Couldn't you just walk at the pace you preferred? And he would have to slow down if he wanted company?
That does seem like a good solution, doesn't it?
It just seems that the burden of adjusting to a compatible pace for all you should be shared by all of you, not just you and Rhonda.
Would it work to just tell him to slow down? Or is part of being an Italian male of a certain age that you don't take advice easily?
Well, I think of what a bike ride with Peter and Phil might be like, if Phil started going a little too fast, I imagine Peter would calmly sit back and wait for Phil to come back to him, right?
And no, Tullio is definitely not a stubborn guy. If we asked him to go slow he would. I just don't think it would be as fulfilling for him. He is already cutting us a great deal of slack when we hold him to 5 or 6 miles. I'm sure he would find double that much more entertaining. It was kind of cold today, which made it a bit better to pick up the pace for a little warmth and to get back sooner.
Actually, with Phil, he always starts going too fast for me. If I can make it though the first 15 minutes, then things get better. I've been known to accuse him of being anti-social, but he just ignores that.
I keep hoping he'll mellow out as he gets old, but no sign of that yet. :-)
Remembering when Leslie & I tried walking slower when we were on the Appian Way wirth you guys a few years back. It didn’t work. We were left in the dust. Luckily it was an out and back walk. We had the best time looking at all the ancient monuments walking slower.
When the one in front – walking, running, or cycling – is going at a pace that he knows the one in back could do if he wants to, and the one in back fails to keep up, it's the one in back who is being anti-social :-)
I remember walking with my father, say 40 years ago. A strange experience. He lagged behind, and if I tried to slow down to walk with him, he slowed down to to maintain the distance. If I stopped to wait for him, he stopped too. So if I wanted to get anywhere, I just had to keep going, checking from time to time that he was still following.