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Last night I got home and changed to go for a ride. There was a note on the kitchen counter. "Took the boys to the lake to ride bikes."

Walked into the garage for rollout and could not find a pump. I've got two floor pumps and two electrics that plug into a cigarette lighter in the vehicle. Wife loaded sons bike, kid trailer and my mountain bike into the truck to drive to the lake. She also apparently took every pump I owned.

Me on bike on phone: "where are my pumps?
Wife: in the truck.
Why are they in the truck?
The tires on the trailer were low.
Did you check them before you left?
No.
So you thought you'd load everything into the truck and check everything at the lake instead of in the garage.
Yes.
OK. Where's my other pump?
I gave it to the neighbors. They needed to borrow it.
When was that?
Three weeks ago.
OK. My two electric pumps are in the truck toolbox. Where is the truck? My tires only have 55lbs of air in them.
Back at the baseball fields (three miles the other direction). Anyway, I didn't think your tires needed air. I checked them.
How did you check them?
I pressed on them with my thumb and they looked alright.
Well I air them up every ride and I have ridden this bike in over a week.
Really? Why do you do that?
Because they lose air. That's just what they do.
That doesn't make sense.
Seriously? Nevermind. I'll ride over there.
Well, the truck is locked so you have to come get the key from me and then ride back to the truck, air up your tires and bring me back the key.
Really. Fantastic.

Picking up the key:
Remind me why you took my mtb instead of your bike?
Because the trailer attachment thing is on your bike.
Why didn't you just move it to your bike?
It's too confusing and I don't know how.
All you have to do is open the quick release and unscrew this little knob.
That's too much work. I'd rather just take your bike.
So you'd rather take my bike, but first go into my tool box and find a 4mm hex, loosen the seatpost clamp and lower my seat, scratching my seatpost all to hell? That's easier?
Yes.
OK. Did you at least mark where I had it set before you lowered it?
Mark it?
 

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I pressed on them with my thumb and they looked alright.
That's they way my wife checks her tires. She's usually between 60 and 80.

Lesson learned...
Go buy another trailer attachement. Leave one on her bike at all times.
Buy another pump. Hide it, or keep one in the back of each vehicle like we do. 2 cars = 3 pumps (one in the garage).
At least she was riding.
 

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actually, this is what happened with The Wife NNCing last night. I got home from work a lil late, but still before her. i threw on the proper attire and decided i would get a 20 mile neighborhood crit in. she pulled up as i was about to rollout.

are you just getting back?
no. just leaving.
oh. i thought we could all ride today.
i will only be an hour.
but i thought we could all ride together.
how about give me 40 minutes and then we can ride.
blank stare
ok. i can change into regular clothes and ride now, and just run tonight.
huff. just do your ride and we can ride when you get back.

so i cut my ride short and only do 13 miles. i get back and she has the kids out front.
ok, just let me get changed and we can ride out.
its too late to ride.
i told you to give me 40 minutes, its only been a lil over 30.
well, its too late to ride now.

i ended up making dinner early and we rode to tastee freez. i think that was all part of the plan. i wish she woulda told me, i could have used that full hour on the bike.

(i really wanted to say "at least shes letting someone channel her" but decided not to."
 

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This discussion would have ended with me so pissed at Hokie that I wouldn't have talked to her for the rest of the day. That just seems like a whole lot of crappy decisions in a row, all made without much thought for innergel. JMHO though, maybe I am just a little harsh today.
 

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Last night I was out riding, like I usually do Monday nights. The girlfriend cooks maybe twice a year, and decided she'd cook while I was out riding. Which normally would be awesome to come home to a hot meal especially when that almost never happens. But after my ride I stopped by Wendy's and grabbed a chicken sammich. So I walk in the door with my Wendy's bag and see spaghetti and sauce on the stove.

"Why didn't you call me to tell me you were making dinner?"

"Well you usually come home after you ride and eat at the house."

"Yeah but there isn't anything to eat in the house."

"Well yeah, I had to go out to the grocery to pick stuff up to make spaghetti."

 

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i also forgot this exchange on saturday. she had just given The Girl a cup that leaks. i have been after her to throw this sippy out, but she refused. The Girl had just sprayed milk all over the kitchen. sunday is cleaning day, so i was just gonna use the swiffer. i pulled it off teh peg and noticed it sheared in half.
holding both pieces up in two hands:

ummm, did you know about this?
oh. yeah. why?
when did it break
i wasnt sure it was broken.
what?
i thought it came apart like that on purpose.
and you didnt try to put it back together?
i did try, but i couldnt figure it out.
thats because its broken.
when did you use it last?
oh, i didnt. The Girl was playing with it.
so you just put it back like that?
yeah. i guess.
 

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Chain said:
Lesson learned...
Go buy another trailer attachement. Leave one on her bike at all times.

Buy another pump. Hide it, or keep one in the back of each vehicle like we do. 2 cars = 3 pumps (one in the garage).
At least she was riding.
Agreed. I need trailer attachment #2. But who would have thought it that difficult to move it over. Certainly easier than lowering my seat.

And she was riding. And the kids had fun.


Ejdo said:
This discussion would have ended with me so pissed at Hokie that I wouldn't have talked to her for the rest of the day. That just seems like a whole lot of crappy decisions in a row, all made without much thought for innergel. JMHO though, maybe I am just a little harsh today.
I was definitely HIGHLY ANNOYED last night. But at the end of the day, that was it. My pumps are back in their rightful home, including the one from the neighbors. And we'll have a little class on quick release skewer functions tonight. But I'll still get another trailer attachment.

It's all good this morning.
 

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I refuse to use the swiffer - it is bent to the point of snapping- the wife just holds it in the middle and at the top- she wont let me buy a new one or a normal mop. this has been a running argument now for 2 years-
can you mop today?
did you buy an actual mop yet?
no
then no
 

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innergel said:
Last night I got home and changed to go for a ride. There was a note on the kitchen counter. "Took the boys to the lake to ride bikes."

Walked into the garage for rollout and could not find a pump. I've got two floor pumps and two electrics that plug into a cigarette lighter in the vehicle. Wife loaded sons bike, kid trailer and my mountain bike into the truck to drive to the lake. She also apparently took every pump I owned.

Me on bike on phone: "where are my pumps?
Wife: in the truck.
Why are they in the truck?
The tires on the trailer were low.
Did you check them before you left?
No.
So you thought you'd load everything into the truck and check everything at the lake instead of in the garage.
Yes.
OK. Where's my other pump?
I gave it to the neighbors. They needed to borrow it.
When was that?
Three weeks ago.
OK. My two electric pumps are in the truck toolbox. Where is the truck? My tires only have 55lbs of air in them.
Back at the baseball fields (three miles the other direction). Anyway, I didn't think your tires needed air. I checked them.
How did you check them?
I pressed on them with my thumb and they looked alright.
Well I air them up every ride and I have ridden this bike in over a week.
Really? Why do you do that?
Because they lose air. That's just what they do.
That doesn't make sense.
Seriously? Nevermind. I'll ride over there.
Well, the truck is locked so you have to come get the key from me and then ride back to the truck, air up your tires and bring me back the key.
Really. Fantastic.

Picking up the key:
Remind me why you took my mtb instead of your bike?
Because the trailer attachment thing is on your bike.
Why didn't you just move it to your bike?
It's too confusing and I don't know how.
All you have to do is open the quick release and unscrew this little knob.
That's too much work. I'd rather just take your bike.
So you'd rather take my bike, but first go into my tool box and find a 4mm hex, loosen the seatpost clamp and lower my seat, scratching my seatpost all to hell? That's easier?
Yes.
OK. Did you at least mark where I had it set before you lowered it?
Mark it?
There's too much reading here for me.

The dog goes bark, bark, bark. The cat goes meeeeeooowwwww....

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I don't get it.

Is there something out of the ordinary being relayed in these anecdotes?
 

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Even with all the trouble, I'd just be glad my wife is riding with the kids instead of watching Judge Judy, eating twinkies, and watching her butt grow.

But, I can understand the frustration.
 

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Remind me to never complain about my wife. She understands that; cycling = me, happy = us, happy. Also to not mess with it.
 

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and then she went like..."wah wah wah beep" and then he said "beets!"

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innergel said:
Agreed. I need trailer attachment #2. But who would have thought it that difficult to move it over. Certainly easier than lowering my seat.

And she was riding. And the kids had fun.




I was definitely HIGHLY ANNOYED last night. But at the end of the day, that was it. My pumps are back in their rightful home, including the one from the neighbors. And we'll have a little class on quick release skewer functions tonight. But I'll still get another trailer attachment.

It's all good this morning.

It is all your own fault. You should have moved the trailer attachment off your bike onto hers right after you used it. That was the solution.

Sincerely,

Mr. Myown Fault
 
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