Yes, I'm very lucky to cycle in Arizona year round!! I'm in a few cycling Facebook pages & we have members from just about everywhere & I love looking at their pics, many of them in snow. I've ridden in the rain but that's about as close I get to that. I'm sure if weather & circumstances allow you will find a way to get in some miles. Happy trails!!
You are lucky you can meet up with others. Here in my town people do bike all year... mountain Biking off into the wooded trails, I think my neighbour a young lady communes by bike but oth than that I don't see anyone around town biking in the winter. During the summer I live at my place of employment so I don't really commute..... Unless you call the three minute ride from my cabin to th kitchen a commute! Pleasure riding would be so good to do right now - - but snow and rain and low temperatures keep the bike under the tarp on the balcony.
Thanks for getting the ball rolling :-) I'm hooked on cycling. I have been bike commuting about 75% of the time and add more and more errands to my bike routes whenever possible.
I recently found a beginners group ride (through meetup.com) in my part of town. I went to a free trainer class they had last week and it was interesting. Plus, that bike shop gives everyone who attends the meetup events a 10% discount on merchandise. I got some amazing paniers for about half cost since they were on sale. I've been eyeing some for a few months, but they're about 50 bucks each, I got a very nice set for just over that price w/the discount!! I feel safer w/the paniers since my lunch box fell off my bike once and almost caused me to crash.
Anyone in AZ (W Phoenix area) and want to do a group ride w/me and the meetup group?
Hello - happy new year I am new to the team and now also one of the leaders - wow! I was reading some older posts and this one caught my attention - I was just wondering how everyone is doing with your riding? I agree with the fact that we need to encourage each other - and so I hope I can encourage you - I will sure need it when I replace my bike....
John, I would love to encourage you on your journey and hope that you will do the same for me. I use to be an avid cyclist and was in tip top shape too. Then, I guess I got lazy and just gained a lot of weight sitting around. Now, I'm out on my bike again too. It's awesome fun.
I hope you have a great day today and continue on your road to health and well-being.
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Wayne Dyer
SMALL changes today turn into consistent habits for tomorrow and result in BIG transformations over time.
Awesome John! Go for it! I'm sort of a newbie cyclist. I've been riding pretty hard for about 3 months now. Bought myself (and wife) a road bike around the first of May and I've logged about 550 miles since then. I commute to the office and back every day (only 3.16 miles each way) and I'm up to doing 25 to 30 mile rides 2 or 3 times a week. I try and beat my time to the office each morning (ride as hard as I can) and this morning I crushed my previous best time by 20 seconds. I made it here in 9 minutes and 40 seconds which is averaging around 19.5 mph. My current goal is to get to the place where I can average 18 to 20 over the course of a 30 mile ride, so that I can stay with the group on the big group rides. Since you're a vet, I'd love to hear any sort of advice.
Have a GREAT Day!
Never, Never, Never Give Up!!!
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I used to love cycling, practically lived for it. But three years ago I burned out, lost interest, and spent my days sedentary at my computer job. I've gained 60 pounds and feel like death warmed over.
Now I'm pissed off and determined to be back at my optimal cycling weight by Memorial Day, 2013.
If you're a cyclist too with a long way to go before being in top condition, let's correspond, swap strategies, and commiserate.
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