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Old 06-28-12, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
My wife hates when I use socks with sandals and insists that it's the biggest faux pax a person can make. What's the big deal? I like sandals and sometimes socks are more comfortable.
My wife broke me of the habit several years ago. She would equate it with wearing a jockstrap over your shorts. What can I say, I have been semi-domesticated. She also makes sure that I get haircuts on regular basis.
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We've only been married for near two years; I'm sure she'll wear me down soon. She already has me sneezing into my hand, shaving on weekends, occasionally wearing non-t shirts, shaving my head, not cursing in front of children, not screaming at random strangers and wearing button downs at work. She's making headway!

She even changes the sheets! I never knew that was something you had to do
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I like sandals. I like them when they are warm. But when it gets cooler I like to put socks on. Sometimes I'm still wearing the sandals. They are like convertibles. You can wear socks + sandals in the morning and then when it warms up ditch the socks.

If people have an issue with what I'm wearing they can shove it. If my wife has a problem with what I'm wearing she can shove it too. She doesn't, and I don't tell her what to wear either.
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I have taken to wearing socks & Crocs. That is even worse than socks and sandals from what I am told.
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KHAAAAAAN----aaron snake!!!!!
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KHAAAAAAN----aaron snake!!!!!
The laugh, it hurts! It hurts! That made my night Al.
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The laugh, it hurts! It hurts! That made my night Al.
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The laugh, it hurts! It hurts! That made my night Al.
And to think you wanted this thread to die.
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And to think you wanted this thread to die.
Your mouth sais no, but your eyes say yes, yes, yes!
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I have taken to wearing socks & Crocs. That is even worse than socks and sandals from what I am told.
do they make crocs with spd inserts, like some of the sandals you can get?
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do they make crocs with spd inserts, like some of the sandals you can get?
Not that I know of but I may try to JB Weld some cleats on my Crocs and see how it works. What could possibly go wrong?
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Not that I know of but I may try to JB Weld some cleats on my Crocs and see how it works. What could possibly go wrong?
You might as well nail the cleat though your foot and be the messiah of bad taste biking. That, and you need a Q factor measured in light years on your pedals to keep these plastic paradefloats from rubbing the cranks.
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Didn't Grant coin the term Q-factor?
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Merry Christmas, photogravity. And Grant bless us all, everyone.
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Many thanks, kiwi. It's good to see you around these parts! You would be happy to know that I recently build up a Miyata 312 for my better half... I've not had opportunity to take pictures yet. Bonnie Blue Butler will get done over winter. Trust me on that, but it is in queue behind my Appel.

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