My first ride was 1 mile. Before the summer was over, I was doing 50. Find someone you love to ride with, vary where you ride, make it an adventure, and take as many breaks as needed (they will get farther apart as you ride more).
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lol don i was gonna say you listen to music while riding must be nuts...where I walk there are no vehicles allowed only horses, bikes, and walking but I don't even listen to music walking down there it's for the most part safe but there's been some issues in the past assaults rapes etc and i don't do anything that would inhibit my ability to get to my gun before they get to me. I like the thought of being somewhere inspiring etc and this definitely is one of those places. I have pictures on my facebook but to many to post here it's the largest manicured park in the country called fairmount park if you're interested in seeing the pictures i'll gladly link you to them
Sometimes WHERE you bike can make a difference. If you can, try to bike in a place where the surroundings are particularly inspiring or appealing. Consistency is the key...don't allow too many days to pass before you PUSH yourself onto that bike. Music also helps me sometimes. While I never actually listen to music while riding, I DO tune into my own inner "radio" of sorts and crank up a tune that motivates me.
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funny you say that, I just bought string cheese for the first time in ages today...I have a 70oz camelback that i use so i'm pretty good about staying hydrated. I used to be a firefighter and some lessons never leave you but I wish i had that mmmph to just be like screw it and get out anyway
Take it slow and easy. If this helps, I fuel up on my favorite food that will stick with me, before I ride. 1 Tb. peanut butter, ww bread slice, 1/3 banana, milk. I drink water prior to riding (hydrating). If I haven't been on the mountain bike for several days, my first ride is a slow, enjoyable, maybe 3 miles of trails. If you can only go one, go for it. I think all of us have taken a look at our bikes and said "really, you think i want to ride?" My friends and I enjoy the jelly belly Sports beans, for a quick refuel after riding awhile, but water is really important. Just get out and have fun with your bike. I started riding seriously, later for me. Your young, get out and have fun with it. And you'll collect bike friends via a club, or trail..which is lots of fun!
I know that cycling is quite possibly one of the most efficient exercises you can do for yourself and last year when admittedly I was much more interested in losing this weight I got a specialized hardrock, I've come to a point where i'm perfectly healthy just heavy my blood pressure blood sugar cholesterol etc are all perfect but i'd like to be in better shape even if that means strong and heavy but every time I look at my bike sitting there i suddenly get tired and unmotivated. I really need someone to give me some advice on beating that scenario. I also know from experience that I won't be posting much more than a mile or so for a while because my body is just not accustomed to using all those muscles at once and even with a camelback and sugar free tart cherry juice fatigue sets in very quickly
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