What does your wife/gf think of your bike(s)?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Cannonfish, Feb 10, 2010.

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What does your wife/gf think of your bike(s)? She is:

Poll closed Apr 11, 2010.
  1. so impressed with motorized bicycles that she wants one too, or else she already has one.

    20.0%
  2. unconcerned with how much time and/or money I spend on my MB, as long as I'm happy.

    49.1%
  3. convinced that this hobby is unsafe, and she is resentful of the time and/or money I spend on it.

    10.9%
  4. threatening to leave me if I don't find a new hobby, preferably one that doesn't require gasoline.

    1.8%
  5. nonexistent, so I can do whatever I want with my bike.

    18.2%
  1. sudjim

    sudjim New Member

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    My wife wants me to be happy. She allows me all the latitude I want. But I'm running out of room. I really need to get my 67 bug restored, but I keep spending money on bike stuff. I am the one in my house that stops me from spending too much money. I really want to do a trike, a tandem, a top speed bike and a top mpg bike. I just need more money and more free time.
     
  2. Dan

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    If I come home with a killer vintage Bike, I get that's "to pretty" (read gets confiscated) But if I come home with a big time expensive motor, I get "what's that" 21 years later and I am just learning that I gots the best woman ever. We now own 12 great vintage bicycles and 3 really cool MBs and counting. I love my life.
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    when i finished my 24" Colson (the one in the rustoration build-off) my neighbor's wife said "that's sooo cute..."

    i wanted to smack her in the kisser...
     
  4. andrewg225

    andrewg225 New Member

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    My Gf hate my hobby i spend to much time with my bike buddies she says .. and every time i come back from rideing she complains that i doun't ride her as much as i do my bike lol jk
     
  5. Nougat

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    My wife hates the bike, hates that I like the bike, hates every dime I spend on the bike, hates any time I spend on the bike, won't come anywhere near the bike. She gets to spend money on anything she wants, because those things are "for the house." I get to sneak out while she's picking up kids from school and ride around the block a few times before she gets back.
     
  6. hellhammered

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    That sounds rough bro, at least my wife sleeps during the day, so that will give me some good ride time come spring!
     
  7. Dan

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    Man, I really am a lucky dawg. Carol cooks at our get togethers/MB rallys, buys tools, parts for me and thinks you guys are a "hoot" She has never ridden one and has no interest.

    That is a thought! If your spouse does not like these things, invite some local MBers out for a ride and lunch. (cook out or resturant, what ever) But invite the wives/GFs/BFs/husbands or whom ever along. Make it a social thing that includes them. Carol was always cool about my addiction but after we went to a rally thing in Del., she was into it.

    (I gotta go call my wife an' tell her I love her. Been 4 hrs since last time, snork)


    r.ly.
     
  8. hellhammered

    hellhammered New Member

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    Does she have a sister? hehe....
     
  9. Spunout

    Spunout MB Builder Extraordinaire

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    GRIPE ALERT:
    even though she has a MB of her own (rides only 2x a year), i voted "convinced that this hobby is unsafe, and she is resentful of the time and/or money I spend on it." very non-supportive.
    its not the "unsafe" part thats the issue...just the time and money (even though bike-building pays for our toys).
    those of you whom have supportive wives/gf or whatever: be thankful. you're lucky.
     
  10. hellhammered

    hellhammered New Member

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    Absolutely!!! Hopefully I can do a build or two just to give her some 'shut up' money. ;)
     
  11. weekend-fun

    weekend-fun New Member

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    speaking that i dont have a gf.... i like to, um pretend ;)
     
  12. Dan

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    YOU'LL GO BLIND WEEK-END! (Kidding but will grow hair on your palms) ((stop looking at your palms))
     
  13. FileStyle

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    what can you say when ups or fed-ex come showing up!
     
  14. FileStyle

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    darn muffler bearing went out on the car, had to order a new one! the Kanooter valve is shot and needed replaced.Had to have it! my addiction is like the air I breathe, I have to have it!
     
  15. Dan

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    Rodger That File! (Cracked me up with "muffler bearing")((can you buy those in sets or only as stand alones?))
     
  16. Sharksfan

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    I had a gal say the same thing to me once. I said "Are you kidding me? Look at this thing. It's big, it's black, it has a MOTOR on it. There is nothing CUTE about a bicycle that goes 30mph. Now,if you want a cute bike my daughter has a cute bike. It is small and pink. Lady this bike is bad a**!"
     
  17. Homeless Bob

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    We're both old motorcyclers who have used motorcycles for primary transportation in our youths so.... as soon as I started looking at motorized bikes and talking about them with a friend, she looked at the pics and said firmly; "...Ohhhh... I'd like one of those!"

    I have the right partner, huh? LOL
     
  18. donutguy

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    I own my own company and my motorized bicycle is a promotional vehicle, so it's a tax write off. As long as the funds for my toys don't come out of household expenses......my wife doesn't care what the heck I do.
     

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