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Old 01-25-24, 07:30 PM
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Married for 39 years, my wife is a casual rider at best.
She currently rides an E-Bike and enjoys short rides occasionally with me but more so with her girl friends.
They have this little 'bike gang' and all the gals have E-bikes that they've named and they like to ride them to the local park to play tennis or pickleball.
Our turnaround at Fairholme C.G. by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

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Old 01-29-24, 01:04 PM
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Ah, photos. Good idea. This is my fave, us on a pass climb, coming back from Leavenworth up 97. We took the Old Blewett Pass road over the top..

and heading out for a group ride on a typical PNW winter day - in graupel. We actually had fun! It didn't stick, too warm.
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Old 02-20-24, 04:49 PM
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My wife and I ride together 6 days a week and she can stay in my draft unless I really push, but she’s good for 20mph if she stays close on fairly flat roads/trails.
I bought her a Time Alpe D’Huez for Christmas and it made a difference
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Old 02-20-24, 08:36 PM
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Met spouse/stoker in 1978 when we both biked to work at the same hospital in Indiana. I was a nurse and she a laboratory technologist. Married a few months after meeting. Still together and still riding bikes together. Took up tandem riding in 2000. Still doing that but riding single bikes together more last few years - she on e-assist Trek bike and me on recumbent. She told me after our ride today that she had the e-assist off for about half the ride to get a better workout! I did persuade her to become a recumbent tandem stoker in 2010. Most of our tandem riding these days is on tandem club rides or events like Midwest Tandem Rally.

Pic at Midwest Tandem Rally 2023, Fort Wayne Indiana. Route included stop at Sweetwater music gear headquarters, where I bought some guitar strings.

Today on an 18 mile local ride together. Took pictures of cement truck to show young grandson who loves vehicles, trucks and construction equipment especially.

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Old 02-21-24, 10:38 AM
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We ride together frequently and we also ride a tandem in complete harmony. At one time she had accumulated around 17-18 bikes that were mostly vintage. Colnagos, Pinarellos, DeRosa, she really has an eye for nice bikes.
Much of that collection is gone as she came to the obvious conclusion that she could not ride them all. Now her vintage bikes are limited to a near-new condition 84í(?) Wilier Triestina in the gold chromovelato finish completely original and a reproduction Team Schwinn Wheaties built on a period correct Paramount frame.
As wives and bikes go, Iím living the dream.
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Old 02-21-24, 10:50 AM
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Boy meets girl. Boy buys bike. Boy gets girl,
50+ years later, they're still riding,
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