Anbody else's girlfriend/wife hate MTB's?
Being a girl who rides it’s my boyfriend that doesn’t like bikes, however he’s learn’t to accept that bikes do live in the house and at least 1 will come on holiday with us and there’s no point trying to stop me riding etc etc. His lack of interest does mean that he can’t tell the difference between my bikes nor does he notice new components …… 🙂Posted 5 years agoscaledMember
My girlfriend is a cyclist but hates mountain bikes, she doesn’t even like the look of them!
Her road bikes live in the conservatory, mine live in the shed.
She doesn’t mind me spending my money on them or resent me riding though, and we go out for quite a few family rides with me on her old MTB and her on (one of) her road bikes. She’s ace really 😀Posted 5 years agoTaffMember
I told my mrs I was a cyclist when I got together and that it was something she had to accept. I agreed to stop riding 6 times a week when I met her and now only do 3 rides. She gets annoyed when bike bits arrived at home all the time and didn’t like the fact that I wasn’t spending money on her. No point in arguing about her make up etc as ‘it’s not the same’. New job accepts personal mail so that was the answer to that. She has a Scott Contessa which she loves riding but doesn’t have the confidence or fitness to do it other than on a jolly. She recognises the costs of components especially if you want then to look nice ad be pink!Posted 5 years ago
Just struck lucky and got a brand new in box O’Neil AT1 helmet for £25 including postage and the wife has a cob on.
A £110 helmet for a fraction of the cost and she says I put the bike before her 🙁
If it was a pair of shoes with 50% off she would be all over it.
Does anyone else feel my pain?Posted 5 years agoDugganMember
Hate would be a strong word but she is massively ambivalent towards bikes and probably wouldn’t notice if I actually bought a brand new one in a totally different colour even though the current one lives in the hall in the flat and had done for two years.
She does encourage my mtbing though as she’s savvy enough to realise that it keeps me out of trouble.
Surprised people’s partners are against them cycling, it’s pretty good, clean fun. Next time they get a cob on tell them you’ve given up cycling and have have taken up smoking crack instead.Posted 5 years ago
Get a backbone points towardse letting her have her way, that doesn’t haven’t but she doesn’t and I get stuff anyway but she likes to be vocal about what I spend on my bike. She is the most amazing woman ever but she just doesn’t like me spending loads of money on my bike 🙂 plus we are getting married on Friday and I was supposed to be spending nothing 🙂Posted 5 years agozippykonaSubscriber
If you can spare the money,why not?Posted 5 years ago
I really don’t think women like men that much. There is a real sisterhood thing going on.
In my shop we have all kinds of gifts. There is a teddy bear in an aeroplane that the young boys make a bee line to. Mum always says put it back. We’ve had those bears for a long time.
A girl can come in and pick up a dolly and there’s a good chance mum will buy it.
Mothers Day ,dad will come in with flowers,buy a bit of jewellery and a big box of chocs.
Fathers Day,dad will be lucky to get a small box of chocs.
All our pink items will out sell the blue ones by at least double.
Gents,we are being f..ked over.
If you have a son go and spoil him tomorrow.
I have no personal axe to grind with the fairer sex but its well known in the gift trade that its mainly ladies buying for ladies.
On our way out on holiday my wife spent over £200 on clarins in duty free as she wants to look nice for me.
We can’t win against logic like that.
Excellent point Zippy, while “discussing” my eBay purchase, I brought up the fact she bought a massive bottle of perfume on 5 hours previous, here reply was “well I have to smell nice for our wedding”…….. Well I have to have head protection for downhilling isn’t a valid response.
Bang on Zippy we are being done over.Posted 5 years agoklumpyMember
Seen this sort of rubbish with 2 friends. Both times the collection of action packed manly hobbies were indisputably a big part of what attracted the girls, but once they were together then said hobbies were supposed to stop!?!
(I sometimes suspect some women think a bloke’s interesting hobbies are put on in order to attract girls.)Posted 5 years ago
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