By Laciann Thomas. Cycling. Published at Tuesday, March 05th, 2019 - 08:18:56 AM.
In January of 2018. with the miles from his commute adding up, Legarreta began searching for a new car that he could drive to the train station. That’s when a work buddy suggested he buy a bike instead. Legarreta wavered at first, but eventually gave in and decided to ride the train partway and bike the rest. Along the way, he developed a love of mountain biking.
As riders get older, they do need a little bit more rest. But it is very individual. You get some 55-year-olds who will happily ride five or six times a week, and you might get a 40-year-old who just feels they need that rest. As a general rule of thumb, the need for rest days does slightly increase as you get older.
From the outside looking in, cycling looks simple—all you have to do is pedal, right? But it can sometimes come off as intimidating. You might find yourself thinking, “Wait, I need more gear?” or simply, “Yikes. Spandex.” But once you take that first ride, we’re sure you’ll be hooked by the sense of freedom, adventure, and joy so commonly felt on the bike. Getting started is easier than it seems, and we’ll let you in on a little secret: You don’t even have to wear spandex if you don’t want. To help, we’ve gathered up five need-to-know beginner cycling tips to keep in mind before you hit the open road.
Among those who don’t ride bikes at all, cycling just seems an eccentric hobby that they’ll just have to look past, like taxidermy. Oh and prepare for plenty of people asking ‘why?’ when they uncover that you decided to ride 100 miles for fun on Sunday.
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