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Old 05-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #6466
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Looks fade. Selfish manipulative bitchiness doesn't. Actually gets worse as they realize their youth is fading.

Never ever EVER will i give up riding for a woman. Or anyone for that matter.
My wife's first husband died in a bike crash making her a young widow. She's never asked me to ride less and in fact, bought a New Bonnie so we can ride together. She knows it's in the blood.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #6467
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10 year old kid on a bmx

Stopped to get off the bike for a while, and give my butt a break. A kid comes over, and asks if I can do a wheelie, I made hand gestures, saying nope. Then he asks if I can do a burnout. I'm on a CRF250L, just shrugged my shoulders. I didn't want to toast him, I was him at that age.......
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #6468
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Never ever EVER will i give up riding for a woman. Or anyone for that matter.
That's why you find yourself one that rides! Mrs. XR4EVER (I guess she would be YZ4EVER) and family:

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #6469
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I bought my first GS from a guy who was about to get married to a chick who demanded he quit riding if they were to be married. So he was selling off his collection including the GS and, among other rides, a primo mid 60's Triumph TR6. The guy almost cried at the prospect of losing that TR.

Then she also insisted he get a dog which he frantically did not want and which confused him mightily. I had to explain a bit about dogs to him because he didn't have any idea what to do with it (it arrived as a 'rescue' that day).

I didn't keep in contact with him but I did wonder how that marriage worked out.
I would turn that around on her, with a list of demands of my own: "If we are getting married, you will need to learn to drive a stick, because I don't believe in automatics...or air conditioning" and "That dog needs some hunting training" and "Yeah, we're gonna need to get rid of some paintings, to make more space for animal heads".
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:37 PM   #6470
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I would turn that around on her, with a list of demands of my own: "If we are getting married, you will need to learn to drive a stick, because I don't believe in automatics...or air conditioning" and "That dog needs some hunting training" and "Yeah, we're gonna need to get rid of some paintings, to make more space for animal heads".
And... if I'm giving up my bikes, I get to nail anyone I want anytime I want.
That should settle things.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:26 PM   #6471
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I would turn that around on her, with a list of demands of my own: "If we are getting married, you will need to learn to drive a stick, because I don't believe in automatics...or air conditioning" and "That dog needs some hunting training" and "Yeah, we're gonna need to get rid of some paintings, to make more space for animal heads".
That was always my comparison: "I could be spending more time/money on hunting and fishing - a boat and a bunch of guns" ... didn't work of course
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #6472
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I'd show here the fucking door.

Dealt with that already. Started dating someone who after we started getting comfortable with eachother told me she wanted me to get rid of my bikes.

I told her to leave. Never talked to her much after that.


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Old 05-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #6473
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I'd show here the fucking door.

Dealt with that already. Started dating someone who after we started getting comfortable with eachother told me she wanted me to get rid of my bikes.

I told her to leave. Never talked to her much after that.


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Ex #1: "The bikes go or I go."
My reply: "Call your mom to help you pack, I'm going riding."

Ex #2, upon coming to my place and seeing my bikes (which at the time were all in one place): "Oh, those have got to go."
My reply: "Sorry honey, I don't care how awesome your blowjobs are, you don't get to appear in the middle of my life and make lifestyle-changing demands like that. I am who I am because of my bikes. See ya."

Ex #3: A repeat, "I hate that you ride those things, you're gonna die on them, get rid of them or I'm outta here."
My reply: The bikes were here long before you, are still here in spite of you, and will continue to be here long after you're gone."
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:19 PM   #6474
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Ex #1: "The bikes go or I go."
My reply: "Call your mom to help you pack, I'm going riding."

Ex #2, upon coming to my place and seeing my bikes (which at the time were all in one place): "Oh, those have got to go."
My reply: "Sorry honey, I don't care how awesome your blowjobs are, you don't get to appear in the middle of my life and make lifestyle-changing demands like that. I am who I am because of my bikes. See ya."

Ex #3: A repeat, "I hate that you ride those things, you're gonna die on them, get rid of them or I'm outta here."
My reply: The bikes were here long before you, are still here in spite of you, and will continue to be here long after you're gone."
That happened to friend of mine. He was an MX and Enduro racer for years, but the wife was giving him shit and he gave up bikes for a couple years. Finally he couldn't take it anymore and came home with a new dirtbike. She started raggin' and said "Either that thing goes, or I go!"

He said, "Pack your shit!" She did, and he's been riding ever since.




My wife asked if I liked riding "that damn bike" better then I liked riding her.

I said "Only when it's not raining" She's still around, and puts up with it, but I don't have nearly as many bikes as I should.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #6475
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That happened to friend of mine. He was an MX and Enduro racer for years, but the wife was giving him shit and he gave up bikes for a couple years. Finally he couldn't take it anymore and came home with a new dirtbike. She started raggin' and said "Either that thing goes, or I go!"

He said, "Pack your shit!" She did, and he's been riding ever since.




My wife asked if I liked riding "that damn bike" better then I liked riding her.

I said "Only when it's not raining" She's still around, and puts up with it, but I don't have nearly as many bikes as I should.
I went through the same damn thing. The big mistake is marrying someone who needs to be entertained every minute of her life. Never make the mistake of marrying someone because they're great in the sack. That's easy to find. The second time around, I married a lady with a graduate degree who was a career person. We have two incomes, no kids, and this year will be our 42nd anniversary.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #6476
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me: "so i'm taking up motorcycling. i'll make every effort not to die."

her: "okay. if you die, i'll desecrate your grave. also, i've always wanted a scooter. you do NOT get to monopolize OUR garage."

:-) and that's why we've had 17 years of great marriage.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:27 AM   #6477
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I just stay single; i've got a snowmobile and motorcycle in the garage, and the dog doesn't bitch about either of those.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:27 AM   #6478
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The lesson here: Find a girl that rides, or a girl that doesn't give a shit.

I prefer a girl that rides. So do most guys though.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:54 AM   #6479
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That was always my comparison: "I could be spending more time/money on hunting and fishing - a boat and a bunch of guns" ... didn't work of course
I've tried to explain that to people a few times. All guys are going to do some thing. Motorcycles, fishing, golf, alcoholism, gambling, whores. If you make him stop doing the thing he loves, he's liable to pick up something much worse.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:49 AM   #6480
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The lesson here: Find a girl that rides, or a girl that doesn't give a shit.

I prefer a girl that rides. So do most guys though.
Terrific advice - marry a girl who doesn't give a shit about you. I guess you are a marriage counselor.

How about marry a girl who rides or who understands that her man needs first to be his own man and that includes riding.
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