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Old 07-23-04, 02:31 PM   #1
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My bike, on TV!

So, My wife and I have been watching the TdF. She has gotten very interested in the race. I can't get her to ride her bike (Peugot 12-speed Mixte-frame), but she is wild over the race. ??? anyway, after about a week of watching the race, and seeing the same commercials over and over again, I noticed something interesting about one of the BikeBeat spots......my bike is in it!!! Bright orange, down in the left corner of the screen, against the wall of the store, sitting in the rack where I first saw it. Not one just like it, my actual bike, before I bought it! Kinda cool, eh?

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So, My wife and I have been watching the TdF. She has gotten very interested in the race. I can't get her to ride her bike (Peugot 12-speed Mixte-frame), but she is wild over the race. ??? anyway, after about a week of watching the race, and seeing the same commercials over and over again, I noticed something interesting about one of the BikeBeat spots......my bike is in it!!! Bright orange, down in the left corner of the screen, against the wall of the store, sitting in the rack where I first saw it. Not one just like it, my actual bike, before I bought it! Kinda cool, eh?

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Everyone has their 15 minutes!
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So, My wife and I have been watching the TdF. She has gotten very interested in the race. I can't get her to ride her bike (Peugot 12-speed Mixte-frame), but she is wild over the race. ??? anyway, after about a week of watching the race, and seeing the same commercials over and over again, I noticed something interesting about one of the BikeBeat spots......my bike is in it!!! Bright orange, down in the left corner of the screen, against the wall of the store, sitting in the rack where I first saw it. Not one just like it, my actual bike, before I bought it! Kinda cool, eh?

Ecco.
That's cool. I can also appreciate what you said about your wife getting more interested in the Tour. My wife has become quite interested herself. She'll ask me what happened on the day's stage, or sometimes when I come home in the evenings she'll have the replay of the Tour on and she can even explain tactics and situations to others who ask me questions about the Tour. I'm pretty lucky, I might even have her convinced to get a bike.
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Hmmmm. Getting the wife a bike. The joys... and the horrors

To be honest though, my wife is the same way. She's working this summer (she was a high school teacher last year (I still am )) and she's complained several times that she hasn't felt like she's been able to watch the Tour as much this year. She almost gets teary when I tell her I skipped live coverage to watch it with her. God love her
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my wife had to go run an errand while the ITT was on today. the first thing she said when she came back in the house was "is lance riding yet?" i said "hello to you too "

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G'day,

You what?????......I only took up cycling to get away from mine!,

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So, My wife and I have been watching the TdF. She has gotten very interested in the race. I can't get her to ride her bike (Peugot 12-speed Mixte-frame), but she is wild over the race. ??? anyway, after about a week of watching the race, and seeing the same commercials over and over again, I noticed something interesting about one of the BikeBeat spots......my bike is in it!!! Bright orange, down in the left corner of the screen, against the wall of the store, sitting in the rack where I first saw it. Not one just like it, my actual bike, before I bought it! Kinda cool, eh?

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That's cool, my wife is in one of the commercials that's airing here. It's for ChainWheel, our LBS. She's being fitted on her Giant OCR1.
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Sure, it sounds like a good idea to get your wife involved in cycling, but then comes the reality: A second bike to tune and crawling along at 16 mph when we ride together.

Hope she doesn't read this; I love you honey.
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Sure, it sounds like a good idea to get your wife involved in cycling, but then comes the reality: A second bike to tune and crawling along at 16 mph when we ride together.

Hope she doesn't read this; I love you honey.
I'd be happy with 16... my wife rolls along at 12-13 most of the time... she can go faster when she wants... but would rather just cruise.. I used to be bugged by this... but I've gotten better at it.

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my wife could give a rats (you know what) about the TdF and cycling even though she knows how much I like the sport. I guess it's a whole venus/mars thing.

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