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Okay. Are all your wives and girlfriends, like totally gorgeous?(79 posts)

Okay. Are all your wives and girlfriends, like totally gorgeous?Kristin
Sep 26, 2003 10:27 AM
It seems to me--from reading here on Fridays--that the men on this board only care about how hot a girl is. You guys have dissed some pretty nice looking women. What gives? Are you really all that and a bag of chips too?
Sep 26, 2003 10:28 AM
So I can rip away, oh and I am just the bag of chips.
But do you standards match your mouth?Kristin
Sep 26, 2003 10:33 AM
Do you diss women in person the way you diss them on the web? Do you refuse to take a girl out who doesn't fit your definition of hot? If you do take her out is she just a poor charity case to you...something you must survive through because you aren't hot enough yourself to get a date with a truly "hot" woman? Just curious.
Wait a minute,TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 10:37 AM
I can tell you objectively that somebody is not hot. That doesn't mean, per se, that I would never date them. There's personality, after all, and that goes a long way. I could say that some girl was a 7.5/10 on the hotness scale, but her personality went to 11, and that would be a pretty attractive person.

It is, however, very difficult to judge personality from pictures posted on the web. I can do it, but it's difficult.
But do you standards match your mouth?Ironbutt
Sep 26, 2003 10:41 AM

From an old, white haired man who has been married for 35 years to the same woman: WELL SAID!!!
Thank you. You've restored my faith in men.Kristin
Sep 26, 2003 10:47 AM
90% of what men talk about are how this woman or that woman compares to all the other women women on the planet. I begin to wonder if there are any men out there who care about things that are more important.
There are things that are more important? (nm)TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 12:37 PM
Couldn't resist.
I have no standards.........african
Sep 26, 2003 11:08 AM
nor morals, I just liven up this board with drivel and soft core pictures of podium girls.
Hey, I have a washing machine I mean washboard nmDave Hickey
Sep 26, 2003 10:30 AM
Yes she is,TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 10:31 AM
and she would kill me if I said otherwise.
And no, I have no idea what she sees in me (nm)TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 10:40 AM
clue: chicks dig jerks ;)lonefrontranger
Sep 26, 2003 10:42 AM
or experienced cyclists (nm)Fez
Sep 26, 2003 10:44 AM
That hurts; considering I think we know each other (nm)TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 10:45 AM
your perspective is warped, though ;-) nmDougSloan
Sep 26, 2003 10:46 AM
This is true, you know. It used to drive me insane -- I'd bebill
Sep 26, 2003 12:15 PM
friendly and sweet (I think, anyway), and she would sleep with the turd. Then, when I was about 22, I thought I'd engage in a little scientific experiment. I became the turd. And, you know what? It works.
Please. You tell any girl you flew to London to buy $150 shirtsKristin
Sep 26, 2003 10:42 AM
Didn't you buy her a Maserati too? Hmmm. I wonder why any girl would stick around?
She needed a car, I wasn't driving it...TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 10:47 AM
Any boyfriend would do the same.
Sep 26, 2003 10:51 AM
"Any boyfriend" would loan a Maserati to a girlfriend? Do you have no respect for the car, or is her father Nigel Mansell?

It's just a car Doug,TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 10:58 AM
I have a car problem similar to my bike problem. Only worse. I ordered a Maserati, and they had this wierd waiting list that suddenly evaporated, so I got the car about a year before I expected it. She saw it, liked it, drove it, liked it more, I've barely seen it since (we live in different cities). I'd rather have her take that than one of the cars I'm really attached too.

Besides, it made room in the garage for the next one:
Sep 26, 2003 11:04 AM
You go to London to buy shirts and a Maserati is "just a car?"

Next thing you'll be saying is that Merckx was "just a cyclist." ;-)
Maserati is nothing special,TJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 11:08 AM
Doug, you can just go down to your dealer, write a check drive off the lot with a new Maserati. Now if it had some pedigree, that would be different. I have a couple of classics that transcend being mere cars, because they are unreplaceable. But a new car is just a new car - it doesn't have a lot of meaning for me (yet, anyway).
Yeah, I could write a check and drive off with a Maserati...Asiago
Sep 26, 2003 11:40 AM
...if I had just won the Powerball or something! :)

Still think it would be kick @ss to have someone like you on our coffee ride!

Maserati is nothing special,t5rguy
Sep 26, 2003 1:06 PM
Saw your post and picture about how you sit on your bike couple of weeks ago; just makes me wonder how you sit in a Maser. I know what I'm talking about; had a '92 4.24 once. Do the words ''italian gorilla'' mean anything to you?
Hope your girlfriend found the right position behind the wheel!
I think you have me confusedTJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 1:15 PM
I don't think I've ever posted a picture. I'm not good looking enough to do that.
I think you have me confusedt5rguy
Sep 26, 2003 6:30 PM
I stand corrected. Still, you're either about 1.60 tall, or your friend is, to comfortably drive a Maser. I couldn't see he wristwatch clock thing cause my right knee blocked the view.
Confused on your definition of pedigree...TFerguson
Sep 26, 2003 1:47 PM
Panoz yes, Maserati no? Maserati has a fine racing history. Panoz is leeching off the history of others.

But I do agree about your idea of the individual car (or anything else) though. One that somebody just buys simply because they can, is just a trophy.

That actually may fit into the theme of this post more than I had intended.

Pedigree vis-a-vis specific cars, not brandsTJeanloz
Sep 26, 2003 2:00 PM
I'm more directly referring to the pedigree of a specific car - not a brand. For example, I have a 1953 Jaguar XK 120, which was built for Sterling Moss. That's pedigree.

I'm looking forward to buying a Panoz because it is effectively a custom-built car, and quite affordable for that. And I like the way it looks. But I don't think a Panoz has any more prestige or pedigree than a Maserati. Probably less.

And before people make wisecracks about my car problem, I was given all but three of them.
I used to have a car problem...Fez
Sep 26, 2003 11:05 AM
Although on a much smaller scale. No fancy exotics.

Anyway, I decided I would get rid of all the shiny cars and drive something more utilitarian.

Now I have a mild bike problem, but it doesn't bother me because its peanuts compared to the cars.
Mine is.moneyman
Sep 26, 2003 10:33 AM
No kidding. More than I deserve.

How did you know all RBR men were Muslim or Mormon?Fez
Sep 26, 2003 10:34 AM
I'm not into the polygamy thing. I have only one wife and she is gorgeous.

P.S. My 3 girlfriends aren't chopped liver either.
yes, all of them...nmmohair_chair
Sep 26, 2003 10:36 AM
I'm more like a bag of Doritos Cool Ranch. Yum (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Sep 26, 2003 10:37 AM
we've never even seen you, and we think you're hot! ;-) nmDougSloan
Sep 26, 2003 10:43 AM
Yes. Which is why no one on this board will never see myKristin
Sep 26, 2003 10:50 AM
photograph. Don't you think all the Podium Girl chats make me just a little nervous about the ridicule I would receive if my image was ever shared here???
but the point is...DougSloan
Sep 26, 2003 10:56 AM
We obviously consider something other then solely appearance.

Riding pictures usually aren't flattering, and bent over and belly breathing... However, if that's who I am, I really can't care what people think.

Sure, we discuss relative merits of the podium girls. Most of us know damn well, though, that we'd never have a shot at one, even if we could work up the nerve to ask. It's about like discussing whether McLaren or Ferrari Formula I cars handle better -- like we'd ever have a chance to find out or could handle one even if given the chance... We talk a good game, then drive home in our Chevy's.

"most of us know'Steve_0
Sep 26, 2003 11:08 AM
'fer crying out loud...they're just podium girls; not like their royalty.

Not that I ever have, but to think that noone here would 'ever have a shot' is just plain pessimistic.

Work up the nerve to ask? They're just girls, man.
I don't think anyone here would ridicule...Fez
Sep 26, 2003 11:01 AM
any photo of yourself. Plenty of folks have posted pics of themselves w/o incident. I think anyone who ridicules a beloved member of the RBR community would probably catch heat from the rest of us.

I think the ones who get the ridicule usually have acted like pompous asses and everything they post is subject to ridicule.

Oh, and in case I'm wrong about the above, it also helps to have a thick skin. :)
Yes. Which is why no one on this board will never see mySteve98501
Sep 26, 2003 1:34 PM
Hey Kristin,

I seem to recall a past reference to a web page that did have your picture, so you've been seen by at least some of us. Medium brunette, I think. Altho it hardly matters. I feel like I know you from what you say here, and that counts far more than how you look.


You are talking about a relative questionlotterypick
Sep 26, 2003 10:51 AM
And no I'm not kissing my cousin and suggested on an earlier thread (hahaha).

My wife is the bomb. She got looks (certainly different from college) but when she walks around the house or sighes or whatever, I still get crazy. However, she's that and more because of tons of other things and qualities.

BUT, when we're talking about some lust object, which is what they are (podium girls). We're not interested in their mind or personality. It's all eye candy.

We can say we're not interested in Brittany (and sure we'd be lying), but that's not the point.

Every person has things that they're attracted to and things that they aren't. We're just talking about that.

If it makes you feel better, having an awesome knockout woman is hard. Tons of guys looking at them as objects, when to you they have so much more. It's never ending.

It's worse if the girl can't handle it well and flirts or gigles, that's the worst.

I've had both and either way it's hard, but it's best when she says I'm with him. At least I got that going for me.
of course they are....funknuggets
Sep 26, 2003 10:51 AM
c'mon Kristin... you know better than that. If my wife put you up to this then... she is totally gorgeous AND the bag of chips.

If the only thing we cared about is hot women, do you think THIS is the place we would hang out waiting for pics?

Goes to show how the pics we see in magazines are obviously done with perfect conditions. I had my picture taken this summer with the Honeybee Queen at the Missouri state fair. She was actually insanely attractive (amazing for just a Honeybee Queen), but when the pics came out... with the lighting there and the flash, she came out looking like a toad. The guys I was with will confer... the pics didnt do her justice.

What I am saying is that I think you are right. These gals are pretty! But in the grand scheme of photos, give us guys a break, they arent necessarily Maxim quality... know what I mean.

Oh yes, ......all of them.MR_GRUMPY
Sep 26, 2003 11:02 AM
They all work part time as podium girls.
I've been told that I look a little like Brad Pitt...................just a little...............well, from far away.....but older............a lot older.
Much farther and older :-) (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Sep 26, 2003 11:05 AM
LOL. You guys are funny. Thanks for the laughs.Kristin
Sep 26, 2003 11:13 AM
I'm just trying to understand the male psyche, that's all.
Internet = worst place for male psyche research. nmtz
Sep 26, 2003 11:16 AM
The male psyche hasn't changed in the last 300,000yearsMR_GRUMPY
Sep 26, 2003 11:55 AM
Male / Female psycheRealMatureGuy
Sep 26, 2003 10:36 PM
Here's all you need to know:
Does it have to be wife or girlfriend...Lon Norder
Sep 26, 2003 11:21 AM
Does "stalkee" count?
Pezzo!! nmAsiago
Sep 26, 2003 11:34 AM
Pezzo is gross!Zman
Sep 26, 2003 12:02 PM
Sorry guys, I think she is butt ugly.

Now That's a real picture............nmMR_GRUMPY
Sep 26, 2003 12:41 PM
Actually, yes she isfracisco
Sep 26, 2003 11:22 AM
And she is spending the fall and winter getting up to speed to ride. The hard part is reining here in so that she doesn't blow up and hurt herself.
She absolutely takes my breath away!BowWow
Sep 26, 2003 11:48 AM
We've been married for 19 years, have 8 kids (somebody mentioned Muslims and Mormons... 8->), she's 5'6, 130 pounds, supports me in my insanities, trusts me implictly, loves me unconditionally, and keeps me headed in the right direction. I'm lost without her!


Oh, and I enjoy all kinds of beauty - people of all ages, scenery from anywhere in the universe, elegant machines of every type, music of every persuasion, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera....
8 kids??? Are you attempting to sponser a team?CARBON110
Sep 26, 2003 12:14 PM
Must be Irish Catholic right? Mexican? LOL! The Male pysche is easy to understand when compared to Female pysche. Botrh sexes are capable of the same love, passion, altruism, understanding .... and torment, deceit, deviant behavior and self-rightousness. I think men are easier to please or perhaps our needs are fewer, in most cases. Women seem to be connected to complex issues of sensitivity, self awareness, womanhood in itself, and attaining a depth of intamacy men forget about to fast.

When it comes to sex, men and women just have different views. Maybe women think about sex as much as men ( I doubt it)but if they do its in a very different way. Understanding how its different is important. This is why alot of men are bad lovers. We think about sex most of the time in very different ways. Our fantasy offends you and yours bores us LOL!
I don't buy that.Kristin
Sep 26, 2003 12:41 PM
The only real differences between men and women are a handful of physical attributes, and hormones. Everything else is cultural. Men have the ability to be every bit as sensitive and intimate as women. To say men are not complex or unable to acheive intimacy is as much of an insult to men as flashing these podium girl pics is an insult to women. Don't short change your gender, or make excuses so that you don't have to try as hard. The differences in the way we view sex are also cultural.

"Women seem to be connected to complex issues of sensitivity, self awareness, womanhood in itself, and attaining a depth of intamacy men forget about to fast."

You contradicted yourself. You say we're capable of the same love, passion, altrusim, understanding, deceit, torment, ect... Then you say men aren't capable of intimacy. Men are socialized to avoid intimacy. You guys are sensitive and complex, but you're taught that if you reveal that to others you will be labled a Nancy boy. So you hide it. Of course that creates a whole world of dysfunction for you. Which I'd bet is a major cause of sexual problems between men and women.
Partly cultural, partly organic.Steve98501
Sep 26, 2003 1:54 PM

Men are indeed capable of sensitivity and intimacy, however, we learn by age 3 that we're severely penalized for expressing it.

There are basic differences, tho. Men want sex to achieve intimacy. Women want intimacy to achieve sex. The Mars/Venus hypothesis isn't that far off.

The organic, or biological imperative is no less real. Males are hard-wired to "sow lots of wild oats" to create as many offspring as possible - it's good for the species to be highly reproductive. And a guy perpetuates his genes even more if multiple women are raising his offspring. Women, on the other hand, are working the other direction, trying to keep one solitary male around long enough to rear the offspring, which is many years for humans. One of the ways she does this, of course, is by having sex for sport as well as procreation, in hopes of keeping the wild oats guy from straying so far away or so often. Male/female relationships are in constant dynamic tension.

Wish I'd known all this before I botched my long term marriage. BTW, she was gorgeous and still is attractive in middle age.


Other women would have been crueler -nmJFR
Sep 26, 2003 12:04 PM
re: Okay. Are all your wives and girlfriends, like totally gorgeous?Sao
Sep 26, 2003 12:10 PM
She's 6'2" 140, runs marathons and does yoga, and alternately gets "Are you a model?" or "WNBA?"

So, yes she is.

Am I lucky. Yes, I am.

Am I all that and a bag of chips too?djg
Sep 26, 2003 12:13 PM
Maybe just the bag of chips in my case. Balding, middle-aged cyclist seeking free time.

My wife is indeed very pretty, but I wouldn't say I ever cared only about how hot a girl is. Also important has always been--for example--a woman's willingness to give me the time of day. But seriously folks, my wife also happens to be very smart (despite her rather obvious case of "marrying down") and has a good sense of humor (again, there's the marrying down thing).
Yes. What's she doing with a dork like me?Straightblock
Sep 26, 2003 12:33 PM
She also has a masters degree, makes more money than I do, is a mother of two, and will be stoking our tandem on a metric century tomorrow. She's not a "high maintenance" beauty, though, and doesn't complain when the occasional stray bike follows me home.

Even though I think she's even better looking than when we met, of course it takes more than looks to keep us together. We'll be celebrating our 18th anniversary next spring, maybe at the Solvang Century. That early in the year, though, she says I'll ride & she'll shop.
Hell yeah im ICY HOT STUNTA ! 100% lethal and 100% real.ONCE in a life time
Sep 26, 2003 1:15 PM
Actully no, Im just one of those college student.
re: Okay. Are all your wives and girlfriends, like totally gorgeous?4bykn
Sep 26, 2003 1:49 PM
My wife is a bit more woman than when we married 23+ years ago, and I still find her damned attractive. Would she ever be a "podium girl"? Probably not. Would I trade her for one? Nope. I once stated that the two most attractive attributes a woman must have are a great smile, and what she keeps between her ears. I gotta be able to talk to a woman to find her attractive.
My gal's a pig.Spoiler
Sep 26, 2003 2:00 PM
But she can cook, so allow her to stick around.
LOL nmNo_sprint
Sep 26, 2003 2:02 PM
I married a fat ugly womanbigrider
Sep 26, 2003 2:02 PM
on the advice from my uncle.

He said

Big ugly women will

always be grateful
cook well
keep you warm in the winter
provide shade in the summer

and the best part is you can leave them for weeks at a time and don't have to worry about them running off
Your uncle was a wise man.Spoiler
Sep 26, 2003 2:10 PM
That's what makes marriage a team effort.
I had this roommate in college with a favorite saying:MShaw
Sep 26, 2003 2:42 PM
Go ugly early and save your money...

nuff said.

There are more than that!No_sprint
Sep 26, 2003 2:46 PM
Yes, it begins with *go ugly early*, then there's *no girl is ugly with your d*$% in her mouth* and then there's *drink her pretty* and *you can drink an ugly girl pretty but you can't drink a fat girl thin*.

LOL, oh the old fraternity days...
Sep 26, 2003 5:13 PM
Kristin, my wife is actually drop dead beautiful, although she and I are no longer in our twenties.

Kristin, you have a twisted view of relationships, from what I see. I sense that you are manless. You remind me of my mom, who used to say: "all men are jerks."

If I may put it quite simply to you Kristin, you need to make a man feel like a man. That is your job as a woman; to make a man feel like a man. Us guys don't want some biatch trying to be equal in strength, power, and intelligence. We will drop you quicker than a homeless man trying to take our wallets...

Kristin, when you finally figure out that you are a woman, then you will find a man. Men are looking for women, not girls like you with serious issues...

I can help you.

email me at I will give you some friendly counsel.

You just need a good man, and some lovin' ...
Somerset Maugham style even... :0

Don't believe the feminist hype. Change your attitude. I have been on other forums where the girls also rate the photos. You are too uptight Kristin, and that is why you can't get within a football field of a man.

My wife will prepare guacomole(?) chips and food, buy beer and steaks, and prepare them, and them stay the hell out of the way while I and my buddies enjoy a good 49er game together... Would you do that for your future husband Kristin? If not, you need to reevaluate your attitude.

I don't like your attitude. I don't like lonefrontranger's either, but she does have a good grasp on life, so maybe you should consult her. I will take are of lfr here, in good time...

Never read such a bunch of drooling drivel in my life...theBreeze
Sep 26, 2003 6:10 PM
and i hope to never again.
Thanks for the one liner...spankdoggie
Sep 26, 2003 6:31 PM
I am guessing you are a single woman, looking for a good man, theBreeze?

Single women with poor attitudes towards men, are very easy to spot.

Bawwww hawwww....african
Sep 26, 2003 8:04 PM
well that was funny. Spankdoggie I take it that next Friday you will be clicking on my podium girl posting?
Given my monicker, what do you think ;-) (nm)geeker
Sep 26, 2003 5:37 PM
kristin, all men like to talk bigrufus
Sep 27, 2003 6:18 AM
when they're with their buddies, or on the relative anonymity of an internet message board. there's no way they talk about women like that otherwise. because for all their bravado, somehwere deep inside(maybe not so deep) is that geeky, awkward boy at his first big boy/girl party or dance, hoping to avoid the humiliation of being rejected by the fairer sex.
A man is a man, and a boy is a boy, rufus...spankdoggie
Sep 27, 2003 4:56 PM
Single. And..Ken of Fresno
Sep 27, 2003 6:40 AM
No. Looks aren't everything.
My wife of 10 yrs~5' 105# no kids except me ~ does double centuries w/me! (nm)STI
Sep 27, 2003 12:20 PM
Widow(er)ed now, but she was sweet... (nm)The Walrus
Sep 27, 2003 12:31 PM
Kristin... I saw your picture oncesuperdog
Sep 27, 2003 8:46 PM
It was quite a while ago but I'd take you over any of the "podium girls" I've seen on this message board.