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My Girlfriend is cooler than your girlfriend...

Old 02-02-06, 02:05 PM
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My Girlfriend is cooler than your girlfriend...

because she knit me helmet earwarmers!




She found the pattern off of menknit.com and whipped these puppies up for me. I've tolerated NYC winters pretty well thus far (50 degrees today doesn't hurt), but the windchill on my ears gets to me sometimes. These just slide over your helmet straps and are super snug after you clip the straps.
If tonight is anything like last night I'll be trying them out in a few hours.

She's making a second set for herself and is considering selling pairs if they work well. I suggested that she line them with gore windstopper, but I don't know where to buy it as a fabric alone.
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Old 02-02-06, 02:06 PM
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haha thats awesome
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
She's making a second set for herself and is considering selling pairs if they work well. I suggested that she line them with gore windstopper, but I don't know where to buy it as a fabric alone.
i seem to remember having seen a few bolsters of it at moods in midtown. she might give them a call.
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now THAT is a good idea!

i bet she could make some bank on those if she knit a bunch for a bikeshop or two!
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I looked at that menknit website a week ago, some pretty cool stuff there. My wife knits as well, but she still hasn't knit me my beanie yet.
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yeah, those are pretty nice! I prefer getting a Zipp Disc wheel for Christmas. Cool that.
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my girlfriend would have been the best girlfriend ever if she had taken my hint to purchase those two matching 1960's cinelli's that were up on ebay. they were $9k at first and she said, jokingly, "aw, i would... but if only they were just a touch cheaper." her joke (and my prayers) were answered when the seller lowered the b.i.n. to $3k for the pair. she had no reason to not purchase them now, as she had admitted that she'd get them if they were cheaper. apparently i don't understand sarcasm. but for a minute, when i saw that they were cheaper and i totally figured she'd just buy them now, she was the best girlfriend in the galaxy.

now she is just a cool girlfriend. she doesn't care for bikes one single bit. just like i don't care for her balet.

you guys make me endlessly jealous, with your supportive gals. cheers to you all, now please don't smear it in my face anymore! it hurts.
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Old 02-02-06, 02:33 PM
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I forgot to mention the Park TS-3 and Spoke Tension Meter I received for my birthday. Or did I already mention that? Either way, here it is again.

Drac - maybe it is time to check out ballet...
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does she have a sister?


(someone was bound to ask. i just wanted dibs.)
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I wish I had such a cool girlfriend.
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I'm trying. She taught me about history of ballet slippers, and how they went from being handmade things of beauty to impersonal, machine made "objects" and I easily (selfcenteredly) likened it to bicycle frames. I think the best ones were Italian made, too, so that's another connection in my head for us to bond over. Ballet is cool I guess. I like Russian stuff too, and she can help me pronounce all the names in my dear Pushkin, Nabokov and Tolstoi.
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Originally Posted by transplant
does she have a sister?


(someone was bound to ask. i just wanted dibs.)
you aren't just given someone like this, you have to earn their companionship.
Listen and learn.
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My girlfriend has tattoos on her boobs and rides this:
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Originally Posted by [165]
you aren't just given someone like this, you have to earn their companionship.
Listen and learn.

yeah, you're right, my jokes suck
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Originally Posted by transplant
yeah, you're right, my jokes suck
My bad. I was funnin' too. But not really.
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wow! your room is messy. cool earwarmers though.
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oh man, i smell a bad (sexist) joke coming here...
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Originally Posted by lyledriver
My girlfriend has tattoos on her boobs and rides this:

Is she a midget ?
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if she is, she could be makin big bucks in the circus... that bike is clownin!
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21" top tube + Sram T3 hub = sea wall cruising only.

She's cool and all, but apparently not 'fixed gear' cool.
Whatever that means.
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Originally Posted by lyledriver
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21" top tube + Sram T3 hub = sea wall cruising only.

She's cool and all, but apparently not 'fixed gear' cool.
Whatever that means.
c'mon dude - everyone here gets their fair share of friendly abuse around here. Consider it a mark of kindred-ness. As bass-ackwards as that sounds.

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in november my gf knitted me some arm warms for my birthday . in january she moved in with a guy who i thought was our friend. it sucks pretty bad, but i still wear the arm warms.
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Originally Posted by drac_vamp
she doesn't care for bikes one single bit. just like i don't care for her balet.

you guys make me endlessly jealous, with your supportive gals.
At least you two can still share tights
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I want a partner who isn't overly impressed by bicycles. Someone who rides to work, rides to the bar, but isn't going to get all bike snob on my ass or repeatedly buy innapropriate bike parts (adjustable angle stems, stupid light wheels, wrong size frames) and ask me to make them work. Few things suck worse than riding with someone who acts hurt if you drop them and gets offended if you take it easy.

I would take a dancer over a messenger any day. rule #12.
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
At least you two can still share tights
point for you, my friend!

we "could", but i don't know if we'd want to. she's a good 14 inches shorter than me, which would make for some discomfort in tights-sharing, i'm sure!
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