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It's Valentine's Day tomorrow...Do you still do your Saturday morning Group Ride???

Old 02-13-15, 08:41 AM
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It's Valentine's Day tomorrow...Do you still do your Saturday morning Group Ride???

Valentine's falling on a Saturday is a bit of an odd one, to be sure.

For those of us who have Saturday morning group rides (I usually look quite forward to them, especially as So Cal weather is pretty nice lately).....Are you planning on going?

Or can you feel the scowl of razor sharp eyelashes scratching at your soul, telling you...."Don't even think about it!"

And while my thought process is male to female.....I suppose this goes both ways. Anybody with an SO considering a ride tomorrow.

What say ye?
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These days are always off limits in my household: V day, Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas Eve & Day, Turkey Day, New Years Eve & Day, Wife & child birthdays, and prob some I've missed...

Mind you, my wife has never explicitly said 'no' to any of those days. Rather, this understanding is informed by good ol' common sense and a very healthy sense of self-preservation.
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We are expecting a high of 11F with 40 mph winds, so I think will skip any group rides that may pop up.

Early in my marriage, I probably would set aside all of Valentine's day. At this point, my husband only gets his birthday, Christmas, and our aniversary set aside. Anything else is fair game. Christmas is even questionable considering that I have done Thanksgiving and New Years rides.
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Originally Posted by loimpact
Valentine's falling on a Saturday is a bit of an odd one, to be sure.
You mean like once every seven years on average? That IS odd!

But don't give up your group ride just to do nothing with your wife. For the life of me I can't think of anything we would want to do together on a Saturday morning, Valentine's Day or not. Now the afternoon, that's different. But if you plan an activity related to Valentine's Day (or other significant event day) that interferes with the ride, then the ride has to suffer. But just to stare at each other and think, "Oh isn't this romantic!" Nah, I don't think so.

In case you think I don't share your concerns, Valentine's Day is my wedding anniversary (45 years), so I know whereof I speak. My wife would never think to force me to skip a morning ride. She is too busy sleeping in. It is all about balance.
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No group ride, its race day!
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
You mean like once every seven years on average? That IS odd!

But don't give up your group ride just to do nothing with your wife. For the life of me I can't think of anything we would want to do together on a Saturday morning, Valentine's Day or not. Now the afternoon, that's different. But if you plan an activity related to Valentine's Day (or other significant event day) that interferes with the ride, then the ride has to suffer. But just to stare at each other and think, "Oh isn't this romantic!" Nah, I don't think so.

In case you think I don't share your concerns, Valentine's Day is my wedding anniversary (45 years), so I know whereof I speak. My wife would never think to force me to skip a morning ride. She is too busy sleeping in. It is all about balance.
Ding ding ding!

Actually, we're riding a century together so I've got all the boxes checked. Valentine's day is a stupid made-up "holiday" anyway. The only thing dumber is Sweetest Day for the poor souls living in Michigan.
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Of course. I would never let a woman get in the way to doing what I love, even though they try so hard. There's plenty of time in the afternoon and evening for that loveydovey stuff, once the important things are taken care of in the morning.

Valentine's Day is a pretty terrible idea. If I was Saint Valentine, I wouldn't want people to dedicate a day to hump each other in my memory. That would be just creepy.
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My wife also is not going to be jumping out of bed at 7am to start celebrating Valentine's day. I can ride and be back in plenty of time to celebrate
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A made up holiday and you can't go for a ride? What kind of relationship makes those kind of demands? It's not as if you can't take her to dinner after the ride.
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Taking her hiking on Saturday to a remote alpine lake, then dinner. We'll both enjoy the hiking and the ...
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My lady is working from 7 to 7 tomorrow, so I'm free to do whatever I want. If she wasn't working, we would be riding together.
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Definitely. Especially considering the lack of riding I've been able to do since my entire family has been down with the stomach bug. It's time for me to de-stress and go for a ride.
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love and caring for your marriage/relationship are 365 days a year, not 1.

my riding and his climbing trump all other calendar events. we spend time together when it makes sense for both of us, and neither of us ask the other to forgo our sports for some externally dictated & irrelevant timing.

tomorrow i'm doing a group ride, he's in school most of the day and we'll have dinner together.
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Wind chill -30 degree F with high winds! I don't think so!
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My girlfriend and I have our Valentines day ride tomorrow planned for an 82 mile round trip from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, CO and back. A great way for some light altitude training and couples bonding! Not to mention some phenomenal riding and 60* weather!
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
. . . I can't think of anything we would want to do together on a Saturday morning, Valentine's Day or not. Now the afternoon, that's different. But if you plan an activity related to Valentine's Day (or other significant event day) that interferes with the ride, then the ride has to suffer.
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My wife also is not going to be jumping out of bed at 7am to start celebrating Valentine's day. I can ride and be back in plenty of time to celebrate
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love and caring for your marriage/relationship are 365 days a year, not 1.

my riding and his climbing trump all other calendar events. we spend time together when it makes sense for both of us, and neither of us ask the other to forgo our sports for some externally dictated & irrelevant timing.
+1 to all of the above.

If my wife told me she wanted to go out of town to celebrate V-Day, that's one thing. But last I heard, she was planning on going to the gym in the morning, or maybe she'll go for a run, or maybe we'll both go for a ride together. Now, the evening is different. I'll probably pick up a steak and some veggies to grill up (although my wife's preferences may trump my idea of steak), or who knows, maybe she'll want to go out to dinner.
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I probably will hang with the wife instead of the usual group ride. I can sneak off anytime for a ride , but making sacrificial points pay big.
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No riding tomorrow.. Instead I'll enjoy an early morning snowshoe trek. Then set aside the rest of the day for the wife and kids.
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Absolutely riding tomorrow. Be back by 4pm.
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It's 80 degree tomorrow in SO CAL.. ooooh YEAH baby!! you better believe I'll be out there with my group heading to Newport Coast early tomorrow morning.

When I get home, I expect a bomb ass breakfast waiting for me from the wifey. Life is good!!!
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Wife and I are doing a century together. So glad my wife loves riding!
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Yes, we certainly will. Hey, if you're not riding tandem on Valentine's, what makes you think it's going to last? Priorites, folks. Life is short.
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47 years ago,, my wife gave me heck for spending money on flowers for valentines day, birthday, or whatever it was. Might have even been anniversary........

One of the best things that ever happened to me................. LOL

It's been just a card, or a word, ever since!
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Originally Posted by loimpact
Or can you feel the scowl of razor sharp eyelashes scratching at your soul, telling you...."Don't even think about it!"

And while my thought process is male to female.....I suppose this goes both ways. Anybody with an SO considering a ride tomorrow.
My GF is far more likely to ride on a cold winter day than I am. But in the case of this year, the HIGH is supposed to be about 22 with strong winds and possible snow showers. Sunday is supposed to be worse, and Sunday night the forecast low is 4. Yes. 4. There won't be any riding in our household this weekend.

I may venture out in the car to run some errands. By mid to late afternoon I will start prep work for the lamb stew I will be making for dinner.
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Isn't a Tandem just a relationship accelerator? Whichever way your relationship is headed, the Tandem just gets you to that point faster...
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