Category Archives: Biking

Adding the ‘Fun’ Back into Biking

bikeMany of us probably learned to ride a bicycle when we were little.  My bike had a banana boat seat, streamers on the handlebars and those colorful plastic things on the spokes that moved as you rode.  For Brad, a bike meant freedom to bike around the neighborhood and explore with friends.  But for us, sometime between being a kid and being an adult, we stopped riding our bikes for fun and pleasure.  Fortunately, we both later picked up cycling as an adult when we got into triathlons (swimming, biking, running). However, competing in tris came with a lot of structure in cycling.  We love racing and going fast on the bike, especially in sprint tris, but something was definitely missing.  We realized it was the pure enjoyment of riding our bike for fun.  We still love to train hard when we are ‘in-season’ and preparing for a tri but Brad has shown me that you can gain some really decent fitness and have a lot of fun in the off-season by looking at cycling differently.  Here are a few things we have done to put the ‘fun’ back in biking. Continue reading Adding the ‘Fun’ Back into Biking