Something happened this weekend that has me very excited. Both me and my wife could lose about 20 pounds. I have been bike commuting for about 2 years, I don't own a car, and get about 75-150 miles a week. We got married this past April and have been together for about 4 years now. She always complains she's fat, but never really exercises much. Some friends asked if she wanted to rent a bike and go down on the beach here in Los Angeles, and it cost her $25 for the day, and she had such a great time, now she wants to buy a bike. Actually, there were about 10 of us on the ride, and they all were talking about buying a bike! So we will go out and size her up for a bike and then try to get her a used one somewhere.
I just have to keep them from buying a costco bike.
Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
My wife has been on the bike over 10 years. Part of the reason is making her bike as comfy as possible for her. Don't be one of those cheeseheads that expects the wife to ride a cheesey stock saddle with $5 bike shorts and love it. We know what it takes to enjoy a bike, give her the same options!