mental aspect of the injury proved to be just as difficult. whenever I tried riding (to the local shops and back) I found it mentally difficult to cope with riding on the road.

so I guess my other honorable reason is I'm crazy. :?
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:58 pm

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?
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby simonn » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:24 am

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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby deekrockingbeat » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:41 pm

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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby bosvit » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:42 am

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:
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:51 am

is having a sore as hell knee where walking is painful an honourable reason?
if so, i'm here
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby beauyboy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:31 pm

No full time job :cry:
until the econmey turns around
Part time job 400m down the street quicker to walk.

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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:07 pm

physio says no riding til at least saturday. :(
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby gretaboy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:05 am

jasonc wrote:physio says no riding til at least saturday. :(


and whats the current status of the injury/time out??
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby sogood » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:18 am

My neck hurts! :|
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby JohnJoyner » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:22 am

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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Baalzamon » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:24 pm

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 :)
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Lizzy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:03 pm

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.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby fionahills » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:07 pm

Took a day off and went to the beach - work for myself so not too bad.... :D :D :D
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby Kenzo » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:47 am

My back is gone again... Hurts to sit, stand, lie down, get up.... Even hurts just floating in the pool.
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Re: Honourable reasons thread

Postby jasonc » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:56 am

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
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