Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Durham, NC
Bikes: Cannondale Synapse 5c, Scattante XRL
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Taking the good with the bad
The good: my wife and I have been discussing ways to cut down on the cost of her commute to work. I nearly had a heart attack when she proposed riding her bike. She doesn't mind me riding (I've been commuting every day for 3 years), but she didn't grow up on a bike (she'd never ridden a geared bicycle prior to meeting me, and that was at age 28) like I did. I NEVER thought she'd suggest it for herself.
The bad: for a couple of months there my daughter (now almost 18 months old) would come home from day care everyday and want to examine my bike. For the last 2 weeks however she's insisted on sitting in the front seat of my wife's car and "driving" instead of going to the bike. She grabs the steering wheel and touches the gear shift, turn indicators (she's probably used them more in the last 2 weeks than the average NC driver has...), radio knobs, and all that.
I fear that she's following the typical American path, falling out of love with the bicycle and replacing it with the car as she gets older.
Last edited by Itsjustb; 08-04-08 at 12:18 PM.