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My wife and I used this setup to make a long day trip more manageable for her. If your concern is just to get from A to B (and not improving as a rider), I think it might work quite well. I wouldn't recommend it for stop-and-go city traffic, but on country roads it seemed to work amazingly well for us. Using a spare inner tube (which you'll want ...


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I help my wife up hills all the time so we can ride together with groups that are just a tad too fast for her while I still get some exercise. You have to have pretty good handling skills to do it, and I wouldn't try it off-road, but it's surprising how much of a difference a slight push will make on a hill. I just ride next to her with one hand on my ...


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Ragbrai 450 - 500 miles This fully supported ride (SAG wagons, ambulances, emergency transport) is always the last full week in July. The route varies every year. You start on the west side of Iowa with your back tire in the Missouri River and end with your front tire in the Mississippi. While called a party ride in some circles, note you average 70 miles a ...


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New Zealand: Round Taupo Bike ride - 160km, scenic. Do two laps if if once is not enough. (http://www.cyclechallenge.com/) K2 - 192km Dominated by steep hills. Even the pros run triples. http://www.arcevents.co.nz/k2home/ Le Race: 100km Scenic, big hills (www.lerace.co.nz/) Milford Moutain Classic : 120km . Very scenic, very big hills (sea level ...


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Get the slower cyclist a better bike and the faster cyclists a bike that is going to slow him/her down. When there are winds to consider, have the stronger cyclist take head and create a wind break, let the slower cyclist set the speed which can be done by cycling ahead or by the stronger cyclist paying a lot of attention on the companion. Take breaks ...


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A very obvious way for a faster rider (or one with more stamina) would be to let the slower rider draft. It doesn't need to be tire-touchingly close, just enough for the follower to feel less wind. I think this would allow you to reach an average speed somewhere between the two riders. This sounds like a specific instance. The ride is long enough that you ...



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