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Wife UpdateRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:00 AM
Just wanted to inform everyone that my wife completed the 30 mile section of the Sudden Century this weekend as hosted by the Joliet Bike Club. She also paid to ride and would not pirate the ride at my request. It took her just over 3 hours total riding time.
coolDougSloan
May 9, 2002 5:21 AM
Glad you can do it together, despite your attempt to corrupt her. :-)

Doug
Are you kidding?RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:34 AM
I didn't ride with her. She couldn't keep up with my fast pace.
Are you kidding?DougSloan
May 9, 2002 5:40 AM
I didn't mean literally together the whole time, but sharing the event together. No disrespect for your riding abilities intended.
Are you kidding?RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:44 AM
None taken. I would just get really bored riding her pace. I had that first thirty done in under two hours man. I was on my game, that is for sure.
The more I hear, the more I laugh on the inside (nm)TJeanloz
May 9, 2002 5:52 AM
The more I hear, the more I laugh on the inside (nm)RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:54 AM
What do you mean by that?
"If you have to ask....heloise
May 9, 2002 6:27 AM
you can't afford it."
"If you have to ask....RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:28 AM
meaning?
He's calling you slow would be my guess (nm)pmf1
May 9, 2002 7:06 AM
He's calling you slow would be my guess (nm)RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:13 AM
I'm not slow, I'm average.
Don't tell mepmf1
May 9, 2002 7:26 AM
I didn't call you slow.
Cowboy Ray on Mancow's Morning MadhouseRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:44 AM
Reminds me of Cowboy Ray on Mancow's Morning Madhouse.
You should ride with her for a while, anywayslow-ron
May 9, 2002 5:53 AM
If she's lonely on the bike, as you mentioned, she might quit after a while. You should ride with her for at least some of the ride.

I built my wife a nice bike and took her a few rides a couple of years ago. Like a boob, however, I tried making it into my normal ride when I had been riding for well over 10 years and she had ridden about 10 miles in her lifetime. To make a long story shorter, she hasn't ridden since and I had to sell the bike.
You should ride with her for a while, anywayRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:55 AM
That is why I took her to the Joliet Bike Club ride. That way she could meet people. I just wish her social skills were a little more happening.
here's the thingDougSloan
May 9, 2002 6:00 AM
Ron, you're making it really tough to hold back.

You started out with a fine post about your wife enjoying a bike event with you. Then, you seemingly got miffed at the implication that you might lower yourself to ride as slowly as her, sort of implying that you are a 25 mph rider, etc. Then, you come back with 15 mph, more or less. Then, you sort of dis your wife for lack of social skills.

You were almost there, man, almost had a great post going. :-)

Doiug
here's the thingRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:07 AM
I didn't totally dis her social skills. I said they could use some improving, and I also said I would compromise by riding my mountain bike with her. What else can a man do?
here's the thingDougSloan
May 9, 2002 6:12 AM
reality --> perception of reality --> publication

There is reality, then what you think about it, then what you say about it; might be better to stop after stage two.
ride slowly, that's what you can do...TJeanloz
May 9, 2002 6:12 AM
When I lived in Boulder, I lived with and regularly rode with various friends who were division 1 or 2 professionals. They could go faster than me. A lot faster than me. My comfortable average pace on a ride is somewhere in the 20-22 mph range, and none of these guys had any trouble bringing themselves down to my level for a five hour ride.

It amuses me that you can't (won't) bring yourself to slow down so that you can enjoy the ride with your wife. There is much more to riding than seeing how you stack up to other people.
ride slowly, that's what you can do...RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:18 AM
I said I would get out my mtb to ride with her, but this tandem idea is something worth playing around with. I wonder if I could find a used one.
split personalitypmf1
May 9, 2002 7:12 AM
At times I think he's a decent guy, and then he says something that makes me think he's a complete doofus.

I started out riding with my wife part of the time. You don't always have to be out there hauling ass. She gradually got faster and now we ride together all the time. We did a bike trip in Italy for our honeymoon. It was a tour with a few other couples. I rode with her the whole way even though she is slow up and down hills. Another guy on the ride, this a-hole lawyer type from LA, abandoned his wife and rode with the fast group everyday. He had a Pinarello Prince and she had some 25 pound Bianchi. You could tell that it was the last bike vacation they were going on together. We go on one every year.
split personalityRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:16 AM
If I were going on a bike vacation with my wife, it would be to ride with my wife. You are assuming I would go off and leave her for a bunch of guys that I probably couldn't keep up with anyway.
What's being a lawyer have to do withelviento
May 9, 2002 7:43 AM
abandoning his wife on a ride? Lots of prejudice there. Maybe you watch too much drama.

Another question is, for those who have a high end bike and thinking of getting your wife into the sport, do you also go straight for a Pina Prince or a cheaper bike just in case she doesn't like it?

I agree he probably should have ridden with his wife, but it's got NOTHING to do with his job or the prices of the bikes.
What's being a lawyer have to do withRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:45 AM
I think the Bianchi was a good choice for her as well. One day, I hope my wife can move up to a Bianchi level bike.
What's being a lawyer have to do withpmf1
May 9, 2002 10:53 AM
OK, didn't mean to be melodramatic, how about leaving behind? Does that sound better to you.

The point I was trying to make was that if your wife is just getting into riding, there are benefits for slowing down and riding with her.

Judging from the rock on her hand, another Pinarello Prince would have been a minor expense.
What's being a lawyer have to do withRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 10:57 AM
Thanks for assuming I didn't go the cheap route with the rock. I appreciate that, because I didn't. When I get home from work tonight I am going to tell her I am going to ride my mountain bike with her as she rides.
Yeah, but he's improving. That's the important thing. ;-) (nm)Leisure
May 10, 2002 2:12 AM
Yeah, but he's improving. That's the important thing. ;-) (nm)RadicalRonPruitt
May 10, 2002 5:16 AM
Cindy and I have come a long way since I bought her the bike.
Dude, I can't believe you're not divorced alreadyslow-ron
May 9, 2002 6:22 AM
Dude, I can't believe you're not divorced alreadyRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:28 AM
This is wife number 4 and I don't want another divorce. I am trying to make this work.
You'll be on 5 soon if you don't slow down and ride with herslow-ron
May 9, 2002 6:32 AM
You'll be on 5 soon if you don't slow down and ride with herRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:33 AM
I said I would about five times now. I will ride my mtb with her.
Good for the both of youpmf1
May 9, 2002 5:24 AM
You'll get her into better shape, and she'll give you some more honest principles.

I ride a lot with my wife. We both have hectic jobs and are busy, so its great to have time together either commuting or riding on the weekends. Congrats for encouraging her to get a bike and ride it.
Good for the both of youRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:35 AM
Thanks. I think she likes it, although she complains that it gets lonely out there.
re: Good for the both of youBecky
May 9, 2002 5:50 AM
There's nothing that I enjoy more than riding with my husband. It does get lonely when he's hauling tail down the road and I'm gamely trying to keep up.
It's great to see you encouraging her and hear that's she's making great progress on the bike. Kudos to both of you!
re: Good for the both of youRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:56 AM
Well coming from your point of view, maybe I will get my mtb out and ride with her.
re: Good for the both of youCFBlue
May 9, 2002 6:01 AM
Get a tandem, you can ride as hard as you like, and she can still keep up. We love ours for many reasons, but the togetherness is one of the best, she loves the speed we can get, much faster than she can get on her own. But be aware, tandeming is a whole different scene in the bike world
re: Good for the both of youRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:08 AM
aren't they expensive?
tandemsgregario
May 9, 2002 6:23 AM
cost depends, of course, on what you want. I'm preparing myself to spend $5,000 on a custom Co-motion, but you can probably get a Burley for $1,500 or so (just a guess). You have to think that a quality tandem is equal to two quality singles. I would advise you to try the used market. You can probably get a decent used Santana somewhere.
tandems on ebayRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:30 AM
Can you pick up a decent tandem on Ebay, and would shipping be astronomical?
tandemsMel Erickson
May 9, 2002 8:47 AM
I picked up a used Santana tandem in pristine shape about a year and a half ago off the Marketplace on this site. Paid a little over $1,000. Santana's are well respected as are several other manufacturers. It was set up for off road with a front shock fork but came with a solid fork too, which I put back on. I think the mountain style bars are more suitable for the style of riding I do with my wife. She enjoys riding the tandem very much. I would encourage you to look into tandeming. Great fun.
tandemsRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 8:58 AM
I will, but I think I should give it some time to develop.
That's great, Ron...Spinchick
May 9, 2002 5:37 AM
Here's hoping that in 6-8 months she'll be leaving your a$$ in the dust ;-).

Seriously, you just bought her the bike, what, 2 weeks ago or so? She's off to a great start. Good for you for giving her the encouragement.
That's great, Ron...RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 5:44 AM
Here's hoping that in 6-8 months she'll be leaving your a$$ in the dust ;-).

Slow down...that won't happen Holmes.
Ron, Ron, Ron...Spinchick
May 9, 2002 6:02 AM
just when I thought you were actually "getting it."
Ron, Ron, Ron...RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:08 AM
How did I screw up this?
Because you seem to be asking sincerely...Spinchick
May 9, 2002 6:24 AM
(pause...*heavy sigh*) My reply to your post was meant as a compliment of your encouragement of your wife to ride. The "leaving your a$$ in the dust" comment was meant halfway jokingly in this same vein. It just surprised me that you chose that part of my post to react to. And you never know, you may unwittingly give her the motivation she needs to make a serious change in her life. I can only hope.
Because you seem to be asking sincerely...RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:32 AM
So far the bike has been a positive to her life. I think she likes going out and getting some air and riding it. We have a nice bike path, Busse Woods around the house. It is in the middle of a forest in the northwest burbs of Chicago. There is a lake around there too. I think she enjoys that. As for kicking my ass, I won't let that happen, but if she does I will have to hang up my wannabe postal jersey.
If my wife developed the passion for this sport enough to wantbill
May 9, 2002 7:53 AM
to kick my ass riding and then actually did it; well, I can't discuss in polite company the passions it would ignite in me.
Don't get me wrong, it ain't about wanting my wife to kick my ass. Lord knows she can do that, including just with her eyebrows.
If my wife developed the passion for this sport enough to wantRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:55 AM
I can relate to that.
spinchick, this is the single funniest thing I've ever seen onbill
May 9, 2002 7:39 AM
this board.
"And you never know, you may unwittingly give her the motivation she needs to make a serious change in her life. I can only hope."
Ron, if you're reading this, just mellow out. You've got a whole board jumping on you, defending your wife, which, for reasons unclear, you seem unwilling to do. Be proud of her; she is trying something that you find rewarding, which bespeaks much more about her than it does about you.
spinchick, this is the single funniest thing I've ever seen onRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:47 AM
It was I who was paying her a compliement by posting her accomplishment on this board for everyone to see. A couple of weeks ago, someone asked me how she was doing through a post on this board.
cluelessgregario
May 9, 2002 6:06 AM
one word: Tandem

it will either finally break your relationship or cement it.
cluelessRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:09 AM
one word: Tandem

What did it do for yours?
tandemgregario
May 9, 2002 6:12 AM
we love our tandem and have been doing it for years.
tandemRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:23 AM
How long did it take to become comfortable with each other on it? I saw a couple wreck really hard on one.
tandemgregario
May 9, 2002 6:31 AM
Well, I was an experienced biker and my wife was not. It took a season or two to get really good. It takes coordination and an almost psychic ability to communicate through body language and the pedals. At first, standing on hills was out of the question because that was beyond the realm of her comfort level. Now, we're awesome.

gotta get back to work!
standing on hillsRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:33 AM
That sounds tough. I don't know if we would ever be up to that level.
What is more important?Len J
May 9, 2002 6:13 AM
Your relationship with your wife or riding fast?

As someone else posted, you almost had it, and then you lost it.

If you want your wife to ride more, you need to encourage her. Obviously, she is making an effort to try to enjoy something that you enjoy and that you would like her to do. If she rode it in 3 hours in an organized ride with probably a rest stop on a few weeks of cycling, that's pretty impressive, especially if she hasn't been exercising. Why didn't you ride with her? Show her that you appreciate her being out there, encourage her. You could have always rode faster later.

My wife started riding last year. All summer she would average 10 to 11 mph. But we committed to ride together every Sunday afternoon. It was our time. I used it as a recovery ride, made sure that I didn't push her, just enjoyed the company & conversation. Funny thing was two things happened, I started noticing things on the ride that I had never seen before (even though I ride these roads every day) and she spent all winter riding on a trainer. We went out 2 weeks ago for our first Sunday ride & she averaged 15mph. She is now talking about organized rides, she really is enjoying it.

My relationship was worth investing some slow rides in exchange for the company.... Is yours?

Len
What is more important?RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:26 AM
I have been encouraging her. She has progressed a lot. I mean she did a 30 mile ride on Sunday. That is impressive. At that pace she could be doing a whole century by February. My relationship is more important. I don't want to fail at another marriage, and that is why I am encouraging her to ride so it is something we can talk about and enjoy.
What is more important?Len J
May 9, 2002 6:40 AM
Glad to hear it, not you need to "show" her by ratcheting it back a little. Ride with her, talk with her, don't coach her, listen to her, enjoy your time with her.

As to the tandem, I wouldn't if I were you. Tandems take an awful lot of trust & communication, it sounds to me like you guys need to just take it one step at a time.

Good luck

Len
What is more important?RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:01 AM
OK I will hold off on the tandem. Thanks for the advice. Maybe a couple of years down the road.
How did you get her to ride with you?DrSchu
May 9, 2002 6:22 AM
I can't get my wife moving. All she does is complain that she is gaining too much weight...
How did you get her to ride with you?RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 6:27 AM
I just bought her a bike and encouraged her to give it a try. I got her a Specialized hybrid for comfort. I don't know if that would work for you, but give it a try.
"Dear Mrs. Pruitt....heloise
May 9, 2002 6:37 AM
It's very cool that you are riding a bike.
Congrats on your 30 mile ride!
Don't let Ron bully you. If you keep up the good work you just might meet the man of your dreams on one of those rides. One of the helpful RBR posters recently pointed out that the male-to-female ratio in cycling is something like 14-to-1!!! So keep pedaling and keep smiling girlfriend!
Female cyclists NEVER have to "settle".
Hugs,
Heloise
p.s. 15 mph is not "fast" just so you know, despite what he told you.
"Dear Mrs. Pruitt....RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:00 AM
Hey, don't wreck my marriage. I am trying to make it happen. She doesn't read this board, but it wasn't very appropriate of you to assume that our marriage is over and that she should use cycling as a way to meet men. I am trying to put effort in my marriage. There is a whole lot more going on than just a bicycle. You shouldn't assume just because I want to ride at my level that I am willing to get a divorce or have my wife leave because of it.
Newsflashheloise
May 9, 2002 7:08 AM
If she rides a bike, she is going to meet men.

Especially if you ride off and leave her alone.

Perhaps if you treat her with the extra special respect and attention she deserves, you'll be able to "keep" her. Only YOU have the power to wreck(or improve) your marriage.
Just something to think about.
NewsflashRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:18 AM
You need to know one thing, and that I am committed to making my marriage work. I am making changes. I don't need you broadcasting that she can meet men on organized rides. That is a good way for me not to take her anymore if I feel like she is going to meet men and get someone new in the sack.
I wish my wife could drop me rock........STEELYeyed
May 9, 2002 6:52 AM
it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if she could attain that level of fittness,but then again,I've only been married the 1 time.
I wish my wife could drop me rock........RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:02 AM
I would welcome my wife reaching that level of fitness, might even reward her with a road bike for doing so. Probably would actually.
Wait a minute...TJeanloz
May 9, 2002 7:10 AM
I haven't really been paying attention to the whole wife saga up 'til now; but this terribly slow speed she putts around at isn't on a road bike? I have a hard time breaking 10 mph on a 'comfort' bike or hybrid. They just aren't designed for much more than that...

I think she could go faster than you with a level playing field.
Wait a minute...RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:19 AM
I just put out a lot of money for the hybrid, surely she can adjust to it before moving on up. I also said I would adjust by riding my mtb with her.
She's not a dog.....Dave Hickey
May 9, 2002 8:23 AM
" might even reward her with a road bike".
With comments like that, you are just setting yourself up to be blasted on this forum. Does she need your permission to buy a road bike?
She's not a dog.....RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 8:57 AM
No, and you misread this whole thing. There is no sense in going out and spending over a grand on a road bike if she decides next month she is board. So if she keeps riding and continues to grow and enjoy, then I will eventually get her a road bike. Some of you people look for dirt in the very tiniest of places.
She's not a dog.....Leisure
May 10, 2002 2:29 AM
"Some of you people look for dirt in the very tiniest of places."

That's true, and it's not that anyone means offense. It's the practical reality that words get scrutinized more when they're printed. Which is why it's good practice. It helps your word choice, etc. You're also gonna get scrutinized a bit more for a bit 'cuz your word choice in previous posts wasn't so hot even as spoken language. No worries, man. It'll pass. Keep working at it, I think you're doing a good thing. Not just because of word choice, but as a matter of personal growth and development. A lot of people don't grow emotionally at all after highschool, which I think is sad.
She's not a dog.....RadicalRonPruitt
May 10, 2002 5:18 AM
Thank you. I am trying, and I owe it a lot to the people on this board. They were the ones who told me to buy the bike for her.
Why does everybody mollycoddle Ron?Pack Meat
May 9, 2002 6:55 AM
If wrote half the stuff he did everybody would be all over me like slow on Ron. Is it because he is slow and doesn't realize it that gives him license to talk like he really thinks he's fast. Meanwhile the people that really are fast seem to realize that no matter how fast you are there is always someone fast. Ah hell, if you can't beat them....

Great job Mrs. Pruitt, stick with it and you will be hammering on your old man before you know it.
Why does everybody mollycoddle Ron?RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:04 AM
I never said I was the fastest. I just think I am faster than average.
To be blunt,TJeanloz
May 9, 2002 7:05 AM
You are slower than average.
To be blunt,RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:19 AM
What is your average speed?
suggestionDougSloan
May 9, 2002 7:11 AM
Ron, I'd just chill and move on. I think we got the drift of the original post, which we applaud, and it sort of went downhill from there. You push it much further and people will say things they might regret, and feelings will get hurt. Just a suggestion.

I'm happy that your wife is riding. That's cool. Wasn't that your point?

Doug
suggestionRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:21 AM
Yes that was my point. I can't believe that such a positive thing went so quickly downhill on this board. Do people really resent me that much on this board? I have taken a lot of advice from these very same people which is the reason she is on the bike in the first place. It was a good idea, and I give credit to these people by posting her progress and applauding.
another suggestionweiwentg
May 9, 2002 7:22 AM
find something that she likes doing and try to appreciate it.
and get her a proper road bike :P
(I was only half-serious. if she really ends up liking cycling, get her a proper bike. you can use the hybrid for transport, no?
another suggestionRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 7:49 AM
She likes going to block buster and renting movies and eating popcorn. I get bored of that. She seems to like the bike, and I am going to keep encouraging her on it. It is healthier that popcorn and Blockbuster.
This drama is hilarious!racertex
May 9, 2002 8:24 AM
wow. I teach high school and see a lot of drama every day. There's always the kid that everyone picks on and we try like hell to defend them...but, the kid seemingly asks for it. Sometimes it is intentional and other times it is not, but they drive everyone crazy. The radster was trying to be nice...as adults, can't we accept that and not rake him through the coals. It seems the longer he defends himself the worse it gets...although it it amusing, we need to take it easy on the guy, he means no harm.
To the radster about your original post - congrats for getting your wife involved!
racertex.
agree....i love radical ron posts...he's a genius....Spirito
May 9, 2002 8:37 AM
and he's the best thing since Andy Kauffman.

legend. i wish i could cultivate some of that sublimity and oh so wonderfull guile.

absolute style and refreshing on this board.

a master ;-)
Thanks RacertexRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 9:00 AM
Like I said, I think some of these people like turning certain peoples posts into controversy for the sake of keeping the board entertaining. I mean, hell, I just posted that my wife completed a 30 mile ride, and look at all the directions it has taken.
You were the traffic cop............Len J
May 9, 2002 9:19 AM
pointing us all in different directions. Man if you bait the hook with something juicy, someone's going to bite.

Good on your wife for riding, good on her for finishing, I for one was just trying to tell you that some of the other things you do & say on the board communicate things that maybe you don't want to communicate. I suspect your wife is getting some of the same messages, whch can demoralize her.

For instance, when you say that it took her 3 hours and you rode much faster, it seems to look down at her effort. Not the message you want to send her if you want her to keep riding.

Bottom line is, she's riding, she's trying and she's making progress. If you want her to continue, make sure that you are communicating positive, supportive things. Remember, one negative comment may wipe out many postive ones.

Len
You were the traffic cop............RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 9:26 AM
Her taking three hours was me saying that I can't ride that slow, but I am proud of her effort. Sorry you misunderstood.
Another point of view on this whole thread...sodade
May 9, 2002 8:44 AM
I can't beleive that nobody is taking the position that maybe Ron should just ride with himself. I can see that a lot of the things that Ron has said might set people off and I am certainly not defending those details, but the bottom line is that I think it is good for couples to have some different interests in life. I love my wife dearly and have the utmost respect for her, but I need my space when I am riding. She does her thing and I do mine and then we hook up and do other stuff together. If she were a chubby couch potato, I might feel the need to motivate her to better herself, but she can leg press more than me...

Don't get me wrong, I can see where it might be cool to ride with your partner, and if she wanted to ride with me, I would do it occasionally as our together time, but I would go her speed.
Another point of view on this whole thread...RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 9:02 AM
Finally someone who makes sense. Where is it written your your marriage vows that you have to spend every frickin minute of your life doing the same things. We all can't be Paul and Linda McCartney.
Looking for a ride partner.Mrs Pruitt
May 9, 2002 8:53 AM
I just started riding and I am progressing rapidly (Just finished a 30 miler). I am afraid it wont be to long before my pace smokes my husbands and he wont be able to keep up. I am looking for handsom young men to ride with who will still be able to keep up by the end of the season.
Looking for a ride partner.RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 9:04 AM
Honey, here I am. I am all you need.

Seriously, this isn't that funny.
ok Spirito, I'm with you, Ron is a genius, it's like a radio bitPack Meat
May 9, 2002 9:24 AM
where your sitting there wondering if it's for real, and you're thinking there is no way this guy is for real but he plays it off so well. Seriously could anybody, I mean any real person be such a complete wanker, I have to answer no. I think Ron is sitting at his computer laughing his butt off. Look at this post, it's perfect, plays along and then turns on a dime and acts offended. And no serious cyclist could believe that 30 miles in 2 hours is average for a true cyclist. Ron do the martians have invaded the earth, War of the Worlds bit, I love that bit.
ok Spirito, I'm with you, Ron is a genius, it's like a radio bitRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 9:31 AM
I am insulted by your remarks. This isn't a radio bit. This is my life. My wife is taking up the sport. Sure I don't ride 25 mph, but hell, I'm not 21 anymore either. I am 43 and I can ride some real distance and maintain a 15 mph average over 150 miles. I know a lot of cyclist who maintain a 15 mph. Just because you don't maintain a USCF race pace doesn't mean your not a true cyclist. BTW, if martians have invaded the earth, I haven't heard about it yet. Will keep you informed if I do.
Bravo, truly brilliant!Pack Meat
May 9, 2002 9:37 AM
Like the Disney characters at the park, never let them see you with out your costume. Well Done! I am humbled by your performance. Even when you're called on it you never crack.
Indeed, and NO commercial interruptions...Crankist
May 9, 2002 9:58 AM
...thank you ALL. It's again good to be alive.
Mike
it's been entertainingDougSloan
May 9, 2002 10:06 AM
This has been amazing, if not a total waste of time -- entertainment, I suppose. Throughout this thread, I keep wavering on what someone meant when they first mentioned "slow". I'm not so sure we are all on the same wave length.

Doug
it's been entertainingRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 10:13 AM
What is so amazing about my wife riding 30 miles except that it has generated so much interest. There shouldn't be that much entertainment value in any of this. A few people asked, and I delivered the good news. It was never intended to go this far of be misinterpretied or even read as ficticious. Check out the Joliet Bike Club web site and read about the Sudden Century. Maybe they will give you their list of registrants so that you can see that Cindy Pruitt did indeed register and ride. She ate chili at the end of the ride as well. Believe what you want.
*exactly* thanks :-) nmDougSloan
May 9, 2002 10:14 AM
Indeed, and NO commercial interruptions...RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 10:10 AM
I am glad you are with us as well.
Bravo, truly brilliant!RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 10:09 AM
I don't crack, because this is who I am. Ron Pruitt 43 years old and a cyclist.
in my mind i see you slightly different....Spirito
May 9, 2002 10:56 AM
Ron Pruitt 43 years old and a cyclist. not to mention the appropriate labels roadbikereview.com LEGEND and Classic.

respect you sir!

always glad to read your posts. :-)

all cyclists are family......
in my mind i see you slightly different....RadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 11:06 AM
I wouldn't go as far as Legend. Party MFer might be more like it. I can down some beer that is for sure, but no legend. Wish we could ride some time my brother.
Picture of usRadicalRonPruitt
May 9, 2002 3:32 PM
Here is a pic of the two of us.
I'm cryingmickey-mac
May 9, 2002 4:27 PM
This just might be the best thread in the history of this board. BTW, Ron, I pulled up your stats on CNN-SI and you had quite an impressive jouneyman career in MLB: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/all_time_stats/players/p/837/ .288 in 78 games with the Indians in '77 is nothing to sneeze at.
I Never Played MLB.RadicalRonPruitt
May 10, 2002 5:19 AM
Why is that making you cry?
Please tell me the two of you aren't wearing bike shorts!!!!!!!!RollinFast
May 9, 2002 5:41 PM
I hope the two of you don't wear tight lycra bicycle shorts!
Please tell me the two of you aren't wearing bike shorts!!!!!!!!RadicalRonPruitt
May 10, 2002 5:19 AM
Why do you care what I wear when I ride?
delivered at just the right moment to sustain interestMJ
May 10, 2002 12:43 AM
this is great and it's just getting better

you should write scripts - or get somebody to do a fly on the wall documentary
delivered at just the right moment to sustain interestRadicalRonPruitt
May 10, 2002 5:20 AM
This isn't a script. I am not the Hollywood flashy type.
brilliant stuff - well paced - nmMJ
May 10, 2002 5:48 AM