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    Im the only one who is biking in the family.

    any suggestions?

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    Take the wife on a ride to the jewelry store. Or any destination that works as a bribe. Same for the kids, ice cream etc. Don't rush them too much. If there is a huge difference in the speed that they ride, take each one alone with you and let them set the pace. The last thing you want to do is go too fast for them. If the speed is way to slow for you, go for a fast ride at another time. Even on the same day.
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    Work it into the day, go to a park for a picnic, a ballgame, some outing everyone likes. If you ride in drops, consider a city bike or citifying a mountain bike so you can ride in a slower, conversational manner. Start small. Build up to hills on your routes. Switch an errand to bike based, library, video store, coffee, whatever. Do the heavy hauling on the errand. Go at the pace of the slowest and don't push them to go faster. Take breaks often. Make sure all the bikes are comfortable and in good condition.

    With younger kids look at a tag along to get them pedaling without major effort.

    Basically make it easy, relaxed and fun. If you bike regularly, your ease with traffic and on the bike can be intimidating to a non rider. You want to do everything possible to minimize that. Show that biking is a normal, easy activity and you're making a more even playing field. Upright riding positions, platform pedals and normal clothes go a long way towards making people more comfortable on bikes and making cycling approachable. If you live on busy streets, consider taking the bikes to a park or path as cars add distraction and fear. Giving too much advice too early can be bad too.

    My wife didn't ride till recently and it has been much slower going than I'd like, but we're making progress. It took a while to get her comfortable on the bike. It's taking longer to figure out how she likes to ride. We got a ex-rental bike that I fixed up to just get her on a bike. Now that she's been riding a year, we're looking at other options. But simple things like how to get on the bike, when to shift etc had a much higher learning curve than I expected. If you explain something, giving the reasoning behind it helps and only working on one thing per ride helps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
    Take the wife on a ride to the jewelry store. Or any destination that works as a bribe. Same for the kids, ice cream etc. Don't rush them too much. If there is a huge difference in the speed that they ride, take each one alone with you and let them set the pace. The last thing you want to do is go too fast for them. If the speed is way to slow for you, go for a fast ride at another time. Even on the same day.
    im a teenager no wife or girlfriend.but this idea is funny. i laugh out loud.thanks

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    I'm 66 and I too am the only one in my family that rides.
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    Find your local group ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevayne View Post
    any suggestions?

    Go have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevayne View Post
    any suggestions?
    Time for a new family..
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    Isn't the whole point of cycling to get away from the family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Isn't the whole point of cycling to get away from the family?
    That's funny... especially in this sub-forum!
    Gettin' my Fred on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irclean View Post
    That's funny... especially in this sub-forum!
    I found this thread by clicking the "What's New" button.
    I hadn't even noticed what forum it was in.

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    this post are all funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevayne View Post
    im a teenager no wife or girlfriend.but this idea is funny. i laugh out loud.thanks
    I bet you can bribe your parents with something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevayne View Post
    Im the only one who is biking in the family.

    any suggestions?
    Why does it matter that others in your family don't ride? The answer to your question is different if your looking for somebody to ride with than if they're not understanding of why you ride.
    We have met the enemy and they is us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    Why does it matter that others in your family don't ride? The answer to your question is different if your looking for somebody to ride with than if they're not understanding of why you ride.
    nothing i just feel very lonely when i bike.

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    Have you asked at local bike shops about local rides or riders that you might join?
    My bike shop has told me about new riders looking for someone to ride with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Have you asked at local bike shops about local rides or riders that you might join?
    My bike shop has told me about new riders looking for someone to ride with.
    well there is no nearby local bike shop. its very far.

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    I got my sister into biking. Right now shes looking for a hybrid for recreation. My mom is next and shes very stubborn lol
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    its so hard to find a near local bike shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Isn't the whole point of cycling to get away from the family?
    I thought that was what ice fishing was for.

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    Originally Posted by Shimagnolo
    Isn't the whole point of cycling to get away from the family?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyanemi View Post
    I thought that was what ice fishing was for.
    Ice fishing is an excuse to drink beer and pass gas in small enclosed spaces.
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    How about this list of clubs in the Philippines?

    http://www.bugoybikers.com/en/bike%20clubs.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by z90 View Post
    How about this list of clubs in the Philippines?

    http://www.bugoybikers.com/en/bike%20clubs.html
    i dont live in the province...

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