As the weather gets warmer, I have started to get on my bike more and more. The cold winter winds are becoming less frequent and my bike is once again a viable transport option. Here’s my top 5 reasons for riding a bike!
Reason #1: Ridding is Fun!
I love the feeling of whizzing down a hill. The wind in my hair (well, kind of, I always wear a helmet), the sun on my back. Ridding a bike has feeling of freedom that you just can’t get in a car.
Reason #2: Ridding gives you a Great Derrière and Pins to Match!
Ridding is not only a great way to burn calories, it also gives you a great butt and toned legs! I can feel (and see) the difference in my legs if I haven’t ridden for a few days. Sure, sometimes I’m a little sore the next day if I’ve ridden up hill for long periods, or gone on a particularly long ride, but nothing beats having good legs in a pair of jeans. Plus, as an ex-rower, I do have a tendency for my legs to get chunky and ridding puts a stop to this.
Reason #3: All the Hot People Ride!
A male friend once told me he had a crush on a girl who used to ride by his house everyday. He didn’t know her name, but assumed she was exotic because she rode a bike and had tanned legs (possibly a result of riding a bike). Then one day he met her. Now, I’d like to say that she spoke with a Spanish accent and that they rode off into the sunset together, but in reality she was from Oonadatta. So was her boyfriend. But it’s not just attactive everyday people who ride bicycle. Celebrities ride bikes too! Gisele Bunchen is a fan as is her hubby Tom Brady, not to mention Jake Gyllenhaal who can frequently be seen ridding with Lance Armstrong.
Reason #4: Ridding is Cheap!
When compared to paying tolls and filling up a car with petrol, ridding a bike is cheap. Plus, when combined with public transport, you really can go anywhere you want!
Reason #5: Ridding is a Great Way to see a City!
Many cities now have bike tours because because not only are they a great, environmentally friendly alternative to the bus tour, but they also give people the opportunity to get out and explore. Some are self guided city tours, while others are group tours with a host. Bonding over sore legs is a great way to meet people!
Tune in next week to read about my adventures cycling through Adelaide!