Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Hypothetical ultimatum

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway
View Poll Results: Hypothetical ultimatum
I'm really gonna miss him/her. Where's my helmet?
110
89.43%
I'm just too whipped - bye bye bikes.
13
10.57%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

Hypothetical ultimatum

Old 01-21-09, 05:50 PM
  #1  
dysFTP
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Local psych ward
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hypothetical ultimatum

You come home one day and your current SO presents you with an absolute ultimatum: either give up riding or s/he is gone.

What's your pick? No whining about him/her "never doing that cause they care about my health", blah, blah, blah - just choose.

Last edited by dysFTP; 01-21-09 at 06:04 PM.
dysFTP is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 05:53 PM
  #2  
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 28,387

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Is there a picture attached to this that I can't see that would allow it to make sense?
umd is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 05:55 PM
  #3  
BananaTugger
CPM M4
 
BananaTugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The West Side (Of Rochester, NY).
Posts: 4,930

Bikes: Light.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If they don't like what you do, **** 'em.
__________________
Ten tenths.
BananaTugger is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 05:57 PM
  #4  
dysFTP
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Local psych ward
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by umd View Post
Is there a picture attached to this that I can't see that would allow it to make sense?
It's not that hard.
dysFTP is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 05:59 PM
  #5  
seb1041
Senior Member
 
seb1041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Before your edit...there was no poll or text.
seb1041 is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:01 PM
  #6  
dysFTP
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Local psych ward
Posts: 815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by seb1041 View Post
Before your edit...there was no poll or text.
Yeah, yeah. Just f'n vote...
dysFTP is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:03 PM
  #7  
Second Mouse
....gets the cheese
 
Second Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 2,571

Bikes: Cannondale Synapse, Cannondale Caad 8, Wilier Triestina Jareen

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Assuming she's not the mother of my child(ren), it sounds like the SO has issues that will only get worse over time.

On the other hand, she probably hates your guts, is looking to get out of the relationship and knows this will be the death knell.

Cheers.
Second Mouse is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:05 PM
  #8  
Nanomite
Cat-1 Sailboat Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 112

Bikes: '90s GT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by dysFTP View Post
You come home one day and your SO presents you with an absolute ultimatum: either give up riding or s/he is gone.

What's your pick? No whining about him/her "never doing that cause they care about my health", blah, blah, blah - just choose.
Seriously? What happened?

Do you have kids? I can see someone like pcad just going all day everyday and his wife could careless. In fact, the more the better. UMD is kinda young (I think) rides a ton and might not have kids yet. But when he does, they'll be hitched behind him. And I hope he slows down.

But really...wtf?
Nanomite is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:06 PM
  #9  
Nanomite
Cat-1 Sailboat Racer
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 112

Bikes: '90s GT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I didn't vote btw...... I think it's a stupid serious question that doesn't make sense.
Nanomite is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:07 PM
  #10  
Karenjack241
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 125

Bikes: 2008 Cervelo Soloist Team

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bananatugger View Post
if they don't like what you do, **** 'em.
+1
Karenjack241 is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:07 PM
  #11  
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 28,387

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by dysFTP View Post
Yeah, yeah. Just f'n vote...
Maybe she wants to leave you because of your attitude problem, and not because of cycling?
umd is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:09 PM
  #12  
seb1041
Senior Member
 
seb1041's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Give up cycling but continue to shave your legs just to piss her off.
seb1041 is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:11 PM
  #13  
FreddyBoy
SmackTalk'rExtraordinaire
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: So. Jersey
Posts: 293

Bikes: LeMond Reno

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is it too early to consider this the lamest poll of the year?
FreddyBoy is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:13 PM
  #14  
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Posts: 15,378
Mentioned: 150 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1081 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 15 Posts
does your bike give you fulfillment? does your bike make you a better person?

can you snuggle with a bike on a cold night? can you even talk to your bike??

only you can answer these questions.
__________________
cat 1.

my race videos
mattm is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:17 PM
  #15  
<3 2 Ride 
Found my way
 
<3 2 Ride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: On the shore
Posts: 1,013

Bikes: Salsa Campeon, Specialized Crux, Bottechia Mixte

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Have a good life. I'm going to go ride my bike.
__________________
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon

<3 2 Ride is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:18 PM
  #16  
BananaTugger
CPM M4
 
BananaTugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The West Side (Of Rochester, NY).
Posts: 4,930

Bikes: Light.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mattm View Post
does your bike give you fulfillment? does your bike make you a better person?

can you snuggle with a bike on a cold night? can you even talk to your bike??

only you can answer these questions.
Yes. Yes. Maybe. Yes.
__________________
Ten tenths.
BananaTugger is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:30 PM
  #17  
icyclist 
Spin Meister
 
icyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,640

Bikes: Trek Émonda, 1961 Follis (French) road bike (I'm the original owner), a fixie, a mountain bike, etc.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Don't bother with a SO and this will never become a problem.
__________________
This post is a natural product. Slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and are in no way to be considered flaws or defects.
icyclist is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:31 PM
  #18  
BananaTugger
CPM M4
 
BananaTugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The West Side (Of Rochester, NY).
Posts: 4,930

Bikes: Light.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by icyclist View Post
Don't bother with a SO and this will never become a problem.
Works for me.
__________________
Ten tenths.
BananaTugger is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:39 PM
  #19  
BarracksSi
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
 
BarracksSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 13,854

Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mattm View Post
does your bike give you fulfillment? does your bike make you a better person?

can you snuggle with a bike on a cold night? can you even talk to your bike??

only you can answer these questions.
What I learned at work:

"Don't ask questions that you don't want to know the answers to."

About a SO -- if she doesn't like cycling at all, she's not a SO. The relationship wouldn't even get that far.
BarracksSi is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:45 PM
  #20  
SpongeDad
Overacting because I can
 
SpongeDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Mean Streets of Bethesda, MD
Posts: 4,552

Bikes: Merlin Agilis, Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I voted bye to the bikes.

Then again my wife's Trek is sitting in the middle of my family room and the Merlin she got me for my b'day is leaning against the wall, so I think I'm safe.
__________________
“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." (Churchill)

"I am a courageous cyclist." (SpongeDad)
SpongeDad is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:51 PM
  #21  
coldass
Just for fun...
 
coldass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 149

Bikes: Cinelli Pro Estrada, Serotta Ti, De Rosa Neo Primato, Turner Flux and Spot, Baum Espresso, Yeti ARC-X

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
She would have to be a filthy-rich-goddess-that farts roses and craps chocolate to be able to overcome the obvious lack of common interest or concern for my mental health to say "sure I'll give up riding darling - you just ask".

- The answer is, of course, what kind of 'life-mate' would not allow you to pursue your will - unless of course it was robbing 7-11's, having relations with crack *****s, or some other such dubious activity. -

Now if faced with feeding the kids, curing that mystery rash and keeping that SO off the street corner - bikes would go I guess. But only after losing three autos, three kayaks, a couple of TV's, 2-3 computers, pay-TV, net access, stamp collection, and most every other luxury etc....
coldass is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:52 PM
  #22  
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Posts: 15,378
Mentioned: 150 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1081 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
Don't bother with a SO and this will never become a problem.
Works for me.
yeah, i bet. =]

__________________
cat 1.

my race videos
mattm is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:56 PM
  #23  
BarracksSi
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
 
BarracksSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 13,854

Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by coldass View Post
She would have to be a filthy-rich-goddess-that farts roses and craps chocolate to be able to overcome the obvious lack of common interest or concern for my mental health to say "sure I'll give up riding darling - you just ask".
Hmm. If she's rich enough, she could support my fast car habit.
BarracksSi is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 06:59 PM
  #24  
longbeachgary
Senior Member
 
longbeachgary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Beautiful Long Beach California
Posts: 3,605

Bikes: Eddy Merckx San Remo 76, Eddy Merckx San Remo 76 - Black Silver and Red, Eddy Merckx Sallanches 64 (2); Eddy Merckx MXL;

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 142 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This issue comes up more with motorcycles than bicycles and I've seen many a man sell their mc's.
longbeachgary is offline  
Old 01-21-09, 07:06 PM
  #25  
tkehler
Senior Member
 
tkehler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: My family and I -- wife and two young children -- live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 723

Bikes: TST ti 'cross bike (commuter); Guru ti road bike; recumbent; Airnimal Chameleon folding racing bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
This issue comes up more with motorcycles than bicycles and I've seen many a man sell their mc's.
For what it is worth, I think the BIG difference is that bikes make you svelte and fit... and therefore sexier. And motorcycles make you fat, and reduce your IQ.

PS -- My wife supports my bike riding. She doesn't support my bike-related buying.

But I'm afraid I'd choose Miss Finland (my wife) over my bikes.
tkehler is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.