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    POLL: does your SO cycle as much (or more than) you?

    Well? How about it? Never thought it would matter, but I sometimes actually think, "Geez, I wish she'd get bitten by the bug, too."

    You know? Feels odd.

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    I'm yet to meet my SO. I'd say it's pretty unlikely though.
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    well, i didn't vote b/c i'm single again - 1 1/2 yr relationship ended in December. my ex cycled a lot less than me - maybe twice a month. i am hoping to find an avid cyclist for my next...

    the girl i just met rides as much as i do: she's a MTB guide like me (she's guiding for 4 weeks in may on the Spanish island of Mayorca) and did more races last year than i did, owns more than 1 bike, rides/trains regularly and is competing in the TransAlp Challenge this summer (8 day, 20,000meters of vertical, 500km mountain bike race across the Alps from Germany to Italy) that i decided was a little too extreme (and expensive)... i'll be guiding similar TransAlp tours but as a guide, not as a racer

    would be cool if it works out b/c it would be cool to again have a SO who shares the cycling passion - i had 2 exes who cycled as much as me and it was awesome!
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    Wife seems to have no interest in ever riding...

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    My wife is a new cyclist and we ride together 3 or 4 times a week. I ride about twice as much per week as she does. I currently bring my bike to work and ride at lunch.

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    Wife seems to have no interest in ever riding...
    Same here, but it doesn't cause any problems. I don't like the Life Times chanell either.

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    I'm lucky in that my wife likes riding. She cycles out to meet me when I'm commuting home . We tour too, and cycle in to Edinburgh for brunch at the weekends.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    I'm single, but my fantasy girl cycles as much as I do!

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    I got my GF, now wife into cycling and we we riding about the same amount. I was riding a bit more, but not much more. We rode mostly together.

    Then, she got bitten hard-core and was riding 3 times more than me. 3-4 times a week, and spinning on the trainer on off days.

    Then she got sick (diagnosed w/Graves disease) and been laid up for close to a year now, so I'm riding more.

    I'm guessing (and I know her), when she's healthy again, she'll outpace me 2:1.

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    Originally posted by chewa
    I'm lucky in that my wife likes riding. She cycles out to meet me when I'm commuting home . We tour too, and cycle in to Edinburgh for brunch at the weekends.
    That's cool!!

    I taught my GF how to ride a couple of months ago and even though I commute with my bike, we always take a pleasure ride along the Bay Trail or elsewhere a couple of times a week.

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    Since my wife perceives on-road cycling as dangerous, I ride far more than she does. She does occasionally borrow my mountain bike for trail or path riding.
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    My wife and kids never ride.

    0 interest. Nada. Zip.
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    I hope your kids aren't turning into little couch potatoes!

    We ride about the same amount, although he rides a bit more than I do, because sometimes he goes out for really early morning rides with his friends and they do sprints and all that. I can't sprint. Also, he likes the colder weather more than I do. But we're about even.
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    Chris!

    What are you talking about, no SO??? I thought I WAS YOUR SO!!!! I thought we established that one a while back... what, the time we shared together meant nothing to you? I thought you were different!! For shame!



    No SO for me either, other than my imaginary ones.... so far!

    Koffee

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    My wife can't cycle, so yes, I ride more. I tried to interest her into wheelchair cycling, but I would probably have to be able to borrow one so she could try.

    Both kids like cycling, but they are only 6.5 and 3. I suspect the oldest daughter will be less of a cycling than the younger one, however.

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    Originally posted by wabbit
    I hope your kids aren't turning into little couch potatoes!
    If you're asking me, my "little" kids are 18 and 21.
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    I'm lucky, my wife rides about as much as I do and is
    a good motivator if I'm feeling reticent about riding.
    One thing I really appreciate is that when we do
    organized rides like HHH she doesn't get all upset
    if we get seperated (I do ride a bit faster, but not
    all that much any more).
    as I've said before, I'm a lucky man.

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    My husband introduced me to cycling when we got married 12 1/2 years ago. He has always been an avid cyclist - road, track and mountain bike, and rode competively in his youth. So naturally he hoped I would share his interest. If someone had told me 14 years ago that I would be having this much fun on a bike, I know I wouldn't have believed them. Now, it is a very rare occasion when we don't go out together and we both plan to start cycling to work together within the next few weeks.

    I love riding with him because it forces me to constantly push myself to be a better rider - faster and more skillful. My goal is to one day kick his butt up one of our favorite climbs! Every season I can feel myself closing the gap a little bit more!

    He is the best riding partner I could ever ask for.

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    Originally posted by Koffee Brown
    Chris!

    What are you talking about, no SO??? I thought I WAS YOUR SO!!!! I thought we established that one a while back... what, the time we shared together meant nothing to you? I thought you were different!! For shame!
    Do you really want to commit to someone who looks like this?

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    But of course, Chris....

    You are my one and only, skinny legs and all...

    I remember our time most fondly...

    Koffee

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    You're sounding like A. Troll with this post.

    Incidentally, do you ride more than me or less? I don't think I've voted in the poll yet.

    Incidentally, I haven't forgotten either.
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    Probably a little less, since it's been winter over here, but my riding is going up substantially too. It's my plan to get in at least 30 miles a day over the summer.

    I also run an hour every morning and lift 4 mornings a week. I'm sure that cuts into my riding time. Oh well.

    A. troll? Nah. I really thought we had love....

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    WIFE RIDES VERY LITTLE. BUT SHE IS PRETTY GOOD ON THE BIKE WHEN SHE DOES GET ON IT. SHE WORKS OUT ON HER OWN.

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