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Old 02-20-05, 09:12 AM   #1
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my wife shocked me

yeasterday I had a bunch of running around to do.we had to go to the LBS to get some parts and to return a show that I borrowed.I showed her the bike that I wanted.ok no problem.while we were wandering around we happened upon a burley bike trailer.she took one look at it and started inquiring if our son would ride in it.how would he like it etc.since he is almost 3 now he has just about outgrown the seat that he has been riding in.well the guy that was there answered a few of her questions and said well it is brand new.never has turned a wheel behind a bike but it did get rained on once so it looked kind of bad.( it was dusty)so he said normally it sells for $200. but with it looking like it does I will do 150.She jumped all over that,there was no way to turn her then.well now I have a $150. trailer to tow with a $50. bike.{by the way I have named the bike THE BEAST.**That has gotten a good laugh both at home and at the LBS.
Anyway I showed her the only recumbent they had.I asked if she wanted to take it for a ride.sure.wow my luck was still holding. got it outside got on and tried it a bit in the parking lot.put her on it well that did not work well.
but I am still looking at getting a new bike.but no recumbent for me or her.we both were very unsteady on it.she definatly did not like it.we did look at a new Ralaigh roady though.I showed her how lite it was.
Well as soon as we got home she had me hook up the new trailer to give it a try.
Wow,I advise anyone who has kids that can't ride on there own to get one.what a difference it makes.the baby just loves it.can haul blankets and cups and toys etc.as long as we were moving it was great,we just couldn't stop cause then he wanted out.it pulled so easy.ALMOST like nothing was there.
I did not quite talk her into a new bike for me yet but I think I am getting closer.got it down to either a Giant Boulder or a Ralaigh M20.
She at least looked at a new bike for herself but that was all.maybe the beast will just not adjust to the new trailer well and have some sort of malfuntion and make me buy a new bike.hehe
thats it sorry about it being so long,I just had to tell.
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Old 02-20-05, 09:26 AM   #2
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Nothing like riding down a path following a trail of baby toys and finding a parent dragging a trailer while junior unloads all the junk he has to play with. Have fun
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Old 02-27-05, 12:33 PM   #3
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I commute most days by bike. On my days off thursday-Friday (I'm a cop with strange practices and habits) I will lead the morning bike parade from our home to my kids school. In the front is my little girl. 10 years old on her pink wal-mart special. Next is my 8 year old boy on his power rangers special. Last is me on my 1989 panasonic commuter/CX bike towing my 5 and 6 year old. We get some good looks but most everyone in my neighborhood is used to us now and we know all the crossing guards on a first-name basis. There's something to be said for family biking.
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True on the family biking thing I ride with my son 12 and my daughter 14.Lots of miles on trails and a lot of urban riding.There is a local skate park that is public and we ride it too.A lot of kids have to beg there parents to take them out but the way I see it,who better to teach them to 180 on a quarter pipe or do a 5ft drop than me.
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Darn, I was hopping for a good story about a disgruntled woman and a stun gun.
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Old 04-10-05, 11:07 PM   #6
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If I keep teasing her about riding with the kids ( or not riding with them) you may hear just such a story.
Oh well now that time has changed it gets dark later I guess I will have to start riding more often with them.time to get some riding done.
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