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post #1 of 29 Old 08-04-2010, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys just wondering, where do you family (married) guys find time to ride. I ride all the time now, but I'm getting married in a few days and I wanted to know how do you guys balance that whole situation....any advice would be greatly appreciated

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You should still ride as much as you do now -after you get married.

Your riding habits should not change. Period.

BTW all the best for your wedding
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Getting married shouldn't change your lifestyle, just her last name and what she carries in he purse. Your balls and your money just kidding, congrats!
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I got a wife and a 3 month old baby, and here's what I do.

If anything is needed, and it can fit in a backpack, then volunteer to get it. Take the bike, and take the long way. But like the others said, she loves you, you love riding. There's no reason you can't take a long ride every week or so just because you want to.

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you should both have your own time. i shappen to spend mine riding. helping out around the house some helps when i want to ride alot!! and congrats on your marriage..

when i die, I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
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This time of year I am up at 5:30 on the weekends, meet riding buddies around 6:45 ride till around 11, home by Noon.
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I just walk to the bike while the wife is holding my ankles.
I usually drag her upwards of 50 feet to the bike. Put my lid on while she begs me not to go...ear plugs are essential at this point.
Start up the 10 and proceed to drag the wife down the drive way until she finally lets go.

She's getting better though, this morning she held on until around 50 kms and hr.

I like to think we have a good give an take relationship.
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LOL....thanks for the well wishes and advice guys...she's really not anal about me riding so I'm not worried about that...I'm actually in the process of getting her on her own bike (she's already taken the MSF course) so I should be good to go

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Well me and he share duties and do our own things, I help her with chores and she lets me ride.

When Im out riding on Sundays
She is at home cooking and cleaning

When Im with friends out on Saturdays Riding
She is at home watching the kids

When I ride to work on the weekdays
She is at work making money

Its a very simple and good life I live.

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Your riding time shouldn't lessen any, up until you have kids anyways. I've put less than 1000 miles on this summer since having a kid. I think it's the reason I'm turning into such an asshole, maybe it's time for a Harley. Then at least I'd be home cleaning it and fixing it more.

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