The summer is nearly over and I can’t wait for the fall to arrive. It’s cooler and you don’t get as dehydrated while biking for hours on end. I love riding a bike in the autumn. Cycling is invigorating as it is, and being able to feel the wind at your back rather than a sticky shirt is so much the better.
Get out there while you can. Most people don’t like to ride in the winter. So, spend the fall and get some great exercise before it’s too late. These are my words of wisdom – take it or leave it. But if you are like me, and reading this blog, then you’ll know that it’s the only way to go!
Looking for bikes can be an incredibly fun experience once you’ve narrowed down what type of bike is best for your purposes. Will you be riding your bike on hills and dirt paths, or will you be riding on flat surfaces that are smooth and easy?
It’s important to have a number of different routs to chose from every time you go out for a ride. While it’s easy to settle into a routine that consists of riding only one or two routes, this won’t bode well for the big picture that is your cycling career! Continue reading
Most casual cyclists don’t wear helmets because they don’t see their type of cycling as “dangerous.” However, biking can be dangerous anywhere at any time; whether you’re in a race or just on the road, one wrong move can lead you to fall over and seriously injure your head and other parts of your body, too. Scabs, scrapes and broken bones can heal over time, but the injury that a fall causes to your brain can be severe and permanent.
Most major social networking sites are geared towards the masses, not individual groups of people based on similar interests. While this can be a fun way to interact with my friends while making new ones, too, sometimes I just want to connect with people who share similar interests with me, like sports. I’d love to join a website where I could talk to like-minded cyclists, but I have yet to find a site like this that I enjoy.
It’s summertime, and if you haven’t already hit the trails, it’s probably because you don’t have the right wheels; If you’re down a bike (or a newcomer to biking/cycling) then you should definitely do a little research before you make your next purchase. Bikes, just like cars or any other kind of vehicle, come in a variety of makes and models, and each type is meant to have different specialties and characteristics. Continue reading
If you’re into biking, think about horseback riding this summer. Horseback riding is a fun way to keep in shape and exercise a different set of muscles when you need an off day from cycling. Continue reading
First and foremost, start slow and stay local. If you’re in extremely good shape, you might be able to go more extensive lengths than most people who aren’t as fit as you. Stay in an area that you’re familiar with and stretch before you go out. Whether you go alone or with people, make sure you or someone in your group has a phone in the case of an emergency. Make sure you also bring water to stay hydrated on your ride! Continue reading
Going to the gym all the time can also get dull and boring, so if you need to get out and get some fresh air, biking is definitely a good way to get exercise while enjoying the great outdoors. Other sports can help improve muscle tone, too, but if you’re looking for a way to improve upper body strength without getting into a type of exercise that’s too hardcore, I suggest you try golfing! I like both sports, and I find that both are great ways to exercise outside. Continue reading