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    (________) stopped me from riding today

    Simple thread idea. Start it with what stopped you, then an explanation.
    I'll go first.


    2 broken sprinklers

    I usually have about 3 hours to get out and ride on Saturdays while the boy is down for his nap. Put him down and before I left I turned on the sprinklers for the first time this year. Big mistake. Did I really think nothing would have broken or frozen all winter? I knew if I didn't fix it then it would be too dark later and I wouldn't be able to fix them til next Saturday. So no ride for me yesterday.

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    Nothing...

    I'm riding today,sunny and in the mid twenties.

    A couple of broken sprinklers kept you from riding?
    I would have rode then pick up a couple of cheap plastic spriklers at any HW store.

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    An ankle broken in 3 places with displacement has kept me from riding since November....It sucks, but I could be ready to ride soon (hopefully)
    Look down at me and you'll see a fool. Look up at me and you'll see your god. Look straight at me and you'll see yourself.

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    Muddy, flooded MTB trails.

    That stuff takes forever to dry up and many of the locals keep riding them destroying them further. They refuse to "ride through"

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    Our silver wedding..........But I rode both yesterday and day before yesterday - should I still feel guilty?

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    When you're a new home owner, new to changing sprinklers and have limited daylight. Yes it stopped me from riding. Buying the sprinklers isn't the time consuming part. Digging up the old stuff, keeping dirt out of the lines etc...all without knowledge of how to do it. Thank you google and YouTube. Next time it will be a quick job since I know what I'm doing now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleavesF View Post
    Muddy, flooded MTB trails.

    That stuff takes forever to dry up and many of the locals keep riding them destroying them further. They refuse to "ride through"
    I hate hitting the trails after the rain has dried up just to see the damage left behind.

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    shoveling 30" of snow out from a house that I'm under contract in because the real estate agent didn't do it. He said it was good to go for the inspection, propane truck drives an hour up in the mountains with the new tank(that we put the cash up for) no place to put it because nothing has been cleared. 2 days of moving three different storm's worth of snow.

    But it will be worth it when I have my very own trails.

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    Rode 52+ miles yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by QuenteK25 View Post
    Simple thread idea. Start it with what stopped you, then an explanation.
    I rode 52+ miles yesterday and the knees are really hurting. Hopefully they will calm down by Tuesday to do it again.


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    yesterday the wife got sick so I was unable to ride because I was taking care of my daughter. It was a good 55 degrees and sunny. Today Its raining. Cant wait till its summer to ride everyday again.

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    Rain, Ice and snow kept me from riding my bike, but I did go surfing.

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    No doubt

    A couple of sprinklers ..thats what your night rider head lamp is for ..fixing sprinklers in the dark or biking at night either or .Ride when you can don't get too upset when you can't.
    Humble self-proclaimed nothing.

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    Spouse’s poor planning skills
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    4 weeks ago it was the unexpected discovery of a fatal crack in my frame as I was heading out the door for a ride. It's one of those reasons that resembles a train wreck. I'm happy to report that nothing stopped me from taking my new ride out yesterday.

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    Damn horrible head cold!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf View Post
    I rode 52+ miles yesterday and the knees are really hurting. Hopefully they will calm down by Tuesday to do it again.

    Only 1,800 calories in 52.48 miles?!? This doesn't seem right...
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    sinus infection...
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    I have a brand new bike that I can't wait to get out and ride.....but it's in the teens here and I've had a head cold for the last week. It should be in the 50's by tuesday! I can't wait!

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    nothing... got on the trainer and rode a century in a day...

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    both bikes are completely disassembled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle Nomad View Post

    Light snow in the morning, freezing temps, early start time.......NO Excuses.

    Seriously...everyone has an excuse....do you really want to hear it?

    There are mountain bike riders and people who don't ride, which are you?


    Figured it wouldn't take long for the high and mighty ones to show up.

    The point of the thread is that yes we are all riders. But sometimes things come up to stop us. A light snow wouldn't stop me either, good for you. But taking care of my responsibilities as husband and father stopped me from riding. Does that mean I'm not a rider? Sure doesn't.

    Sometimes it's just nice to vent to people who understand the misery.

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    it's 9F outside

    i hate you all for making me feel lazy... i'm gearing up and heading out.
    "if you can't be good, be good at it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle Nomad View Post


    Light snow in the morning, freezing temps, early start time.......NO Excuses.

    Seriously...everyone has an excuse....do you really want to hear it?

    There are mountain bike riders and people who don't ride, which are you?
    whoa! you never don't ride. never sick. never injured. never at work. never tired. never had something come up, no bike issues, 365 days a year, except this year of course, which you will get an extra day to be core. riding 23 hours and 56 seconds a day, how do you get time to post your radical vids?

    well you are the "Wolverine" of mtb riders. there now someone else is tootin your horn

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    12 hours in cattle class. When I got home my better half had decided that, as she had looked after our daughter all week, she had the right to go skiing. Good girl I'd do the same...

    Went for a short hike, paid the bills, fixed a lamp and ordered a Strider with a cool helmet to match .

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