Cycling relationships happen, riding along looking at each other’s butts in spandex it is no surprise cyclist often end up dating.
The problems arise when someone is stressed about power zones etc. This leads to the classic “can I come” and “are you sure” situation which rarely turns out well.
I personally remember one such situation that resulted in a 110km gravel road ride around a lake that contained a lot of pushes, two frustrated people, and an arrival home well after sun down.
Any cycling couple with similar goals can find this type of synergy.
You don’t have to be struggling racers; from simply biking to lose weight or to be on the national team, having similar goals helps.
An athlete that does a different endurance sport has many of the positives and avoids some of the drawbacks, the biggest issue with this alternative is that it can be really hard to meet an athlete that does a different sport.
Another alternative is a retired cyclist, if you are a serious racer then dating someone who was also a serious racer but is now only riding recreationally can work really well.
One of the biggest potentially positives or negatives of dating a fellow cyclist is riding together.
If you are both recreational riders that are not stressed about power zones, training programs, or winning races then being able to ride with your partner could be a huge positive.
Road trips are a blast I love to travel, often on the go, but consider myself very down to earth and don't mind spending an evening at home snuggling to a movie or T.
We meet on Sep 9th, 2013 and we're married from May 9th, 2014.
Similarly if you are both stressed about power zones, training programs and winning races then riding together can be really enjoyable.