Author Topic: I could have commuted in today but...  (Read 71926 times)

ed_o_brain

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #150 on: January 26, 2011, 01:32:26 pm »
...I couldn't be arsed.

Sorry to hear about your incident Linda. +1 to what ItsBruce said.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #151 on: January 26, 2011, 05:20:41 pm »
Just heard about what happened from Daisyhill - how horrible!!!!!  I'm so glad it wasn't more serious, but what a sickening thing to happen.  Sending you lots of big hugs  :)

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #152 on: February 08, 2011, 01:24:35 pm »
... my sense of balance is up the spout and i've got a broken toe  :'(
Blast, it'd be a lovely day for it too.

itsbruce

  • Lavender Bike Menace
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #153 on: February 10, 2011, 08:02:06 am »
I'm on holiday for a few days and heading to see family back in the Grampian highlands.  Won't be near a bike again until Tuesday.  Already feeling withdrawal symptoms.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked: Allen Ginsberg
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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #154 on: February 10, 2011, 11:05:59 am »
MrsC's car is in for a service and I had to get it there. So my day off the bike will cost me 1300 quid! :-(
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Si_Co

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #155 on: February 10, 2011, 11:21:05 am »
MrsC's car is in for a service and I had to get it there. So my day off the bike will cost me 1300 quid! :-(
:o :o For a service?? :o :o

My car didn't cost much more!

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #156 on: February 10, 2011, 11:28:56 am »
in the past I've had several cars which cost much less

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #157 on: February 10, 2011, 11:47:00 am »
Diesel major service, plus cam belt replacement as five years old, plus tyres plus plus... And an MOT.
MrsC's commute is about 30 miles each way and she uses the car for work trips all over the place so she wants it looked after
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #158 on: February 10, 2011, 11:54:51 am »
aye,running a motor in a fully commited fashion can be a real pain in the wallet.The Volvo is due for a major service & cam belt change at the end of Feb.
The Mondeo has just han an MOT,insurance renewal & "road tax".
 ::-)

rower40

  • Not my boat. Now sold.
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #159 on: February 12, 2011, 11:35:49 am »
I had to be on the 0706 train yesterday, and I couldn't be sure that the office (where I would normally shower and change) would be unlocked before 0645, and it's a 10-min walk to the station.

So I got up into work clothes rather than lycra, and got a taxi to the station. :-[

My penance was to have to be on a train through Mordor Central.  Even worse, on the way back, some celeb was evidently in the seat two or three behind me, as people kept wanting their photo taken with him.  I wouldn't have known him from Adam, but am told it was that Wagg-nerr bloke off of the X-filesfactor.

 :sick:

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Andrij

  • Андрій
  • Ερασιτεχνικός μισάνθρωπος
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #160 on: February 14, 2011, 10:11:00 am »
Dodgy stomach this morning, so back on the Tube.  This is doubly bad as I had planned to drop off the bike at the LBS.  Now this is pushed back to Wednesday as I have to head into Westminster for a meeting first thing tomorrow morning so back on the Tube again. :(
 
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #161 on: February 14, 2011, 10:20:14 am »
I'm getting a haircut after work, and then having dinner cooked for me, and didn't want to turn up with a Buff/helmet over my bee-yoo-tee-ful new haircut!
Edit: feel better soon Andrij  :-*

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #162 on: February 14, 2011, 10:35:22 am »
Dodgy stomach this morning...

No Andrij, that churning feeling is just your rear wheel ;D

Respect for getting all the way to Whitstable on it, btw :thumbsup:
Getting there...

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #163 on: February 14, 2011, 10:48:13 am »
I am commuting. Unfortunately on a Boeing 777 :(

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #164 on: February 14, 2011, 11:22:20 am »
After yesterday's Tour of East Lothian my legs won't work.

CommuteTooFar

  • Inadequate Randonneur
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #165 on: February 14, 2011, 12:27:58 pm »
I wanted to build a wheel over the weekend but the spokes arrived today  >:(

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #166 on: February 14, 2011, 12:32:36 pm »
Long drive + Early Start = no bike with me this week, next week however.....
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #167 on: February 14, 2011, 01:53:26 pm »
It's Monday, and my day 'off', and that means lots of walking small people to and fro and to and fro and no bike riding :(

Mind, I did manage to walk a ludicrous amount this morning.  Left for school about 8:15, got back four hours or so later and spent most of the interim (apart from a 15 minute coffee stop at a mates and 20 minutes work-on-my-day-off) stomping around the streets from one place to another.  Busy busy busy....

Andrij

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Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #168 on: February 14, 2011, 02:07:30 pm »
Edit: feel better soon Andrij  :-*
Ta  :-*  Stomach is better now, but beginning to wonder if it's related to work stress.  :-\

Dodgy stomach this morning...

No Andrij, that churning feeling is just your rear wheel ;D

Respect for getting all the way to Whitstable on it, btw :thumbsup:

TBH, didn't really feel that the wheel was slightly less than true*, but I won't be taking any more risks than necessary.  Wednesday's commute will be via the most direct route.


*This sentence may contain trace elements of understatement.
 
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

RJ

  • Droll rat
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #169 on: February 15, 2011, 01:47:46 pm »
... I'm frost averse just now.

Si_Co

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #170 on: February 16, 2011, 10:41:24 am »
I left my bike at up north  :'( due to playing musical motor cars with jogler

jogler

  • mojo operandi
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #171 on: February 16, 2011, 11:12:30 am »
I occurs to me only now that you could have borrowed one of the folders :demon:

RJ

  • Droll rat
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #172 on: February 17, 2011, 01:04:46 pm »
Freezing fog and black ice.

Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #173 on: February 17, 2011, 01:40:07 pm »
I was too slow getting up and had to drive in to the office to save time. Thats four days of bright sunny mornings and dry evenings so far this week and I have yet to cycle on any of them.  :-[

CommuteTooFar

  • Inadequate Randonneur
Re: I could have commuted in today but...
« Reply #174 on: February 21, 2011, 12:55:03 pm »
The first attempt since November.   Front brake seized.  I have given up one thing after another.  Journeyed by train to bike shop.