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Old 03-13-10, 11:44 AM   #1
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Wife said the bikes have to go, today.

So, they will. I will, of course, go, too.

That is all I have to say for now.
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Old 03-13-10, 11:47 AM   #2
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Hrmmm. Personally, if someone said such a thing to me, I would be gone too.
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Obviously, I don't know the full background to your story. However, if I was with someone who made such an ultimatum, I'd make the same choice as you. Bikes are so integral to who I am, and to keeping me balanced (no pun intended) and happy, that forcing me to get rid of them would be a very unwise decision. Presumably you're looking at it from the same perspective. Good luck, and remember, when someone sets the bar that low, there are plenty of better choices out there.
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Good luck. I doubt you'll need it, though.
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Sounds like a mess. Good luck, and ride lots.
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Thanks for the support. I live, however, in a very good place for cycling. I don't know what my address will be tomorrow. Ah, well, off to rent some storage space.
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Sounds like a mess. Good luck, and ride lots.
Bikes have always been high on my list of best friends. Give me an ultimatum and at least for awhile it might become my number one friend.
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Thanks for the support. I live, however, in a very good place for cycling. I don't know what my address will be tomorrow. Ah, well, off to rent some storage space.
Get some endorphins in circulation, you'll be fine..
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Wow. My wife decided long ago that the tons of money we were saving by me riding to work and having cycling v. a more expensive hobby were well worth it.
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So, they will. I will, of course, go, too.

That is all I have to say for now.
Tell her the vibrator has to go. See what she says then.
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Wow. My wife decided long ago that the tons of money we were saving by me riding to work and having cycling v. a more expensive hobby were well worth it.
I doubt it was the money as much as trying to take control of someone else's life. When you've got security and mental issues it's easy to feel threatened by your spouse's other passions. Good on the OP for not rolling over.

I wouldn't end all possibilities though, unless you've already tried counseling. Good luck with the journey ahead...
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Old 03-13-10, 05:21 PM   #15
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Ah, well, off to rent some storage space.
Tell the wife to rent a hotel room instead. More comfy that a storage facility.
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I suspect we will hear more later about this situation. Good luck dude.
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Is it all your Bikes. Are just a few that you are not using.
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Let's not read more into this than the OP has shared. When he's ready to vent or whatever, we'll be here to offer foo-worthy advice.

And foo-worthy advice ranges from excellent to criminal.
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SB is right -- until then, we can only say things like, "get the bikes a 2-bedroom storage space, and take the other bedroom for yourself."

I have to wonder, though -- whose name is the 'old' place in? His? Hers? Shared? She can, by rights, only say that if it's hers.
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And foo-worthy advice ranges from excellently criminal to criminal.
Fixed. Not unlike those dirty hipster bikes...
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Old 03-13-10, 08:53 PM   #22
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Sounds like your wife views the bikes as the "other woman." My first wife left accusing me of loving 4 letter words like bike, hike, camp, fish, golf more than her. By that time it was probably true. We didn't face other issues years earlier. If she is more important than the bikes, sell the bikes and fix the relationship. Then you can get NEW BIKES! Always look for the silver lining.
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Ah, well, off to rent some storage space.
I would let the wife stay home, I'd just leave her all together. Storing her off site is a temporary solution.
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