Why I love my wife.....

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  1. Spider

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    "Trentus" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > And the next question, what do ppl do with bikes on a roof rack, to stop themselves accidentally
    > driving into the garage with the bike on the roof. I know our garage wouldn't allow my vehicle in
    > with the bike on the roof, either the garage or the bike would lose the argument. Whilst I think
    > both would lose to some extent, I suspect the bike would lose more drastically.

    I tape a big ol' sign on my garage door opener that says "BIKES!!!!"

    So far, no probs. (But I also never go into drive-thrus or any other low-clearance area - mostly
    because of that big fecking note on my garage door opener!)

    Spider
     


  2. Shaun Rimmer wrote:

    > <SM> Also. Aye Penny - I'm more than a little aware of what makes a relationship flourish. As for
    > 'dinging' someone, I said here recently, I'm currently seeing a _very_ special woman - we have
    > just the right mix of parallels, convergences, and differences. Our outlooks are very similar,
    > even though our opinions may differ. It seems we'll do just fine in our mutual support of each
    > other's individual passions, and we seem to have an inordinately large number of joint ones too.
    > She's also a kind and genuine girl, and just as bloody daft as I am, which helps ',;~} This is the
    > type of relationship I'd always hoped for, but never expected. (Despite my protestations
    > otherwise, I am quite the opposite of cynical when it comes to relationships). I wish more people
    > managed to find the right person in life, but it's a big world, and we are many types. </SM>

    Someone pass the bucket...

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  3. "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]... I am quite the opposite of cynical when it comes to
    > relationships). I wish more people managed to find the right person in
    life,
    > but it's a big world, and we are many types. </SM>
    >
    > Cheers Penny.
    >
    > Shaun aRe - Yeah, so what if I'm a soft f*cker?!?
    >
    > ',;~}

    never stop working at it... never ever take it as a given...
     
  4. Jan Sacharuk

    Jan Sacharuk Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Trentus wrote:

    >> Hey, we're cyclists here. Part of the fun of riding a bike is not using any gas and being able to
    >> take the moral high ground.
    >
    > So this shipping company he'd use - Would they ride the bike down there? Or maybe walk it down
    > there? Nope, they'd send it in a gas or diesel burning vehicle. Thus the total emissions level may
    > in fact be greater than just the little extra burned by a volvo with some extra air resistance.
    > And I'd be almost certain that the air resistance of a forward facing bike on a roof rack would be
    > less than the resistance from a sideways mounted bike on a rear bike beak.

    Actually, you're probably wrong. The EXTRA amount of fuel that the courier vehicle would be burning
    because of the bike (which weighs something in the neighborhood of 10kg) would be fairly negligible.
    The only way your argument makes sense is if the courier is ONLY carrying the bike, and has to make
    a special trip. The courier will make the trip regardless of whether the bike is on the
    truck/plane/whatever or not. The fuel economy of the truck per item gets better when there's more
    stuff being carried.

    For a simplistic analogy, think of a bus. The REAL fuel savings comes when you've got a full bus,
    despite the fact that the bus certainly burns more fuel than a small car.

    > But this begs the question - Truck drivers have wedges on the roof to help the air flow better up
    > and over the trailer. I wonder if someone has thought of a plastic shield to put over the front of
    > a bike on a roof rack to make it more streamlined?

    To be entirely pedantic, it doesn't beg the question, it prompts the question. This is begging the
    question: http://skepdic.com/begging.html (To be fair, you can't be blamed for using it like you
    did. Common usage has started to corrupt our language. Anyway...)

    JS

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  5. Penny S

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    "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > penny s <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >. Maybe someday
    > > you'll ding someone...
    > >
    > > </serious>
    >
    > <SM> Also. Aye Penny - I'm more than a little aware of what makes a relationship flourish. As for
    > 'dinging' someone,

    oops that should read "find" someone. I have one finger of one hand splinted and I'm trying to
    edit/spellcheck everything but that one went right by...

    penny
     
  6. John Harlow

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    "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > John Harlow <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > > Yer a lucky guy John - not everyone ends up married to someone who
    cares
    > > > about their passions and needs, and is generally thoughful. In fcat
    not
    > > > enough do....
    > >
    > > The only thing which tops it is to have a woman as much into the sport
    as
    > I.
    >
    > Aye - the woman I'm seeing at the moment is as much into the sport as me. She doesn't much care
    > for mountainbiking though.
    >
    > > Paradise I tell ya...
    >
    > Try telling that to my aching bollox.
    >
    >
    > Shaun aRe does a great John Wayne impersonation.

    I was referring to the sport *at* hand...
     
  7. G.T.

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    Trentus wrote:
    > "Jan Sacharuk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >>In article <[email protected]>, Jay
    >
    > wrote:
    >
    >>>What really hits your pocketbook more? Shipping a bike versus a slight increase in gas
    >>>consumption? I would suspect that shipping a bike would cost much more than the decreased gas
    >>>mileage.
    >>
    >>Hey, we're cyclists here. Part of the fun of riding a bike is not using any gas and being able to
    >>take the moral high ground.
    >
    >
    > So this shipping company he'd use - Would they ride the bike down there? Or maybe walk it down
    > there? Nope, they'd send it in a gas or diesel burning vehicle. Thus the total emissions level may
    > in fact be greater than just the little extra burned by a volvo with some extra air resistance.

    No, because it would be packed along with alot of other stuff.

    > And I'd be almost certain that the air resistance of a forward facing bike on a roof rack would be
    > less than the resistance from a sideways mounted bike on a rear bike beak.

    No, the rear-mounted bike is riding in the slip stream.

    >
    > But this begs the question - Truck drivers have wedges on the roof to help the air flow better up
    > and over the trailer. I wonder if someone has thought of a plastic shield to put over the front of
    > a bike on a roof rack to make it more streamlined?
    >

    Yes, already been done to a small extent.

    > And the next question, what do ppl do with bikes on a roof rack, to stop themselves accidentally
    > driving into the garage with the bike on the roof. I know our garage wouldn't allow my vehicle in
    > with the bike on the roof, either the garage or the bike would lose the argument. Whilst I think
    > both would lose to some extent, I suspect the bike would lose more drastically.
    >

    Either remember or lose your bike. Some people hang doodads from their rearview mirror. My friend is
    working on a patent for a device that will never let you forget your bike is on top.

    Greg

    --
    "Walking under ladders for a living You know we should be running round in pubs and bars We know
    we'll never grow short And we'll never grow tall" - the Mekons
     
  8. Michael Dart

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    "Mark Hickey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Trentus" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >And the next question, what do ppl do with bikes on a roof rack, to stop themselves accidentally
    > >driving into the garage with the bike on the
    roof.
    >
    > It's easy - when you load the bike on the roof, move the garage door opener somewhere else. I just
    > move it from one visor to the other, which is enough to remind me "something's different".
    > Alternatively you might put it in the glovebox or other "very unusual place".
    >

    If it were me I'd have to lock it in the trunk. Sometimes I'm so brain dead after a ride it would
    take getting out of the vehicle to act as a reminder. Very good idea though.

    Mike
     
  9. Cinder Girl

    Cinder Girl Guest

    "penny s" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > penny s <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >. Maybe someday
    > > > you'll ding someone...
    > > >
    > > > </serious>
    > >
    > > <SM> Also. Aye Penny - I'm more than a little aware of what makes a relationship flourish. As
    > > for 'dinging' someone,
    >
    > oops that should read "find" someone. I have one finger of one hand splinted and I'm trying to
    > edit/spellcheck everything but that one went right by...
    >
    > penny
    >
    >

    I knew I was dinged the first time I saw my husband ;)
     
  10. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    penny s wrote:

    > oops that should read "find" someone. I have one finger of one hand splinted

    That's a warning to everyone to avoid kinky sex...
     
  11. On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 08:03:58 +0000, Michael Dart did issue forth:

    >> It's easy - when you load the bike on the roof, move the garage door opener somewhere else. I
    >> just move it from one visor to the other, which is enough to remind me "something's different".
    >> Alternatively you might put it in the glovebox or other "very unusual place".
    >>
    >
    > If it were me I'd have to lock it in the trunk. Sometimes I'm so brain dead after a ride it would
    > take getting out of the vehicle to act as a reminder. Very good idea though.

    Or if you really need the fact that there's a bike on the roof of your car, get a wedge bag and
    store the transmitter under the saddle!

    --
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  12. Michael Dart

    Michael Dart Guest

    "Cinder Girl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "penny s" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > penny s <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > >. Maybe someday
    > > > > you'll ding someone...
    > > > >
    > > > > </serious>
    > > >
    > > > <SM> Also. Aye Penny - I'm more than a little aware of what makes a relationship flourish. As
    > > > for 'dinging' someone,
    > >
    > > oops that should read "find" someone. I have one finger of one hand splinted and I'm trying to
    > > edit/spellcheck everything but that one went right by...
    > >
    > > penny
    > >
    > >
    >
    > I knew I was dinged the first time I saw my husband ;)
    >

    Fecking roadies get all the girls. ;^)

    Mike - either that or he hit her in a crosswalk.
     
  13. Bomba

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    Cinder Girl wrote:

    > I knew I was dinged the first time I saw my husband ;)

    That'll be the rohypnol kicking in...
     
  14. Penny S

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    "bomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > penny s wrote:
    >
    > > oops that should read "find" someone. I have one finger of one hand splinted
    >
    > That's a warning to everyone to avoid kinky sex...
    >

    the best injuries are all stupidity related. Remember my friends whose kid died? I has just come
    home from visiting them, exceedingly upset, sliced my left hand with a knife, proceeded to blow the
    extensor tendon on my right middle finger while dabbing blood off the carpet. You can look up
    "mallet finger" if you want. My kids love to say "mom quit flipping me off"!

    penny
     
  15. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Huw Pritchard <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 08:03:58 +0000, Michael Dart did issue forth:
    >
    > >> It's easy - when you load the bike on the roof, move the garage door opener somewhere else. I
    > >> just move it from one visor to the other, which is enough to remind me "something's different".
    > >> Alternatively you might put it in the glovebox or other "very unusual place".
    > >>
    > >
    > > If it were me I'd have to lock it in the trunk. Sometimes I'm so brain
    dead
    > > after a ride it would take getting out of the vehicle to act as a
    reminder.
    > > Very good idea though.
    >
    > Or if you really need the fact that there's a bike on the roof of your car, get a wedge bag and
    > store the transmitter under the saddle!

    Sounds like a solid idea. My mate just puts a gret big sign on the bottom of the windscreen. You
    could always put a sign on the door remote saying: "Watch fer the bikes ya fecking eejit!", only in
    the language appropriate to your particular local, of course.......

    Shaun aRe
     
  16. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    Huw Pritchard wrote:
    > On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 08:03:58 +0000, Michael Dart did issue forth:
    >
    >
    >>>It's easy - when you load the bike on the roof, move the garage door opener somewhere else. I
    >>>just move it from one visor to the other, which is enough to remind me "something's different".
    >>>Alternatively you might put it in the glovebox or other "very unusual place".
    >>>
    >>
    >>If it were me I'd have to lock it in the trunk. Sometimes I'm so brain dead after a ride it would
    >>take getting out of the vehicle to act as a reminder. Very good idea though.
    >
    >
    > Or if you really need the fact that there's a bike on the roof of your car, get a wedge bag and
    > store the transmitter under the saddle!
    >

    Yeah, but how does that help with the McDonalds drive-thru. Thankfully petrol stations almost all
    have high roofs for RVs nowadays.

    Greg

    --
    "Walking under ladders for a living You know we should be running round in pubs and bars We know
    we'll never grow short And we'll never grow tall" - the Mekons
     
  17. Cinder Girl

    Cinder Girl Guest

    "Michael Dart" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Cinder Girl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "penny s" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > >
    > > > > penny s <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > >. Maybe someday
    > > > > > you'll ding someone...
    > > > > >
    > > > > > </serious>
    > > > >
    > > > > <SM> Also. Aye Penny - I'm more than a little aware of what makes a
    relationship
    > > > > flourish. As for 'dinging' someone,
    > > >
    > > > oops that should read "find" someone. I have one finger of one hand splinted and I'm trying to
    > > > edit/spellcheck everything but that one
    went
    > > > right by...
    > > >
    > > > penny
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > > I knew I was dinged the first time I saw my husband ;)
    > >
    >
    > Fecking roadies get all the girls. ;^)
    >
    > Mike - either that or he hit her in a crosswalk.
    >
    >

    Nah ... its the foreigners taking all the girls, or at least that's what my guy friends say ;) Of
    course now they claim to like him better than me. Damn unfaithful friends!

    CG -- it was the sexy Antonio Banderas accent :)~
     
  18. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    Michael Dart wrote:

    > Fecking roadies get all the girls. ;^)

    Usually they get all the boys.

    > Mike - either that or he hit her in a crosswalk.

    WTF's a "crosswalk"?
     
  19. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    penny s wrote:

    > the best injuries are all stupidity related. Remember my friends whose kid died?

    Er, sorry...

    I has just come home from visiting them, exceedingly upset, sliced my
    > left hand with a knife, proceeded to blow the extensor tendon on my right middle finger while
    > dabbing blood off the carpet. You can look up "mallet finger" if you want. My kids love to say
    > "mom quit flipping me off"!

    Ouch!
     
  20. Michael Dart

    Michael Dart Guest

    "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > Huw Pritchard <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > On Thu, 12 Dec 2002 08:03:58 +0000, Michael Dart did issue forth:
    > >
    > > >> It's easy - when you load the bike on the roof, move the garage door opener somewhere else. I
    > > >> just move it from one visor to the other, which is enough to remind me "something's
    > > >> different". Alternatively you might put it in the glovebox or other "very unusual place".
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > > If it were me I'd have to lock it in the trunk. Sometimes I'm so
    brain
    > dead
    > > > after a ride it would take getting out of the vehicle to act as a
    > reminder.
    > > > Very good idea though.
    > >
    > > Or if you really need the fact that there's a bike on the roof of your car, get a wedge bag and
    > > store the transmitter under the saddle!
    >
    > Sounds like a solid idea. My mate just puts a gret big sign on the bottom
    of
    > the windscreen. You could always put a sign on the door remote saying: "Watch fer the bikes ya
    > fecking eejit!", only in the language appropriate
    to
    > your particular local, of course.......
    >
    > Shaun aRe
    >

    Somecompany was selling red flags that attached to the bottom of the garage door with the word
    'bike' on it in big letters.

    Mike
     
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