Hey, long time no post.
While I'm not as hardcore as most of you all, I try to get on the bike at least twice a week (and more if time and weather permits). My rides are 20+ miles long. Biking has been great excersise for me and I enjoy it. Recently, my good friend and his wife just bought new bikes. I started thinking it might be nice if my GF started riding with me.
Currently, she's not very active and she smokes. Luckily for her, she has a beautiful, slender shape. She use to be on the US diving team years ago, so she has been active in the past. She wants to quit smoking and is worried about gaining weight.
I'm wondering how I can get her into riding. Purchasing a bike that might not get used, or might put pressure on her is something I don't want. Furthermore, what would be the right type of bike? I mostly ride road (c'dale r600), and occasionally mountain (c'dale jekyll 800).
I really want her and I to have an activity together (I'm fairly certain she's the last woman I'll ever need to meet ) and biking seems like a good choice. I guess this is not the greatest time to get into it since winter is around the corner, but I suppose I could get a nice deal on a bike over the winter, if that's the route we take.