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Dilema... (non doping thread!)

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I was upfront with my fiancee, she knew my background and she accepted it and she watched the penultimate day with me she said it was ok, but know we've watched the tour for the past 7 years, and next year we're going to france next year. Side-effect of this she's a lance fan, thinks he has sex appeal. IDK why. But yeah that's what you have to do if you explain the circumstances if she's an *** about it then that alters things. Also this is the prologue if it was ventoux then I would put it off.
 
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Rehears this until you can say it with a straight face:
"I only watch it for the scenery. The cyclists are unimportant. I don't even know their names.
You will enjoy the mountain vistas and the quaint villages, the sunflower fields, the beautiful cathedrals and castles."
Be prepared to throw in, "There are usually one or two naked men chasing the riders uphill."
 
Last year, I combined a trip to visit a female friend(admittedly not a girlfriend) with watching the last stage of our national Tour as it finished in the city in which she lives. She has no interest in cycling so went shopping but then came to join me for the last hour or so and she really enjoyed it, even more than I did and she didnt know a single participant.

On the other hand, I had a girl freak out on me because I had promised to do something with her only to discover my favourite rider was in a break at the Vuelta so I had to return home to watch the stage. This was just after we had booked a trip to NY on the internet with which she was delighted, I then quicky checked the live update on cyclingnews and once I found out my guy was up there, no way was I missing it. This girl freaked out over a lot of things so there were a lot of arguments.

Tell your gal the truth and you will soon discover whether she is worth the effort.
 

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Tell your gal the truth and you will soon discover whether she is worth the effort.

Haha... thanks for all the options! It is resolved now.... and btw some years ago I did plan a holiday with an ex gf to Italy - amazingly it was in May and there was 'some' bike race on close by, ahem....

She loved it - she even bought a Pantani bandana!!!
 
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Dr. Maserati said:
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do? ... I was briefly thinking of asking her to pop over & watch it with me but Godloveher she doesn't know one end of a bike from the other...

From a girl who didn't know anything about cycling before meeting her boyfriend.... I say give her a chance! Explain a head of time how a time-trial works, who the favorites are... who YOUR favorites are, and let her watch and cheer them on with you! My bf did that and I'm hooked on the sport now! :)

Babe
 
Yowsa! Too bad you're not single (total JOKE!). ;)

My SO can watch a little, but she got this little crush on Tyler Hamilton back after the Olympics, as he seemed like such a nice guy, and the baby blue eyes and freckles I guess. Despite his troubles, it never completely went away. We'd have these conversations, like one about a month ago:

Alpe: Tyler got busted again, he's done.

Mrs. Alpe: Oh well, but he's so cute!

Alpe: He's a liar and doper, and apparently a headcase who suffers from depression.

Mrs. Alpe: I thought you said they were pretty much all dopers?

Alpe: Yeah, well. He's done. Probably banned for life.

Mrs. Alpe. He's still cute though!

Alpe: Sigh.

:cool:
 
VeloBabe said:
.... I say give her a chance! Explain a head of time how a time-trial works, who the favorites are... who YOUR favorites are, and let her watch and cheer them on with you! My bf did that and I'm hooked on the sport now! :)
go with this option.
if she enjoyed the Giro, then she may enjoy le tour...
take her through it and educate - can't hurt to have another convert to the cause...

never know, she may just end up on a bike with you ;)
 
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Alpe d'Huez said:
Yowsa! Too bad you're not single (total JOKE!). ;)

My SO can watch a little, but she got this little crush on Tyler Hamilton back after the Olympics, as he seemed like such a nice guy, and the baby blue eyes and freckles I guess. Despite his troubles, it never completely went away. We'd have these conversations, like one about a month ago:

Alpe: Tyler got busted again, he's done.

Mrs. Alpe: Oh well, but he's so cute!

Alpe: He's a liar and doper, and apparently a headcase who suffers from depression.

Mrs. Alpe: I thought you said they were pretty much all dopers?

Alpe: Yeah, well. He's done. Probably banned for life.

Mrs. Alpe. He's still cute though!

Alpe: Sigh.

:cool:

Got the same problem with my wife and Armstrong.
 

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BroDeal said:
The Viagra commercials are giving him ideas about how to make it up to her.

Isn't that performance enhancing?

Actually I took yesterday off to do our thing and it worked out really well, as she has hit off to spend today with her parents - its win win!
 
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Dr Maserati,

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to convert your girlfriend into a cycling fan.

You have 21 days, or your relationship will self-destruct.







Good Luck!
 
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BroDeal said:
The Viagra commercials are giving him ideas about how to make it up to her.

LOL, his climbing performance has improved greatly (higher VO2 max). Viagra the new PED of choice in the peleton, no? **** Pound wondered how Floyd could even get on his bike with all that excess testosterone of his; worried mothers locking up their daughters within a 100 mile radius, etc.

Hey, Maserati, is everyone safe when you're on the bike now?

The great thing about cycling in hills on a date is that it's the only socially acceptable time to do some really heavy breathing in public :D
 
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ingsve said:
Why don't you just change your plan slightly? Let me fix it for you:



How about that?

I hope you went with this version... It was what I tried ten years ago, and it has worked fantastically. Now I am physically at the tour, but she has to work, so she is watching it on TV...