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Old 03-18-09, 07:52 AM   #1
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You know you have a great significant other when...

.....she agrees to do a 150 mile cycling event with you. Then, conveniently, a few days later, you receive an email that says:

Dear Matthew,

Congratulations! You are now registered for Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon. Please check the event's official website for updates: http://www.detroitmarathon.com


Sweet...so I guess in addition to cycling training, I'm going to really have to kick up the running.... only 26.2 miles hah
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Old 03-18-09, 08:17 AM   #2
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you know what they say. . . payback's a *****
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Old 03-18-09, 08:20 AM   #3
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you know what they say. . . payback's a *****
Apparently...or at least "Payback's a marathon"

LOL

I"m 31...I guess it'll force me to probably be in the best shape of my life when all is said and done..
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Old 03-18-09, 08:42 AM   #4
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very cool wife. Mine has done HHH with me but thankfully has never signed me up
for a marathon. She did sign me up for a chocolatier class once

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Mrs. geek is a great significant other, but I can't get her to do any of my athletic pursuits. In fairness, she can't get me to do aerobics with her . I was able to get her to run the Indy Mini Marathon two years in a row, and she cried like a baby just after crossing the finish line in 3:02. She is a peach, though, and fully supports all I've gotten involved with.

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The bike you just bought, (that you didn't need) is really nice and she says, "that bike looks like it fits you, I think you should keep it".
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I'm twenty seven and I messed up my knees running bad enough in February to keep me off the bike for three weeks. Be careful but have fun!
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My wife gave my a three year old daughter that likes bikes so she doesn't gave to.
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Mrs. geek is a great significant other, but I can't get her to do any of my athletic pursuits. In fairness, she can't get me to do aerobics with her . I was able to get her to run the Indy Mini Marathon two years in a row, and she cried like a baby just after crossing the finish line in 3:02. She is a peach, though, and fully supports all I've gotten involved with.

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My wife, like geek's, endured the runner's wife's life. Over 200 races, trips to 15 states just to run for 15 or 30 minutes, and all the time and expense that goes with it. I bought her the full outfit: shoes, tights, shorts, wind suit, gloves, and we ran around the block once, she hated it. I ran, she shopped.

She bought a Raleigh in 1988 and still has it. 20 years later, I replaced the cracked gumwalls with Panaracers; she noticed the next day.

You know you have a great significant other when......
She walks by your new Kestrel, glances down, says, "oh, pretty," and keeps on going.
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Despite not being a bicycle person, my wife adores the 1985 Trek 720 I built for her and understands why it is deeply cool. She is also happy to put in 100 mile rides, so long as I do every single bit of work on bike, which has its advantages. I can put white tape on her handlebars knowing there will never be a spec of grease or bike grime on her lovely hands. She pitches in and prepares the snacks/drinks for family rides. She also thinks the other bikes I build up are gorgeous.

My only gripe is that she hates the C&O towpath, although I can understand that.
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