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    What would you do?

    Have a little delima and need suggestions.

    Was out riding "Mtnbiking" today and while sitting on a log taking a break enjoying the scenery a biker approached me from the opposite direction.She instantly smiled,dismounted her bike and sat on the log sharing her interest in mtnbiking.She recently moved to the area and showed great interest in the vast trail systems we have in the area.She asked if it would be willing to ride with her so that she could feel more secure while learning the trails.

    Well...surely i would be a good candidate as I've ridden most of the many trails over a 20yr period.I was exactly what she was looking for and as a physiologist she claimed i was down to earth and trustworthy.

    Now the problem! don't laugh!
    This young lady is an exceedingly attractive lady with a very alluring personality.I'm a happily married man celebrating 27yrs of marriage.I was raised in a small mountain community with strong morals and was always taught never spend to much alone time with the opposite sex as to avoid worldly desires.My wife may appose also.

    Without being to rough on me,what kind of advice could you share and take into consideration...this girl is built for speed,active and single.

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    I have been in somewhat similar circumstances myself. I think it comes down to your take. If you strongly feel there could be trouble, avoid it.
    Personally I enjoy the platonic company of young women when Mtbing, Snowboarding etc.
    But these are always just that platonic.
    Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    Have a little delima and need suggestions.

    Was out riding "Mtnbiking" today and while sitting on a log taking a break enjoying the scenery a biker approached me from the opposite direction.She instantly smiled,dismounted her bike and sat on the log sharing her interest in mtnbiking.She recently moved to the area and showed great interest in the vast trail systems we have in the area.She asked if it would be willing to ride with her so that she could feel more secure while learning the trails.

    Well...surely i would be a good candidate as I've ridden most of the many trails over a 20yr period.I was exactly what she was looking for and as a physiologist she claimed i was down to earth and trustworthy.

    Now the problem! don't laugh!
    This young lady is an exceedingly attractive lady with a very alluring personality.I'm a happily married man celebrating 27yrs of marriage.I was raised in a small mountain community with strong morals and was always taught never spend to much alone time with the opposite sex as to avoid worldly desires.My wife may appose also.

    Without being to rough on me,what kind of advice could you share and take into consideration...this girl is built for speed,active and single.



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    Send her my way

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    I'd start by single-spacing my sentences....

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    Maybe you could invite her on a larger group ride so she could meet some other mountain bikers in the area.

    I agree, if you aren't looking for trouble you shouldn't ride with her alone. It sounds like you are definitely attracted to her.

    I started a women's riding group because I found it awkward as a happily married female to ride with only guys (unless my hubby is one of them, which is rare due to our schedules). Fortunately other women came out of the woodwork when the word got out that there were some mountain bikin' chicks looking for riding partners.
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    Marriage simply works against the way we men are hardwired. I am not married because I know i will never say no to an alluring hot chick that comes my way which unfortunatly never happens. But as a matter of principle marriage is doomed to fail in most cases. I think if I was married to the same person for 27 an affair here or there would be necessary to keep sanity. I seriously couldn't imagine being too torn up over it either after so long with the same person.

    I know I sound like I'm trolling here but I am just being brutally honest.
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    your effed,

    unless you can make it a "group" ride.... then your not alone.. people will always talk, and thats what will piss of the wife. assuming she trusts you and you trust here, its all the little birds chirping at her that will make it an issue.
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    Don't tell your wife you know how she would react.

    You are man enough to admit its a challenge being around her, don't proceed. Then you have nothing to tell the wife about.

    Did you get her number or email?

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    GET NEKKID!!!

    Just kidding, I agree with the full disclosure with the wife thing, that one could really bite you in the azz down the road. Does your wife ride? If so, that would be a great way to introduce her to another female, and at the same time point out that you are in a commitment with someone else. Outside of that, find some free time while alone at the house....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    Have a little delima and need suggestions.
    ....I'm a happily married man celebrating 27yrs of marriage.I was raised in a small mountain community with strong morals and was always taught never spend to much alone time with the opposite sex as to avoid worldly desires..
    If this is true, then it should be no issue at all. Your wife should fully understand you guiding a lone young woman on a MTB ride on trails she is unfamiliar with... My wife would actually think I was a ******bag if this happened to me and I DID NOT offer to play trail guide

    ... but one word of advice, I recommend full disclosure, but you may not want to mention she was young and attractive
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    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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    God why couldn't this have happened to me

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    My wife does not ride.She's a business woman who travels a lot and has no issue with me entertaining all my outdoor activities.

    I did receive a text from this young lady suggesting a ride tomorrow.She seems honest and excited about riding.I guess I'm just old-fashioned mainly riding solo and keeping to myself.

    Thanks for the replies

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    You trust her on her business trips she should trust you on the trails. Good defense huh?

    Sneak a pic of this chic in next time you see her.

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    trust the tread

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    You trust her on her business trips she should trust you on the trails. Good defense huh?

    Sneak a pic of this chic in next time you see her.
    Haha! Yea, and then upload it immediately here.

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    Bring a single biking buddy along with you when you ride with her. Or invite several others along on the ride. If she hits it off with one of them then bow out gracefully. Problem solved, and damsel in distress still gets a local guide.
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    Agreed with bringing along more riders.
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    You currently may have nothing to worry about concerning the alluring young lady.
    She has not given you any reason to think she sees you as a riding partner for anything other than trails.
    However, this glimpse you have provided of your current state of mind and your marriage is a bit troubling.
    You view the young lady as potentially more than a new riding partner and are already thinking that going for a bike ride with your potential new riding partner could lead to the destruction of your marriage.
    It would be horrible to chuck in 27 years of marriage for a young, vivacious, attractive female who shares your love of trails and finds you down to earth and trustworthy.
    There's no future in that.
    Best thing you can do for your marriage and sanity and for the entire population of single and attractive female mountain bikers is sell your bike and quit riding.
    I'd also suggest increasing your daily intake of beer, pizza, and ice cream to knock your attractiveness to single female mountain bikers down a few notches.
    It's the kind thing to do.

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    Make her ride in front of you.
    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Resist the succubus by telling her you are a lone-wolf rider or she that she is not part of your wolf pack. Problem solved.

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    Pedal Hard!

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    Geez, 22 posts and no one's stated the obvious:

    Pics or it didn't happen!!!

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    God why couldn't this have happened to me
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    Step 1 send her my way. I am single.

    Seriously though, what you should do is nothing your wife would not approve of.
    That being said, I will assume you disclosed to the alluring girl in some way that you are a faithfully married man. Now the question is would you tell your wife what happened.
    If you have contact info and plan on meeting again, would you tell your wife?
    Would you introduce this girl to your wife?

    You see where this is all going.

    If you would not tell your wife, it is wrong.
    If your wife would not approve, it is wrong.
    If the shoe was on the other foot and it was your wife that met a guy and it would upset you, then it is also wrong.

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    First, consider yourself lucky to have seen one of the most beautiful and rare sights of the natural world... a cute single female mountain biker.

    Second, I think a group ride would be the best way to go about it. Check your local shops, almost all of mine have regular weekly group rides.

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    She probably sees you as a non-threatening, old, married guy. Don't look that much into it. Tell your wife all about it and treat the situation as though you're a coach. If she offers you a trail-side BJ, then you've got a decision to make. Otherwise, you're just thinking about this too much.
    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Dude.. Lets set the stage a little better.

    You have been married for 27 years. So that makes you a little older right? If she is young she probably gravitated to you not because she wanted a relationship, but probably because she saw you as "Safe". She has probably meet a number of "guys" who "ride" only be more focused on hitting on her than actual riding. I expect that this woman is looking go riding. Period end of story.

    Now if you trust in your marriage and your wife. Just tell her what is going on and then think nothing of it. If she trusts you and you trust you things will be fine. I doubt the woman is looking you jump you in middle of the trail.
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    Also, what would you do if this were a guy the same age? Do exactly the same thing, regardless of gender.
    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Ha! Joe - great advice
    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    I would tell your wife about it...not to ask permission but to share your experiences when you are out on the trail (I do this all the time with my wife). If your wife isn't secure enough to let you have a friendly bike ride with a member of the opposite sex or if you think you may stray from your wife then there are other issues there.
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    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Vanity, vanity, all is vanity. Us older guys always fantisize that some young girl would be interested in us. What fools we become.
    Set in your mind that this young lady is the daughter you never had or better yet your sister . Take joy in the oppurtunity to teach someone the joys of MTBing. Introduce her to other MTBers, introduce her to your wife.

    Or if you feel tempted find a polite way to run away, the sooner the better.

    I'd love to hear some female perspective on this subject.
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    Not cheating in marriage is simple, DON'T EVER PUT YOURSELF IN THAT POSITION".

    This is putting yourself in that situation because you are asking questions about it.

    Pawn her off to a single buddy or group ride.

    Or, heck, try to bang her if you are wanting a divorce.

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    Or take her home to see if your wife wants to bang her. Giggity.
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    I wouldn't ride with her, plain and simple. No temptation, no problems.
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    Thinking with the wrong head, guy. Sounds like you already know that. Even if she's a badass rider that might make you a better rider yourself, and you have no interest in other than having a riding partner, we all know that it's still not a valid excuse.

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    If you are hooked into the local scene, point her in the direction of the local women's ride.

    I'm female, married 30 years, and out of respect for my hubby and my marriage, I don't buddy around with other guys, unless he's there and they are his buds. I read lots of other good options - invite others, group rides and so on. For all OP knows, she's going to be slow and harsh his ride anyway.

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    I didn't realize single female mountain bikers existed... sounds kinda like a unicorn.

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    It sounds like your wife won't be 'OK' with it so you have no real choice. My wife would know exactly what I was up to and laugh about it. Then she would co-opt the relationship...the young gal would prefer her to me as a riding partner and tour guide.....so my job would be to haul the food and water and otherwise enjoy the sights. I think it depends on your wife.

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    You are already in trouble if you gotta ask. Been married to a hot young mountain biker now for 16 years.

    I gotta ask; were you riding trails outside of Vegas???

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    not easy to stay married for 27 yrs.
    If you feel tempted, then avoid riding with her. just ride on diff schedule with her, then she will find another partner. like ride earlier, coz u gotta go later. or ride later, coz u r busy ealier, etc..

    if u think ur faith is strong enough, u can try ride with her once or twice. but still, kind of danger I think.
    Im sure she is a fine young lady just loving mtb like u. just avoid playing with fire.

    my experience:
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    approached by hot chick in the middle of trail ---- zero.


    Goodluck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey44 View Post
    Not cheating in marriage is simple, DON'T EVER PUT YOURSELF IN THAT POSITION"....

    It does not work like that. Not cheating is not cheating. It takes self control on the one hand and respect and love for your wife on the other hand. What if this happens at work not on the Mtn bike trail. Do you refuse to work with an attractive co worker? No have some self control. Men (and women also) cheat either because they want to or have no self control.
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    Are we still talking about this? OP says he prefers to ride alone. If this was a young guy instead of a young woman, you wouldn't have exchanged numbers and you wouldn't be asking strangers for advice. You're thinking way too much about this. She isn't into you.

    For all you know, your wife hired her to figure out how you'd handle the situation.
    No, YOU don't understand. You're making an ass of yourself for all of eternity.

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    Maybe she is not even single.

    Let your wife know BEFORE you proceed with any rides with this woman. You know you would want your wife to do the same for you. Correct?

    When you are on a diet (married), don't walk past the donut shop sorta thing

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    riding mtn bikes together != romp in the sack.
    I ride with girls occasionally, and surprise of surprises, I have never done anything besides ride bikes with them.


    You: I found a new riding partner today, its an attractive young woman do you mind if I ride with her?
    Insecure wife: absolutely, you may get busy on the trail, with all that lycra etc...
    Evil wife: No problem, just let me know when you are going out (so she can slash your tires before you go every time)
    Reasonable (slightly insecure) wife: sure, no problem, just bring along someone else
    Perfect wife: Sure we can all go riding together next week, maybe I'll buy you a new bike so you can keep up with me this time.
    typical male fantasy wife: That sounds awesome, and then afterwards invite her back and we can take showers together.
    Reality wife: no
    my wife: Is she hot? Take Vic (friend) with you. If not, just don't crash like you always do.

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    Well, if she lays down her bike, throws off her clothes, and says "take what you want", then grab her bike and get the hell out of there.

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    trail guide

    Send her my way. I've been a trail guide and had to guide rich women from the Ritz Carlton and other high end local resorts. Even know much of the local flora.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Econoline View Post
    Well, if she lays down her bike, throws off her clothes, and says "take what you want", then grab her bike and get the hell out of there.
    Close the thread, we have a WINNER
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    I had a very similar situation. I'm happily married for 10 years, and a neighbor started dating this cute girl who likes to ride, and she asked me if I would take her out to show her around, and also because she doesn't like to ride alone. I was like, "sure....that sounds great...." I would never cheat on my wife (she's cuter than the new girl anyway ) but I know she would not want me to ride with her, either, so I don't. I made excuses the first 2-3 times, I'm busy all weekend or this or that, and very soon after that she found a group to ride with out of a shop, so all is good.

    I usually ride alone, so if all of a sudden this girl started tagging along, it would look very strange. I did tell my wife about her request, and she confirmed it would be a bad idea.

    Don't be a jerk to the new rider, but don't jeopardize your happiness and your wife's happiness to accommodate her. Nothing wrong with a group ride together
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