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Old 08-13-08, 09:56 PM
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Awesome wife!

Being that tomorrow is my b-day (#36) my wife asked what I wanted to do...I told her that all I really wanted to do was go on a long ride (she already got me the new kit for the club that I'm a member of). So, I have been given the entire day to ride until dinner if I want. Can't beat that!
Lets hear the awesome wife or significant other stories...
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Old 08-13-08, 10:02 PM
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My last one didn't take my bike in the divorce
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Old 08-13-08, 10:05 PM
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LOL...spending the b-day as far away from her as possible?
At least it's not your anniversary, I guess...
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Old 08-13-08, 10:11 PM
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Nope...the anniversary is on Saturday (#12), If I want to ride then I have to be back in the morning before she wakes up. B-day is my day...anniversary is hers, that I do know...lol
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The last two years my wife's come with me to the Everest Challenge stage race, which is scheduled for the weekend of our wedding anniversary. So on our anniversary she's standing on a barren desert road waiting for me to come by so she can hand me a bottle, then drive up the road and do it again. She'll be doing it again next month.

Compared to that getting to ride as long as I can stand every weekend or buy whatever bike stuff I want is small potatoes.

You can bet I frequently let her know how appreciative I am, and I try to support her interests in the same way.
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Old 08-13-08, 10:42 PM
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On my recent 51st, my wife said, "here's a receipt for a little over $100 from all that change we had in the large jars. Why don't you go buy yourself something for the bike?"
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Old 08-13-08, 10:43 PM
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My wife is awesome because I can go ride all day any time I wish.
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My wife can put both ankles behind her head. (and she's a pretty fast cyclist too!)
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Old 08-13-08, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by nachomc View Post
My wife is awesome because I can go ride all day any time I wish.
+1.. my wife tells me to go for a ride... but I do the things she wants to do also so there is always peace...
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Old 08-13-08, 11:03 PM
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My husband comes to all my races and sets up the trainer, pumps the tires, changes flats and performs other mechanical chores, and takes pictures, too. He doesn't complain when I take one of our tandem rides to train for an event. He's a tireless supporter and my biggest fan. We'll celebrate our 27th next week.
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Red Rider, I'll be racing next year. Can I borrow your hubby?
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Hi,

My wife usually doesn't have a problem with me riding whenever I want so long as I make a good effort to attend kid events.

She didn't fuss when I said I wanted a custom carbon Serotta for my 50th last year.
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Old 08-14-08, 12:09 AM
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Have a few great stories... when my wife turned 30, I asked what she wanted and the answer.. "a training camp in Spain", which we did... this year, we're going to France/Belgium for 3 weeks, riding Alpe d'Huez, some nice rolling hills in Alsace and then hitting the cobbles stones in Flandern... I had to promise that we would ride a minimum of 50 miles a day, if not, we couldn't take such a long vacation as that would hinder our training....

And we have a total of 14 bikes between us! The question is never if to buy a bike, but rather which one are you getting (or maybe, I think I want to buy a new one as well!).

It's awesome being married to a cyclist/triathlete!!!!!
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Old 08-14-08, 12:16 AM
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My invisible wife lets me ride whenever I want
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Old 08-14-08, 12:19 AM
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My wife finally decided I should take my bike with me on our anniversary vacations and do one good ride when she's going to see the feminist art I usually just don't get.
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Old 08-14-08, 12:25 AM
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Kinda scary that being allowed to do what you want is a privilege in a marriage.
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Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
My husband comes to all my races and sets up the trainer, pumps the tires, changes flats and performs other mechanical chores, and takes pictures, too. He doesn't complain when I take one of our tandem rides to train for an event. He's a tireless supporter and my biggest fan. We'll celebrate our 27th next week.


You two are awesome.
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Old 08-14-08, 12:30 AM
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My wife finally decided I should take my bike with me on our anniversary vacations and do one good ride when she's going to see the feminist art I usually just don't get.
lol...aren't you coming to SF soon? plenty of good rides here.

My so lets me have one day out of the weekend to ride. it's only fair, I only see her on weekends.
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lol...aren't you coming to SF soon? plenty of good rides here.

My so lets me have one day out of the weekend to ride. it's only fair, I only see her on weekends.
We just went, and that's what got her to realize how much I'd enjoy it. All the people riding across the bridge, the beautiful roads around Muir Woods, the nice roads we found while visiting every mission from Lompoc to Sonoma. She might be convinced to let me buy a folding frame to take to Italy... if we ever go.
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Originally Posted by Ralleh View Post
Kinda scary that being allowed to do what you want is a privilege in a marriage.
Kinda stupid that every thread relating to being happily married always invites such commentary as that which you offer.

I'm not even married, but I understand the line between "being allowed to do what I want" and figuring out how to balance my wants within the relationship. Take tonight for example. I cut the ride short to spend time with the significant other, because I know that my weekend will be busy with siblings and a good friend in town. Was it really what I wanted to do? Or, instead, was it what the relationship asked for?

You know what else is kinda stupid? Me taking the time to respond to your troll post.
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Well, before she became "too pregnant", she would ride with me on the 25-miles or less rides. Now, when I go anywhere mildly interesting, if she's not busy, she will hop in the car and meet me there for lunch. She's eating for two now, after all.
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My wife finally accepted my bottom-of-range Allez wasn't a waste of money! Woohoo!
She aslo insisted I should buy some more cycling clothes (but I declined since I always wash clothes after a ride).
She also looks after baby when I'm out on the bike.

Her company has given her a list of presents to choose from, one of which is a mountain bike. She insisted she would get that for me, but I told her to get the coffee machine instead if she likes that better.
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For years and years and years I was an extremely happy single man with a dog, my cameras, bikes and an amazing job. I didn't think I could ever be happier...Each and every year I'd buy myself a cool birthday present and typically it was bike related.

Fast forward.....

This past july 15th my wife and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary with a 50 mile ride on our new custom Taylor tandem:


This past Saturday August 9th I turned 50 and again I decided to do something for my birthday, old habits are hard to break I guess. I had a Colnago CT1 hanging in my workshop that had been there for at least 2 if not 3 yrs so I decided to build it up as my 50th birthday present to myself:


My wife starting asking me what I wanted for my b-day a couple weeks out and I kept telling her nothing, I was building myself a new ride and that was all I wanted. She kept asking and I never came up with anything other than a couple massages and a coupon to my fav pizza joint here in Portland, Escape From New York.
The night of my b-day my wife and go to dinner and during our pre-dinner margaritas my wife hands me a card. Inside she wrote a couple funnies about me turning 50 and closed saying, "I hope you enjoy our gift". She then handed me a rolled up tube of paper wrapped with a bow and told me to open it...
When I opened it I was mre stunned than I've been in years.
My wife had purchased me an 11 day European tour to ride some of the most famous/infamous climbs of the Tour de France including of course Alp d'Huez, Col du galibier, Col du Lautaret, Mont Ventoux and a long 94mile day with 14,000ft of climbing including La Mongie/Tourmalet and Luz Ardiden. I ride for 8 days then watch the Tour live for 3 days!!!!!!!
A 100% complete surprise. She's the best, bar none.

She's 51yrs old, mother of 3 and last Saturday went out and ran 19.6miles in prep for her upcoming marathon. I love this woman.
Oh, and she happens to be beautiful...


Thanks DeeDee, I love you.

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Originally Posted by do-well View Post
Kinda stupid that every thread relating to being happily married always invites such commentary as that which you offer.

I'm not even married, but I understand the line between "being allowed to do what I want" and figuring out how to balance my wants within the relationship. Take tonight for example. I cut the ride short to spend time with the significant other, because I know that my weekend will be busy with siblings and a good friend in town. Was it really what I wanted to do? Or, instead, was it what the relationship asked for?

You know what else is kinda stupid? Me taking the time to respond to your troll post.
True that. For the last couple of weeks I've been doing 12h days (plus 1.5h commute) so I haven't ridden the bike since then (and I just know I'm fatter, and on weekends there were too many things going on). Yesterday was the first day I got home at a reasonable hour and I was dying to get onto the bike. But even more than that, I wanted to spend time with my family (especially my baby) so I didn't go, wasn't a big deal. I could go today or tomorrow but I won't coz I want to spend even more time with my family (and again, especially my baby). So I'll leave it until early hours of Saturday and Sunday before they wake up, I'll already be back from my ride.
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I know I've posted this before, but my wife is as nuts as me about this sport....So life is real easy for me!

We ride together and buy stuff together...

Never an argument about can I buy this, but it usually involves the statement 'we must buy two!'

For my 40th she bought me a Specialized Roubaix Expert and threw me a party...

Last year she spotted me the cash for a Specialized Tarmac Expert (from her bonus) until I got my tax refund and other funds...

BTW she also bought herself the same bikes....
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