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Any women out here who's men don't ride?(12 posts)

Any women out here who's men don't ride?tmotz
Nov 24, 2003 9:50 AM
My wife doesn't ride just wondering.
re: Any women out here who's men don't ride?CritLover
Nov 24, 2003 10:13 AM
I tried getting him on a bike once. He couldn't handle the spandex. Luckily, he doesn't mind that I go for five hour rides and weekend races without him. He's always been very supportive- doesn't mind all the men in the local group rides either.

Sometimes I wish he did, kinda get jealous of all the nice cycling couples out there (especially on this board). However, several of my team mates have boyfriends that ride/race, and they hardly ever ride together. Go figure.

Counterpoint - It would be nice to have someone to share my bike lust with! Though we'd probably end up broke.
i rode with my SO for the first time since we started dating..._rt_
Nov 24, 2003 11:11 AM
(5 months ago) last weekend. we've done a number of the same events/races where we traveled together but we'd never actually just gone riding together. it was great.

i was awed by how smooth & skilled he is. i knew he was good, but following him on single track was like a dream. he saw lines that i didn't even know existed!

rt - no non-cyclists for me.
Happily married 18 years. Wife doesn't ride. Connection? nmDave Hickey
Nov 24, 2003 11:20 AM
Dave, that is the most rational answer yet!namaSSte
Nov 24, 2003 12:29 PM
and you are definitely onto something. 11 years of happy marriage here and we have ridden together just a handful of times. Granted, it was fun but novelties often are. She runs, I ride, it works.
I bought my wife a bikePaulCL
Nov 24, 2003 1:13 PM
About 8 years ago. A cross trainer. I've ridden it more than she has. We've gone on family rides on biketrails only to stop and turnaround at the 2-3 mile mark - whining kids, hungry kids, Mom's butt hurts, etc.... Riding isn't for everybody.

I ride. She aerobicises. I ride more. She shops. I ride even more. She takes the kids to church. I ride a lot more. She gets PO'ed. I rein it in a bit. We're happy. It works.
LMAO, The last paragraph pretty much sums it up.. nmDave Hickey
Nov 24, 2003 1:57 PM
Yep-last paragraph is "IT" in a nutshell.KG 361
Nov 24, 2003 2:53 PM
Happily married 16 yrs. She has a bike; doesn't ride it. I'll keep it for my girls when they get a little bit bigger. She has mentioned wanting to ride but I just kind of, well, put it off. Don't want to ruin a good thing.
"We're happy. It works"thisendup
Nov 24, 2003 8:14 PM
Hear, hear. My wife has 2 bikes, neither of which ever gets ridden whick is ok with me. I do occasionally have to rein it in too.....
18 years too, couldn't have said it betterRay Sachs
Nov 25, 2003 5:02 AM
Just substitute yoga and pilates-izes for aerobicises and that IS my life. One of my teenage daughters rides a bit though and has done a couple of short summer tours with me. That's way cool. I'd love to be able to take cycling vacations with my spouse. OTOH, it's nice having something of my own too - if she DID ride, I might wish she didn't?

But hey, we're happy - it works :)

Nov 24, 2003 1:52 PM
He's got a mountian bike, and we go out and toodle around with the kids. There is no way he could keep up on my regular rides tho. We did a week mountain bike trip a couple summers ago. There were two other couples along, so everyone had someone to ride with. Some days I was way ahead with a faster friend, some days I had a nice relaxing ride with him. It gave me a chance to enjoy the scenery.

He used to not understand what my riding was all about, but he's starting to get it and encourages me more now.
Nov 24, 2003 2:01 PM
"He used to not understand what my riding was all about, but he's starting to get it and encourages me more now."

One word for that sentence: awesome.