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6/10/11 11:49 A

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Wow. Biking is better than premarital counseling--you really get to the core of your relationship issues fast. Sounds like a thought my man would have...

I learned a piece of advice a few years back from a male coworker. After I listened to him kiss up to his wife of the phone, I must have had a look of utter disgust on my face. He said to me, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."

So how much did you insure her engagement ring for? ;)

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5/21/11 9:01 A

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Boy, that's a tough one. Thank God I'm married to a super lady that would have let me get my $10K bike without a song and a dance. As a matter of fact, I'm on E-Bay, as I write this, bidding on a super bike (with her implicit OK). Life just doesn't get much better!!

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5/20/11 10:59 P

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I wanted to say is that this is a LOL moment but it seems that you were thinking out loud or you were going to say what mine is mine & what's yours is yours. & BWT you should never say that in a marriage if you'd like it to last more than a yr. Sorry so blunt. It's still a good story. Glad you shared.

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5/20/11 8:28 A

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5/20/11 7:48 A

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What's really funny is that he may not have had a choice! Some companies insist that the money they give you to cover the loss MUST be spent on that item, and they make you show proof, like in a receipt... meaning that if he put $5000 into the house, they may have just asked for it back! LOL

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5/20/11 7:41 A

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5/20/11 7:18 A

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Funny story courtesy of Glen, coordinator of The Ride to Montauk:



Buy a $10,000 Racing Bike and Get an Invitation to a Divorce for Free!

Apropos of nothing in particular...

Awhile back my then wife-to-be Heather and I were going to the spectacular RAGBRAI week-long bike ride across Iowa.

We shipped our bikes ahead, so we wouldn't have to take them on the plane.

And UPS lost my road bike.


I wound up shipping a SECOND bike out to Iowa so I would have something to ride when I got there. (The airlines lost that one, not UPS, but that's another story for another day...)

After RAGBRAI was long over UPS looked and looked for my road bike and couldn't find it and they were getting ready to write me a check.

For $10,000.

So I started doing what any sane person would do: shop for a $10,000 bike. Maybe something nice in a little carbon-titanium frame cut to my exact size with a custom paint job...

And that's when my almost-wife said something incredibly odd:

"If they give you $10,000, why don't you put $5,000 in to the house, and buy a $5,000 bike."

A blank look from me. Is she nuts?

"But the bike's insured for $10,000. That's how much they're going to pay me. Besides, I bought that bike long before I met you, so it really is MY bike, and when will I ever have a chance to buy a bike like this again?"

It was her turn for the blank look. Is he nuts?

"Why would anyone need a $10,000 bike?

The answer was clear to me, but I had a funny feeling that it was going to be hard to explain...

We want back and forth on this for a couple days and it became time to either cancel the wedding or order the carbon aero rims, when UPS decided that before they write a check that big they should really REALLY look for my bike.

Which is when they found it in Lexington, KY, costing me one dream bike but saving my marriage.

There's a moral to be learned here, but I have not a clue of what it could be, and it's probably a lot safer for me if I don't try to guess.

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