The "Excuses" Thread

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:46 pm

jasonc wrote:daughter sick. daddy day care.


Denied! Looking after family falls into the "Honourable Reasons" category.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby MarkG » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:35 pm

Hayfever today, easterly wind, no ride.
4 yr wedding anniversary tonight, gorged on pizza.
Feel sick and guilty lol
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:57 am

find_bruce wrote:
Comedian wrote:My legs were slammed by yesterdays ride. No worries... I stole the wifes Gazelle Ebike for the commute. Beats the bus every time and the legs got a lovely light spin.

How many CCR hopefuls did you dash ?

this one is a euro compliant ebike so governed to 27. No KOMs on 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 jasonc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:29 am

Mulger bill wrote:
jasonc wrote:daughter sick. daddy day care.


Denied! Looking after family falls into the "Honourable Reasons" category.


can we start a thread as it seems to be my only reason not to ride atm.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:23 pm

Go nuts mate. I'd start a "I didn't ride today because..." thread but I did fit in a spin on the FG today after the rain finally stopped.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:42 am

Yeah, can we have a "Dishonorable but unavoidable reasons" thread for when you're not really making excuses because you actually really wanted to ride? If not I'll just have to go here.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:32 am

playing golf this afternoon. Unfortunately it worked out easier to drive.

Though I did do a short ride this morning
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Chris249 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:58 pm

My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:18 pm

Chris249 wrote:My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:



it's an injury, so it counts. there's a separate thread.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby hannos » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:32 am

Chris249 wrote:My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:



pfft. Soft.


Wind was blowing 40km/h with gusts up to 55km/h this morning (4:30am) so I reset my alarm and drove to work. I don't need to ride in traffic with those sorts of wind.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby J-Tim » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:56 pm

hannos wrote:Wind was blowing 40km/h with gusts up to 55km/h this morning (4:30am) so I reset my alarm and drove to work. I don't need to ride in traffic with those sorts of wind.



Was riding to work around 6.30am and it wasn't all that bad. Certainly rode in worse conditions.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Comedian » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:54 pm

hannos wrote:
Chris249 wrote:My wife's about to have her second break from commuting in about five years after a crash in the Half Fling MTB race yesterday.

Thirty stitches inside the wound (about 45mm deep and 15mm wide) and 17 outside. I think we can call that an honourable excuse. :shock:



pfft. Soft.


Wind was blowing 40km/h with gusts up to 55km/h this morning (4:30am) so I reset my alarm and drove to work. I don't need to ride in traffic with those sorts of wind.

That sounds sensible to me. Safety first!
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 __PG__ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:14 am

Too smoky today in Melbourne.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby master6 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:07 pm

__PG__ wrote:Too smoky today in Melbourne.

Fair enough, even perhaps, wise.
Call it a rest day, but make sure you catch up later in the week. We cant have you slipping behind in your training program :D
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby jasonc » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:54 am

lots of rain forecast for Brisbane today (suggestions of up to 200mm). could have got to work, probably would have had to swim home.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby gretaboy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:09 am

jasonc wrote:lots of rain forecast for Brisbane today (suggestions of up to 200mm). could have got to work, probably would have had to swim home.


isnt that snorkel and goggles were invented for :)
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby tubby74 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:14 am

got out of bed too late yesterday to make the cycle in to work/shower/get to desk on time. was regretting it not long after I got on a train with fixed windows and useless airconditioning. Would much rather have been sweating on the bike than in the squashy carriage.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:56 pm

I may have to come back here and make my excuses.

Saturday morning my right hip was giving me grief. I cut my usual long weekend ride into half. Has remained fairly sore since and am spoiling myself with some limping, reduced activity generally, ice packs and NSAIDs. I am thinking (hoping) it was from some lunges I did without concentration as I would hate to see something chronic coming long or having surgery or long recovery time.

I have Monday at home and I will be using public transport a lot more over the next several days.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby __PG__ » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:27 am

I'm giving my knees a rest. I rode Donna Buang at the end of January and had sore knees the next day. Last week on the commute home I got a bit of knee pain on the way home, and it flared up on the way home from Kinglake on Sunday morning, and on the commute home last night.

So I think I'll take a week off.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby BrisVegas » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:41 am

Didn't do my normal river loop or commute this morning. :oops: My wife cracked it at me last night when I put the alarm on for 4:30. Something along the lines of you're not going out in this rain, don't be stupid. So, anyway, had a late night and slept thru til 7am! Must have needed it. As it was still pouring rain, I drove the kids to school and I caught the bus to work. I will try again tomorrow!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby twizzle » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:06 pm

First time since... I can't remember when.

I had to drop a kids bike and some booster seats off to a guy at work, so it just seemed like a good time to have a day off the bike and drive in.

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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby find_bruce » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:48 am

Left directly from the office on Friday so had to bus it in today - just horrible, waiting waiting for the bus, waiting waiting for the traffic.

Beautiful morning for a ride & I can't enjoy it.

On the plus side it should be a good ride home
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby __PG__ » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:49 am

Too rainy today.
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Bleah, laid low for 2 days with some horrible lurgy. Am intending to struggle in to work tomorrow, but as I get light headed walking from one end of the house to the other, think I might have to take the bus. Bleah !!
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Re: The "Excuses" Thread

Postby Lizzy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:04 pm

Drove in today due to combination of laziness, resentfulness at not having got my leave app in before the rest of my dept, and needing to do a grocery haul bigger than the panniers.

I think the universe is punishing me though; I innocently sat down on the grass in the courtyard with my lunch and halfway to the ground my quad went bang :o Had the wheat bag on it all afternoon and made a few gentle attempts to stretch it out and it seems to be settling down. Humph!
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