Join Date: Jan 2006
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Originally Posted by chelboed
Wow, what a wife. Ya know, consider yourself lucky. Not because your wife bought you a sweet ride, but because your wife is so supportive of your hobby. It could just be the way you approach biking, too. Make sure to let her know how much you appreciate her and how envious all of your peers here in MTB world are.
Like MattP said, fortunately we share this hobby, and she is actually the one that got me back into it (wanted a bike to ride around, and I started remembering how much I used to love MTB). She's really taken to it though, wanting to ride every off-day we have, and asking me to teach her to wheelie/bunny-hop...My best advice for someone trying to get your wife into it is buy a bike SHE really likes, and take her to the funnest/easiest trail possible for the first time out, even a paved bike-path is good while they get comfortable shifting, etc. Maybe YOU should surprise your wife with a bike in the LR, lol? (Reminds me of the Homer bowling-ball...)
Btw, I read her your post earlier, so thanks for that.
Regarding the fork, yeah I didn't really expect it to last too long, so I'll probably wait till it craps out and then put something quite sweet on there. I'd also like to put some disc brakes on there pretty soon - going from HFX-9's on my other bike to these Tektro's is definitely a difference. They get the job done for now though.