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Old 10-19-07, 07:43 PM
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HAHAHAHA! You don't seriously think that'd work, do you?
Works with my wife
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Love that animated gif above!

Look on the bright side....
you could be an even fatter guy, bald, with erectile disfunction. Who never knew of the joys of cycling, just twinkies, doritos, and Big Macs, and stare into a PS2 game.
You could be married to a fat, ugly, bi-polar wife. Or still live at home with your momma as a 40-y.o. virgin.
then erectile disfunction won't be a problem.

Have children with handicaps, who will never get a chance for you to pass on your love of cycling.
You could be unemployed, and having to sell your rides to feed your kids.

Care for me to go on?


Fat....you have nobody to blame for that but yourself. And luckily it's a condition easily remedied.
RIDE MORE, EAT BETTER.
Don't answer with an "I can't". Too many people use it as a substitute for "I won't".

Start by:
Hug your kids and tell them how much you love them.
Remind your wife how beautiful she is to you, and give her a passionate kiss.
Go and tune up your rides and enjoy any time spent with them.
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
Say something to me to get me on my bike this weekend. I haven't ridden in a week. Work is work and my beautiful wife is pregnant with our 3rd. Days are shorter. Weather sucks. I broke my big toe at a father/son camp.

yours truly
Hey my friend, the thing about feelings is that they aren't reality - they are just feelings - AND they change. Count your blessings. Seriously, look around you and make a list of all the good things in your life. Chances are you aren't nearly as bad off as you are feeling. In a few days you'll be laughing at this (as I did when I read your thread - you are a funny f*ck!).
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Old 10-19-07, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
Say something to me to get me on my bike this weekend.
You could blow out your back, have major surgery, wind up on painkillers and have the ability to cycle taken away from you for five years. Then say F it and start riding again and figure out a way to ride despite the pain which never really changed. That worked for me. I don't need motivation. Cycling saved my life. Unfortunately to get to that point you sort of have to get about halfway to death first. Or you could just ride your bike now without all that.

Your choice.
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Old 10-19-07, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
Say something to me to get me on my bike this weekend. I haven't ridden in a week. Work is work and my beautiful wife is pregnant with our 3rd. Days are shorter. Weather sucks. I broke my big toe at a father/son camp.

yours truly
I sometimes ask my friends to slap me in the face. Well I did once and he slapped me WAY too hard.

It got me back to working though.

GET OFF YOUR @$$ AND GO RIDE YOUR BIKE. ITS FREE THERAPY FOR GOODNESS' SAKE
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Old 10-19-07, 08:53 PM
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you need a vacation to some remote island where there's no trace of civilization and you have to do everything on your own just to survive. There, you will find inspiration...and alas..some minute happiness.

Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
Say something to me to get me on my bike this weekend. I haven't ridden in a week. Work is work and my beautiful wife is pregnant with our 3rd. Days are shorter. Weather sucks. I broke my big toe at a father/son camp.

yours truly
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Old 10-19-07, 09:48 PM
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Ride at lunch. I've made it happen in three states, over the last 14 years, in 6 different jobs. Set expectations, and disappear at lunch.

This will cut some crap calories, since you'll have to eat a cold sandwich at your desk, as well as get you your training. In the last 3 years, I've gotten 12 people to lunch-ride with me with some regularity, and 5 of them now have racing licenses and starts under their belts.

I have 3 kids: two, four, and five and a half, I only ride 6 hours/week, and I'm competitive in the 3s and M35+.

Lunch, man, lunch.
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Old 10-19-07, 10:43 PM
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What I do when I REALLY do not have time/will to ride being busy babysitting kids is riding rollers in a garage. You are virtually home, you can babysit kids and it keeps you in shape and gives you motivation.
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Old 10-19-07, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
wife is pregnant with our 3rd.
Stop ****ing producing. Last thing this world needs is more people.

oh and as far as getting on your bike, i find that a lot of the time my best rides are the ones where i start off not wanting to go on the ride in the first place, try it.
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Old 10-19-07, 10:58 PM
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I will ask my wife to go over to your place and yell at you about not getting anything done around the house. I guarantee you will be on your bike in the AM as I will.
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Old 10-20-07, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by EffSizzle View Post
Knitting. Spelling Nazi has entered the room. Back away!
Her English is probably better than your French.
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I don't understand the whole correcting other people's grammar either. English is an international language...the Brits told me I spell "tyres" wrong and I said the opposite. As long as you can understand what the other guy is saying, all is good.


...hopefully someone would later chime in that it should be "all is well"

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Her English is probably better than your French.
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OP...check out this song. Should inspire you....or console you...or enrage you. Chose one emotion:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=zdXdsF08SWQ
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Old 10-20-07, 03:45 AM
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I nominate this thread for the vaunted Wussy Fred Thread of the Year Trophy.
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Old 10-20-07, 06:07 AM
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"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." - Buddha

Embrace your destiny. Find ways to live life on life's terms and it really does get better. I don't know you or the facts of your situation but all of those Peter Pan postings about just bicycling off and taking care of yourself, while neglecting your wife and children, are probably not wise.
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Originally Posted by CARBON4EVER View Post
I don't understand the whole correcting other people's grammar either. English is an international language...the Brits told me I spell "tyres" wrong and I said the opposite. As long as you can understand what the other guy is saying, all is good.


...hopefully someone would later chime in that it should be "all is well"
considering your spelling and grammar, that hardly comes as a surprise.
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Old 10-20-07, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
Say something to me to get me on my bike this weekend.
because you must prepare to ride naked? (warning- R rated video)
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Maybe you should skip the biike ride and offer to babysit the kids so your wife has an opportunity to go out on a bike ride.
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Or, a child will often stop crying when taken for a ride. Don't you have a child's bike seat?
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Originally Posted by CARBON4EVER View Post
I don't understand the whole correcting other people's grammar either. English is an international language...the Brits told me I spell "tyres" wrong and I said the opposite. As long as you can understand what the other guy is saying, all is good.


...hopefully someone would later chime in that it should be "all is well"
What is there to understand about it? Of course I understood what she meant when she spelled "knitting" w/o the "k". For myself, it all centers around the "dumbing down of America".

It's like those phone commercials, "Where you at?" Whatever happened to "Where are you?" Where you at...it's just so backwards, country, hillbilly, ghetto slang. It's so bad that large corporations are using it so reach out to the kids because that's how they're being taught.

It's unacceptable, for me.

BTW...I'm not a spelling nazi, I just appreciate proper spelling and the proper use of the English language.
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
Say something to me to get me on my bike this weekend. I haven't ridden in a week. Work is work and my beautiful wife is pregnant with our 3rd. Days are shorter. Weather sucks. I broke my big toe at a father/son camp.

yours truly
If it's any consolation, your candy ass-ing has inspired me to ride in today's 20-30 mph winds.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by EffSizzle View Post
BTW...I'm not a spelling nazi, I just appreciate proper spelling and the proper use of the English language.
Then don't misuse ellipses.
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If it's any consolation, your candy ass-ing has inspired me to ride in today's 20-30 mph winds.

Thanks!
No problem. It was like riding into a wall, but I feel much better.
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
No problem. It was like riding into a wall, but I feel much better.
Glad to hear you made it out.

I'm flying solo with our kids (2yr, 4yr) this weekend so I understand how hard it is to push yourself out. Thank God for the sitter.

I feel better, too even with the blistering wind. I had a nice soul sucking 13.3mph average 1.5hrs into my ride. In fact, I feel pretty damn good sipping my beer right now ... it feels like I earned it!
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Old 10-20-07, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by EffSizzle View Post
Knitting. Spelling Nazi has entered the room. Back away!
Got ya this time smart guy.The Canadian hottie is correct.

Nitting:the process to remove knits from a person infected with hair lice.
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