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 08-02-07, 06:58 PM   #1
freemti
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
freemti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Bikes: Trek 7.6 FX
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think I've fallen in love...

With a Crown Jewel Ti.

All the symptoms are there, wistful longing, sleepless nights, return trips to the LBS to catch a glimpse of her in the neon glow, and then there was that day when our bodies met as one, she was me and I was hers. Oh that special time we had cruising the local development, getting to know our most intimate parts, pushing the limits of ecstasy, daring to go places I had not gone before.

She is the pride of New England, built with a proud Independent Massachusetts frame and dressed in the finest Italian fashions. Her very Fabrication worthy of the Gods.

Oh but the dowry, I am but a humble corporate worker, barely eking out a living on a assembly line of bytes and bits. My shrewish wife doth ripeth my meager pay from my hands before I am through the door. Oh how can I pay such a steep dowry to hath that Titanium Temptress and live in polyamorous bliss forever?

What be thouest advice to this pinning BF'er, should I suffer the slings and arrows of an outraged spouse, or take up ATMs against a big invoice and by applying for credit oppose them?
freemti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-07, 07:02 PM   #2
Jet Travis
Ride Daddy Ride
 
Jet Travis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Villa Incognito
Bikes: 1983 Trek 720; 1983 Trek 620; 1989 Gi Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra; LeMond Victoire; Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro
Posts: 2,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keep it at my house. Ride it when you can. I'll never tell.
__________________
"Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer
Jet Travis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-07, 07:02 PM   #3
The Weak Link
Banned.
 
The Weak Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Post-partisan Paradise
Bikes: GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't help you with your dilemma, but I can tell you I had to take a cold shower after reading your post.
The Weak Link is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-07, 07:06 PM   #4
WillisB
Do I use too many commas?
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central New York
Bikes: Giant Yukon SE
Posts: 621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A friend would buy a new gun and instead of taking it home would stop at afriend's house. The friend would then drive over and "return" the gun he had borrowed. I don't think she ever did catch on.

Maybe you can try that with the bike? If it's a 58 cm you could drop it off with me!
WillisB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-07, 07:31 PM   #5
zacster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brooklyn NY
Bikes:
Posts: 4,978
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Maybe you should move to Utah.
zacster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-07, 07:53 PM   #6
card
Happy Rider
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Gold Rush, Moots compact, Bike Friday Pocket Crusoe
Posts: 749
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by freemti View Post
With a Crown Jewel Ti.

All the symptoms are there, wistful longing, sleepless nights, return trips to the LBS to catch a glimpse of her in the neon glow, and then there was that day when our bodies met as one, she was me and I was hers. Oh that special time we had cruising the local development, getting to know our most intimate parts, pushing the limits of ecstasy, daring to go places I had not gone before.

She is the pride of New England, built with a proud Independent Massachusetts frame and dressed in the finest Italian fashions. Her very Fabrication worthy of the Gods.

Oh but the dowry, I am but a humble corporate worker, barely eking out a living on a assembly line of bytes and bits. My shrewish wife doth ripeth my meager pay from my hands before I am through the door. Oh how can I pay such a steep dowry to hath that Titanium Temptress and live in polyamorous bliss forever?

What be thouest advice to this pinning BF'er, should I suffer the slings and arrows of an outraged spouse, or take up ATMs against a big invoice and by applying for credit oppose them?
I think you have missed your calling being an "humble corporate worker, barely eking out a living on a assembly line of bytes and bits" when you could be turning out novels about torid love affairs between 2 humans, and not a bike and a human, making millions. Then you could buy a fleet of any bike you so desired!!

ps: my love affair is with a Moots Ti--and I own her.
card is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 10:28 AM   #7
wingkeel
Ridin' The Line
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lafayette, CO
Bikes: Trek Madone 5.2 (2008)
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trek Madone

Having not riden for fifteen years, I went shopping for my first new bike. I looked and looked and looked but couldn't find what I was looking for. Then one day, I saw the bike of my dreams. She was the essence of my very being. She belonged to me. Imagine my delight when my wife, looking at my Dunlop gut replied, its still cheaper than bypass surgery! The next day I called every Trek dealer within fifty miles. I found my "baby" within five miles of where I live. She is a 2008 Trek Madone 5.2. I've had her for three weeks now and have just gone over 365 miles. She is a delight to ride and every mile is as good as the first! My only problem? My wife doesn't want to share our bedroom. I wonder if I want an apartment or Condo...
wingkeel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 11:05 AM   #8
bentnail
Been around
 
bentnail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes: Recumbent
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NICE

bentnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 03:14 PM   #9
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingkeel View Post
Having not riden for fifteen years, I went shopping for my first new bike. I looked and looked and looked but couldn't find what I was looking for. Then one day, I saw the bike of my dreams. She was the essence of my very being. She belonged to me. Imagine my delight when my wife, looking at my Dunlop gut replied, its still cheaper than bypass surgery! The next day I called every Trek dealer within fifty miles. I found my "baby" within five miles of where I live. She is a 2008 Trek Madone 5.2. I've had her for three weeks now and have just gone over 365 miles. She is a delight to ride and every mile is as good as the first! My only problem? My wife doesn't want to share our bedroom. I wonder if I want an apartment or Condo...
I have read a write up on the 2008 Madone and I think this is possibly the first Trek That I would consider. Good choice of bike but where the pics and the ride report?

As to FreemTI getting the bike of his dreams- Just do as I did- Told the wife that I was getting a new bike so I could get out more often(Which I am) It would improve My health(Which it may be) and as soon as the bike settled in- I would be selling the Old bike (Which I haven't and have no intention of doing as I Need a spare bike for the winter evening rides)

This was not a TI bike but is a top end bike and just about emptied the savings account. Still had to put it on plastic for a month but I can tell you now These top end bikes that for the cost should be Gold plated at the least- Are worth their weight in Gold for the ridability and Sense of pride they bring to your one and only hobby.

So find a way of getting your dream- Buy the wife a bunch of flowers or give her your old bike so she can join you on the rides. OR threaten her that no more bunches of flowers and she WILL accompany you on rides- if that will have a better effect.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 03:16 PM   #10
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
Posts: 8,111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Buy the wife a bunch of flowers or give her your old bike so she can loin you on the rides.
If you get your wife to loin you on the rides, we must have pics!

__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 03:18 PM   #11
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
If you get your wife to loin you on the rides, we must have pics!

Edited and corrected as I thought that the pics might get you too excited.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 03:18 PM   #12
Digital Gee
I need more cowbell.
 
Digital Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Reno, Nevada
Bikes: 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite, 2012 Masi Evoluzione
Posts: 8,111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Edited and corrected as I thought that the pics might get you too excited.
Sigh.
__________________
2015 Sirrus Elite
2012 Masi Evoluzione

Proud member of the original Club Tombay
Digital Gee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 03:22 PM   #13
kiteboarder
Senior Member
 
kiteboarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Da' Beach SoCal!
Bikes: Electra Rockabilly Boogie, Electra Deluxe 3, Sector 9 Goddess (my skateboard!) and soon... A full-suspension mountain rig!
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We want pics!!!!!! We want pics!!!
kiteboarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 04:10 PM   #14
freemti
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
freemti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Bikes: Trek 7.6 FX
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is the object of my affections

I would of course insist she wear the clothes & jewelry I pick and of course no tattoos for my concubine - just a understated elegance.
freemti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-07, 06:02 PM   #15
Beverly
Senior Member ??
 
Beverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Englewood,Ohio
Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail
Posts: 5,094
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wingkeel View Post
She is a 2008 Trek Madone 5.2. I've had her for three weeks now and have just gone over 365 miles.
I am so jealous! I fell in love with them the first time I saw them.
__________________
=============================================================

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Beverly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-07, 01:35 AM   #16
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by freemti View Post
This is the object of my affections

I would of course insist she wear the clothes & jewelry I pick and of course no tattoos for my concubine - just a understated elegance.
Thats it--- You just have to get it. That is Perfection- Buy a bigger bunch of flowers.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam 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 03:29 AM.