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    Love over a flat tire.

    Has anyone else heard stories of couples who met while one was trying to help the other change a flat? I've only heard this to the degree where the couple don't even have names (a friend of a friend of a friend...). I'm a writer trying to track down such a couple. Anybody know them? Anyone? Bueller?

    Thanks and cheers.

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    Wrong forum, roadies are incapable of feeling love.

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    Zing.

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    I got a flat and kissed the pavement...Does that count?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] Everyone has a mountain to climb... This one's mine.

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    I have yet to get a flat, but I've certainly fallen in love with my bike, if that counts.

    And moving to General Cycling for a broader audience...
    No matter what happens now
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    Because I know today has been the most perfect day I've ever seen.

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    Love? That kind of talk around here will get your ass kicked buddy!
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    Why do we need love when we have bicycles?

    BTW, thanks for the new sig.
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    Mongo I must disagree with you. I am very much in love with my beloved Bianchi bikes LOL

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    Oh bike love. Sometimes I wonder if my bikes get jealous of each other.

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    You might get answers in foo
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    All cute chicks riding bikes with flat tires already have husbands.

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    I thought I fell in love with my Road Morph because of flat tires, but I realized it was only lust when I met the Tuffy twins. The 3 of us have been deeply committed to each other in a non-exclusive way ever since. The road morph still gets a weekly workout because, well, nobody's perfect and a guy has to 'top up his tires' occasionally which is easily done with the road morph and a few easy strokes.
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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    I do hear more stories about people helping cute, but unavailable girls with flat tires. I'm just wondering now, am I the only one that's heard of people actually getting together after helping with a flat?

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    Well, I met my current wife as the result of helping her son with a flat, does that count?
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    My husband and I met at a cycling event ... but not over a flat tire.

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    buy good tires and the chances of getting a flat are rare. I just ran over some broken glass today and kept expecting my tires to lose air.

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    Kind of the opposite, fall in love, then you change all the flats... My wife has a knack for getting flats, and always the rear wheel with the greasy chain, she has never changed a flat in her life.

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    OP, are you advocating buying low quality tires/tubes to facilitate love? That's a new one.

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    ummm ... flat doesn't turn me on; not that there's anything wrong with that ...
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I met my wife when she fell from her bike right in front of the porch where I was sitting.

    Just had our 25th anniversary this week.

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