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Old 04-23-12, 01:06 PM   #1
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Long Ride - Awesome Wife!

My wife and I finally had time to take a "long" ride together (neither of us had been on a ride of over 10 miles since early October due to a number of issues we've been dealing with). As the weather on the coast was foggy, we decided to load the bikes up and hit the Ojai Trail (a MUP that sees mostly bike traffic) for a nice, easy ride. We figured we'd do 10 miles, stop for a late breakfast then head back to the van.

Got the bikes unloaded, water bottles in place, cycling shoes on, lock the van.... Well, change of plans. As I'd just locked the keys in the van, we decided to head the other way, toward the coast, and home. A bit over 16 miles so we'd still get a nice, but much cooler, ride in. We were both a bit tired by the time we got home but we'd made it. Put the bikes away, got changed and prepared to drive our other car up to get the van. One problem, while I did have an extra van key at home, I realized both sets of keys to the keys were locked in the van.

Cycling clothes back on, bikes back out, head out for another ride. My wife, who was totally blameless in all of this and who is not nearly as in to riding as I am, didn't say a word. She just clicked in and pedaled off with me to fetch the van. We ended up with a bit over 33 miles for the day and enjoyed a great post-ride meal together. Not once did she even mention my bone-headed mistake or complain about the long ride. I've got an awesome wife!
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Old 04-23-12, 01:14 PM   #2
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Take her out for a nice dinner and then rub her tired tootsies. She's earned it.
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Your wife is wonderful. You cause her extra work and it is completely down to you and you still have a head on your shoulders.
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Make no mistake, she put this in the bank.
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Your wife's position in heaven is assured. You, on the other hand, will be condemned to pedaling up a painfully steep hill only to flat at the summit in high wind and sleet, to be repeated for eternity. You're going to be so sorry.
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I've got an awesome wife!
Do you want two?
I've got one you can have!!!
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Thats the way to plan your work and work your plan!!!
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Use duct tape to tape a key under the van...don't use those magnet boxes. This has saved me greatly in the past.
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. . . I've got an awesome wife!
Yes, you do.

There are some sad and happy exceptions, but I think it's true that over time we tend to have the wives we deserve.

Guys, if you want an awesome wife of your own start today in building her up.
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Make no mistake, she put this in the bank.
LOL I was thinking the very same thing as I read the post.

OP Rest assured you have one coming and it''s going to hurt

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I've got an awesome wife!
You're right on that count. She's a saint. Does she have an unmarried sister?
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Old 04-26-12, 02:39 PM   #16
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LOL I was thinking the very same thing as I read the post.

OP Rest assured you have one coming and it''s going to hurt

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You're right on that count. She's a saint. Does she have an unmarried sister?
No. Just two older brothers (which should give you some idea of what I went through getting her).
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I love posts like this. Bless you both.
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Since I tend to do stuff like this, I have a spare key hidden in each vehicle. Well hidden. I wrap a key in an oily cloth, cover it with duct tape, and wire it into a difficult to reach place. This has saved my butt big time at least four times. Twice I've gotten a call from my wife: "Where is that hidden key again?"
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