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    Bike "Big Love"



    We've been bingeing on DVDs of HBO's Big Love, the great cable show about a polygamist family; a man and his three wives. Tricia pointed out I'm a bicycle polygamist with three bikes.
    So, of course, we started trying to decide which bike corresponded to which of Bill's wives.

    I said the Fixed gear was Margene, because it's young and hip, like her. Nikki is the commuter bike because Nikki knows how to work and handle the grunt work. My Kestrel should be Barb, because it, and she, are good for the long haul.

    Tricia had a different take. The commuter bike is Barb because Barb is reliable, and equipped to handle the load. Bill can always turn to Barb; She'll get him through whatever comes along.

    Nikki is the fixed gear. She has her own beauty. It's a sparse and simple beauty, but beauty none the less, but she does, however, take some getting used to. She has pretty basic needs, but like a flat on the rear wheel of a fixed gear, she has her own special maintenance issues.

    Margene is the Kestrel, because your road bike makes you feel young, fast and exciting, and reminds you why you love to ride your bike. A lot. And the drop bars provide a variety of positions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Curtis, you need to unplug that DVD player/TV set.
    Nope. We aren't big TV watchers. We rarely watch live TV, and don't even do a lot of movies. But we really enjoy finding a good long running series on DVD, often long after it's ended, and watching it together.

    We loved Deadwood and Six Feet Under a few years ago. Last year the Wire and Friday Night Lights knocked us out. Now we are wading through Big Love, and it's amazing.

    I love the DVD thing. We watch when we want and stop when we want. We pause when we want to chat or answer the phone. It's more like reading a book. We do it on our schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post

    We've been bingeing on DVDs of HBO's Big Love, the great cable show about a polygamist family; a man and his three wives. Tricia pointed out I'm a bicycle polygamist with three bikes.
    So, of course, we started trying to decide which bike corresponded to which of Bill's wives.

    I said the Fixed gear was Margene, because it's young and hip, like her. Nikki is the commuter bike because Nikki knows how to work and handle the grunt work. My Kestrel should be Barb, because it, and she, are good for the long haul.

    Tricia had a different take. The commuter bike is Barb because Barb is reliable, and equipped to handle the load. Bill can always turn to Barb; She'll get him through whatever comes along.

    Nikki is the fixed gear. She has her own beauty. It's a sparse and simple beauty, but beauty none the less, but she does, however, take some getting used to. She has pretty basic needs, but like a flat on the rear wheel of a fixed gear, she has her own special maintenance issues.

    Margene is the Kestrel, because your road bike makes you feel young, fast and exciting, and reminds you why you love to ride your bike.
    A lot. And the drop bars provide a variety of positions.
    Kama Sutra DVDs as well??
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    Actually, this 1997 was pretty darn good.

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    My wife Jackie is a DVD polygamist, she has hundreds. I prefer watching the programs without commercials! We've been though Firefly lately (science fiction western), so great fun!

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    Your assement is more correct. There is no way Nikki could be a fixed anything. She shifts gears to what ever best suits her at the moment. Barb has the classic beauty that make you want to keep her.
    Margene is young and hip, hi speed, low drag.

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    You need to get out more.
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    Check out Weeds and Californication.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Check out Weeds and Californication.
    We just went through all the episodes of Dead Wood and highly recommend them. Now we're winding through The Sopranos. Woohoo!
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