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My wifes first bike ride !

Old 05-27-19, 06:19 PM
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My wifes first bike ride !

My little buddy has been such a supportive wife and an incredible mom to our 3 grown children. She's never been much for riding a bike, but was a great support for me while I raced for 15 years. My racing years are well behind me but my love for biking is still as strong as it was when I first discovered this great sport. She's seen me introduce others over the last few years to trails riding, so last year she thought she might like to try riding a bike with me out on the trails. I put one of my bikes as low as everything would go so she could get a feel for riding a bike again. So for Christmas I decided to get her a bike so she could explore this whole bike riding thing for herself. She's only been on a bike a couple times in the last 45 years so as I tell her it's about taking little steps. So today she came out and did 8 miles, and had a bump or two but had fun. Looking forward to helping her take many more steps as she joins me out on some trails.
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Old 05-28-19, 05:24 PM
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That is AWESOME. I have hope then...that my HUSBAND will someday decide riding a bike looks fun.
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Tell your wife for me that she's a bad mama jama!
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You guys are hilarious. Good job coaching.
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recently told Wifey that if I had 1 day left on this Earth I would want to spend it with her, doing a nature hike in Concord, then getting a coffee & snack with her. (or a bike ride of course) Now I see my Son going on outdoor "dates" with his girlfriend & think to myself, yup, nuthin' better. hope she takes to it. I had to go thru a few diff. modern bikes before we found one she is comfortable on
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Saddle height is definitely too low making riding more difficult than it has to be for her. Raise the seat and the chances are she will find effort easier and thusly more of a chance she will continue to ride and enjoy it. Imo lots of people get turned off to cycling for this very reason.
Really great your are getting her started but please do all you can to make her riding enjoyable

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Saddle height is definitely too low making riding more difficult than it has to be for her. Raise the seat and the chances are she will find effort easier and thusly more of a chance she will continue to ride and enjoy it. Imo lots of people get turned off to cycling for this very reason.
Really great your are getting her started but please do all you can to make her riding enjoyable

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I set the seat up proper for her I even installed a dropper seat post so it is easier for her to get going. I told her several times to release it so it would go to the proper height, but she's not sure of herself yet and said she'd ride like this a few times until she gets more sure handling her bike. It's little steps for her and it's all good.
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How wonderful!
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I set the seat up proper for her I even installed a dropper seat post so it is easier for her to get going. I told her several times to release it so it would go to the proper height, but she's not sure of herself yet and said she'd ride like this a few times until she gets more sure handling her bike. It's little steps for her and it's all good.
Thats a great idea! I figured you knew what you're doing but thought I'd just add my .02 about seat height. And yes little steps seems like the way to go. What a wonderful thing if she gets hooked on riding, lots of good times ahead for you both.

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Your little buddy? Are you married to Gilligan?

It's great that she wants to ride with you. I don't think I would want my husband to call me his little buddy though
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Your little buddy? Are you married to Gilligan?

It's great that she wants to ride with you. I don't think I would want my husband to call me his little buddy though
She's been my little buddy for over 36 years and that's the way we like it.
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