Very slow cycling question

12 messages
03/06/2012 at 09:05

Morning all

I'm after a little advice...

Now that the *warmer* months are here, my wife is spending a bit more time coming out cycling with me.  This is to get some time together, get her out into the air and generally nice stuff.

I really enjoy this (don't get me wrong especially if Mrs84 reads this!) but I'm wondering what I can do to make it more of a training session.  We go at a pretty slow speed and my heart rate rarely gets over 100bpm.  I'm not keen on nipping off; we're out together and want to keep it that way.  Would there be any benefit to training if I had the gears right down low and the cadance high or vice versa?

Or perhaps I should just relax and go with the flow...



03/06/2012 at 11:42

You could push her up hills, you could ride a MTB her a road bike, get a tandem - but other than those I think it's just a case of enjoy it for what it is, a bike ride not a training session.   

TheEngineer    pirate
03/06/2012 at 12:33


Doner Kebab    pirate
03/06/2012 at 15:55

just ride over geared - very over geared if necessary - at least you will get iron quads


03/06/2012 at 22:47

Well, unicycle it is, then.  Damn great idea SlowEngineer!

03/06/2012 at 23:03

Tow something. Weight the bike down. Use knobbly tyres

03/06/2012 at 23:05

Cycle with her on the flat but do each hill a couple of times to her one. I used to do this to my ex- he hated it to be fair  but maybe her ego is more robust than his

Blisters    pirate
04/06/2012 at 20:13

Use a fixie!


M...eldy    pirate
04/06/2012 at 21:12


One cycling question and the answer always involves buying another bike  

04/06/2012 at 21:16


Rafiki    pirate
04/06/2012 at 21:25

M...eldy, you say that if its a bad thing

04/06/2012 at 21:51

Try using an MTB.... it may help

I am in a similar position and go and do  my ride, then add a joint ride on afterwards.....

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