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Old 01-07-10, 09:00 PM   #1
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will she be mad?

Wife is at a wedding shower... just ordered a roller trainer, 2 tubes, and 2 tires, shorts, and shoes from performancebike... also ordered a trainer for her new bike (she wants to get into riding)...

do you all think i should hide before she gets home?
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Old 01-07-10, 09:23 PM   #2
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Wife is at a wedding shower... just ordered a roller trainer, 2 tubes, and 2 tires, shorts, and shoes from performancebike... also ordered a trainer for her new bike (she wants to get into riding)...

do you all think i should hide before she gets home?
Nope.. Be a man and own up to it..
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Depends on your financial situation. Wouldn't upset my wife at all, but then again, I do our finances. She gets a little irritated when I buy a bike I didn't need but that's only because I tell her no when she wants one she doesn't need. I'm such a hypocrite.
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I'd say "man up and assert yourself as king of the castle" but I know in real lie this doesn't work.

better hide.
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She won't have a clue until the goods are delivered, will she? That gives you some time to come up with a strategy.
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You're a team, and that applies to the finances, too. If you're on a budget and you've blown it with this order, fess up now and promise to belt tighten. If your finances are very tight right now and, given the shape of the economy that's fairly common, maybe both of you need to discuss whether any of the items need to be returned.
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haha... she was cool about it... she came home, i say "guess what"... she says, "u bought a bike". I says, nope just a roller trainer, and a fluid trainer, and some shoes, and some tubes, tires, and a pair of shorts... She says, uuh, alright

what a gem

fwiw, i just started working after 7 years pursuing my doctorate, and she is finishing her masters... we are finally able to have some spare cash to spend, so we are doing so (responsibly). After all, performance bike had 10% off sale items, so basically everything shipped free, and was as cheap or less than ebay
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Nice. What kind of rollers? I assume the Traveltrack Technique pro? If so, you shall not be disappointed... unless you have downstairs neighbors and end up riding at >30 mph for long periods of time.
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Wife is at a wedding shower... just ordered a roller trainer, 2 tubes, and 2 tires, shorts, and shoes from performancebike... also ordered a trainer for her new bike (she wants to get into riding)...

do you all think i should hide before she gets home?
I can't imagine a trainer making someone want to ride more.. admit this is for you too!
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haha... she was cool about it... she came home, i say "guess what"... she says, "u bought a bike". I says, nope just a roller trainer, and a fluid trainer, and some shoes, and some tubes, tires, and a pair of shorts... She says, uuh, alright

what a gem
She must've hooked up with the male stripper at the wedding shower.
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I can't imagine a trainer making someone want to ride more.. admit this is for you too!
ok, maybe... i did order the travel track roller because it was such a smokin deal, but it'll b my first set of rollers, so i may need the trainer for a little bit of brain downtime.... but shhh, it's REALLY for her
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ok, maybe... i did order the travel track roller because it was such a smokin deal, but it'll b my first set of rollers, so i may need the trainer for a little bit of brain downtime.... but shhh, it's REALLY for her
The travel track rollers were and are my first set, as well. I've found that it took me a few days of short duration sessions to really get comfortable on them. Motor memory consolidates with sleep just like other stuff...

Now I can look around the room, stare at the cassette while I try to figure out what I did to the RD, etc. without much trouble.
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