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Offline Dwerg

Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #40 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2020, 07:26:09 am »
Sorry Dwerg, just couldn't resist. Peanut, luckily you have a beamer
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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2020, 07:53:27 am »
Sorry Dwerg, just couldn't resist. Peanut, luckily you have a beamer

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Offline Dwerg

Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #43 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #44 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #45 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #46 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #47 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #48 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2020, 01:56:02 pm »
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Offline Lightrider

Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #50 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #51 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.
I don't always drop my bike, but when I do, I prefer to drop her in front of a crowd
 

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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #52 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #53 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2020, 04:47:35 pm »
my missus insists on the dirt road being ridden...occasionally  >:D
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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2020, 04:59:18 pm »
my missus insists on the dirt road being ridden...occasionally  >:D
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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #56 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #57 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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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #58 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?

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Re: Wife doesn't want me riding gravel.
« Reply #59 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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And girls are darn thankful for that