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Old 12-24-04, 04:36 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-24-04, 08:13 PM   #2
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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
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Old 12-25-04, 12:44 AM   #3
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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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Old 12-25-04, 01:40 AM   #4
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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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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
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85 - I can't ride if I can't work on my biker tan at the same time
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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.
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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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(the most common excuse for staying inside during "winter" in Queensland) 82. It's too bloody hot!
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Shrikage? Hmmm...Would that have anything to do with a kager in Shri-lanka?
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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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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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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.

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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)...
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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.
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seems like you have had a fun filled couple of days (or day). Try to keep an eye out before you sit down
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