Winter Bike Riding Tips

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Cycling, Pripare | Comments Off on Winter Bike Riding Tips

ttronslien-9194If you have been cycling all year, you will know how rewarding cycling gives you. But then another season is coming that probably got you thinking; maybe it’s time to take a break from your bike for a while. It is okay to worry about your safety for the coming season but it is not at all something to fear about. It may seem intimidating riding through ice, snow and cold temperatures at first but once you get the hang of it you will realize how rewarding it will be. You never have to get stuck in the traffic (especially this coming Christmas and New Year), never have to wait for ice plowing trucks or paying for oil changes. The benefits are endless.

So with the right information, practice and precautions, you will be able to ride your bike this coming winter, equipped and ready.

Dress right – Perhaps one of the most important things this coming winter would be your clothes. Make sure to purchase valuable winter clothes. Having the right gears and clothes can get you prepared for what’s coming. Staying warm is one of the smartest ways when riding out, so let’s begin with the layers of your clothes.

  • Base – the purpose of base layer is to keep you warm and dry inside. Wear a layer that is not too thin or thick to keep you heated at the right temperature.
  • Outer – Waterproof and soft shell jackets are preferable in winter. Find one that keeps you dry and while still allowing portions of wind to enter.
  • Head – Look for a fleece beanie that can help warm up your head and ears. Just make sure it is the right size to fit inside your helmet.
  • Legs – If you’re comfortable wearing bib tights, wear one.
  • Gloves – Look for cycling gloves with strong grips that will help you grasp on slippery handlebars caused by snow.
  • Footwear – For cyclists, it’s best to use waterproof clipless shoes but if you don’t have one, wear a light hiking boots. Avoid wearing cotton socks as they tend to get warm and wet which will make you uncomfortable.

Ride with the right tires – It’s recommendable that you ride with wider tires. If you’re riding a mountain or a hybrid bike, then you’re in luck. It has more grips that can overcome the snow, grit and sands below. If you’re riding a different bike such as a road bike, there are few bike shops that offer to make slight changes regarding your tires, to make your experience in cycling a lot easier and safer.

Buy lights – It is suggested to get lights in your bike because your visibility to other vehicles is a lot worse when snowing or raining. The brightest rechargeable bike lights you can ever find would be the best. Just make sure the lights are built securely and positioned right so other people can see them easily.

Fenders – Your tires will surely throw snow up at you, so you’re going to need fenders. Fenders will protect you and your bike from unpleasant stuffs down under and will help you remain clean. Your fenders don’t have to be luxurious, choose one that is capable doing the job. Most fenders won’t fit other bikes, so it’s best to use clip-on fenders instead.

Take note, winter is only weather, so don’t let it halt you from cycling. Instead, welcome the challenge and embrace it.

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Preparing to cycling

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Cycling, Mountain Bike, Pripare | Comments Off on Preparing to cycling

Preparing to cycling

The amount of preparing will rely on upon your present wellness level and your destinations. In the event that you are another cyclist and need to ride from Lands End to John O’Groats you will require a great deal more preparing than a consistent cyclist who needs to prepare for a 50 mile philanthropy ride.

In respect to when – ideally before the ride!

You can utilize preparing to enhance your pace and/or your continuance.

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The essential rule of any preparation is to push the body with the goal that it adjusts to the new weights being put on it. There are two primary variables here, firstly you need to push the body harder than you typically do keep in mind the end goal to accomplish any additions and furthermore you have to give the body time to recoup and reconstruct itself after every anxiety session. On the off chance that you don’t do both of these things, you won’t get full esteem out of your preparation.

oxygen-deliveryAs far as enhancing your perseverance you should focus on expanding the term and recurrence of your rides at a given level of exertion. To up your velocity you should expand the power of your riding utilizing interims to push your body’s ability to process oxygen and supplements all the more quickly.

In a broad sense, to build continuance you need to ride more distant than you ordinarily do. Exceptionally straightforward (yet not so much simple). The mystery is to develop by close to 10-15% for each week. That way your body can adapt to the adjustment without getting to be depleted.

As an illustration, how about we say you had an objective ride of 100 miles occurring on first June. Backtrack through the timetable 8 weeks to the start of April. This is the place preparing, in a perfect world, ought to start. Your preparation objective will be to have the capacity to easily (see box) ride 75% of the objective separation (75 miles) as one long ride when of the occasion. In the event that toward the starting you can serenely ride 35 miles then your first-week target would be 40 miles. At that point increase by around 5 miles a week until when of the occasion you are covering a separation of 75 miles.

These preparation separations are for one long ride a week. In any case, to expand your wellness you truly should be riding twice this separation altogether consistently. What’s more, you ought to ride no less than four times each week. Along these lines, for instance, in the last week of preparing you may be hoping to ride one 75 milers and three 25 milers.

Cyclists of all ages ride past the Houses of Parliament during the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle ride in central LondonIn the event that you are preparing for an occasion that covers various days, say a London to Brighton philanthropy ride, you will need to prepare a bit harder. You will be getting up for a long time to rehash your endeavors and hence you should put in more preparing than just to cover 75% of your focused on every day separation.

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