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Hehe that was an interesting read of her experience! Sad to hear she won't give it a second go at it, then again I have yet to try my first.
 

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No that's not a skirt. She has spandex shorts on underneath. it's just a really long shirt.

I was riding and she just wanted to go so I said O.K.
 

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Did you take her out on trails beyond her ability?? My wife wants to start riding with me and I know that I will have to take her on the most beginner of beginner trails for a good while before I consider much more. I can see he having a similar reaction to your wife otherwise... at least she can laugh about it.
 

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That was a good read. I hope she gets back out there with you and rides an easier trail. Either way, at least she has a good attitude about it. Gig'em!
 

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First rule; Never take the wife on more than a yellow trail, the first 2-3 rides. My wife busted her knee and I haven't been able to get her on a bike since than. She claims it still hurts when she pedals. That was 6 months ago. My 7 year old son does the blue trail.
 

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I did the same thing about 7 years ago with my wife......

needless to say it took 7 years to get her back up on her bike ........but now i cant keep her off! but needless to say it's gonna be a while till I get her on singletrack...... well the kind we have here.... at least. Should of stuck to the bunny trails....BAD MISTAKE BUDDY! it's gonna be a loooooooong 7 years...
 

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i've been taking my wife on a nice green trail (poverty creek at pandapas for those who may know the area) about every other weekend. she loves it. its mostly flowy and flat with a couple hardish climbs on the way out. lots of creek crossings which she loves and some moderate rock gardens and a few roots. she's having blast building her confidence up and getting into shape.
 

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lots of tips for getting the gals started (assuming they aren't animals about sports already) in the women's lounge, check the stickies.
 

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I remember taking my wife mtb for the first time. She actually did quite well.

Her biggest problem was her weight. Or lack of. The front suspension didn't really work with such a light rider and there was a fast, bumpy section where she was tossed around and finally lost it. With a friend crashing on top of her.

That was the last time she rode trails...roughly 12 years ago.

Hopefully we can try some mild trails again with the kids. But for now, she says you couldn't pay her to go riding.
 

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Dude, I don't think that I will ever get my wife on a trail. She has seen me come home with mud, blood, and a broken bike; and she never has acted like any of it would be fun. At least she was willing to give it a try.
Besides (and no offense) at least she's good looking...:thumbsup:
 

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dundundata said:
i think you made the right move, who needs to be nagged while riding?
:lol:

I was dating a female who wanted to go on a bike ride with me on this short road path I used to take. She whined about half of the time.

Needless to say, I dumped her. :thumbsup:
 

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Dude, I don't think that I will ever get my wife on a trail. She has seen me come home with mud, blood, and a broken bike; and she never has acted like any of it would be fun. At least she was willing to give it a try.
Besides (and no offense) at least she's good looking...:thumbsup:
No offense taken :thumbsup:

We're going back out there tomorrow. She's going to walk our dogs while I ride.
 

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Spawne32 said:
women just dont understand men and the outdoors
Tread lightly with comments like that... I am sure there are some girls on this forum that would disagree. :D

I know my older sister is probably tougher and into the outdoors more than some of my guy friends... she is probably one of the exceptions moreso than the rule.
 
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