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Getting into Biking

by Bea | October 4th, 2011 | Biking
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My goal is to try to convince you to get into biking. If you are already biking to work or using biking as a source of exercise, feel free to read along. You will probably find yourselves nodding in agreement, and perhaps you may want to leave some tips for non-bikers in the comments!

Alright, so first of all, I have a few suggestions to prompt you to start thinking about biking. How do you get to work? Would it be less than a 40 minute bike ride away? How long do you spend in traffic just idling and wishing people would move? How much do you spend on gas? These are all things that you may want to think about. The more you think about it, the more viable riding a bike may start to sound to you. Biking can provide you with a daily exercise routine, it can save you on costs such as gas, it help you relieve some stress, and it sure beats paying for parking.

You don’t need an expensive bike to do the trick. In fact, any bike will work. Just make sure that it has brakes, okay? Once you start getting into biking, that is when you want to start looking into fancier gear; however, for now, don’t worry about the extras, and just start with something simple. Trust me, a bike does not have to be expensive for it to be a good one. Many people even opt for a single speed bike for ease of┬ámaintenance. These come in handy in the city, because you will not usually find yourself switching into the heavier gears if you are always stopping for stop lights.

Use your bike to get daily tasks done. True, it may take a little bit longer to get to where you want to go, but it could even save you money in terms of parking and traffic lights. Don’t forget, you’ll be getting your exercise in at the same time. I know it’s hard to fit everything into a day, but sometimes you can do a two for one if you bike to do your errands.

Getting into biking is simple; don’t make excuses for procrastinating about doing it.

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All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.