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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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My Wife, how can I get her to ride?

I just started riding this spring and I love it. I just wish that
my wife would show some interest in riding. I know she would
love it. I'm so disappointed, I want her to have fun with me and ride.
I tried to teach her to drive a car with a stick and she couldn't get the
hang of it, and because of that she doesn't think she could learn how
to shift on a bike.
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Re: My Wife, how can I get her to ride?

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I tried to teach her to drive a car with a stick and she couldn't get the
hang of it, and because of that she doesn't think she could learn how
to shift on a bike.
I hate to say it, but she probably can't....and do you really want her to? If she can't get the hang of gas/clutch/brake in a manual car, the bike is next to impossible...and much more dangerous! Will she ride on the back of your bike when you are ready for it?

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ur wife CAN drive a stick. Make her do it tomorrow. There is no reason someone can not learn to drive a stick shift car.
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Sorry to hear that. It is fun to ride with your spouse. But, if she's incapable of that much work on two wheels, then don't put her out in traffic! Maybe try some dirt biking? Slower pace, softer ground.

How about a scooter? Less work, still can have fun together?

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ur wife CAN drive a stick. Make her do it tomorrow. There is no reason someone can not learn to drive a stick shift car.
unless of course she was the product of a genetic mutation and has only 1/12972837th of a brain


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I know, I'm late to the convo... But driving stick in a car has NOTHING to do with shifting on a bike. Yes, it helped that I already drove stick when I learned to ride. But on the flip side, my brother learned how to shift on the bike before he learned to drive stick, and he just took a little more time learning. Don't make her ride if she doesn't want to. It's a ton of fun to ride with your significant other, but maybe she'd rather hang out with the other non-riding spouses.
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I know, I'm late to the convo... But driving stick in a car has NOTHING to do with shifting on a bike. Yes, it helped that I already drove stick when I learned to ride. But on the flip side, my brother learned how to shift on the bike before he learned to drive stick, and he just took a little more time learning. Don't make her ride if she doesn't want to. It's a ton of fun to ride with your significant other, but maybe she'd rather hang out with the other non-riding spouses.
actually i disagree. its all about being able to do two things at once while moving...and NOT freaking out about it. shifting takes more brain than you think. and first gear is all about how to do two delicate things at a time....

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If blondes can twirl their hair and chew bubble gum while walking, then anyone can drive stick.
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Tell her she's NOT allowed to ride a motorcycle......
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Tell her she's NOT allowed to ride a motorcycle......
Ooh, GOOD ONE!!!
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