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    Cat Among the Pigeons

    This is easy.

    Mine said "Who's (insert name of newbie person on MTBR)?" Random stranger person was asking for a tour guide in Albuquerque. I volunteered our local riding group. Argument ensued.

    Two weeks later my wife made me the happiest man in the world. I came home and all her crap was gone.

    Now I go riding whenever I want, with whoever I want and buy whatever I want, when I need it.

    Yeah, I know, cool story bro...
    See the trails, be one with FOO-MTB.
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    I usually get this for my girlfriend "また買おうの?今の使わないんもん!" and I say "SHOES" then the equilibrium is restored until the next pay day.

    Edit; she is a shopaholic Japanese chick.

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    My wife used to say "don't crash"................................................

    Then she started to say "don't die".................................................. ...

    Then when we got a $1,000,000 life insurance policy on me she asks, "Don't you need to go ride some huge mountain or something today?"
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    substitute flying RC model planes for whitewater
    quite a delima as I can see the day coming when doing either won't be possible due to age

    Quote Originally Posted by lamb
    My wife rides with me 80 percent of the time. The rest I am alone. She likes to ride, she is just not very fast or risky. I wait for her on the trail quite a bit, but it is worth it to have her out there. I am definitely more obsessed than she is about it. For her, it is just nice to get out and get some exercise. We actually got into mtbing together cause I was spending so much time whitewater boating. Now, the only thing I do is mtb. The plan backfired!
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    my wife says do it to me one more time and thank you. no she is the object of desire , always supportive and always has coold beer ready for when the ride is done. the guys love to have the group rides at my place .

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    I dont do long rides. 2 hours tops on early morning Saturday and Sunday so by then wifey and baby are still sleeping for the most part so no problems there. During the week, wife knows I have allotted at least an hour for working out so if Im not lifting, Im riding. Used to be just road bike but now, MTB is in the mix.

    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    The more you give her what she wants, the more she will give you what you want.
    Its more like: "The more you gibe her what she wants, the more you can buy what you want"

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    My ex-wife didn't say anything to me, as long as all the bills are paid.

    My future wife( our wedding date is next Summer) wants to know where we will be riding and whether she should bring her camera along.

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    Okay, so you have shopping in common! You like to shop for bike parts, and she likes to shop for other things, maybe including scrapbooking supplies. Does she buy things for herself, or just for the household? Do you buy things for the household?

    Do you discuss/set budgets for your personal shopping? Impulse buying? Research/comparison shopping? Bring her along when you're shopping for bike parts?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAMarco1
    My wife loves to shop and everytime she goes I am right there with her I am pretty much with my wife 24/7 we even work together. but other than that she really doesn't have many hobbies. She scrapbooks every six months...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    My wife rarely complains. Her hobby is sewing. I mostly don't complain about that either.

    BTW, have you priced sewing machines lately? Some of them make bikes look cheap.
    Actually, I priced sewing machines at Target just the other day, and was impressed at how cheap they were!

    But that's not going to work too well for you, unless you want to be buying your bike at Target too, now is it?

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    Well before the ride, my gf is still asleep. So it's something along the lines of have fun, be safe, don't die..

    After the ride it's have fun? Did you crash? Did you get a flat? Did you fall off a cliff? All joking of course..

    Tails

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    Mine says:

    "You got the last new bike, I get the next one. How about a custom?"

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    Mine called dibs on the new Fox 36 sitting in our living room. I've been trying to convince her my Marz 55 would look much better on her Blur LT. I haven't lost yet, but I'm not winning.
    I call for a mandate to allow only road bikes on trails to limit our speeds and increase our line picking skills-FB

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    True Story:

    I was at work the day before a family camping vacation, and I had tons of packing to do that evening. And I had just learned that one of the interns was into MTB and he was asking me a lot of questions about my local trails, telling me he was a fanatic and kept his bike and riding gear in his car at all times. I was like, "same here"! I told him I'd give him a tour after vacation. Turns out he was heading back to college in a couple days and would be gone when I get back.

    So I called my wife, ready to give her a sob story about how excited this kid was to see the local trails, and I'll never again have the opportunity to show him. She says no problem, except that when she borrowed my car the night before she took my smelly clothes out of the car and threw them in the garage. Bummer! Ride cancelled! Before I could even express a little disappointment, she offers to bring some riding clothes to me at work!

    Boy, did I owe here one after that!

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    i dont ask permission and would rather ask for forgiveness. if it comes up i remind her that i could be a fat slob, a crack addict or be having an affair - it helps to put it in perspective. i am a better person when i ride/exercise so its really not an option to ride less cuz she wants more attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sagebrush Slug
    Actually, I priced sewing machines at Target just the other day, and was impressed at how cheap they were!

    But that's not going to work too well for you, unless you want to be buying your bike at Target too, now is it?
    you don't want a target sewing machine any more than you want a target bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat
    i dont ask permission and would rather ask for forgiveness. if it comes up i remind her that i could be a fat slob, a crack addict or be having an affair - ....
    Posted in the wrong thread - please move to "What did your ex-wife say."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMarco1
    My wife does not understand how I could possibly be so obsessed with bikes. Why I always want to work on them and Why I want to ride all the time.

    Anyhow, My question is this. What does your wife or significant other say when you want to drop some serious coin on new parts or a new ride? What does she say when you want to go on an all day epic or all weekend?
    When buying stuff she just says "It's your money, as long as you pay the bills, I dont care"
    When going on weekend rides "The bike better be the only thing you are riding!"

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    Bikes have been in my life longer than my wife, I don't go to strip clubs, rarely go to bars, don't do drugs, and the only porn I look at is bike or gun related. She doesn't understand when new frames/bikes/wheelsets need to live in the house when they first come home.

    But she will ride around town on my Chameleon if I tow the Burley. She doesn't like me spending money on bike parts unless she knows I have been out riding and using my bikes.

    She loves me so much that she even surprised me with Crossmax STs several years ago and "let me" get a Crosscheck for my Bday 2 years back and gave me the OK to go to Interbike this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat
    i dont ask permission and would rather ask for forgiveness.
    Ever watch NCIS? One of Gibbs' rules is "it's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." I just thought of that because I watched half of season 7 yesterday.

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    After years of extensive and exhausting research, I have come to the conclusion that being single and completely un-attached is for me, the key to peace and serenity. I will never again let someone dictate what I can and can't do unless they are paying me (not the other way around).

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2cents
    dude that's awesome there is another Buell rider out there on this forum!

    but back on topic-my wife likes that I have a hobby, she will come with from time to time, and does a little road biking too. I never thought that she was that into it until yesterday-when she decided she was going to do a century ride (and did it!) by herself... never having ridden more than 30 miles at a time before.... with no training! I think I have a kindred spirit there....
    Another one here too, 2006 Ulysses ,like the first poster it doesn't get as much time on the road as the MTBs do .

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    It's a balance. Just like life. You can't over indulge in one thing and not expect the other to suffer. My SigO understand the obsesion and is fine with it. She knows I could love football and sit on the couch all Sunday. She knows there's other things that are much worse. When I bought my new Turner, she just shook her head and smiled. Why? Cause I was damn happy.

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    I try not to talk too much about my activities with my wife. She just shakes her head when she looks at all the bike parts and frames in my basement (and I've got nothing compared to some of the people on this forum). I especially don't tell her what my rides are like. A guy died in a crash at a local park one week after I had been riding there. If I told her that she'd flip out. She thinks it's silly for a grown man to play around with bicycles let alone die riding one.

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    My wife has a simple rule, I can get any bike I want. Just as long as we can afford 2 of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartland
    "Can you air up my tires and load my bike while I fill our Camelbacks?"

    And I say, "Yes. Yes I can."
    are you listening in on my wife and I???

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