220, 221 whatever it takes.

 Jeff:  Guys don’t judge things other guys do. It’s separate from the friendship.  That’s the code that guys live by.  That’s Guy Code.

Audrey:  So with Guy Code you can excuse any bad behavior just to go to a sky box?

Jeff:  It was invented by guys.

Audrey:  You know if Katie were an old friend, I’d tell her. I just don’t know her that well.

Jeff:  Even if you did, you couldn’t.

Audrey:  Why not?

Jeff:  Because Ray told me and Guy Code demand that it go no further .

Audrey:  But you told me

Jeff:  I’m allowed to because of Marriage Code

Audrey:  That doesn’t make any sense

Jeff:  It makes perfect sense. Guy Code and Marriage Code can intersect. The information I gave you is covered primarily under Guy Code so again, you can’t tell Katie.

Audrey:  What about Woman Code.

Audrey:  Don’t make me laugh.

Rules of Engagement 2007

Ladies, if you read further, you may suffer feelings of confusion.  That’s because this post may not make sense or may remind you of behavior you recognized with the man in your life.  If you need interpretation, please ask your spouse, friend, or any man close by.  He will clearly understand this post but you will not understand his explanation anyway.

I have a good friend John who recently asked me of my thoughts on the Garmin Edge 305. Initially, I pointed him to a review over at the Suitcase of Courage blog.  The post was objective, well researched, and well written.  The exact answer to his question. Most conversations end there.  For me, that was the beginning.

I now knew John was in the market for a fairly high end cyclometer.  So I immediately started to talk him into the Garmin Edge 705.  The 705 runs about $200 – $250 more. What do you get for that money? Besides a color screen, not much.

You see, that is exactly the point.  Could I shame, him into buying the most expensive cycle computer on the market? Once you lay out the $350, there is no going back.  Do you really want to look at that monochrome screen and think.  “What if?” or “I should have.”

You see, my motives are simple.  They can be summed up in two simple objectives.

  1. Can I cause a conversation that begins with “Well it sounded like a good idea at the time.” or “But Jim said”
  2. Make myself look good by comparison. “Well, at least I didn’t go out and spend that kind of money like John.”

But you may wonder why I would want John to have a better toy than me? Isn’t the Boys with Toys thing a big deal? Exactly.  With his purchase, I can lay the foundation here at home.  I can remark at all the cool things the Garmin can do.  How cycling is my one real passion in life.  Then I’ll be prepared for the Garmin 706! No doghouse included!

Ha! Take that John. Mine can do everything yours can AND it can tell time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.


6 Responses to 220, 221 whatever it takes.

  1. Debby says:

    If Mr. Suitcase asks you about Zipp Wheels, you know nothing…

  2. pelotonjim says:

    You mean you would want him on lesser wheels? It’s like a sales person buying cheap shoes. That’s one area where he needs to invest. If he gets beaten out in a sprint, you’ll think “What would have happened if he had those Zipp wheels?” 😉

    That’s my best shot.

  3. Thanks PJ – both for the Garmin review shoutout AND for your vailiant attempt to get me on some 404s (or was it 808s? Don’t wanna just settle . . .)

    Welcome back to blogland – you were missed! Sorry it’s taken me so long to start catching up – one more week of crazy time at work then back to (relative) normal…

  4. SpokeHead says:

    Sure, the 705 may be pricey, but in Philadelphia it’s worth 50 bucks. Hey, how much for the gun?

  5. pelotonjim says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a celebrity in the comments. John (we’ll call him Mr. Garmin) posting as Spokehead. John, did you make your purchase?

  6. SpokeHead says:

    Hey Jim, looks like you better buy the Garmin 706 when its comes out, because I’m ahead of you……I wonder if the 705 is preloaded with local brew pubs? Mmmm…..beer.

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