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Question: Would you quit riding motorcycles or another love of yours if the love of your life said "It's me or the bike"?
I'd give up something that is destructive to me or us - 48 (9.2%)
I would give up whatever he/she wants me to - 3 (0.6%)
I'd give up something I loved if he/she had a damn good reason for me to give it up - 172 (33.1%)
No feckin' way. I'd show him/her the door. I don't let anybody control me - 178 (34.2%)
Other - 28 (5.4%)
Pie? - 91 (17.5%)
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« Reply #100 on: March 28, 2011, 08:48:18 AM »




I get that too. Rita'll observe that it's been a while due to winter and snowstorms and she'll kick me out to go for a ride.

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« Reply #101 on: March 28, 2011, 08:51:53 AM »




I love you're helmet! I have the same one...



Snerk, ........ you have a girl's helmet Twofinger.
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« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2011, 02:07:10 AM »





Snerk, ........ you have a girl's helmet Twofinger.


it worked for Ben Spies...
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« Reply #103 on: March 29, 2011, 11:30:11 AM »

14 rib factures didn't make me quit
Broken hand didn't make me quit
3 broken helmets (and the concussions that go with it) didn't make me quit
Torn ACL (and surgery to repair it) didn't make me quit
Even the fact that it turned a great friend into a quadriplegic didn't make me quit
So why in the hell would I quit because some girl told me too???
What kind of pussy does that?
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« Reply #104 on: March 29, 2011, 09:20:32 PM »

Maybe some training is in order.
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« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2011, 09:47:12 PM »

LOL... All that was in training, the races always went well Smile
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« Reply #106 on: April 03, 2011, 11:31:51 AM »

I checked "Other" since this would never happen.  

No one would become my wife with that outlook.  In fact, my wife suggests that I buy new bikes more often than I want to spend the money.  

We have a 10 day vacation planned in Florida next month and she bought only one plane ticket since I mentioned I was considering riding there from New York.  That turned into a month long trip for me while she flies back to work.  

I also love that she's not a passenger, she rides her own.  Her' Yamaha has over 30,000 miles on it.  Maybe it's time for her to have a new one.  
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« Reply #107 on: August 16, 2011, 12:09:14 PM »

I gave up riding for a number of years for my last wife. Sadly I was widowed last year, and have since remarried to a lady who rides and has 2 bikes. If she told me to quit, i would have her admitted to a psych hospital!
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« Reply #108 on: August 16, 2011, 01:32:51 PM »

Although she hates the fact that I ride, I have not given her a reason good enough to ask to give up riding.  If she gave me that ultimatum now, I'd say goodbye.  She does things that I don't like, I do things that she doesn't like.  We give each other space and life is too short to be any other way.
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« Reply #109 on: August 16, 2011, 07:02:34 PM »


Although she hates the fact that I ride, I have not given her a reason good enough to ask to give up riding.  If she gave me that ultimatum now, I'd say goodbye.  She does things that I don't like, I do things that she doesn't like.  We give each other space and life is too short to be any other way.


Amen, brother.
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« Reply #110 on: August 17, 2011, 12:17:58 PM »


Although she hates the fact that I ride, I have not given her a reason good enough to ask to give up riding.  If she gave me that ultimatum now, I'd say goodbye.  She does things that I don't like, I do things that she doesn't like.  We give each other space and life is too short to be any other way.



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« Reply #111 on: August 17, 2011, 05:38:13 PM »

Would you quit riding motorcycles or another love of yours if the love of your life said "It's me or the bike"?

I had a hard time deciding between "other" and "pie"  Headscratch

Because it's highly unlikely that "It's me or the bike" will ever come up in discussion. Considering, before we were married, my girl friend made the down payment on a bike I wanted Inlove after 37 years of marraige and a couple of dozen bikes.... there are 2 very nice bikes in the garage now.... I never catch any flak when I buy gear or accessories.... she said I can't ever sell the Thunderbird Sport....and I have standing "permission" to buy a R90S whenever I find one I like (but it has to be the gray-smoke, cannot be the yellow)... of course I had to get her a MX5 Miata in the bargain....    Lol
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« Reply #112 on: October 06, 2011, 12:02:47 PM »

Women come and go but motorcycles are forever....Simple and to the point.
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« Reply #113 on: October 07, 2011, 11:18:37 AM »

love me, love my bikes. or at least tolerate them. but never think that you're going to replace them.

new g/f just got her endorsement so that she can more fully share this aspect of my life with me. that was entirely her choice. we pick up her new/used 2006 Shadow Spirit 1100 tomorrow. she rocks!  Inlove
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« Reply #114 on: October 07, 2011, 11:40:36 AM »

I'll stop riding when she gives up her hair/nail appointments, masasages and chiropractor. Till then   Twofinger
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« Reply #115 on: October 07, 2011, 11:45:55 AM »

If your SO really loves you she'll at least try to see it your way. My wife was typical big city girl. Never rode on the back of a motorcycle, thought hunting and guns were horrible and generally wasn't exposed much to those things (her first husband was a sense of entitlement, spoiled pansy-ass that would rather play WOW then treat his woman with respect but that is a story for another thread). Along came me and even though she doesn't eat wild game (yet) she understands hunting, gun ownership and really likes rides on the bike. If'n your SO has a problem with what you love and won't at least be open to the reason you do what you do they should be shown the door. Just my .02
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« Reply #116 on: October 11, 2011, 11:06:11 PM »

Unless I was physically or mentally incapable of riding, the only thing that could probably get me to stop would be if I could afford a plane and to fly it as much as I can currently ride my bikes.
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« Reply #117 on: October 14, 2011, 10:11:32 AM »

Unlike most motorcycle are one of the things i enjoy .
so if given a damn good reason like i mess up and end up in hospitals jacked up regularly and we have a baby and toddler and she says take a few yrs off as they need there DAD .i might .

this question is quite a contradition in that you claim if she is love of your life so you assume she love only parts of your life and not whole...how can someone pick and choose what one loves in a person and then claim its the love of your life.Just saying i hated the vstrom even though i put 10k in a year and sold it in fall as the snow starter falling . We just got married a month ago. She hated the whole no bike period over holidays and everyone gave the whole we understand your wife made you do it look.She flipped out lol. anyway she dragged my lazy ass to a dealer and told me today you buy a bike in spring or else forget coming home 5 yrs ago.

Anyway , she just told me last month as we are adding a 2 car garage that i should think about adding a cruiser ,so she can also share it with me to ride /get a licence next year .we have a 8 month old and 4yr old. it goes both ways as i worry with little kids but i know she enjoyed it when she rode her virago for years . she would get a permit in spring and ride all summer. not sure why she never went to get a licence and kept doing this for years when she was younger.

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« Reply #118 on: April 27, 2012, 07:24:06 PM »

a new development for me as proof i have an awesome wife...  i sold my FJR back in Mar 2011 because of not riding much, not liking the roads, work, finances, new baby girls....  well, last month, my wife surprised me by searching for, setting up the deal, and driving me to the dealer to pick up my new bike!!!!    oh yeah, i must definitely do NOT have to worry about my Love asking me to sell.
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« Reply #119 on: May 03, 2012, 03:25:14 PM »

The ex didn't like it.

I told her, 'I was riding before I met you, I was riding when we were dating, I was riding when we got married.  I'm not going to quit now."

I'm divorced, and still riding.  Bigok
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