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July 22nd, 2011, 06:51 AM
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Do we have any bikers in our DDC? If so, I have a question.

Is it necessary to rev the bike's engine for several minutes before riding, like, in order for the bike to function properly or something?

My bedroom window is basically right next to my neighbor's driveway, and he does this before riding...Sometimes at 10am (like right now), sometimes at 4 in the afternoon, and sometimes at 3:00 in the morning. Often, he'll rev the engine for several minutes, then pull out and presumably ride around the neighborhood, and come back five minutes later and rev for several more minutes. Lather, rinse, repeat as needed.

During the day, I couldn't care less. In the middle of the night, however, I find it completely inconsiderate.

So is this a normal thing to do? I'll cut him some slack if somehow he couldn't ride unless he did this. Otherwise, I think he might just be a jerk.

For what it's worth, this isn't a new bike. He's been doing it for years.
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July 22nd, 2011, 06:58 AM
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My hubby use to have one and it was loud, he knew better not to do that. I did ask him and he said you should let it warm up for a few minutes but like I said he didn't because I and no one else wanted to hear that in the morning!
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July 22nd, 2011, 07:01 AM
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NO! It is not necessary. My husband rides a bike and while you do need to let it warm up for a couple of minutes, revving of the engine repeatedly is definitely NOT necessary. Only idiots who "like the sound" do that.
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July 22nd, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Lol I wouldn't even let him warm it up it was so loud. I'm so glad he got rid of it
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July 22nd, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Thank you for the input!

So it's official, then. My neighbor is just a jerk.

Corilyn, you're right. The revving alone is loud. But it's the revving, revving, revving, revving that really gets to me. And the fact that he revs and then leaves, but comes back five minutes later and revs again!

I'm a pretty heavy sleeper, but a lot of times at night he'll start it JUST after I have drifted off, which of course brings me wide awake again and then I spend the next 45 minutes listening to revving, revving, revving, (silence), revving, revving, revving (silence).

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
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July 22nd, 2011, 07:53 AM
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Why don't you let the air out of one of his tires?
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July 22nd, 2011, 08:34 AM
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^ Because she isn't an angry teenager

Sorry about the revving and the revving and the revving and the revving! Ask him to drive off and find a different spot to revv
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July 22nd, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Yeah..if you somehow find a way to deal with it for the rest of your pregnancy, you can always politely ask him to not rev it during the night because it wakes the baby up..or you could tell him that now anyway!
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July 22nd, 2011, 02:31 PM
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^ Because she isn't an angry teenager
How do you know? I might be.

And even if I'm not, I'm almost certain there is an angry teenager lurking inside me somewhere. I think she's the one responsible for calling DH's voicemail non-stop for twenty minutes last night just because I was annoyed that his phone wasn't on him.

We laughed about it today.

Or...we will. I'm sure of it.

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July 22nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
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We laughed about it today.

Or...we will. I'm sure of it.

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July 22nd, 2011, 03:14 PM
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My husband has had a couple of bikes and the engine revving is only to show off how "loud" it is ... Complete testosterone thing!!! Sorry your neighbor is a jerk.
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