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    my wife is holding me back

    I finally hit the point where neither my legs nor my cardiovascular system are holding me back. I am climbing faster than ever, my heart rate while riding is getting lower (both max and average) and my legs feel great. However, my wife forces me to come home long before my heart is hitting it's maximum BPM. Is this how most racers are?

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    Just get the divorce - with this kind of attitude, combined with your eagerness to post it on the internet, you're headed there anyways.
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    dump the chick, go get some hot ass on the street. sex generates testosterone.

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    provided you're not overtrained, you might just need to spin more

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    flip it?
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    The only question is, who are you a sockpuppet of?

    The mods are slipping if they let someone create a user account "killamoderator" and a user title "Cat 1 Sock Puppet"...

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    You need to remember the Lessons Of Lance. Your wife and your second testicle are holding you back. Do as Lance did and dump them both.

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    Waiting for pics. She must be super hot to have that kind of influence.

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    My wife sometimes holds me back on Saturday mornings. Wait. That doesn't happen any more. The kid holds me back.
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    nice.
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    umd - good eyes. I didn't catch that until you pointed it out. Lol.

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    Make it like TT rules. Either she holds everyone back or no one.

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    Waaah I'm married...Waaah I want to ride faster...Waaah I want more time to ride.

    Jump on in brotha there are plenty of us wallowing around in that poor me pool.

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    for me its, "my LIFE is holding me back"
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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    The only question is, who are you a sockpuppet of?

    The mods are slipping if they let someone create a user account "killamoderator" and a user title "Cat 1 Sock Puppet"...
    Do you think he wants to kill moderators or he is the one who does the killing?

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    I would guess SushiJoe has high levels of Mercury in his system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I would guess SushiJoe has high levels of Mercury in his system.
    I LOL'd. ... and spit out a little of the coffee I was sipping, laughing.
    Weight weenies keep it light.

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    Where is the pick of that roided out woman rider?

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    Man, that's tough.

    My wife actively supports my riding, including schwag purchases and going off on bike trips with my old college buddies.

    Sucks to be you.
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    My experience with women has been that they will try to pull you off track with your avocation, but, in the end, if they succeed, won't respect you. It's important to set your boundaries right from the start and let her know exactly how it is going to go down once March/April starts. My policy was once I was off the bike, I paid all my effort and energy into the relationship. It seemed to work for me...seemed to...
    I'd be doing myself, and you guys, a disservice if I didn't ride the hell out of this thing!

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