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« on: May 20, 2012, 01:33:13 PM »

....replaced by cage road trip with wife.      

I had originally planned a Central Coast trip in May on my VFR.  But when the wife got wind of my "other" plan to ride in September, the bitching started.  So I had to compromise.  So my plans for a romp across the Central Coast in my my other mistress, my lovely VFR800, had to be sacrificed so the wife and I can DRIVE to the North Coast of California.  We are renting a car next week, driving to the Bay Area, and continuing along Hwy 1 to visit Salt Creek State Park and Fort Ross and other points north.  We are renting a Chevrolet Malibu.  I want to cry.  

No.  She has no interest in riding the VFR.  No.  I have NO interest in taking her on the VFR!  Hell no!  I don't want to be responsible for another person in that capacity and I know she will hate every moment she is on that bike.  

So I'll have to settle for waiting until September when I do get to ride the VFR800 to the Central Coast.  

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PS:  I'm still happy to go.  The wife is great to be with on road trips and is very enthusiastic about it.  Just as long as she's comfortable and safe in a car.  At least I'm going on vacation doing what I love and spending time with my honey.  It's all good.   Wink   Bigsmile
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 01:36:56 PM »

Whipped? What do the rest of you think?
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 01:54:45 PM »

I feel your pain , but since you are doing that in a rental anyway can`t you get something like Miata instead ?

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 02:01:13 PM »


Whipped? What do the rest of you think?

More like Grown Up.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 02:14:06 PM »

How about rent a Miata Porsche for the wife so both have fun? Gets you out of carrying all the accouterments necessary for extended travel.  Bigok This way you can share those experiences that you wish to share and each have space to do a bit of individual exploring along the way.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 02:58:31 PM »

Why the Malibu? Don't you have one of those sweet late model Mustangs* rogue?











*Yes I'm jealous of late model Mustang owners.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 03:12:28 PM »


Whipped? What do the rest of you think?


It's called compromise.  It's what makes good relationships.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 06:16:20 PM »




It's called compromise.  It's what makes good relationships.


Yup.

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 07:00:42 PM »


Why the Malibu? Don't you have one of those sweet late model Mustangs* rogue?


I "sold" the 'Stang to my daughter (she just makes payments).  She LOVES that thing.  Since I love my daughter more than the Mustang I gave it to her.  When she enjoys it it's as if I'm enjoying it too.  I could take my Buick Regal but I want to be totally relaxed and not worry about my car parked in the city or getting hit by a rock or a deer or a whatever.  AAA & Hertz has a special on the Malibu for 7 days, $150.  The Malibu will allow me to behave and not do stupid, immature, Ricky-Racer antics while on Highway 1.    
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 07:02:47 PM »


Whipped? What do the rest of you think?


 Lol

Only when I let her.  She's very good to me so I'm good with keeping her happy.  Besides, I have the coastal tour in September.  I can wait and so can the VFR800.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 07:04:44 PM »


I feel your pain , but since you are doing that in a rental anyway can`t you get something like Miata instead ?




Most rental car companies that rent "specialty cars" will rent rent out Camaro and Mustang convertibles.  Plus, you can't beat $150 for 7 day rental of a Mid-size car like the Malibu.  I'm cheap when it comes to these things.  
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 07:08:09 PM »




I "sold" the 'Stang to my daughter (she just makes payments).  She LOVES that thing.  Since I love my daughter more than the Mustang I gave it to her.  When she enjoys it it's as if I'm enjoying it too.  I could take my Buick Regal but I want to be totally relaxed and not worry about my car parked in the city or getting hit by a rock or a deer or a whatever.  AAA & Hertz has a special on the Malibu for 7 days, $150.  The Malibu will allow me to behave and not do stupid, immature, Ricky-Racer antics while on Highway 1.    


Now I'm jealous of you for being a good Dad.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2012, 07:13:23 PM »




PS:  I'm still happy to go.  The wife is great to be with on road trips and is very enthusiastic about it.  Just as long as she's comfortable and safe in a car.  At least I'm going on vacation doing what I love and spending time with my honey.  It's all good.   Wink   Bigsmile


She was standing over you when you typed that bit, right?

It's ok, you can tell us, she's left the room to go watch Oprah.
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012, 07:18:59 PM »




Now I'm jealous of you for being a good Dad.  Thumbsup


LOL!  She's a very good daughter and a good person.  Never gave us any trouble, doesn't abuse any substances, financially responsible (owns her own little internet business), healthy, frugal (most of the time) and she's all we got.  Did I mention she's beautiful too?  Oh yeah.   Wink Her boyfriend is one lucky SOB.  He'd better take good care of her like I did.   Mad2
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 07:21:35 PM »


She was standing over you when you typed that bit, right?

It's ok, you can tell us, she's left the room to go watch Oprah.


 Lol

She would if she could but we don't have TV (we stream Netflix exclusively).  So no Oprah for her.  I've seen your SO.  I'll bet she has you dancing in the palm of her hand!  You think it's the other way around but that's only because that's what she wants you to believe.   Wink
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 08:32:04 PM »


It's called compromise.  It's what makes good relationships.


Yep!  Also +1 on the porshe rental. Its another "compromise" that UFO mentioned.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 11:03:07 PM »

Not to worry,  i will ride it for you and let tou know how it is.  I took the cage last yeat thorough Colorado and the Dakotas.   Still fun.  Me,  it is all about the travel not so much the mode.  Just so long as I get to go.
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2012, 08:38:51 AM »

If I may put this in perspective; my wife has graduated with her doctorate degree, but is still finishing her dissertation.  It has been good but a ton of work without much time away.  This will change as she has accepted a position as a prof for next fall, but right now I'd love to get away for a few days with her, but we just don't have the time right now.
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2012, 09:34:07 AM »

I *wish* I had a cancelled trip - that would indicate I'd even be able to really plan one in the first place.  Lots of life changes recently (all good) don't leave time for trips that I can even consider on my own.

So now you have to do one bike trip instead of two?  You'll get over it.   Smile

At least get something a little more interesting than a Malibu..  I think the only reason cars like that are made is to satisfy the need for rental cars in the first place.   Lol

A late model Mustang w/ the V6 has 305hp and gets  30mpg on the hwy... best of both worlds!  I'd go for a ragtop myself.  Next best thing to the bike if you have to use 4 wheels.
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2012, 11:05:37 AM »


I feel your pain , but since you are doing that in a rental anyway can`t you get something like Miata instead ?




That's my first thought too.

I'm seriously thinking a Miata will be "My third bike".

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