Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes: Custom Winter, Challenge Seiran SL, Fuji Team Pro, Cattrike Road/Velokit, РOS hybrid
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How to talk me off my bike
My wife always seems to be encouraging me to drive. Her efforts are practically always in vain (including yesterday when it was especially windy and rainy). However, she did talk me into driving today and I don't even feel guilty. It did take more than one try though. I have numbered her attempts:
1) "Why don't you take the truck today? You'll get home early" (no dice)
2) "But you've been riding hard and your legs are sore" (no dice)
3) "The weather has been particularly bad this week. You've spent as much time on your bike in 4 days as you usually would in five, so you've really put in a full week of riding" (interesting point, but I'm still not persuaded).
4) "Since your legs hurt, riding isn't going to provide any benefit today. If you drive, you can go for a swim at the health club. After work, you can go to a fancy grocery store and pick up something nice for dinner. You can play with the dog when you get home early, and we can have a nice relaxed evening together". BINGO!