As I said the eliptical, a Sole E95, is large. It's in the dining room because it was too big to get up the stairs, like I said, it's a size thing. Perhaps if it hadn't been delivered almost completely assembled things would have been different. I'd have more space in my dining room and the eliptical would be upstairs, in the weight room, where it was intended to go.
The bike I ride is a Cannondale X6 Cyclocross. Back when I bought it, Cannondale was still building their bikes by hand out near Johnstown. This is no longer the case. The gears are different then a road bike and it has wider tires. A friend of mine has a nice Cervelo road bike. Where as I can take mine off the road he can't, at least not without worrying he'll hit a teeny, weeny stone and bend one of his expensive rims.
Finally, I thought I'd throw in a pic of one of the NRC's (naked rubber chickens). This one has a hole in it's belly and has lost it's squeaker, and is the only one the girls can take outside. The other still squeaks. That's right, they have two.
It's the little things, you know.