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Old 07-09-10, 07:12 PM
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Corvallis, Oregon. Mature Female Riding Buddy needed by my girl friend.

Hi,

I'm based in Portland, Oregon, and my girl friend is in Corvallis, so it is not easy for me to ride with her.

We are looking for a preferably mature female riding partner.

My girl friend is a complete newbie and needs help with things like proper cadence, selecting appropriate gears, defensive riding, some arm twisting to wear dorky reflective vest, encouragement to gain confidence to do left turns, I'm sure you have all been there in the past.

Anyway, she is 32, and riding a pretty cheap mountain bike, with hopes of graduating onto a road bike.

Any suggestions or offers of help greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-09-10, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter.Jenkins View Post
Hi,

I'm based in Portland, Oregon, and my girl friend is in Corvallis, so it is not easy for me to ride with her.
Ah, so - my circumstances are similar. My job and our house is in the Portland area, but my wife's job is in Corvallis. She spends half her time there. She'd be an OK riding companion, but she wouldn't be a good coach. She's a pretty good rider, too- I don't know if she'd have the patience to ride with a newbie on a mountain bike. I'll ask her, though.
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Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
Ah, so - my circumstances are similar. My job and our house is in the Portland area, but my wife's job is in Corvallis. She spends half her time there. She'd be an OK riding companion, but she wouldn't be a good coach. She's a pretty good rider, too- I don't know if she'd have the patience to ride with a newbie on a mountain bike. I'll ask her, though.
Hi Jeff, thanks for the reply and consideration. My girl friend's endurance is now in the one hour area. When I get time (and money) I will swap the mountain bike tires for something much smaller, smoother and higher pressure more suited to road use.

The current mountain bike is (I think) a bottom-of-the-range Jamis with front suspension and knobbly tires - quite literally anything else like a hybrid, or cheap road bike would be infinitely better and much easier for my gf to ride. But budget constraints mean we have to be very judicious with upgrades and bike changes.

If your wife is up for even a single ride, that would be beneficial. As would any pointers for my gf to hook up with others - I've already emailed Corvallis Cyclery and posted on the TeamEstrogen.com forums, etc.

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Peter, Mid-Valley Bike Club (https://mvbc.com/calendar.html) has Sat morning rides at 9am from the Osborn Aquatic Center on Highland Ave. This might be a good starting point for your friend. They get riders of various levels but regroup periodically for slower riders, stop for coffee/snacks etc. It will also help improve the basic riding skills you have mentioned in your post.
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Forgot to add that rides are open to all, not just club members. In any case, membership is quite nominal ($20/yr).
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Originally Posted by screenwasher View Post
Peter, Mid-Valley Bike Club (https://mvbc.com/calendar.html) has Sat morning rides at 9am from the Osborn Aquatic Center on Highland Ave. This might be a good starting point for your friend. They get riders of various levels but regroup periodically for slower riders, stop for coffee/snacks etc. It will also help improve the basic riding skills you have mentioned in your post.
Thanks for the reply. I also sent and email to Corvallis Cyclery and they also replied with links to Mid-Valley Bike Club and the race club, the bike shop also has an entry-level group ride. So now it just a scheduling issue.

Thanks for the support.
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