13 Lousy Excuses Your Friends Use to Not Go Out For a Ride
All riders and mountain bikers have that friend who always has an excuse ready to not go for a ride. We made a list of the most-heard excuses, and a reason why they are invalid. Do you have more? Let us know, and we’ll add it to the list.
1. It’s raining….
Well, sure, that doesn’t make it the best of circumstances, but that doesn’t meant that you shouldn’t ride. It makes it even worse when (s)he says that ‘it might start raining’.
2. It’s cold
You can wear more layers. Or you’re just not working hard enough.
3. My bike makes a funny noise
Then it might have been a good idea to have something done about that, so now you’ll just have to use another bike.
4. My cycling clothes are in the laundry
For a week? That’s not right, you’d have smelled that! And do you really only have one set of clothes? So go ahead and change!
5. But yesterday I also went for a ride
Well, who didn’t? Surely you can go two days in a row.
6. I’m tired
Cycling gives you energy! And you’ll sleep much better after a ride. Win-win!
7. I still have to do my chores
Sure, and one of them is biking with your friends!
8. It’s windy
Makes it better, right? Enjoy when the wind’s in your back, and sweat it out against the wind.
9. My bike broke down
You should have repaired it long ago. Just use any other bike
10. I still have to replace my tyres to more puncture resistant ones.
Not an excuse, just bring extra inner tyres.
11. I don’t have the right cassette
We’re not in the Alps, so you’ll probably have enough gears.
12. The roads are slippery
That’s possible, just be more careful, not an excuse to stay home.
ƐƖ. Oh, that was today? I have other plans now
The worst excuse, nothing is more important than riding with friends. Just cancel the plans, because you only have 5 minutes to change.
Which excuses do you don’t want to hear anymore?
Whoever reads this never makes up pathetic excuses of course. No, the real die-hards ride through storms, snow, wind, rain, or even naked on a city bike if their clothes are in the laundry and the road bike or mountain bike broke down.
Which lousy excuses do your friends use?