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Title: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: 73 Peanut on October 31, 2020, 10:41:23 am
So I have fallen a good few times and  the wife has now eventually blown a gasket out of the blue this morning and said that I must only ride on the black stuff even though its more dangerous.  Is she trying to get rid of me or just concerned.   :imaposer: She saw me do a small wheelie last night and it seems to have triggered something as I was lucky to have walked away after the last time I flipped . Your thought about only riding on tar .
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Post by: elandsrider on October 31, 2020, 10:43:22 am
I saw there is a divorced dog thread here somewhere
🤣🤣
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Post by: Welsh on October 31, 2020, 10:44:32 am
Bad move, I learnt, only ride like a granny in front of your wife.  :sip:
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Post by: 73 Peanut on October 31, 2020, 10:57:06 am
Suppose it was my fault that triggered the reaction 12 hours later .
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Post by: RallyMan on October 31, 2020, 11:02:02 am
My pa het altyd gese..  Op Grond val jy hard maar op die Teer val jy Dood
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Post by: Bliknęrs on October 31, 2020, 11:17:15 am
Look on the bright side, you’re getting a new bike!
If that doesnt work, ignore the requst for a week or two and see if it blows over.
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Post by: Worsbeer on October 31, 2020, 11:37:14 am
Mens kry nie iets soos kwaai vrouens....


Net bang mans!

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Post by: LouisXander on October 31, 2020, 11:40:49 am
He's just using his wife as an excuse to buy a Crotchrocket.
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Post by: Bie on October 31, 2020, 11:43:31 am
Well, tell her the choice is hers. You have to ride, she can choose whether it will be gravel or the neighbour's wife.
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Post by: Welsh on October 31, 2020, 11:44:06 am
He's just using his wife as an excuse to buy a Crotchrocket.

And a Power Ranger suit.  :biggrin:
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Post by: WannaBeJoe on October 31, 2020, 01:00:25 pm
Some genius somewhere said: "When the lights go down, all girls are the same." Of course you cannot say that about the difference between riding gravel and riding tar .........
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Post by: Gérrard on October 31, 2020, 01:07:29 pm
Some genius somewhere said: "When the lights go down, all girls are the same." Of course you cannot say that about the difference between riding gravel and riding tar .........

Of soos my pa sę... as jy hulle op hulle koppe draai lyk hulle almal dieselfde.
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 31, 2020, 01:29:08 pm
The small weenie is the problem, I'd say......


Oh sorry, see now, it's a small wheelie........ :-[ :-[
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Post by: BuRP on October 31, 2020, 02:15:36 pm
Here's a novel idea!
I know, far fetched, unrealistic etc, but still, just an idea:
Tell her you will decide where you will ride?
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Post by: 73 Peanut on October 31, 2020, 03:35:10 pm
I am sure that the cause of me falling must be that the bike is to small not my weenie  :imaposer:
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Post by: jaybiker on October 31, 2020, 06:13:57 pm
Here's a novel idea!
I know, far fetched, unrealistic etc, but still, just an idea:
Tell her you will decide where you will ride?


Damn right! Grow a pair FFS!
Title: Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: hedleyj on October 31, 2020, 08:28:06 pm
The easiest or most difficult decision to make

The bike or the wife.

Easy if the tank on the bike is full, difficult if its dinnertime.
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Post by: Brewed_Coffee on November 01, 2020, 06:49:13 am
Take a leaf from my book-of-life .....

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Post by: Kamanya on November 01, 2020, 02:44:06 pm
This isn't really about gravel or tar. Today it's gravel, tomorrow it'll be another restriction.

Find out what the REAL issue is.

She's fearful of something, probably to do with losing you.

Take out another insurance policy that specifically makes her super independent if you kill or maim yourself on a bike with her as the sole beneficiary.
Title: Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: Welsh on November 01, 2020, 03:02:04 pm
This isn't really about gravel or tar. Today it's gravel, tomorrow it'll be another restriction.

Find out what the REAL issue is.

She's fearful of something, probably to do with losing you.

Take out another insurance policy that specifically makes her super independent if you kill or maim yourself on a bike with her as the sole beneficiary.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: I like your train of thought.  8)
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Post by: Gérrard on November 01, 2020, 03:40:05 pm
Has she started looking for a new place to live yet ? 
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Post by: Welsh on November 01, 2020, 03:43:39 pm
When I broached the subject of getting the BMW some years ago, I was met with a response I didn't expect, pretty much "if your mid life crisis is riding a motorcycle, and not knobing secretaries, go for it"  ::)
Title: Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: Kamanya on November 01, 2020, 05:35:36 pm
This isn't really about gravel or tar. Today it's gravel, tomorrow it'll be another restriction.

Find out what the REAL issue is.

She's fearful of something, probably to do with losing you.

Take out another insurance policy that specifically makes her super independent if you kill or maim yourself on a bike with her as the sole beneficiary.

 :biggrin: :biggrin: I like your train of thought.  8)

Take out the insurance.... but check your brakes regularly :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Post by: trevo on November 02, 2020, 08:13:49 am
End the sentence with" my ma was reg oor jou"
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Post by: Petrilkop on November 02, 2020, 11:54:06 am
Talk to her, woman to woman!
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Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on November 02, 2020, 12:25:30 pm
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Post by: Welsh on November 02, 2020, 12:31:06 pm
My only real injuries in the last decade were on a TTR 220 🙄
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Post by: Bie on November 02, 2020, 01:19:58 pm
Guys, in defense, I think all wives are concerned about safety when we ride, or should be in any case. Some might say it differently, but in the end I think it is simply genuine concern. At least you know your wife still has the hots for you. We all make sacrifices and if this is what it takes to make you as a couple happy, why risk it.
And those of you insinuating he is less of a man because he appreciates her view, shame on you.
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Post by: Mikie on November 02, 2020, 01:29:31 pm
Peanut, please clarify, she doesnt want you riding gravel, or she doesnt want you riding gravel alone?
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Post by: Grunder on November 02, 2020, 01:40:07 pm
Guys, in defense, I think all wives are concerned about safety when we ride, or should be in any case. Some might say it differently, but in the end I think it is simply genuine concern. At least you know your wife still has the hots for you. We all make sacrifices and if this is what it takes to make you as a couple happy, why risk it.
And those of you insinuating he is less of a man because he appreciates her view, shame on you.

I once heard a man say the following:

"A man who shaves his beard for a woman deserves neither of the two..."


Seems applicable here  :pot:
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Post by: RobC on November 02, 2020, 01:51:59 pm
Guys, in defense, I think all wives are concerned about safety when we ride, or should be in any case. Some might say it differently, but in the end I think it is simply genuine concern. At least you know your wife still has the hots for you. We all make sacrifices and if this is what it takes to make you as a couple happy, why risk it.
And those of you insinuating he is less of a man because he appreciates her view, shame on you.

I once heard a man say the following:

"A man who shaves his beard for a woman deserves neither of the two..."


Seems applicable here  :pot:
My vrou verstaan hoekom ek bike ry... en ek het nou ook 'n baard. >:D
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Post by: caconcepts on November 02, 2020, 02:00:53 pm
Some advise from around the world.......

The missus isn't talking to me. She said I ruined her birthday. I'm not
sure how...I didn't even know it was her birthday!

After too many beers, my mate asked if he could crash out on my sofa. I
had to explain to him that I'm married now, so that's where I sleep.

The missus said she's leaving me because I invade her privacy too often.
At least that's what it says in her diary.

As me and the missus headed off on a romantic holiday, we talked about
what kinky things we'd like to do to each other. She said, "I've always
wanted to be handcuffed."  So, I planted a kilo of cocaine in her suitcase.

Woman to husband: "Let's go out and have some fun tonight!” Husband:
"Okay, but if you get home before I do, leave the hall light on."

My mate is thinking about asking his ex-missus to re-marry him, but he's
worried she’ll think he is just after her for his money.

Two guys in a health club, one is putting on a pair of women’s lace
knickers.
1st guy: "Since when do you wear women's underwear?"
2nd guy: "Since the missus found ‘em in the glove box."

My missus left me for another bloke. All that lies ahead now is a
miserable, pointless life, with suicide seemingly the only way out. And
while the poor bugger's going through all that, I'll be down at the pub
with my mates every night!

My missus left a note on the fridge: "It's not working. I can't take it
anymore, I'm going to live with my mum."
I opened the fridge door, the light came on, the beer was cold. What the hell is she on about?"
Title: Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: 73 Peanut on November 02, 2020, 03:02:29 pm
 :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Post by: 0012 on November 02, 2020, 03:54:25 pm
End the sentence with" my ma was reg oor jou"

 :spitcoffee:   :lol8:    :imaposer:

Kry net asb iemand om solank n ambulaans gereed te he...
Title: Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: caconcepts on November 03, 2020, 03:52:07 pm
Peanut, you can thank me later....
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Post by: Skeltonsc on November 03, 2020, 09:59:22 pm
This isn't really about gravel or tar. Today it's gravel, tomorrow it'll be another restriction.

Find out what the REAL issue is.

She's fearful of something, probably to do with losing you.

Take out another insurance policy that specifically makes her super independent if you kill or maim yourself on a bike with her as the sole beneficiary.

I've done this...... seems strange that twice since then my front brake pads have simply fallen out  :deal: :deal: :deal: :deal: :deal:

 :biggrin: :biggrin: I like your train of thought.  8)
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Post by: Roxtar on November 04, 2020, 02:52:40 pm
Ride like a novice when she's watching and never wheelie when she is looking....

And you NEVER fell off the bike.... it was off a ledge while dismounting or tripping on way to bar... :lol8:
Title: Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: silberfuchs on November 04, 2020, 08:38:13 pm
In "Lady Windermere's Fan" Oscar Wilde lets an old gentleman say:
"The only way to conduct a marriage successfully is not to love your wife."

 :pot:
Title: Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
Post by: Exploratio on November 05, 2020, 07:11:34 am
Bad move, I learnt, only ride like a granny in front of your wife.  :sip:
and never, ever pop a wheelie with her on the back.
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Post by: LouisXander on November 05, 2020, 07:16:58 am
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Post by: Dwerg on November 05, 2020, 07:18:22 am
I told my wife before we got married that if she ever makes me choose between her and riding bikes, I’ll miss her terribly
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Post by: caconcepts on November 05, 2020, 07:26:09 am
Sorry Dwerg, just couldn't resist. Peanut, luckily you have a beamer
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 05, 2020, 07:53:27 am
Sorry Dwerg, just couldn't resist. Peanut, luckily you have a beamer

 :ricky: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Post by: Dwerg on November 05, 2020, 08:00:41 am
Sorry Dwerg, just couldn't resist. Peanut, luckily you have a beamer

I said wife not husband  >:D
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Post by: 73 Peanut on November 05, 2020, 09:27:01 am
Maybe Dwerg should organise a ride for us guy's that need to be super careful. :imaposer:  The only time that I have ridden with him I fell x4 times in the mud and he fell x1 . I am not scared to fall but it sux to get hurt .
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Post by: Firecoast on November 05, 2020, 09:41:37 am
Peanut, you can thank me later....

Now that makes total sense as I get asked that every night!  :imaposer:

But seriously. It isn't that she doesn't want you to ride the bike, it's just that you have shown her (in a roundabout way) that you are safer on tar and she wishes not to get one of those dreaded phone calls. Yes, it is completely illogical as you can get hurt anywhere, but in her mind the tar is the safest option.

That said, if I had to tell the other one to only ride tar he would tell me to get stuffed. I also know his riding capabilities and I worry more about his super kak driving skills than his riding skills... on the latter, he knows what he is doing and I also know the risk associated with it, but I wouldn't dream of stopping him doing it.

If I get that phone call one day I do hope it was on the bike and swift. It won't make things easier, but at least he went out doing something he completely and truly loved.
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Post by: Straatkat on November 05, 2020, 10:41:35 am
Bad move, I learnt, only ride like a granny in front of your wife.  :sip:
and never, ever pop a wheelie with her on the back.

But it wheelie's really nice with the added weight at the back!!
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Post by: Gérrard on November 05, 2020, 10:46:25 am
What she does not know can't worry her. Don't let her see you doing shit.
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Post by: jaybiker on November 05, 2020, 01:23:04 pm
Not too sure really, whether it's great to have a wife who wouldn't dream of commenting on what, when or where I ride.

Or not so good to have one who doesn't give a shit.
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Post by: teebag on November 05, 2020, 01:56:02 pm
 :thumleft:
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Post by: Lightrider on November 05, 2020, 02:21:02 pm
I don't get the problem, to me that is an invitation to move to hard enduro.
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Post by: AntVan on November 05, 2020, 04:08:59 pm
I negotiated to go for training with my wife. In the end it was the best decision.
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Post by: AntVan on November 05, 2020, 04:10:24 pm
I negotiated to go for training with my wife. In the end it was the best decision.
Okay. That came out wrong. When my wife was unhappy after a small side stand incident, I negotiated with her and the end result was I must go for training. Which I did. And which helped me immensely.
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Post by: caconcepts on November 05, 2020, 04:36:52 pm
I negotiated to go for training with my wife. In the end it was the best decision.

Phew, glad you clarified that.....
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Post by: Rufus115 on November 05, 2020, 04:47:35 pm
my missus insists on the dirt road being ridden...occasionally  >:D
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Post by: RobC on November 05, 2020, 04:59:18 pm
my missus insists on the dirt road being ridden...occasionally  >:D
MD has the habit of tapping my shoulder and pointing to a side road... some are longer than she thinks... :biggrin:
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Post by: Fudmucker on November 06, 2020, 06:57:18 am
Double / Triple your life insurance, make her the beneficiary and she'll stop objecting.  :sip:
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Post by: Bie on November 06, 2020, 07:07:53 am
Double / Triple your life insurance, make her the beneficiary and she'll stop objecting.  :sip:
This is a big risk, almost like begging to sabotage your brakes.
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 06, 2020, 07:15:08 am
Perhaps, if you look at another member's motto; "When the river runs red, take the dirt road instead", your wife is asking you something else completely?

 :pot: :pot: :pot: :pot: :pot:
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Post by: >>Thump°C on November 06, 2020, 09:31:48 am
It's just because you like to boast about how dangerous you live and that makes her scared.
You need to explain you've lost your nerve to ride fast and gravel especially.

And when you get home from a "tar" ride and your bike is dirty and full of mud,...
 explain how it's so scary because the cars force you off the road and your so grateful you learned to ride gravel so well , because it's so much safer than being on the tar.

Then advertise your bike for sale on here.

But jokes aside, mocking the wife's fear and saying things to make her more nervous are making the problem worse.
And prove you are being more safety conscious and not falling anymore.

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Post by: Fudmucker on November 06, 2020, 10:28:13 am
Double / Triple your life insurance, make her the beneficiary and she'll stop objecting.  :sip:
This is a big risk, almost like begging to sabotage your brakes.

If you aren't checking your bike before you ride, you deserve whatever happens.
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Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on November 06, 2020, 11:51:16 am
A tree dies without its roots and food. My life is rooted in off road bikes. If any one tries to kill the tree they will find out I am a Leadwood!
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Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 06, 2020, 02:13:53 pm
My vrou het lankal opgegee met my. As ek weg is op die bike, en die foon lui, ry sy solank hospitaal toe.

Gravel, teer, albei crash ewe lekker.

Anyway, al ry jy net teer, teen die tyd dat jy crash is jy in elk geval op gravel...... :imaposer:
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Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on November 06, 2020, 02:35:47 pm
My vrou het lankal opgegee met my. As ek weg is op die bike, en die foon lui, ry sy solank hospitaal toe.

Gravel, teer, albei crash ewe lekker.

Anyway, al ry jy net teer, teen die tyd dat jy crash is jy in elk geval op gravel...... :imaposer:

Never thought of it that way  :laughing4:

On gravel you just wait for the pain to start. On tar the lights just go out.
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Post by: 73 Peanut on November 06, 2020, 07:18:04 pm
Thanks to all of you guy's talking so much crap my wife has realised that I need to ride or I won't be happy .
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Post by: Welsh on November 06, 2020, 07:29:17 pm
Thanks to all of you guy's talking so much crap my wife has realised that I need to ride or I won't be happy .

Peanut, thank your wife the guys had so much fun in this thread.  :thumleft:
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Post by: BuRP on November 06, 2020, 09:51:32 pm
Thanks to all of you guy's talking so much crap my wife has realised that I need to ride or I won't be happy .

On dirt?