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    N+1 approval granted!

    My Wife has finally agreed to a second bike (N=1). Picked out a 2004 Trek 5500 OCLV carbon, fully dura-ace. And she is in PURPLE! I pick her tomorrow.

    And now my mistake! I made the comment that N is now 2, so N+1 now equals 3. She DID NOT see the humor there! $_57.JPG
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    Nice looker. Enjoy that!
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Enjoy the ride. I am lucky that the wife does not care how many bikes I have as long as we have room to park hers. I have been thinking about getting rid of a few of my motorcycles to make room for more bicycles.

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    Nice!

    Try not to tombay on your first ride on the new bike like I did last weekend.

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    Its easier to get forgiveness than permission.

    She'll get over it.

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    The picture does not give this bike justice, the paint reflects and looks awesome in the sun.
    I have NEVER regretted going on a ride;
    I have often regretted not going when I could have!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyJ View Post
    My Wife has finally agreed to a second bike
    And now my mistake! I made the comment that N is now 2, so N+1 now equals 3. She DID NOT see the humor there! $_57.JPG
    Last year I had decided I was in need of a new Trek. The wife was not happy until I explain I had decided to sell off all three of my vintage bikes to make room... as well as pay for the new bike. All of which I promptly did.

    About a month or so later I bought another vintage bicycle. My wife quickly pointed out I had agree to SELL the vintage bikes. I explained that I HAD sold those bikes.... that this was a completely different vintage bike.

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    n + 1 is a simple mathematical equation, not intended to be funny or humorous.
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    I believe I saw that bike on eBay recently. Nice catch, SammyJ. From the decals I would say it is one of the early ones -- maybe 1994 or so? By the way, love my 1996 and you are correct about the wonderful paint job on these!
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    E N J O Y !!!!!

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    Looks brand new.. look at that Brooks seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
    Looks brand new.. look at that Brooks seat.
    "Professional"....got one in my garage I've never used. Should have put it on the Paramount when I built it in '83.

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    Pretty bike! Congrats!

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    Congratulations.

    N is indeed a variable that can go up or down over time....

    Ride safely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyJ View Post
    My Wife has finally agreed to a second bike (N=1). Picked out a 2004 Trek 5500 OCLV carbon, fully dura-ace. And she is in PURPLE! I pick her tomorrow.

    And now my mistake! I made the comment that N is now 2, so N+1 now equals 3. She DID NOT see the humor there! $_57.JPG
    Purple. I didn't know you were an LSU fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
    Its easier to get forgiveness than permission.
    ^ Words to live by.
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    Sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tg16 View Post
    Purple. I didn't know you were an LSU fan.
    Who or what is LSU?
    (Roll Tide).

    Purple was my High School Colors!
    I have NEVER regretted going on a ride;
    I have often regretted not going when I could have!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SammyJ View Post
    Who or what is LSU?
    (Roll Tide).

    Purple was my High School Colors!
    Ellis who? Sic 'em Dawgs!

    Nice bike. Enjoy!
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    Time to come out of the closet and admit you are velosexual. "She," in purple? We do love our bikes don't we? By the way, I include myself in this minority group.
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