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How sympathetic is your other half to cycling?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Panter, 6 Oct 2007.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    My Wifes very good, bless her :biggrin:

    Last Sunday, returning from the first proper rode on my shiny new bike and, to my horror, it had picked up some dirt as the roads were wet.

    It was wheeled straight into the front room so I could wipe it down, let it dry, and then wax it.

    And, I got away with that :biggrin: and, the Wife paid half towards the new bike as an early Christmas pressie :biggrin:

    I know others who'd have been beaten to death before the front wheel had made it through the door.............
     
  2. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    My wife is as keen as I am on cycling but she finds it hard to find any other women to ride with. I'm about to buy her a new tourer from Chas Roberts and she's as excited as a kid at Christmas,
     
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..mine is supportive in so much as she thinks it's a good thing for me to do . But had I tried what you did I would not be alive to post this.
     
  4. Ha ha - I have my commuter (Veneto, mudguards, lights, paper underneath to catch the White Lightning applied before the next day under the telly on the wall... along with my Look (suppose it is my Summer bike now :biggrin: )in the front window, leaning against a chair (flash chair though:biggrin: ) - minus 'peddles' as I needed to change them etc etc...Meanwhile, in the 'conservatory' reposes a Colnago, very clean but not quite ready to roll (Just for now, not on the workstand!) and hey! SWMBO's Decathlon Elops4? with a massive dog toting basket on the front.
    What's more, if France stuff New Zealand tonight, I could probs. order a new Trek Madone - such is the distraction!
    But if they lose...:biggrin:
     
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i can get away with leaving my bike in the dining room, so not too bad i guess.
     
  6. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Husband & I did a forty mile bike ride together today. He has bought me all my steeds and he encourages me wonderfully to be cycling as much as I want to. He's also my personal bike mechanic, keeping my steeds in tip-top order. He's a star.
     
  7. Wife has put up with my addiction to cycling for past 25 years, but cannot understand why I need 4 bikes (can't understand her thought process myself:biggrin:)
     
  8. bikefettler

    bikefettler New Member

    Location:
    Swansea by the sea
    My dearly beloved drove me to Lands End for the start of my Lejog and came to edinburgh to collect me after my journey was cut short by injury and she cannot understand why I also need multiple bikes but she has her own hobbies and passions so I say bless her , she `s priceless!
     
  9. ...Hmmmm, now should I go for a Trek or an Orbea Orca... yep, France won the rugby! :biggrin:
     
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    Get the orca, order it now!
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    My 'about to be ex' other half likes cycling, although we haven't cycled together, we haven't/didn't get that far!
     
  12. tomb1960

    tomb1960 New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    My wife is hugely supportive as it gets me 'out of her hair'! My bikes have never been allowed in the house though, they have to saty in the garage.
     
  13. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    My other half is my bike:biggrin:
     
  14. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I'm too young to be married, and you may think i have it easy. But my mum doesnt want me to keep my bike in the house, so its down in the shed. And she doesnt understand why i want to get a road bike. But my mum washes my cycling kit and takes me to the bike shop if i need something and i cant get the bike there.
    Pretty good really.
     
  15. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Mrs P is supportive of my cycling. She even washes my kit for me and allows me to dismantle my steeds in the kitchen when the weather is bad.