A Beginner's Cycling Journey: Part 6 - Words of Wisdom!

I’ve been out on rides with a number of experienced riders, including one coach.  Each gave me different advice – some conflicting.  I’ve now found my own way of doing things; a way that seems to work for me.  It may not be technically correct, but I’m happy with it.  I manage to get up the hills (just) and down the hills (without too much braking!) However, here are some words of wisdom (from those with more experience than me)  I repeatedly say to myself when I’m out riding.

 

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A Beginner's Cycling Journey: Part 6 - Words of Wisdom!

I’ve been out on rides with a number of experienced riders, including one coach.  Each gave me different advice – some conflicting.  I’ve now found my own way of doing things; a way that seems to work for me.  It may not be technically correct, but I’m happy with it.  I manage to get up the hills (just) and down the hills (without too much braking!) However, here are some words of wisdom (from those with more experience than me)  I repeatedly say to myself when I’m out riding.

 

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A Beginner's Cycling Journey: Part 4 - Someone to Ride With

Although I began to enjoy riding, I found it quite lonely.  The countryside was stunning and the time for me was soul searching and cleansing.  However, there’s something about exercising with a friend or a group.  So, I set out to find a group.  My fitness was at a decent level because of running. I wanted to cycle with a group to learn and become more confident, as well as make friends.   

 

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A Beginner's Cycling Journey: Part 3 - The Bike!

When my father passed away two and a half years ago, I wanted to get something that would remind me of him.  After much thought and consideration, I decided upon a bike.  My thinking being, whenever I ride around this stunning countryside, he would be with me and I would think of him. 

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