A few days ago I posted that my older brother is going to start riding again.
I offered him a road bike (1980s Specialized Sirrus). I just heard from him last night. His wife, an RN wants him to start his re-entry into cycling on a mountain bike, not a road bike. He'll be riding on paved two-lane country roads even with the mountain bike. She's stated that she thinks it will be safer. Both my brother and I don't see the logic in this, but he wisely (in fairness for the many sacrifices she has made during his extended illness) says he'll defer to her on this issue. I'll certainly respect his decision.
In the meantime I've suggested he just keep riding the mountain bike he has, and maybe by mid-July his wife will have changed his mind, and the Specialized will still be waiting for him.
As I shared this story with my wife, she nodded her head in agreement saying that his wife probably knows best. OK, so am I missing something here? I'm not getting the logic here.