Friday, December 02, 2011
Bikely ( www.bikely.com
) is a terrific resource for cyclists of all levels!
If you're new to cycling you can check out Bikely for routes which other cyclists have already scoped out in your local area. This can give you an idea of what other cyclists have found to be "do-able" routes. You'll find rides of all lengths and levels of challenges. You can double-check a route by driving it in your car first to get an idea of how it might "ride" on your bike.
It's also handy when traveling and cycling as you can see what routes others have taken which can guide you in choosing your route.
You can also "pay it forward" and submit routes of your own to share with others. Have to admit I haven't yet done that...adding it to my "to do" list...lol!
Pretty sure this is an international resource as well so it works 'round the globe. Just happened to think of it today and thought I'd pass it on.
Oh, and I highly recommend Martin Scorsese's new movie "Hugo"( www.imdb.com/title/tt097
)...it is a wonderful fairy tale for young and old on following your dreams, despite all obstacles, and by doing so inspiring others to do the same. Although fitness is nowhere in this movie it is a magical story of paying one's SPARK forward! Just in time for some holiday inspiration!