Hubby told me he'd prefer if I rode with another girl. I haven't decided if that statement is sexist or not yet. I did a quick search on the web on the topic and turns out it's a split decision. Half couldn't care less while the other half disapproved strongly. During my websearch I came across this thread which is freaking hilarious. However, if you have any fears whatsoever about your significant other training with someone of the opposite sex, I'd advise you not to read it.
|so happy together...|
After giving the subject some thought, I find myself being torn. I can see how training with a partner can lead to intimacy, how hours without complications and everyday ups and downs could lead to temptation. Especially if your riding partner is a fox or at the very least not repulsive. I know from experience how huge swings in feelings can bring people close and force a level of intimacy that usually takes years to arrive at. Battling something with intensity, for then to experience victories together create bonds like no other. I learned that courtesy of the armed forces. It also creates a sort of camaraderie that excludes everyone else.
That being said, I don't know how any guy dressed up like these would be remotely tempting, but stranger things have happened. Now, if Scarlett Johansson showed up in spandex... which leads me to my other point; on a personal note, having a female riding partner wouldn't make any difference in this context since I'm batting for both teams.
|you can ride my (imaginary) tandem anytime...|
|you can as well, guess we're getting a triplet!|
I'm calling the middle seat!
It was the oldest story in the book: girl meets boy, girl marries boy, girl and boy take each other for granted, girl and boy stops having coitus, girl gets frustrated, girl meets another boy, girl thinks this new boy is exciting, girl falls in lust with new boy, the first boy finds out, girl has to let go of new boy, girl and first boy find happiness again after learning that trust is a very fragile thing.
While I'm not actively searching for a riding partner at the moment, it would be nice to find someone within biking distance I can holler at when I feel like riding with company for longer than 20 miles. Only time will tell if this happens or not. Until then, I ride happily along solo.