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Mazama 05-25-08 02:23 PM

I got my wife out!
 
For the first time in about 9 months I got the wife out to ride. We did a 12 mile leisurely ride on the local MUP.

She's an avid runner, but she's still sore.

bdinger 05-25-08 03:42 PM

Very nice! I've been working on getting my wife interested, and think I may have finally succeeded. She thinks the Salsa Casseroll single speed bikes "look really cool". I'm thinking one with a Nexus hub in the back as a surprise present.. :). She's also a avid runner/treadmill dork, but I think if I convert her it's all over.

jaxgtr 05-25-08 04:08 PM

Congrats to you. Mine will not venture out of the hood, so she sometimes in my warm up partner.

idig 05-25-08 05:12 PM

I'm lucky. Mine rides with me almost every time out. She generally does a good job of keeping up as well, which is nice.

heckler 05-25-08 06:04 PM

mine yells at me if we ride together. she got me into biking on trails by her running and i would ride behind her. (she runs long distance that i would never do hence i got a bike to hang with her)

zoste 05-25-08 06:51 PM

My GF rides with me every weekend on the rail/trail MUP. We do around 25 miles Saturdays and most Sundays. I cannot get her to ride on streets, though.

idig 05-26-08 07:31 AM

Do any of you manipulate the tire pressure to keep your riding partner from leaving you in the dust on days when you feel sluggish? I'm just asking.

Torrilin 05-26-08 07:58 AM

Dunno. My partner lit up when I told him that a bottle dynamo knocks the gearing on my bike up about a cog or two tho. (He left me in the dust last night and was very pleased with himself... I don't think he's thought through what happens if I start riding with the dynamo on all the time.)

bdinger 05-26-08 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by idig (Post 6761400)
Do any of you manipulate the tire pressure to keep your riding partner from leaving you in the dust on days when you feel sluggish? I'm just asking.

I would never do that. But I would go "Hey, your MTB looks pretty lonely, why not ride that?"

Granted, that tends to backfire when said MT is Scandium/Carbon Salsa with full XT setup as a "race bike"... :D

wayne pattee 05-26-08 05:19 PM

Mine will ride with me if the temp is between 70 and 80 and the wind is 5 mph or less.
So I ride alone a lot.


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