Last week’s Question of the Week, a suggestion from Tech guru Jim Langley (who, like me, has a non-riding wife), asked:
If your partner is NOT a cyclist, do you feel guilty when you’re out riding?
Turns out, there’s a fair amount of “riding guilt” out there. 10% answered: “Yes, and I ride a lot less than I would like to because of it.” Another 15% chimed in: “Yes, and so much that I sometimes cut rides short.”
Another 6% weighed in with: “Yes, but I am not going to stop riding where and how I want.” (I love the chutzpah of this group, but that simply won’t work for many of us, I’m guessing!)
Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority (48%) chose: “No. They have their things they do and I have mine.”
Another 12% said, “Not at all.”
After this question was posed, I heard from a couple of readers who wanted to flip the issue around and ask about those readers whose partners DO ride. So here’s this week’s question:
If Your Partner Does Ride, How ‘Riding Compatible’ Are They with You?