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    Top 100 Excuses

    Why did you stay inside?

    100 - My bike was stolen
    99 - Frostbite scares me
    98 - I couldn't find tights that matched my bike
    97 - Winter? Why would I leave Florida to ride in Minnesota?
    96 - I ride only for the health benefits. My trainer is fine for that, so I don't need to go outside.

    I'm sure there are more - why do people not ride in the winter?

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    95 - Slogging through slush is only fun for so long
    94 - But I like being called a couch potato!
    93 - I'm building up my base (fat layer) over the winter in order to do those really extended trips next summer without having to bring so much food
    "Methinks my own soul is a bright invisible green" H. Thoreau

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    I don't stay inside. Ordered some Lake winter shoes to make sure I stay out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by srf
    I don't stay inside. Ordered some Lake winter shoes to make sure I stay out there...
    Cool. Err... cold. I put on platforms because clipless doesn't seem like a good idea out here.

    I was kind of out of it when I posted this, and didn't quite phrase it right. This should include excuses heard from other riders too..

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    I keep warmer on my bike then walking or riding the bus. though when I get ready to go out it is hard to convince myself of that (G)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterKat
    95 - Slogging through slush is only fun for so long
    94 - But I like being called a couch potato!
    93 - I'm building up my base (fat layer) over the winter in order to do those really extended trips next summer without having to bring so much food
    92 - my na na's and mister willy wonker have limits of thermal abuse
    91 - my SUV 4WD gets seriously jealous of my 2 wheelers
    90 - I couldn't find my double layered mittens with the soft kitty fur backs
    89 - my face mask hides my baby face complexion
    88 - couldn't find a convenient spot on the bike for the frost plug
    87 - if we were meant to ride below freezing we would have hairier toes
    86 - my shaved leg hair stubble causes runs in my silk longjohns
    85 -

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    85 - I can't ride if I can't work on my biker tan at the same time
    "Methinks my own soul is a bright invisible green" H. Thoreau

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    84. My lack of hair on my legs means frostbite the minuteI go outside.
    83. If my clipless pedals freeze to my cleats I will not be able to get off.
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    Why did you stay inside?

    100 - My bike was stolen
    99 - Frostbite scares me
    98 - I couldn't find tights that matched my bike
    97 - Winter? Why would I leave Florida to ride in Minnesota?
    96 - I ride only for the health benefits. My trainer is fine for that, so I don't need to go outside.

    I'm sure there are more - why do people not ride in the winter?

    I give up on numbers..

    )where did my pants go?

    )Mmmm, pie

    )OOH!! movie with hawt wimmuns in it!!!! /drools

    )BEER!

    )more beer..... /passes out

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    No Snow!!!

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    (the most common excuse for staying inside during "winter" in Queensland) 82. It's too bloody hot!
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    76) Shrikage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    76) Shrikage.
    Shrikage? Hmmm...Would that have anything to do with a kager in Shri-lanka?
    "Methinks my own soul is a bright invisible green" H. Thoreau

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    75. i'm on bike forums

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    74 - Steel is Real! (So is rust)
    73 - It's Christmas and I love my family
    72 - My water bottle will freeze
    71 - I only ride to check out other bikers in lycra. No-one wears lycra in the winter
    70 - I'm actually sane, unlike all you winter bikers

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveknight
    I keep warmer on my bike then walking or riding the bus. though when I get ready to go out it is hard to convince myself of that (G)
    Among other reasons, I started riding the mile or so from the parking lot to campus/work instead of waiting for the shuttle or walking for this same reason. People think its stupid but I walk into class warm while they are frozen from standing in the cold waiting for a bus.

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    69 - I've been shot, repeatedly.

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    68- becuase its cold out...........duh
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    69 - I've been shot, repeatedly.
    A man after my own heart. OK, time to get off of bikeforums and ride...

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    67 - Recently infected with "moon fungus" on an outing.
    66 - Lee lee sobieski finally returned my calls.
    65 - Dept. of Homeland Security confiscated bike, classified it as WMD, and detonated it after unfortunate misunderstanding involving old faded "My Bike Is Da Bomb" sticker on top tube in which "Da" was rubbed off.
    64 - My seat fell off, tried to sit down, proctologist says I won't be able to ride for a month.
    63 - Chugged too much chain lube.
    62 - Gold plating my groupset.
    Last edited by slvoid; 12-26-04 at 08:46 PM.

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    61. I gained 15 pounds from al the food I ate over christmas.

    60. Theres over 5 in of snow on the ground , i am riding a road bike.
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    59) it's raining... I might get wet (heard, *I* ride in the rain!!!)
    58) I dislocated my shoulder taking out the trash (really happened)...
    And I am sure there are other choices I haven't thought of, yet...

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    [QUOTE=slvoid]
    65 - Dept. of Homeland Security confiscated bike, classified it as WMD, and detonated it after unfortunate misunderstanding involving old faded "My Bike Is Da Bomb" sticker on top tube in which "Da" was rubbed off.
    64 - My seat fell off, tried to sit down, proctologist says I won't be able to ride for a month.
    63 - Chugged too much chain lube.
    QUOTE]


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