Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
Reload this Page >

Had an awesome weekend tour with Mrs neilfein - with pics

Notices
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Had an awesome weekend tour with Mrs neilfein - with pics

Old 03-29-09, 09:54 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
neilfein's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Highland Park, NJ, USA
Posts: 3,798

Bikes: "Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB, now serving as the kid-carrier, grocery-getter.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Had an awesome weekend tour with Mrs neilfein - with pics

Martha and I rode the East Coast Greenway last weekend from Trenton up to Highland Park. This was her first time on a bike tour of any sort. Yes, it was very short, yes we didn't camp, but my wife came on a bike tour with me! This is awesomely cool.

The whole thing was less than 50 miles over two days. We took the train to Trenton, and rode home, stopping for the night in Princeton. I kept it short and simple - stick to the greenway, low mileage - to keep the whole thing unintimidating.

Martha has only recently gotten into cycling. I introduced her to camping last summer, and she surprised herself by loving it. Now this! She hit her mileage-in-a-day record on the second day. The full journal - and more pictures - is up on crazyguy.


Saturday morning! Martha in front of our bikes. We're waiting for our train in New Brunswick station.


Martha getting up a head of steam! A few miles north of Trenton.


Martha and I in our room in Princeton before leaving on Sunday morning.


Enjoying the view across the Millstone River. Plainsboro Township is across the water, and Martha is exuberantly facing Princeton/ Hamilton Township.


The East Coast Greenway's off-road portion ends in Highland Park, when it intersects Route 27. This intersection is less than a mile from our house.

a quickr pickr post
__________________
Tour Journals, Blog, ride pix

My bands:
neilfein is offline  
Old 03-29-09, 10:21 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
dbikingman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
Posts: 1,385

Bikes: mountain bike, road bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well played. You're a smart man setting Martha up for success. That towpath looks like nice place for a ride.
dbikingman is offline  
Old 03-29-09, 10:36 PM
  #3  
Neil_B
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Very nice. Thanks for sharing the report.
 
Old 03-29-09, 10:48 PM
  #4  
runnin' down a dream
 
edbikebabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Somewhere out there
Posts: 2,767

Bikes: Turner Flux, Orbea Onix Dama.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Congrats on not being "one of those guys". Like all truly smart men, you figured out how to get a woman into your activities - by doing it on her terms.

Looks like a great trip, and with all the snow in my neck of the woods - I'm crazy jealous that you were out riding.
edbikebabe is offline  
Old 03-30-09, 03:17 AM
  #5  
I'm Rad.
 
vXhanz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 366

Bikes: 2008 Allez (Sold), 2009 Surly LHT (Sold), 2014 Motobecane Fantom Cross Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Awesome job on getting the wife out and about Neil! I'm going to take a page from your playbook and use it to get the Mrs. interested in biking and camping.

Nice pics.

V
vXhanz is offline  
Old 03-30-09, 04:56 AM
  #6  
Triathlon in my future???
 
flip18436572's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest Iowa
Posts: 2,193

Bikes: Junk, that is why I am here. :-)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Great ride report with great pictures.
__________________
2007 Jamis Ventura Comp
2006 Jamis Explorer 2.0
2000 Specialized Hardrock (bought used)
Swim, Bike, Run and sounds like fun
flip18436572 is offline  
Old 03-30-09, 07:11 AM
  #7  
Senior Moment Member
 
jagraham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Westsylvania
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Any weekend with Martha is awesome. Please send her my love

Judy
jagraham is offline  
Old 03-30-09, 07:58 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 189

Bikes: Colnago Master X-lite 2008, Trek Roscoe 7 2021

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
heh heh it was the other way about in my relationship, the wife got me into camping and most recently cycling. Now I want to be on bike all the time *LOL*
scotlandtb is offline  
Old 03-30-09, 05:44 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
neilfein's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Highland Park, NJ, USA
Posts: 3,798

Bikes: "Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB, now serving as the kid-carrier, grocery-getter.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I'm thinking Cheesequake State Park for the next one. A camping tour, definitely - and I'd love to give my trailer a proper shakedown.
__________________
Tour Journals, Blog, ride pix

My bands:
neilfein is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.