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Old 02-20-07, 02:26 PM
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Looks Like My Wife Wants to Join in the Fun

So... last night as I was making plans for another ride with another rider my wife got a little peeved, but wouldn't tell me why. Eventually, it came out that it bothered her that I was going out and doing rides with others, but not with her. She said it was her problem, as it's hard for us to ride at the same time due to the kids, and that she's had one reason or another to not ride most of this year.

However, we decided that the oldest should be able to watch the other 2 for a couple hours here and there, and may behave if he's getting paid to do it, so that would solve one problem.

The other problem is she's riding an old, slow hybrid. I've wanted to buy her a new bike, but she didn't want it until she was sure that she wanted to ride. Apparently, she's now sure as she's told me to order her a new bike!

I had offered her my Synapse since it's a really, really nice bike, but she's afraid of the CF, so it looks like we're going to get her an allow one, instead. Besides, if she really gets into it we can ALWAYS get her a better one later!
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Old 02-20-07, 02:34 PM
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Congratulations!! I ride with my wife all the time. She does not ride at the same pace as I do, but she is getting there. My wife in the begining was a slow,but with much patience on both ends she is now up to speed. I plan on building a single speed so when we do our rides together I will be limited on fast I can go.
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Old 02-20-07, 02:38 PM
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nice, look forward to seeing you both out there!
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Old 02-20-07, 02:43 PM
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I've been hoping she'd want to do more, but haven't wanted to push her and piss her off.
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Old 02-20-07, 02:57 PM
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I think that's great, John! You should get her on here and "geek"ified. Also, let her know that there are other women to ride with. I'd love if she'd join!
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Congratulations John!
Well, my solution to getting my wife to ride with me after getting her a single bike which failed miserably, was to get a tandem. So we got a new Santana in 1995 and that worked well for as long as it lasted. We sold that tandem 5 years later and she hasn't ridden since as she took up salsa dancing quite seriously. I don't dance.
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Old 02-20-07, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by merider1
I think that's great, John! You should get her on here and "geek"ified. Also, let her know that there are other women to ride with. I'd love if she'd join!
I will definitely extend the invitation to her.
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
We sold that tandem 5 years later and she hasn't ridden since as she took up salsa dancing quite seriously. I don't dance.
I can't dance, I've got a bad knee! At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 02-20-07, 03:19 PM
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I am jealous and happy for you both. I tried but it failed. Spousal Unit only rides what needs riding and she is a good sport about it.
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Old 02-20-07, 03:21 PM
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that's very cool, I wish mine would show an interest in the biking.
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Very cool...how old are your kids?
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Old 02-20-07, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkAJ
Spousal Unit only rides what needs riding and she is a good sport about it.
Well, that's one way of putting it...
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it sounded like a headline from a swingers forum
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After about a year and a new bike she will be riding like this :
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Originally Posted by Brandy
Very cool...how old are your kids?
7, 11, and 14 next month. All boys. I've got to be optimistic about this...
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Originally Posted by 53x11
it sounded like a headline from a swingers forum
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Old 02-20-07, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by octico
After about a year and a new bike she will be riding like this :
I love that photo, John. She looks so gorgeous and HAPPY and digging the ride. She's representing quite well.
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Old 02-20-07, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jpconrad
7, 11, and 14 next month. All boys. I've got to be optimistic about this...
My 9 year old does 20 mile rides almost every Sunday with us. You should try to get the whole family involved.
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Originally Posted by 53x11
it sounded like a headline from a swingers forum
This isn't one? That explains the odd responses I got at the other forum for fluid intake during a long rides.
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Originally Posted by octico
My 9 year old does 20 mile rides almost every Sunday with us. You should try to get the whole family involved.
If I could hook up a tv and a computer to their bikes I'd stand a chance. My kids are allergic to exercise.

I am working on it, though.
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That's awesome, man - doing activities with the other half is a great thing -

My wife runs and occasionally rides her mountain bike with me, but has little interest in road biking. I try to keep up w/ her on runs, but crap out after 3 miles or so (she runs 8+ miles three times a week) . . . while it'd be fun to get her on a road bike, I don't push it as different people have different hobbies/things they enjoy. -

Looking forward to seeing you (two) on a ride!!
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Originally Posted by jpconrad
This isn't one? That explains the odd responses I got at the other forum for fluid intake during a long rides.
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Originally Posted by MarkAJ
I am jealous and happy for you both. I tried but it failed.
Same here. She tried a 4 mile ride with me and can't stand the saddle. I kept trying to convince her that it was uncomfortable because she insisted on wearing underwear under her cycling shorts. Now she just tells me she gets sick to the stomach when she sees a cyclist now because she knows he's going commando.

I was thinking of getting her on a recumbant to see if that fixes the sore butt problem, but she really doesn't seem interested.
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Originally Posted by MarkAJ
I am jealous and happy for you both. I tried but it failed.
I knew things wouldn't work out with my ex-fiancee when I bought her a bike, we rode together and the most critical skill she learned was how to light a cigarette mid-ride.
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My wife rides doubles with me, but she insists that I ride my own speed and not wait for her. So I see her at the start, and I stay with her until it gets light (ask Ron Smith Jr!), but then I take off at my own speed.

Then I usually shower and change into street clothes and wait for her at the finish. Not that this will work for you jp, but just another suggestion.

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