Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Indecisive rookie
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    SW Ontario
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Rally
    Posts
    304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    My Girlfriends first ride!!!!

    Hey everyone, I started riding at the middle of this past summer, i have slowly progressed from 10km rides to a longest of 60, I used to ride a 90's nishiki , just upgraded to a Cannondale from around 1986. I promised my girlfriend that I would try to get a bike that she can ride too.

    Monday morning was our first ride together.
    We did around 19km, which was plenty for her first. I bought her some LG womens shorts, and she wore a helmet of hers, and a scott jersey I found at a thrift shop for $4, she wore some underarmor tights etc to try and keep warm.

    The ride took us about 1.5hours, she was very intimidated by the hills, and scared of her braking system, i heard "omg i dont know how to slow down!!!" several times. At the end of the ride she had lots of fun, and it ended with some hot chocolate to drink, and watching star trek (great movie btw).


    I only have one photo of us, she asked that i smudge her face, so decided to see what i would look like with a handlebar moustache.

    Anyways, i know this thread is pointless, but just thought i would add one more new biker added to the list! She has agreed to ride with me next spring/summer etc.

  2. #2
    Senior Member brianmcg123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    TN
    Posts
    456
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Love the smiley faces. I had that same cannondale many moons ago.
    Everyone's a roadie, they just might not know it yet.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Northern Nevada
    Posts
    3,749
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool. Had a similar experience with my then-girlfriend long ago, on my college Peugeot and an old Schwinn Varsity she borrowed from a friend. We went 12 miles, and it nearly killed her.
    We've done many centuries since, and in January we'll have been married 36 years, so she didn't hold it against me.

  4. #4
    Let's Ride! RidingMatthew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC USA
    My Bikes
    --07 Scott S40 Speedster --2010 Jamis 650b1-- 2012 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Posts
    862
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    @Velo Dog Congrats on 36 years of marriage! Keep in rolling!

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,134
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Excellant !

  6. #6
    Old enough to know better willmw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    East Central GA, USA
    My Bikes
    Haro Heartland Express LE, Dawes Lightning 1000
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My wife joined me shortly after I started riding in May. She saw me losing weight and didn't want to miss out on that opportunity. Her first ride was about 1.5 miles and she thought she was going to die. Last week she rode 18 miles with me. It is nice having her ride with me.
    Dangit, I almost only post in Foo, so my post count is abysmal.

  7. #7
    Senior Member one_beatnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    My Bikes
    Waterford 1200, Raleigh Record converted to a single speed.
    Posts
    560
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That was quite a ride for her first! I am SOOO jealous! I can't get my wife to ride with me. She says we can't afford it!?! I think she's telling me that she'll probably like it and then we'll have to spend money on the stuff for her too. She will ride all over the nation with my as pillion on the motorcycle so that's cool. 30 years together here!
    Last edited by one_beatnik; 10-31-09 at 07:37 AM.
    Dan in SW Iowa...
    life is lethal; none of us gets out alive!

  8. #8
    Senior Member KDC1956's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Arkansas
    My Bikes
    Surly LHT 52cm Nice Bicycle I think.
    Posts
    671
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by henrycalhoun51 View Post
    My wife is disabled and cannot ride. I spend more time now with her than doing things off on my own...
    My wife is disable as well but I got her a trike.She can ride it a little but she is over weight too.So if you can find a way to get her a trike maybe she will ride a little with you.I told my wife you may be disable but you can still do for your self so why should I do with out my riding time.And she knows this spring I am going to Bangor Maine with out her.Our daughter can come over and help her while I am gone.It might be a sad way of looking at it but this is why I love to ride to get out and enjoy being by my self.

  9. #9
    The Professor akohekohe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    O'ahu
    My Bikes
    Alex Moulton Double Pylon, Surly Big Dummy, Alex Moulton GT
    Posts
    886
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My wife does really like to ride her own bike - makes her really nervous. She grew up on an island without roads (she can handle a canoe really well). So I've been thinking about getting one of the Harmony Semi-recumbent Tandems. Looks like a good alternative and might work with someone with a disability for someone who could not ride a regular tandem. Note they can stoke using their hands if the disability precludes using their legs. Plus, it looks like a lot more fun for the stoker sitting up front. I'm figuring I can always add an electric assist if it proves too much work for me.
    The more you drive the less intelligent you are. - Tracy Walter as Miller in Repo Man.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    8,599
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd have that jaudice checked out. It looks like it is contageous!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •