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Old 07-10-18, 03:43 AM
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The different people have different life habbits ,so it is hard to explain this things ,maybe they think it 's interesting ,or they think they have riding for many times.There is no dangerous things .
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Old 07-10-18, 03:47 AM
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It is depend on our habbits

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When I ride with friends, I ride *with* them. I don't care if they're slow. I can always get in a solo workout ride another time. Or if I want to get dropped I can tag along with the local fast club and be reminded of how fast I'm not.

And if I slowly catch up with a woman whom I don't know riding ahead of me, I'll slow down and lag behind a few bike lengths. Not because I'm a gentleman. It's because if I was overtaking her slowly, she could probably drop me. Especially if she's one of the local women in the blue Elevate team jerseys. And I'm not gonna try to pass her, get dropped myself, and give her the chance to prove I'm a condescending white knight. I have my misplaced pride.
Yeah ,we treat the same thing have different viewpoints
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Old 07-10-18, 05:12 AM
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My gf is 65 and I am 72. I am an ex-college athlete (football & baseball). She never even thought about sports. I have always hated training. She goes to the gym everyday and often does multiple activities like Body Pump followed by a Spin class. We started riding together 14 years ago. I had ridden for over 20 years but was coming off an 8 year layoff. She was new to the bike. In the beginning, thanks to 20 lbs I had gained, I would struggle up hills behind her then power past her rather easily. We'd always be within sight of each other. I would not try to "win." The rides had a bit of a yo yo quality to them. Over the years she has gotten into mega shape and has lost about 10% of her body weight. She is now down to 125 lbs. While she was losing weight, I was losing height. I'm down 2". But. I'm also close to my college weight of 185 lbs. From non-athlete she has become a very good cyclist. I have lost a lot of strength but am more fluid than ever on the bike. These days I still chase her up hills although I am often right behind her. On the flats I can still power up. She is right on my wheel. For example....2 days ago we got to a 3 1/2 mi. flat and winding Strava segment. I told her I was "going for it." I finished with a PB of 20.4 mph. She was on my wheel asking "Do you want me to take a pull?" These days our rides are "together" so we don't have to wait for each other. If we do, it's her at the top of a long climb with me 15-20 seconds behind. My rule has always been that whether she was in front or behind, I would not let her be out of sight. Today that's not a problem.We ride with a club in their B ride and I ride solo often including a 6.4 mi. TT I have to measure my fitness. But, the best rides I have are with her.
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If they do this regularly, they have an agreement, if he did it without any agreement, she won't be riding with him again.

Presumably, they both have cell phones in case of trouble. And needing help can go both ways.

I did a very long ride last Saturday. By far, the best solo rider I saw out in hill country was a woman who absolutely shredded the 9% grade. There's no reason to assume a need for the husband to protect his wife from mishap. Someone with the riding skills that woman had would clearly be able to fix her own flats or whatever.
People have limited time to ride during the week. This might be the only time they have to put the hammer down, and they just plan on meeting up at the end.

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Old 07-10-18, 06:51 AM
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How is it possible to know that two people separated by 2+ miles are riding together?

Maybe the woman is confident enough to ride on her own. Some women don't need protectors looking over them 24x7.

Some wives encourage their husbands to exercise vigorously. It's good for them.

How a husband and wife agree to ride is up to them. It isn't right to automatically judge the husband as inconsiderate or uncaring.

Yeah, this. Judging the husband adversely for this is about as reasonable as judging the wife, when the two are together, as a dependent female in need of a protector 24/7; neither is reasonable.
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Old 07-11-18, 11:51 PM
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Wife is pretty strong. Whenever we ride together, I can usually build a lead of about a foot or so, and that's as far ahead as I can get. Tenacious, she is.

Montauk NY ?
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So nice for a partner to have the same hobbies.
There should be no comprehensive understanding of the truth of the matter.
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Montauk NY ?
The bottom photo with the yellow bike is of the Montauk Point lighthouse. The other, with the red bike, was taken at Crab Meadow beach in Smithtown, looking north at a dimly visible Connecticut coast on the horizon.
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She is pretty clear about it that if they can't keep up on the bike, they can't keep up in bed.
That's just bad logic. I hope she thinks more clearly on more important topics.

One of the things I like about my wife is that she doesn't slow herself down when she's stronger than I am, and she doesn't ask me to slow myself down when I'm stronger than she is.
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