Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-01-06, 07:22 PM   #1
jppe
Let's do a Century
Thread Starter
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
Posts: 6,532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Rent by the Hour??

Okay-this is not cycling related but one we got a HUGE chuckle with this weekend.

My wife and I traveled to a small town in NE Alabama for my 90 year old Aunt's funeral over the weekend. We stayed at my cousin's house and had all kinds of pies and cakes. Several of my cousins came from out of state that we had not seen in literally 40+ years. My cousins stayed at a small, rustic hotel that was the "better" of the two hotels in town and was the one my cousin who lived there recommended. They stayed in the hotel for two nights-Friday and Saturday.

When my relatives checked into the hotel, they were told that they could have the room with the Kingsize bed, but it came with a catch. The owners told my cousins that there was a couple that rented that room for two hours every Saturday afternoon. They told my cousins that the room would be available both Friday and Saturday nights, but they would have to check out of the room Saturday morning but could check back in later in the afternoon. They promised the room would be clean for them after the mystery couple had left.

Since this was the nicer of the hotels and there weren't a lot of extra rooms around they took the room. Of course the room became the joke of the weekend and stirred up a lot of different scenarios of who might be using the room. While my Aunt would certainly have not approved of any shennanigans that might be going on with the room, she would have loved the fact that family got together and got a great laugh out of the situation.
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-06, 07:24 PM   #2
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Never heard of such a thing and would have had to been extremely hard up for a room to agree to that condition.

That said, does the hotel change the sheets after the afternoon rental?
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-06, 07:45 PM   #3
BubbaDog
Mmmm, Blue Salsa....
 
BubbaDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was wondering who was using my room the rest of the weekend ....

B'Dog
__________________
2006 Gary Fisher Marlin MTB
2004 Salsa LaRaza aka "Mmmm, Blue Salsa" (853 steel is real, baby!)
2003 Kona Humu Humu Nuka Nuka Apua'A Singlespeed - Gone, but not forgotten
1998 Diamondback Outlook MTB
1990 Centurion Cavaletto 'Gaspipe Beater' Roadie
1978 Volkscycle 'Frankenbike' CroMo Tourer
BubbaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 PM.