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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-25-08, 02:23 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 05-25-08, 03:42 PM   #2
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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.
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Congrats to you. Mine will not venture out of the hood, so she sometimes in my warm up partner.
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Old 05-25-08, 05:12 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-25-08, 06:04 PM   #5
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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)
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Old 05-25-08, 06:51 PM   #6
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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.
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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.
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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.)
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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"...
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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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