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post #1 of 9 Old May 21st, 2008, 8:24 am Thread Starter
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My wife just sent this to me. How many of us have been there?

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post #2 of 9 Old May 21st, 2008, 8:35 am
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been there or stay there?

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I have spent most of my married life there...Honey I thought I told you about the new bike
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A few years ago I went on a River Ride up the Mississippi from St Louis to Quincy, IL. I visited the Cycle shop in Quincy and to my delight there was a beautiful VTX 1800R I took a test ride... Left my 1100 Shadow (traded)
When I got home my wife, who hates bikes, looked at it then the big grin on my face and said, "Is that the same bike you left on?"
She has never let me forget it.. She has been on board for the last two..
She still hates bikes, but is starting to come around.. maybe..

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post #5 of 9 Old May 22nd, 2008, 7:00 am Thread Starter
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My addiction is model cars. She's been very good about it, but how many times have I wondered how I would explain it? "Yeah, it's one I've had for years, dear..."

But I've never had to do that.

Hard to slip a bike or car by her though - she's pretty sharp....

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Sorry, my wife was the one that pushed me back in to riding. First whe helped me find a Concours in mint condition and low milage, then the RT & LT I ride now. Sounds like some people may have just married the wrong (type of?) women.

PS: The ad however is a definitive classic. Loved it!

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My wife is a good one, too. When I first got back into riding, I didn't know if she would care for it or not, but she was ready to go and still is. BUT, she is good about keeping me in line financially and it is pretty clear no more running real cars can come home with me.... I would have to post a similar ad if I brought home another vehicle. There is a 54 Chev belair for sale in town and I'd love to have but I know better than to buy it without approval. : )

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Years ago, a co-worker and I were having lunch (beer was involved) on a Friday. We started the 'who wears the pants in your family' conversation. Fueled by beers and the encouragement of other co-workers, we ultimately decided that we, indeed, did wear the pants in our households, and were damn well going to prove it by leaving the restaurant, going to the Yamaha dealer down the street, and each buying a Virago 920 (left-over two year old units, dirt cheap). So we did.

Later that day, at home, I explained the purchase. My wife smiled, took our checkbook, and said she was going grocery shopping. I believe she was wearing pants when she left.

The next day, Saturday, a moving truck showed up. Fearing the worst, I started to ask a question, and was interuppted by my wife saying that since I had purchased a Yamaha, she did too. A 5'-8" Yamaha grand piano. She'd wanted one for years. It was being delivered by the movers.

When the movers left she told me that the checkbook was overdrawn.

Truth is, I enjoyed listening to her play that piano far more than I enjoyed riding the Virago, which I sold a couple of years later to pay one of my kid's high school tuition.

Fast forward fifteen years. It's Fathers Day weekend, I haven't had a motorcycle in years, my spare change having been used to put two kids through college and grad school, build a home, start a business, and so forth.

My wife asks if I'd like to go out for lunch, and we did. On the way to the restaurant she pulls into a HD dealer under the pretense of finding a birthday gift for her nephew. We walk in and are greeted by a salesman who seems to know her. He shakes my hand and says Hi Michael. My wife points to a beautiful Softtail Heritage Classic and asks 'Isn't that a beautiful bike?'

I'm a little confused, but say that it sure is, and she says "It's yours. Happy Fathers Day."

We've been motorcycling ever since.

Inside my 60 year old body is a 35 year old brain wondering what the hell happened.
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Perhaps, one day, he'll remove his balls from her purse.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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