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Six months ago she wanted to start riding. She bought herself a Cannondale F4 HT and loved it. At the beginning she develop some kind of dirt freakiness. She panicked every time she hit the dirt. For a month or so I thought that she´d quit. But no, slowly but with persistence she overcome the fear. Started to accept the feeling of the trail and before I was aware of it she started to love it. I mean love it a LOT. There´s was not turning back, a Mountain biker was born. She wanted better brakes, so I ordered for her a pair of Juicy 5. The front rotor a 7" so she could brake with less effort. For her birthday I gave her a Cateye comp.

Now she keeps looking at the mountains for new trails. If we go to the movies she says "good place for riding" as commentary, reads the bike magazines. Still building technique and confidence she always asking questions about rebound adjustment, bike positioning, etc. She made herself a mountain biker. I don´t enjoy riding any more if she is not coming.

So.... I made a call to se Santa Cruz dealer (an old friend of mine for some years now) and got a good deal on a Superlight size S, 09 Fox F32 RL Remote, Xt front D, Thompsom stem and SP, WTB Headset.

Last friday it came, so I spend a couple of hours transferring the old parts to the new frame, and when she rode it she gave me that look, like a 5 year old little girl on Christmas morning. That look made all worth. And I couldn´t love her any more. She is my light, my day. She is all. I love you so much B.

Merry xmas
 

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JDO said:
If we go to the movies she says "good place for riding" as commentary...
Ha, I remember doing that a bunch during a time when my riding fever was running hot. Sitting in the theater watching Bourne Identity, kept thinking there must be some nice trail in those hills during the shootout scene at the French farm.

Nice post.:thumbsup:
 

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Tackhammer said:
Good for you, I'm jealous. My wife wants nothing to do with biking even though she's got a nice bike in the garage.
heh dito mr. tack

great thread,glad to see another fanatic about :) bike looks super good job!!!
 

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JDO said:
She is my light, my day. She is all. I love you so much B.
I'm speechless over here! Too friggin sweet!!
:thumbsup:

Here's to many years of biking sublime.
 

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Sweet ride...

...but I might suggest changing the title of this thread a bit.

As pointed out (repeatedly) by Lostmypassword, it could be taken the "wrong way".
 

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Heart Plumber
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ilostmypassword said:
The stem looks very long though.....
The stem is just 70 mm long. Perfect for her short reach. May be the pic that made it look long. Thanks for the comment though.
 

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Charlie America said:
...but I might suggest changing the title of this thread a bit.

As pointed out (repeatedly) by Lostmypassword, it could be taken the "wrong way".
Well, that happens when english is not your first language.I just get it. She is laughing her ass off though.

We live in Margarita Island. Near Cap. Jack Sparrow´s whereabouts.

Thanks all for the commets
 

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I'm hoping that by next year my wife will be there, too. She came out with me a few times this fall and, as she does with anything even vaguely athletic, she shocked me with her natural aptitude. She's going to be getting a new set of tires (she has the world's most useless Jones tires right now) and some grip shifts (yeah that's what she wants, grip shifts! don't judge!) for X-mas. Now I just need to work on getting the passion going for my 4 year old.

All the best to you and your wife--the bikes are tools for a better marriage. I hope they help you find happiness with each other for years to come.
 
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