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So, like...I married a weirdo. (Read 1624 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    See.

     

    Someday I need one of those, too.  First I need a regular mountain bike ('cause my 11 year old has taken over my 1-size-too-small-for-me mountain bike).

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


    day after day sameness

      Well...at least you care enough to notice. Indiffernce is a killer.

      Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


      A Saucy Wench

        That's gonna take some good chain lube.

        I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

         

        "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


        Needs more cowbell!

          That's gonna take some good chain lube.

           

          Yeah, he realized after the fact that he's going to have to totally redo all the cables...but he says it was totally worth it! Tongue It was hilarious eavesdropping on the conversations on the beach as he was riding around out there.  People were all "WTF, there's a BIKE IN the lake!"  Then people were stopping to ask him about it.

          I shoot pretty things! ~

          '14 Goals:

          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


          You'll ruin your knees!

            Well, at least you've got that married a weirdo thing in common, now don't'cha

            ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)


            Needs more cowbell!

              Well, at least you've got that married a weirdo thing in common, now don't'cha

               

              Ha, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to jump on that. Big grin

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


              Am I doing this right?

                That looks like a ton of fun.  

                 

                My kind of weird.

                No excuses....


                Needs more cowbell!

                  That looks like a ton of fun.  

                   

                  My kind of weird.

                   

                  I got to ride one of those bikes once this Winter...unfortunately there was hardly any snow.  But it floated right over the snow and sand we encountered.  Not fast, but really fun and stable.

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                    I used to mountain bike a lot when I was a kid. We built a ramp into a little pond back in the woods where we used to ride, and in the summer we would jump our bikes into the pond. The water would catch the wheels, slow the bike down pretty suddenly, and you could do a flip over the handlebars. Not the same thing, but this reminded me of that.


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Hmmm...I should suggest the ramp possibility to DH.  There is a pier at that beach.  DS thinks his dad should just ride off the pier.  The bike floats, so it's not like he'd lose it at the bottom of Lake MI! Big grin

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                        After spending too much time searching for our bikes at the bottom of a muddy creek that we jumped them into as kids, we started putting life jackets on them.  Worked pretty good.

                        Age: 46 Weight: 200 Height: 6'2" (Goal weight 195)

                        Current PR's:  Mara 3:48:09; HM 1:43:26; 10K 43:59; 5K 21:27


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          After spending too much time searching for our bikes at the bottom of a muddy creek that we jumped them into as kids, we started putting life jackets on them.  Worked pretty good.

                           

                          DS actually used DH's childhood bike until he outgrew it.  I have no doubts that that thing would sink like a rock.  I don't think the tubes on that thing were even hollow steel...they felt like steel filled with concrete.  And the wheels were tanks, too.

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                          Cool Jump Suit

                            That does look like fun.  Maybe a cross-training workout?  I did the same thing as Jeff as a kid.  The ramp idea looked a lot cooler than what it ended up being.  That's life....

                            The kiss goodnight, it comes with me,
                            Both wrong and right, our memories. 
                            The whispering before we sleep,
                            Just one more thing that you can't keep.

                            Our favorite place we used to go,
                            The warm embrace that no one knows.
                            The lovin' look that's left your eyes,
                            But I know in time we'll find this was no surprise.

                              You are married to a weirdo, but mostly it just made me wish I lived near a beach right now.


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                The beach is pretty damned nice.  The water was near 80, last night...which felt good, since the air temps were at least 15 degrees warmer, even near sunset.

                                I shoot pretty things! ~

                                '14 Goals:

                                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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