1) Every bike rider needs to take along his/her own pump, tire levers, spare tubes.
2) Thinking the other person has it covered is not a good strategy.
3) Knowing how to do a few basic bicycle maintenance tasks is powerful.
4) Passing this knowledge on to a man...priceless.
5) Bike trainers can be a good investment.
6) The Tour de Cubs is ongoing even as I type (Husband on trainer watching Cubs on TV).
7) I missed out on a lot when I was riding by myself. Okay, I actually learned this before he started cycling, but I'm reminded everytime I ride with him now vs. riding alone.
8) "Let's go at a speed that can be maintained for hours" means something totally different to him than it does to me. "Let's go at a speed that *I* can maintain for hours" is much more clear.
9) "Why are you having trouble keeping up?" isn't meant to be derogatory and is no cause for an argument. He is just seeking to understand.
10) Why I bought my pretty new LeMond carbon fiber road bike still escapes him, but he knows riding it makes me smile because he was right there with me when I was smiling. :)
Yes, I know I owe photos and info on said new bike...patience, my friends.