Thinking of something exciting to do this weekend? I know it’s either playing online games or a movie marathon, but how about biking with friends or with your family?
Well, that is sort of new to you, isn’t it? If that is and you want to have it as your long-time hobby, you might want to prepare for it ahead of time. Luckily, I have listed down below tips on how you can have a great biking experience.
Tip #1: Buy Bike the Fits Your Height
Yes, without a doubt, a bike that is in harmony with your physique and size is just as important as getting the right reading glasses for you. You may consider the reach and seat height when finding the most suitable bike for you.
Tip #2: Buy the Must-Haves
This is not just about the bicycle because that is an obvious must-have. Aside from the bike, you must also purchase some protective kits and accessories.
- Bike Accessories and Gears
- Reflective Gear/Vest
- Knee Pads
- Head and Rear Lights
- First Aid Kits
- Bike Stand
- Bike Pump
Tip #3: Make sure you have the right saddle
A saddle is a big factor why you feel tired. Imagine having a long ride with an uncomfortable saddle. Choosing the best one must also depend on what kind of biking you want to do. Let’s say road vs mountain bike saddles Those that are for road bikes are basically made from light materials while those for mountain biking are made from durable and stronger materials.
However, no matter what kinds of bike saddles you will purchase, you will always go back to comfortability. Usually, cushioning saddle, a wider and curved saddle with plush padding is bought by some riders as it fits your thighs movements when pedaling and it has spring that may absorb bumps in the road.
Tip #4: Make Sure to Bike Safely
Sure it’s not your first-time biking but your first-time doing it as a hobby. Thus, being extra careful is a must. Protect your head particularly as when worst comes worst, your head might be injured seriously. That’s when protective gears come in. Always make sure to wear a helmet, knee pads, vest, and if biking at night, make sure to turn on your headlights.
Tip #5 Focus on the Road
Pay attention to what is in front of you, and look far enough that you can see ahead possible troubles like road humps and small animals crossing. That way, you can react properly. Do not be distracted by the phone that is in your bike’s phone holder, especially if there are other people pedaling their own bikes with you.
Tip #6 Avoid putting earphones on
Yes, it is heaven biking with your favorite travel songs, but the danger is just everywhere. Let’s say you are listening to your favorite song while on the road with your bike and there’s a big truck just right behind you, what would happen if you could not hear the truck horn? Well, we do not want to dig deep into the possible scenario.
Tip #7: Recharge when you have pedaled enough
Just like your phone battery, when your body has been used enough, you will need to refuel. Make sure that you have some snacks with you and drinks, especially water to re-energize yourself to survive a little more pedaling.
Forget about the online games and movie binge-watching, and start doing something beneficial for your overall well being, like biking. With all the tips are given above, start this life-changing hobby.