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Old 04-09-01, 06:03 PM   #1
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After years of struggle, suffering intense persecution and accusations by my wife for cycling to work, we have won! My steadfast stubbornness and bull-headed tenacity (not to mention my self-centered fun streak) have finally paid off!

My wife is now bugging me to get her a bike. We are both winners!



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Old 04-09-01, 07:35 PM   #2
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Congrat's Pete that is awesome!!
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Old 04-09-01, 08:10 PM   #4
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Ahriiiiiight!!!!
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Yeah! Wow, now you can both hide bike gear from each other!

Way to go, Pete! She'll be hooked as well!
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Hmm...

Seems like I've been through that one myself, Pete. Don't get too excited just yet. Wait till she has clocked her 1000th mile with you.

As you know, buying exercise stuff and using exercise stuff are two different things
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Last year, I got my SO a Giant Option (that's a hybrid, not an option on another guy!) and she put about 700 km's on it, mostly riding around a nearby park, and some streets they close on Sunday's and holidays. It doesn't sound like much riding, but it's something we can do together, and she gets some exercise and I get a few more k's that way. This year we got a bike trailer for her grandaughter, so hopefully we'll be able to get out even more when the little girl stays with us. That's a great thing you done, Pete. Looking back through some of the older posts, I noticed in a few of them you mentioned your wife as "not a cyclist yet", you must have had ESP.
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Old 04-10-01, 05:54 AM   #8
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I hope you have better luck then I did. My wife needed a bike, kid trailer and child seat to do family bonding. Well in 3 years their is less then 50 miles on the bike. Now she needs a tandom so we can stay together on the road. An LBS rents them for the weekend. there is no way I am buying a tandom to ride once a year.
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Indeed, Tribob.
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Go pete, go pete. Pete Pete he's are man he can't do it nobody can!!!!
You think it will be easier to justify spending more money on bike gear now??
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I'm afraid I'll have to work on my girlfriend...I even offered her my bike while I ride the kiddies tricycle but to no avail...

I don' know if I can wait years and years for her to give in either...

Any ideas out there people??

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Congrats Pete! I'm sure your wife will love to ride.... it's VERY addicting!!!

My recommendation to Pete and Rich: have your significant other do bike tours with you that offer different mileage options (25, 50, 62, or 100). This way they can start off with the 25 mile route option and gradually work their way up to more miles on different bike events.
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Pete, I'm looking for a post about the search for a bike for your wife. Have you found one yet? What kind are you looking for? Is she still interested? Hope you're still in the market! We're waiting for the answer to these burning questions.
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Well, Aerobat, buddy man,

I'd rather believe in the impossible than concede to the unthinkable. I will persist believing that she could become a cyclist until I stop being one myself!

And if she never does, well, that'll never stop me, man!
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So Pete, is the wifey a cyclist yet or not? What type of bike is she interested in?

I can sympathize with you. I gave my husband my old mountain bike (1995 GT LTS-2) hoping he would love biking as much as me, but unfortunately that has NOT happened yet.

I decided not to push him to ride, just like he doesn't push me to golf. I guess some activies are better off done without the spouse or significant other.

I am still waiting, although last summer he suggested biking with me. We did two bike events together and he really enjoyed it.
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So Pete, is the wifey a cyclist yet or not? What type of bike is she interested in?
Mmm...not yet. But she's definitely still bugging me about it (good sign)! :thumbup:
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I can sympathize with you. I gave my husband my old mountain bike (1995 GT LTS-2) hoping he would love biking as much as me, but unfortunately that has NOT happened yet.
But you did the right thing (we cyclists are that way, we have a weakness for newbies).
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I decided not to push him to ride, just like he doesn't push me to golf. I guess some activies are better off done without the spouse or significant other.
To this wisdom, I respectfully defer. No one could get me to play golf, it reminds me too much about how Snowplug had to take it up! Just kidding, Snowplug.
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I am still waiting, although last summer he suggested biking with me. We did two bike events together and he really enjoyed it.
See, Marcy, you really have encouraged me!

Petey, former Sumo Champ (I had to get out of the sport, after losing so much weight on the bike! )

Peace!

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Pete, your post reminds me of what my Dad says about golf. It's a game for tennis players with a broken leg. He's now 87, and played tennis until he was about 80.

Marcy's right about not pushing anyone to do something, that's the best way to discourage them. Everyone has to do something for their own reasons. I guess we zealots have a tendency to think everyone should do what we do because we enjoy it so much, but they have to want it as well.
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I actually play a bit of golf from time to time. It can be a frustrating game at times (I think it was invented by someone who couldn't spell "F***". Actually, it's a nice way to spoil a good walk.

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