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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Do you talk to your bike?

    I discovered today that I do. I talk about the route ahead, let her know that this patch of rough road won't last long, and thank her for pulling me through a tough spot (like the incident with the bus that nearly blew me off the planet this morning).

    Anyway, I talk to my faithful steed. Do others as well, or should I get counseling, immediately?
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    you should probaly consider looking for a conselor

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    I can't recall talking to my bike, but I constantly humiliate myself when a passerby overhears me talking to myself, "Just ten more mile", "Come on, you can do it!" or, if someone bugs me, "Yeah, you're so MFn great!!!"

    I think we all talk to ourselves or inanimate objects. I doubt any real football fan can ever claim to not having screamed at the TV when a ref blows a call against your team.

    But, if you start talking romantically to your bike, worry!!!

    "Hey honey, whatcha doing later?"

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    Of course I do and also my dog!
    I just can't figure out who's talking back!

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    I agree with Keith. People will think I'm crazy if I talk to my bike, so I just stick to talking with myself. I really hate losing those arguments I have, too.
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    Yes, and I'm glad to find out that I'm not the only one!

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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Never talk to my bike. Swear at it occasionally as it always want something and keeps on and on and on, not giving me any peace until I get it. Last time it was tyres, the time before a new rear mech and cables. Last month it even wanted a polish after its weekly clean. Sorry, but untill the bike learns never to whine like a spoilt little kid- we are not on speaking terms.
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    no. yes.

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    I don't care what ol' Sliver says, I am talking to myself, and he just listens in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    I discovered today that I do. I talk about the route ahead, let her know that this patch of rough road won't last long, and thank her for pulling me through a tough spot (like the incident with the bus that nearly blew me off the planet this morning).

    Anyway, I talk to my faithful steed. Do others as well, or should I get counseling, immediately?
    Do you argue with your bike?, If yes, who wins the arguements?
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Only when I'm cleaning it.

    "I'm sorry I let you get this dirty."
    "Oh, where did you get this scratch from?"
    "Let me get your chain all clean."
    "I'll get your toothbrush for your derailleur."
    "Do you want to be waxed today?"

    Everybody knows to leave me alone when I'm in this mode. Or is it that they just stay a nice safe distance back?
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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    Can't say that I do.....or will admit it. But just imagine what your bike would say if it could talk back???

    For gosh sake....why did you have to eat so much on Thanksgiving!!!
    Is that as fast as you can pedal??
    Watch out for the.......ugh, you hit it!!!!
    Not THAT hill!
    It's too cold, can't I just stay in the garage.
    I need new shoes!!

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    Yep, even have a name for the bike, Montey, (short for Monterey), LOL, on hills I'm trying to convince both myself and the bicycle we can make it without stopping and I too tell it I'm sorry when I smack a hole or hard bump, it's become quite a friend so if that's nut's sign me up for the looney bin!!
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    OK, BJ Ondo, Digital Gee, jppe and Siu Blue Wind I'm wrong, you win!
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    Don't talk to my bike. Don't talk to myself. I talk to Lance. Usually I give him pointers and warnings about upcoming sections of the ride. He is riding on my wheel waiting for the point where he can jump out to grab the lead from our competitors, but I got him there!!!

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    yes i talk to my bike all the time and sometimes he talk back. his name is babe.
    I can , I will , I did it cooool

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    I curse my bikes (or parts of them) once in a while.
    I talk to my dogs, always. :O)

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    Happy old man al-wagner's Avatar
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    Never talk to my bike or myself, I like a intelligent conversation, So here in Vermont I don't talk much.:-)
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    First off, are we talking about Christine (Airborne) or Lola (Bianchi)? I don't really talk to Christine..... just answer her.

    As to Lola...... of course not! I don't speak Italian! Sheeeesh!
    Carpe who?

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    I used to talk to my bike all the time...till she started talking back, which is why I know she's a she. Now I'm too scared to talk to her cuz she always nags like an old jaita!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Never have, but maybe I should.

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    Avatar out of order. MarkS's Avatar
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    Once upon a time only crazy people talked to themselves.

    Now, thanks to cellphones, everyone does.

    I think I liked it better the old way.

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