The joy of the open road includes cycling opportunities. I can’t wipe the smile off my face on days when I train. Shaky legs don’t care because I burn more than calories when I get on my bike. I release stress, hit the pavement hard and give it my all! I have already discovered things that work better for me. Because if I can do it, anyone can I am sharing my Cycling Tips for Beginners to encourage you to sign up for a marathon, or two 🙂
Cycling tips for Beginners
Once you have decided to start cycling, you need to keep in mind a couple of things to make it easy for you. I know I won’t try something twice if something is off. I don’t want anyone quitting so try out these cycling tips for beginners:
You will find bikes all come with different saddles. Try them all and choose the one that is most comfortable and fits you well. Yes, you can add padding to those seats.
Cool mom tip: no need to get the top of the line bike right away. Just think comfort before you are sure you want to invest in more expensive gear.
Have one handy so you can quickly repair any tire issues, so you can continue your journey and enjoy your ride.
Rest it up
It is tempting to go biking every day when you experience the after-cycling energy and overall happiness (endomorphins). But, you need to let your body recuperate and get ready for your next ride. I like to do it a day in between.
Get the right gear
Padded cycling shorts and comfortable tops are a must. The right shoes and clothes make all the difference. So does the right music and accessories to listen to music. I simply can’t do earbuds that fall off and headphones really aren’t running conducive. I love the sweat and water-resistant Bose SoundWear™ Companion® ergonomic neckband speaker that comfortably sits on my neck and shoulders. It moves with me and delivers deep, clear sound.
Keep it fresh
Don’t allow yourself to get bored. Hit a different trail, set a faster pace, reduce the intensity, try a sprint of go for a long run and definitively mix up your tunes!
On ride rest days, work strength, cardio or cross-train with swimming to build endurance and power.
Prevent a Sore Behind:
Every cyclist experiences a bruised feeling on their bottom at some point. More likely, it will happen when you start the sport. Or, after long rides. So, stop bicycle saddle pain with these tips, so that you can keep biking more and longer!
Cool mom tip: don’t forget to hydrate and mount a bottle to your bike for on-the-go hydration.
Pump It Up
Get a goal motivator to get you in your cycling habit. In the beginning, biking was the only time I got to listen to my tunes. I missed music so much in my life that it was a big motivator. Now that I have the Bose SoundWear™ Companion® I love my bike ride time and quite frankly the rest of my day. Now I don’t feel isolated from the world like I used to with earbuds. I feel connected to the world around me, my music, my calls. By the way, calls are crystal clear while I run, even if it is windy or noisy around me.
The Ease of Using the Bose SoundWear™ Companion® Speaker
Like most things these days, a few finger strokes on your iPhone, Samsung phone, tablet or iPad is all you need. I love that the Bose SoundWear™ Companion® is super simple to pair up viaBluetooth® on your Bose® Connect app (downloaded from the App Store or Google Play). All you have to do is follow the voice prompts.
Get ready to be blown away: I can access Siri or Google Assistant with the press of a button, or receive discreet call notifications with personalized vibrations. The icing on the cake is that the rechargeable, lithium-ion battery gives us up to 12 hours of play time, and a quick 15-minute charge gets us another 2.5 hours.