my top 3 reasons:Jeff the Bear wrote:As Apposite says, it's the fitness I'm working for. I ride my bike in for 3 reasons:musefreek wrote:different strokes for different folks. some people enjoy taking it all in whilst they cycle.Apposite wrote:Well if you have a long distance you don't want to spend forever on the bike for starters. And if you are having a shower etc why not go at a decent pace? Some days I cycle home in jeans etc. and I just cruise but mostly I enjoy getting a bit of proper exercise.musefreek wrote:f**king hell that's quick. why do you bother cycling so fast?Jeff the Bear wrote:According to mapmyride, I averaged 18 km/h this morning. T'was Brutal mind. Only my 3rd ride in of the season, and the first fro about a month. Felt seriously nauseous when I got in. Just under 30 mins to do 9.47 km (5.9miles).
1. Save money
2. Get fit
3. Help save the planet
...in that order. I come from the masochistic line of fitness that if it's not hurting, your not doing it right. As such, I spend as much time out of the saddle as is humanly possible, pushing as hard as I can (I am on a mountain bike)...which also has the added bonus that my undercarriage doesn't feel like it's gone 10 rounds with John Holmes the next morning.
My best ever was a sub-24 minute ride...and I believe with a stiff wind sat my back, and catching all traffic and lights accordingly, I could do it in 20 minutes.
1. save money
2. help save the planet
3. an excuse to stop for tea and scones halfway