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Bike Riding


I took this up after my Naturopath said I wasn't getting enough exercise it really took some time to get my fitness and endurance to an acceptable standard, but it also a good stress release.

1/ One hours bike ride is as good on a mild hilly route as it is on a longger flat ride.

2/ Bordom can be over come by changing routes every season.

3/ Some better bike shops have books available on new routes in your local area that can alleviate boredom of the same route.

4/ Good music playing makes the ride even better.

5/ The ride is more fun when the ride ends at a decent cafe.

Shared by lonewolf on 3/1/08

I think bike riding is a near perfect exercise. I agree with all your points. I like being outdoors and it has the double advantage of being a good way to get around and do small errands (especially if you have a basket or bring a knapsack)

Thanks for sharing that wisdom!

  • By bstarr
  • on 3/3/08 10:07 AM EST