Cycling Appeal Continues To Grow
Posted by Nancy on October 04, 2012
When you see a group of bikers passing by in their bright colored cycling jerseys and their form fitting cycling shorts do you feel that they are in an entirely different league than you? Do you think that there is no way you could see yourself attired in a similar fashion and doing what they are doing?
If so, perhaps it is because you haven’t really given cycling a try. Every year more and more individuals are finding a passion for the sport of cycling. Whether they choose to get on the bike and ride solo or join a group of few or a group of many, thousands more people each year are putting cycling at the top of their list of desirable sporting activities. One of the great benefits of cycling is that of being out of doors instead of inside a stuffy gym or tucked away in a seldom used area of your own home sweating to an exercise tape or bored to tears on the treadmill. Having fresh air to breath and an exhilarating breeze cross your face makes the experience so much more pleasant. Besides that, cycling is an activity that can burn up to 500 calories an hour which makes it a desirable choice for those who might like to lose some unwanted pounds. Once you get your bicycle and helmet, there is very little that is needed in the way of equipment. Some cyclists prefer to wear gloves when they are riding but that isn’t necessary and is completely a matter of choice and while all those riders in their bright colored cycling outfits look pretty awesome, one can ride in just about anything they choose. The clothing that is produced specially for cycling is typically made with the desirable amount of stretch preferred by riders as well as the ability to absorb moisture. While this is not required it can add to the comfort of your ride.
If you find that you have become fairly unexcited about the physical activity you are currently involved with (or perhaps no exercise at all!) you might want to look into the possibility of joining the huge number of individuals who find cycling to be the answer.