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Old 08-17-08, 01:36 PM   #1
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Retail Theraphy + Bike Shop = $$$

So after a long tenure of list lurking the Foo
boards because of work being busy here's
a random update. I really liked this chick
I was dating--hot, smart, etc. But she
kept me in a distant orbit while never really
just saying she wasn't interested. She always
would e-mail me re-initiating the interaction even
though I felt like she was running cold. I got all
sideways about it and finally pulled the plug.
So technically I dumped her but I feel dumped
somehow--the indifference combined with the weird
methods of keeping me on the hook. So I wandered
into my favorite bike shop. When I left they
were building me a rear wheel. Phil high flange hub
laced to Velocity rims with a Phil cog. Bye bye
money hello durable rim. Dating is Russian Roulette
of the heart. Bicycles are always there for me.
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Old 08-17-08, 01:55 PM   #2
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Yep... spent $800 on components for a 23 year old road bike after ....her.... dumped me.
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Old 08-17-08, 05:39 PM   #3
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glad I am not the only one.
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I spent 43 dollars on Gap.com last weekend.. There is a reason I have not gone into a bike shop the past couple of weeks. Does that count?
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Old 08-17-08, 06:26 PM   #5
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I haven't been dumped in 21 years. (She still loves me!) On the other hand, I am considering dropping some coin on an 84 steelie to get it rideable. Where does this put me?
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Puts you in the lucky bastitch category...
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I haven't been dumped in 21 years. (She still loves me!) On the other hand, I am considering dropping some coin on an 84 steelie to get it rideable. Where does this put me?
In the same boat as me...though mine is a 70's steelie.
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I think I might just date someone to dump them the next day so I can use this excuse!

on the list? New Wheelset and a Fuji Team RC. Will be purchased in dec...must find g/f by then
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I think I might just date someone to dump them the next day so I can use this excuse!

on the list? New Wheelset and a Fuji Team RC. Will be purchased in dec...must find g/f by then
for that stuff, you'll have to date them quite a bit longer than a day...just saying..
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the wife is away for a week...miss her like crazy already.

my new carbon fiber seatpost should make me feel a little better....hope it makes it here before she does!!
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Old 08-17-08, 07:30 PM   #11
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this thread is just another
piece of evidence that women
are expensive.
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Old 08-17-08, 07:36 PM   #12
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No, it's just another piece of evidence that men use women as excuses to buy themselves something because deep inside they know they don't deserve it.













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Old 08-17-08, 07:52 PM   #13
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Yeah at least women have the gall to just bust out and buy what they want when they want. We can get away with things like that!
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I think it's just evidence that women try to get men to believe they don't deserve it.
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I think it's just evidence that women try to get men to believe they don't deserve it.
But of course, more to be spent on the women-insidious ploy.
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Well...Yeah. DUH. Pfft.

Just a side note: I paid for that Moots all on my own. Took me two years to save for it. Nobody gets credit for that.
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doesn't prove you deserve it ;-)

BTW that is a very nice bike
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for that stuff, you'll have to date them quite a bit longer than a day...just saying..
valid point. I'm still getting it though :-P
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doesn't prove you deserve it ;-)

BTW that is a very nice bike
If I worked overtime to buy it, I earned it. I deserve it, don't I?

And thank you. It's my first road bike that I can ride. The one that was gifted to me was too big.
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its interesting to hear that guys do retail therapy, too... in their own way.

I'm not much of a mall rat myself. After my last "him" I bought new race skis + boots + bindings + season pass + race lessons... gave me something to do for 10 weeks, though.

I also dyed my hair brown, and bought a new car (did need the new shiny red car, but probably could have waited a bit)

I think buying my road bike this spring was still part of my "keeping myself busy/finding new things, etc"... and is the best thing I could have done.
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race skis...hrmmmmm maybe I will get some of those too. My p70's are old. But I have gotten into tele skiing this last winter and want to stay with that.
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I'd love to get into tele!
or buy a snowboard.
or perhaps a speedboat...
a trip rafting the amazon?

looks like I need to end another significant relationship, then I can make up excuses to do crazy things
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I'd love to get into tele!
or buy a snowboard.
or perhaps a speedboat...
a trip rafting the amazon?

looks like I need to end another significant relationship, then I can make up excuses to do crazy things
I need to finish my single speed full suspension...hmmm....

You wanna date for a while, then we can break up and but the cool stuff we want?
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tele is fun. So very very very very very (add many more "very" s) different then alpine. I am slowly getting better at it though, definitely worth while picking it up. Of your 4 choices I think Tele is the best :-P
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