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Old 01-23-12, 09:38 PM   #1
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My wife is against this

I saw this jersey, it fits because I do ride a 29's, and it has no suspension.

But for some reason, she does't like it.
What say you fine fellows?
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Old 01-23-12, 09:48 PM   #2
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Don't buy one for her when you buy yours.
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Old 01-23-12, 10:01 PM   #3
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It's maybe exaggerated by 24 inches.
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She's lost her sense of Ha-Ha after being married to you for so long?
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Old 01-23-12, 10:29 PM   #5
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That shirt could be referring to my right leg after I had the knee replaced.
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Hmmm... that totally describes my winter ride.... er, yeah I didn't mean it exactly that way....

I might have to order one of those!
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Put the decimal point back in the number.
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Meh. Not particularly imaginative nor clever.
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Where To Draw The Line

Several things come to mind:
- not particularly clever
- we want our wives to endorse our riding, no need to create an irritant
- why offend some stranger over a joke?
- pick your real battles - there are certain things to die for - this ain't one of them


So, I'd pass on this shirt. Get one with the Lion of Flanders on it and use it as a conversation starter...

Good luck.

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Old 01-24-12, 07:24 AM   #11
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I saw this jersey, it fits because I do ride a 29's, and it has no suspension.
But for some reason, she does't like it.
What say you fine fellows?
Huh, I wonder why?
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Old 01-24-12, 07:31 AM   #12
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The front of the jersey looks like a goofy cartoon face. Maybe that's her beef.
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If I get the Fargo this summer, I'm buying one of these jerseys.
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It's a cute joke. But do you really want to spend all that money on a punchline?

Do what my mother had me do as a youth. Wait a month and see if you still want it.
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Several things come to mind:
- not particularly clever
- we want our wives to endorse our riding, no need to create an irritant
- why offend some stranger over a joke?
- pick your real battles - there are certain things to die for - this ain't one of them


So, I'd pass on this shirt. Get one with the Lion of Flanders on it and use it as a conversation starter...

Good luck.

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I have to agree. I think most people would find it in bad taste.
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Old 01-24-12, 10:19 AM   #16
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I think it's pretty imaginative and funny. Some folks have no sense of humor. Personally I wouldn't wear it, but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. And I doubt the OP really wants this anyway. Lighten up folks! And besides I'm half rigid:
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It's a cute joke. But do you really want to spend all that money on a punchline?

Do what my mother had me do as a youth. Wait a month and see if you still want it.
Good idea. My Mom had me wait a week. It's amazing how many things you think you want but don't really.
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Old 01-24-12, 10:36 AM   #18
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I think it's pretty imaginative and funny. Some folks have no sense of humor. Personally I wouldn't wear it, but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. And I doubt the OP really wants this anyway. Lighten up folks! And besides I'm half rigid:
And a little to left I see.

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Have Fun with your bike and jerseys...
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And a little to left I see..
Another good one.
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If that describes yours, perhaps she's concerned about what it implies about her's.
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Old 01-24-12, 10:50 AM   #22
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my (female) reaction: poor taste/lacks class/not even clever.
normally I say "hi" to other cyclists I see, but not with a stranger wearing that type of jersey.
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I've recently developed a theory that men have a mental age marker of approximately age 13.

We use education and life experience to camouflage that we've actually stalled our fundamental guiding principles at the age of 13. Some men hide it better than others, but we're all really just 13 year old men.

Women; however, continue to develop through their whole life.

So yeah, my 13 year old mind thinks the shirt is funny.
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Old 01-24-12, 10:57 AM   #24
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And it explains why women don't like the 3 Stooges.
All I have to say is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OnpkDWbeJs
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1) Husbands and wives don't always agree. Fact of life.
2) The reference to length is sooo far from reality, even for those with delusions of grandeur, that I see the jersey as innocuous, IMO. One (esp a female) might take offense at first site but, 29 inches??? Really!!?? I think that it's "too far out there" to be offensive.
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