He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by the black ros » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 08:42:00


My husband bought a bike!

I think I'm more e***d than he is!

Earlier this week he found a 2001 touring bike hiding in our favorite
LBS, on sale for about $300 off, and was very intrigued.  He test-rode
it, and it fit him perfectly.

This is a man who will happily spend large amounts of money on me or the
boys, but it's usually like pulling teeth to get him to buy himself a
pair of socks, much less anything pricey.  You could have knocked me
over with a feather when out of the blue he said to me, "Would it upset
you if I bought that bike?"

*blink*

Upset me?  UPSET ME???  I'm so tickled pink I can hardly contain myself!
  He really wants to ride with me!  He's really hooked!

*beam*

Oh, I found it on the manufacturer's website.  The frame on his bike is
a nice dark green, not the banana yellow pictured (I doubt my extremely
conservative husband would have bought the bike had it been that shade
of yellow).

http://SportToday.org/

-km

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He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by Paul Turne » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 11:49:58

Quote:
the black rose writes:
> My husband bought a bike!

I ride a Cannondale t800 touring bike every day and remain very happy with
it. I believe mine's from the same 2001 model year, but I have the "banana
yellow" one you say your husband would be too conservative to be seen on.
It's not built for speed, but I think it's a great city bike, commuter
bike, errand bike, and so forth. It's a good bike for big guys, with stiff
oversized aluminum tubing, and you can carry a lot of stuff on it with
ease. I hope he likes his.

Paul Turner

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by Zoot Kat » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 15:04:11

Wed, 15 Sep 2004 23:42:00 GMT,

Quote:

>  He really wants to ride with me!  He's really hooked!

With your new bike he was worried that he wouldn't be able to hang
onto your wheel any more.
--
zk

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by dirtylitterboxofferingstospamme » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 15:25:56

Quote:
>*blink*

>Upset me?  UPSET ME???  I'm so tickled pink I can hardly contain myself!
>  He really wants to ride with me!  He's really hooked!

>*beam*

Excellent. Before you know it, he'll be wearing Lycra cycling kit in clashing
lurid colours ;-)

Cheers, helen s

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He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by the black ros » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 00:36:33

Quote:

> the black rose writes:

>> My husband bought a bike!

> I ride a Cannondale t800 touring bike every day and remain very happy
> with it. I believe mine's from the same 2001 model year, but I have the
> "banana yellow" one you say your husband would be too conservative to be
> seen on.

Hey, don't blame me if he's stuffy.  He gets it from his father.

Me, if I get a bike for loaded touring, I'm HIGHLY tempted to get one in
a garish color, just to shock him.  His mother would get a kick out of that.

-km

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He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by maxo » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 09:01:32

Quote:

> My husband bought a bike!

Excellent! :D

I do find it highly amusing/irritating to see this comment on the bikes
spec page:

*Rack and fenders on European models only.

[shakes head]

Get that fellow some fenders! They're about as conservative as you get.

I've enjoyed mine for the last week riding every day in the rain, I got
wet but not dirty. :)

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by Chal » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 10:06:08


Quote:

> The frame on his bike is
> a nice dark green, not the banana yellow pictured (I doubt my extremely
> conservative husband would have bought the bike had it been that shade
> of yellow).

I have a buddy who used to be a canvasser for California Peace Action,
and he said that people with yellow houses were almost inevitably
Republicans.  Maybe Greens ar more likely to have yellow bikes and
dark green houses?

My first really nice bike, which I got around the time of my 19th
birthday, was a lavender 15-speed Cannondale MTB with white stem and
handlebars and pink grips.  It was totally rad.  :^)

Chalo Colina
"***in' twitchin'"

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by Dominic Sanso » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 11:20:35

the black rose Wrote:

Quote:
> I'm so tickled pink I can hardly contain myself!
> He really wants to ride with me!  He's really hooked!

Iknow just how you feel. "Do you think you could teach me how to ride a
bike" My wife said a couple of months ago. She never got a bike or
learned how to ride as a kid.

Then I had great joy/pain finding her a bike. I finally settled on a
Trek 7400.
http://trekbikes.com.au/catalogue.cgi?rm=product&product_id=26&subcat...

Brilliant bike - 8 speed hub gear... She's just learned how to ballance
and I've just put the pedals on...  can't wait to go riding together.

--
Dominic Sansom

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by maxo » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 16:20:54

Quote:

> Iknow just how you feel. "Do you think you could teach me how to ride a
> bike" My wife said a couple of months ago. She never got a bike or learned
> how to ride as a kid.

> Then I had great joy/pain finding her a bike. I finally settled on a Trek
> 7400.
> http://trekbikes.com.au/catalogue.cgi?rm=product&product_id=26&subcat...

nice choice for your wife! Internal hubs are great for beginners and old
timers alike. No fussy, just ridee

:D

I wish they sold that model here in the states, that's neato mosquito!!

:D :D

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by Karen » Sat, 18 Sep 2004 23:29:43

Quote:

> Iknow just how you feel. "Do you think you could teach me how to ride a
> bike" My wife said a couple of months ago. She never got a bike or
> learned how to ride as a kid.

> Then I had great joy/pain finding her a bike. I finally settled on a
> Trek 7400. ...

   Take her out on a tandem (one of those Schwinn Twinns they rent in
parks and at Mackinac Island) and let her feel the wind in her hair.
If she can get used to going fast with someone else driving, it might
make self-propulsion less intimidating.
HTH

--Karen M.
who bought a tandem to take my mama out...

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by Mark Weave » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 00:21:47


Quote:

> > Iknow just how you feel. "Do you think you could teach me how to ride a
> > bike" My wife said a couple of months ago. She never got a bike or
> > learned how to ride as a kid.

> > Then I had great joy/pain finding her a bike. I finally settled on a
> > Trek 7400. ...

>    Take her out on a tandem (one of those Schwinn Twinns they rent in
> parks and at Mackinac Island) and let her feel the wind in her hair.
> If she can get used to going fast with someone else driving, it might
> make self-propulsion less intimidating.

I once rode one of those heavy Schwinn Tandems through Chicago with an ***
woman who'd never learned to ride a bike as a kid (the wife of a friend of
mine).  It was kind of an adventure having somebody on back there with no
sense of how to balance a bike--it was a good thing that I weigh around 185#
and she was closer to 115#.  And even so there were a couple of moments
there ;)

Mark

 
 
 

He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by the black ros » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 05:26:54

Quote:


>>My husband bought a bike!

> Excellent! :D

> I do find it highly amusing/irritating to see this comment on the bikes
> spec page:

> *Rack and fenders on European models only.

> [shakes head]

Yeah, I felt the same way.  What, like Amurricans never ride bikes with
fenders?  Yeesh.

Quote:
> Get that fellow some fenders! They're about as conservative as you get.

I plan to, but not right away.  This man just spent more money on
himself than he has in.... I don't know how long.  I'll ease him into
the accessories.  It'll work better that way.

Quote:
> I've enjoyed mine for the last week riding every day in the rain, I got
> wet but not dirty. :)

Har.  I don't care either way, really, except that I hear that fenders
keep the drivetrain cleaner as well as the rider -- keeping the
drivetrain cleaner I can see going to the trouble for.

I hate, loathe and despise being cold AND wet though.  I'm a weenie.
I'm also small.  When my husband and I ride together in cool weather,
he's doing everything he can to shed body heat, and I'm working hard to
keep it.

Ivan is raining on us right now, and it's pretty cool too.  So I'm
profoundly reluctant to get on my bike.  But it's supposed to clear up
Sunday -- just in time for a nice Sunday ride.  :-D

-km

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He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by the black ros » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 05:35:09

Quote:


>>The frame on his bike is
>>a nice dark green, not the banana yellow pictured (I doubt my extremely
>>conservative husband would have bought the bike had it been that shade
>>of yellow).

> I have a buddy who used to be a canvasser for California Peace Action,
> and he said that people with yellow houses were almost inevitably
> Republicans.  Maybe Greens ar more likely to have yellow bikes and
> dark green houses?

Mmm, DH is a Republican and prefers the dark green bike (and the white
house), so I dunno.  He also wears tailored shirts and tasteful ties.
But not while riding.  *grin*

I'm a Democrat.  I'd ride the yellow bike, but a dark green house would
depress me.  I'd go for a yellow house, though.  And my rain jacket is
an eye-stabbing neon hot pink.

Yes, we often cancel each other out in local elections.  It's gotten to
be a running joke in our family.

-km

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He bought a bike! He bought a bike!

Post by the black ros » Sun, 19 Sep 2004 05:37:20

Quote:

> the black rose Wrote:

>>I'm so tickled pink I can hardly contain myself!
>>He really wants to ride with me!  He's really hooked!

> Iknow just how you feel. "Do you think you could teach me how to ride a
> bike" My wife said a couple of months ago. She never got a bike or
> learned how to ride as a kid.

> Then I had great joy/pain finding her a bike. I finally settled on a
> Trek 7400.
> http://trekbikes.com.au/catalogue.cgi?rm=product&product_id=26&subcat...

> Brilliant bike - 8 speed hub gear... She's just learned how to ballance
> and I've just put the pedals on...  can't wait to go riding together.

Very nice bike!

Ain't it great when your sweetie wants to ride with you?  I'm loving it.

-km

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