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    I'm such a Boy Scout

    I mean I'm out on the Greenway yesterday, pedalling for all I'm worth on my single speed, like I'm in a time trail, when I come up on the damsel in distress. She's walking her Trek 2200 due to a flat. So, I stop and assist her, she's got a larger tire 700/28, and I'm carrying a 700/23 tube. I figure for the five miles she's got to go it'll hold. So I get her up and running. She's so happy she says, "If I had a hundred bucks it would be your's." I blush, and say, "Just helping out." and I'm off. Well, about five minutes later I'm like banging my fist into my forehead, going, "Dude, you are such a dweb, you should of said something cool like 'I don't need a hundred bucks, I'll take dinner at Lucia's.' Or at least gotten her phone number."
    So my question is: Does helping someone out open one to be hit on? And would dinner or a date biking, be fair compensation for aiding a distressed biker?
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    An introduction is an introduction.

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    I would have traveled with her to make sure that under size tube made it. Never can tell what we might have talked about.

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    Look at it this way:
    If you happen to see eachother on the Greenway in the future, she will think of you as
    "that nice guy who fixed my tire and didn't hit on me at the first opportunity"

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    I just think its kinda funny how you recognized her bike and thought it important enough to tell us

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    The first time she caught you screaming at homeless people sleeping in the underpasses she'd drop you like a leper with herpes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naisme

    So my question is: Does helping someone out open one to be hit on? And would dinner or a date biking, be fair compensation for aiding a distressed biker?
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    Dude you should be taken out and shot.

    For not getting her phone #. You know as a follow up to see if the tube worked ok.
    Last edited by scarry; 08-04-05 at 04:15 PM.

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    Not this time. If you see her again, then it would be appropriate.

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    Just don't be hunting for her out there. You might get a special order from the court system to stay 1000 ft away from the defendant.

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    I wouldn't risk it. You could get maced.
    Bring the pain.

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    Nothing wrong with asking someone out. Just be ok with whatever her answer is.
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    Give providence a chance. I think you should've ridden along with her for a while to make sure it was ok. Then you can at least get to know her a little and perhaps you wouldn't seem too forward if you asked for a number or a chance to meet again.
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    Tooooooo Late!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by * jack *
    Look at it this way:
    If you happen to see eachother on the Greenway in the future, she will think of you as
    "that nice guy who fixed my tire and didn't hit on me at the first opportunity"
    Anybody ever read the book Nice Guys Don't Get Laid ? I thought it sounded crazy until I read it and realized it was at least partially true. If you didn't have the confidence to hit on her, she has already written you off as a nice guy and a friend. Women want confident manly men. Fake it until you make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawtooth
    Anybody ever read the book Nice Guys Don't Get Laid ?
    This is dumb. Be nice. This came straight from my grandmother, and she was never wrong. Incidentally, you can still be nice AND manly at the same time. (Can you tell I'm flexing?)

    You did a decent thing, and didn't ruin it by giving her the impression that the only reason you stopped was to try your luck at getting laid. Unless, of course, that WAS the reason you stopped…
    Sin after sin I have endured, but the wounds I bear are the wounds of love.

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    Umm, it is possible to be interested in the girl and not in getting laid. Call me old fashioned, but that's my take on it.
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    You did the right thing. A Boy Scout never takes a tip for a good turn. Never! You always get more out of the good trun than you put into doing it.

    You should have ask her if she would like you to ride to the end of the trail.

    Every encounter should not end up being a roll in the hay.

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    Well, if you ever see her again, you have the perfect lead in. How'd that tire hold up? Get you home ok? I wanted to ride the rest of the trail with you to make sure you were ok, but I didn't want you to think I was some kind of wacko (or whatever).

    Take it from there and ask her for a bike date or some other date.
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    Remind me to learn how to fix my own flat tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppypaws
    Remind me to learn how to fix my own flat tire.
    Ok. Learn to fix your own flats. It's good to be self sufficient. Also, you won't be asked on dates by BikeForums members.
    Bring the pain.

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    ....see his post called Waking Sleeping Dogs.
    Torments the homeless, but helps girls with expensive bikes. Hmmm.
    Sounds like a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor8
    You did the right thing. A Boy Scout never takes a tip for a good turn. Never! You always get more out of the good trun than you put into doing it.

    You should have ask her if she would like you to ride to the end of the trail.

    Every encounter should not end up being a roll in the hay.

    Joe - 40+ years as a Scout

    I twisted that whole thing around to "No good deed goes unpunished".
    Oh, and if we are putting the Boy Scout stats out there... third generation Eagle Scout. Lost count of the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppypaws
    ....see his post called Waking Sleeping Dogs.
    Torments the homeless, but helps girls with expensive bikes. Hmmm.
    Sounds like a winner.
    Waking the sleeping dogs

    I see what you mean. That is ridiculously mean spirited.

    Boy Scout indeed.
    Bring the pain.

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    Some Boy Scout. Torments homeless and ponders personal gain from a seemingly selfless act. Jerk. You don't deserve her, but you do deserve whatever retribution awaits you from those homeless people. Clean up your act, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppypaws
    Remind me to learn how to fix my own flat tire.
    Ouch!
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