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What kind of reaction do you get from the other half/wife/girlfriend/ball and chain ect


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I think it depends on a few different things. 1) how long you two have been together, 2) how long you have had the wheel, 3) if she knows how to ride one.

For me, I've had me wheel longer than we've been together. So she just ignores most things about the wheel. My best friend's GF on the other hand, reacted almost exactly as yours. "awh thats cute, you gonna start up a 'uniwheel' gang?"

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13 minutes ago, Cannings said:

Mine wants to learn to ride my wheel, but doesn't want to put any time into it she just expects to get on it and be able to go, I really want her to learn then I can justify buying the 100v monster so I have a wheel for "her"....

It's a shame the Solowheel Brush didn't get enough backers. I think that would have really helped new learners.

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1 hour ago, Marty Backe said:

I think we all suspect that you live in the basement of your parents house - ooops, did I just say that :facepalm:

:D

:lol:

 

:ph34r:  Hold on a sec... how did you know that? :blink:
 

:lol:  Ah it doesn't matter.  It's all true!  Let the long weekend BEGIN!  Thank god for some chick named Victoria that we get an extra day off up here!  Woot woot!

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I find I'm starting to get a little annoyed by the "how much does it cost?" question.  In the past I would just say something like $500 to see their reaction to the idea as a value proposition.  

Now, I'll ask them how much they think it is, and then give them a thumbs up to indicate it's more expensive without giving them a figure.  Or say "too expensive."  

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53 minutes ago, mezzanine said:

I find I'm starting to get a little annoyed by the "how much does it cost?" question.  In the past I would just say something like $500 to see their reaction to the idea as a value proposition.  

Now, I'll ask them how much they think it is, and then give them a thumbs up to indicate it's more expensive without giving them a figure.  Or say "too expensive."  

I should do that. "how much do you think it costs?" my typical answer is 200 and up based on speed and distance. 

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1 minute ago, Esper said:

I should do that. "how much do you think it costs?" my typical answer is 200 and up based on speed and distance. 

My answer usually mirrors yours — deliberately oblique to deflect any possibly nefarious inquiries.

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29 minutes ago, Esper said:

 

I should do that. "how much do you think it costs?" my typical answer is 200 and up based on speed and distance. 

 

I read this thread wrong and answered a different question than it asks, but yeah, it didn't bother me the first hundred or so times I was asked how much, but I've unfortunately found that my patience isn't what it was when I started out.  

A lot of it is based on a quick read of the person.  If I get the sense that they're genuinely enthusiastic, I tend to be more patient and engaged.  If it's someone coming in with some weird ego thing, I'll be very dismissive.  

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45 minutes ago, The Fat Unicyclist said:

Mrs. TFU is happy that;

  1. It keeps me quiet, and
  2. It also means I stop "bothering" her…

Though she has this weird sixth-sense and seems to always be walking past when I happen to be scrolling past one of @Hunka Hunka Burning Love or @Rehab1's soft-porn posts...

Check out this fascinating news article, TFU!

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9 hours ago, WARPed1701D said:

The wheel has saved us money and the need for a second vehicle.  

I'm not handsome by any means

No wonder your wife likes you riding, she gets the car to herself and has extra money to spend on shoes and handbags ?

It pains me to hear someone say this about themselves, has someone been chipping away at your confidence? You are more beautiful than you’ll ever know! 

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oh, i have a problem. i just tried to take the v10f out for a ride and Bob was upset he wasn’t coming along. i had to put it up without riding. he knows what wheeling is all about now as doesn’t want to be left even if it’s only 3 minutes.

he’s not old enough to be going out at night.

for me, i love the v10f. it’s more of a mobility assist device for me, especially when ur driveway is 2200’ long. it’s pitch black out here so i go inside, turn it on, i picked it up and have a nice floodlight to light my way to my road, no need to carry a handheld floodlight. plus because the wind has been blowing, might be new limbs down on the road and the kingsong wheels aren’t bright enough. the wheel has just enough heft to be solid but doesn’t trip that 50 pound threshold i’m use to, carrying feedbags. the 18s is very clunky to tote. those extra pounds exceed my comfort threshold. 45.4 pounds compared to 57 pounds pushing 65 years old, it’s a big deal. it’s a big deal for the world. airlines, shipping services, etc the magic number is fifty pounds. being almost 12 pounds lighter and more compact shape is much better suited as a mobility assist device. 

i don’t want to even think about the 10z anymore and i’m gonna try to not think about it. maybe if they just went all in and put a fat knobby on it and give it some power for strictly off pavement use and made it water hose friendly so i could hose off the cow shit. kinda like my polaris. it sucks on pavement but good off.

the handle clutch and bright headlight are a big deal in the wilderness. 

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3 hours ago, Shemp said:

About 18 months ago, when I was researching what first EUC to get, my wife saw what I was looking at on my laptop. She thought it was supercool and decided to get one of her own. Hers came before mine, and she commutes to work on it, goes for milk runs on it, and rides it at every opportunity. She's a way better and more enthusiastic rider than me.

  ? Way to rub it in!  ?

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1 hour ago, WARPed1701D said:

What it does mean though is that we loose less money each month as our outgoings still exceed my crap government salary at the moment. 

I couldn’t help but notice this??

I’m a realist too. I suppose your self deprecating humour fits. ( i zoomed into your photo ? ) well my humour is rude, cocky and offensive. I guess we are all different. 

seriously though, theres nothing wrong with a bit of modesty. Its a shame social media is going down the other route, our future generations are doomed.

You’re fortunate to be able to commute to work! some of us work too far away from home ?

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